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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

8 weeks PO - Feeling great, still feels better when I wear compression - San Diego, CA

Updated on 30 Apr 2012:I love my results so far, my PS is amazing, I am so happy I chose him! He is an absolute perfectionist, and he cares about his patients. He is an artist and you are his canvas, and he would never put his signature on something that he was not absolutely and totally satisfied with. Its not about the money, its about the art and science of his skill that sets him apart from other PS's. He is a cut above, and truly understands the aesthetics of PS and is a master at what he does. Love, love, love Dr Pietraszek and will recommend him to close friends and family, he IS the best!!!!! The aftercare you receive from this doctor is unbelievable, he sees you often, and believes aftercare plays a huge part in a successful long lasting result! In one word, REMARKABLE!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Dr James Pietraszek

Dr. James Pietraszek is a doctor I have complete trust in. He is kind, thoughtful, patient and knowledgeable. He will be completely honest and one can feel he can provide the result expected and be very happy with that! His staff will make you very comfortable and confident. I felt like "family". They are the best and my thanks to all of them.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Silicone breast augmentation $5900 in La Jolla, ca

Just had my breast augmentation surgery done by Dr P and I am stoked on the natural looking results for excellent value. $5,900 for silicone with a board certified plastic surgeon with 25 years experience is a great deal. Referring all my friends! Thanks Dr P

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Dr. James Pietraszek-Best Plastic Surgeon in San Diego

My sister, a registered nurse with over twenty years of experience, helped me research surgeons when I was deciding on a doctor for a tummy tuck and liposuction procedure. We had consults with five different surgeons, and after meeting with Dr. James Pietraszek, it was obvious that he was the doctor for the job. I chose Dr. Pietraszek over the other doctors who I interviewed for a few reasons...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Breast Augmentation and Implants. La Jolla, CA

He is amazing! Will and have recommend him to family and friends.

5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

42 Year Old Liposculpture - La Jolla, CA

Professionalism at its finest. Dr. Pietraszek is absolutely at the top of his game in the field of cosmetic surgery. No scars, minimal bruising and swelling, and fantastic results. If your even considering cosmetic surgery, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Pietraszek as your physician of choice.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Results - San Diego, CA

Dr. Pietraszek is amazing! He is kind, gentle, and an excellent surgeon. I would reccomend him to anyone wanting natural looking and fantastic results.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

I Am So Glad I Had This Experience! - La Jolla, CA

All I can say is that I know the staff by first name! That should say enough! The impact that they have all had on me is a great one! Dr. Pietraszek is nothing short of a perfect Dr.! Tamara is great at what she does and fun along with it! Karen knows who you are as soon as you walk in or call. The OR staff although I only was with for a short time, Kim...my nurse...and Richard, my anastesiolist...were amazing! Kim needs to go touring hospitals and show wveryone how to do an IV...let me tell ya!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

So Happy with my Experience! - San Diego, CA

From day one Dr. Pietraszek has been an amazing doctor. He is very thorough and explained everything in great detail at my consultation. He took his time to answer all my questions, no matter how strange they were. He has a very calming and friendly personality, which is one of the main reasons why I chose him. Another reason was because of his assistant, Tamara. She is absolutely amazing!!! She's so nice and friendly and really takes her time to make sure you have a personalized experience. Everyone at the La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery is great! It's not like some of the other offices I went to, which were flashy and intimidating. I am so happy with my results and I can't stop looking at myself in the mirror. I would definitely do it again and I recommend the surgery and Dr. P to anyone and everyone thinking about plastic surgery!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Brand New - San Diego, CA

Reffered by a friend who also had work done by Dr. Pietraszek. At my first visit I knew Dr. Pietraszek was the surgeon for me. His work is amazing. He is very thorough and his staff is wonderful, very comforting.

*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

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

Consultation Fee

$120. Free Consultation if you mention Real Self

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Pietraszek has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial La Jolla, Ca.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Boston College B.S. in Biology

    Medical School,State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine




  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency in General Surgery, New York University

    Residency in Plastic Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School

Treatments offered at The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery

Most popular answers from James C. Pietraszek, MD

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Does my crease and incision area look normal or will I have a double crease? (Photos)

Dear Tina, You are very early in your healing and will be changing over the next few months. A scar will take months to look its best. If you are... READ MORE

Will I be able to achieve cleavage and natural looking breasts? (Photo)

I would think that you are a good candidate for a Breast Augmentation and could have a natural result. Going under the muscle with an appropriate size... READ MORE

Is it a good or bad thing for my breast augmentation that when I went for my mammography they said my breast are dense?

Dense breasts are common. The increased density of the breast tissue can make it more difficult for the radiologist to see a lesion in the breast on... READ MORE

Breast lift or just implants? I would like to avoid a lift if possible. (photo)

Dear Ashy, A breast lift is needed in addition to breast implants if the nipple itself is at or below the crease at the bottom of your breasts. It is... READ MORE

2 weeks post-op and one breast (right one) is a lot bigger. (Photos)

Dear Briteni, You are very early in your postoperative healing and it is not uncommon to see some asymmetries at this stage. It will take some time to... READ MORE

How long after a tummy tuck can I expect the numbness to disappear? It's been a year since the surgery

Hello Happygirltx, a good idea would be to go back to your surgeon for a 1 year post-operative check-up. He would be able to give you more information... READ MORE

Do I Need a Lift with Implants or Just Implants? (photo)

Dear Littleone31, I would recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon to recieve an in depth evaluation. It really depends if you are... READ MORE

Why is my Dr Telling Me to Wait 12 Weeks Post Op to Return to Crossfit when Everything I Find Online Says 4-6 Weeks?

Hello Crossfit mama, The healing process after surgery is a very unique to everyone. Normally after a tummy tuck, I always reccommend waiting... READ MORE

I'll Be 6 Weeks Nicotine Free for my Mommy Makeover Mid October is It Safe?

Great job quitting smoking! I normally recommend 6-8 weeks weeks at a minimum prior to a mommy makeover. This would include nicotine and tobacco... READ MORE

Asymmetrical Breasts. What Do You Recommend? (photo)

Your breasts are never going to be mirror images of each other.In addition to the volume asymetry, there are differences in the position of the... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Pietraszek

James C. Pietraszek, MD has shared 39 before and after pictures with 6 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Experience
Practicing for 34 year.
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Memberships
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Consultation Fee

$120. Free Consultation if you mention Real Self

Awards & Recognition
RealSelf Top Doctor
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Pietraszek has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial La Jolla, Ca.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Boston College B.S. in Biology

    Medical School,State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine




  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency in General Surgery, New York University

    Residency in Plastic Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School

Treatments offered at The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery


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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

8 weeks PO - Feeling great, still feels better when I wear compression - San Diego, CA

Updated on 30 Apr 2012:I love my results so far, my PS is amazing, I am so happy I chose him! He is an absolute perfectionist, and he cares about his patients. He is an artist and you are his canvas, and he would never put his signature on something that he was not absolutely and totally satisfied with. Its not about the money, its about the art and science of his skill that sets him apart from other PS's. He is a cut above, and truly understands the aesthetics of PS and is a master at what he does. Love, love, love Dr Pietraszek and will recommend him to close friends and family, he IS the best!!!!! The aftercare you receive from this doctor is unbelievable, he sees you often, and believes aftercare plays a huge part in a successful long lasting result! In one word, REMARKABLE!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Dr James Pietraszek

Dr. James Pietraszek is a doctor I have complete trust in. He is kind, thoughtful, patient and knowledgeable. He will be completely honest and one can feel he can provide the result expected and be very happy with that! His staff will make you very comfortable and confident. I felt like "family". They are the best and my thanks to all of them.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Silicone breast augmentation $5900 in La Jolla, ca

Just had my breast augmentation surgery done by Dr P and I am stoked on the natural looking results for excellent value. $5,900 for silicone with a board certified plastic surgeon with 25 years experience is a great deal. Referring all my friends! Thanks Dr P


Before and After Photos




Does my crease and incision area look normal or will I have a double crease? (Photos)

Dear Tina, You are very early in your healing and will be changing over the next few months. A scar will take months to look its best. If you are... READ MORE

Will I be able to achieve cleavage and natural looking breasts? (Photo)

I would think that you are a good candidate for a Breast Augmentation and could have a natural result. Going under the muscle with an appropriate size... READ MORE

Is it a good or bad thing for my breast augmentation that when I went for my mammography they said my breast are dense?

Dense breasts are common. The increased density of the breast tissue can make it more difficult for the radiologist to see a lesion in the breast on... READ MORE

Breast lift or just implants? I would like to avoid a lift if possible. (photo)

Dear Ashy, A breast lift is needed in addition to breast implants if the nipple itself is at or below the crease at the bottom of your breasts. It is... READ MORE

2 weeks post-op and one breast (right one) is a lot bigger. (Photos)

Dear Briteni, You are very early in your postoperative healing and it is not uncommon to see some asymmetries at this stage. It will take some time to... READ MORE

How long after a tummy tuck can I expect the numbness to disappear? It's been a year since the surgery

Hello Happygirltx, a good idea would be to go back to your surgeon for a 1 year post-operative check-up. He would be able to give you more information... READ MORE

Do I Need a Lift with Implants or Just Implants? (photo)

Dear Littleone31, I would recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon to recieve an in depth evaluation. It really depends if you are... READ MORE

Why is my Dr Telling Me to Wait 12 Weeks Post Op to Return to Crossfit when Everything I Find Online Says 4-6 Weeks?

Hello Crossfit mama, The healing process after surgery is a very unique to everyone. Normally after a tummy tuck, I always reccommend waiting... READ MORE

I'll Be 6 Weeks Nicotine Free for my Mommy Makeover Mid October is It Safe?

Great job quitting smoking! I normally recommend 6-8 weeks weeks at a minimum prior to a mommy makeover. This would include nicotine and tobacco... READ MORE

Asymmetrical Breasts. What Do You Recommend? (photo)

Your breasts are never going to be mirror images of each other.In addition to the volume asymetry, there are differences in the position of the... READ MORE

Treatments offered at The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery

Treatments offered at The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery

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