Yelp Reviews

  • Huntington Beach, CA

    Dr Elam is incredible and his staff is so caring and beautiful. I had my nose and chin done by him and I love my nose soo much! He’s also ah-mazing with any injections! I don’t trust anyone else especially w my lips. I love the natural look and he is the best. Very personable, you feel like you’re talking to an old friend. 🙂 love him.
    dee

  • Laguna Beach, CA

    This review is long over due. Words can’t describe how truly grateful I am that I found Dr. Elam. I was referred to Dr. Elam by several of my clients who had Rhinoplasty. I went to Dr. Elam just wanting to be a better version of myself, and I couldn’t be HAPPIER! I’ve had my Nose done, Buccal Fat removal in my cheeks, and Lipo contouring on my neck. My results are AMAZING! Everything went so well, 10 months later I had Liposuction on my Stomach and sides, lol. Not to mention he does my Botox every few months. No complaints! Dr. Elam is truly Amazing, and I can’t leave out the girls, Jody, Lupe and Kari! You all ROCK! Thank you!!!!
    seba

  • Newport Beach, CA

    …I want to thank Dr. Elam for making my dreams possible and giving me the gift to breathe well. I am so thankful of the staff for making me feel at home and showing great concern to how I feel and making sure I was ok. Jody you are fantastic I am so thrilled to have met you and can’t wait to see you guys later this year. You all are wonderful! It is true you guys treat your patients like one big family.

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  • Huntington Beach, CA

    For as long as I can remember I wanted to change the shape of my nose. It was one trait left to me by my biological father. So when I started looking around for a plastic surgeon, I was very excited about making the change, but also nervous about ‘going under the knife’. I was looking for a Dr whom I could trust my face to 100% and know that the results will be exactly what I’m looking for. I went to a couple consultations, including Dr Elam. I must admit, it took me 2 years to finally decide on going through with the surgery because it would be my 1st surgery Ever – I was nervous.

    But I chose Dr Elam exactly for the reasons I listed above: I felt I could trust him & I knew he had years of experience doing rhynoplasties (as well as other plastic surgery procedures). He also was the 1st Dr who told me I had a Deviated Septum which could be fixed during the surgery.
    His team was also very helpful in every aspect of my surgery (Molly, Shelly, Dan). Dr Schwab (the anesthesiologist) was great! He & Dr Elam have been working together for over 30 years now, so I knew I was in good hands there. Nevertheless, I was very nervous going in, but after I layed on the operating table – the next thing I knew the nurse was telling me it was over!

    I cannot thank Dr Elam enough! I absolutely Love my new nose! Everyone compliments my new look already. & it’s only been a month since my surgery! My recovery has been very smooth & quick. I would Definitely recommend him!! =)
    os

  • Mission Viejo, CA

    I am so happy to rate Dr. Elam. I broke my nose 5 years ago, but was told to wait to have any corrective surgery until my face fully developed. 2 months ago, I decided it was time, and I went through friends’ referrals, referrals from my mother who works in the medical field, and online rating sites. I had consultations with 2 doctors, and immediately knew that I wanted Dr. Elam to perform my septoplasty/rhinoplasty (mine was a little of both). His staff is amazing – they are SO friendly, warm, knowledgable, and patient with any concerns I had. Many ratings for other offices say that the wait is generally very long, but Dr. Elam’s staff was so efficient and I never waited more than 10 minutes to be seen. I strongly recommend Dr. Elam. I included the before and after shots of my profile. I am very happy with my results and I would recommend Dr. Elam and his incredible staff to anyone.
    jo

  • Newport Beach, CA

    Dr . Elam and his staff save my life ! He is the best of the best I would never forget about how carefully and professional he was, I would recommend him to all my family and friends , thank you Dr Elem for spending 6 months taking care of me, day after day, week after weeks and months after months, you are a angel with out wings, I love you and your staff!!! Thank you so much,
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  • Newport Beach, CA

    I am turning 60 and wanted to be rejuvenated for my 60th birthday gift. I searched for a year and decided on Dr Elam. He’s in Newport Beach which is a nice place to spend 2 1/2 weeks. Yes there is a cost but we spend money on less meaningful things so for us this way waaaay worth the cost!

    Dr Elam is truly incredible. I wanted the procedure to be not “too” obvious. I didn’t even tell my family that I had this done. They didn’t seem to notice except for my looking good. Dr Elam understands well the idea that some of us want to be discreet. I had laser surgery to remove the outer layer of my skin, and he’s an expert at that – he’s done it for years.

    I told everyone that I simply had done laser surgery. I was also concerned that my nose was “falling” due to age and I had that taken care of too. He’s great at that. I LOVE the results. Im not worrying about becoming 60 anymore at all. Who cares about 60 if you look Great?! My husband thought I was beautiful as I was but is also EXTREMELY delighted with what we did. He says he likes looking like he is with a younger woman. Haha. : ) I’m thrilled too. I look in the mirror and like what I see. I was hating doing “facetime” bc I felt I looked old. Ive since done FaceTime in the last week and thought “wow, I look pretty great!”

    When I was younger I knew I looked good and feel that way again now. Yay!! I may go back for an S lift at age 70 and I’ll go back to do the amazing laser surgery for sure which Dr Elam has done since it first came out. Dr Elam KNOWS what he is doing and understands the intents of women like me.

    Everyone in Dr Elam’s office are the epitomy of positivity. The entire experience has nothing negative about it. There was no pain – nothing was hard for me. You need to account for time of healing of course but, all in all, the procedure and recovery was effortless. You need to accept a little numbing that they say may last a while but I’m 2 weeks out and it is already lessening. I wouldn’t have changed anything a bit. I and my husband are beyond THRILLED.

    I love Sweet Dr Elam,(he’s such a nice person) and his staff are too. His experience I believe is 30 years and he’s always learning. It’s clear that Dr Elam and his staff CARED about my concerns. The end result is obvious but it not obvious that I had “surgery”. He says the age of 60 is ideal as it will KEEP me looking good. That was my goal. I’m one happy customer and I thank Dr Elam and his staff very sincerely. I’m so very happy and that’s why I wrote this review.

    -(Happy happy) : )

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  • Newport Beach, CA

    I have seen Dr. Elam for the past 5 years! He is the best out there! I have referred him to my closest family members.. He did my dad’s septoplasty/rhinoplasty for his chronic headaches and breathing problems. My dad is thrilled he can breath better than ever and his headaches are gone. Also, my Grandma who had a facelift and eyelid surgery.. she was 73 yrs old at the time of her surgery. She looks AMAZING and continues to see the wonderful Dr. Elam for maintenance like botox and fillers. He also did a beautiful breast lift on my best girlfriend and she also is very happy and still sees Dr. Elam for botox and fillers. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Elam. He has the most caring bedside manner and great attention to detail. He also, makes every patient feel so important. All of his surgeries look natural. Dr. Elam did a revision breast augmentation on me and you would never know I have breast implants they look so natural.. I continue to refer Dr. Elam to everyone I know who is interested in any cosmetic enhancements. He is amazing and you too will love him!

  • Aliso Viejo, CA

    Look no further, Dr. Elam is everything you want in a Plastic Surgeon, he is a friendly, warm, caring individual with a caring staff and superb surgical team. My surgical procedure inlcuded several different surgeries at one time and I was blown away how easy the process was, the pain was very minimal and the results were better than I had expected. My experience has made me want to continue my journey with Dr. Elam and get my “old self” back and be happy when I look into the mirror. Thank you Dr. Elam.

  • West Hollywood, CA

    Don’t base your judgement off reviews such as mine. If i were in your shoes i would call them and set up an appointment and you will see for yourself how fantastic Dr.Elam and his team is. Men interested in plastic surgery go here Dr. Elam’s focus is making you look as natural as possible and does a great job at it.

  • Huntington Beach, CA

    For as long as I can remember I wanted to change the shape of my nose. It was one trait left to me by my biological father. So when I started looking around for a plastic surgeon, I was very excited about making the change, but also nervous about ‘going under the knife’. I was looking for a Dr whom I could trust my face to 100% and know that the results will be exactly what I’m looking for. I went to a couple consultations, including Dr Elam. I must admit, it took me 2 years to finally decide on going through with the surgery because it would be my 1st surgery Ever – I was nervous.

    But I chose Dr Elam exactly for the reasons I listed above: I felt I could trust him & I knew he had years of experience doing rhynoplasties (as well as other plastic surgery procedures). He also was the 1st Dr who told me I had a Deviated Septum which could be fixed during the surgery.
    His team was also very helpful in every aspect of my surgery (Molly, Shelly, Dan). Dr Schwab (the anesthesiologist) was great! He & Dr Elam have been working together for over 30 years now, so I knew I was in good hands there. Nevertheless, I was very nervous going in, but after I layed on the operating table – the next thing I knew the nurse was telling me it was over!

    I cannot thank Dr Elam enough! I absolutely Love my new nose! Everyone compliments my new look already. & it’s only been a month since my surgery! My recovery has been very smooth & quick. I would Definitely recommend him!! =)

  • Costa Mesa, CA

    As far as I’m concerned Dr. Elam’s office is the happiest place on earth! Move over Disneyland! LOL! I say this because first and foremost Dr. Elam is so incredibly talented and is DOUBLE board certified in Cosmetic Surgery and Otolaryngology (E.N.T.). In addition to his obvious talent and qualifications…he also happens to have the most wonderful bed-side manner, the moment I met Dr. Elam there was an instant trust…love him! His staff is equally as amazing, knowledgeable, and customer service oriented…not to mention GORGEOUS!! Just walking in there will definitely inspire you to want to enhance your own natural beauty! On a another very important note…Dr. Elam has his own “in-house” Surgery Center…think ROCK STAR status…very private and the best part is you’re not at the mercy of an outside surgery center and their schedule…when you’re scheduled for surgery at 6:30 in the morning, Dr. Elam’s staff is ready and waiting to get you prepped and ready to go…SEAMLESSLY and PROFESSIONALLY!

    I regularly see Dr. Elam for Botox, and have a bit of Radiesse in my cheeks, and a touch of Juvederm in my lips. I love my results!!! So natural and beautiful that I have also recommended friends and family members who have all had an amazing experience as well. For instance…in January, my Mom had an Endoscopic Browlift with fat transferred to her cheeks, full-body liposuction (she has always been athletic and tiny but in recent years had developed fat pockets due to being menopausal, that she just could not get rid of on her own despite her diet and exercise routine), Co2 Laser to her face, Botox, a little Radiesse to the fine lines around her mouth, and a touch of Juvederm to her lips! The overall effect has been LIFE CHANGING, she easily looks 10+ years younger and NATURAL…most everyone around her…family, friends, and long-term clients don’t know she’s done a thing…she just sits back and happily takes all of the compliments on how “radiant”, “young”, “fresh”, and “well rested” she looks! Needless to say she is THRILLED with how she looks and will be going back to Dr. Elam for a lower facelift to address her jowl and neck concerns, in the next 6 mos. to a year in order to complete her transformation. In the very near future, my best friend and Sister are planning to have surgery with Dr. Elam as well!

    As you can probably tell, I can’t say enough about Dr. Elam and his staff…it’s clear that they all genuinely care and are focused on the happiness of their patients!