We understand that choosing cosmetic surgery or non-surgical rejuvenation in San Diego is a very personal decision. That's why we make every effort to create a welcoming, comfortable environment that ensures privacy and confidentiality. In a beautiful fusion of art and technology, our 12,000 square foot Centre provides a peaceful ambiance. The decor is comfortable and homelike so you and your friends or family can relax during your visits.

If you're having cosmetic surgery, your well-being is of utmost importance to us, our Centre is equipped to hospital standards, our anesthesiologists are board-certified, and registered nurses assigned to your operating suite are certified in advanced cardiac life support. After surgery, a nurse will be with you throughout your stay in the recovery room. You can rest assured that our qualified, caring staff will make every effort to keep you safe and comfortable during every stage of the cosmetic process.

If you're coming to our Centre for injectables or laser treatments, you can be sure that our care and protocols meet the highest standards. When we founded our practice in 1988, we made the decision to create a place where our patients could count on the highest medical quality while being in an comfortable homelike environment.

La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre is located in the Scripps/XIMED Medical Building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus. La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre's dedication to excellence gives you peace of mind that you've come to the right place.

Contact Details

  City La Jolla , CA
  Zip Code 92037
  Address 9850 Genesee Avenue Suite 130
  Phone Number (858) 452-1981

Customer Testimonials

I can't begin to tell you all how amazing Dr. Smoot and his lovely staff are. From the receptionist, to the Patient Care Coordinator Riana, to the nurse Carmen. Everyone is absolutely AMAZING. They make you feel so comfortable. I went for a breast augmentation.. I had gone to a consult with a different doctor, but the second I sat with Dr. Smoot and his team I knew that he was the right one for the job. He makes you feel so at ease and is very particular about his work. He is incredible and I recommend everyone to go see him for your next consult.

Walking into LJCSC I was very nervous. I was looking for a rhinoplasty and I heard Dr Ervin Wheeler was the best. Thankfully, I can vouch for that now, as well. I chose Dr Wheeler over the other surgeons I had consults with (in different locations) and he and his team made me feel the most comfortable. From A to Z they constantly checked up on me and made sure everything went smoothly. Also, the main reason for my satisfaction, is that there is no one who will give such natural, amazing results like Dr Wheeler. His work is like no other. If you're looking for a surgeon and someone who listens to what you want and makes sure it comes out flawlessly, Dr Wheeler is definitely your choice.

From my first consultation with Dr. Roark through my entire surgical procedure and post-op experience, it has been GREAT!! The entire staff from the front office to the nurses whether in person or on the phone couldn't have been better. I enjoy recommending the centre to everyone!

I had my augmentation with Dr.Salz, and from start to finish she was so wonderful to work with. As an athlete I was concerned about proportion and recovery, and she was very informative and strategic in making sure I was in the right "cup". My results were beyond what I expected, healing went wonderful and years later I still get compliments. Thank you Dr. Salz and your team for showing me that there is life after years of nursing and gravity your a blessing!

I love La Jolla cosmetic surgery and laser center. I see Dr. Lauren Amico and I love her and the staff. Dr.Amico has changed my skin for the better. I can wear no make up and not feel ugly. I trust Dr.Amico and the staff at La Jolla laser center. I'm so thankful to have found the laser center and surgical center.

Dr. Brahma and the nurses are the best! Make me feel comfortable and in good hands, i recommend to everyone. Excited for my surgery!

After checking out several different doctors I came across Dr. Michael Roark by recommendation from one his past patients and it was best decision I could've made. Dr. Roark and his nurse, Sarah Celeste went above and beyond to take good care of me as their patient. I was extremely nervous about getting a breast augmentation done, but the staff at LJCSC was really helpful and warm. Dr. Roark is nothing short of amazing. He took the time to get to know me and listened to what I wanted and then from there gave me his best recommendation for my body type. I ended up following his recommendation for my procedure and now, 3 months post-op, I couldn't be happier with the results. If you're reading reviews, looking for a doctor, I highly recommend going to LJCSC and talking to Dr. Roark and Sarah. I promise you won't be disappointed. 5 stars! Excellent job guys!

Dr. Smoot and the team at LJCSC are awesome. He did a fantastic job on me. I am so pleased with the outcome. During the consultation, he asked what I wanted and then showed me how things would look on the computer. He explained everything to me. He has a wonderful bedside manner and he is friendly. Carmen his nurse is outstanding. She is very helpful. I am glad that I choose Dr. Smoot. I am so pleased with the outcome. I have to say the staff at LJCSC are amazing, from Yvette at the front desk, to Paula in recovery. I work at a hospital and have to say I wish every patient could have the LJCSC experience because they really know how to take of you.

Came here after researching several breast augmentation and figured La Jolla would have the best doctors and I wasn't wrong. From the receptionists to their financial advisors and doctors and nurses- they are professional and make you feel at ease and great.

Shout out to Dr. Smoot and His assistant Carmen. Both were very knowledgeable and made the whole experience educational and informative while lessening the fear upon surgery. I'm very happy!

I've gotten my lips done by Erin 4 times now and she does an AMAZING job!! I came in with my lips messed up from some one else and she removed it then put Juvaderm back in them and made them perfect! You can tell she really cares and knows what she is doing. She does such a great job, I highly recommend Erin!

first off to start Dr Salts was amazing, caring professional and gave me a lot of confidence. Ruth her nurse is just THE BEST SE IS AMAZING!!! all the staff Juliana is a so amazing, was very helpful and friendly!!!
overall if you are looking for a amazing place with amazing professionals this is your place !!!

I really like ljcsc! I've had lip fillers and halo laser for acne scars and I was very happy with the results. I liked the staff, they made me feel very comfortable and even shared their own experiences with the products and procedures I had purchased. I totally recommend this place!

I wish I could leave 10 stars! There really is not enough words to say about how wonderful my experience was. From my first consultation, to booking the surgery, operation day and then follow up visits after...all terrific! And that is all just about my interaction with the staff. Ruth was wonderful and personable. Dr. Saltz was great as well and I loved her honest approach. She was also personable and invested in me as a person. The end result was beautiful natural breasts. I had nursed two children and my previous breasts were in bad shape.

As well as a breast augmentation she did a nipple reduction. I feel so young and sexy again. I don't shy away from the mirror after a shower and I love going swimsuit shopping. LJCS gave me back my confidence and I am so thankful I chose to trust such a personal surgery with this team of talented individuals. As a collective they truly care. I highly recommend them if what you are looking for is a beautiful natural surgery result with kind and caring interactions throughout the process. I have no regrets!!

I am absolutely obsessed with this practice! From the moment you walk in they make you feel so comfortable and like family. Before my visit, I was hesitant about my procedure. I was going through a lot of personal things in my life and I was unsure if this was something I truly wanted to commit to. Everything from the initial consultation to the day of surgery went incredibly smoothy. The doctors and the team at LJCS are true professionals.

The best part about this experience was their commitment to patient happiness and communication. They over-communicated everything to make sure I was not kept in the dark and it totally made me feel better about getting cosmetic surgery. If you're "shopping around" or looking for a bunch of opinions from different surgeons -- trust this practice!! They are the absolute best!!


San Diego Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Brahme, Sets Realistic Expectations for Cosmetic Surgery

http://www.ljcsc.com/plastic_surgeon_brahme.html - San Diego plastic surgeon, Dr. Johan Brahme, sets realistic expectations for cosmetic surgery. Patients and some surgeons underestimate the recovery. Recovery takes time, and plastic surgery is a process. La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre physicians and staff are with the patient through the whole process. At LJCSC the best care is given. This is what a plastic surgery office should be.

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