Salvatore Pacella, MD, MBA, FACS

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

Dr. Pacella is hands down the #1 plastic surgeon in San Diego! Having to undergo an unexpected reconstructive surgery on my face was very scary, but I knew I was in the best hands when I met Dr. Pacella. Honest, diligent, and kind. I truly appreciated Sal's compassion and confidence during a stressful time!

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.

The surgeon said it was too big for him to close and that I needed to see a plastic surgeon. He sent me to Dr. Pacella. I was afraid when I saw the size of hole in my nose; I had visions of a huge scar for life. Dr. Pacella was very kind; he explained the full procedure and assured me that it would be just fine. He was correct!! When I show people the before and after pictures.....they are in awe!!! I will see Dr. Pacella for any further plastic surgery procedures I might need in the future.

5 out of 5 stars Scars Treatment

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

Dr. Pacella was kind, compassionate and really listened when I told him how I felt about my scar and how it was affecting my life.

5 out of 5 stars Dysport

First Time Dysport User - San Diego, CA

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Best Technique with Natural Results for Botox-Dr. Pacella - Carmel Valley, CA

Dr. Pacella has very nice bedside manner. He takes the time to understand my concerns and is methodical about how he does injections. One of the nicest, most personable doctors I have ever met.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap

48 YO Lat Flap with Immediate Nipple Reconstruction After Breast Cancer - San Diego, CA

This is repeat of my review above: Can't say enough about Dr. Pacella, he made a big difference in my cancer "journey". His professionalism, confidence and artistry make him an obvious choice for reconstruction, I'm very happy with the results. No one wants to lose a breast and he understands this. He listens, pays attention to detail and gets you the results YOU want. Again, can't say enough for his kindness and compassion during an emotionally grueling process, he's remarkable and I highly recommend him to anyone. Can't imagine how amazing an augmentation would be with him, considering his mad skills at reconstruction.

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