Articles & News Coverage

This section contains articles our doctors have written, as well as appearances in the media.

checkmark Double board-certified plastic surgeons, doctors Yamini and Svehlak were featured in this month’s Modern Man edition of Angeleno to celebrate 15 years of partnership and dedication to their patients. Read more…

checkmark LA plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Yamini was quoted in a piece on,“Californians Lead in Searches for Plastic Surgeons on Vitals: Residents of Golden State research plastic surgeons at 100 times the rate of most states.”

Excerpt: A whopping 20 percent of plastic surgeon searches in California come from Los Angeles, where Hollywood’s pressure to look like a star is felt by many of its residents. Dr. Daniel Yamini, a prominent plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, says many of his patients are actors and actresses trying to compete in the entertainment industry.

But Yamini also believes the high demand for plastic surgery in his state has a lot to do with the value all Californians place on looking good. “While certainly a healthy portion of our business comes from patients working in the entertainment industry, you must also consider California’s overall focus on health and beauty as one of the driving forces behind these figures,” said Yamini.

checkmark LA plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Yamini was featured in the Fall 2011 issue of New Beauty Magazine. Click each article below to view it as a PDF.

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checkmark LA plastic surgeons Dr. Yamini and Dr. Svehlak were featured in the Fall 2011 issue of New Beauty Magazine. View their profile (PDF).


checkmark On July 19th, 2011, photos from a recent belly button surgery performed by Dr. Yamini was featured in the CBS news article, “13 Bizarre but Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures“.

Is it possible to turn an outie into an innie? Sure is – most outie belly buttons are actually small umbilical hernias.



checkmark Dr. Yamini was quoted in the LA Times in an article “LIPO FOR A SIZE 2: Liposculpture does more than remove fat. Good thing too, when there’s not a lot of fat available” by Kavita Daswani (March 16, 2008). The article discusses how VASER High-Definition Liposculpture is used not only to remove fat but “also to create a highly defined and sculpted look.”

“Instead of simply thinning out the fat on certain parts of the body, the surgeon is attempting to … sculpt the fat to match the contours of the underlying muscle,” said Dr. Dan Yamini of Sunset Cosmetic Surgery in Beverly Hills. “It allows for a much more lean and chiseled look that until now could only be achieved through a very aggressive diet and exercise plan.”

View a PDF version of this article.


checkmarkLA plastic surgeon Dr. Yamini wrote an article titled “What’s the Skinny on Plasma Resurfacing? Physicians are looking for new resurfacing alternatives that are as effective as ablative lasers but with fewer shortcomings” that was published in the December 2007 issue of Plastic Surgery Products Magazine. View a PDF version of the article.



checkmark Dr. Svehlak was featured in National Enquirer Magazine‘s July 30th 2007 issue discussing tummy tucks.

checkmark Plastic surgeon Dr. Yamini was featured in Stuff Magazine’s May 2007 Issue in How to Buy… A New Face. The article offers tips on how to avoid the “done” look when getting a face lift.

checkmark One of Dr. Svehlak’s patients was featured in an article titled “Cosmetic Surgery Goes ‘Mini’: New less invasive techniques are just as effective and easier on the pocket” by Debbie K. Swanson Patrick on The article reviews the latest less-invasive techniques available for more natural-looking results and less downtime and is geared toward people older than 50.

checkmark LA plastic surgeons Dr. Yamini and Dr. Svehlak were both featured in Elle Magazine’s April 2007 issue in “We Have Lift Off,” an article about the latest techniques in facelifts and how Portrait Skin Regeneration fits into the picture.

checkmark Dr. Yamini and Dr. Svehlak were both featured experts in Black Men Magazine’s April/May 2007 issue. In Passport: Your Health by Dr. J Pinnace, the LA plastic surgeons were asked about the most popular procedures for African American men.

checkmark The Los Angeles plastic surgery practice was featured in two segments on the KTLA Morning Show on March 13, 2007, to discuss Juvéderm® in Los Angeles and Endermologie®.

checkmark Board-certified surgeons Dr. Svehlak and Dr. Yamini were quoted as Los Angeles plastic surgeons discussing Cosmetic Surgery Vacations in Health & Fitness Sports Magazine’s February 2007 issue. The article reviews some of the risks associated with surgery abroad, which has become a trend in recent years. Read article.

checkmark Dr. Svehlak, a respected Los Angeles plastic surgeon, was mentioned on October 25, 2006 on the Today Show when Tara Reid was the featured guest. Tara discussed the botched plastic surgery she had by another doctor in 2004, and how she conducted an exhaustive search for a good surgeon before finally finding Dr. Svehlak, who was able to correct it for her.

checkmark LA plastic surgeon Dr. Svehlak was mentioned on the Tyra Banks show when Tara Reid was the featured guest. The show aired October 31, 2006.

checkmark Dr. Svehlak was interviewed recently for Access Hollywood regarding the corrective surgery he did on Tara Reid. The footage aired Wednesday, October 25.

checkmark Dr. Svehlak was featured in the Oct 11, 2006 US Weekly because of the revision work he did to correct Tara Reid’s previously unsatisfactory plastic surgery (her initial breast and lipo surgery was performed by another doctor in 2004). With Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Svehlak’s help, Tara was able to “get her confidence back.” Read excerpts from this articletara_blog

checkmark Plastic surgeon Dr. Yamini had an article on scarless breast reduction featured in LA Health News.

checkmark Dr. Svehlak was featured on Dr. Phil Wednesday, January 4, 2006, on the “Unforgettable Weight Loss Stories” episode, where they spoke to a guest named Jennifer about post-weight loss body makeover surgery. The surgery involves a body lift, which is used to remove excess skin left after massive weight loss.


checkmark Los Angeles plastic surgery expert Dr. Svehlak was featured on KTLA Morning News on November 15, 2005, in a segment called Beauty by the Numbers. The topic of discussion was which procedures to consider as we age.

checkmark Dr. Svehlak appeared on ABC’s The View in September 2005 to discuss teen elective surgery guidelines for both parents and teens to consider. He spoke about when the teen plastic surgery is appropriate and other cases when it should be postponed until the teen is both physically and emotionally more mature.


checkmark Dr. Yamini, who lends his expertise to surgery-based television programming, was one of the lecturers from the teams of Extreme Makeover and Dr. 90210 who presented some of his plastic surgery secrets for effective liposuction on Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the Cosmetic Enhancement Expo in Los Angeles.

checkmarkPlastic surgery experts Drs. Svehlak and Yamini co-authored an article titled “Facial Reshaping using Minimally Invasive Methods,” which was published in the March/April 2005 issue of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal. You can download the article as a PDF by clicking here.

checkmark Dr. Yamini and Dr. Svehlak co-authored an article titled, “Surgical Strategies for the Body: How to Select the Right Procedure from a Wide Spectrum of Surgical Options,” which was featured in Plastic Surgery Product Magazine’s May 2005 issue.

checkmark Dr. Yamini was featured in the March 31, 2005, issue of West Hollywood Independent in an article titled “Me and My Botox.”


checkmark The plastic surgeon LA patients trust, Dr. Svehlak was featured on Entertainment Tonight March 19 and 20 in an exclusive tummy tuck episode on the infamous Beth Smith, who is Dog The Bounty Hunter’s wife. He was also featured on their hit A&E show, Dog The Bounty Hunter in the new season which began airing April 5, 2005.

checkmark Aesthetic Surgery Journal (the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) published an article in its December 2004 issue titled “The Volumetric Face Lift,” which was co-authored by Drs. Svehlak and Yamini. Click here to read the article, which explains why the face lift technique used in this practice helps to create beautiful and natural-looking results.


checkmark Dr. Yamini and Dr. Svehlak were both featured on E!’s TV show seriesDoctor 90210 in its first season, and also occasionally in season 2. The series began in July 2004. The first episode featuring them aired Sunday, August 8, 2004.


checkmark Dr. Yamini and Dr. Svehlak both appeared on Entertainment Tonight on Saturday, February 28, 2004. Drs. Svehlak and Yamini were featured as experts on BOTOX® and injectables such as Radiesse®, Restylane®, and collagen.

checkmark Check out the article that featured both Dr. Yamini and Dr. Svehlak: “Secrets of the Trade: Three Physicians Reveal How to Maintain a Busy and Successful Cosmetic Practice in Los Angeles,” in the May 2003 issue of Plastic Surgery Products Magazine.

checkmark Click here to read Dr. Svehlak’s article “The Perfect Lips: In Search of Size and Shape”from the September 2003 issue of Plastic Surgery Products Magazine.

checkmark Click here to read the article, “Eyebrow Elevation,” an article focusing on brow lifts co-authored by Dr. Yamini in the September 2003 issue of Plastic Surgery Products Magazine.