Dr. Jonathan Pontell

Dr. Jonathan Pontell, medical director, founder, and surgeon of the Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, brings the highest quality facial aesthetic and reconstructive surgical services to the Delaware Valley.

Dr. Pontell serves patients in Philadelphia, Delaware, and South Jersey. He also welcomes patients from the rest of the United States and the world to his state-of-the-art facility in the heart of the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, where he combines his unique experience, commitment, and artistry to transform the look of the patients who walk through his door.

Welcome to The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center

Dedicated to Excellence

With a practice exclusively limited to facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jonathan Pontell has gained vast knowledge to offer the most innovative, effective, and safe techniques for aesthetically enhancing the face. His goal is to provide the highest quality facial plastic surgery services to his patients, and he has 27 years of experience helping people feel great about the way they look.

Dr. Pontell has double board certification in facial plastic surgery by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. With decades of experience performing tens of thousands of cosmetic surgical procedures, Dr. Pontell is a true expert in his field.

Having assembled an excellent, caring staff, Dr. Pontell and his team take the best care of their patients possible with entirely personalized care. Dr. Pontell makes himself available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by giving each surgical patient his cell phone number. You can count on being in the hands of a qualified professional that deeply cares about your well-being.


Dr. Pontell fell in love with the Delaware Valley when he was a medical student at Jefferson Medical College. He dreamed of returning there to practice medicine while raising his family. At Jefferson Medical College, he was inducted into the Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honor Society.

After graduation, Dr. Pontell went on to do a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the State University of New York – Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He followed his time there with a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.


Dr. Pontell is a highly-awarded doctor who has been honored with Vital Magazine’s Patients’ Choice Award for the last five years. The Patients’ Choice award is bestowed only to physicians who have received nearly perfect scores, voted on by their patients. The Patients’ Choice Award appraises physicians who have made a difference in their patient’s quality of life with quality surgical artistry showing high-level patient satisfaction with their results. Dr. Pontell has also been awarded Top Doctor by Vital’s Top 10 DoctorsSuburban Life Patient’s Choice Award, Philadelphia Magazine Super Doctors, Main Line Today and Delaware Today Top Doctor, and Best Facial Plastic Surgeon by Main Line Life.

A Highly Qualified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Pursuant to a military scholarship, Dr. Pontell served for three and a half years as the Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. As the primary military medical center for the entire Pacific Rim, Tripler has patients referred from throughout Asia and the Central and South Pacific islands for various cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries necessary to rebuild the structure and appearance of the face. 

By teaching continuing medical education courses on facial rejuvenation and facial reconstructive surgery, Dr. Pontell shares his knowledge with other doctors. He has lectured nationwide at meetings and published many medical journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Pontell has served as President and Treasurer of the Hawaii Society of Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Pontell also served as a visiting surgeon to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. As an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, he trained many surgical residents and medical students in the art and science of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Pontell’s Specialties

As a practice specializing solely in facial plastic surgery, we offer our patients elevated quality and service. Dr. Pontell’s surgical and non-surgical procedures provide results ranging from subtle enhancements to dramatic changes depending on each patient’s desires and needs. Among his primary procedures are the following:

Volunteer Work

Dr. Pontell is proud to donate his services as part of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s Face-to-Face Program and Faces of Honor Program.

Through the Face to Face Program, Dr. Pontell provides free surgical treatment to victims of domestic violence throughout the areas surrounding South Jersey, Delaware, and Philadelphia. Through the Faces of Honor program, Dr. Pontell offers his surgical expertise to veterans and active duty members who were injured while deployed in support of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Personal Interests

Outside of his passion for his work as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Pontell loves spending time with his family, collecting antique art glass, making stained glass windows, skiing, taking nature photography, and golfing.

Enhance Your Facial Features in Wayne, PA

To get started, you will have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Pontell, during which you can express any concerns you wish to have corrected. Dr. Pontell will spend as much time as necessary to ensure the two of you are on the same page, only proceeding with treatment if there is complete mutual understanding. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

If you are interested in cosmetic surgery of the face and live in Philadelphia, PA, Delaware, or South Jersey, the Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center is here to serve you. With an extensive educational background, years of experience, and a commitment to excellence in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Pontell can enhance your facial features and boost your self-esteem.