Saba Motakef, M.D.

Meet Dr. Motakef

Dr. Saba Motakef is an award-winning Orange County plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Motakef strives to work closely with each patient to understand their goals and create highly specialized treatment plans in order to achieve beautiful, long-lasting, and natural results. Using cutting edge techniques and the highest standards of quality and safety, Dr. Motakef will go the extra mile as he strives to achieve a result that is to your utmost satisfaction. He believes in establishing long lasting relationships with his patients so that he can continue to serve them for many years. Dr. Motakef is also a strong proponent of optimizing patients' skincare and general health prior to surgical interventions and works closely with his patients to establish strategies before surgery to further enhance their outcomes.

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Motakef specializes in providing cosmetic enhancements for the face, breasts, and body. He delivers lasting, natural-looking outcomes with plastic surgery procedures in Anaheim Hills, CA such as breast augmentation, breast lift, mommy makeover, tummy tuck, liposuction, facelift, and rhinoplasty. To refresh your appearance nonsurgically, Dr. Motakef offers BOTOX, JUVÉDERM, comprehensive skincare, and more. Dr. Motakef believes that it is his duty to his patients to provide them with the most sophisticated methods in plastic surgery, and works to continually refine his techniques to this end.

Education and Training

Dr. Motakef completed his undergraduate training as a Regents' Scholar at the University of California, Irvine. Afterward, he spent several years performing stem cell research at the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center in Irvine where he contributed to studies that led to the first stem cell-derived therapy to undergo clinical trials in the U.S. He went on to graduate with honors from Albany Medical College before completing a highly coveted integrated plastic surgery residency at the Loma Linda University Department of Plastic Surgery. There, he worked with renowned experts in the field to gain comprehensive expertise in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

Leadership and Appearances

An award-winning researcher, Dr. Motakef is committed to staying at the cutting-edge of plastic surgery. He has published numerous clinical studies on a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery topics including facelift surgery, brow lift surgery, rhinoplasty, facial feminization, buttock lift, breast reconstruction, labiaplasty, microsurgery, and craniomaxillofacial trauma and reconstruction. He has lectured to his colleagues throughout his career at local, regional, and international conferences. In 2015, Dr. Motakef was awarded a prestigious research grant from the Plastic Surgery Foundation to study pain management strategies in women undergoing breast reconstruction surgery. In 2016, Dr. Motakef was awarded the distinguished "Best U.S. Paper Award" by the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dedicated to outreach and humanitarian work, Dr. Motakef has traveled on medical mission trips to Haiti, Peru, and China.

Personal Life

A Southern California native, Dr. Motakef is proud to use his talents and expertise to help patients in Orange County foster a positive self-image with beautiful, natural-appearing results. Dr. Motakef currently resides in Yorba Linda with his wife Nicole and their two Shih-Tzus. In his free time, he enjoys fitness, travel, and photography.


"I Had an Amazing Expersience. - Dr. Motakef is an amazing doctor. I am in my late 50's and always afraid of any cosmetic work on my face. Last year, I made my decision and went to several consultations with more than 8 surgeons. After my visit with Doctor Motakef, I knew he would be the one that I can totally trust with my procedure. He answered all my questions and made me feel at ease to proceed with my long overdue dream. my face looks amazing (lips, Cheeks, Eyelid, Smile Lines). Dr. Motakef is very professional and I love the results."



"Thoroughly Wonderful Experience! - Dr. Motakef gave me the exact results I wanted for lip augmentation and masseter botox (jawline slimming)! He is thoughtful of his patients and goes the extra mile to make sure his patients are comfortable, that their goals are met and questions answered. I recommend my closest friends and family to him as well as anyone reading this!"



"Dr. Saba Made Me Beautiful! - I truly can’t thank Dr. Motakef enough for making me feel confident and making me look and feel like the best version of myself! My chin and jawline procedure was relaxing/no pain/informative and instant and thanks to Dr. Saba! I will be seeing him again soon and interested in other procedures with him as well."



"Don't Go to Anyone else - Dr Motakef is not only a fantastic surgeon but also a compassionate doctor. He took care of a stubborn fat problem in the love handle area that I've had since I was a child and even sculpted my abs. I've never been so confident with my shirt off. Overall, if I need anything else done, will to no one else as long as he is in practice"



"I finally feel like I have the proportions I’ve always wanted - I saw Dr Motakef for a revision breast augmentation earlier this year. I came to him with saline breast implants from many years before that made my chest feel wide, and they were too far apart for any decent cleavage. Dr. Motakef made me feel right at home from our very first consultation. He explained that some of my problems were related to the width and projection of my implants, and to the size of my implant pocket. He helped me come up with the right implant size and profile to help me achieve my goals. He replaced my implants with high profile silicone implants that were narrower than the ones I had before. I don’t feel wide anymore, instead I finally feel like I have the proportions I’ve always wanted. He made some adjustments in my pocket that gave me the cleavage I wanted too! 6 months after my surgery, and I couldn’t be happier with my results! I highly recommend him and will be sure to return to him for any future surgeries!"



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