Torrance Plastic Surgeon
3440 Lomita Blvd., Ste. 220
Torrance, California 90505 US
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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Excited about my next procedure!!

I have had implants, eyes and a mini lift over the last five years and have been thrilled with the results! Dr. Wethe is so kind and caring and makes a point of making me feel special. The staff is fun and friendly while still maintaining a professional environment. I have also had Botox and fillers and very pleased with the results.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

A Perfect Nose Job in the South Bay

I met with three cosmetic surgeons: one in Beverly Hills, one in Redondo Beach and Dr. Wethe in Torrance, CA. The doctor in Beverly Hills was ready to give me the "tiny, little nose" of my dreams, the doctor in Redondo said he could give me what I wanted then called in his receptionist to show me 'what a great job' he did on her... in my opinion, she still needed a nose job. Dr. Wethe said,...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Eye Lid Surger - Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. James Wethe is by far the best . I have never had a bit of doubt about the final product of any of my procedures. I am so happy with my eyes. I look refreshed but not pulled. Dr. Wethe also did my breast reduction years ago and I'm still very happy with the results. I have referred many friends and family members to him and all feel the same. I love him and his staff . Sherry in the front office is the sweetest and she's also fun to talk with. Susan his assistant is also a wonderful person who is so easy to talk to. I actually have great conversations with all of them when I'm there. They make me very comfortable. So again I love you Dr Wethe and your staff!!!!!! Dee

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

67 Year Old Thin Woman Who Was Dispirited by the Unkind Assaults of the Decades - Torrance CA

Dr Wethe gives the patient lots of time for questions and concerns. He is gentle and modest in character but wonderfully professional and gifted. This is a reassuring and excellent combination. As a widow who was married to a medical specialist in cardiology for forty years I think I am pretty good at evaluating the character of doctors. This one is at the top.

*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


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$75. Consultation fee is applied to procedure/surgical fees after scheduling.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Wethe has hospital affiliations at Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance, Torrance Memorial Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Southern California
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
    General Surgery, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, University of California at Irvine
    Fellowship: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Richard Ellenbogen, MD

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Had a complete facial lift on 6/15/16. Why do I still have that sag under my chin? (Photo)

Without examining you and photos from before your surgery it is difficult to make a determination of exactly how much improvement you have had.... READ MORE

Botox to forehead 3 days after upper blepharoplasty (skin removal only), safe or can it cause overtightness to the eyelids?

3 days after surgery is a bit too early to get Botox to the forehead... I would advise you to wait for a couple of weeks and allow yourself to heal a... READ MORE

Juvederm did not work for early signs of jowls and nasiolabal folds. Any suggestions? (photos)

At the young age of 33 I would agree that a facelift is not one of the options I would suggest. If you have had 2 syringes of filler and zero results... READ MORE

Why was I advised to do ultherapy?

Ultherapy can and does make a difference in the "right" patient. If there is any doubt in your mind about whether or not you are a good candidate... READ MORE

31 Yr Old with genetic horizontal neck bands and loose skin. Is there anything I can do about it? (Photo)

Looking at your photos and age I would have to suggest either non-surgical or minimally invasive types of treatment to consider initially. There are a... READ MORE

Any procedure to reduce affect of sagging lower eyelids short of surgery?

Hmmm..."sagging lower eyelids" are most commonly helped by surgery whether it is tightening of the lower lid support structures or excision of... READ MORE

Is burning normal the first day of getting Juvederm fillers in my lips?

Hi...Burning pain is not what I usually expect patients to report. Commonly there will be some tenderness to the lips and a bit of swelling but don't... READ MORE

Between all of the injectables: Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, do any of them cause less bruising?

As unfortunate as your experience was, bruising is not related to which type of neurotoxin that was used. It may be related to other factors such as... READ MORE

Botox: Am I having an allergic reaction?

Flu like symptoms related to a recent Botox injection have been reported. Of course, there is no real way to know if you were going to get a virus/flu... READ MORE

Loose skin on chin and spreading to neck at 38, what are my options? (Photos)

Given your relatively young age and desire to avoid a neck lift there are still a number of things you could potentially investigate to see if they... READ MORE

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