Plastic Surgery

Are you looking for a plastic surgeon in San Diego?

Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups has a list of doctors specializing in all aspects of plastic surgery, including reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgeons are specially trained and well-versed in the latest surgical as well as non-surgical techniques and medical advances.

Reconstructive surgery is performed to improve undesired or abnormal parts of the body, which may have been caused by developmental abnormalities, congenital defects, trauma, infection, or disease. Some examples of reconstructive procedures include skin cancer removal, breast reconstruction or reduction, cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, scar revision, tissue expansion, and hand surgery.

Cosmetic plastic surgery includes both surgical and nonsurgical procedures that modify specific areas of the body with the purpose of improving physical appearance, and perhaps self-esteem. Because cosmetic surgery is entirely elective, it is unlikely to be covered by health insurance. Some examples of cosmetic plastic surgery include breast implant surgery (breast augmentation), tummy tuck, arm lift, buttock augmentation, liposuction, facelift surgery, brow lift, spider vein treatment, skin resurfacing using lasers and chemical peels, hair replacement, and Botox injections.

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Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentations are one of the most popular surgeries available in plastic surgery today. The process involves using an implant, such as saline or silicon, to increase breast size or restore overall breast volume.

Breast augmentations can help with:

  • Increased fullness & bust enhancement
  • Adding balance to body shape
  • Increased personal confidence
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Nose Reshaping

Nose surgery, also referred to as Rhinoplasty, can dramatically improve the overall appearance and proportion of the nose. Nose reshaping can also help correct any potential breathing issues a person may have.

Nose reshaping can help change:

  • Balance of facial features
  • Nostril reduction or enlargement
  • Nose bridge proportions
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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, known medically as blepharoplasty, can increase the overall appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can also help with any functional issues, as well as rejuvenate areas around the eyes.

Eyelid surgery can help with:

  • Sagging skin around the eyes
  • Puffiness in the eyelids
  • Fine wrinkles around the lower eyelid
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