Carl A. Powell, DO, FACS, FAACS

Encinitas General Surgeon
2187 Newcastle Ave, Suite 102
Cardiff, California 92007 US
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32 Yrs Old Bout 108lbs Small Frame 4 Kids Breastfed 3 of Them

Very nice professional . Informative. Answer all questions u have explains everything to you. The assistant was so kind and nice. The front desk were very friendly . doc was great i would recommend him to anyone.

31 , Mother of 3 Getting 550 Cc's !!!! - Cardiff By The Sea, CA

After years of wanting my breast augmentation it is finally happening !!!! What really pushed me to get them was after breastfeeding my son . They were left empty and deflated. No volume what so ever . My bras fit big and they were always spilling . Completely annoying and disheartening. Any-who , I when for my first consultation, he was great but I felt like I wasn't given any option so I...

His Work Looks Incredibly Natural! - Encinitas, CA

Dr Powell and Todd where very helpful. They took time to patiently answer all my questions and go over options. I feel very informed now and know what I want. Very happy with their patience with me.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

30 Yrs Old,5'4'',120-125 Lbs, BA 32A-32D 550cc, Hp Silicone, Submuscular, San Diego,Ca

Dr. Powell is a Board Certified Surgeon who specializes in Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Powell has dedicated himself to the Cosmetic Surgery specialty for the last eleven years. He has performed over 6,000 surgical procedures over the course of a twenty-five year career. Dr. Powell is a Past President of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery where he was recognized by his fellow cosmetic surgeons for his outstanding skills and contributions to the Cosmetic Surgery specialty. LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Powell has hospital affiliations at Grossmont (Sharpe) Hospital, Tri-City Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Chemistry, United States Naval Academy
    Graduate: MS, Aeronautical Systems Engineering, University of West Florida
    Medical: DO, Western University of Health Sciences (College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific)
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Portsmouth Regional Medical Center
    Residency: General Surgery, University of California, Davis / University of California
    Fellowship: Trauma Surgery and General Surgery Faculty, Baylor University

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What is the difference in results for SculpSure Laser Fat Loss vs. Coolsculpting?

SculpSure is a laser the creates heat to destroy fat cells.  CoolSculpt uses cold (freezing) to destroy the fat.  A SculpSure treatment takes about 2... READ MORE

Has anyone heard of sculpsure or sculpture? A friend of a friend did it and looks freaking sexy.

SculpSure is a laser that destroys fat cells.  It has only been on the market for 4-5 months.  There are SculpSure machines in many physician's o... READ MORE

Will SculpSure leave "loose" skin or does it have the ability to melt fat and tighten the skin?

SculpSure is not a skin tightening procedure.  It destroys fat cells in the area approximately 2-3 centimeters below the skin.  It actually produces h... READ MORE

Who is the ideal candidate for Sculpsure?

I think of SculpSure as a bridge between diet and exercise and liposuction.  The company (Cynosure) advertises BMI less than 30.  SculpSure can be u... READ MORE

Is there a risk for athletes doing exercise and taking botox treatment?

It is highly unlikely the Botox injections caused the death of your friend.  First, the amount of Botox injected for cosmetic purposes is very small ... READ MORE

Did Botox cause this? (Photo)

It is unlikely that Botox caused the two horizontal wrinkles over your eye.  Botox is used to relax muscles and get rid of wrinkles caused by ... READ MORE

Eye twitching after Botox. (Photo)

Twitching of an eye is not something that happens from Botox injections.  If anything, Botox should prevent twitching of a muscle.  I suppose there m... READ MORE

Hello, just wanted to ask how many areas dose 20 units of botox give on face? As in the UK is per bottle

There are neurotransmitter receptors on the muscles. Your nerves release the neurotransmitter which attaches to the receptors and tells the muscle to... READ MORE

I'm not exactly sure about how I should move forward on this. (photos)

The two areas it appears from the picture that you need to transplant hair are the hairline and the frontal tuft.  There are two methods of doing ... READ MORE

after hair transplant, can your grow a long hair, actually LONG hair? (photo)

YES.  The hair that is transplanted from the back of the head grows just like the rest of your hair.  It grows long and individuals cut it to the l... READ MORE

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