Dr. Elliot M. Hirsch
Helping you look and feel better—from skin care to cosmetic surgery.
Photographed byTameka Jacobs
Elliot M. Hirsch, MD, practices the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. This includes breast reconstruction, reduction, lift and augmentation, as well as breast implant removal and revision. Dr. Hirsch performs several cosmetic surgery procedures that can enhance patients’ aesthetic appearance including body contouring after massive weight loss and facial plastic surgery.
These services are greatly enhanced by treatments offered at Dr. Hirsch’s on-site med spa, including nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures such as Botox and other fillers; chemical peels and facial treatments; lasers; and PRP to reduce wrinkles, add volume and work in conjunction with other treatments.
Dr. Hirsch grew up in Westlake Village and attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, followed by the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He completed his integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hirsch has worked as a surgeon for 17 years and opened his practice in 2014.
“After a few treatments you realize how much better your skin looks—and it just keeps getting better.”
Dr. Hirsch has co-authored more than 40 manuscripts and book chapters, has received several grants for original research projects, and holds patents for wound-care devices. He was named to the Top Doctors in Los Angeles list by Los Angeles magazine and the Super Doctors Rising Stars list every year since 2017.
What are the most popular treatments you offer?
When people come to our med spa for laser skin care treatments or aesthetician services, they often expect immediate results—wanting wrinkles to disappear and skin to look smoother overnight. Getting skin treatments is like working out with a trainer. You won’t see the results after your first session, but after a few treatments you realize how much better your skin looks—and it just keeps getting better after each treatment. One of our favorite treatments is microneedling with a special hyperpigmentation peel add-on. This treatment goes beyond normal microneedling by adding Cosmelan, which the patient will keep on until bedtime post-microneedling. Patients will see that the benefits—the smoothing of light wrinkles and fading of hyperpigmentation—are essentially sped along by this specialized peel.
What products are popular?
We developed ORÁ Rx, a skin care line that meet the needs of patients looking for medical-grade skin care that soothes, renews and protects their skin. They love our HA Calming Balm and HA Soothing Serum post-surgery and post-procedure.
How can we know whom to trust when it comes to health advice?
In this era of social media experts and Google, it is easy to believe information we read without knowing the source. As a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I was trained to research and publish papers on cutting-edge techniques in plastic surgery. Every surgery and procedure I do has been vetted by years of research and thousands of successful cases. I will never advise patients to undergo a procedure that will not give them the safe and desired outcome they came to me for. It is important that patients only see board-certified physicians and surgeons, so they can trust that the information they are given is accurate.
Share a simple fix for appearing more refreshed and relaxed.
I can’t stress enough the importance of never leaving the house without sunblock. There are some great medical-grade sunblocks that have additional ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and antiaging benefits that can help boost our skin’s glow in addition to protecting it from the sun’s dangerous rays. Some of our favorite brands that we sell also have a nice glowy tint, so you don’t need foundation or lotion before you leave the house every day.
What are you grateful for?
I am grateful for my family and to have a career where I can balance my job with spending time with my kids and my wife. It’s very important to me that my staff and I have a work-life balance, so no one works weekends or late hours.