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Dr. Steven Svehlak attended the University of Connecticut, where he received a bachelor of science in biology. He received his medical degree at New York Medical College in 1994. While at medical school, he was introduced to many different areas of medicine but ultimately chose surgery.
During his five years in general surgery residency at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, Dr. Svehlak was introduced to the art of plastic surgery. He was immediately intrigued with the field, as he found himself being able to work with patients directly as a plastic surgeon and help them reach the image they desired. He further pursued his ambition and training, and received his specialty training in Plastic Surgery at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
“Not only will I be able to restore beauty and function,” shared Dr. Svehlak, “but also improve a person’s self-image and confidence.”
Some may feel that graduating from medical school, becoming a surgeon and a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon (720/69), or even running a successful plastic surgery office would be Dr. Svehlak’s greatest achievement. And yes, while these are great achievements and milestones, none compares to that of meeting his wife, Wendy, and the gift of their beautiful daughter, Genevieve!
An established, and in-demand plastic surgeon in LA, Dr. Steven Svehlak grew up in the small quiet town of Oxford, Connecticut. His greatest achievement is that of creating a beautiful and joyous life with his family. His family is his life!
The Future of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery with Dr. Steven Svehlak
“The field of cosmetic plastic surgery has been progressing rapidly over the last several years with introductions to new therapies such as new neurotoxins, fillers, and new non-invasive body and facial treatments. The future of this field will always advance based on the demands of our patients. They demand more non-invasive treatments, with less downtime and more natural, long-lasting results.
People lead busy lives and can’t afford the recovery and downtime associated with traditional surgery. I believe new therapies, such as Nano-fat and stem cell technologies, will become more common as part of our armamentarium to offer our patients.
Although still controversial, the regenerative potential of these treatments are being proven in many clinical studies throughout the world, not only for cosmetic and plastic reconstruction but also to treat many diseases including osteoarthritis, blindness, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases.
This is an exciting new era we are entering.
Of course, there will always be a need for surgery to treat certain cosmetic and reconstructive problems. These include breast reconstruction after mastectomy, facelifts for the aging face (but this can be postponed by treatments with non-invasive and less invasive therapies), breast lifts and reductions, tummy tucks, and reconstruction for trauma.”
The relationship you build with your plastic surgeon, Dr. Svehlak, will begin with your consultation. He considers the following four factors most important during the first appointment:
Dr. Svehlak is also a skilled specialist in Los Angeles for liposuction, liposculpture, fat grafting, tummy tuck, minimal-incision natural breast augmentation, and female and male breast reduction. His expertise also includes skin cancer removal and reconstruction, reconstruction after mastectomy, revision breast surgery, and hand surgery.
After having one child and then suffering several miscarriages over the next few years my body was shot. I had a worn-out tummy that always looked sort of pregnant because it actually had been for so long. I loved my child, but I hated it when people asked me when I was due with my next one. It was embarrassing and extremely depressing. I had tried very hard to have another baby and I felt like people were either judging me for not having one or excitedly misinformed because of the way my tummy still protruded through clothes. I was diligent with dieting and exercising but perhaps because I was in my early 40’s my body was just not coming back.
I decided that I needed professional help to get to where I wanted to be. My self-esteem was low and I felt defeated. A Mommy Makeover at Sunset Plastic Surgery was the right choice for me. I had a tummy tuck & liposculpting around my midsection and legs. The recovery wasn’t easy but it was worth it. My doctor prepared me with what to expect so I worked through it and in about 6 weeks I was bikini shopping in Hawaii with my family. It was a lovely vacation and not one person asked me if I was pregnant. 😉
Procedure : Mommy Makeover + Tummy Tuck + Liposculpting
Surgeon : Dr. Svehlak
This is a 24 year old male from Los Angeles, CA, who was concerned about his large nose and unbalanced small chin. He consulted with Dr. Svehlak to review his concerns and plan a treatment.
Dr. Svehlak performed a closed rhinoplasty to reduce the size and reshape the nose. In addition, he had an extra-large sized Flowers Mandibular Glove silicone chin implant placed to help balance out his lower face. He was very happy with the final more chiseled masculine look.
Procedure : Chin Implant + Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
Surgeon : Dr. Svehlak
This is a 47 y.o. female from Glendale who was done having children and now wanted a Mommy Makeover. She wanted a tighter flatter tummy, with perkier breasts, and curvier body contours. She sought consultation with Dr. Svehlak.
Dr. Svehlak performed an abdominoplasty with removal of loose skin and tightening of her abdominal wall muscles. In addition some liposuction and contouring was done around the hips, flanks, and abdominal wall. She was very happy with her results. At a later date she had a breast lift and additional liposuction.
Procedure : Mommy Makeover + Abdominoplasty +Breast Lift + Contouring with liposuction
Surgeon : Dr. Svehlak
Dr. Steven Svehlak, MD, FACS, is one of the leading plastic surgeons in LA and is the co-founder of Sunset Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in precision cosmetic enhancements of the breasts, body, and face. Dr. Svehlak is double board certified (plastic and general surgery) and highly experienced in repairs and corrective plastic surgery. Dr. Svehlak has performed more than 5,000 cosmetic procedures to date.
Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons – “F.A.C.S.” stands for Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Dr. Svehlak appeared in Newsweek Magazine’s 2011 Top Physicians Showcase. He is also very proud that Sunset Cosmetic Surgery was recognized by Allergan as a Black Diamond level provider, which indicates the practice is among the TOP 1% of BOTOX® providers in the nation.
Dr. Svehlak has been featured in New Beauty Magazine and has been quoted in a variety of magazines including US Weekly, Elle, Stuff, Health & Fitness Sports Magazine and Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
As one of several well-respected plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, Dr. Svehlak is often invited to speak about his specialties and techniques. His list of presentations includes:
“Zafirlukast (Accolate): A New Treatment for Capsular Contracture” Co-Authored with S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, Richard Ellenbogen, MD, Michael N. Desvigue, MD and Robert Heck, MD in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, July/August 2002
“Management of Blunt Splenic Trauma in Patients older than 55 Years of Age,” Journal of Trauma, January 1999
Read Dr. Steven Svehlak’s many patient testimonials to learn more about why his patients refer to him as the best plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills!
I’m SO glad I chose Dr. S to do my lower lid blepharoplasty. He took off my extra skin, removed the fat pads below my eyes and injected fat into the deep creases under my eyes that just made me look more tired than just having the dark circles. You don’t even notice the scars! It gave me such a smoother look than what these pictures show. I had my procedure done in May and I waited to write my review in case there were complications, but there were none and I’m beyond happy with my results!
- AAM, Los Angeles
Dr Yamini did an amazing job with my lipo/fat transfer. My curves are amazing and skin is smooth without imperfection, he definitely was meticulous and took his time to be sure everything came out perfect. He and the office staff are super friendly and put your mind at ease. After seeing my results my friends and mom are going to use him as well. Great doctor definitely recommend.
- Alicea, NYC
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