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Best Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills: Choose Applebaum MD

Beverly Hills is well known for its high-end fashion, and as the home of famous and beautiful people. If you are considering plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, there are so many surgeons to choose from; so how do you decide which one to choose?

Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

Here’s a checklist to help you select the best plastic surgeon for you. 

(Spoiler: Dr. Robert Applebaum meets every checkmark on this list and more!)

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon 

Dr. Applebaum is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been since 1994. What exactly does that mean? And why is this important? 

This means that the surgeon has completed the necessary training and has passed a comprehensive written and oral examination in all plastic surgery procedures.  In order to achieve this certification, a surgeon must also have graduated from an accredited medical school, and completed a minimum of additional training as a resident surgeon.

The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) vs. the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS): What’s the Difference? 

This is something that can also be confusing because the accreditations sound similar, so let’s clarify.  The American Board of Plastic Surgery is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, while the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is not.

In addition to being certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Applebaum is also a member of the following:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Los Angeles Plastic Surgery Society
  • Graduate Surgeons LAC/USC
  • American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association

To summarize: this kind of accreditation and credentials are important because being a board-certified plastic surgeon means that the surgeon has undergone extensive training to proficiently perform your surgery.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Applebaum is an active staff member at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in the division of surgery. It is very important to select a surgeon who has hospital privileges. 

Why is this important?  Well, plastic surgery, like any surgery, comes with possible complications.  If surgery complications arise, you want to have a surgeon who can admit you to a hospital where you can be best monitored and managed. Having hospital privileges means that Dr. Applebaum can direct and follow if you require hospital admission.

Training Specifically in Plastic Surgery 

In addition to Dr. Applebaum’s General Surgery Residency at LA County USC Medical Center, he also completed a Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, where he also served as Chief Plastic Surgery Resident. 


Apart from Dr. Applebaum’s 25+ years of experience, his patients often attest to his meticulous quality of work.  He is extensively trained in cutting-edge surgical techniques and is an innovator in the field of laser surgery for plastic surgery procedures.

Dr. Applebaum has also published several scholarly scientific articles which include papers in the area of laser surgery and medicine.  He shares his expertise by educating and lecturing physicians worldwide in the use of lasers in the plastic surgery field. 

Take a look at Dr. Applebaum’s patient testimonies and see for yourself!


Of course, one of the main reasons for considering plastic surgery is aesthetics! Considering plastic surgery requires a lot of time, commitment, and money, so, you want to make sure you receive the end results that you’re looking for.

Dr. Applebaum’s most important goal is to provide his patients with the most natural possible results and to meet each patient’s expectations. 

One way to help ensure that is to be very familiar with your surgeon’s work. Be sure to review before and after pictures of past patients, specifically for the procedure that you are interested in having done. On Dr. Applebaum’s site, you can view a vast portfolio of before and after pictures for several procedures. 


  • Face and Neck Surgery
  • Forehead and Brow Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery 
  • Laser Facial Skin Resurfacing
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Facial Implant Contouring
  • Non-Surgical Face Lift


  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Augmentation
    Breast Augmentation with Lift
  • Breast Lift without Implants
  • Breast Revision


  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposculpture

Emotional Connection

It is so important that you feel that you can trust your surgeon and feel comfortable asking any questions that you may have, before and after.  This is critical to both ease stress and anxiety you may have, but also excellent patient communication can help promote improved healing and decrease the risk of complications.  

As supported by his patients’ testimonies, Dr. Applebaum has great communication skills and truly cares about his patients.   He is very personable and easy to talk to.  Watch an interview on WTF radio with Dr. Applebaum to learn more!


The Applebaum MD 436 Aesthetic Surgery Center was created in 1996, with safety in mind.  The surgical center is created to perform safe outpatient plastic surgery procedures in a private outpatient setting.  What’s extra convenient, is that the surgery center is attached to Dr. Applebaum’s Beverly Hills Office.  

Choosing to have your procedure at an outpatient surgery center, such as Dr. Applebaum’s  436 Aesthetic Surgery Center, offers many benefits, most notedly, having a dedicated facility with staff proficient in your procedure. 

Unlike a hospital surgery center, whose staff perform various surgeries from plastic surgery to neurosurgery, the 436 Aesthetic Surgery Center routinely performs your specific procedures. Therefore, the entire facility is very familiar with the specifics of your procedure, helping to reduce the risk of complications, specifically, post-operative infections, resulting in the best aesthetic outcome.  In addition, if a complication does arise, Dr. Applebaum is on staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

436  Aesthetic Surgery Center has all the same anesthesia, surgical equipment, and backup power as in a hospital setting, so you can rest assured you’re in a safe and comfortable facility for your needs. 


Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Applebaum’s office is conveniently located near both the exquisite shopping district and the  medical district.  When you come for your office appointments at Applebaum MD, you can make it even more enjoyable with scheduling some “me time” including some nice shopping and dining.

AAAHC Accredited

The 436 Aesthetic Surgery Center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation helps ensure that the top quality of care is provided to patients by the surgical center.

Office and Customer Service

Dr. Applebaum’s office located at 436 Bedford Drive state of the art medical building and  is comforting and inviting right from the start. The staff is dedicated, professional, and keeps you informed and confident throughout the entire experience.

Patients Come From All Over

Dr. Applebaum has patients that come from all over the world to undergo his expert treatment. If you do not live in Beverly Hills, Dr. Applebaum provides a list of nearby hotel accommodations and other recovery centers to choose from.

For convenience and to decrease time and costs of travel, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, tele-consultation appointments are available to help get you started no matter where you’re coming from! 

In Closing

In addition to his expensive certification, experience, and patient satisfaction, Dr. Applebaum offers even more.  Dr. Applebaum incorporates alternative and complementary medicine systems as applicable to the healing and improvement of patient care and recovery. 

The decision is clear–Applebaum MD exceeds the checklist for choosing the right plastic surgeon for you. He is the top-rated in Beverly Hills, and beyond, so what are you waiting for? Explore what procedures are available to you and get closer to the image you’ve dreamed of today!

Medically reviewed by Dr. Robert Applebaum

Dr. Robert Applebaum is a world renowned and highly respected Plastic Surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In his nearly 30 years as a practicing physician, Dr. Applebaum has become known as an innovator in the field of laser technology techniques for plastic surgery procedures. He has published numerous articles and scientific papers about the use of laser technology and educates physicians worldwide on the applications of laser technology for plastic surgery. Dr. Applebaum primarily practices out of his private outpatient surgery center, Four Thirty Six Aesthetic Surgery Center, which is located in Beverly Hills.





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