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Dr. Lisa L. Jewell, Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon

Lisa L. Jewell M.D., F.A.C.S.

A native Californian, Dr. Lisa L. Jewell is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Torrance and the Greater Los Angeles area. She has earned a reputation for outstanding patient care and results, and has been named one of L.A. Magazine’s “L.A.’s Best Doctors” annually since 2017. Dr. Jewell is one of the best-reviewed female plastic surgeons serving Torrance, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, CA, and other Los Angeles communities.

To meet with Dr. Jewell, request a consultation online, or call our office at (310) 784-0644 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.

Credentials at-a-Glance


Residency Training: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, one of the most competitive and rigorous six-year general and plastic surgery residency programs in the world 

Doctor of Medicine (MD): University of Wisconsin, Madison, a US News and World Report Top Ten medical school 

Bachelor of Science, Physiology: University of California, Davis 


Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery 

Licensure: Medical Board of California Physician and Surgeon 

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons 

The Aesthetic Society 

American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 

American College of Surgeons 

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Dr. Jewell’s Curriculum Vitae »

Rigorous Education & Training

Dr. Jewell earned her bachelor’s degree in physiology at the University of California, Davis. She also earned a minor degree in Latin and was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team. While at Davis, she participated in various research projects, including studying the effects of nutrition on tumor cell growth, the induction of programmed cell death, and organ transplantation.

After completing her undergraduate education, Dr. Jewell earned her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, one of US News and World Report’s top ten medical schools in the United States. At this highly ranked institution, she distinguished herself with her excellent performance in the basic sciences and was chosen by the medical school faculty to be a teaching assistant for the undergraduate physiology courses.

Dr. Jewell then returned to the West Coast, where she completed a six-year general and plastic/reconstructive surgery residency in the University of Southern California training program. In this diverse and demanding program, Dr. Jewell trained with leaders in each plastic surgery subspecialty at Shriners Hospital for Children, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, City of Hope, Kaiser Permanente, USC University Hospital, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, and Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, one of the largest academic medical centers in the country.

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During her residency, she was awarded for her dedication to teaching professional students within the Keck School of Medicine programs and was chosen by her peers to be an Administrative Chief Resident. Amongst her other accomplishments during this six-year period were research projects on the topics of burn wound healing, breast reconstruction, and the practice patterns of plastic surgeons.

Special Clinical Interests 

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jewell has trained extensively in all areas of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery services. She maintains a special clinical interest in the art and science of:  

Devoted to the Local Community

Upon graduation from residency, Dr. Jewell continued her affiliation with USC and City of Hope, one of only 53 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. She was a Voluntary Clinical Faculty Member at USC, where she participated in the clinical training of plastic and reconstructive and general surgery residents, orthopedic residents, and medical students. At City of Hope, she honed her breast reconstruction and microsurgery skills as a consulting physician on the medical staff.

During this time she established private practices in Santa Monica and in the South Bay. In 2009, Dr. Jewell made the decision to concentrate her practice within the cities of the South Bay, where she lives with her husband and two young sons.

Dedicated to Her Patients

Dr. Jewell is dedicated to providing excellent, personalized, and compassionate care to her reconstructive and plastic surgery patients. The diversity of her training and experience enables her to approach both common and complex cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients with confidence. She strives to exceed her patients’ expectations with her attention to detail, use of modern techniques, and her fantastic support staff.

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