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The Surgeon

Louis Bonaldi, MD, FACS

Dr. Louis Bonaldi, head of Bonaldi Aesthetics, is a nationally awarded, board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. With a humble, gentle, and artistic approach, Dr. Bonaldi sets himself apart from the pack with not just knowledge and technical skill, but with his soft-spoken and caring attitude towards all of his patients.

He is an artistic perfectionist with both the medical training and hands-on experience to handle any complication that may arise. In addition to his technical skill, Dr. Bonaldi has completed advanced training in both reconstructive and microsurgery, an elite accomplishment shared with few other doctors nationwide.

Practicing in Reno, Nevada, Dr. Bonaldi performs 15 times the national average of facelifts per year and takes on even the most complex of cases with exceptional finesse and care. His proudest moment as a surgeon came in the facial jaw reconstruction of a post-cancer patient. Combining time-tested techniques with his modern knowledge and experience, Dr. Bonaldi finds pride in his ability to provide his patients with amazing, life-changing results.

Why Choose Dr. Bonaldi?

An Artistic Eye

An Artistic Eye

Dr. Bonaldi’s background as a painter and concert pianist, who has performed at the world-famous Carnegie Hall, gives him a unique perspective when it comes to cosmetic surgery. With his artistic eye, Dr. Bonaldi understands that there is more to beauty than measurements and numbers, and his inherent creativeness gives him an edge over other surgeons who only look at plastic surgery from a technical side. Plastic surgery is just as much about art as it is about science. Dr. Bonaldi’s keen eye for beauty allows him to determine what should be done and how these procedures should be performed to reach the ideal results.

Dedication to Natural and
Balanced Results

Dedication to Natural and Balanced Results

Dr. Bonaldi’s philosophy revolves around his belief that the most desirable results are those that are both natural-looking and well-balanced. With his artistic and technical abilities, Dr. Bonaldi goes to great lengths to ensure that your natural beauty is highlighted and enhanced but never entirely altered.

A Gentle Approach

A Gentle Approach

Dr. Bonaldi’s manner is just as unique as his background. Being both modest and humble, unusual characteristics for surgeons, Dr. Bonaldi always puts the needs, emotions, cares, and desires of his patients first. He understands the emotional and physical commitment of plastic surgery, and his gentle and caring approach will not only give you ease but will also allow you to leave feeling like a close friend.

Professional Achievements


  • Received a Bachelors of Science from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1975
  • Earned a Medical Degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine in 1979
  • Held an Internship at the University of California, San Diego in General Surgery from 1979-1980
  • Completed a Research Fellowship with the University of California, San Diego in 1983 and a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship from the University of California, San Diego from 1985-1987
  • Completed a Microsurgical Fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia in 1987
  • Was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Diego from 1987-1989

Board Certification and Affiliations

  • Dr. Bonaldi has been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1991
  • Dr. Bonaldi has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1991


  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Nevada State Medical Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Doctors in America Award: 1999-2012
  • Leading Health Professionals of the World: 2010, 2012
  • University of Nevada Alumni Association Service Award: 2011
  • Dean’s Outstanding Alumnus Award, University of Nevada School of Medicine: 2010
  • Best Plastic Surgeon, Reno News and Review: 2009
  • Health Care Hero Award, Nevada Business Weekly: 2009
  • Best Plastic Surgeon in Nevada, Nevada Magazine: 1995
  • Chairman’s Prize for Outstanding Resident: 1985, 1987
Contact Information

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Bonaldi Aesthetics
Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
6630 South McCarran Blvd. Suite B20
Reno, Nevada 89509
(775) 828-7400

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