R. Laurence Berkowitz MD
About the Practice
“Less is more.”
– Mies van der Rohe, Bauhaus Architect and Designer
The patient-doctor relationship is of utmost importance to Dr. R. Laurence Berkowitz and his team. From the moment you walk in the doors of our practice, you will be met with friendly faces who genuinely care about you and will diligently work to ensure you have a positive experience. Dr. Berkowitz will try to build and maintain strong communication with you from the beginning by attentively listening to your concerns, being open and honest about what you can expect from our procedures, and genuinely caring about what you say and feel. Dr. Berkowitz’s goal is to alleviate any concerns you may have in order to create the most comfortable, positive, and satisfying experience for you.
At our practice, we also try our best to avoid a “plastic” look. Dr. Berkowitz believes he can create a refreshed, natural-looking appearance which can make you look as though you’ve just returned from a relaxing vacation instead of looking like you just had surgery. At our practice, we truly think less is more. Dr. Berkowitz usually discourages radical or extensive procedures, as he believes impressive results can be achieved through less work, minimal scarring, and without creating drastic changes in appearance. You can leave our practice looking like a younger, rejuvenated version of yourself instead of walking away looking like a completely different person.
Dr. Berkowitz is one of the leading plastic surgeons in San Jose and the Silicon Valley bay area who continues to remain at the forefront of the latest advanced plastic surgery techniques and technologies. He also shares his knowledge and experience by publishing and lecturing nationally and internationally, including his work formerly as a clinical instructor at the prestigious Stanford Medical School. Dr. Berkowitz is also a member of many distinguished medical organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Rhinoplasty Society. His high level of expertise and experience in the field make Dr. Berkowitz one of the Bay Area’s most sought after plastic surgeons.
Dr. Berkowitz is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly experienced in a variety of cosmetic enhancement procedures. With a special focus on facial rejuvenation, Dr. Berkowitz offers options including facelift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), neck lift, and other treatments. He is also experienced in providing an array of non-surgical procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, Sculptra®, fat injections, facials and chemical peels. Dr. Berkowitz also believes professional skin care treatment can be an important part of maintaining a youthful, beautiful appearance. Licensed aestheticians are on staff to assist with advanced techniques like laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and more.
In addition to his many facial rejuvenation options, Dr. Berkowitz also offers the innovative Vaser®Shape fat reduction treatment for patients looking for non-surgical alternatives to liposuction. Dr. Berkowitz also performs body contouring surgery such as tummy tuck, buttock enlargement and mommy makeover as well breast enhancements such as breast augmentation, breast lift, breast lift with implants, breast reduction and breast reconstruction.
Background & Certification
Dr. Berkowitz has been certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. R. Laurence Berkowitz is in the top tier of his industry. He has been educated and trained at a variety of prestigious institutions. Laurence Berkowitz, MD, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in art history at the University of Michigan, graduating cum laude. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Berkowitz attended the University of Michigan Medical Center, where he completed residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery. He then served as a Research Fellow in plastic surgery at the prestigious Stanford University School of Medicine and as a Christine Kleinert Fellow in hand surgery at the University of Louisville.
Dr. Berkowitz’s high level of expertise in the field of plastic surgery has led him to publish and lecture to his peers internationally. He is also a member of many local, national, and international medical societies.
Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Berkowitz is affiliated with:
• Good Samaritan Hospital of San Jose
Dr. Berkowitz is proud to be a member of the following national and international societies:
• American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
• American Society of Plastic Surgery
• The Rhinoplasty Society
• The California Society of Plastic Surgeons
• The California Medical Association
• The Santa Clara County Medical Society
• The San Jose Surgical Society
Your consultation begins with a phone call to our office, where a staff member can answer many initial questions and schedule an in-office consultation with Dr. Berkowitz. During your one-hour consultation with Dr. Berkowitz, he will listen closely to you and talk with you about your cosmetic goals. He will thoroughly detail the procedures and treatments you are interested in, and determine which treatment plan may be best for your needs. Dr. Berkowitz will also show you before-and-after photos of some of his patients who have undergone similar procedures to give you a better idea of the potential results.
Staff & Facilities
Dr. Berkowitz’s office is located just minutes away from San Jose in Campbell, CA. It is a fully accredited surgical suite, utilizing the most advanced technologies and a highly trained professional staff. The surgical suite is accredited by The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF), which means it has been fully inspected and proven to provide a high level of patient care, meeting gold standards for plastic surgery facilities. Dr. Berkowitz and his team of aestheticians and nurses also perform non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, including injectables, dermal fillers and laser treatments.
Skin Care Products
Skin Care Products Offered:
For more than 20 years, Dr. R. Laurence Berkowitz has been providing advanced cosmetic enhancement options to patients in the Silicon Valley Bay Area. He believes regular skin care is a significant part of maintaining a more youthful and relaxed appearance.
Although insurance does not typically cover cosmetic enhancement procedures, we accept a variety of payment methods to help you reach your cosmetic needs, including cash, personal check, Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®.