La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology's Blog

“Can Rhinoplasty ______?”

One of the most satisfying aspects of being a plastic surgeon is witnessing the smiles on patients’ faces after they see the results of rhinoplasty surgery. Many of the San Diego County residents I’ve treated say cosmetic nose surgery changed the way they saw themselves and boosted their confidence. Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures performed annually … Read more

The 3 Types of NeoGraft® Patients

I’ve been offering NeoGraft hair restoration at my San Diego-area practice for many years — and have even experienced the treatment myself. NeoGraft was a game-changer for the field of hair transplant surgery, and since its arrival I can say unequivocally that it is the best approach for many, if not all patients. NeoGraft is an automated version of follicular … Read more

Our Current Newsletter

“What’s the difference between the treatments?” “How do I know which one is best for me?” Those are some of the most common questions I hear from patients interested in body contouring. While some providers may prefer one treatment to another, I think it’s important to set a baseline of understanding about when each procedure is a good choice. In … Read more

Quick Tips: Back to Outdoor Activity After Rhinoplasty

San Diego rhinoplasty surgeon explains recovery.

We’re fortunate to live in an area with a good deal of sunshine all year long, but it’s fair to say that the spring and summer months are especially active here in San Diego. Prospective rhinoplasty patients are often a young, active bunch, so it’s understandable that they’re curious about the nuances of the recovery process — specifically, how it … Read more

CoolSculpting® Treatment Sessions: What to Expect

CoolSculpting is a favorite with our San Diego and La Jolla-area patients, but there are still lots of people who haven’t yet given it a try. One big reason many people feel “on the fence” about trying CoolSculpting is that “freezing the fat” can sound intimidating, and they simply don’t know what to expect. Here’s how a CoolSculpting visit goes … Read more

Dermatology & Plastic Surgery: Better Together

One of my favorite parts of my job doing plastic surgery in San Diego is being able to go to work with my wife every day! I’ve shared more about balancing both our family and professional team in my very first blog post. Aside from my personal enjoyment, our collaboration means we’re uniquely able to offer our patients enhanced care in both … Read more

Liposuction & CoolSculpting®: What’s the Difference?

“What’s the difference between liposuction and CoolSculpting?” “How do I know which one is best for me?” Those are some of the most common questions I hear from patients interested in body contouring at my plastic surgery practice near San Diego. While some aesthetic providers may prefer one treatment to another, I think it’s important to set a baseline of … Read more

November 2016 Newsletter

  Peel It Off Shorter days and more time spent out of the sun make this season perfect for a SkinMedica® peel. Benefits include: – Even skin tone and texture – Lighter scars, sun, and age spots – Reduced fine lines – Softer, smoother skin Microneedling with PRP Facial This treatment works in 2 ways: First, plasma is drawn and … Read more

A Perfect Balance: My Practice, My Family, and My Commitment to Patients


Finding a comfortable and happy work-life balance is something many of us consider as we navigate through our lives. This balance isn’t always easy to achieve, but when it is, both career and home life benefit. At our practice, La Jolla Skin we’re able to work together to better serve our patients while still finding time to focus on our families … Read more

August 2016 Newsletter


New CoolSculpting® Applicators Coming Soon! We have exciting news! New CoolSculpting treatment applicators will be arriving at our practice soon. These applicators are designed to fit specific areas and contours of the body to reduce treatment time and provide more effective results. Look for the new applicators, coming soon! Get Your Hair in the Game Now is the perfect time … Read more

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