With over 25 years of private practice experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural. In addition, Calabasas breast surgeon Dr. Schwartz utilizes the latest and most advanced plastic surgery techniques, which provides his patients state-of-the-art care in addition to ensuring a rapid recovery period, without the need for drains in many cases. This allows his patients to resume work, exercise, and their normal daily activities much more quickly than is normally possible.

An Introduction to Dr. Michael R. Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz in Office

A Leading National Authority in His Field

Dr. Schwartz specializes in cosmetic procedures for the body, breasts, and face, where his keen eye and elegant artistry reveal themselves most in natural, smiling faces everywhere. He is a highly-respected national educator for Sientra and Mentor corporations' breast implants and routinely trains other leading surgeons on how to achieve optimal results during their procedures. He also teaches his innovative techniques and procedures on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers, authored book chapters and has been an invited speaker at multiple national plastic surgery meetings.

In addition to his experience, expertise and impeccable results, Dr. Schwartz possesses a rare dedication to personal, private and educational patient care that sets him apart and has earned him a reputation as one of the nation’s best breast surgeons. As one of Dr. Schwartz’s patients, you can be assured that he will treat you like a member of his family, addressing your unique cosmetic objectives to ensure you feel completely cared for throughout treatment. He also puts your post-operative needs first and is available whenever you may need assistance—a unique advantage to undergoing plastic surgery with Dr. Schwartz.

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Curriculum Vitae Michael R. Schwartz, M.D.

Personal Data

Board Certification

Hospital Affiliations

Society Memberships

Residency Training


Medical Education

Undergraduate Education

Additional Education



Book Chapters



As one of the top face, body and breast surgeons Westlake Village has to offer, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz has undergone some of the most rigorous training available to become qualified to perform impeccable and extremely natural transformations for his discerning patients. As one of the few double board certified plastic surgeons around, you can rest assured you are in extremely capable hands.

Personal Data

Birth Date: 5-18-61
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Hospital Affiliations

Westlake Cosmetic Surgery Center (Westlake Village, CA)
Specialty Surgery Center (Westlake Village, CA)
St. John’s Regional Medical Center (Oxnard, CA)
St. Johns Pleasant Valley Hospital (Camarillo, CA)
Add Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Residency Training

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Chairman: Rod Rohrich, M.D.

General Surgery
University of Southern California
Chairmen: Arthur J. Donovan, M.D., Thomas R. Demeester, M.D.

Alpha Omega Alpha
Chief Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, 1992
Chief Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, 1998

American College of Surgeons
Vice President USC House Officers Association 1990-91
Representative L.A. County Patient Care Fund 1988-92


General Surgery
University of Southern California
Chairmen: Arthur J. Donovan, M.D.

Medical Education

Doctor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Samuel Spira Award for Excellence in Plastic Surgery
Department of Neurology Certificate of Excellence
US Air Force HPSP Scholarship

Division of Plastic Surgery Microsurgery Course
Admissions Committee Representative
Physiology Basic Science Lab Teaching Assistant

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major Chemistry and Psychology
University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board
Commencement Speaker
Four Year PCAA and UOP Scholar Athlete

Varsity Swimming and Water Polo – Four Years
Student Advising Program (Peer Counseling)
Student Coordinator – Freshman Orientation 1992
Alpha Chi Sigma – National Professional Chemistry Fraternity

Additional Education

Physician CEO 2015
Kellogg School of Management
Executive Education


Michael R Schwartz, MD., FACS (Private Practice)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
4373 Park Terrace Drive Suite 101
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Attending Surgeon, Edwards Air Force Base

Chief Surgical Services, EAFB

Additional Duties
Assistant Chief of Hospital Services, EAFB

  • Emergency Medical Technician Course Director
  • Chairman – Tissue and Tumor Committee
  • Member: Infection control, Critical Care Executive Committees

Per Diem Physician – Kaiser Permanente Lancaster California

Clinical Instructor – USC Dept. of Surgery, Foregut Service

USC Department of Surgery Clinical Instructor Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Courses


“Behavioral Self-Management of Exercise”, presented at the annual convention of the Western Psychological Society, 1981

Medical Education
"Reflex increase in Heart Rate and Cardiac Output During Infusion of ATP and ATP MgCl2 in Normotensive, Normovolemic Dogs”. Presented at FASEB annual convention 1985.
“Selective vs. Cervical Sympathectomy: Blood Flow Changes in the Rabbit Ear Artery Model”. Presented at the annual meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council and at the National Student Research Forum, Winner of both the Mead Johnson Excellence in Research Award and the UTMB Surgery Award. Reviewed at the ASPRS meeting, Atlanta, 1987, Winner of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Contest 1987, Third Place Junior Basic Science Division.

Refining the indications for Arteriography in Penetrating Extremity Trauma: A Prospective Analysis”, J Vasc Surg, 17(1), 116-24, Jan 93.
“The Utility of Color Flow Doppler (Triplex) examination in Penetrating Extremity Arterial Trauma”, Am Surg, 59(6), 375-8, June 93.
Refinements in the Technique of Inferior Pedicle Breast Reduction. A simplified technique. Presented: Texas Society of Plastic Surgery, San Antonio, 1998.

Private Practice

Schwartz, MR
Breast Implants: The Current US Market
Plastic Surgery Pulse News. QMP 2013

Haws MJ, Schwartz MR, Berger LH, et al.
Sientra portfolio of Silimed brand shaped implants with high-strength silicone gel: a 5-year primary augmentation clinical study experience and a post-approval experience-results from a single-surgeon 108-patient series.
Plast Reconstr Surg (United States), Jul 2014, 134(1 Suppl) p38S-46S

Schwartz MR
Algorithm and techniques for using Sientra's silicone gel shaped implants in primary and revision breast augmentation.
Plast Reconstr Surg (United States), Jul 2014, 134(1 Suppl) p18S-27S

Schwartz MR
Discussion: risk factor analysis for capsular contracture: a 5-year Sientra study analysis using round, smooth, and textured implants for breast augmentation.
Plast Reconstr Surg (United States), Nov 2013, 132(5) p1126-7

Schwartz MR, Capizzi PJ, Movassaghi K, et al.
Sientra high-strength cohesive shaped technique: roundtable discussion
Aesthet Surg J, May 2015, 35 Suppl 1 pS22-32

Schwartz MR
Evidence Based Medicine: Breast Augmentation
Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 140: 109e, 2017.)

Calobrace MB, Schwartz MR et al.
Long Term Safety of Textured and Smooth Implants
Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 38, Issue 1, 1 January 2018, Pages 38–48,

Book Chapters

Breast Augmentation with Textured Shaped Implants
Sientra iBook 2013

Asymmetric Breast Augmentation/Mastopexy. In Calobrace et al.: Breast Augmentation
Mastopexy. 2019 Springer In Press.

Pre-Operative Evaluation and Consultation for Breast Augmentation. In Neligan Plastic Surgery
Fourth Edition, Ed Nahabidian M 2017


July 2007 ASPS Oral and Written Board Review Course Chicago
Nov 2008 Mentor Hot Topics Body Paragon Chicago
Feb 2009 Mentor Masters Series Dallas Texas
Mar 2009 Mentor Women’s Masters Series Dallas Texas
May 2009 Mentor Masters Series Dallas Texas
June 2009 Mentor Masters Series Dallas Texas
Aug 2009 Mentor Live Surgery Ultrasound Paragon – Westlake Village, Ca
Oct 2009 Mentor Masters Series Dallas Texas
Nov 2009 Mentor Masters Series Dallas Texas
Mar 2010 Mentor Masters Series Dallas Texas
Apr 2010 Mentor Masters Series Dallas Texas
May 2010 Mentor Masters Series Dallas Texas
Jun 2010 Mentor Masters Series Dallas Texas
Aug 2009 Mentor Live Surgery Ultrasound Paragon – Westlake Village, Ca
Oct 2010 Mentor Masters Series Dallas Texas
Nov 2010 Mentor Masters Series Dallas Texas
Feb 2011 Mentor CPG Faculty Summit Miami Fl
Aug 2011 Mentor Innovation Training Dallas Texas
Jul 2012 Sientra National Sales Staff Meeting Marina Del Rey California
Sep 2012 Sientra Marketing Meeting Santa Barbara California
Sep 2012 Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons San Antonio, Tx
Oct 2012 Las Vegas Society of Plastic Surgeons Las Vegas, NV
Oct 2012 ASPS Sientra Educational Forum New Orleans, La
Dec 2012 Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons Atlanta Ga
iBook – Shaped Breast Implants
Feb 2013 Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons Maui Hawaii
Apr 2013 ASAPS Sientra Educational Forum New York NY
Aug 2013 Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons Newport Coast, Ca
Aug 2013 Sientra Shaped Event Preceptorship Westlake Village Ca
Sep 2013 Sientra Shaped Event Preceptorship Westlake Village, Ca
Oct 2013 ASPS Hot Topics San Diego Ca
Oct 2013 Sientra Educational Forum San Diego Ca
Mar 2014 Sientra Shaped Event Preceptorship Westlake Village, Ca
Apr 2014 ASAPS Sientra Educational Forum San Francisco, Ca
May 2014 PSEN Dueling Perspectives Webinar Live Online
June 2014 Dueling Perspectives Meeting Washington DC
Jul 2014 PRS Shaped Implant Supplement Publication
Jul 2014 Sientra Shaped Event Preceptorship Westlake Village, Ca
Oct 2014 ASPS Sientra Educational Forum Chicago, Il
Nov 2014 Sientra Shaped Event Preceptorship Westlake Village, Ca
Mar 2015 Sientra Shaped Event Preceptorship Westlake Village, Ca
Apr 2015 ASPS Aesthetica 2015 Super Symposium Las Vegas, NV
Jul 2015 Sientra Shaped Breast Implant Preceptorship Westlake Village, Ca
Aug 2015 Santa Fe Breast and Body Symposium Santa Fe, NM
Oct 2015 Sientra Shaped Event Preceptorship Westlake Village, Ca
March 2016 Sientra Educational Counsel New York, Ny
April 2016 ASPS Sientra Educational Forum Las Vegas, Nv
April 2016 Allergan/Randquist Shaped Breast Implant Preceptorship Stockholm, Sweden
June 2016 ASPS Aesthetica Meeting/Super Symposia Washington D.C.
March 2017 ASPS Aesthetica 2017 Super Symposium New Orleans, La
May 2017 Royal and Ancient Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery South Carolina
May 2017 Beauty Through Science Meeting Stockholm, Sweden
August 2017 Motiva Breast Implant Study Meeting Costa Rica, Central America
October 2017 Sientra Shaped Event Preceptorship Westlake Village, Ca
November 2017 Guest Lecturer, Dept. of Plastic Surgery at Stanford University Palo Alto, Ca
March 2018 Motiva Breast Implant FDA Trial Principle Investigator Westlake Village, CA
September 2018 Royal and Ancient Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Pittsburg

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