About

Dr. Leif Rogers


Dr. Leif Rogers is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with two decades of experience serving Beverly Hills and Pasadena, California. He is a pioneer in advanced breast reconstruction, head-to-toe body remodeling and a leader in his field.

Dr. Rogers is dedicated to upholding the highest quality of standards in the art and science of cosmetic enhancement and personalized patient care. His commitment to quality extends into every patient interaction to deliver the level of excellence he himself expects from an acclaimed medical practice. Dr. Rogers’ mission goes beyond aesthetics; his goal is to enhance a person’s life.

The

Surgeon


Leif Rogers, MD, FACS is dedicated to upholding the highest quality standards in reconstructive surgery, cosmetic plastic surgery, and non-surgical aesthetics to include an optimal balance of artistry with the most sophisticated medical advances.


Our commitment to quality extends into every interaction of our patient experience to deliver the level of excellence we ourselves expect from a world-renowned medical practice.


By closely connecting with our patients’ needs and desires, LRMD identifies the most suitable surgical and non-surgical options that resolve every unique face and body issue, thereby promoting self-confidence. Together, Dr. Rogers and his trusted team are committed to making our practice the most pleasant aesthetic destination, from the initial consultation through the recovery period. To broaden the reach of its innovative techniques, LRMD aligns itself with organizations that promote patient education and healthy lifestyles.

Why Us?

The Leif Rogers, MD, FACS Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery practice is built on the philosophy of providing the highest quality reconstructive, cosmetic, and non-surgical procedures available today. We value the highest quality of ongoing professional education, therefore, we are regularly trained in the safest and most innovative advances in science that relate to our practice areas. As such, our services are ever evolving in order to offer patients comprehensive options for self improvement.

At Leif Rogers, MD, FACS Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we understand that each patient is unique and requires special treatment and care. Therefore, Dr. Rogers pays detailed attention to resolve each patient’s personal physical issues, rather than using a generalized procedure-oriented approach. His goal is to achieve each patient’s desired outcome in a way that is safe, delivers the most naturally redefined and rejuvenated appearance, and provides a healthy and functioning result.

We work from an optimistic perspective and believe that persistence, strategy, and a proactive approach to care generates superior outcomes. Whether treating a celebrity, a housewife, businessman, or a child, Dr. Rogers and his staff treat all patients with the highest level of discreet care, courtesy, and compassion.


Curriculum Vitae

2003-2004

Fellowship Aesthetic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

2001-2003

Residency Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2000-2001

Fellowship Research – Bone and Tissue Engineering Center
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

1998-2000

Residency General Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center

1997-1998

Internship General Surgery
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

1996–1997

Fellowship Research – Research Coordinator and Laboratory Manager
Division of Plastic Surgery
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

1992-1996

M.D. Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

1988-1992

B.S. Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Cum Laude

Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certified ACLS and ATLS
Certified Federal DEA
New York Medical License
California Medical License

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
Fellow of American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgery
American Medical Association
American Society of Peripheral Nerve
California Society of Plastic Surgeons

2000-2001

BONE AND TISSUE ENGINEERING CENTER, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY/DIVISION OF PLASTIC SURGERY, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER (Jeffrey Hollinger, PHD, DDS.):

Effect of Biocleanse process on allogeneic bone grafting.

Effect of PTH on calvarial bone regeneration.

Effect of –BSM and BMP on bone regeneration

Captosphere and Micro sphere clinical use development in tissue engineering

Biocompatible degradable and non-degradable synthetic polymer design for implantation in application of permanent prosthesis and biological scaffold

1996-1997

DIVISION OF PLASTIC SURGERY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,
COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS (David T.W. Chiu, MD.):

Study of the pronator teres muscle and anomalous anatomy

End-to-side nerve anastomosis using interpositional vein conduits for muscle re-innervation. Jeffrey Ascherman, MD. Palatal distraction

Prolonged tolerance of allogeneic skin grafts with monoclonal antibody perfusion

The effect of r-hGH on Achilles tendon healing time and tensile strength

1994-1997

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS (David M. Stern, MD., Magaret Schwarz, MD., Jane Wu, MD.):

The effect of a novel anti-angiogenic mediator, EMAP II on human breast carcinoma

The effect of AGEs (Advanced Glycosylation End Products) on wound healing

1990

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, ST. GEORGE’S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL, LONDON, ENGLAND (H.Crisp, MD):

The clinical features of late onset anorexia nervosa

1987

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, INTERNSHIP PROGRAM,
NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE:

Regeneration of the spino-thalamic tract in the red-eared turtle

2006

Howard J. Seeherman, PhD, VMD, Kodi Azari, MD, Sean Bidic, MD, Leif Rogers, MD, X. Jian Li, MD,
Jeffrey O. Hollinger, DDS, PhD and John M. Wozney, PhD

rhBMP-2 Delivered in a Calcium Phosphate Cement Accelerates Bridging of Critical-Sized Defects.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American), 88:1553-1565.

2002 August

Rhee S, Rogers L, Gorlick N, Chiu DT

Extended rat-ear flap model: a new rodent model for studying the effects of vessel supercharging on flap viability

Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2002 August. Presented at New York Society for surgery of the Hand 1997 Residents and Fellows Conference. (1st prize)

2000 April

Ascherman JA, Marvin VP, Rogers L, Prisant N.

Palatal distraction clef palate model

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, April 2000. American Cleft Palate Association (lead abstract); Plastic Surgery Research Council (poster). Currently in clinical trials.

1998

Ting J, Rogers L, Marin VP, Hu J, Ascherman JA, Chiu DT.

End-to-side neurrorhaphies using autogenous vein grafs

American College of Surgeons, Surgical Forum 1998, October 18-21, 1998, Chicago, Illinois.
Presented: American Society of Peripheral Nerve, Eighth Annual Meeting, May 22-28, 1998 Vancouver, BC,
Canada. Presented New York Society for surgery of the Hand, 1997, Residents and Fellows Conference. (1st
prize)

1997 February

Wu J, Rogers L, Schmit A, Stern D.

The effect of AGEs on wound healing

Presented: Plastic Surgery Research Council, Galveston, Texas, February, 1997; Department of Surgery Resident Research Competition, 1997 (1st prize)

2018

Art of Male Aesthetics Panel, San Diego, CA

2018

Post Surgical Healing, Las Vegas, NV

2018

Fat Grafting to the Face, Las Vegas, NV

2018

More Than a Pretty Face: The Importance of Body Shaping, San Diego, CA

2018

Energy (RFAL), Vaser and Liposuction in Body Sculpting, Los Angeles, CA

2018

Profound Radio Frequency Microneedling, Los Angeles, CA

2017

5 Reasons Why BodyTite is Changing the Industry, Los Angles, CA

2017

5 Reasons BodyTite is Changing the Industry,
The Aesthetic Show, Las Vegas, NV

2017

Post Surgical Healing, Las Vegas, NV

2017

Advanced Breast Reconstruction, Las Vegas, NV

2013

The Gay Male Make-Over Market – The Importance of the Market.

2013

THE Aesthetic Show, Las Vegas, NV
2013 Ultimate Body Contouring Duo – Liposonix & VASERshape
Webinar on the science and cosmetic application of high intensity focused
ultrasound. Presented August 28, 2013

The Doctors TV

Types of Breast Implants. Implants vs. Fat Grafting

2019

The Doctors TV

Fix for 20-Year-Old Painful Breast Implants

2019

The Doctors TV

Is Fat Transfer a Permanent Solution After Breast Implant Removal?

2019

The Doctors TV

What are your options after a Breast Implant Rupture?

2018

The Doctors TV

Natural Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting to Breast

2018

The Doctors TV

Ultherapy

2018

The Doctors TV

Correcting Silicone Injections

2011

The Daily Mail

Procedures performed on Kathie Lee and Hoda You Feel

The Today Show

#1 Secret Ingredient to Cheat Your Age

Aesthetic TV

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

EXTRA

Otoplasty: Beauty By Numbers

Frontiers Magazine

Men’s Cosmetics Surgery

EXTRA

Angelina Jolie Double Masectomy

CBS The Doctors TV

Trauma Resulting in Scar

CBS The Doctors TV

Rapidly-Aging Hands Medical Course

CBS The Doctors TV

Fat Transfer for Skinny Legs

EXTRA

Jim Magni Penthouse

CBS The Doctors TV

Corrective Silicone Injections

Extra/NBC 4

Latest Plastic Surgery Secrets

Hollywood Reporter

Latest Beauty Treatments

Rusnak Events

Cancer Support Community “Ladies Night Out”

EXTRA

Beauty Show

Arroyo Magazine

Beauty with the Nips and Tucks

Hollywood Reporter

Botox Treatments

E! Network

Botched Presents Perfect

Good Morning Britain

How to Look Like Ivanka Trump

EXTRA

Profound RF

2000

NIST Grant, Private Funding (Alexion, Regenerative Technologies)

1997

Plastic Surgery Education Foundation

1996-1997

Columbia University Department of Surgery Start-up Fund

1995

National Institute of Health Student Research Fellowship

HELPS International

A Medical Volunteer team dedicated to bringing medical services to rural communities in Guatemala and Mexico.

Iraq Star

A national non-profit foundation dedicated to providing reconstructive surgeries to wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans helping them return to their pre-war lives