About Christopher Kolstad, MD
Christopher Kolstad, MD practices in La Jolla at Christopher Kolstad, M.D. as a Facial Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Kolstad was invited to join RealSelf in 2011, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. and is a member of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Dr. Kolstad has hospital affiliations at Scripps La Jolla .
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Posted by RSL1980
Dr. Kolstad was absolutely wonderful. He spent a considerable amount of time answering my questions and addressing all of my concerns. I have an intense fear of numbing medicines since the numbing sensation triggers my panic attacks but I was also unsure if I was prepared to try Botox without a little help. Dr. Kolstad was very understanding of this and did not rush me through my options and gave me the time I needed to think through my decision. I felt comfortable enough to try it without the numbing cream and it was a PERFECT experience. I will definitely go back for future treatments when I'm ready.
Posted by divagirl
Dr. Kolstad was very welcoming and answered all my questions. I didn't feel rushed. He made me feel very special.
Posted by thilder
I got the "lunch time" peel from Dr. Kolstad. It's a chemical peel which just sits on your skin for a few minutes and after a few sessions gives the result of a major chemical peel. It works for me because I am really active and can't take a week out of my life to heal from a major peel. Dr. Kolstad is really patient and sits and explains the process and he encourages patients to call at any time if there is a problem. I really enjoy going to his office it's a great atmosphere and his assistant is really nice and helpful. She called me after my first appointment to make sure everything was going OK.
Posted by CaliforniaGirl4Life
Dr. Kolstad made this venture feel more like a friendship, rather than a doctor patient arrangement. He took the extra time to address all my fears and questions. I am so gracious for the time and effort he put into making me feel comfortable with the surgery and the recovery following. I was touched by the personal calls and emails inquiring about my healing progress and my peace of mind. It is important for a woman to feel beautiful at any age, and he gave me back the youthful look that I longed for. I would more than recommend him to any person considering plastic surgery and I would definitely go to Dr. Kolsatd again for future procedures if the opportunity presents itself.
Posted by Mrs. Landi San Diego
This was, without a doubt, the best experience I've ever had going to a doctors office. I am thrilled with my spectacular results and will definitely go to Dr. Kolstad in the future.
Posted by evolvenow
I choose Dr. Kolstad because of his humanitarian work. I went back to him because I liked the results I got as a result of his expertise. I've been to a few dermotologists and plastic surgeons, some of them recommended treatments and procedures that were in the doctor's best interests, not mine. Dr. Kolstad has not done that to me. Because of my experiences with him so far, I am comfortable to report that Dr. Kolstad has shown himself to be ethical and genuinely concerned that his patients get the results they want. Also, he gave me an enormous amount of his time to thoroughly and graciously answering my (many, many) questions about a neck and face lift procedure.
Posted by smckinnis
I received a response from Dr. Kolstad’s office immediately. Got an appointment for a consult within the first week of contact. Office and staff were very friendly and very professional. Dr. Kolstad took a great deal of care and time explaining to me what could be done and when ( had growths removed from my neck/chin area that left divots and loss of fat afterwards). He was very kind and very exacting in explanation which I greatly appreciated. I was in no way rushed or hurried away and I left feeling much better about my options and the care I had received up to the point of consult. I highly recommend Dr. Kolstad.
Posted by Naandescript
Dr. Kolstad was very warm and friendly, but seemed very serious about his work (definitely a good thing). He spoke candidly with me about my concerns and desired outcomes, and made sure to explain everything I had questions about.
Posted by Labgirl
Dr. Kolstad is an expert at what he does! He has superb bedside manner, is conservative. So he's not going to have you walking out of his office looking like a muppet face and telling you it looks good! He is not there to up-sale multiple procedures. He is honest, has integrity and will walk you through every single thing you need to know about your procedure. I would recommend him to family, friends, heck I'd send my mother to him if she wanted to get a nip and tuck! Hands down best experience. Bravo and applause to his staff as well. Professional, courteous. I can tell they love their jobs! Jains thanks again! Girl you rock, thanks for not making me feel like a nerd taking my pictures. My favorite part! Not! Haha. Love you guys!
Posted by Danielle Sheek
Doctor Kolstad has not only made this experience for me one of the best decisions of my life, but he has changed certain aspects of my life as well. For years I struggled with low self-esteem and self image issues. After my Rhinoplasty procedure, I felt freed of the 'imprisonment' that I struggled with regarding my appearance. I cannot adequately express my gratitude for Doctor Kolstad and his entire staff. His genuine concern for his patients, his extensive knowledge and professionalism make him a truly remarkable individual. I would without a doubt recommend Dr. Kolstad to any of my friends, family, or colleagues interested in his services.
Posted by Kande10
Dr. Kolstad and Laura, his patient care coordinator are absolutely the best. From the moment I contacted their office I knew I had made the right choice (after much research) this was my first personal experience doing any type of cosmetic procedure and was extremely nervous about any pain and the possible outcome (all what if’s) Appointment day came..... I was amazed at how smoothly everything went from checking in with Laura to seeing Dr. Kolstad. I was pleased with the amount of time Dr. Kolstad took with me to explain the product and procedure, then patiently answered all of my questions. I truly feel blessed to have found Dr. Kolstad. I love the results of my lip augmentation; he gave me back natural plump lips that overtime age had taken away from me. The results are amazing yet not overdone, exactly what I wanted. I have complete trust in Dr. Kolstad. I will absolutely be going back to Dr. Kolstad to treat/perform any future facial procedures. So grateful to have found a doctor that truly has sincere passion for his field of expertise. Dr. Kolstad and Laura are fabulous!
Posted by jjsd15
I found Dr. Kolstad and immediately was able to make an appt. Laura, the assistant, was so friendly and sweet throughout the whole experience from making the appt to all the follow-ups. When I met Dr. Kolstad, he was very attentive and listened to all my concerns. I really appreciated that he gave me undivided attention for the consultation and took the time to explain everything to me. I'm very happy with the results and definitely plan to go back!
Posted by Sofie2013
Through my daughter. I went to Dr. Kolstad to have botox for the first time in my life. Dr. Kolstad and his staff were so sweet to me and made me feel very welcome. Dr Kolstad listened to my concerns about the wrinkles in my forehead. He did a wonderful job and I didn't feel a thing! I am planning to have eyelid surgery in the near future by Dr. Kolstad. I would recommend Dr. Kolstad to anyone and I can't think of a better place to have my eyelids done!
Posted by christinaweeks
I had juvederm lip augmentation and Dr. Kolstad and his assistant, Laura, were professional, helpful, and kind. It was easy to schedule appointments, and once you arrive he sees you right away... there is no waiting. The doctor listens to you and answers all your questions, and he and his staff check on you after the procedure to see how you are doing. It couldn't have been a better experience and I will highly recommend others to see him!
Posted by LizBlz619
Going to Dr. Kolstad was the best choice I ever made! He is so professional, sweet, and caring. He made me feel at ease and was very straightforward with me on everything. He made no false promises to me and I have been very happy with the results so far.
Posted by ccodder
Dr. Kolstad listened to my concerns and and focused on making sure the procedure looked natural. He didn't pressure me to have anything before I was ready and we talked without rush about exactly how I wanted the end results to look. What really distinguishes Dr. Kolstad from other plastic surgeons is that he listens to his patients and sincerely cares about making sure his patients get the results that they want.
Posted by N.saldierna
It was the best price, great staff, very friendly, comfortable environment, and I loved the end results. Upon researching lip augmentation I was looking for someone with experience, affordable, with good reviews. I came up on Dr Kolstad while researching and he fit all of the criteria. Laura made sure to do follow up calls and Dr Kolstad even gave me prescription to help with the swelling. I would definitely come back for the procedure again.
Posted by kiheimom
He was a referral, and I would rate him # ONE when it comes to spending time and really identifying the needs of the patient. Dr. Kolstad did a fantastic job and my eyes are lighting up my face...The entire procedure was handled with the utmost care and concern by everyone in the office. His assistant Laura couldn't have been more kind and I always felt at ease in their office. No one ever rushed me through, and they made me feel like I was patient # 1 each and every time I went to the office. There were many visits before and after, and I didn't feel like once my payment was made, they wanted to move on to someone else. I always felt like I was important to them, and my happiness was a major goal. Thank you, Dr. Kolstad and Laura!
Treatments offered at Christopher Kolstad, M.D.
Education / Training
Medical: MD, Texas Tech University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Facial Plastic Surgery