San Diego Plastic Surgeon
6699 Alvarado Rd., Suite 2305
San Diego, California 92120 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Great experience!

Thank you Dr Handler, I had a explant on 5-18 and I have to say I went in there office very nervous not knowing what to expect. Dr Handler and his assistant (Amy) where great. Very attentive and responds to emails and phone calls right away. They talked to me thru the whole procedure considering it was local. Made me very comfortable I am happy I chose there office great experience and very...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Removed 13 Yr Old Implants Under Local in San Diego, CA!

Dr. Handler was perfect for me and my procedure. Very low-key, straightforward, no sales pressure, yet professional and kind! I'm so grateful I found him to perform my procedure. Dr. Handler and his staff are just awesome! Perfect for me.. get in, get out, get on with life.. a better you! Thank you!!

Ready to Be Natural (And Tiny) Again - San Diego, CA

really nice guy, very low key. no sales pressure. perfect for me.

*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 Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$100-fee applied to cost of surgical procedure


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    St. Louis University Health Sciences Center
    August 1985-May 1989
    Doctor of Medicine, May 1989

    Washington University
    St. Louis, Missouri
    August 1981-May 1985
    B.A. Chemistry/Biology
    Magna Cum Laude
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic Surgery
    St. Louis University Medical Center
    St. Louis, Missouri
    July 1995-June 1997

    General Surgery
    St. Louis University Medical Center
    St. Louis, Missouri
    July 1989-June 1995

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What to Expect from Swelling After Juvederm for Lips?

My experience, based on ten years injecting various fillers, is that with Restylane, you get most of your swelling within hours of injection-often... READ MORE

1 week post op. Will my double bubble resolve itself? (Photos)

The crease from a double bubble is your old inframammary fold crease. Your surgeon created a new lower fold to accommodate the implant otherwise it... READ MORE

I had a arm lift on 5/12/17 and my left arm is swelling. Is there anything you recommend I put on it or I should take? (photos)

One week after an arm lift swelling is very common but if one side is swollen and the other is not I'd advise an ultrasound exam of the left arm to... READ MORE

Can steroid shot or rasping help remove an AlloDerm implant? (Photo)

I agree with others that a steroid shot or rasping is not likely to do any good. Swelling in the first 6-12 months can make assessing the final result... READ MORE

Do any Doctors Tighten Skin on Sides of Abdomen Instead of Cutting at Bikini Line?

The question posed by a size 2,  fit mother of 2 is whether a tummy tuck can be done leaving scars on the sides. The answer to this question... READ MORE

Why Hasn't the No-vertical-scar Breast Reduction and Lift Technique Gained Wide Acceptance?

Surgical techniques come and go. Then they are rediscovered, perhaps modified and then come and go. The "no visible scar" breast reduction... READ MORE

What Are Signs of a Hematoma After Breast Augmentation?

The signs of a hematoma after breast augmentation depend on how soon after the surgery it develops.  Statistically,  if one gets a hematoma,... READ MORE

Is a Facelift the Only Answer for Marionette Lines and Jowls?

Marionette lines are the grooves that appear with time running from the corners of the mouth to the jawline by the chin. Jowls are loose skin, fat and... READ MORE

Fixing Uneven Breasts Without Implants

The first point to be addressed is that asymmetry is natural and whatever you do, they are not likely to ever be completely even. With that said, your... READ MORE

Will my Breast Implants Hold Up While Rock Climbing?

I've treated several patients after car accidents when they were wearing a lap belt and I had a patient once who was a soldier and broke her implants... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.