Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
3400 W Lomita Blvd, Suite 305
Torrance, California 90505 US
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5 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

Cellulaze - Torrence, CA

My body deserves the best! Dr Petti did the rest. Loved her and her staff. Great follow up. Only hiccup was trying to book a surgery date as they kept filling up too quickly and the surgery is only performed on specific days. Mine was long - so it was the only one scheduled for the day so be cognizant when booking a date. I would absolutely recommend Dr Petti. She set expectations for results in advance and was honest in what she could achieve. It will look better than what it is, but may not be 100% perfect. I'm so happy with my results as fundamentally, ANY improvement would have been worth it and I got so much more. I gave Dr Petti permission to use my photos. I'll be back in 3 months to show results and then back at 6 months to see final results. I'm so excited! Thanks Dr Petti!!!

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Upper and Lower Abs~Smart Lipo Totally Worth It

Professional, caring, warm staff and doctor. All woman facility. Couldn't have asked for a better doctor or staff. Even down to the receptionist, was excellent.

5 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

Everything you need to know about this procedure :) - Torrance, CA

Excellent in all regards..if I could give Dr. Petti and her staff 10 stars I would. She is the most caring, sweet, genuine doctor in the world, and so is her staff. I think someone posted negatively on Dr. Petti on here about a consultation (or Dr. Petti's staff?) but I honestly don't know how that could even be possible...everything from my consultation to the procedure couldn't have been better. I would not want to go with any other doc but her, and I'm so grateful that I was able to have her as my doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

Very Happy With Results. Experience Counts! - Torrance, CA

I did a good deal of research. She was in the FDA trials. I wanted the most experienced and I am confident I got it with her!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Looking good in CA

I had 3 prior attempts by another surgeon to repair several complications from my original breast augumentation without success. I found Dr Petti and she repaired my problems and gave me the results I was looking for. Her pricing was reasonable and the surgical experince was almost pleasant. I highly reccomend her services.

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Smart Lipo - Torrance, CA

My abdomen so big and bulging,smart lipo was done,all fats suctioned well by Dr. Petti, she did a good job in my stomach, she called me at home to follow up after surgery, she is good surgeon so far I have no complications,my clinic visit was pleasant, staff are professionals,the clinic is clean and nice decorations well done by Dr. Petti, my body is now like in 20"s,post op follow is...

5 out of 5 stars Latisse

it works! - Torrance, CA

After about 4 weeks I started seeing results. They look a little longer and darker. I have been using it now for 7 weeks and I am happy. I bought a smaller brush and use only one drop for both eyes every day to make product last longer. Im looking forward to seeing what they will look like in a couple months.I have had two different people ask me if i was wearing false eyelashes this week!!!! ...

5 out of 5 stars Latisse

Definitely Worth It!! - Torrance, CA

I would recommend my Drs. office because the staff was great and the nurse was wonderful and also a Latisse user! I really loved her lashes too!

1 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Overburdened Sutures & Unnecessary Keloids - Torrance, CA

It took years to fix my breasts from this procedure. My sutures shouldn't have ripped. Overstretched skin, overly large subglandular implants. This resulted in massive keloid scarring

2 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

Fatty Knees - Torrance, CA

Dr. Petti was featured on The Doctors TV show. She was very convincing. That was part of the reason I chose her for the Cellulaze. I have not had a pleasant experience with her since I expressed disappointment and displeasure with my results. She said it was partly my fault because I lost a few pounds after the procedure. I have lost faith and confidence in her.

*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 Plastic Surgery


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

Consultation Fee

$100. $50 consultation if you mention RealSelf

Awards & Recognition

Best of the Beach, Easy Reader, Best Cosmetic Surgeon, 2014 - 2015
South Bay's Best, Los Angeles Daily Breeze Readers Poll, Best Cosmetic Surgeon, 2014 - 2015
Top Surgeon US News and World Report, 2013
Los Angeles Daily Breeze Readers Poll, Favorite Cosmetic Surgeon, 2009 - 2013
South Bay's Best, Los Angeles Daily Breeze Readers Poll, Best Cosmetic Surgeon, 2004 - 2008

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Petti has hospital affiliations at Torrance Memorial Medical Center & Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biology, St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame University
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, 1982
    General Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, 1986
    Plastic Surgery, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1988
    Fellowships: Research, Georgetown University and National Institute of Health

Treatments offered at Palos Verdes Plastic Surgery Medical Center Inc.

Blog Posts and Articles


Voluma™ ( also know as Juvederm Voluma™) is a recently FDA-approved facial volumizer that consists of cross-linked hyaluronic acid that can be used as a subcutaneous injection to fill a deflated face to create a natural and youthful contour. I am excited about this new facial volumizer. I am a firm believer and have mastered the technique for a natural and appealing liquid facelift. Voluma™ can be placed in the cheekbone area to highlight the face and restore...

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How Can I Tighten Sagging Skin Without Surgery?

I have a large practice with patients who ask this same question. Additionally, I myself ask the same question when I look in the mirror, as the years... READ MORE

Best Wrinkle Filler

I am a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Los Angeles area for 20 years. I have a vast experience with dermal fillers. For... READ MORE

What is Smart Lipo MPX?

I am a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, South Bay area, and I have performed Smartlipo of the neck and body -- initially with the... READ MORE

Who Can Perform Smart Lipo?

It is my opinion, that Smartlipo is best performed by plastic surgeons experienced in all techniques of liposuction & body contouring. A great... READ MORE

How Much Does Smart Lipo Cost?

Smartlipo is laser-assisted liposuction. The Smartlipo MULTIPLEX (MPX) utilizes a blend of 2 laser wavelengths that have different qualities and... READ MORE

How to Detect a Rupture in a Breast Implant?

The majority of silicone gel breast implant ruptures are "silent", i.e., the patient, nor the surgeon or examining physician can... READ MORE

Bumps, Lumps and Roping After Smart Lipo: Is This Normal?

I have found Smartlipo of the arms to be very effective and in many instances a "wow". Of course, the patients who may benefit from this... READ MORE

What is the Best Alternative to a Face Lift?

In my practice, I call this "the holding pattern," where all efforts are made to keep the skin up and tight against the bony contours of the... READ MORE

What Happens when Liquefied Fat is Not Suctioned Out?

Liquified fat is aspirated to prevent collections of fluid and or blood; these collections can interfere w/ healing and the ultimate body/facial... READ MORE

Can you give me some advice on sizing for a breast augmentation on small frame? (Photo)

Breast augmentation can be tailored to your frame--communication of your desired size to your chosen surgeon is key.I think that communication is key... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Petti

Christine A. Petti, MD has shared 50 before and after pictures with 454 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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