Dr. Justin West

Justin West, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon and is the Medical Director of Finesse Plastic Surgery. Dr. West has advanced fellowship training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body.

Education / Training

Fellowship
Aesthetic Surgery Fellow
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, NY

Internship & Residency
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Georgetown University Hospital, DC

Medical School
Jefferson Medical College

Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Pomona College, Claremont, CA

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About Dr. Justin West

As the son of a nurse and surgeon, Dr. West knew at a very young age he would pursue a career in medicine. Dr. West received his Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He then interned in the surgical laboratory at the University of California, Irvine where he helped test new technologies for heart bypass surgery. During this time he published journal articles in the fields of trauma and cardiac surgery.

He attended the prestigious six-year integrated residency program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, where he trained under world-renowned surgeons in the fields of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. After completing his residency, Dr. West pursued a subspecialty in aesthetic surgery at the distinguished Manhattan, Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

During this year, he gained extensive experience and studied advanced techniques in cosmetic surgery of the face and body under the direction of internationally recognized experts. He was also a mentor and instructor for plastic surgery residents from NYU and Cornell University.

 

Patient Stories

Dr. West,

I cannot begin to tell you how much easier you have made this journey for me. Words are not adequate to thank you for all your time, your expertise, and your compassion. You have made me feel confident and comfortable from the first day we met and I will forever be grateful that you chose to use your talents to help women like me. You have made an incredible difference in this world and an incredible difference in my life!

All my gratitude,

Sarah

In January 2013, I was diagnosed with stage 2, grade 9, invasive ductal carcinoma. My invasive tumor was the size of a quarter. I had a lymph node involvement. My treatment included double mastectomy, chemotherapy and tamoxifen.

By June 2013, I completed chemotherapy rounds and graduated as a speech language pathologist – a 6 year journey I started for my son.

In December 2013, I ran a 5K Christmas run in a time of 19:16. I was 45 years old and won my age category. I could not have done any of these things without the love and support of family, friends and medical team. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! 

Dr. West, Mychael, Casey and staff,

Thank you for providing such wonderful service and for taking such great care of me before, during, and after my procedure. You guys are the best and I am thrilled I found you.

Jenn

Dear Dr. West,

I just wanted to thank you once again for taking such good care of me. I really appreciate your wonderful bedside manners and your staff is superb, friendly and comforting. 

Laurie

Dear Dr. West,

I would like to thank you for what you have done, making a dream come true; something that 3 or 4 months ago I would have not thought possible to turn into reality. To think just around 2 months ago (which seems like yesterday) I was doing what I am doing now, sitting down at a computer typing a letter but this time I get to thank you. Because of you I get to look into a mirror and not be let down and feel insecure; instead I get a rush of confidence and joy. I feel like anything is possible now. I really don’t know how I can say thank you and show you how appreciative I am for what you have done for me.

I would write “thank you” a million times but I still don’t think that would be enough. I couldn’t be happier the way my ears look and turned out; it’s just how I imagined. I do plan on repaying you some day I don’t know how but I will. I will always be grateful for what you did for changing my life:

-for allowing me to leave all the bullying days behind me to not have to worry about how my ears looks like every second of every day

Dr. West

I began researching cosmetic surgery as an option when I turned 63. I found myself unhappy with significant signs of old age beginning to show on my face more than anywhere else. A friend referred me to Dr. Justin West. Undertaking a major procedure such as a facelift not only involves due diligence in researching credentials but also a feeling of compassion and empathy from the surgeon. I found both qualities from Dr. West; stellar credentials and empathy. My first consultation with Dr. West put me and my husband at total ease. He listened to my expectations, explained various options, and even made suggestions I had not considered. He detailed timetables, benefits and risks for each procedure. He encouraged us to return whenever we needed to talk with him further and reassured us he would be available to answer all our concerns. We felt no pressure. Following my consultation, I chose Dr. West for my face and neck lift, and eyelid surgery.

Hi Dr. West,

Happy Holidays! I just came from my appointment with Dr. Link. He said, “It doesn’t get better than your reconstruction. It’s a 10 out of 10.” So thank you for being so awesome! You are amazing!!!

Sincerely,

Tina

My experience with CoolSculpting was really great. It wasn’t painful at all -- as a matter of fact I fell asleep during some of the procedures. It was a really good experience. I’ll tell you - this is the real deal. These people treat you like family.

Dr. Justin,

I just wanted to update you this following year on how things are going. FANTASTIC! The surgery has held up. There has been just minimal drop. I take very good care of them. I must say it helps tremendously due to the size, to wear a breathable ah-bra or other supportive bra 24/7. This helps keep gravity and any shifting to a minimum. I continue to highly recommend your team and the entire practice to my Cali friends. The level of professionalism and passion and dedication in my opinion is second to none. Your team sets the bar high. I will be forever grateful for all your hard work and attention to detail. Thank you so much for all you have given me. Blessings to you and your family.

Dr. West,

Growing up I was never really happy with my breast size. Being from Southern California I spent the majority of my time ( outside of work) in tank tops and summer dresses, and I was always disappointed in the way clothes fit me. In my thirties after breast feeding baby number two, I decided it was time to make a change. I went to see Dr West in Temecula office. He was great about helping me decided on which implant was right for me. I wanted the best aesthetic look for my body frame, and did not want the “obvious implant” look I was also struggling to lose my post pregnancy baby weight and talked to him about the possibility of a tummy tuck. After talking to me at length, Dr West helped me to decide in a breast augmentation and liposuction.