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Dr. Juan L. Rendon, Board-Certified Bilingual Plastic Surgeon

Juan L. Rendon M.D., PHD

A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Juan L. Rendon is an Ivy League-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body as well as all aspects of breast reconstruction. He employs the most elegant and contemporary evidence-based surgical techniques to achieve natural yet enhanced results for every patient. He is a valued member of our respected team of Torrance plastic surgeons.

To meet with Dr. Rendon, request a consultation online, or call our office at  (310) 784-0644 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment. South Bay Plastic Surgeons serves local patients from Torrance, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Hermosa Beach, as well as those visiting us from further afield.

Credentials at-a-Glance


Residency Training—The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine, Integrated Plastic Surgery

Fellowship Training—The University of Pennsylvania, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery

Doctor of Medicine (MD)—Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)—Loyola University Chicago

Bachelor of Science, Nursing—Georgetown University


Board Certification—Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Licensure—Medical Board of California Physician and Surgeon

Society Memberships

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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Dr. Rendon’s Curriculum Vitae »

Caring Philosophy 

Dr. Rendon is known not only for his attention to detail and excellent results but also for his personalized approach to care, treating each of his patients as if they were his own family.

“The decision to undergo plastic surgery is a very personal one, and I am humbled by the privilege to be part of my patients’ lives.”

Education & Specialized Training

Dr. Rendon received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and then practiced as a cardiothoracic intensive care registered nurse at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He received his medical degree and PhD in cell biology, neurobiology, and anatomy from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where he studied burns and wound healing.

Dr. Rendon then completed a rigorous 6-year integrated plastic surgery residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. There, he trained with nationally and internationally renowned leaders in plastic surgery and developed a passion for aesthetic surgery and breast reconstruction. He then sought additional specialized training and completed a competitive advanced microvascular reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Notable Research & Accomplishments

Dr. Rendon is one of the few plastic surgeons in the country to hold both MD and PhD degrees. His PhD studies were funded by the National Institutes of Health and resulted in multiple scientific publications as well as national and international presentations. Dr. Rendon’s time studying burns and wound healing drew him to the field of plastic surgery.

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During his residency, Dr. Rendon received a grant from The Plastic Surgery Foundation. He served as the principal investigator to further his field’s understanding of scar formation. He has authored several manuscripts and book chapters on a variety of subjects, including:

Rendon Book Publications including Essentials of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Essentails of Plastic Surgery
  • Aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Body contouring
  • Gender surgery
  • Wound healing

Professional Involvement

In addition to his numerous publications and presentations, Dr. Rendon has taken on editorial appointments, including as an ad hoc reviewer for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

He served as Council Member-in-Training for the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery from 2018 to 2020.

Dr. Rendon is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a candidate member for the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Special Clinical Interests

With his advanced training and impressive credentials, Dr. Rendon is a highly skilled plastic surgeon. Among all the procedures he offers, he is passionate about:

Outside of Work

Dr. Rendon is fluent in Spanish. He enjoys hiking around Los Angeles and spending time with his family and his dog, Chico.

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