Shay Dean, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Shay Dean, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Shay Dean specializes in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of the face, body, and breasts. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Having graduated from the University of Michigan, the physician specialized in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery during his residencies at the University of Florida and University of North Carolina Hospitals. Dr. Shay Dean is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Some of the procedures he performs include facelifts, brow lift, tummy tuck, dermal fillers, thigh lift, breast augmentation, breast reconstructions, and liposculpture.

The surgeon's creativity and appreciation of aesthetics were evident as early as his first grade of school when he excelled in the Gifted Program for Creative Thinking. Art continued to be a prevailing theme, as Dr. Shay Dean won numerous awards, including the Illinois Young Black Achiever and the Afro-Academic Cultural Technological and Scientific Olympics Regional Sculpture Champion. Furthermore, he was the recipient of the David A. Robinson Humanitarian Award, honoring his community leadership and volunteer work. The physician attended the University of Michigan on a full scholarship to study pre-med. Majoring in Biological Anthropology, Dr. Shay Dean also took art courses. His 4.0 GPA in his senior year of college merited him a full scholarship for medical school at the University of Michigan, where he decided what his career goal would be - plastic and reconstructive surgery.

During his medical school years, Dr. Shay Dean continued his research interests and presented his work at numerous national medical meetings, including the American College of Surgeons. He also spent a summer at UCLA Medical Center doing biomedical neurosurgical research, investigating selectively targeting brain tumors with chemotherapy agents. These efforts were recognized as the physician graduated Cum Laude in medical research in 1999. Dr. Shay Dean has over 20 years of professional experience and before practicing in California, he had a medical license for North Carolina, West Virginia, and Florida.

Procedures Dr. Shay Dean Performs at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

  • Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift (Brow Lift)
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Secondary Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reduction
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Liposuction
  • Body Contour Surgery (Lower Body Lift)
  • Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
  • Thigh-plasty (Thigh Lift)
  • Hand Surgery
  • Skin Cancer/ Mole Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Keloid Surgery
  • Abdominal Hernia Surgery
  • Facial Fractures and Injuries Repair
  • Burn Treatment and Surgery
  • Ear Reconstruction

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthNet
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Workers' Compensation

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

University of Michigan Medical School


University of Florida


University of Florida, General Surgery

University of North Carolina Hospitals, Plastic Surgery


University of North Carolina

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons American College of Surgeons
  • Publications & Media