Nicholas Lahar, MD

Lahar Plastic Surgery is a full-service cosmetic surgery resource serving the community of Beverly Hills, California. Under the leadership of Nicholas Lahar, MD, the practice has helped countless women and men feel great about the way they look.

A highly educated and well-trained physician, Dr. Lahar first developed an interest in medicine after shadowing a plastic surgeon during a high school senior project. He first earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

From there, Dr. Lahar went on to earn his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. He then refined his skills and knowledge through residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Lahar completed additional training in aesthetic/cosmetic plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Advancements in cosmetic surgery tools and techniques have expanded the world of plastic surgery. There are treatments available today that far exceed the options available just a few short years ago. Dr. Lahar is dedicated to exploring the very latest in cosmetic surgery to bring those benefits to his patients.

From liposuction to rhinoplasty, arm lifts to facelifts, Brazilian butt lifts to post-bariatric surgery, Lahar Plastic Surgery delivers outcomes that earn a reputation for excellence. Dr. Lahar specializes in breast augmentation, breast lift techniques, and rhinoplasty.

In the wrong hands, plastic surgery can lead to an overly “done” look, or even worse, a disfigurement that requires revision surgery. Dr. Lahar has the optimal blend of technical proficiency combined with the artistic eye needed to create beautiful and natural-looking results.

If you are curious about the possibilities that plastic surgery can offer, schedule a time to come in and meet Dr. Lahar and his team. You can discuss your treatment goals and explore procedures that can move you closer to your aesthetic ideal.

Face

What really needs to be said about the weight our facial features carry to our everyday living? Our faces are the first interaction with one another and help to convey lasting impressions. Many patients come to me with the complaint of having a “tired appearance” or looking older. When our faces do not convey what we feel inside, it can cause us distress. The aging process is very complex and different for each individual.

As plastic surgeons, we have learned so much about the aging process in the last decade or so that has given us a wealth of information about how to address it at every step. Facial aging occurs at the skin level, soft tissues, and even the bone. In addition to the “drooping” of the skin there is also a loss of soft tissue and bony changes that may require additional volume or shifting. Each person’s face ages differently and even different sides of the face can age differently. Dr. Lahar uses a comprehensive facial analysis to analyze the changes in the face in order to come up with a personalized action plan.

Obviously, the nose is part of the face and it, too, can age. However, while face rejuvenation is intended to reverse the aging process, rhinoplasty is generally used to treat breathing issues or cosmetic concerns. Because of its central position on the face, surgery of the nose can be completely life changing both from a functional, as well as, aesthetic perspective. Frequently, both aspects are combined together and occasionally insurance can help to cover the cost of repair of the breathing problems. Dr. Lahar previously trained with some of the highest level rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and facial rejuvenation surgeons and has modified their methods to create his signature beautiful, natural results.

Body

Body procedures typically involve removal of fat, removal of excess skin, and/or muscle tightening procedures. The most popular procedures include liposuction, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), and fat grafting procedures such as the “Brazilian Butt Lift.” Many of the older techniques and philosophies focused primarily on simply removing fat and the excess skin, but less about the artistry of body contouring.

Body contouring has come so far and we now have techniques that address each individual’s anatomy. Even something as “simple” as the concept of liposuction (vacuum removal of fat with a small tube ) has the potential to sculpt a person’s body in ways that can enhance hip curves, highlight muscles, and rejuvenate the figure. When that technology is combined with excess skin removal and skin tightening procedures, the results can be astounding.

While abdominoplasty is the most common skin-reduction surgery that is performed, there are other procedures performed as well to address extra skin, particularly after major weight loss. These include extended tummy tuck procedures, body lifts, bra lifts, brachioplasty (arm lift), and thighplasty (thigh lift).

Because of the potential length of these surgeries, patient safety must be highlighted and discussed. Optimizing patient safety may mean separating the procedures to be performed into shorter surgeries that allow you to recover before embarking on the next stage. You may also be prescribed medications or a diet regimen to optimize healing and reduce complications depending on your risk factors. Dr. Lahar will perform a comprehensive evaluation and discuss your goals and priorities. You will then formulate a plan with him to address all your concerns.

Body procedures typically involve removal of fat, removal of excess skin, and/or muscle tightening procedures. The most popular procedures include liposuction, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), and fat grafting procedures such as the “Brazilian Butt Lift.” Many of the older techniques and philosophies focused primarily on simply removing fat and the excess skin, but less about the artistry of body contouring.

Body contouring has come so far and we now have techniques that address each individual’s anatomy. Even something as “simple” as the concept of liposuction (vacuum removal of fat with a small tube ) has the potential to sculpt a person’s body in ways that can enhance hip curves, highlight muscles, and rejuvenate the figure. When that technology is combined with excess skin removal and skin tightening procedures, the results can be astounding.

While abdominoplasty is the most common skin-reduction surgery that is performed, there are other procedures performed as well to address extra skin, particularly after major weight loss. These include extended tummy tuck procedures, body lifts, bra lifts, brachioplasty (arm lift), and thighplasty (thigh lift).

Because of the potential length of these surgeries, patient safety must be highlighted and discussed. Optimizing patient safety may mean separating the procedures to be performed into shorter surgeries that allow you to recover before embarking on the next stage. You may also be prescribed medications or a diet regimen to optimize healing and reduce complications depending on your risk factors. Dr. Lahar will perform a comprehensive evaluation and discuss your goals and priorities. You will then formulate a plan with him to address all your concerns.

Breast

The breast is an integral part to the female form. From every angle, the breast enhances the feminine body contour. Happiness with ones breast appearance is associated sexual satisfaction and improved psychological well-being.

Like the rest of the body, there are many different types of breasts, breast shapes, and breast ages. Therefore each individual’s anatomy and goals must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. A combination of thorough history, physical exam with breast measurements, breast implant sizing, and discussion is included in every consultation. These conversations between Dr. Lahar and the patient will result in a comprehensive plan that will gain the best results possible.

Aesthetic breast surgery takes many forms depending on what is desired. Breast augmentation seeks to simply increase the current volume of the breast with a breast implant and/or fat injection. Typically in breast augmentation, the breast has a good shape but just needs to be enhanced in size. Breast lift and breast reduction raise and rejuvenate a breast that may be sagging, heavy, or sitting too low. Breast augmentation and breast lift can also be combined together in the right scenario to get even more stellar results!

Dr. Lahar has also performed surgeries on patients with less common anatomy such as tubular breast anatomy, restricted breast, significant asymmetry. These atypical cases require even more careful planning to help achieve optimal results and symmetry. The native breast anatomy needs to be appropriately adjusted and reshaped in order to re-create more typical breast anatomy. This skillset requires a complete knowledge of breast and chest wall anatomy in order to minimize problems with tissue healing and nipple sensation.

Non-surgical

The family of non-surgical cosmetics is large and is continuing to grow. This group includes neuromodulators such as Botox® and Dysport®, hyaluronic acid(HA) fillers such as Juvederm® and Restalyne®. Very superficial skin treatments include chemical peels, laser and light therapy.

Each of these products works in the superficial layers of the face and body where surgery alone does not typically address. Neuromodulators temporarily weaken the muscle in the face, reducing wrinkling with movement. Fillers volumize the superficial tissues such as the lips, nasolabial folds, and jaw line, allowing Dr. Lahar to sculpt and mold deficient areas. Lasers and chemical peels remove superficial skin and allow the skin to regrow with healthy and youthful tissues.

What is wonderful about these products is that, used in the right patient, they alone can be powerful means of enhancing skin quality, increasing volume, and minimizing wrinkles. Most of these treatments can be used individually or in combination with each other.

Using non-surgical treatments also can be the “icing on the cake” when combined with a surgical procedure. For instance, in a face-lift, the deeper tissues are lifted to reverse the drooping of the tissues with age. A facelift will not address the more superficial tissues such as the skin quality and superficial wrinkling. A facial filler such as the HA family or the patient’s own fat can help volumize deficient areas. Skin treatments like laser or chemical peels can remove superficial aging cells, allowing the re-growth of beautiful rejuvenated skin that glows.

A comprehensive facial analysis of the superficial and deep tissues in combination with the patient goals is necessary to create the ideal plan to bring out the best you.

Call Gallery Contact Location
Contact Us
Skip to content