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9850 Genesee Ave., #130
La Jolla, California 92037 US

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Implant Removal and Lift, Surgeon Dr. Michael Roark, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Center

I've had breast implants for over 20 years. I had Dr Roark do my implants in 2007. They were beautiful, he did a wonderful job, he was very kind, caring and understanding to the fact that I have fibromyalgia. I got fibromyalgia after receiving an anthrax vaccine while in the military. I had the implants for ten years and they kept their shape beautifully, I hated to have them removed but...

29 years old, 125 lb, 5'0, 450cc high profile smooth round silicone

Yesterday, I was really excited for my surgery but today I woke up with a pounding heart beat and I'm super jumpy. My surgery is tomorrow and thought I could get away with coffee (not supposed to have caffeine day before surgery) in the morning but I stopped drinking it due to my anxiety. I still feel out of breath after walking up the stairs to get to my office and I've been sitting at my...

5 out of 5 stars Inspira Breast Implants

5'5", 115lbs, 34A Adding 365cc HP Natrelle Inspira Implants - La Jolla, CA

I'm 5'5", 115lbs, starting at a 34A (just barely) and I'm aiming for a large/full C cup. I've worn push up bras probably since I was 13yrs old and I've always been embarrassed by my breasts. I'm tired of my boyish figure and I want to look and feel like a real woman. I'm so happy and excited to finally have the opportunity to get the breasts of my dreams! Follow me in my journey....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

27 Years Old, Breast Augmentation - La Jolla, CA

I am 27 years old . I just feel like it's time for me to be happy and do what I always want to do for myself . I started look for top plastic surgery around my place . I found la jolla plastic surgery center , I honestly didn't do a lot of research . I just know that it's the best in San Diego . So I called them for consultation and with any doctor that available . I'm in such a rush . When I...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

29th Bday Gift to Myself! 310/345 Silicone Sub Muscular. La Jolla, CA

Hi all! I am 6 days post-op right now. So far the recovery has been better than expected! Pre-op: 32 A (estimating this- I usually just wore sports bras and bralettes.) Post-op: intention is a mid C cup 310/345 cc silicone Natrelle mod+ Here is my experience thus far: Went in at 9am, surgery at 10:30, left around 1pm. Surgeon marked me up, anesthesiologist came and spoke with me a bit, and...

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

36 w/ 2 Kids, 435cc Silicone, from A Cup to D Cup! - La Jolla, CA

I'm 5'0", 118 lbs & 36, a mother of two and I breastfed both of my children. I have no stretch marks nor any sagging, but I've always desired more volume to my breast. I'm somewhere between a 34a and 32B comfortably. I desire to be a small D cup. After consultation at the La Jolla surgical center with Dr Roark we decided sub muscle 435 cc. Sientra silicone (gummy bears), round smooth full...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

37, 4 Kids, Breastfed Them All, No Breast Tissue Really Left, Right Breast Uneven - San Diego, CA

Dr Roark did a augmentation for my girlfriend. Im not the yelper, or reviewer type, but feel like I should because his professionalism, courtesy and demeanor is worthy of a review. He gave me the choice to do the lift or not. I was a small b, and my right breast was lower, and the nipple was larger. Im only 10 days out of surgery, but so far so good. They are even. Although I still have...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Face/neck Lift W/complications from Hematoma and Thin Skin. La Jolla, CA

I can't say enough good things about Dr Roark and his nurse Sarah Celeste. I am 62 yrs old and have wanted a facelift for years. I was a long time smoker and quit 6 months prior to surgery but still chewed on some nicotine gum. Nicotine use is a #1 cause of hematoma after a face lift followed by high blood pressure and a hematoma was what I got. The hematoma was detected a couple of hrs...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

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Just starting this exciting process. I'm at my second doc meeting ...going to see the one i'm really hoping to go with tomorrow. I've always wanted to at some point but knew I would only do it after having kids ...Now with 3 boys 8-7-5 its time . I don't want to wait anymore because i dont want the boys to be too old or notice too soon that I did. I am so excited to get my new Boobies !!! Once...

Getting Nervous and Losing Sleep - La Jolla, CA

I will post pics soon of my before. I am about 5'2 and 130lbs. I am very excited to get the surgery done. I have to admit I have been eating junk food like crazy because I figured it's all getting sucked out anyways. This AM I am regretting that! I have been taking a multivitamin, extra Vitamin C, and Arnica Montana but that is all I have been doing for my health. I have 4 days to get some...

Personal Statement

Dr. Roark's experience and dedication in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery have earned him an enviable reputation from thousands of satisfied patients over his 26 year career. His patients love him and come back year after year referring their friends and family.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Free. Mention RealSelf

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Dr. Roark has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Oregon State University
    Medical: MD, University of Calgary
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
    Residency:
    General Surgery, Ottawa Civic Hospital and Ottawa General Hospital Ottawa
    General Surgery, University of Toronto Gaille Program
    Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto Gaille Program
    Fellowship:
    Sunnybrook Medical Center, University of Toronto
    Division of Plastic Surgery Head and Neck and Maxillofacial
    Reconstruction and Trauma

Treatments offered at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre

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Finding the Right La Jolla Plastic Surgeon

If there are aspects of your appearance that you are considering altering, you may have considered plastic surgery. The first step in finding a plastic surgeon is deciding what changes you want to make to your appearance. Choosing the right plastic surgeon is dependent on what procedure you are considering....

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How Long Until I Look Good and am Fully Recovered After Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift?

Optimal appearance of a tummy for bikini wear is 3 months post-op. Most women look great at 6 weeks post op breast augmentation. Limit activity for... READ MORE

What's the Average Recovery Time for Juvederm Lip and Frown Line Treatment?

Generally, any bruising has disappeared by 10-14 days. The initial swelling may be minimal. Often after a few days , the areas injected are looking... READ MORE

How Long Does the Average Patient Wear Their Girdle After a Tummy Tuck?

The compressive garment after tummy tuck is necessary for 3 weeks post surgery. I suggest that a "Spanx" type garment is used for an... READ MORE

Why Are my Ears Protrduding After my Face Lift?

Do not worry.  You need to go through the healing process.  Swelling is mamium 5 to 7 days post surgery.  Every person rides a rollar... READ MORE

Music Festival 1 Week After Breast Augmentation - Bad Idea?

If you could be absolutely sure that you would not get an infection or start  up some bleeding,  then go.  However, the usual... READ MORE

I just found out I am nine weeks pregnant and have had filler. Will this affect my baby?

The use of fillers and pregnancy has not been studied. However, I am certain a focal injection of product in the face will not affect a normal... READ MORE

Should I do an explant and lift in one or two operations? (Photo)

I have had excellent uncomplicated results on many occasions with the combined explant and mastopexy lift. The decision is partially based on the size... READ MORE

Will Botox in my 'Marionette Lines' and Corners of Mouth Help to Uplift the Profile of my Mouth in General? (photo)

Botox in combination with a hyaluronic acid filler would help create a happier appearance to your face. As we age, the depressor anguli oris muscle... READ MORE

Bigger Woman for Tummy Work? (photo)

A staged procedure may be helpful for the larger, non-optimal patient. While losing more weight makes the anesthesia risks less, it often is... READ MORE

I'm 28 and Plan on Waiting at Least 3 More Years Before Having Kids. Is Having a Tummy Tuck Now a Waste?

If the appearance of your abdomen bothers you, fix it. You may need some secondary procedure after kids. In the event you don't have children,... READ MORE

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Eyelid Lift: The Doctor Explains Surgery to Remove Extra Eyelid Skin and Fat

Eyelid surgery is a great option to help restore a youthful look and increase self-esteem in individuals. Dr. H. Michael Rark explains cosmetic solutions for sagging skin, fatty tissue, droopiness, and puffiness around the eyes. WATCH VIDEO

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