Doctor Jonathan Zelken, MD Plastic Surgeon Newport Beach, California

Name: Jonathan Zelken, MD
Last name: Zelken
Gender: male
Began aesthetic medicine in: 2015
Years experience: 5
Primary Specialty: Plastic Surgeon
Address: 1617 Westcliff Dr.
Address suite: Ste. 205
City: Newport Beach
State: California
Zip Code: 92660
Country: US
Consulting Fees: 150$
Has Sponsored Offer : No

Special Offers
Offer #1: Galderma Offer
Special Offer Treatments: Restylane, Sculptra Aesthetic, Dysport, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne
End Time: 12/31/2020
Detail: Sign up for Aspire Galderma Rewards prior to your appointment to receive $20 off on each treatment listed below: Dysport®, Restylane® family, Sculptra® Aesthetic.

Offer #2: Mentor Sponsored Offer
Special Offer Treatments: Mentor Breast Implants
End Time: 12/31/2020
Detail: Book your treatment through RealSelf, send us your receipt within 6 months of the treatment date, and we’ll send you a $200 Amazon Gift Card within 5 business days.

Clinical Privileges
  • Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Greenwich Hospital

Jonathan Zelken, MD

  • Undergraduate: Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences
  • Medical: MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
Postdoc Training
  • Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Microsurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

GPS coordinates on map: 33.6257493,-117.9058139

Primary location
Location name: Newport Beach
State: CA
Country: US
Map point: 33.6213,-117.9309998
  • Abdominal Etching
  • Accutane
  • Acne Scars Treatment
  • Acne Surgery
  • Acne Treatment
  • African American Rhinoplasty
  • Age Spots Treatment
  • AlloDerm
  • Arm Lift
  • ArteFill
  • Asian Rhinoplasty
  • Bellafill
  • Belly Button Surgery
  • Belotero
  • Biocorneum
  • Birthmark Removal
  • Blue Peel
  • Body Lift
  • BodyTite
  • Botox
  • Botox for Migraines
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Brazilian Butt Lift Revision
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Fat Transfer
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift with Implants
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Buccal Fat Removal
  • Butt Augmentation
  • Butt Implants
  • Butt Lift
  • Calf Implant
  • Calf Reduction
  • Cellfina
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Implant
  • Chin Liposuction
  • Chin Surgery
  • Cleft Lip And Palate Repair
  • Clitoral Hood Reduction
  • CO2 Laser
  • Collagen Injection
  • Dark Circles Under Eye Treatment
  • Deep Plane Facelift
  • Dermabrasion
  • Diastasis Recti Repair
  • Dimpleplasty
  • Double Eyelid Surgery
  • Drainless Tummy Tuck
  • Dysport
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Embrace Scar Therapy
  • EndyMed 3Deep
  • Eye Bags Treatment
  • Eyebrow Transplant
  • Eyelid Retraction Repair
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facelift Revision
  • FaceTite
  • Facial
  • Facial Fat Transfer
  • Facial Feminization Surgery
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • FemTouch
  • Forehead Lift
  • Forehead Reduction
  • Fractional Laser
  • Fractora RF
  • FTM Chest Masculinization Surgery
  • FTM Phalloplasty
  • G-Shot
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Glycolic Peel
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hair Loss Treatment
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Hyaluronidase
  • Hymenoplasty
  • Hyperhidrosis Treatment
  • Ideal Implant
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Inspira Breast Implants
  • IPL
  • Jaw Reduction
  • Jessner Peel
  • Jeuveau
  • Juvederm
  • Kybella
  • Labia Augmentation
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Liposuction
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Treatment
  • Latisse
  • Laviv
  • Lifestyle Lift
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Implants
  • Lip Lift
  • Lip Reduction
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Liposculpture
  • Liposuction
  • Liposuction Revision
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Lower Facelift
  • Lumpectomy
  • MACS Facelift
  • Male Tummy Tuck
  • Mastectomy
  • Melasma Treatment
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microneedling
  • Mini Facelift
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Monsplasty
  • MTF Breast Augmentation
  • MTF Facial Feminization Surgery
  • Natrelle Breast Implants
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Surgery
  • Nonsurgical Facelift
  • Nonsurgical Neck Lift
  • Nonsurgical Nose Job
  • Nose Surgery
  • O-Shot
  • Panniculectomy
  • Pec Implants
  • Perlane
  • Permanent Makeup
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)
  • PRP for Hair Loss
  • PRP Injections
  • Ptosis Surgery
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Silk
  • ResurFX
  • Retin-A
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • SAFELipo
  • Salicylic Peel
  • Scalp Micropigmentation
  • Scar Removal
  • Scars Treatment
  • Sculptra Aesthetic
  • Septoplasty
  • Sientra Breast Implants
  • Silicone Injection Removal
  • Skin Lightening
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tightening
  • SkinMedica
  • Skintyte
  • Smart Lipo
  • SMAS Facelift
  • Spironolactone For Acne
  • Strattice
  • Stretch Marks Treatment
  • Tattoo Removal
  • TCA Peel
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tricep Implants
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Tummy Tuck Revision
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • Vaginoplasty
  • Vampire Facelift
  • Vaser Liposuction
  • Vein Treatment
  • VI Peel
  • Volbella
  • Vollure
  • Voluma
  • Weight Loss
  • Wrinkle Treatment
  • Xeomin

RealSelf Info

Rating: 5.0
Profile views: 7409
Answer count: 269
Review count: 35
Anonymous votes: 0
Offer count: 2
Profile created: Jul 13, 2015
Profile modified: Dec 20, 2019
Profile photo modified: Feb 21, 2020
Profile promotion: No
Profile inactive: No
Premier status: Free
Tier: Pro
RealCare Promise: No
Directory link: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
RealSelf’s PRO: No
Doctor Designation Start Time: Mar 22, 2019
Doctor Designation End Time: Jan 1, 2033


  • Newport Beach, CA, US. GPS coordinates: 33.6213,-117.9309998

Latest ratings of treatments

  • Scars Treatment (Nov 2019) – 5/5
  • Lumecca (Nov 2019) – 5/5
  • Lip Reduction (Sep 2019) – 5/5
  • CO2 Laser (May 2019) – 5/5
  • Mommy Makeover (Oct 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Reconstruction with DIEP Flap (Mar 2016) – 5/5
  • Breast Reconstruction Revision (Aug 2018) – 5/5
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery (Aug 2018) – 5/5
  • Penis Enlargement (Jul 2018) – 5/5
  • Double Eyelid Surgery (Jul 2018) – 5/5
  • Rhinoplasty (May 2018) – 5/5
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation (Apr 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Revision (Feb 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Jan 2016) – 5/5
  • FaceTite (Jan 2018) – 5/5

Latest Prices

CO2 Laser Prices

  • $3000 – May 24, 2019

Breast Augmentation Prices

  • $5200 – Jan 28, 2016 – Orange, CA

Practice Locations

Name & Website
Zelken Institute for Aesthetic Medicine – Newport Beach,
1617 Westcliff Dr.Ste. 205, Newport Beach, California, US, 92660 (GPS coordinates: 33.6257493,-117.9058139)
Working Hours
Mon: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tue: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thu: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Created / Modified
Dec 9, 2017 / Jul 24, 2019

Special Offers

Start Time / End Time

Mentor Sponsored Offer
Sep 30, 2019 /
Dec 31, 2020
Book your treatment through RealSelf, send us your receipt within 6 months of the treatment date, and we’ll send you a $200 Amazon Gift Card within 5 business days.
Specific treatments

Galderma Offer
Jul 12, 2019 /
Dec 31, 2020
Sign up for Aspire Galderma Rewards prior to your appointment to receive $20 off on each treatment listed below: Dysport®, Restylane® family, Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Specific treatments

Doctor's answers

Answer Header & Date
Answer Snippet
Am I healing properly? 4 days post CO2.
CO2 Healing Process
Apr 4, 2019
Hello and thank you for your question and photos. Healing is greatly dependent upon the depth of the CO2 treatment and how you heal as an individual. Patients are typically red and swollen for two weeks and can remain red for a longer period of time. Continue to be diligent with your post-operative instructions. From what can be seen on the photos that you attached, you look like you are healing properly with a very even treatment. Be patient with the healing and diligent with the...
Is it okay to apply sun block after facial microneddling?
Sun Protection After Microneedling
Apr 3, 2019
Thank you for your question. Yes, we have all of our patients wear post-procedure specific sunscreen after the microneedling treatment. Brands such as Elta MD carry post-procedure specific sunscreens that you can purchase. Hope this helps!
Would microneedling work on a spot left by a laser from mole removal 6 weeks ago?
Post-Procedure Microneedling
Apr 3, 2019
First of all, thank you for your question and photo! And Yes, microneedling is a great adjunctive treatment. It can be combined with IPL treatments which can target redness (post-inflammatory erythema) and the microneedling can even out the texture of the scar. Keep in mind that both procedures take a few treatments to see optimal results. Hope this helps!
What procedure would benefit me to slim down my face?
Botox for facial slimming.
Jan 31, 2019
Thank you for the question and your photos. Although results may not be as drastic as you would like, Botox injections in the Masseter muscles may be a good starting point. If the results are not as drastic as you would like, there are other options such as buccal fat pad removal and Facetite. Hope this helps! And when you are ready to move forward, be sure to schedule an appointment with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for a consultation.
What are my additional options for under eye smile lines?
Under-eye wrinkles.
Jan 11, 2019
Thank you for your question and photo. Unfortunately IPL will not address the fine lines and wrinkles around your under-eye area. We commonly treat fine lines and wrinkles with laser therapy or microneedling. There are many different types of lasers but we use the ResurFX which utilizes erbium laser technology for collagen stimulation and skin tightening. Hope this helps!
What Is The Proper Way For Me To Clean The Dried Mucus Out Of My Nose 3 Weeks Post-Op?
Cleaning out a nose after rhinoplasty
Dec 26, 2018
Dear Sunny,
You had revision rhinoplasty 18 days ago and recently picked your nose with a qtip. The nose seems more swollen now and you are concerned about healing. You are wondering if you harmed the healing of your nose.
Chances are: no. However, you should call your plastic surgeon and be seen in person if you are noticing new swelling and pain.
Do I have non-surgical options to fix my asymmetrical nostrils after rhinoplasty?
Non"surgical" revision rhinoplasty options
Dec 26, 2018
Dear JCha,
You had rhinoplasty surgery 7 weeks ago and now appreciate asymmetry in your nostrils that you did not appreciate earlier. You are seeking noninvasive options to address this issue.
The good news and bad news is that only 7 weeks has passed. It's good news because the result may evolve over time to a state that you are satisfied with without intervention. We tend to avoid interventions for 6 months or longer because of this phenomenon. The bad news is that 7 weeks has...
What is used to numb your face before microneedling?
Topical Numbing
Dec 26, 2018
Hello and thank you for your question!In our office, we use a topical numbing cream that we have compounded which consists of Benzocaine (20%), Lidocaine (6%), and Tetracaine (4%). We apply this topical numbing cream for 30-45 minutes prior to the treatment. With this topical numbing cream, patients are comfortable throughout the microneedling treatment. We also use this for our ResurFX, CO2 laser and dermal filler treatments as well.
Can you add Juvaderm Ultra Plus to lips that are aleady filled with Juvaderm Ultra?
Filler Treatment
Dec 26, 2018
Thank you for your question!Dermal fillers such as Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are often times used together to achieve a desired result. Both fillers are made of hyaluronic acid but differ in consistency. Juvederm Ultra Plus has a thicker consistency than Juvederm Ultra. When used in conjunction, it may be able to create a beautiful harmonious lip that you desire. Other fillers such as Volbella may be used as well depending on the desired look.
Reversing Osteotomy I didn't ask for! Possible without more cartilage? Can travel to MD, VA, NJ, NY
Reversing osteotomies for nasal fracture reduction
Dec 13, 2018
What was performed, in theory, can be reversed. In some cases, an osteotomy may be required on both sides because a sucker punch usually infractures one side and outfractures the other. By waiting 6 months, the bones that were originally broken had healed and so osteotomies were necessary. It seems unlikely that just one nasal bone was fractured, but if it was, there must have been some reason that both sides were addressed. Your pics look great. If you have airway collapse after...
I want a small upturned nose. Is that possible?
Rhinoplasty for a smaller upturned nose.
Dec 12, 2018
Hello and thank you for your question and photos. A smaller nose may be achieved but is highly dependent on your underlying anatomical structures. It is hard to say with certainty if your desired effect with be able to be achieved without examining you in person. I would recommend for you to have an in-person consultation with a few board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals.
Is my nose tip too high after rhinoplasty? 3.5 months post-op
Rhinoplasty results.
Dec 12, 2018
Thank you for your question and photos. At this point, it is still too early to tell if the tip is rotated too upwards. You are still very early in your recovery from a rhinoplasty. Full recovery from a rhinoplasty takes up to 1 year and the swelling should go down with time. Stay in close contact with your surgeon so that he or she can monitor your progress. As for your question regarding dermal fillers after rhinoplasty, I would recommend waiting a year after...
Can microneeding with PRP help my acne scars?
Acne scar treatment with Microneedling.
Dec 5, 2018
Thank you for your question and photo. Microneedling with PRP is a great treatment option for acne scars and is safe for all skin types. You may also benefit from a combination treatment of Microneedling with PRP and a non ablative fractional laser such as ResurFX. Keep in mind that with both of these treatments, you will need multiple treatments to get optimal results. Hope this helps!
Should I opt for CO2 fractional laser for my scars or continue with RF microneedling?
CO2 Laser for Acne Scarring.
Nov 26, 2018
Thank you for your question and photo! Microneedling is a great treatment option for acne scarring but it is important to keep in mind that you will need multiple treatments to achieve the desired effect. CO2 laser is one of the best treatments for scars and is a great option for acne scarring. Based on your history, this treatment too may require a couple of treatments. If you are looking for something that has less downtime than a CO2 laser, there is a treatment known...
Brown spots turned into raised black spots after IPL?
IPL Results.
Nov 13, 2018
Hello Cannafoy,
Thank you for your question. IPL is a treatment that is designed to target the red and brown pigment in the treated areas. Darkening of the brown pigment is a desired effect of the treatment. Over the next couple of days, the darkened areas may slough off. As stated previously, some of the lighter spots that you may have had may have become darker. Those spots, with repeated treatments, should get darker and slough off as well. Hopefully this helps!

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