John G. Apostolides, MD, FACS

John G. Apostolides, MD, FACS

La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
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1322 Scott Street, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106
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5 out of 5 stars

Look No Further For The Finest Cosmetic Surgeon Here - La Jolla, CA

It is with great appreciation that I write this letter of recommendation for my surgeon Dr. Apostolides. I can’t imagine having gone through this process with anyone but him. I chose him because he is patient, kind, hard working, knowledgeable and simply an artist with his skills in cosmetic surgery.

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Doctor, Amazing Staff. Nothing Short of Perfection. - La Jolla, CA

Dr. Apostolides is warm, knowledgeable and professional. He worked with me through every appointment in selecting an appropriate size and shape of implant for my body frame and for the natural look I desired. The entire staff at SK Clinic is so kind and responsive, I could not have asked for a better experience. My surgery went smoothly, my recovery was trouble-free and I love my new look- everything turned out perfectly. I would highly reccommend Dr. Apostolides and am so lucky to have found him.

5 out of 5 stars

Deflated 18 Year Old Implant - La Jolla, CA

Highly professional, caring and compassionate. Dr A is always available and accessible to his patients. I have never received such care with any other doctor. This was a great experience. His staff is very sensitive to the needs of his patients.

5 out of 5 stars

I Feel Amazing - La Jolla, CA

I went in for a consultation and knew he was the one I wanted to do my surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck Journey 8 Days out -La Jolla, CA

The surgeon I chose- Dr John Apostolides was the best fit for me. He spent the most time explaining the procedures in detail before he examined me. He was the only one that met me fully dressed. His office staff was great. I felt very comfortable with him and I am happy with my decision.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Cancer Survivor Required Double Mastectomy - San Diego, CA

Dr. Apostolides, has been the best Doctor in dealing with my reconstruction. He has made it easy on me to focus on healing. He really cares about his patient's. He does more of the DIEP Flap Procedures than any other Dr. South of LA. My friend was told by 5 different Dr.'S that she could not be reconstructed after single mastectomy, I stI'll encouraged her to see Dr. Apostolides, he is able reconstruct her. I am personally grateful, because he gave me my womanhood back to me, and for that I am forever grateful. Dr. Apostolides is kind, even all of the nurses at the hospital have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Apostolides. I love that he is a perfectionist and he has helped me get my body back after chemo. He truly is an amazing and incredibly brilliant! I would absolutely recommend anyone to see him.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

49 Year Old Breast Cancer Survivor - San Diego, CA

I don't think there could be any better care than that of Dr. Apostolides and his team. I was cared for beautifully from start to finish and all questions were respectfully heard and addressed.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Thank You Dr. Apostolides, Dr Krant and Staff - La Jolla, CA

They are amazing!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Apostolides is Truly a Gifted Surgeon. - La Jolla, CA

From the minute I met Dr. Apostolides, I new that I had found the doctor that would perform my breast reduction. I am a 76 year old female that had been searching for the right doctor for many years. Because of my age, I requested to stay in the hospital for three night. Dr. Apostolides was there first thing in the morning, as long as I was in the hospital. It didn't matter to him that he was traveling from far each day to visit me before his day began at his practice. He was very comforting and concerned for my overall health. My neck and back pain is completely gone and the bonus is that my breast are absolutely beautiful. From what he had to work with to the end result, is amazing! He is truly passionate about his work and I feel very blessed that my daughter found him for me!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Blessed to Have (Had) Dr. A on my Cancer Team - La Jolla, CA

Having been diagnosed with breast cancer in Oct '10 Dr. Apostolides saw me through my darkest days and made the process very easy when everything else was so complicated! He gave me hope and strength to fight the good fight! I could not have asked for better care ~ he is an amazing doctor and skilled surgeon!

About John G. Apostolides, MD, FACS

John G. Apostolides, MD, FACS practices in San Diego at DEFY as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Apostolides began participating on RealSelf in 2011, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 6 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Apostolides has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

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Aesthetic Body Contouring Plastic Surgery Helps Restored Confidence, Improve Lifestyle After Major Weight Loss

Anyone who has ever undertaken a diet knows that, no matter how successful the method, losing weight is only half the battle when it comes to maintaining a fit, healthy body for life. In the case of extreme weight loss, this is especially true: formerly obese individuals must contend not only with the strictures of a healthier lifestyle, but also with unsightly excess skin that hangs on after fat loss. Aesthetic body contouring plastic surgery is an effective solution to help rid...

Facial Rejuvenation Treatments Restore Youthful Beauty for Aging Patients

Men and women alike strive to maintain a youthful appearance as they age; and fortunately, as advances in medical science and popular preventative health care improve, more and more individuals are now utilizing dietary, lifestyle and cosmetic resources to fend off the most distinctive signs and symptoms of aging. But some skin damage is impossible to correct with antioxidants, creams and sunscreens alone – and in such cases, professionally-administered skin preservation and correction...

Cosmetic Versus Plastic Surgery: How They Differ – and What to Know Before Making a Decision

What is the difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery? To many, the distinction may seem trivial – or even nonexistent; but for anyone considering an elective or reconstructive surgical procedure, the difference in training, experience and certification between cosmetic and plastic surgeons is critical – and one that should weigh heavily in the decision-making process. According to law, any licensed physician can offer cosmetic surgery services; and while he may undergo one or...

Introducing the Brazilian Butt-Lift: The Latest Trend in Body-Sculpting Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

What do Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Beyonce have in common? Aside from red-hot careers in the celebrity spotlight, these three starlets also possess some of the most talked-about backsides in Hollywood; and now, their famously curvy figures have inspired a new trend in cosmetic plastic surgery known as the Brazilian Butt-Lift. In years past, if a woman wanted to enhance the shape of her buttocks, she would need to get butt implants in order to make her natural curves rounder and more...

How Rhinoplasty Blends Beauty with Functionality for Plastic Surgery Patients

Plastic surgery rumors rank among the top news headlines in Hollywood tabloids; and just recently, yet another celebrity confessed to going under the knife – again. According to US Weekly “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Alexis Bellino confirmed that she underwent a “nose job,” or rhinoplasty due to a blend of aesthetic and functional concerns. Bellino’s surgeon explained that the reality star requested surgery both in an attempt to refine the shape of her nose...

Education / Training

Undergraduate: Bachelors of Science, Georgetown University
Medical: MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency: Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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