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About Dr. Cohen

From his first experience working with a plastic surgeon during high school, Dr. Robert Cohen knew he would someday become a plastic surgeon himself. 

I was around sixteen. I had seen plastic surgeons performing their work—in person and on TV—and I knew that it just fit with my personality and skill set,” he says. “I was always artistically inclined and good with my hands, and I really loved the way surgery could instantly help people. Once I had a chance to spend time in the OR and really see what surgery was about, all of my plans from that point on were designed to achieve my goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Dr. Robert Cohen

Dr. Cohen discusses his background

Dr. Cohen discusses his early aspirations of being a plastic surgeon, his top-notch education, and how his hands-on training and experience helped him become the accomplished surgeon he is today.

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Meet Dr. Cohen

Unsurpassed Medical Training

Dr. Cohen was accepted into several of the nation's top medical schools, and ultimately selected Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans for its intense hands-on surgery training.

In medical school, he earned top honors in surgery and published numerous research papers. One of these appeared in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Cohen was accepted into the exclusive Ivy League plastic and reconstructive surgery program at Dartmouth (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center). There he honed his skills under the instruction of some of the world’s leading plastic surgeons and educators.

During his residency, Dr. Cohen:

  • Published a textbook chapter
  • Served as chief resident
  • Traveled to North Vietnam as part of a 3-week medical mission to repair children’s cleft lip and palate deformities

Going above and beyond

While many plastic surgeons opt to start their careers after residency training, Dr. Cohen chose to pursue additional, advanced training in aesthetic surgery.

He was selected over some of the world’s most promising young plastic surgeons for a highly-coveted aesthetic surgery and laser surgery fellowship with world-renowned Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. W. Grant Stevens. Additionally, he was the first ever to be offered this fellowship for a full year.

In 2005, Dr. Cohen returned home to Scottsdale, Arizona to establish what is now a thriving private practice. He earned board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2006, and continues to be an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Through his continuous research, publishing, and presenting, Dr. Cohen has pushed the frontiers of his specialty and emerged as a thought leader in aesthetic surgery. He is regularly invited to present and teach courses to his fellow plastic surgeons on topics such as optimal techniques in breast augmentation and complex breast revision surgery. Dr. Cohen is a key opinion leader and consultant for Sientra, and has also been a consultant for LifeCell and Puregraft.

Dr. Cohen has been a leading figure in Scottsdale’s plastic surgery circle and has won numerous “Top Doc” awards from Phoenix magazine, Castle Connolly, as well as other peer-voted lists of the best plastic surgeons.

An eye for aesthetics and technical skills

As a board-certified plastic surgeon and an unabashed perfectionist, Dr. Cohen is committed to providing the most symmetrical and natural-looking results possible. He understands that every surgical procedure calls for an individual approach that accounts for the patient's unique anatomy and cosmetic goals.

His patient photos are a testament to the results he provides: proportions that match the patient’s figure, but enhance it in a way that looks natural.

Expanding Horizons

Recently, Dr. Cohen decided to expand his plastic surgery practice to include a Beverly Hills/West Hollywood area office.  In addition to servinge the growing number of patients he sees from Southern California, this move was motivated by a desire to be near his wife’s family as well as missing the Southern California lifestyle.

Dr. Cohen is particularly excited to be teaming up with renowned aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer, a leader in energy- and laser-based skin treatments, high-definition liposculpture, and facial fillers/skin care who regularly treats A-list celebrities and some of the most discerning patients from around the world seeking the best possible care.

In a new, state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Cohen will be performing all of the surgeries he has become recognized for, with the additional advantage that patients with skin elasticity or other such issues can receive additional improvements based on Dr. Emer's expertise using the latest lasers and energy-based technologies.

This collaboration will allow for truly cutting-edge options for patients interested in aesthetic surgery.

How to choose a plastic surgeon

Dr. Robert Cohen shares his favorite tips for choosing the best plastic surgeon to serve your needs. In this video, he addresses board certification, before-and-after photos, and other popular topics.

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Following a Dream to a Rewarding Path

Dr. Robert Cohen’s well-planned path to becoming a respected Beverly Hills/West Hollywood plastic surgeon has required a tremendous amount of training, work, and continued refinement. This effort has culminated in an extremely successful and rewarding career in aesthetic plastic surgery.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon who draws patients from Los Angeles and beyond, Dr. Cohen considers the journey an ongoing one. He continues to pursue excellence in every aspect of plastic surgery, from patient care to industry leadership and technical innovation.

Learn Even More About Dr. Cohen

You can learn more about Dr. Cohen and his practice by visiting the following pages:

If you live near the Beverly Hills/West Hollywood area and you are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon, request a consultation online with Dr. Cohen, or call (310) 620-7855 to schedule an appointment.

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