Leslie Irvine, MD
Originally from the Midwest, Dr. Leslie Irvine has spent the last decade in Southern California as a dedicated head and neck surgeon and facial plastic surgeon. She graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School before completing her residency at USC and her fellowship in Beverly Hills with one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. After practicing in Santa Barbara, she moved to the South Bay in 2019 and opened her facial plastic surgery practice in Manhattan Beach. Dr. Irvine specializes in facial rejuvenation and nasal surgeries with an emphasis on rhinoplasty, considered one of the most complicated and high-pressure plastic surgeries.
Why did you choose to go into this career field?
I chose otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat surgery) because I love the fine details of the head and neck anatomy, and I chose facial plastic surgery to help people with more complex anatomy. My favorite surgery to perform is rhinoplasty with septoplasty. It can help significantly with quality of life, making people who need it both breathe and look better.
How do you ensure your business is successful?
My goal is that patients’ results exceed their expectations. This means I have to understand their goals and also their anatomy to find treatment options that work for them. I listen to patients and am honest with them. I am fortunate to have the advantage of more than a decade of surgical experience and years of continued follow-up on my patients, so I can really get a sense of how my work holds up over time.
Why are you considered a go-to person in the community?
I am known for doing complicated nasal surgeries including revision cases. I am double board-certified, and I trained on some of the most complex revision surgeries during my fellowship with Dr. Paul Nassif on the TV show Botched. After treating extremely tricky revision patients, I have learned what complications can arise and how to manage and avoid them. Local physicians and patients choose me because I have the experience to not only make the shape of the nose look beautiful on the outside, but also to breathe beautifully on the inside.
Tell us about a few of your passions.
Outside of work and spending time with my husband and three small children, I enjoy running and Pilates—which help me with my endurance for long workdays. I also love cake decorating. This therapeutic and creative outlet has become a great way to bond with each of my kids. I am grateful that my family and I have become a part of this wonderful South Bay community!