Sassan Alavi, MD
1 Expert Answer3023 Bunker Hill Street, Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92109
About Sassan Alavi, MD
Sassan Alavi, MD practices in San Diego at Center For Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego as a Facial Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Alavi was invited to join RealSelf in 2011, and has achieved "Participating Member" status. The doctor has 14 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services. Dr. Alavi has hospital affiliations at Scripps Mercy Hospital.
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Posted by RVier
I really liked Dr. A from the moment that I met him. His staff is wonderful too. During my consultation appointment, he personally and patiently answered all of my questions and gave me a sense of confidence and trust in him that was not unfounded. My procedure with Dr Alavi gave me my slender body back and my breasts are bigger and perkier than they have ever been. My husband absolutely loves my Birthday Body and so do I!
Posted by Nursemary
I recommend Dr. A to EVERYONE that is interested in breast Augmentation. His other work looks beautiful as well!!! I got a BA a few months ago and I honestly was treated so well! his nurses and staff are so courteous and professional. Dr. a explained everything in detail and never made me feel rushed or like I was just "another patient". He made me feel important! not to mention MY Breasts LOOK GREAT! The anesthesiologist made me feel so comfortable and just sat and talked with me before surgery because I was a little nervous. she was a wonderful combination of friend and professional. the office is so clean and inviting too.Dr A gave me confidence...I tell everyone about my experience and I would go back for any additional procedures. Several of my friends have gone to him and are just as happy as I am and feel the same.
Posted by gigilaw
To anyone reading this and considering surgery, I can't tell you how happy I am to have Dr. A as my surgeon. I did a lot of research and spoke with a few surgeons in the San Diego area, but I didnt feel confident with them enough to go any further than the first consults. I was getting discouraged to the point where I was just about to give up on my search and I just kind of happened upon Dr. A. When I called his office, the staff was warm and caring; I also got to speak directly with him. I was convinced that there was no need to look any further because he understood what I wanted and how to get to that point. I felt very at ease with him and his staff and confident in his abilities. The care given from the very first consultation, to the preparation for the operation, the operation itself and even the post-op care and follow-up office visits was OUTSTANDING! Dr. A and his wonderful staff supported me every step of the way. I am truly grateful for them. If you were asking me as a friend; my opinion is that this is the kind of team you want on your side.
Posted by V.D. Figueras
My eye-lid surgery was in NOV 2003 and I am posting now because over the years I've seen the results of poor work and feel EXTREMELY blessed to have had Dr. A as my surgeon. He was personable and professional. He also did my tummy tuck and lipsuction. I now live in Florida and will travel back to San Diego as his patient.
Posted by RandomHAHAHA
He assured me great results, but I didn't get any. But I think he's also a very nice and knowledgable man, just maybe underlooked my situation.
Posted by DashingStallion
From the moment I walked in I felt the serenity and welcoming from staff, Gia super attentive . Dr Alavi as well as Patricia Klier have been wonderful since my first consultation. Upon my first visit at their office he made my world a difference, very down to earth, kind and attentive. He knew what I wanted and felt very comfortable talking to him. Patricia Klier, very sweet and supportive....not one time did i feel persuaded or as if they're in it for the money. It was almost as if they knew what I looked like before before my children and the image I was trying to get back into. Very glad I chose them for my transformation :D
Posted by hhashim
Dr Sassan Review Some people like short and sweet reviews, others like details, so I will start off with a summary and below that the details. You can stop reading after the summary if you are a “short and sweet” kind of person. Summary: • Exceptionally informative Doctor • Great Rapport • His work is meticulous • Staff is very helpful • Follow up post surgery is beyond what I expected • Both Dr. and staff and readily available to answer any concerns/ questions. • Excellent results Pre surgery experience with Dr. Alavi: Let me start by saying that I am a research fanatic, so when I decided to get my tummy tuck, I searched hi and low for months and months and ended up with a handful of surgeons I wanted to consult with. Upon meeting Dr. Alavi, I instantly knew I wanted him to perform the surgery. He was incredibly informative, had great rapport, and took his time answering all my questions in detail (unlike a lot of other surgeons whose responses I noticed where vague). In addition, he felt it just as important to connect with me and tell me about himself and his work ethic. This I appreciated quite a bit. Pre surgery experience with the staff: The staff here is amazing. Upon arriving at the office I was greeted and made to feel comfortable. On my first visit I met with Pat. The sweetest lady who went over my goals/ expectations for the surgery, as well as my concerns, she showed me before and after photos of Dr. Alavi’s work. Above all, she had the most comforting demeanor. Needless to say, I scheduled my surgery on the spot Day of surgery: It is clear that when Dr. Alavi is in work mode he becomes quite intense. The day of the surgery, I got to see this side of him that I was so thankful for, he was meticulous yet again with going over everything; he talked to me again about the details of the surgery, what to expect, how to take care of myself and gave me comfort and reassurance. His anesthesiologist, Carol, then came in and comforted me before knocking me out. I woke up, got in a wheelchair and went home. Can’t give much detail here since I was groggy Post Surgery Care: Dr. Alavi had me come in the day after my surgery to check on me and make sure everything was going as planned. He later scheduled me for to go back in 5 days for another check up, then again after 10 days to get my drains removed, and 15 days to get my sutures removed. He then made bi weekly visits to see him that eventually turned into monthly visits. Note that Dr. Alavi will want to see you for a whole year after your surgery. As far as my recovery, Nurse Carol called to check on me every few days for the first week post op. Also, Dr Alavi called me personally to check on my progress. She asked if I had any questions and how I was feeling/ doing. Nurse Sylvia was the one who removed my sutures and she had such a light hand it was over before I knew it. She then discussed options for scar minimization and so forth. Again: super helpful staff. It should be noted that every time I went into the office, I met with Dr. Alavi. When I got my drains removed (he actually did this himself), as well as when I got my sutures removed. This was very important to me since I had many questions and he made himself readily available to answer all of them no matter how trivial. He always takes his time and never makes me feel rushed. My Results: I am so satisfied with his work and would recommend him to anyone/ everyone.