Meet Michael Schwartz MD, Plastic Surgeon Los Angeles
Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Michael Schwartz specializes in state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery of the face, including plastic surgery of the face and neck, eyelids, nose, breasts and body. He performs liposculpture of the face and body. Dr. Schwartz offers breast augmentation, lifting and reduction, and abdominoplasty. He incorporates the meticulous closure techniques learned in facial plastic surgery in all aspects of breast and body procedures. Dr. Schwartz has extensive experience with all fillers including autologous fat, semi-permanent Radiesse®, and Juvéderm® Injectable Gel/Restylane®.
Dr. Schwartz has undergone extensive training as a cosmetic plastic surgeon. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry in 1978 from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, he went on to earn his M.D. in 1982 from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. He then completed two years of internal medicine training at the LAC/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, followed by five years of training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California, and one year of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at the University of Illinois and USC. Dr. Schwartz studied the tumescent technique of liposuction and liposculpture in the 1990’s and was one of the first in the Los Angeles area to incorporate laser technology with the SmartLipo™ laser. Dr. Schwartz then took an additional year of training in Cosmetic Surgery concentrating on breast augmentation, breast lift and reduction surgery and the newest techniques in abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery.
Dr. Michael Schwartz is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO). He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Schwartz’ Philosophy
Dr. Michael Schwartz’ overall philosophy as a cosmetic plastic surgeon is to achieve natural looking results that address the patient’s goals while avoiding, as much as possible, any and all telltale signs of surgery. There are many people walking around today with obvious surgical changes. In Dr. Schwartz’ opinion, these do not enhance a person’s natural attractiveness. He feels surgery is a success only when the goals of rejuvenation are met and it is nearly impossible to tell that the patient has undergone plastic surgery. To this end, his objective is to always achieve a natural, un-operated look that meets the patient’s desires.