San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
3252 Holiday Court, Suite 206
La Jolla, California 92037 US
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5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

All-around Great Experience - La Jolla, CA

I had a fabulous outcome at a price that I could afford. Dr. D had amazing skill and artistry, and is kind, patient and honest.

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Lower Facelift and Rhinoplasty W Active FX and Fat Transfer - La Jolla, CA

Just does faces and is an expert perfectionist Does over 2,000 faces a year and I had minimal pain, bruising, and an excellent result

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

I Love my New Nose!!! - La Jolla, CA

If you want a great result, a nose that fits your face and makes you look your absolute best go to this doctor!!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Amazing doctor! - La Jolla

so caring, so good, pain amazing! quick painless recovery!!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Very Very Happy - La Jolla, CA

Dr. David was professional and went over all options with me. Explained everything very well. I was very informed.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Best Rhinoplasty Ever

Dr. David performed my rhinoplasty a year ago and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. He used sophisticated software to show me what my post-surgery nose would look like and it matched completely. It looks more natural than my original nose! His staff was friendly and extremely professional and they made me feel completely at ease throughout the entire process. They monitored my...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhynoplasty - La Jolla, CA

I got my rhynoplasty April 4, 2013 done by dr roy David : I recommend to get your nose done by him, he is very professional, experience, kind, and plus he is double certified As the day of surgery I was not nervous as I trust dr David Staff: I love all the staffs very kind very helpful After surgery hardly any bruises just miner swelling but that's totally normal: I'm very happy with the...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Thank You Dr. David & Staff! - San Diego, CA

I first saw an ad in the San Diego Union Tribune. I later attended a seminar. I selected Dr. David after attending one of his seminars. His work is truly amazing! From the minute you walk in to the office you feel comfortable. Dr. David and his fabulous staff provide individualized care and thoroughly explain the procedure and every aspect of the process.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhino, Chin Implant, Chin Lipo

I ve been unhappy with an overprojected nose/ Unsymmetrical nostrils and a weak chin since I was a teenager. I finally decided to do something drastic about it as I reached my 30's. I seeked for the best surgeon in southern california (from san diego to LA). My criterias were skills level, degree of honesty, professionalism/customer service, attention to my wishes and desires, attention...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Wonderful Experience! You Won't Be Disappointed "Best Place for Your Face" and More - La Jolla, CA

An Experienced Doctor with a Great Bedside Manner was key to my decision. The caring staff was a huge bonus!!

*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 Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Consultation Fee

$100. Mention Realself

Hospital Privileges

Dr. David has hospital affiliations at Scripps La Jolla.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA
    Medical: MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA, 1997
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic Birmingham, AL

Treatments offered at La Jolla Center for Facial Plastic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

Endoscopic Browlift

As we age, the skin and soft tissues of our brows and forehead tend to drop, sometimes giving a tired, droopy look to the upper third of the face. Occasionally, low-set brows may impart an "angry" appearance to the upper face in younger patients. A brow lift, or forehead lift, can be performed as part of a facelift, or as a separate surgery. There are several common techniques for raising the brows, some of which involve rather long incisions. The endoscopic technique, commonly used by San...

Septoplasty at time of Rhinoplasty

Septoplasty at the time of Rhinoplasty   Many patients who present for primary rhinoplasty surgery have concurrent nasal obstruction due to deviated nasal septum. The nasal septum is comprised of a boney and cartilaginous "partition" that divides the nasal passage into two halves. The...

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What is the "Down Time" for Facial Fat Injection Procedures?

Count on looking puffy for a good week. During the second week you may start to like the way the look and by the third week or so you should be quite... READ MORE

I am 56 and getting a Facelift. What else can I do to turn back the clock?

Dear kad, thank you for your question. Facelift surgery can dramatically improve the cheeks, temple area, jawline, and neck. Other procedures like fat... READ MORE

Do older women (60+) who have facelifts still need dermal filler injections after the surgery?

Dear Linda, thank you for your question.Facelift surgery can dramatically improve the cheeks, temple area, jawline, and neck. Consult with a board... READ MORE

Does this look like necrosis? And what treatment will prevent it worsening? (Photo)

Small scabs may heal without leaving noticable scars. Follow up with your surgeon to ensure proper healing. Good Luck! READ MORE

Alarplasty Scars After 3 Months After Surgery (Rhinoplasty Date: July 20, 2013)? (photo)

Incisions from alarplasty or nasal base reduction can occasionally form suture tracts which can be aggravated by your own pores. Taking out the... READ MORE

Would Rhinoplasty Be Able to Straighten my Nose Cartilage? (photo)

It's "never too late" to straighten a crooked nose, and you should be able to get a fine result. Your previous septoplasty may limit the amount of... READ MORE

Dry Eye - Temporary or Permanent After Upper Bleph?

Some degree of dryness after an upper blepharoplasty is normal and should be expected. This can easily be treated with moisturizing drops in the post... READ MORE

Dermabrasion Vs. Laser Treatment for Atrophic Scars

If it is a relatively fresh surgical scar, dermabrasion at about the 6 week point has been found to help, however  a two inch vertical forehead... READ MORE

Is 40 too young for a lower Facelift to correct saggy skin resulting from Chin lipo?

Liposuction of the chin area at age 40 or later carries a risk of loose skin, and may require a neck or facelift to ultimately correct this. Consult... READ MORE

My face has aged a lot. What fillers would be recommended in what areas? Also why has my face got longer over the years? (Photo)

Injectable fillers can add support and structure to the face, restoring more youthful contours. There are a variety of fillers available from... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. David

Roy A. David, MD has shared 27 before and after pictures with 48 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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