Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS

Meet Dr. Kelishadi

Dr. Shahrooz Sean Kelishadi is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. He is also the President of SSK Plastic Surgery. Prior to practicing in California, he served his general surgery residency at the University of Maryland. Later, Dr. Kelishadi served his plastic surgery residency at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Both residencies provided Dr. Kelishadi with a strong and diverse foundation that has equipped him to perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. Dr. Kelishadi has a great passion for combining science and beauty as an art. Therefore, as a highly-qualified Plastic Surgeon, he is constantly continuing his education to provide his patients with the latest and most modern techniques for optimum results.

As a leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Kelishadi has been recognized by RealSelf as a Top Contributor. This designation is saved for providers that share the mission of empowering patients to make informed decisions based on reliable information. This award is given to less than 10% of the RealSelf Community and is also a recognition of their high patient rating and favorable feedback on their contributions.


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Education & Training

Dr. Sean Kelishadi received his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. After receiving his B.S. in biology and chemistry, he continued his education at the University of Tennessee-Memphis College of Medicine in Memphis, TN. Upon receiving his medical degree from UTCOM, he served his general surgery residency at the University of Maryland and the prestigious Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. Later, he served his plastic surgery residency at the University of Louisville, in Louisville, KY. Following the completion of his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Kelishadi relocated to the West Coast, where he founded SSK Plastic Surgery.

Certifications & Licensure

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

     Certified in Plastic Surgery

  • CA State Medical License

     Active since 20

  • KY State Medical License


Skills & Specialties

Dr. Sean Kelishadi is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon and has been in practice for over 10 years. With his experience and expertise, along with his kind heart and humble demeanor, he provides his patients with exceptional cosmetic care. Dr. Kelishadi’s knowledge and skills in plastic surgery enables him to perform breast surgeries such as breast augmentation, breast enhancement, breast lift, and breast revision. Dr. Kelishadi’s broad skill set in aesthetic surgery also include cosmetic surgeries that enhance the body and face. He is highly-trained in procedures such as, face lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction. He also offers and performs cosmetic surgery for men. Dr. Kelishadi also specializes in mommy makeover procedures, which could include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and/or breast lift for women after pregnancy. 



  • Chiemi JA, Kelishadi SS. “Polydioxanone Monofilament Mesh: A Safety Net for Complex Breast Implant Revision Surgery.” Aesthet Surg J. Accepted ahead of print Nov. 2022.
  • Chiemi JA, Kelishadi SS. “‘Never Trust the Skin’: A Rationale for Using Polydioxanonone Internal Support Matrix to Minimize Scarring in Primary Mastopexy-Augmentation – An Observational Study.” Aesthet Surg J Open Forum. 2022 May 19;4: ojac048. doi: 10.1093/asjof/ojac048. eCollection 2022.
  • Chiemi JA, Kelishadi SS. “A Rationale for Micro-textured Implant Breast Augmentation.” Aesthet Surg J Open Forum. 2022 Mar 30;4:ojac020. doi: 10.1093/asjof/ojac020. eCollection 2022.
  • Chiemi JA, Kelishadi SS. “Polydioxanone Internal Support Matrix: A Rationale for Prophylactic Internal Bra Support in Breast Augmentation.” Aesthet Surg J Open Forum. 2022 Mar 30;4:ojac021. doi: 10.1093/asjof/ojac021. eCollection 2022.
  • Kelishadi SS, Zeiderman MR, Chopra K, Kelamis JA, Mundinger GS, Rodriguez ED. “Facial Fracture Patterns Associated with Traumatic Optic Neuropathy.” Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2019 Mar;12(1):39-44. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1641172. Epub 2018 Mar 30.
  • Zeiderman MR, Kelishadi SS, Tutela JP, Rao A, Chowdhry S, Brooks RM, Wilhelmi BJ. “Vapocoolant Anesthesia for Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Injections: A Randomized, Prospective, Split-Face Trial.” Eplasty. Feb 7 2018;18:e6. eCollection 2018.
  • Zeiderman MR, Kelishadi SS, Tutela JP, Chowdhry S, Brooks RM, Wilhelmi BJ. “Reduction Mammoplasty: Intraoperative Weight Versus Pathology Weight and Its Implications.” Eplasty. Oct 12 2017;17:e32. eCollection 2017.
  • Brooks R, Nguyen J, Chowdhry S, Tutela JP, Kelishadi S, Yonick D, Choo J, Wilhelmi BJ. “Champagne Groove Lipectomy: A Safe Technique to Contour the Upper Abdomen in Abdominoplasty.” Eplasty. Mar 6 2017; 17:e9. eCollection 2017.
  • Kelishadi SS, Omar R, Herring N, Tutela JP, Chowdhry S, Brooks R, Wilhelmi BJ. “The Safe Labiaplasty: A Study of Nerve Density in Labia Minora and Its Implications.” Aesthet Surg J. June 2016; 36(6):705-9.
  • Tutela JP, Duncan DP, Kelishadi SS, Chowdhry S, Boyd T, Little JA. “Continuous Postoperative Antibiotic Irrigation via Catheter System Following Immediate Breast Reconstruction.” Eplasty. Nov 2015;15:e49.
  • Kelishadi SS, Zeiderman M, Freeman DW, Tutela JP, Wilhelmi BJ. “The Double Opposing Semiocclusive Drain Dressing.” Aesthet Surg J. Feb 2016;36(2):NP71-3.
  • Riccio CA, Zeiderman MR, Chowdhry S, Brooks RM, Kelishadi SS, Tutela JP, Choo J, Yonick DV, Wilhelmi BJ. “Plastic Surgery of the Breast: Keeping the Nipple Sensitive.” Eplasty. July 2015;15:e28.
  • Chowdhry S, Davis J, Boyd T, Choo J, Brooks RM, Kelishadi SS, Tutela JP, Yonick D, Wilhelmi BJ. “Safe Tummy Tuck: Anatomy and Strategy to Avoid Injury to the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve During Abdominoplasty.” Eplasty. June 201515:e22.
  • Tutela JP, Davis J, Zeiderman M, Kelishadi SS, Wilhelmi B. “Lower Lip Suspension with Gore-tex Suture: Technique and Literature Review.” Eplasty. Oct 2014;14:e37.
  • Zeiderman MR, Kelishadi SS, Tutela JP, Chowdry S, Wilhelmi BJ. “Double Opposing Perpendicular Linear Repair of Gauge Ear-piercing Deformity: a New Technique and Literature Review.” Eplasty. Sep 2014;14:e31.
  • Tutela JP, Banta JC, Boyd TG, Kelishadi SS, Chowdhry S, Little JA. “Scalp Reconstruction: A Review of the Literature and a Unique Case of Total Craniectomy in an Adult with Osteomyelitis of the Skull.” Eplasty. July 2014;14:e27.
  • Kelishadi SS, Elston JB, Rao AJ, Tutela JP, Mizaguchi NN. “ Posterior Wedge Resection: A More Aesthetic Labiaplasty.” Aesthetic Surgery Journal. August 2013;33(6):847-53.
  • Tutela JP, Verbist DE, Kelishadi SS, Little JA. “Traumatic Dislocation of the Mandibular Condyle Into the Middle Cranial Fossa in an Elderly Patient: Review of Literature.” Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. September 2013;24(5):1703-5.
  • Zahiri HR, Lumpkins K, Kelishadi S, Stromberg JA, Silverman RP, Slezak S, Goldberg NH, Holton L, Singh DP. “Pectoralis Major Turnover Versus Advancement Technique for Sternal Wound Reconstruction.” Annals of Plastic Surgery. February 2013;70(2):211-5.
  • Zahiri HR, Stump A, Kelishadi S, Condé-Green A, Silverman RP, Holton L, Singh DP. “Sternal Reconstruction After Cardiac Transplantation: A Case of an Oversized Donor Heart.” Eplasty. 2012; 12:e7.
  • Zahiri HR, Lumpkins K, Kelishadi SS, Zhu Y, Medina D, Condé-Green A, Silverman RP, Slezak S, Goldberg NH, Holton LH 3rd, Singh DP. “Significant Predictors of Complications After Sternal Wound Reconstruction: A 21-Year Experience.” Annals of Plastic Surgery. October 2012;69(4):439-41.
  • Kelishadi SS, Chopra K, Kavic SM. “Heterotopic Gastric Mucosa: A Rare Cause of Jejunal Intussusception.” The American Surgeon September 2011; 77(9): E204-205.
  • Kelishadi SS and Rodriguez ED. “The Semantics of “Cost”.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery January 2010;125(1): 425-426. (editorial)
  • Kelishadi SS and Rodriguez ED. “The Rationale for Surgical Management of Craniofacial Osteoradionecrosis.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery September 2009;124(3): 999-1000. (editorial)
  • Kelishadi SS, St-Hilaire H, Rodriguez ED. “Is Simultaneous Surgical Management of Advanced Craniofacial Osteoradionecrosis Cost Effective?” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery March 2009; 123(3):1010-1017.
  • Kelishadi S, Wirth G, Evans GRD. “Recalcitrant Verrucous Lesion: Verrucous Hyperplasia or Epithelioma Cuniculatum (Verrucous Carcinoma).” Journal of the American Podiatric Association 2006; 96(2):148-153.
  • Evans GRD, Kelishadi S, Ho K. “Heads Up on Brow Lift with Coapt Systems’ Endotine Forehead Technology.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery April 2004; 113(5):1504-5.

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Dr. Kelishadi is amazing!!! He made me feel so comfortable! I had Breast Augmentation  May 26th. I'm three months out and loving my results! I was very self conscious  about my chest. My breasts shrunk due to breast feeding. I didn't even want to change in front of my husband.  (he loved them no matter what lol) and now I am feeling so great about it! He said he's even noticed a boost in my confidence level. I love it! i feel good..i feel sexy. I never thought I  would actually go through with getting this done, but Dr. Kelishadi and his staff helped me with every step of the way. He was very caring and checked up on me after surgery. His staff was very nice as well. All so helpful! I highly recommend him!

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I recently underwent a breast revision procedure at SSK Plastic Surgery, and I must say that my experience far exceeded my expectations.  From start to finish, the entire journey was seamless, and I am absolutely thrilled with the results.  Here’s why I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Kelishadi for anyone considering breast revision: Dr. Kelishadi is an exceptional plastic surgeon.  From the initial consultation to the post-surgery follow-ups, Dr. Kelishadi displayed remarkable expertise and a genuine care for my well-being.  He took the time to listen to and provided me with detailed explanations of the procedure.  The entire team at SSK Plastic Surgery was welcoming, friendly and professional.  They made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process, and their knowledge and expertise to my needs were remarkable.  One aspect that truly impressed me was the personalized approach they took throughout the entire journey.  I even worked with Dr. Sherrie for my hormones prior to surgery and needless to say I feel much better now.  I felt that she too was invested in my overall health.  Lastly, when it came to deciding the appropriate size for my revision, I had to place my trust in Dr. Kelishadi’s expertise and technique.  I discussed my desired goals with him, and he carefully assessed my body proportions, existing breast tissue and overall aesthetic balance.  Although I had initial apprehension about relinquishing control over to the size decision, I am thrilled to say that I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.  The size chosen by Dr. Kelishadi was absolutely perfect!  I would highly recommend SSK Plastic Surgery!

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I recently underwent a transformative experience at SSK Plastic Surgery, having a tummy tuck, muscle repair, and liposuction in the flanks and back. Being a mom to a 10 month old, I was pretty anxious about this procedure but right from my initial consultation, I was confident that I was in the hands of professionals who truly care. Now, just 3 days post-op, I caught a glimpse of my results and I’m beyond thrilled! Dr. Kalishadi’s skillful work has exceeded my expectations.On the day of the surgery, the entire team’s kindness helped alleviate any pre-surgery jitters. Dr. Kalishadi went above and beyond by personally reaching out to check on my recovery. Overall, my experience has been nothing short of amazing, and I couldn’t have chosen a better place for my procedure. I wholeheartedly recommend SSK Plastic Surgery to anyone seeking outstanding results and genuine care. Also shout out to Dr. Sherry, Valerie and Brianna who were also lovely! Thank you all so much!

L.G. Yelp

I recently had a breast revision/augmentation with a lift by Dr Kelishadi and I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon! He is known as the King of Cleavage and definitely lives up to the name. His staff is friendly, professional, and prompt to answer calls and respond to emails. It was also super nice and convenient having Dr Sherry as part of the team helping with all the medications ordered. On my pre op visit, I was given a bag with all the medications I would need for my surgery and recovery. Dr Sherry would text and make sure I didn’t have any questions which was so appreciated. After my surgery, Dr Kelishadi would call and check in to make sure I was doing well. If I had a questions or concerns, Dr Kelishadi would promptly call and answer all the questions I had. He is genuinely a great person and an amazing Surgeon that I would highly recommend.

R.N. Yelp

Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have met the SSK team.  I initially started with the med spa team at SSK and knew that I needed to do a breast augmentation consultation there as well.  From beginning to end, every single doctor/nurse and even Valerie at the front desk, involved in my procedures reached out giving clear instructions and also daily check-ins after my breast aug surgery.   Their patient care is beyond incredible.  The team gives you all of the instructions pre and post op, and they even go as far as giving you a sweet post op bag including the cutest, softest, coziest jump suit to wear into and out of the hospital on surgery day.  I am so so pleased with the team’s attention to detail, but more importantly, they are an exceptional care team you want and need!  Thank you SSK!  -Steph

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