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Welcome to the site of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Arnstein of Southern California. He and his friendly staff offer numerous procedures to meet your needs, including rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and liposuction. Specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Arnstein will help you look your best.






Michael Robert Arnstein, M.D.


Plastic Surgery November 2004


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
22930 Crenshaw Blvd, Suite D
Torrance, California 90505
Work: (310) 530 4200
Email: Marnstein@earthlink.net

Nominated Associate Clinical Professor
UCLA division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
10833 Le Conte Rm. 64-140 CHS
Los Angeles, California 90095


Torrance Memorial Medical Center 3330 Lomita Blvd Torrance, California 90505 May 2001-present

Little Company of Mary Hospital 4101 Torrance Blvd Torrance, California 90503 May 2001-present

San Pedro Peninsula Hospital 1300 W. Sixth street San Pedro, California 90732 May 2001-present

Harbor UCLA Medical Center 1000 W.Carson Torrance, California 90509 July 2001-present


1999-2000 Microsurgery Fellow Louisiana State University
New Orleans, Louisiana
1997-1999 Plastic Surgery Resident Cooper Hospital
Camden, New Jersey
Research/Clinial Fellow in Plastic Surgery University Hospital of Gent
Gent, Belgium
1996-1997 Pediatric Burn Reconstructive Fellow Shriner's Hospital
Los Angeles, California
1994-1997 Research and Clinical Fellow in Plastic Surgery U.C.L.A. Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
1992-1994 Burn and Plastic Surgery Fellow Westchester County
Medical Center
Valhalla, New York
1987-1990 General Surgery Resident PGY1-3 University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
1983-1987 Medical Degree Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
1979-1983 Human Biology, B.A. Stanford University
Stanford, California


Blondeel, P., Arnstein, M., Verstraete, K., Depuydt, K., Van Landuyt, K., Monstrey, S., Kroll, S., Venous congestion and blood flow in free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous and deep inferior epigastric perforator flaps, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2000, 106(6); 1295-9.

Presented at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Laguna Niguel, California May 2000 and the South Eastern Plastic Surgery meeting in Bermuda June 2000:

Allen, R., Dupin, C, Arnstein, M., The DIEP flap for breast reconstruction: 591 consecutive cases.

Presented at the Robert Ivy Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 1999:

Arnstein, M., Matthews, M., Barot, L., Impact of managed care on access to breast reduction surgery.

Presented at the EURAPS, Verona, Italy May 1998 and the Senior Resident's Conference, Galveston, Texas April 1999:

Blondeel, P., Arnstein, M., Determination of vascular impedance in flaps: an animal model.

Presented at the Robert Ivy Society, Hershey, Pennsylvania March 1998, at EURAPS, Verona, Italy May 1998, and the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium, Durham, North Carolina June 1998:

Arnstein, M., Blondeel, P., The Deep inferior epigastric vascular system: an anatomy study.

Grant of the Burn Institute of San Diego California (1995):

Ko, C.Y., Arnstein, M., Shaw, W. W., A system for sustained growth factor delivery to improve epidermal regeneration in partial thickness burn wounds.

Presented at the California Plastic Surgery Society, Indian Wells, California May 1996:

Arnstein, M., Ko, C.Y., Shaw, W. W., Ann, C, Incidence of implant rupture and gel bleed in 504 consecutive cases.

Presented at the California Plastic Surgery Society, Silverado, California, May 1995 and at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting New York, New York May 1995:

Arnstein, M., Ko, C.Y., Shaw, W. W., A modified technique of Corrosion Cast for three dimensional anatomic study of myocutaneous flaps.

Presented at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting New York, New York May 1995:

Ko, C.Y., Arnstein, M., Shaw, W.W., The durability of prefabricated flaps vs. normal random flaps.

Presented at the ASPRS Montreal, Canada October 1996:

Ko, C.Y., Arnstein, M., Shaw, W.W., A model for the cost analysis of autologous vs expander implant breast reconstruction.
Lally, K.P., Arnstein, M, Siegel, S., Miller, J., Gilsanze, V., Ettinger, L, Atkinson, J.B., A comparison of staging methods for Hodgkin's disease in Children, Archives of Surgery, 1986,121,10:1125-7.