About Us

The Division of Plastic Surgery in its 42nd year provides sophisticated state-of-the-art services in aesthetic medicine and surgery, burns and complex wounds, hand, breast/facial/body procedures, general reconstructive surgery, and craniofacial pediatric plastic surgery. We operate at Jacobs Medical Center La Jolla, UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest, Thornton Hospital La Jolla, Rady Children’s Hospital, and the VA Hospital. We also offer cosmetic services in the privacy of our Chancellor Park Surgicenter. 

Non-invasive cosmetic surgery and medicine includes skin care, beautification by chemical peels, laser-assisted treatments, creams, bleaching agents, removal of unwanted hair, and softening of unwanted expression wrinkles by Botox. To maximize the rejuvenation process, your plastic surgeon will advise you how to combine both non-invasive and invasive procedures for the best overall result and maintenance.  We work closely with other specialists, such as cosmetic dentists, dermatologists, nutritional and fitness experts, to give you personalized guidance to improve both your quality of life and self-esteem. We customize our care to your objectives, time and preferences.​​​​​​​​​