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Salvatore Pacella, MD, MBA, FACS

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
12395 El Camino Real, Suite 112
San Diego, California 92130 US

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

So happy you were my surgeon!!

Dr. Pacella is an awesome plastic surgeon. He was recommended to me by my primary physician. I had 21 yr. old silicone breast implants that a MRI confirmed were chronically leaking silicone into my armpit area. This caused an enlarged lymph node to form. Dr. Pacella removed the ruptured implants and lymph node cleaning up all the leaked silicone & scar tissue. For replacement implants...

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

Fixing the "mommy boobs" - best decision I ever made! (And the best surgeon too!)

Quick Overview: 30 year old female, 5'3", 127lbs, BA with 375CC HP Silicone Mentor Implants, Unders After having children, my breasts (which were a nice C-cup pre-children) were a sad AA-cup of loose skin. Not even a nice push-up bra worked because my skin would just hang over it! It was horrible. I had always wanted a breast augmentation but was nervous about how fake the implants can look...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Dr Pacella made me feel young again!

My dermatologist and my general practitioner both recommended Dr. Pacella for my face and neck lift. He has a reputation among his piers for getting natural looking results vs. patients that look too cosmetically "done". He took his time to communicate everything to expect from the procedure and patiently answered my myriad questions without ever making me feel rushed. His friendly and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap

Exceptional Surgeon

Are you considering reconstruction after breast cancer surgery? I cannot recommend Dr. Salvatore Pacella and his staff more highly! Dr. Pacella began my reconstruction at the same time I had a double mastectomy. He performed a bilateral latissimus dorsi flap procedure and inserted silicone implants with truly amazing and beautiful results. I feel more whole than I ever imagined I would...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Hughes Flap of 25 Year Old Female

After having a Mohs procedure to remove a very aggressive basal cell cancer in my eyelid, I was scheduled to undergo an extensive reconstructive eyelid surgery that required my eye to be sewn shut for a month (Hughes flap) . As a graduate student applying to medical school, it was stressful to set aside the time to take care of this medical issue and scary to be having such a complex procedure...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Great Results, Wonderful Surgeon

It's about 4 months after my facelift. I no longer look in the mirror and see a thin haggard looking woman of 65. Dr. Pacella has performed a transformation with his skill. I had the fat transfer into my cheeks and along my mouth. At first, I wasn't going to have this part done, but Dr. Pacella said without it he wouldn't be doing the best for me. He was absolutely right. I look 20...

5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

Follow-up to Mohs Procedure on my Nose.

My motivation for writing this review is that Dr. Pacella did an amazing job on my nose. I had a spot about the size of a pencil point that I felt was strange and needed to be looked at. I saw my regular dermatologist who took a small biopsy. The biopsy showed that I had squamous cell carcinoma. I went in to have the Moh's procedure on this spot; the result was a large nickle size hole in...

5 out of 5 stars Dysport

Impressive Results from Hand Surgery and First Time Dysport User - Dr Pacella is the Best! - San Diego, CA

I first met Dr. Pacella when I had a hand injury that he fixed for me. After the procedure was complete, I noticed that he also does cosmetic surgery in his practice and inquired about the possibility of getting Botox. He was very informative in helping me to better understand the benefits and together we came up with a plan to fix some of the movements of my forehead and to soften the arch...

5 out of 5 stars Scars Treatment

Amazing Difference Thanks to Dr. Pacella - San Diego, CA

I waited a while to write this review because I wanted to be sure I gave an accurate representation of "before" and "after". What an incredible difference. I had a large, obtrusive scar in the middle of my face that was no fault of my own and made me very self conscious. Dr. Pacella made the scar almost unnoticeable. I now feel like people look at me and see the real me, not a giant, obtrusive...

5 out of 5 stars Dysport

First Time Dysport User - San Diego, CA

I have always had a wonderful experience with Dr. Pacella. He is able to spend a lot of time listening to my concerns and proposes great solutions. He never makes me feel rushed. His office is welcoming and professional. I recently tried Dysport for the first time after telling Dr. Pacella I wanted a natural-looking anti-aging aesthetic. I love the results and could immediately see a...

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