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Dr. D hs done four procedures on me. I am a post gastric bypass patient with a lot of excess skin issues. Dr. D is a great surgeon who provides great results. He also has a great bedside manner, is caring, and has a great deal of integrity. He will discuss your concerns at the consultation and then give you his opinion. I have know many people that have been to see him, and he will tell a patient if they do NOT need surgery, or it won't help their issue. How many other surgeons will deny business by being honest and refusing to just make a quick buck? Dr. D cares, and after having multiple surgeries over the years, is the ONLY surgeon who waited in the recovery room until I was discharged. So, can you really afford to not go have a consult with him and see for yourself?
5 out of 5 stars Thigh Lift
First, let me say that the cost I have shown here is for TWO surgeries - a mini tummy tuck and a thigh lift, done separately. This site doesn't give the opportunity to distinguish this info. The care I received from Dr D was unlike any care you will receive from ANY other doctor. He runs his practice the way all doctors probably wish they could run theirs but don't have the courage to do away with all the bells and whistles that the patient ends up paying for. In a nutshell - your 'face time' with Dr D is extensive. From your first consultation to your last post op follow up. My initial consultation was over an hour and this was one on one with the doctor - asking questions, getting to know each other, and getting comfortable with each other. This is personal stuff and you need to be comfortable with your doctor, and vice versa. Dr D is very big on post op follow ups and for good reason. He's a perfectionist and wants to make sure everything is healing properly. Never did I have to sit in a crowded waiting room, feel rushed, or like he was not completely focused in on me and know exactly who I was and what was going on with my situation. Dr D performed 2 separate surgeries, a mini tummy tuck and a thigh lift. I felt completely prepared for each one and there were no surprises. He explained everything in such detail, what was going to happen, the after affects, the recovery, the healing process, and the expected results, and he was right on target. I followed doctors orders to the letter, which is big too, so when your paying for someone to work their magic, you've got to do your part also. Lisa is the perfect extension of Dr D - she knows who you are, whats going on and makes you feel instantly comfortable. Prior to my consultation with Dr D I went to 1 other Dr in La Jolla for a consult. Beautiful office overlooking the ocean, staff of countless botoxed beauties, excellent surgeon with a great reputation and white lab coat. I saw him for about 30 seconds, while his staff chatted me up and sent me off with a 3 ring binder of glossy photos and their price. I don't recall his price for the 2 surgeries but I remember it was higher then Dr D's. I also remember after my consultation with Dr D, I didn't care if he was more or less then the La Jolla Dr.....I already knew he was MY doctor (turned out he was less of course). This was the best decision I could have made. I have no scarring, no horror stories and could not be happier with my results. Dr D is a master at his craft and as I said before, an absolute perfectionist. The incisions are really a work of art, even though they are barely visible. I would not want anyone else to perform any kind of surgery on my body except for Dr D and highly recommend him to any and everyone.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
Even from the night of the surgery I knew I had made the right decision and picked the right doctor. I was and am extremely happy. I had tons of pre and post op visits and even years later he's still available for consultations. I plan to have another procedure and I'll never go to another plastic surgeon, his work is amazing and so is his office availability.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants
He is extremely understanding and not judgemental. He makes you feel comfortable about your decision and well informed of all the facts before you choose the decision that is best for you.
Dr. Di is the best. He will make you feel comfortable as he has a sense of humor as well as talent.
Dr. D asks the right questions to make sure that you're doing the surgery for you and not for somebody else or the wrong reasons. He's incredibly open and honest so that you can make the best decision for you and your health.
5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty
Dr D is a caring and experienced professional. I had almost no pain. The whole thing is a fond memory and I can't believe I waited so long to do this for myself.
5 out of 5 stars Liposuction
Dr D is the best. Dr D was kind and honest. I trusted him immediately. He didn't promise impossible results like the other docs who I saw.
5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
Dr. DiSaia did my tummy tuck 7 years ago. I had had 4 cesarean sections, a hernia repair and an abdominal hysterectomy, so my poor stomach was thrashed. He met with me, answered all my questions and gave me an excellent price on my surgery. Now, all this time later, I still think it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I would refer anyone to this excellent physician. I call him "The Wiz."
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
If you are looking for great plastic surgeon in Orange county, Dr D is it! I’ve had breast surgery and my mother-in-law has had a tummy tuck. I met him by pure blessing and luck! I came over an hour away to take care of my Mother-in-law after her surgery. John called me after her surgery and talked with me on the phone for at least 15min. explaining everything he did during surgery and what to do after surgery for a speedy recovery. I have never had a doctor care so much and be so personable! I was planning on having implants exchanged and gave him my story on the same call. He said “Come in with her on her follow up in two days and I will see you then” This is just unheard of in the medical field these days. My Mother-in-law is more than happy with her tummy. I knew I wanted him to do my surgery. Great surgeon!! Real person with a big heart and really cares about you, not your dollar! Says it like it is! I have never written a review for anyone, but feel compelled to let others know to consult with him!
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Awards & Recognition
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA, UC Berkeley Neurobiology, 1986
Medical: MD, UC Irvine's California College of Medicine, 1990
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: General Surgery, UC Irvine Medical Center, 1990
General Surgery, UC Irvine Medical Center, 1995
Plastic Surgery, UC Irvine Medical Center, 1997
Treatments offered at Dr D's Orange County Office Locations
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Hello, I am not often impressed by the results of mini-tummy tuck surgery. There are rarely good candidates for this operation. Many women feel nonplussed by the outcome of minis. Get a few alternate evaluations to see if other surgeons offer this as op
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