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Dr.-Harry-MittelmanHarry Mittelman, MD, is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who has been practicing around the Peninsula and Southbay and serving Los Altos, Palo Alto, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and the entire Bay Area for over two decades. He is the only plastic surgeon in the area who specializes exclusively in facial cosmetic surgery and bodyliposuction. As a result, Dr. Mittelman has become one of the most experienced and sought-after providers of facial cosmetic surgery available. He has taught facial cosmetic surgery as a member of the Stanford clinical faculty for over 20years and was among the first to perform body liposuction in Northern California.


Aside from depth and breadth of experience, other important things to know about a prospective cosmetic surgeon is their approach to personal care and their concept of beauty. It is Dr. Mittelman’s goal to individualize each consultation and facial surgical procedure. This requires a certain intuition and an understanding of the patient’s expectations, as well as the coordination of the patient’s objectives within the realm of what can be achieved safely. Dr. Mittelman strives to obtain the best aesthetic result possible within the context of safety and a natural, non-surgical look. He believes that cosmetic surgery can produce beautiful results, especially when these results are so natural that they are not obvious to others.


Dr. Mittelman helped pioneer facial implant surgery, facial cosmetic laser surgery and techniques forfacelift surgery. The Mittelman Extended Chin Implants and the Mittelman Pre-Jowl Implants are the most popular implants of their type in the United States and are used all over the world. Dr. Mittelman also pioneered the use of the carbon dioxide laser for cosmetic surgery in the mid-1980s. Dr. Mittelman developed the Mittelman Mighty Mini Tuck with LOCAL anesthesia, safe procedure, decreased cost, natural look, quick healing, minimal post-operative pain, out socially in one week or less, etc. He pioneered face lift techniques with no external scars, endonasal rhinoplasties, facial implant designs, and office-based laser surgery. He was also the first user of Botox for cosmetic improvement in the northwestern United States.


In honor of his contributions to the areas of facial contouring, rhinoplasty, laser cosmetic surgery, as well as other areas of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Mittelman received the Mark Rafaty Award “for exceptional contributions to the field of Facial Plastic Surgery” by the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. He has previously received the ”Teacher of the Year” award at Stanford for his resident instruction and lectures in facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Mittelman has been very active in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been chosen by his peers to be on its Board of Directors and to serve as its treasurer for four years. He was also a founding member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Medical Societies and Credentials:

  • Board Certified – American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the largest group of board-certified facial plastic surgeons)
  • Fellow – American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow – American Society of Liposuction Surgery
  • Medical Degree – University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Residency – University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Military – U.S. Air Force – Major

Dr. Mittelman and the Mittelman Plastic Surgery Center offer both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures. We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.

To learn more about the cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures that we provide, please call our office at (650) 941-8888.