La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
9850 Genesee Ave., Suite 840
La Jolla, California 92037 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Removed my Saline Implants - La Jolla, CA

Very knowledgeable, personable she called me the same day after surgery to check on me. She is a great doctor.

1 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Not the artist her website claims her to be! - La Jolla, CA

I went to Dr. Sardo over 2 1/2 years ago to revise the breast augmentation of my right breast only. It was just a little high in the pocket and I wanted it lowered ever so slightly. Unfortunately Dr. Sardo did not do as requested. She reshaped the entire pocket so now my breast is very round, I have side boob and it sits 1/2" lower and a full 1" wider than the left side! (I just had it...

35 Yrs Old, 2 Kids, Currently a Small C and Would Like to Be a D to a DD. La Jolla, CA

I've been wanting to get a BA for a while now. I had my kids when I was in my teens. I never breast fed but my breast lost a lot of volume on the top and I would like to get a BA to fill them up. I chose Dr. Sardo to do my procedure I had my consultation with her and she was great & very informative. Her staff were also wonderful they were all very kind and made me feel at ease. My surgery is...

35 Year Old and Going from a Small C to a Small D or DD - La Jolla, CA

I had my consultation visit with Dr. Sardo last Tuesday. I was nervous and very anxious! I was happy that I finally had my consultation. Dr. Sardo was very kind and informative. She has a great staff. They were all kind and made me feel welcome and at ease. My pre op is scheduled for March 22, 2016 and then the big day I've been waiting for is scheduled for April 5th 2016.... I can't wait!...

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

I Am Now a Member of the "Women Who Choose Smaller Implants" Club- Wahoo! La Jolla, CA

As stated in my review - she is fantastic! The office and staff are also wonderful - very personal yet professional, and unhurried.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Flat & Happy :) - La Jolla, CA

Great caring surgeon and wonderful staff! She could tell I was nervous and held my hand until I passed out and gave me a follow up call later that day. Very informative and answered all my questions.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. free if you mention

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Sardo has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Sharp Memorial Hospital (former Chief of Plastic Surgery) and Mary Birch Women's Hospital..


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Chemistry, San Diego State University
    Medical: MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1982
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Boston University Medical Center

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Post Tummy Tuck Compression Garment for Mons Pubis, Which Brands are Best?

I would look for something with more compression than Spanx. The medical grade garments are worth the money because they apply the compression where... READ MORE

How Long Do Patients Sleep in the Recovery Bra After a Breast Reduction?

Most patients will appreciate the support of a sleep bra after breast reduction surgery. Most will wear it about two weeks while others may find it... READ MORE

How Can Breast Reduction Infection Be Avoided?

Infection following breast reduction surgery is very rare. The risk of infection is possible with any surgical procedure. Avoiding infection is... READ MORE

What is a Standard Abdominoplasty?

Congratulations on your weight loss! You would probably be a great candidate for an abdominoplasty A panniculectomy refers to just removing the apron... READ MORE

Re-Augmentation 320cc/335cc Saline to 500cc Gel Silicone? (photo)

It would be important to be examined and have a discussion with your surgeon to determine the best size implant to achieve your goals. I like to use a... READ MORE

Are Benign Lumps Typical After a Breast Reduction/lift?

Sometimes areas where fat scars or has poor blood supply after reduction surgery can cause firm lumps in the breast. These firm areas usually resolve... READ MORE

How long should you wait before you take Phentermine/workout supplements after you've had a Tummy Tuck and MR done?

It is always best to consult your surgeon for his or her recommendations. It is also best to continue weight loss using a healthy balanced diet and... READ MORE

How Long Will It Take After Breast Reduction Before I Can Wear a Regular Shirt?

You may want to wear a loose shirt or one that buttons down the from for the first week for ease and comfort. However, in my practice, the dressing is... READ MORE

Mini/modified Tummy with Lipo or Full TT? How Can I Tell if I Need Muscle Repair? (photo)

Based on your photos, you most definitely would benefit from a full tummy tuck. There appears to be laxity of your abdominal wall expected with having... READ MORE

What Do I Do After my Appeal for my Breast Reduction is Denied?

Talk to your plastic surgeon to help you discern what the issue is. Do they just not cover this procedure or are you not meeting their criteria? Get... READ MORE

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