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Dr. Harry Mittelman


Dr.-Harry-MittelmanHarry Mittelman, MD, is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who has been practicing around the Peninsula and Southbay and serving Los Altos, Palo Alto, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and the entire Bay Area for over four decades.  He was also the recipient of the prestigious William K. Wright Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of Plastic Surgery.

He is the only plastic surgeon in the area who specializes exclusively in facial cosmetic surgery. As a result, Dr. Mittelman has become one of the most experienced and sought-after providers of facial cosmetic surgery available. He has taught facial cosmetic surgery as a member of the Stanford clinical faculty for over 20 years and was among the first to perform liposuction in Northern California.


Aside from depth and breadth of experience, other important things to know about a prospective facial plastic cosmetic surgeon is their approach to personal care and their concept of beauty. It is Dr. Mittelman’s goal to individualize each consultation and facial surgical procedure. This requires a certain intuition and an understanding of the patient’s expectations, as well as the coordination of the patient’s objectives within the realm of what can be achieved safely. Dr. Mittelman strives to obtain the best aesthetic result possible within the context of safety and a natural, non-surgical look. He believes that cosmetic surgery can produce beautiful results, especially when these results are so natural that they are not obvious to others.


Dr. Mittelman helped pioneer facial implant surgery, facial cosmetic laser surgery and techniques for facelift surgery. The Mittelman Extended Chin Implants and the Mittelman Pre-Jowl Implants are the most popular implants of their type in the United States and are used all over the world. Dr. Mittelman also pioneered the use of the carbon dioxide laser for cosmetic surgery in the mid-1980s. Dr. Mittelman developed the Mittelman Mighty Mini Tuck with LOCAL anesthesia, safe procedure, decreased cost, natural look, quick healing, minimal post-operative pain, out socially in one week or less. He pioneered face lift techniques with no external scars, endonasal rhinoplasties, facial implant designs, and office-based laser surgery. He was also the first user of Botox for cosmetic improvement in the northwestern United States.


In honor of his contributions to the areas of facial contouring, rhinoplasty, laser cosmetic surgery, as well as other areas of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Mittelman received the Mark Rafaty Award “for exceptional contributions to the field of Facial Plastic Surgery” by the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. He has previously received the ”Teacher of the Year” award at Stanford for his resident instruction and lectures in facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Mittelman has been very active in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been chosen by his peers to be on its Board of Directors and to serve as its treasurer for four years. He was also a founding member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Medical Societies and Credentials:

  • Board Certified – American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board Certified – American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Board Certified – American Board of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery
  • Fellowship Director– American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow– American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Founding Member– American Society of Liposuction Surgery
  • Founding Member- American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Medical Degree – University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Residency – University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Military – U.S. Air Force – Major

Dr. Mittelman and the Mittelman Plastic Surgery Center offer both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery procedures. We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.

To learn more about the facial cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures that we provide, please call our office at 650-941-8888.

Read Our Reviews

“I have been going to Dr. Mittelman for various procedures since 1999. He is personable, easy to talk to and absolutely sane about what to do and when. I appreciate his calm advice as much as i do his surgical skills, which are_the best_ A special note about the staff – they are considerate and…”

Hank B.

“I had my upper eyelids done by Dr. Mittelman. I was expecting improvement, but I think the results are fabulous. Dr. Mittelman and I talked a lot about what I was hoping to get out of the surgery and what he thought was possible. I had some wrinkles and heavy “hooding” that made me look…”

Mary S.

“Over the years I have had different procedures done by Dr. Mittelman. I prefer to have the smaller surgeries as I go along the way, they are less invasive and provide more natural results. Dr. Mittelman has delivered excellence in professionalism each and every single time. H is an excellent plastic surgeon, more like a…”

Jaqueline D.

“Dr. Mittelman, the master of administering BOTOX with fabulous results! His staff is super friendly and their office is extremely diligent in providing a safe, sterile, and clean environment, particularly during these unprecedented times – COVID-19”

KM from Monte Sereno

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