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Dr. lisa cassileth

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Founder, CEO and Innovator


Dr. Cassileth has been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery in Beverly Hills for over 16 years. Her reputation for repairing failed cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries attracts patients from all over the United States and throughout the world. For mastectomy patients, her One-Stage Breast Reconstruction technique lets them avoid the risk of multiple surgeries and reduces the sense of loss associated with breast cancer surgery. She is also known for correcting capsular contracture and her specialized, minimal scar breast lift.

In 2015, fueled by her long-standing passion for providing excellent breast healthcare, Dr. Cassileth founded Bedford Breast Center, our sister facility located adjacent to our office.. The team at the breast center specializes in nipple-sparring mastectomy, minimal-incision lumpectomy, 3D mammography, and genetic testing in a beautiful state-of-the-art facility.

With a reputation for beautiful, natural results, Dr. Cassileth provides a full range of body procedures, with a particular focus on the breast. She is a leader in the field of breast revision surgery — correcting unsatisfactory results of previous surgeries that other surgeons have been unable to fix. Dr. Cassileth feels fortunate to have thousands of grateful and happy patients.

Trained at the world-renowned University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cassileth is certified by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 2004. Dr. Cassileth provides the highest level of care to her patients in her safe, comforting, beautiful offices as well as pioneering innovations in the field of plastic surgery. She is committed to sharing her extensive knowledge by mentoring and training surgical residents.

Dr. Cassileth was the Clinical Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2014 – 2018), elected by her peers; and she is an Assistant Clinical professor at UCLA. She serves on advisory boards, including the Fertile Action Foundation, which preserves breast cancer patients’ fertility options.

Dr. Cassileth lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three kids, and three rescued animals: two cats, and one 120 lb. dog


Board certification by the ABPS is strenuous. Certification requires applicants to have a minimum of 6 years of surgical training and experience, three of which must be in plastic surgery. The ABPS is the largest plastic surgery certification organization in the world. Established in 1931 to ensure high standards for surgical education as well as physician ethics and practice, it currently represents over 94% of all board certified plastic surgeons in the United States. ABPS require members to restrict their surgeries to accredited facilities that have passed rigorous scrutiny by independent authorities. Continuing education requirements are strict to ensure surgeons are fully current on issues relating to patient safety as well as the latest surgical innovations. In addition, certification requires extensive and demanding written and oral examinations. Those surgeons passing the requirements are uniquely qualified to skillfully perform all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Cassileth has been certified by ABPS since 2004, re-certified in 2014 and attends specialty meetings throughout the year.

Professional and educational background

Lisa B. Cassileth, MD, FACS
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Board-Certified (2004 – Current): 
American Board of Plastic Surgery

Fellow: American College of Surgeons

Clinical Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery (2014 – 2018):
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Click here for Dr. Cassileth’s profile on the Cedars-Sinai website

Assistant Clinical Professor: University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Plastic Surgery & General Surgery Training: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

MD: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

BS: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Innovator: The Cassileth One-Stage Breast Reconstruction technique, which eliminates multiple surgeries for breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy.

Awards/Honors: Israel Cancer Research Fund, Woman of Action 2005; Alpha Omega Alpha Society (top 10% of medical school class)

Mebership in Professional Associations: 
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgery

Los Angeles County Medical Association