San Diego Plastic Surgeon
9834 Genesee Ave, Ste 311-Surgery & Ste 328-Consulting
La Jolla, California 92037 US
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5 out of 5 stars Natrelle Breast Implants

I had an amazing experience! - San Diego, CA

Absolutely love Dr. Bolthio! I was referred to him by my mother (who had a tummy tuck and lipo 14 years ago!) when I told her I was interested in getting a breast augmentation. He was the second doctor I had a consultation with and that day I booked my surgery! I was very nervous about the size and actually went in a couple times to just try on different sizes. I trusted him with the final...

5 out of 5 stars Dermapen

46 and Need to Refresh my Face - La Jolla, CA

Elizabeth Reed in Dr. G Bolitho's office is great. I highly recommend her. She just may save you from yourself due to over injecting. She will also let you know if a treatment will work or if you are not a good candidate. She takes her time explaining the process and expected outcome and is efficient and has a very calming demeanor. I completely trust her opinion and suggest that the next time you are looking for microneedling/dermapen, botox, etc. you should call Dr. G Bolitho's office and set up a consultation with Elizabeth. She's the best!

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

The Best Plastic Surgeon and The Most Wonderful Staff - La Jolla, CA

I don’t know where to start. How do I convey just how much I appreciate Dr. Bolitho and his team so that everyone understands how special this place is? The results? Yes, of course the results are amazing, Dr. Bolitho is an incredible surgeon! I have to say, the journey has been amazing as well. Since my first consultation, I have felt well cared for. Dr. Bolitho is attentive, compassionate, and he has a great sense of humor (Did I mention he is an extraordinary surgeon?). I can’t say enough about Dr. Bolitho and his team! The follow up care is phenomenal! I have had numerous office visits to check on my progress, as well as several impromptu calls when I needed reassurance or had a question. Dr. Bolitho, Sharon, Kandie, Karen, Carole, Elizabeth, everyone... They are always encouraging, ever so patient, warm, and even funny when I need a laugh. I am so lucky to have found Dr. Bolitho and I don’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

46YO & 11 Years Overdue! *Finally* GOT a TT! (w/ MR & Lipo) - San Diego, CA

For a variety of reasons I spent eleven long years waiting to get a tummy tuck. After such anticipation I can honestly say that I'm completely thrilled with my results from Dr. Bolitho. I met with several doctors before selecting a plastic surgeon and I felt confident in Dr. Bolitho’s qualifications (board certified in four countries? I love an overachiever!) and also in his communication style and bedside manner, which completely put me at ease. Once I met him, the decision was made. I had no anxiety about my choice in surgeons. He understood the results I hoped to achieve; he managed my expectations professionally and never over promised what I could expect from surgery. We discussed a variety of options and together determined the best plan for my body and for how I wanted to look. My surgical experience was outstanding and practically stress free. The entire team was a pleasure to work with, from front office to post op, and I even looked forward to seeing them again for follow up appointments. My results were far beyond what I would have been 'pleased' with and even many months later, I am still astounded at my reflection in the mirror. My body didn’t look this good before I had kids! Every day I appreciate what a gift Dr. Bolitho has given me. I would send my best friend to Dr. Bolitho. I would send my Mother to Dr. Bolitho. If I want anything else done in the future I would go back to him again myself. Many board certified plastic surgeons are great doctors, not all are great artists. I feel Dr. Bolitho is the latter. He is truly gifted and I encourage you to meet with him and see for yourself what a wonderful physician he is.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

21 Years Old- Breast Augmentation- La Jolla, CA

Dr. Bolitho and his staff have been absolutely stellar! It's only been two weeks since my procedure and I couldn't be more happy and confident in the doctor I chose. My recovery has been so smooth and flawless and I owe it all to Dr. Bolitho and his wonderful staff! I wouldn't have trusted any other doctor! I decided to do this procedure to even out my breasts. I am very much into fitness...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Breast Reduction with Lift, and Liposuction on Abs and Flanks - La Jolla, CA

Dr. Bolitho has an amazing bedside manner and puts you at ease. He really cares about what you want, and how he can help you. I would have done it sooner had I known who to trust. I got the referral from my breast specialist, Dr. Mary Wilde.

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Too Much Sag! La Jolla, CA

The staff at Dr. Bolitho's office is stellar! Kandie, Jenn, and Sharon took amazing care of me in every way and covered every detail. They're caring, thoughtful, informative, nurturing, and very professional. My after care couldn't have been any better - very thorough, many visits to check my progress, and always an open line of communication for questions. Dr. Bolitho's vision, skill, and personality are so wonderful and I count my blessings that I chose him as my surgeon! I trusted his ideas because I saw the results he achieved with his other patients. He was open and honest, but not inconsiderate. He was funny and reassuring and made me feel very comfortable when surgery day came. He answered every question I had, even though I asked the same ones several times due to nerves. He had patience and humor every step of the way and I loved that! Now that I'm healed, I can tell you that Dr. Bolitho's vision completely came to fruition. He accomplished what he told me he would & I'm perfectly happy with the outcome! I would do it all over again and I highly recommend Dr. Bolitho!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

With His Expertise He Chose the Perfect Size for my Body Shape and Size - La Jolla, CA

I had a breast augmentation in 2006 and am thrilled with my results. I was unsure of what size to choose and left the decision up to Dr. Bolitho. With his expertise he chose the perfect size for my body shape and size and the results look natural. I returned to Dr. Bolitho for an abdominoplasty in 2010 and the results surpassed my expectations. I am so happy with my new body and the confidence it has given me. Thank you Dr. Bolitho.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Excellent Doctor And Staff - La Jolla, CA


5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Implants Removed After 20+ Years, Feel So Much Better Already! - San Diego, CA

Dr. Bolitho and his staff made me feel at ease and took time to explain everything. They are very professional and are excellent!

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Personal Statement

Providing extraordinary patient care is the foundation of my medical practice. Extensive surgical experience and commitment to ongoing education has enhanced a sterling platform of patient-centered care punctuated by genuine consideration.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Plastic Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

Consultation Fee

Free. Please mention when you call.

Awards & Recognition

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, “Top Doctor,” 2014 - 2015-2016-2017
San Diego County Medical Society, “Top Doctor “ in Plastic Surgery, 2011 - 2015

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Bolitho has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA Mary Birch Hospital for Women, San Diego Sharp Memorial Hospital Children's Hospital of San Diego.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MBBCh, University of the Witwatersrand, 1986
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General and Plastic Surgery, University of Cape Town, 1995
    Plastic Surgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, United Kingdom, 1997
    Hand Surgery, University of Cape Town, 1996
    Plastic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, 1998
    Surgical Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta, 1999

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Reach Weight Loss Goal Before Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Congratulations on a massive achievement. You have likely added years to your life, by reducing the possibilty of diabetes mellitus and high blood... READ MORE

How Long Should You Wear Your Binder/garment for After a Tummytuck?

In my view, binders are quite controversial now. The only reason to use a binder after an abdominoplasty is to benefit the liposuction you do at the... READ MORE

What Are My Options For Fat Transfer Removal From Face? (photo)

I can understand that this would cause you great upset. Fat transfer to the lower eyelids may result in visible lumpiness and I prefer not to offer... READ MORE

What Is The Cause of Symmastia? What Can I Do Now? (photo)

From the photographs this does indeed appear to be symmastia. Correction usually will involve reduction in the base diameter of the implants,... READ MORE

Is It Possible to Have a Neck Lift/lower Facelift with Concealed Scars?

Thank you for your question. When performed by a well trained plastic surgeon the scars should be almost invisible and placed meticulously in the... READ MORE

Can Jowls Come Back After a Lower Face/neck Lift?

This question is made difficult by the myriad factors that impact on the outcome of lower facelift surgery. These include the quality of the tissues,... READ MORE

Blood loss with neck lift & mid line facelift?

Great question.  There is minimal blood loss with a neck or face lift.   In my practice we do take an extensive history and physical and send our pa... READ MORE

After facelift/neck lift, is it common to still have excess skin still under chin? (Photos)

Thank you for your question.  I would encourage you to return to your surgeon.  You may have some residual swelling but I would ask to meet with him i... READ MORE

Mini facelift with fat graft, 10 days ago, looks like I have a double chin, why?

It is difficult to evaluate without a photo but I would encourage you to speak with your surgeon.  It may be just swelling but your surgeon knows ... READ MORE

40 days post op, How Long Will a Seroma Last After Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

If you have an established seroma it can potentially go on for quite a long time and may be dependent on the extent on the seroma. Most seromas do... READ MORE

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