San Diego Plastic Surgeon
8415 Grant Avenue
La Mesa, California 91941 US
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"For my breast augmentation I didn't pick a breast implant size from a chart or bra size - careful consideration was given to my body structure, my desire for a particular breast shape and she offered her advice..." "She is also very gentle with the Dysport/Botox injections, hardly noticeable." "Dr Kaweski took pictures and used digital imaging to discuss and plan my Mommy Makeover."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction Revision

Great experience but not perfect results! - San Diego, CA

Dr Kaweski is absolutely a wonderful doctor. I have never met a doctor with better bedside manner. I really believe she cares about me and wether i'm happy with my procedure. I had Revision Breast surgery August 29 2016. I had 25 year old deflated implants that were sitting really close to my arm pits with a rupture in my left breast. My results on my ruptured side did not turn out right...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

47 Yrs Old 4 Kids. La Mesa, CA

Awesome doctor! Had the surgery so far I'm happy. Still have a little swelling. But extremely happy.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Almost 50 with Kids in College; Long over Due to Get my Body Back - La Mesa, CA

Dr Susan Kaweski came highly recommended to me by a friend. Before my initial consultation, I did some research. Her on-line write ups give accolades as to her credentials and surgical experience; I think it's her personal touch that makes the experience even better. From the first consultation, it is very clear that she and her staff care about the individual person – I now totally understood why my friend was so passionate about recommending her. I was immediately put at ease and was not self-conscious pointing out and showing all the flaws I've kept hidden for years under baggy clothes. There was no judgment only caring support and experienced surgical suggestions. Dr Kaweski took pictures and used digital imaging to discuss and plan my Mommy Makeover. Her surgical skills were nothing less than amazing. This is not a 'cookie cutter' kind of service. Personalized attention is given to each patient. For my breast augmentation I didn't pick a breast implant size from a chart or bra size - careful consideration was given to my body structure, my desire for a particular breast shape and she offered her advice based on her past patient experiences. She was spot on! I couldn't have been happier with my surgery results! By breasts look very natural - only perkier even without a bra ;) The suture placement for my tummy tuck was nothing short of spectacular, it is so low that I can wear the skimpiest of clothing (not that I would at my age) and they still wouldn't show. She removed a lot of extra skin and somehow managed to make it all look great. The follow up treatment regarding my scars is fantastic and they are so minimal and I'm only a few months into my recovery. Dr. Kaweski's work even received compliments from my OBBYN and she's seen a lot of tummy tucks and breast augmentations. Yes – Dr Kaweski is an amazingly gifted surgeon and each surgery is a masterpiece but it's her human touch that keeps her clients devoted to her and sending her their family and friends. If you're considering a plastic surgery procedure that Dr Susan Kaweski offers, you owe it to yourself to have a personal consultation so you can experience first-hand her awesome bedside manner.

5 out of 5 stars Dysport

Dysport is SOOO MUCH Better Than Botox - La Mesa, CA

Dr. Kaweski is incredibly nice, polite and friendly. She explains the whole process and answers any questions or concerns with detailed explanations. Also, neither the Doctor or her staff try to persuade you into any sort of commitment, they simply state the facts and allow you to make your own decisions. She is also very gentle with the Dysport/Botox injections, hardly noticeable. Would highly recommend her.

Just Had my Consult for Lipo - La Mesa, CA

I'm really nervous about getting lipo. But after gaining and losing weight my body isn't like it used to.. my body bounced back after I had my 1stchild. I assumed it would do the same after my 2nd... I was so wrong.. my youngest just turned three so I'm really need to change my body for me!!! Would love to get lipo and a ba/bl. Would love to hear anyone else's experiences of the both. Thank you =)

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Dr. Kaweski has hospital affiliations at Sharp Grossmont, Sharp Mary Birch, Sharp Memorial, UCSD.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biology, Washington and Jefferson College
    Graduate: MA in Microbiology, State University of New York at Buffalo
    Medical: MD, Pennsylvania State University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA Craniofacial Surgery, Fernando Ortiz - Monasterio, MD, Hospital Angeles, Mexico City,Mexico
    Craniofacial Surgery, Ian T. Jackson, MD, Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, Providence Hostpial, Southfield, MI and Salhgrenska Hospital, Goteburg, Sweden

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I got revision breast implants, wondering how long until I recover. Is bruising and swelling normal after 4 weeks? (Photo)

I would recommend you see your surgeon to determine if you have a complication. More bruising, swelling, and pain may indicate you have post op... READ MORE

Upper arm lift; How long do you need to wear the sleeves?

After an arm lift, I recommend that patients wear their sleeves for 4-6 weeks. It helps to decrease the swelling and helps in the healing process. READ MORE

What will be the breast implant size for me?

The best way to determine what size and style of implant works for you is to try on the implants. Try them on with a sports bra and a clingy type of ... READ MORE

Can you pls help me remove all this extra skin? (photos)

Perhaps removing the lower abdominal skin and fat with a panniculectomy would be right for you and allow you to get started on a more shaped figure.... READ MORE

Should I have gone for bigger implants? (photos)

I would advise waiting to determine this because you are only a week out of surgery and your breasts are still swollen. It takes 8-12 months for... READ MORE

Any alternatives to Vallium to relax muscles after breast augmentation?

You are experiencing normal post op pain which can be relieved with Norco. I would recommend speaking to your plastic surgeon. You want to relieve the... READ MORE

Had upper arm lift and boob lift, 7-13-2016 57 yrs old.

If the discharge has an odor and there is pain and redness, you may have an infection. You should consult your plastic surgeon to be sure. READ MORE

Is Breast Feeding Possible w/ Breast Implant?

 if the anatomy of the milk ducts have been transected secondary to surgery, then you will not be able to breast feed. I would advise waiting until a... READ MORE

3 weeks post op BA & lift. Experiencing sharp stabbing pain in right breast. Could I have pulled at muscle?

I believe you have answered your own question. Too much activity immediately post op will result in delayed healing with increased pain and swelling.... READ MORE

Should my seroma be removed surgically? (photos)

It is important to completely drain the seroma. Aspiration is a very logical technique but at this point it needs aggresive almost daily aspirations ... READ MORE

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