San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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San Diego, California 92122 US
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Chosing Dr. Bucko As My Surgeon Was the Worst Mistake of My Life!

Dr. Bucko's demeanor is extremely arrogant and condescending. He lacks compassion, professionalism and it is clear he does not adhere to a personal, professional or medical code of ethics.

*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

Free. Dr Bucko personally devotes at least 1/2 hour for an initial consultation with all new perspective surgical patients.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Bucko has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center
    General Surgery, University of Utah Medical Center
    Hand Surgery, Grace Harper Hospital, Detroit,MI
    Oculoplastic preceptorship, Ny, NY

Treatments offered at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center

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The asymmetry of my breasts bothers me, Is there another solution other than a second surgery? (photos)

The photos primarily show asymmetric nipple position(left is lower) and widely spaced nipples but the implants and breasts look pretty symmetric. The... READ MORE

What is wrong with my eyes? Why are they so asymmetrical? Is there a procedure to fix it? (photos)

The photo shows moderate overexposure of both eyes with the upper lids a little high(should cover the iris by 3 mm) and the lower lids a little low,... READ MORE

Severe Wrinkles and Puffines Under Eyes when Smiling? (photo)

Lower eyelid wrinkling and folding (puffiness) is normal when smiling, even in young people. This is not an aging problem. If the problem only shows... READ MORE

Should I See A ENT or Plastic Surgeon First?

Most modern training programs in both ENT and Plastic Surgery qualify surgeons who can do both cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty and insurance... READ MORE

Hardness on Sides of Face and Neck 10 Days After Facelift?

I tell my patients that swelling is normal and part of the deal. It is noticeable for weeks and varies widely and cannot be eliminated. Elevation... READ MORE

Soybean Oil Safe for Buttock Augmentation?

No, no, and no. In general both methods of buttock augmentation that are more commonly done also carry significant risks so be careful to discuss... READ MORE

Any Benefit to Icing 5 Weeks Post Revision Rhinoplasty?

Ice will not help after 2 to 3 days. Elevation can help. Massage ,ultrasound, magnetic resonance, infra-red, cortisone injections, and heat have... READ MORE

Have I Chosen The Correct Implant Size For My Desired Outcome? (photo)

Ideal breast size is a very personal concept and it should not be left to the surgeon to decide what size implant you will like. It is rarely a... READ MORE

Breast augmentation was a 34 A got 300 cc. Does the size suit my body?? I'm 22 years. (photos)

The question regarding what size implant "suits a person's body" can only really be answered by the person who has had the implants inserted. That... READ MORE

I am cabin crew I have broken my nose . I cannot take sick leave, what do you suggest I do?

A broken nose is almost never an emergency. In fact it is better to wait for the swelling to recede for at least a week and treatment, if needed, can... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Bucko

C. Dennis Bucko, MD has shared 43 before and after pictures with 30 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Qualifications To Look for in a Plastic Surgeon

Deciding on a plastic surgeon is no quick and easy task. Dr. Dennis Bucko recommends some standards that any legitimate candidate should be held to. WATCH VIDEO

Facelift Consultations Should Be Educational for Patient and Surgeon, alike

When a patient is considering a facelift procedure, Dr. Dennis Bucko maintains that the consultation process should be as much of a learning experience for the patient as for the surgeon. WATCH VIDEO

A Patient's Facelift Recovery Is Defined By Specific Procedures

Dr. Dennis Bucko explains that there is no easy answer to the question of how long the recovery takes for a facelift because it really depends on which procedure has been performed. WATCH VIDEO

Surgical or Non-Surgical Brow Lift: Which Is Better?

Dr. Dennis Bucko explains the difference between surgical and non-surgical brow lifts and stresses the importance of the consultation in which your surgeon can help you choose the best procedure for you. WATCH VIDEO

Double Chin Treatments May Include Lasers or Threads

While a double chin may seem like a perfect opportunity for a facelift, Dr. Dennis Bucko explains that closer examination might reveal a handful of other surgical or even non-surgical options. WATCH VIDEO

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