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Jonathan Zelken, MD

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Jonathan Zelken, MD

Dr. Zelken obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Cornell. He went on to pursue study in Medicine at Tufts University and spent two years conducting soft tissue research in New York City. The first two scientific articles he authored have been cited 140 times. He was one of only 2 candidates selected for Plastic Surgery training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, rated America's #1 hospital for 22 years. He was then selected for an equally competitive microsurgery fellowship in Taiwan.


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Meet Dr. Jonathan Zelken


Plastic surgery is the foundation of the Zelken Institute. Dr. Zelken, a Johns Hopkins-trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializes in surgery of the face, breast, and body. His niche procedures include facelift, rhinoplasty, laser eyelid surgery, and wide awake surgery. He is a luminary for BodyTite, a scarless skin tightening solution, and holds a leadership role at Hoag Hospital. He is fellowship trained in microsurgery and is a respected member of the local trauma call panels.
We offer a comprehensive menu of services from laser therapy to photofacials, fillers, botox, stem cell therapy, and skin care. Our private label skin care line – Kaeli Cosmetics, and SkinBetter cosmeceuticals line the shelves. Debbie Miller of Newport Permanent Makeup offers medical-grade tattooing for cosmetic and reconstructive patients.
We offer weight loss solutions, hormone replacement, energy optimization, and metabolism. Dr. Zelken is a member of the American Association for Anti-Aging Medicine. All surgical patients visit should speak with a staff anesthesiologist prior to surgery to ensure surgery is safe and to be optimized medically. We are believers in the perioperative surgical home concept (POSH) where continuity of care is assured, and you can choose this option enhance or maintain your results.

Facilities

Dr. Zelken offers in-office surgery under local and IV sedation. Our in house facility is state-of-the-art and is pending AAASF certification. Patients who opt to go to sleep have a choice of 3 world-class ambulatory surgery centers in Newport Beach. One is in the same building as our office, and the others are in Fashion Island. Patients who require reconstructive care or an inpatient stay have their choice of Hoag Hospital (2 locations) or Orange County Global Medical Center.

Patient Testimonials

Thank You Dr. Zelken for my amazing procedure. The words "Thank you" just aren't enough to express how much I appreciate you & all your staff! Thank You Heather for the support and care... I will be sure to stay in touch with you all to further see my results. I feel that all of you and the team went above and beyond to make me have the greatest results I could have ever hoped for! Lots of love (: Your the best surgeon Dr.Zelken!
Dr. Zelken is amazing! I went in for a consultation for a Breast Augumentation. He educated me on what the procedure was and everything I needed to know pre and post. The staff is lovely and never felt pressured or like they were trying to sell me. He genuinely cares about his patients. I will be getting my surgery most likely this summer after school! YAYY
I could not be happier with the results I got from Dr. Zelken! He performed breast Implant revision surgery on me. I went from saline to silicone Implant, also changed from under the muscle to over the muscle. I wanted my breast to sit higher and closer without having to do a breast lift. He achieved it no problem! He performed on me whats called 'popcorn capsulorrhaphy" and got amazing results from this procedure. Also, pain was extremely minimum! So hard to believe, but I didn't have to take 1 single pain killer after surgery. He provides you with an optional wellness program to prep you for surgery that works wonders. I honestly couldn't thank him and his staff enough for being so excellent before,during and after surgery. As well as being so responsive and accessible at all times. Thank you Dr. Z!! You will definitely be my go to surgeon for any future procedures.
Procedures

Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Body Contouring

Body Lift

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Lift

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Brow Lift

Burn Reconstruction

Buttock Implants

Buttock Lift with Augmentation

Calf Augmentation

Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

Chin Augmentation

Chin Surgery

Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging

Dermabrasion

Dermal Fillers

Ear Reconstruction Surgery

Ear Surgery

Endoscopic Technique

Eyelid Ptosis Repair

Eyelid Surgery

Facelift

Facial Implants

Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction

Gender Confirmation Surgery

General Reconstruction

Giant Nevi Removal

Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery for Congenital Differences

Head and Neck Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Head-Neck Cancer Reconstruction

Injectable Fillers

Injectable Fillers and Fat Transfer to the Face

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lip Augmentation / Enhancement

Liposuction

Male Breast Reduction

Male Chest Implants

Microdermabrasion

Microsurgery

Permanent Make-up

Post Burn Reconstruction

Retin-A Treatments

Rhinoplasty

Scar Revision

Skin Cancer Removal

Skull/Facial Bone Reconstruction

Surgery for Genitourinary Diseases

Thigh Lift

Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction

Treatment of Facial Fractures

Tummy Tuck

Vascular Malformations

Ask A Surgeon

Ask a Surgeon

Dr. Jonathan Zelken participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.

Uneven ears after surgery

Facelift

Member Response:

A year is plenty of time to allow for settling and postoperative change to occur. I would present the issue to your surgeon again, and explore the reluctance to correct things. If your surgeon does not feel capable or prepared to address the issue surgically, perhaps you could seek a second opinion? Jonathan Zelken MD

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Board Certification

Facelift

Member Response:

This generally means he completed his training in ENT (otolaryngology) and went on to study Facial Plastic Surgery. It is a common combination and is probably legitimate. With so many ABPS board certified plastic surgeons in Newport, why are you restricting your search to Temecula. I know NB is a bit far, but the stakes are high and you deserve options.

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One Breast reconstruction

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

Hi Tatiana, Fat grafting to the breast is certainly a possibility to help her reach her goals. While there are some lingering concerns about injecting fat into a breast where cancer once was, in practice I have not seen and adverse complications. In fact, fat grafting has the potential to improve the seemingly irreversible changes associated with radiation. I would be happy to see your cousin for a second opinion. I hope this helps.

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Face tite

Facelift

Member Response:

FaceTite is a brilliant new technology that relies on controlled burn contracture to shrink wrap your skin. It is really designed for that sweet spot of men and women who are not getting results from nonsurgical therapy but are also not ready for a facelift. The results approach, but will never match those of an excisional procedure. Many patients come to me for FaceTite and BodyTite, and I have to be honest with them from time to time and let them know that only a facelift or necklift will make them happy. In some cases, I pair Facetite with neck band tightening. Over 6-12 months, the collagen will realign and continue to contract. Once it plateaus, this is your final and permanent result. If you do not think enough tightening has occurred you may seek further intervention like a face or neck lift, but I seldom perform a second FaceTite treatment as the result, in a sense, is permanent.

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Smoking

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Shayna, I generally recommend 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after. Tummy tuck and breast reduction are two of the riskiest operations in the context of smoking and complications. Might be better to wait, and I applause you for your attention to this important matter. Best wishes, Dr Jonathan Zelken

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Wound fat grafting

Liposuction

Member Response:

Hi there, The tone of your note sounds like you are very eager for a fix to what sounds like a challenging problem. Sadly, it is difficult to understand exactly what happened and what we can do to help. It sounds like you may have nutritional issues that need to be addressed first. Have you seen a local board certified plastic surgeon? Would love to help, Dr Jonathan Zelken

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Post op

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

Hi there, While it can be, and usually is normal to have pain before 2 weeks, this really is a question that should be directed squarely to your plastic surgeon. If he or she is unavailable, ask the staff if a covering surgeon is available. You're probably fine, but this needs to be seen in person. If there is suspicion of internal bleeding, ibuprofen can potentially make things worse. Hope this helps, Dr Jonathan Zelken

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Breast fat transfer

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

I think every time this question comes up in clinic, a friend or spouse raises his or her hand and says "ooh, ooh, I can donate!" All joking aside, this is not an option at this time. There is a commercially available product that allows surgeons to inject fat-related material into other peoples' bodies, but the cost of injecting a meaningful amount of this product (Renuva) would likely be quite prohibitive and may be unsafe. Hope this helps, Dr Jonathan Zelken

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Labia reconstruction

Gender Confirmation Surgery

Member Response:

Any well-trained board certified plastic surgeon (you've come to the right place) should be well versed enough with reconstructive methods to help you OR REFER you to a respected colleague who feels comfortable helping you.

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Brea

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

I agree with all of the above. First thing's first, please obtain a second opinion by an ASPS member surgeon. I reserve free nipple grafting for salvage only and will always attempt to spare the nipple if possible. Having said that, there is a chance even with nipple preservation that your capacity to breast feed may be affected after surgery. Other methods like weight loss, support bras, and physical therapy may allow you to postpone surgery for a while. Hope this helps! Dr Zelken

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Cupping

Liposuction

Member Response:

I would not recommend it for 4-6 weeks. Cupping applies negative pressure which can increased localized swelling. One of the principles of liposuction is compression which causes liposuction channels to scar down. Cupping, at least in theory, seems like it's a bit of the opposite. I hope this helps, Dr Zelken

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Smoker

Facelift

Member Response:

Hi there, yes. However, many plastic surgeons mandate a urine cotinine screen that ensures that you've quit for 3 weeks prior to the operation. If you can't kick the habit, less invasive options like CO2 laser resurfacing and FaceTite radiofrequency tightening can be offered- albeit with a heightened complication profile. How much do you smoke? Would you consider cessation for 3 weeks prior and after surgery? Warmly, Dr Zelken

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Facelift with necklift

Arm Lift

Member Response:

I'd like to jump in on this topic as well. Everybody's answer is fairly consistent, and I am particularly fond of Rohrich and Rad's responses because they are emphasizing the importance of harmony and subtlety in facelift surgery. The neck and face, indeed, are contiguous in many more ways than one. In many women I see, the turkey neck extends to the sides of the chin and connects to jowls, which then carry onward to the corners of the mouth. Correction of the neck alone is warranted in some cases, and you really need to be seen for an accurate answer to your question, but likely a proper facelift will promise a more harmonious and elegant result. Hope this helps! Warmly, Jonathan Zelken MD

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Component Separation

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

A component separation reduces lateral tension to promise a tension-free closure at the midline. This is used almost exclusively for abdominal wall reconstruction. My fear is that a component separation, if properly executed, may cause bulging laterally that does not currently exist. Also, the midline might be bullet proof, but it may have more of an anterior bulge after component separation as well. I hope this helps and vote "no" on the topic at hand. Warmly, Jonathan Zelken MD

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Possibly septoplasty problems?

Rhinoplasty

Member Response:

Silini, I hope this finds you well. This does not sound normal 6 months out. Is there a bump or stitch that you can feel under the skin? If not, there may be a scar ball called a neuroma causing this. Fortunately, all these issues are treatable. I would certainly bring it up to you plastic surgeon. If the answer does not satisfy you, you are entitled to a second opinion. Thanks, Dr Zelken

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Spider veins

Arm Lift

Member Response:

Have you tried electrocautery for this? We have a tiny needle point cautery device that can help with these nuisance veins. Hope this helps.

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Looking for a doctor that specializes in scar revision face reconstruction

Facelift

Member Response:

Hi Kmarsmd, Much of my practice is traumatic facial reconstruction that includes bone, skin, and everything in between. Many plastic surgeons offer this service. You may call upon local plastic surgeons for consultations and recommendations for facial reconstructive surgeons. Hope this helps, Dr Zelken

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Follow up to Dr Ali from trainerguy

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Unless you wanted to explore the OC ;)

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After surgery questions

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Hi Trainerguy, It sounds like your surgeon feels that a satisfactory result was obtained. I'd wait 2-3 more months, assuming things continue to heal as planned, and revisit the topic with your surgeon. If you are still unsatisfied, you are certainly entitled to obtain a second opinion. Thanks for reaching out and sorry you're not 100% better.

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Leg scarring

Gender Confirmation Surgery

Member Response:

Thanks. Probably best to be seen in person due to the various origins of these lesions. Some may benefit from steroids, others from laser, and others possibly with tattoo. I'm happy to see you if you are in Southern California!

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Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

Thank You Dr. Zelken for my amazing procedure. The words "Thank you" just aren't enough to express how much I appreciate you & all your staff! Thank You Heather for the support and care... I will be sure to stay in touch with you all to further see my results. I feel that all of you and the team went above and beyond to make me have the greatest results I could have ever hoped for! Lots of love (: Your the best surgeon Dr.Zelken!
Dr. Zelken is amazing! I went in for a consultation for a Breast Augumentation. He educated me on what the procedure was and everything I needed to know pre and post. The staff is lovely and never felt pressured or like they were trying to sell me. He genuinely cares about his patients. I will be getting my surgery most likely this summer after school! YAYY
I could not be happier with the results I got from Dr. Zelken! He performed breast Implant revision surgery on me. I went from saline to silicone Implant, also changed from under the muscle to over the muscle. I wanted my breast to sit higher and closer without having to do a breast lift. He achieved it no problem! He performed on me whats called 'popcorn capsulorrhaphy" and got amazing results from this procedure. Also, pain was extremely minimum! So hard to believe, but I didn't have to take 1 single pain killer after surgery. He provides you with an optional wellness program to prep you for surgery that works wonders. I honestly couldn't thank him and his staff enough for being so excellent before,during and after surgery. As well as being so responsive and accessible at all times. Thank you Dr. Z!! You will definitely be my go to surgeon for any future procedures.
Such an amazing dr! His work on implants is some of the best I have ever seen. I highly recommend a consultation with him before you make your final choice.
Dr. Zelken is an amazing surgeon! He has great bedside manner, makes you feel very at ease and confident. He is one of the few surgeons in the area offering Ideal Implant, which is what made me seek him out. He is very thorough and has the most cutting edge products, exactly what I want in a Plastic Surgeon.
I recently had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Zelken to get information for a procedure that I never would have considered had it not been for the cutting edge technology he offers. Not many plastic surgeons have embraced this technology and he came highly recommended to me. Meeting with Dr. Zelken was a delight. He is kind, knowledgeable and really listens to his patients. He also is very realistic in his approach and doesn't try to oversell his procedures. He has has top notch training as a Plastic Surgeon which really came through with my treatment. My training in the world plastic surgery/dermatology is extensive and I have worked with many doctors. Dr. Zelken, I would recommend to my best friends, family and others who are looking for a doctor to trust. Not always the easiest to find! Thank you Dr. Zelken and his very kind staff!
I love Dr. Zelken. I saw 2 other surgeons, and with the reference of a dear friend, I drove in to Newport Beach from Riverside County to see Dr. Z. I am so glad I did that. He worked around my schedule and came in on his day off just to see me. His office staff is awesome, Raquel took my frantic emails and calls and answered every question with care and concern. He, as has been said by many of the reviews here, has awesome bedside manner, and is a very talented surgeon. I am so pleased with my decision to have him do my procedure!! He cares, and truly wants the best for his patients. He takes the time to find out what you want and hear about your experiences with other facilities. I highly recommend him for any procedures you would consider. He and his staff, truly want only what is best for his patients!!!
Dr. Zelken is one of a kind! From the moment I met Dr. Z it became clear to me that he is incredibly passionate about his practice and delivering patients the absolute best results. Dr Zelken performed my reconstructive breast surgery following a double mastectomy I underwent in July. My results exceeded my expectations. I owe so much to this man. He gave me a new sense of confidence and continued to work with me until we achieved my desired results. He held my hand every step of the way. It is rare to find a surgeon who's bed side manner is as impressive as their skill set. I have made a lifelong friend and doctor in Dr. Zelekn and trust him with all my future procedures.
I had my breast augmentation a little less than a year ago by Dr. Z. He was so genuine and caring through the entire process. I couldn't be happier with my results. I went with the shaped silicone implants for a natural look. I got exactly that! People literally have told me that they had no idea they weren't real. I loved Z's work so much I recommend my friends to him and they also had amazing results from him. If you are looking for a Doctor who knows his stuff, definitely see Dr. Zelken. He is a perfectionist and it shows in his work !
Dr. Zelken is an insanely talented surgeon with the best bedside manner I have ever seen any doctor have. Not to mention his staff is so nice and genuine and his office is beautiful. From my pre-op to post-op appt for my rhinoplasty and any other appointment I've had with him, he has given me the utmost outstanding care I have ever received as someone's patient. I'm so thankful for him and the amazing new nose and confidence his work has given me. You definitely need to have a consult with Dr. Z if you are ever considering getting any work done. From lip injections to a tummy tuck (and everything in-between), Dr. Z is the plastic surgeon to see! I will forever refer my family, friends, and anyone looking for a truly fantastic plastic surgeon to Dr. Zelken!
Dr z exceeded my expectations. I am a working professional in the medical field, emergency nursing to be specific, so my biggest concern was to maintain a conservative look in scrubs but also wanted my sexy back (post breast feeding) outside of work. After my first consult with Dr. Zelken, I knew he was the one for the job. His well-educated knowledge and personable bedside manner made me feel confident enough for breast augmentation surgery. Day of surgery was cake for me because I was so.excited for my results. I am still just outside my 6 month post op window and he schedules regular follow up which makes him the best plastic surgeon I know. As for results, i cant believe how natural my chest looks and feels. My closet friends have noticed a change in my look and all of them say, "I knew something was different but I didnt say anything because they look so real!" -This was exactly what I hoped to accomplish with my surgery. Dr. Zelken and his staff are all wonderful.
Dr. Zelken is hands down the best plastic surgeon I have ever met. I interviewed more than 6 world renowned plastic surgeons ranging from doctors with more than 40 years of experience to ophthalmic plastic surgeons for my desired eyelid surgery. Dr. Zelken surpassed every surgeon with flying colors in all aspects of what I was seeking. It's east meets west with this doctor as he trained at award winning ivy league colleges and hospitals in the US and abroad. As an Asian, I felt his experience managing microsurgery in a reputable hospital in Asia gave him an advantage to anyone in Southern California. I was able to reap the benefits of a surgeon that is American, using state of the art technology, in a modern facility with current techniques, while understanding the distinctive features of my heritage. I was aiming for a refreshed, youthful finished product without taking away any of the characteristics of being Asian. I am 4 days post surgery and I'm already receiving compliments. Yesterday I went to church and was out in public with my children. I must admit that I am a total weakling when it comes to discomfort and the procedure could not have been more pleasant and pain free. I literally felt nothing and was able to listen to music during the procedure-wide awake. During my recovery, I have not taken any prescribed pain meds and Tylenol. I am typically the first to pop Tylenol at even the mere sign of a headache. I wouldn't hesitate to proceed with another surgery with Dr. Zelken and I highly recommend his and his nurturing staff, who have been in regular communication with me. It would be a huge mistake to not take a consultation with this doctor if you are considering any type of plastic surgery.
I really have so much gratitude and thanks for Dr Zelken that it's hard to just express it through a review. I was in a severe car accident several months ago and nearly lost my life. He took on my care while I was in ICU doing a major facial reconstruction surgery. Since then, he has been doing a number of surgeries to get me back to feeling beautiful again. Along with that, he has been working hard to get my body in the correct functional condition. Dr Zelken has really done an amazing job for me in such a careful way and only continues to do so in each step of my recover. My family, friends and many other doctors constantly tell me what amazing work he has done with me and how well my recovery is going. Dr Zelken really pays attention to the tiniest details, and creatively works to get through challenging situations that have occurred from my accident. He doesn't let anything slip by him and takes time to find the best solutions. My husband and I feel like he is a part of our family now as he is always so positive, encouraging and really just cares so very much! It's the best feeling to have a surgeon that cares about you as a person. Whenever I go in for appointments I feel at peace and comforted. That's not something I can say about other doctors. He really is an amazing surgeon AND human being!!
I had my Breast Augumentation done today by Dr Zelken. I'm a 49 year old female and like most of my friends we need a re-do. We all say the same thing this will be the last Breast Augumentation we will have. I had several consults by the "recommended top" Breast Surgeons in my area. One's that I had to wait months to get an appointment with. When Dr Zelken walked into my room and heard me out, then made his recommendations I was hooked. I never waivered in my decision to go with him. Who wouldn't want a young cutting edge modern docotor? He has all the latest technology in his arsenal. Monday will be my unveiling and I'm over the moon already with what my results will be. I can just tell I will be estatic. I would like to mention, I'm seriously in no pain. What the heck right? I've had to make myself rest today. As I was resting my two small dogs began to bark and continued to bark. This usually means they can sense someone at the front door. To my surprise I received a beautiful flower arrangement and a nice hand written note from the Zelken Family. What a nice touch and it just so happens Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. I would highly recommend Dr Zelken as a trusted surgeon and I will continue to recommend our patients to him to help them feel more confident and acheive their goals. Thanks a million !!!!
Dr. Zelken did a beautiful job on my rhinoplasty. He took the time to really understand what I wanted and the results turned out better than I could have ever expected. He let me know what to expect throughout the entire process before, during, and after the procedure all the way through the healing process. He is an incredibly talented surgeon and I highly recommend him for all of your aesthetic needs!!!
Dr Zelken is amazing! There is nothing worse than feeling young in your mind but when you look in the mirror you only see old! I just had a Blepharoplasty and my ears done and now every time I look in the mirror it makes me want to cry from happiness! Just prior to starting I asked Dr Zelken if there was anything he could do for my extremely torn ears lobes that were ugly. He said, I can fix those too, do you want them done now? My ears being repaired were as exciting as getting my eyes done. I could no longer wear earrings because they fell through the torn holes. Surgery was very fast and I opted out of taking anything to relax me and just had a local to numb the areas. I could have fell asleep because I was so relaxed and there was absolutely NO pain! So today is the day after surgery and I've taken 2 Tylenol since I've been home and nothing else! There has been absolutely NO PAIN!! I'm slightly bruised but not anything like I thought I would be and my eyes already look amazing! Needless to say, I am thrilled beyond words with his work and how wonderful and friendly he was when I met him. He makes you feel special and you can tell he cares! I can honestly say I HIGHLY recommend DR. JONATHAN ZELKEN!
I broke my nose when I was a teenager and over time my breathing has become compromised as well as being visible crooked. I made an appointment for a consultation with Dr Zelken for rhinoplasty surgery. He took the time to really listen about my concerns and needs. Dr. Zelken is extremely knowledgeable, caring and gave a realistic approach about the surgery. My surgery was somewhat more challenging than expected and with Dr Zelken's talent and expertise, it was a huge success. I am so happy with the results and I can breathe much better. I wish to express my gratitude and extreme satisfaction I have for this entire experience. With my nose being straight, my confidence in how I look has sky rocketed! Dr Zelken genuinely cares about his patients and only wants the best for them. As a RN, I work with many doctors and I can say without a doubt that Dr Zelken is a top notch physician. His office staff are truly wonderful and very caring ladies who make you feel right at home when you walk into the office. If you are thinking of having any type of plastic surgery, please set up a consultation with Dr Zelken. You will not regret it!!
Dr. Zelken is an amazing surgeon!!! I had a mini tummy tuck and bodytite (liposuction) on my mid section, 6 months after my procedure Dr.Zelken still checks in with me to see how I'm doing. The staff is equally as great, so helpful and accommodating, your result is their #1 priority. If your looking for a surgeon you can trust and does amazing work..... look no more, Dr.Z is your man.
Dr. Zelken is a genuine caring Doctor. He did a cosmetic surgical procedure on me last week and I couldn't be happier. My recovery has been minimal and the stitches were so small . He removed them yesterday and already today I can barely see any scars. Only one week later! He has modern techniques and uses the latest equipment. His skillful dexterity and mental adroitness have impressed me greatly. Indeed I believe that his skills enabled my speedy recovery and most successful surgery.
After having breast cancer I had the privilege of meeting this amazing surgeon - truly the best experience of my life - and I had cancer. I have to say that having cancer sucks - however I believe I look better now than I did before! Which is truly amazing - I've been a patient for over a year now and it only gets better. I truly feel honored and happy I met this amazing man. If you have the privilege of receiving care from Dr. Zelken then you Are special because you will enjoy meeting him and his staff but most importantly he makes you feel beautiful again which is what every woman wants. You won't be disappointed with his expertise - and you will feel gorgeous going thru anything from cancer to just wanting to feel better about yourself. Treat yourself to a visit !
Dr Zelken he is one of best doctors and so kind as well , my husband he was in a car accident past several months the doctors they did not think they will be able to save his leg until dr Zelken came alone omg they way he made me fell the words he said to me he looked at me and told me that he would do anything and everything to save his leg and yes he did thank you dr Zelken for everything you did you are amazing doctor and a very nice person as well !!! I recommend him to all my friends and family !!! I will be forever grade full !!!!!
Before I met Dr.Zelken I had suffered with capsular contrapture for 12 years. After my initial breast augmentation I went through 4 additional surgeries called capsulectomies to have the scar tissue removed that had left my breast hard, deformed and in pain. After each capsulectomy the capsular contrapture would return each time. When my two children were born neither of them were able to latch on to breastfeed due to the capsular contrapture which left me devastated. I had almost given up on ever having normal looking/feeling breast until I had a consultation with Dr.Zelken and he gave me hope. He was confident he could help me remove all the scar tissue, and use medical advances to prevent it from reoccurring that my previous surgeon never mentioned. He genuinely wanted to help me and that is exactly what he did. I could not be more grateful for the experience I had with him. He is extremely kind, helpful, intelligent and talented. Every step of the process I felt I was in the best care. He listened to my every need and I ended up with exactly what I desired. I would recommend him to anyone who is considering any type of plastic or reconstructive surgery, you will be in the best hands.
1. The office is to die for, and conveniently located next to everything! 2. All the staff are super friendly and definitely care about all of Dr. Zelken's patients. 3. There is hardly ever a wait time to see the doctor (this is important to me, because who likes waiting to be seen after their appointment should've started). 4. Dr. Zelken's bedside manor is wonderful! He is so easy to talk to and went out of his way to make me feel comfortable at all my appointments. He is so honest, genuine and helpful when answering my questions, I couldn't ask for more! I had the Fractora done at his office and so far I have wonderful results. My acne and acne scars are definitely improving on my face and I couldn't be more happier! I am due for another treatment soon and can't wait to see the results after my second treatment! I would definitely recommend him to any of my friends or family :)
I am writing this from the recovery room. I just had scar revision surgery on my arms after brachioplasty surgery. I know it's crazy, but honestly, my surgery was sort of like a spa experience. Everyone was so nice, Dr. Z has the best personality and they even put on You Tube videos for me to watch while it was going on. I've been to a lot of doctors over the years, a lot of surgeons in particular. I am most impressed with Dr. Z. He is thoughtful about the approach, strategizes as to how he's going to get the best outcome and talks through everything before and while he's doing it. I was referred over here by someone else in the industry and I'm very grateful. If (or when) I need work in the future, I'm definitely coming back here. The staff doesn't work at being friendly- they just genuinely are. The environment is pleasant, if not enjoyable. The work is state-of-the-art. They worked with me on financing. This entire experience has exceeded my expectations and I want to give it the highest possible recommendation.
I found Dr Zelken through a friend who could not stop saying how beautiful his work is and that he is a true, genuine person that cares about each one of his patients. She was absolutely right! My entire experience with him has not only been life changing, but to have confidence in a surgeon is not easy to come by. As any of you who know the Newport Beach area knows it can be a bit saturated in this field. Knowing who you can trust can be hard, however Dr Zelken is one of those you can. I had so much anxiety before my breast lift and he made me feel so relaxed and at ease with my choice and with the work he was excited to do. Definitely get a consult with him.
I've had Fractora and Lumecca with Dr. Zelken. This treatment is has little to no downtime and my skin looks absolutely amazing!! Can't wait for my next treatment. Dr. Zelken is very kind and caring to all his patients and the office is so chic!

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