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Andrew T. Cohen, M.D. F.A.C.S.

P: 310-598-1466
F: 310-659-9599

Beverly Hills Location:

9400 Brighton Way Suite 201
Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210

Encino Location:

16260 Ventura blvd, Suite 210
Encino , CA 91436

Valencia Location:

27420 Tourney Rd Suite 220 Valencia, Ca. 91355

Lancaster Location:

1314 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534

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Male Breast Reduction

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Medications, genetics, and weight gain all contribute to a condition in men called Gynecomastia, meaning excess male breast tissue. I see many young boys as well as adult men with male breast tissue. This is a common complaint in my practice. The best option for removing the excess tissue is liposculpture with direct excision of the breast tissue. Many surgeons who don’t practice plastic surgery don’t understand the techniques necessary to get the best result. It is necessary to do BOTH direct excision and liposuction to contour the chest to make it flat. This is usually a two hour outpatient surgery. Recovery is usually 1-2 weeks, and most patients return to work after a few days. I do use drains and men wear a male vest for 2-3 weeks under their clothes to allow the skin to retract efficiently.

Although it is generally considered a non-reimbursable cosmetic procedure, an insurance company might make an exception if the excess tissue is causing irritation and pain, eg: rubbing against clothing. For more information about gynecomastia surgery, please contact my Patient Care Coordinator Shelley Hirschman at (310) 659-8771 or by email at

What Does “Board Certified” Really Mean?

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 8:56 pm

FYI: Just because a doctor is “board certified” it does not necessarily mean they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). In many states, a licensed physician from any medical field can perform cosmetic procedures without being board certified in plastic surgery. When choosing a plastic surgeon, make sure they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is the only board that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body. Dr. Cohen has been an ABPS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon since 2002.

Are You A Mommy Makeover Candidate?

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 11:23 pm

If you’ve had kids, then you have probably noticed changes in your body including saggy breasts, a stretched out tummy, and random excess fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. I can help you regain your pre-pregnancy body with a Mommy Makeover, which is a catch-all phrase for breast and tummy surgery.

After a decade of operating in Los Angeles as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, I feel that I have perfected my techniques. As bathing suit styles have changed, we are making a lower incision on the abdomen. My patients appreciate a very low incision that can be hidden, and I maintain as short a scar as possible. The belly button has a minimal incision that I call the “Beverly Hills Belly Button.” This is a special unique procedure that keeps the incision hidden in the belly button to create an “inny” as part of the tummy tuck. Liposculpture is an adjunct to perfect the result and restore the youthful pre-baby body.

Breast augmentation post pregnancy is also individualized as some patients need just volume, and some will need repositioning of the nipple areolar complex. I perform hundreds of breast augmentation surgeries a year. A submuscular implant with silicone gel or saline has been our standard.

After discussing your goals and expectations, I will customize your Mommy Makeover based on the procedures you choose. This is one of my most popular procedures, because patients tell their friends that the Mommy Makeover is both physically and emotionally beneficial.

For more information about a Mommy Makeover, please contact Shelley, my Patient Care Coordinator, at (310) 659-8771 or email her at

See Your Results BEFORE Breast Augmentation Surgery with my Vectra 3D Imaging System

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm

“How big should I go?” is the most common question I hear during breast augmentation consults, so I use state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology designed to help you choose a size that works best for you.
After discussing your goals and expectations, I use my Vectra 3D imaging system to snap an ultra-high resolution photo of your breasts, and upload the image to a computer. Then I can digitally alter the photo to show you what your breasts will look like at different cup sizes, and I can show you the results from many different angles. Armed with this information, you will have a much better idea of how you will look after your procedure.
To learn more about Vectra 3D imaging or to book a breast augmentation consult, please contact Shelley Hirschman, my Patient Care Coordinator, at (310) 659-8771, or email her at