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Steven Teitelbaum, MD

93.6% Patient Satisfaction based on 993 ratings

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2 stars (16)
1 star (9)
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About Steven Teitelbaum:

Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Teitelbaum is an experienced cosmetic surgeon practicing in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Teitelbaum is renown for creating beautiful, natural looking results that do not look fake, or "over done". His artistic taste and technique will give you outstanding results without telltale signs of plastic surgery.

Dr. Teitelbaum is the Treasurer and Legislative Committee Chairman of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as Board Member of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation. He has advocated for the rights of plastic surgery patients on Capitol Hill, the state capitol, and in front of the FDA. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine and has been active in private practice in Santa Monica since 1995.

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

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1301 20th St, Suite 350 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Steven Teitelbaum, MD Reviews (532)

Face Lift

from start to finish everyone in the office could not have been nicer, more accommodating and considerate. The results are natural and I am thrilled. I am still recovering and know if I am unhappy with any aspect of the end result, the doctor will tweek whatever is necessary. I am planning on returning in the future to retune as needed and will and am happy to share the doctor with all my friends! It was easy and painless and I love the results!

Breast Augmentation

All the staff including the surgeon were invested as well as interested in my well being, ensuring that I gain the best results possible. Every question was answered even before I asked. From all the talks I had with my mother, has gotten her interested as well, for other procedures. This is a huge step for me and I want to know everything possible so that I am comfortable every step of the way.

Tummy Tuck

Dr T made me feel very comfortable. I spoke with 3 office staff before I made the appt and all were very informative and did not make me feel rushed like another office I called. I had to meet Dr T in order to see if he gave off good energy and he did.

Breast Augmentation

I came into the consultation already knowing what I want and how I wanted to go about the procedure. I was given an estimate price when I had sent out the email about my interest and consultation. Also, what helped alot was all the information provided on the website. Pretty much answered all my questions and helped me make a choice prior to the consultation which not only saved me time, but you guys as well. Another thing I really enjoyed was the comfortable setting and the friendly staff.

Breast Implant Removal

I’ve had 2 breast augmentations and consulted with tons of doctors. My first two experiences were less than stellar. I thought it was impossible to have a successful surgery. Dr teitelbaum was compassionate, listened, gave me all options and was very clear about results. He and His staff called me pre and post surgery. I am so happy with my results! I could not be happier.

Breast Augmentation

Doctor and staff are friendly and professional. I have exactly what I want which are full natural looking breasts. I couldn't be a happier. His staff is wonderful, especially April who I interacted with the most. Surgery was surprisingly easy as was recovery

Mommy Makeover

Everyone in this practice is so kind and caring. I really have felt taken care of here. I love that I can email April or Vicki so easily and they are so quick to get back to me on a question. Truly it has been a great experience, and I am so grateful. Thank you so much. X

Breast Augmentation

Answered all my questions thoroughly as there were wrong questions. Trust worthy and honest and never pushed something on me that I didn’t want or need

Breast Lift

Great staff, made me feel comfortable, Dr. T really listened to all my concerns, great follow up post-op

Male Breast Reduction

The staff was warm and friendly and treated me with genuine respect. The pre-op procedures were explained to me clearly and carefully. When I had to change the date of the procedure at the last minute due to a family emergency, they were incredibly responsive and helpful. I was in his office numerous times because of the minor post-op infection I had, and each time there was virtually no wait to see Dr. T, and he made sure that I kept coming back until the problem was resolved.

Breast Augmentation

Surgery especially plastic is not easy, this was my first time doing any type of surgery, at first i was so scared and had doubts but after meeting the doc and the team i felt so calm about it all and realized this is the right decision with the right doctor


the doctor and staff were very lovely and I thought answered questions well. I think we will work with them

Breast Reduction

Staff was wonderful, I like Dr. Teitelbaum very much and felt in good hands the whole time. Vickie was great to work with as well. reducing vey large breasts and lifting them back up to where they belong might be the most satisfying surgery ever, love the results.

Breast Lift

Amazing nurses, the surgeon as well as the anesthesiologist were very approachable and personable.

Breast Augmentation

highly satisfied with doctor's credentials, surgical expertise and aesthetics of before and after pictures. in comparison to 5 consultations i had with other doctors, the consultation i had with dr. teitelbaum was the least informative. he was friendly and comforting and answered all my questions but in comparison, other doctors went over a specific agenda and were very informative about the questions i had over the procedure - their answers covered general information as well as specific answers to why he/she personally suggests a certain method at their practice. it did not feel like dr. teitelbaum was trying to 'sell' me anything, whereas other doctors felt like they were overselling for me to choose them as their doctor. when i asked a question that turned out to be a myth, he was quick to shut down what i had asked and said it was a myth without explaining why. after i did some research, turns out he was right - i didn't doubt his answer because i had read so much about his expertise as a leader in his field but it would have been comforting to have him explain the reasons to me. other concerns were that reviews suggested he was arrogant. i didnt particularly find this but i guess the best doctors never have to sell their practice and will always have patients at their door so i dont mind this attitude as long as i am getting the doctor that is best at what he does.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Teitelbaum did an amazing job and his entire staff are something any office would envy. I always felt welcome and that any question not matter how small was answered with respect and quickly. My results have been incredible. I had very little pain and my recovery was easier than I had mentally prepared myself for. His use of new techniques really pays off!

Breast Reduction

I came for a breast reduction. I was pushed into liposuction and a lift on one side instead. This did not reduce my breast size, only removed their fullness. I developed a 4 month inflammation reaction from the invasive liposuction. After many visits, I had a normal reduction procedure 18 months later at additional cost. My very asymmetrical larger breast was reduced so much that it is now very much smaller than my other breast which he was trying to match in size. The nipple is located higher, and is smaller, and the two breasts are very unmatched. My scars are large and purple and unsightly. I now wear padded bras to try to make my breasts look symmetrical. I feel somewhat disfigured.

Breast Augmentation

I was highly satisfied because I liked and trusted Dr. Teitelbaum and thought he did a great job with my surgery. I trusted his sense of aesthetics, and thought he did a great job of communicating, using metaphors that really helped me understand what to expect, and what was possible to achieve given my anatomy etc. He was very friendly and patient, I liked his office, and I thought all of the written materials were thorough and clear (maybe too thorough though, they were overwhelming and sometimes repetitive, but better to have too much info than not enough of course!). I felt very comfortable going into surgery in terms of knowing I'd be in great hands physically with Dr. Teitelbaum and the medical staff (nurse, anesthesiologist etc). I did *not* have a great experience with his office staff leading up to the surgery, to the point where it weighed on me on the morning of the surgery, but I felt my overall rating should reflect my actual experience with the doctor and the actual results of my surgery (which are beautiful so far). The patient coordinator was very hard to reach, never seemed to remember who I was or what my circumstances were, and overall not super friendly or helpful. I ended up running almost all of my pre-op issues and questions through my nurse, even the non-medical ones, because she was so nice and efficient. The other issue with staff was that I was asked by the anesthesiologist to come in significantly earlier than my originally estimated call time (which was fine) but when I got there in the morning there was no one at the front desk, and when the front desk receptionist came out she clearly wasn't expecting me and blankly asked who I was and what I was there for. There had been a miscommunication on their end, and they did start doing intake stuff pretty quickly after that, but there was never a moment where she acknowledged or apologized that they hadn't been prepared for whatever reason for my assigned arrival time. Not a great way to start your surgery day.

Breast Augmentation

Actually i were highly satisfied with my surgery experience. i felt comfortable with recovery process and happy with natural result. There is one thing i would like the practice to spend a little time to a patient during follow up visits.

Breast Augmentation

I appreciated that my concerns as a patient were taken into account. I also felt that I was able to be well informed via the surgical patient packet which had a lot of useful information to let me know what to expect before, during, and after my surgery. I feel my overall results are exactly what I was hoping for and I am so happy that I chose this office.