Newsweek America’s Best Plastic Surgeons 2024

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FACES+’s Dr. Steven Cohen is one of Newsweek America’s Best Plastic Surgeons 2024! Voted among the best of the best in the nation, Dr. Cohen was selected from thousands of surgeons across the United States based on votes from industry peers, recommendations, and credentials. Bestowed an outstanding four honors in total for Best Facelift Surgery, Best Eyelid Surgery, Best Rhinoplasty, Best Liposuction, and Best Breast Augmentation. Dr. Cohen’s accolades confirm his surgical skills and diligence in patient care.

Newsweek partnered with respected global research firm Statista to compile an authoritative list of the very best plastic surgeons in America, and are selected by leading experts! With over 40,000 procedures performed over 30 years, Dr. Cohen’s credentials and reputation for excellence speak for themselves. Southern California residents can receive a premium patient experience from an acclaimed local surgeon. Book with board-certified plastic surgeon and craniomaxillofacial specialist Dr. Cohen at his state-of-the-art San Diego office. Offering an extensive suite of procedures for the face, breasts, and body, he can use his nationally-recognized expertise to help you find your dream aesthetic! Call (858) 453-7224 or complete the inquiry form on our website.

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Voted Top Plastic Surgeon by Peers

Plastic surgeons aren’t handed their reputations on a silver platter; they’re earned from the quality of the work they do. Doctors, health care professionals, and administrators completed a nationwide survey to highlight the outstanding work of the country’s best surgeons. These individuals have a wealth of experience in plastic surgery and understand the importance of excellence in the field. What’s more, they know a first-rate plastic surgeon when they see one. 

Dr. Cohen is thrilled and proud to be honored by his peers. As a testament to his training, years of hard work, and thousands of highly satisfied and repeat patients, to the many that know him, the survey’s results are not surprising. 

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Number One for Facelifts in San Diego

Voted Best Plastic Surgeon for Facelifts in the San Diego area in the 2024 Newsweek Poll, Dr. Cohen came 8th nationally for facelifts, out of 175 nominated doctors. He is also the number-one surgeon for facelifts in Southern California. The facelift is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures in the country. And every year, thousands of people undergo facelift surgery to help them smooth away signs of aging and rejuvenate their visage. Dr. Cohen performs facelifts, mini facelifts, and the exclusive California Facelift at his San Diego location. 

Dr. Cohen ranked in the following categories:

  • Ranked No. 13 for Best Breast Augmentation
  • Ranked No. 8 for Best Facelift
  • Ranked No. 29 for Best Liposuction
  • Ranked No. 24 for Best Rhinoplasty
  • Ranked No. 20 for Best Eyelid Surgery

America’s Best Plastic Surgeons 2024 were determined based on three main data sources:

Online Survey by State: During the survey period from March to April 2024, thousands of medical experts with knowledge of plastic surgery (doctor/surgeons, plastic surgery clinic manager and medical professionals) were invited to an online survey in cooperation with Newsweek. During the survey period, over 8,400 votes for plastic surgeons were collected and analyzed within each cosmetic surgery procedure.

Quality Score: For In-State recommendations, participants were asked to assess the quality of care (e.g., consultation, complications, follow-up care, outcome) for each plastic surgeon.

Certification: Plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery received 5% towards their total score.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed that patients underwent 125,697 facelift procedures in 2017. (1) These figures remain high and relatively unchanged in 2024. A facelift procedure from Newsweek’s best facelift surgeon in San Diego is a surefire way to restore and refine your facial features effectively.

Dr. Cohen is a prominent figure in the aesthetic surgery field, as well as an expert in complex, medically-necessary craniomaxillofacial procedures. As a result, he’s a doctor of national and international renown, and consecutively makes America’s Best Plastic Surgeons List year after year. So rest assured; when you choose a facelift at FACES+, you’re getting some of the highest quality surgical expertise in Southern California!

Top-Tier Plastic Surgery at FACES+

At FACES+ it’s easy to find the right surgery for your needs. Following Dr. Cohen’s prestigious recognition, here is a rundown of the top procedures he was recently recognized for.


The facelift, or rhytidectomy is the gold standard surgical procedure for facial rejuvenation. A facelift can transform sagging jowls, drooping eye hollows and poor jaw and chin definition to help you regain your youthful appearance. Moreover, Facelifts at FACES+ aren’t just limited to the standard facelift surgery. Dr. Cohen also offers the Mini Facelift and California Facelift, allowing patients the freedom to choose the surgery that suits them best. Patients can also choose to augment their facelift with other procedures, such as:

  • Facial Fat Grafting
  • Neck Lift
  • Injectables
  • Laser Treatments
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • ACP Therapy

Eyelid Enhancement

Eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty is one of the most common operations performed on the face. (2) It’s a way for patients to reawaken and restore vitality in the eye area. It’s an effective way for patients to address functional and aesthetic issues in the eyelids in one highly individualized procedure. Sagging skin in the upper and lower eyelids can give others the impression that we are always tired, or even mad. Dr. Cohen can perform a blepharoplasty procedure to remove the excess skin and fat from the eyelids for a brighter, more awake look. Patients may also consider a Brow Lift to rejuvenate their upper face and accentuate the results of their blepharoplasty.


The rhinoplasty is a surgical alteration of the nose to achieve a patient’s desired silhouette. It’s also not exclusively a cosmetic procedure. The surgery can also improve nasal function where there is an obstruction and/or reduced airflow. (3) Rhinoplasties or “nose jobs” are highly individualized, complex surgeries, and only the most skilled plastic surgeons have the skills and knowledge to perform them. Dr. Cohen’s ranking as one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the country is a reassuring reminder that you’ll be in the safest of hands! Alongside rhinoplasty, he also offers corrective surgery for the ears.


Liposuction is a versatile way to remove unwanted fat from the body permanently. It can be used in many areas, including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, back, and buttocks. Dr. Cohen can also perform state-of-the-art VASER Hi Def liposculpture – the removal of fat and the tightening of skin simultaneously through the use of targeted ultrasound energy. Benefits of VASER include:

  • Greater emulsification (breaking down) of fat 
  • Shorter operating time
  • Blood vessel and nerve preservation
  • Less postoperative pain, easier recovery
  • Less chance of hematoma (serious bruising) (4)

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Candidates for Plastic Surgery

Good candidates for plastic surgery:

  • Are healthy individuals who maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Are a stable weight, within 30 lb of their ideal weight
  • Have no serious underlying medical conditions
  • Have no serious medication allergies
  • Want to achieve long-term aesthetic results through surgery
  • Have realistic expectations of the benefits and limitations of surgery
  • Are bothered by the aesthetic appearance of their face, breasts, or body
  • Do not smoke (this includes cigarettes, vapes, and other nicotine products)
  • Have a positive outlook and understand the importance of preparation, treatment, and aftercare

If you’re ready to discuss undergoing a surgical or non-surgical procedure at FACES+, please call (858) 453-7224 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with San Diego’s premier plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven R. Cohen.

Personal Consultation with Dr. Cohen

A personal consultation is a way for providers and patients to find out more about each other. This is an important part of the process, as you will be undergoing an invasive surgical procedure. Dr.Cohen is eager to collaborate with his patients and use his expert skills and years of experience to formulate an effective treatment plan for every individual. Consultations before surgery usually involve:

  • Patient intake form completion
  • Review of medical history
  • Detailed discussion of your needs
  • In-depth explanation of the procedure
  • Outline of expected outcomes
  • Instruction on preparation and recovery
  • Patient education regarding aftercare

Getting to Us

FACES+ is located in the beautiful, sun-soaked city of San Diego. Dr. Cohen understands that not everybody lives in the vicinity, but that they still want to receive surgical services from one of America’s leading plastic surgeons. That’s why our Travel Coordinator can provide complimentary guidance and travel information to ensure your journey here and back home is comfortable and uncomplicated.

Interested patients can also inquire about a Custom VIP Experience at FACES+. Let our Concierge Service make things easier for you so you can focus on what matters most in your daily life. To get more information about Travel Arrangements, to plan a trip, or to ask about our VIP services, please visit the Travel to FACES+ page.

Cost of a Facelift in San Diego, CA

Surgical costs are dependent on the services you choose. Discuss your concerns at a personal consultation with Dr. Steven R. Cohen. Take your first step by filling out an online form on the FACES+ website, or by simply calling our office directly at (858) 453-7224.

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  2. Patel BC, Malhotra R. Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty. PubMed. Published 2020. 
  3. Fichman M, Piedra Buena IT. Rhinoplasty. PubMed. Published 2020. 
  4. de Souza Pinto EB, Chiarello de Souza Pinto Abdala P, Montecinos Maciel C, de Paula Turchiari dos Santos F, Pessoa Martello de Souza R. Liposuction and VASER. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2006;33(1):107-115.