La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
9850 Genesee Ave., #130
La Jolla, California 92037 US
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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery Under General Anesthetic - La Jolla, CA

I had my surgery done on the 21st. I was bandaged going home but I after 7 hours I panicked and I had to remove the bandage. Could not stand it anymore, I am a little claustrophobic. I was already bruised which surprised me. So i started with ice compresses right away, went to sleen sitting on my sofa around midnight but did not get good sleep. Second day was worse as far as the swelling and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

64 Yrs Old with Breast Lift Implants and Tissue Graft - La Jolla, CA

Breast surgery journey I'm 64 yrs old I've had four children and this is not my first Breast implant surgery. Now Bear with me this is long but will be very helpful for those whom are considering breast implants. If you are willing to maintain your breasts and realize it's a life long process then continued to read on..One thing to understand if you decide to get implants it's not a one...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

26 Years Old, 5'7, 115lbs, Slender, 405cc, San Diego, CA

Dr. Smoot was such an amazing doctor. He made me feel so comfortable and was so knowledgable. I loved the fact that he wouldn't do anything that would make me Look like I had big fake boobs. I went in thinking I wanted a certain size and he explained that that size may not work with me since I am so petite. He gave me a range during surgery of 375cc to 435cc. He told me he'd really try for the 435cc since he knew that's what I really wanted. But during surgery when he put them in he said they were gigantic and he didn't feel Comfortable giving them to me, so he went down in size. I so appreciate him making that executive decision as I am no expert as to what would look good and proportional with my body. So far, his office has followed up with me everyday and I couldn't be happier with my experience and results at the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Center. I would recommend Dr. Smoot to anyone!!!!! He's amazing! Thank you so much!!! I would do this all over again if I could :)

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

43, Three Kids, BA, Neck, Abs, Flanks, Hips, Inner Outer Thighs, Below Bottom! - La Jolla, CA

I went to 6 different consults and absolutely fell in love with Dr. Smoot and his nurse, Carmen. Dr. Smoot has this professional yet warm demeanor and I left knowing he was my guy! I went through all the stages of sizing and pre-op and everyone was so professional and helpful. I went in to have my surgery and they woke me up to say they couldn't intubate me because my airway was too narrow. The referred me to an amazing ENT who diagnosed me with subglottic stenosis after a CT scan and scheduled me for surgery to laser and biopsy the airway. Wow! I didn't expect that! Dr. Smoot and his wonderful anesthesiologist were so careful, I am so thankful they did not proceed with the surgery! I felt like this was meant to happen because I've been misdiagnosed for years with asthma and this proved that all the coughing over the years was a narrow airway! Had my laser surgery and two weeks later was back with Dr. Smoot. He was in constant communication with my ENT and received all the labs, photos, and clearance! Surgery was set and they used an LMA Mask instead of intubation. Everything went well and I stopped pain meds day one only on ES Tylenol. Taking it easy! Day one post op Dr. Smoot said everything looks good and told me the three things to look for! I'm sore and achy but I just deal with it! After all this is elective! Family is helping! Dr. Smoot is a perfectionist! I will update as I go!

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

34, 1 Kid, Gained baby weight, Lost Weight. La Jolla, CA

Dr. Smoot and staff are very professional and make you feel welcome. Dr. Smoot is a very kind, knowledgable, friendly person makes you not have a worry in the world. He has answered all my questions at my consult appt. His staff will get back with you in a timely manner. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Smoot.

31 Years Old with Two Children Ages 3 and 11 - La Jolla, CA

I have read his reviews and they all seem awesome. His demeanor seemed like he knows what he is doing. I am comfortable with him and his staff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction F to D. La Jolla, CA

Dr Smoot was excellent! He was kind and very professional, he took time to answer all my questions and I felt very safe with him, nurse and staff were also kind, I love my new little boobies! I was amazed how fast my body healed and within a month I was hiking up Cowl's mountain again. Best decision! I went from a size F to a size D.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Breast Augmentation Revision with Lift. La Jolla, CA

I had previous breast augmentation back in 2003 with a different plastic surgeon, wanting a medium C cup, but ending up with a DD size; the surgeon did a beautiful job, but took liberties by sizing me up much more than I had wanted. I was greatly disappointed, but at that younger age, I got used to the larger size and lived with it. As the years went by however, an inclination to reduce the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

22 Years Old, 5' 8" 150 Lbs - La Jolla, CA

Dr smoot was very direct in what size would best fit my body. Made sure I knew exactly how the procedure would go and made it very easy to make my decision for him as my doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

21 Years Old. Mother of One, Exclusively Breastfed 2 Years 350cc Saline Under the Muscle - San Diego, CA

Completely professional. Talented. And more than anything MADE ME FEEL SAFE.

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Personal Statement

During his 26 years as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in San Diego, John D. Smoot, MD, FACS has earned a reputation for providing excellent care and beautiful cosmetic surgery results. His surgical talent is matched only by his kind, down-to-earth, and approachable personality.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: University of Utah, School of Medicine

Treatments offered at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre

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500-550cc HP? Too big?

Your question is a good one and getting you to be that large can be done but it may not look natural at all and in fact make you look out of... READ MORE

Is taking Amoxicillin before breast augmentation safe?

This is not a problem so long as there is no active infection present. I would speak to your PS before you proceed. Good Luck READ MORE

How long can I keep my saline implants? They are 12 years old and I have no problems with them. How long will they last?

This is a good question and the answer is simple, if is not broken don't fix it. Saline implants don't have to be changed every so many years but can... READ MORE

Will 510cc implants placed under the muscle be to big for me? I'm currently a 34B.

Your question is a good one but don't focus on the size of the implant but what will make you look good. There are many factors that go into deciding... READ MORE

6ft, 135lbs, A to C: 500cc too large?

Your questions is a good one but you need to focus on what is possible and not what is wanted. Although you are tall and might be able to have that... READ MORE

Teardrop vs round, saline vs gel? (Photo)

Your question is a good one and getting the right proportions and natural look depends on many factors. First a surgeon can't change the foot print of... READ MORE

650cc HP Subpectoral Mentor Silicone "gummybear" Textured implants. Should I massage my implants?

Most doctors don't massage after surgery if you have textured implants. The reason for this is we want the tissue to grow into the texture which in... READ MORE

I'm 5"2 and 123 lbs. I'm currently a 34B. Do you think going up to a D or DD is too big for me? (photos)

Thank you for your question but the right size depends on many factors but the most important is getting the proportions correct so you have to work... READ MORE

Is swelling normal at 5 months (23 weeks post op)? (photos)

It is not uncommon to have some swelling at this point but most of it should have resolved by now. It could be your scar is still firm and thick but... READ MORE

Augmentation, Nipple Piercing timing ?

I would recommend that you either do it well in advance but if you wanted to take the safest route I would do after,( 3 to 6 months) your procedure.... READ MORE

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