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Dr. Darshan R. Shah

Providing exceptional face, breast, and body procedures to individuals across Central and Southern California, Darshan Shah is an experienced professional who is dedicated to helping patients to look and feel beautiful. He has undergone extensive training at some of the most prestigious schools in the country. Dr. Shah is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. At Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Shah incorporates the latest in cosmetic surgery technology into our practice so patients can benefit from the latest techniques and treatments available. His genuinely caring approach and attention to detail have enabled him to win the trust of patients from around the world. It is no wonder that patients turn to Dr. Darshan Shah for all their plastic surgery needs.

Education and Training

Dr. Darshan Shah graduated with a Bachelors of Science in biology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where he also began his medical education in their prestigious BS-MD combined program. The program, reserved for the highest-achieving high school students from across the country, is an intensive medical and surgical skills education program that lasts for six years. Dr. Shah graduated from the program at the top of his class.

Dr. Shah went on to train at the Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield as part of a surgical training program at the University of California, San Diego. There, he performed general surgery, heart surgery, and trauma surgery and received his Board Certification in General Surgery. During his training, he specialized in breast cancer and breast cancer surgery. His exceptional surgical abilities earned him the prestigious Helfert award, which is given to the most accomplished surgical chief resident.

Dr. Shah also received rigorous training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, consistently ranked as one of the top three hospitals in the United States by the US News & World Report. His achievements at the Mayo Clinic helped him to refine his skills in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Shah has authored many articles that have been published in various academic surgical journals and has educated medical students and residents about the latest advances in breast reconstruction and plastic surgery. He also started his own surgical education website. Throughout his career and training, he has performed more than 8,000 surgical procedures, and his exceptional surgical skill has earned him the title of Bakersfield's Best / Favorite 19 years in a row.

Awards and Recognition

  • "Best in Bakersfield" 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • "Best in Bakersfield Favorite" 2005, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2023
  • Nominated "Best of LA" 2009
  • Medical Director for Beautologie Medical Group and the Bakersfield Wellness Surgery Center
  • Featured in various television shows, magazines, and newspaper articles
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery

Community Involvement

Dr. Shah volunteers his time and services to those who are less fortunate and is the founder of The Promise, a charitable organization that repairs and treats cleft lips, palates and burn injuries in countries such as India, Africa, and South America. He also supports local charities and organizations such as the American Heart Association, the Bakersfield Homeless Shelter, and many others.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Darshan Shah

Contact our practice to schedule a cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. Darshan Shah. Together, you and Dr. Shah can achieve exceptional results. We have offices conveniently located in Bakersfield and Malibu.

Content written and approved by Darshan Shah, MD Plastic Surgeon.