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Plastic surgery is big business. In 2005, the number of cosmetic procedures reached more than 10 million, most of which were minimally invasive techniques done on an out-patient basis. Of that total, liposuction was the most popular procedure with more than 323,000 operations, followed by nose reshaping (298,000), breast augmentation (291,000), eyelid lifts (230,000), and tummy tucks (134,000). And plastic surgery isnít just for women any more; the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reported a 60% increase in the number of male patients in 2005. Iíve compiled a list of the 10 best plastic surgeons the U.S. has to offer. These men are not only the best in their field for quality of care and reputation, but are also prestigious names in the business.

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S. As a two-time recipient of the American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award, Dr. Richard Ellenbogen is one of the more highly decorated plastic surgeons in the U.S. today. He was board certified in 1978 and today practices cosmetic surgery out of his Beverly Hills office that is decorated with museum-quality antiques. No stranger to the media, Dr. Ellenbogen has been quoted in GQ, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, USA Today, and has been interviewed on Oprah, ABC News, and Geraldo. Dr. Ellenbogen is also recognized among his peers as one of the most published plastic surgeons. He has written textbooks and journal articles on face-lifts, eyelid surgery, forehead lifts, breast enlargement, liposuction, and has conducted a great deal of research into the use of silicone. Dr. Ellenbogen is an advocate of the volumetric face lift technique, which makes the face look young again with an injection of fat from another site on the body. This procedure takes between four and six weeks to properly heal.