La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
9850 Genesse Avenue, Suite 630
La Jolla, California 92037 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

We reserve an hour for your consultation appointment exclusively with Dr. Michael Halls.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Halls has hospital affiliations at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, CA; Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA; Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA; Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, San Diego, CA.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1973
    Medical: MD, University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine, Canada, 1977
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Mixed Surgical, St. Michael's Hospital, Canada, 1978
    Residencies:
    Plastic Surgery, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1982
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, 1983
    Fellowships:
    Plastic Surgery, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1982
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA,1984

Treatments offered at La Jolla Breast Institute

Blog Posts and Articles

Can Exercise Give Your Saggy Breasts a Lift?

Sagging, or ptosis, is one of the most common breast issues, particularly among women experiencing signs of aging and women with moderate to generous breast volume. There are ways to help prevent sagging, such as wearing supportive bras, but what about the potential of exercise to give sagging breasts a needed boost? Pectoral Exercise and Breast Appearance Exercises that focus on strengthening the pectoral muscles, such as dumbbell bench presses, push-ups, and chest presses, can...

Can Breast Reduction Improve Your Posture?

Women with overly large breasts often experience physical discomfort as a result of their body proportions. A breast reduction can improve neck and shoulder pain, poor posture and other chronic discomfort associated with having large breasts. Why Large Breasts Can Contribute to Poor Posture Women with large breasts may not directly connect their breast size to ongoing posture problems, but frequently, poor posture can come as a direct or indirect result of large breasts. This is...

How Young Is Too Young for Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction can provide a more proportionate breast size for women suffering from physical discomfort or social embarrassment due to large and heavy breasts. While most breast reduction patients are more mature women, many teens undergo breast reduction surgery each year to resolve the condition known as macromastia, or overly large breasts. But how young is too young for breast reduction? Waiting until Breasts Have Fully Developed Many surgeons recommend that young women...

Most popular answers from Michael J. Halls, MD

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Can your body bounce back after breast implant removal? (photos)

After a significant size change like going from an A cup to a C, it typically means that a breast lift is needed on top of the implant removal to... READ MORE

Is weight loss okay during the 6 week recovery process? (By healthy eating and walking - NOT intense cardio/lifting.) (photo)

Thank you for your photos. Your early results look excellent. Some light to moderate walking is often recommended during the healing process... READ MORE

Do implants always have to drop into there permanent position post surgery?

Your surgeon is correct that immediately after your breast augmentation, your implants will sit a bit high on your chest. This is because your breast... READ MORE

How soon can you begin massaging your implants if behind the muscle?

Not all surgeons recommend massaging the implants to encourage healing. Firmness and swelling are very normal for the first several weeks after breast... READ MORE

Post breast augmentation blues- too small, will it get any smaller? Please help!! (photos)

Thank you for your photos. Keep in mind that 3 days post-op is still very early in your recovery process and your final results won’t be a... READ MORE

Is it true that after you have a breast agmentation you have to wear a sports bra pretty much 24/7?

The exact instructions for your breast augmentation recovery will depend on the approach your surgeon used for your breast augmentation. Many surgeons... READ MORE

Which implant shape would you recommend to correct my breast asymmetry? (Photo)

Thank you for your photos. You appear to have mild asymmetry that can be easily resolved by a skilled breast surgeon. The best implant type depends on... READ MORE

After weight loss, breasts are a bit deflated and saggy. Any suggestions?

If you have only a mild amount of sagging, breast augmentation alone may be enough to fill out your breasts and create a more youthful profile.... READ MORE

Fluid around breast implant 7 years after surgery. Any suggestions?

Without an in-person examination, it is impossible to determine what might be going on. However, since you have had your breast implants for... READ MORE

Do I need breast revision? Will my breasts look normal? (Photo)

Thank you for your photo. Since your recent breast augmentation was only 2 or 3 months ago, it’s still too soon to determine what your final results w... READ MORE

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