Dr. Smoot and his team were very kind and patient and really listened to what I was looking to achieve. The doctor was very informative and set realistic expectations of my potential results.
[Consultation Review] Very thorough in his explanations.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz is simply the best in the field.
I enjoyed meeting and chatting with the providers and found they were very patient with me as I was having difficulties with Zoom.
All questions were answered and both seemed knowledgeable. Dr. Saltz and Ruth were friendly.
I got the results I wanted and the team was super sweet and informative.
Definitely gave me the male sculpture I was looking for on the upper half and took away the love handles and back and stomach fat
The care that I received before, during and after the surgery was amazing. Everyone was friendly and attentive.
The doctor and all staff were very knowledgeable, easy to access for questions/follow up, and I'm very pleased with the results.
From my first experience with the staff and doctor, I felt at ease and cared about. Each team member was interested, caring and highly professional. My procedure went perfectly and I am grateful for the great results. Thanks to all.
[Consultation Review] [Highly satisfied?] Yes! Loved the help for sizing of my augmentation.
[Consultation Review] Very kind and felt at ease with scheduling the surgery. Already feel like I'm in good hands!
[Consultation Review] I felt very comfortable through the whole process and was not nervous at all for my procedure. I really loved that Dr. Saltz called me personally the night before my surgery to ensure I wasn't nervous or had any last minute questions. The whole experience was very professional and no-nonsense.
[Consultation Review] Very impressed with how accurate Dr. Brahme was knowing what I needed done even through Zoom call.
The overall care was amazing. From the initial consultation to the post-op care. I am also extremely pleased with my results. Dr. Saltz did an amazing job.
Dr. Smoot and the entire staff at LJCSC were extremely knowledgeable and kind.
[Consultation Review] Karla and Rachel were extremely kind and helpful. Dr. Smoot was very informative and clear.
[Consultation Review] I went in and found out reasons why I looked the way I do. Was help in the order I should conduct my procedure and why I did not meet the criteria for others. No one has helped me with this before. Great listener and very honest and upfront.
[Consultation Review] Everything went really well!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme and staff always are friendly and I’m very happy with my previous surgery with Dr. Brahme.
Both my parents had extra skin below their chins that I inherited. It's bothered me for about 15 years and finally wanted to get it fixed. After getting two other bids I decided on La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre. Dr. Salazar and staff made me feel comfortable about the surgery and the COVID-19 procedures made me feel safe. The surgery went well and recovery was pretty quick as I had little pain and was able to get back on my feet the next day. Follow-up care has been fantastic. One reason I chose LJCSC was their commitment to giving back to the community that my wife has followed for years. My healing scar is minimally noticeable and I'm fully satisficed. Best of all my friends think I look great and much younger. Thank you Dr. Salazar and LJCSC.
Dr. Brahme gave me back my lips as well as created a natural look around my mouth, which was very wrinkled. He also refreshed my neck area. I am very pleased with how natural my face looks. [Single best thing is...] The return of full lips is the best and most significant change from my face lift.
I love that I look like I did 11 years ago.
I felt comfortable from the beginning with Dr. Smoot. He listened to what I wanted and went over the entire procedure with me so I knew what to expect.
Any time I went in for a follow-up or called with a concern I was always treated as a Top Priority. I was always given full attention and never rushed. The work that was performed was perfect! By following Dr. Smoot's instructions the healing process was textbook! [Single best thing is...] I was always treated as a Top Priority whether I was in the office or on the phone.
Dr. Saltz and Nurse Ruth were both great from the beginning to the end. They made me feel both comfortable and confident with my decision. Nurse Ruth is always available to text/call with any questions or concerns starting with your first appointment to after surgery and recovery. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Saltz to anyone looking or thinking about breast augmentation. I am very happy with my results and the whole process. If I ever decide to get another procedure I will definitely come back to Dr. Saltz. [Single best thing is...] The support from start to finish.
Dr. Brahme was great and the procedure didn’t take long at all. During the whole time I was very comfortable and did not experience any pain at all. Three months after the procedure I’m still very satisfied.
I was so impressed with the quality of work, care and professionalism from this team. I originally went into my consultation a year ago just to start shopping around for a surgeon with no intention to book that day. I was so blown away by this team I paid a deposit that day and never looked anywhere else. They were my only place I looked and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. I am so thankful for Dr. Saltz and Ruth. [Single best thing is...] My results of course!
My experience at the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Center was truly amazing. Just recently having breast Augmentation, Dr. Salazar and his entire team provided me with service that is unbeatable! They are kind, skilled, professional yet very personal. Dr. Salazar is the best. I literally had NO bruising. Just amazed! “Thank You” to the whole team. The best thing about this surgical procedure is that Dr. Salazar (and Carmen) helped me figure out what “I“ wanted and then the result (outcome) was exactly as I hoped for. Wouldn’t change a thing!
[Consultation Review] The virtual consultation with Dr. Saltz and Nurse Ruth went flawlessly! We were able to chat and answer questions as comfortable as we would be if we were in person pre-COVID! I was able to feel their personalities and sense of professionalism through the screen which made me even more excited for my surgery!
[Consultation Review] Nurse and doctor ready, friendly. Good communication. Quick. Nice.
[Consultation Review] There was a lot of contact before my appointment to properly prep me. I was given a lot of information that had answered some of my questions before the Zoom meeting. Dr. Brahme was very personable relaxed and put me to ease. I’m looking forward to my procedure and I feel I’m in amazing hands with the staff and Doctor.
[Consultation Review] Warm greeting, caring staff, answered all questions.
Dr. Smoot and his staff are very friendly and honest and efficient with all the details. They made me feel very comfortable through the entire process. Dr. Smoot did an amazing job and made me feel very confident in his ability from the start.
Everyone in the office is so warm and welcoming, and always makes sure you feel safe and at ease! Dr. Salazar and Carmen answered all of my questions and explained everything that was going to happen and were always available to answer questions. The surgery itself went really well and Dr. Salazar did an amazing job and I am so thankful for everything he has done! [Single best thing is...] Everyone was very welcoming and made me feel safe from the start and I felt that I was in good hands!
I’m highly satisfied because the whole team was professional, competent, kind, and caring. My recovery was a breeze and my breasts came out better than I could have imagined. They’re beautiful and everything I wanted. Thank you Dr. Smoot and supporting staff!
I didn’t know what to expect with an Explant and lift procedure, but with Dr. Saltz as my surgeon, I felt I was in good hands! I am extremely pleased with the outcome, and will definitely spread the word!
[Consultation Review] The options were explained very clearly and the Doctor and other personnel were very pleasant. I felt very comfortable and understood the options well.
[Consultation Review] The staff has been excellent so far. Very courteous, informative and got back to me with answers to my questions very promptly.
[Consultation Review] Professionalism, honesty, and not being rushed through. Interaction from scheduling the appointment on the phone to in person with the doctor and his assistant was amazing and very very informative and comfortable.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and Ruth are professionals who are supportive and honest about the patient’s requests.
Results were amazing!! Professional staff, especially difficult during this Pandemic. Very thorough pre and post op education!!
Dr. Smoot was fabulous. He helped me make decisions and performed the surgery perfectly. I had 2 previous breast implant surgeries and the results from this revisions were much much better than the other two. The office's procedures for giving information were excellent. Nurses also excellent. I cannot say enough good things about this group or Dr. Smoot.
Dr. Saltz did not try to upsell me on implants or my procedure. She strictly went off of exactly what I needed and what I wanted. She and Ruth made me feel extremely comfortable throughout the entire process. I was able to text Ruth or call her with any questions and I really loved having that support.
Dr. Smoot was extremely personable and made my experience a positive one. The La Jolla staff were all around friendly and welcoming. The steps to ensure safety regarding COVID-19 were also thorough and appreciated. The best thing about the surgical procedure was the care and concern shown before and after my procedure was completed.
Most importantly I am beyond obsessed with my breasts now. I have spent most of my life uncomfortable with my breasts and now my whole world has changed. I am a new woman. Dr. Smoot and his nurse are the most comfortable, informative, patient caring people, it was the most pleasant experience.
[Consultation Review] Hector Salazar-Reyes MD and team make sure they address all your concerns in every visit. To know Dr. Salazar-Reyes makes time to see me on every follow-up appointment means a lot. Always available for any concerns. Above and beyond on customer care. Highly recommend any procedure with him. Thank you!
Dr. Saltz and Nurse Ruth were extremely professional and informative. I felt very comfortable from the very beginning. I couldn't be happier with the results! I appreciate the honesty in the consultation. It made a world of a difference to me. I always want the truth and not to be told what I want to hear. It helped me make the perfect sizing decision!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar is very personable, enjoyed his sense of humor. He is very thorough, honest and a good listener. I am confident with him as my surgeon, especially since I was so happy with Dr. Roark. I appreciated that he included my husband on FaceTime, since my husband always accompanied me on my visits with Dr. Roark. Carmen is also very pleasant, thoughtful and professional.
Dr. Saltz and Ruth are so awesome. Super down to earth, honest and made me feel confident that I was making the right decision. I was concerned about having to have a lift because I did not want it and she said I probably will not need one and that we could just remove and see from there. I am super happy with my results.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar was very thorough in answering all of my questions. He made sure to go over every option I had available and made sure I understood each one.
Dr. Saltz was very kind and caring. She listened to what I wanted and really did an excellent job. I am very happy with my results and can't wait for my next procedure. Nurse Ruth treated me as if I were a friend. She was always warm and welcoming and made me feel valued. She and Dr. Saltz make a great team!!!!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz was knowledgeable, took time to explain everything and answer my questions, was honest and realistic about what to expect.
The staff made me feel as if I was their only patient!! So attentive to my needs and concerns; their customer service was exceptional!! Dr. Wheeler and his staff on the very best!! [Single best thing is...] Dr. Wheeler fixed my problem!
The whole experience was so great with the Surgery Center. I am from out of state and had a few scheduling issues, but the office was able to adjust seamlessly. Dr. Saltz and Ruth were amazing, their personalities compliment each other so well. Ruth is so nice and light, she helped ensure I was confident in the size I chose. Dr. Saltz and the surgical team were so welcoming and professional on my day of surgery. After about 3 months I feel I am close to my final result and I and very happy with the outcome. They are better than I could have imagined & not too big for my shape which is something I had worried about. Thank you to all of them for making my first surgery experience a great one!
Satisfied with the outcome. [Single best thing is...] Looks natural. Dr. Wheeler and staff are the best.
I had a breast revision and I love how they turned out. I love the way they fit my body now. They look and feel natural. [Single best thing is...] I explained to the doctor how I wanted my breasts to look and he did exactly that. They exceeded my expectations. The best thing is they fit my body perfectly.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot and staff were very professional. Very sterile environment. The staff is so kind and accommodating.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and Ruth were extremely comforting in their expertise on how to pursue my needs. I feel absolutely confident that I would receive an amazing outcome with treatment. I have very asymmetrical breasts, that are large, in addition to excess breast tissue in that axillary area. It is not a simple straight forward case but I felt very comfortable discussing everything with them.
[Consultation Review] The Doctor was very nice and I feel gave me some good information. The staff and nurse were very nice and helpful. They were very good at explaining everything about my surgery.
Dr. Smoot listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. He treated me like a VIP patient and did a phenomenal job on my surgery! I am very pleased with my results. [Single best thing is...] My breasts are no longer sagging and my cup size/volume is perfect.
The doctor’s assistant asked me if I was insecure. When I said no and I was looking to improve my appearance and wear different clothing items, she told me “oh so you’re just self conscious, I wanted to change my body too when I was your age”. Why would you ever talk to a patient like that? I can’t relate, I like my body as is even if I decide not to get surgery, but I definitely won’t be getting it here.
[Consultation Review] I thought the virtual appointment was super easy. I didn't have to drive, park, or get ready to leave the house, so that was incredibly convenient. I felt that I connected with Dr. Saltz in the meeting and got a good feel for her professionalism. Overall I give it a five-star review!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot seems very confident and I liked the way he gave me some suggestions. I learned from this consultation.
Dr. Salazar's experience shines throughout the process, he listens, provides great recommendations and performs with excellent results. All staff members are friendly and very professional. I was very impressed with COVID measures and felt safe throughout the process. I am also very happy with the results so far.
Quick response when there was a time sensitive problem. Follow up calls to make sure I was recovering. Always cordial and kind. [Single best thing is...] There were no worries when you are in the hands of such experienced and qualified surgeons, anesthesiologist and RN’s.
Dr. Brahme and his nurse were very attentive and made me feel like I was the most important person in the room. I had a breast augmentation from a prior Doctor and Doctor Brahme did exactly what I had requested and the results turned out perfectly. If you’re looking for a natural breast augmentation, he’s your guy. [Single best thing is...] The doctor and nurses were very attentive to me and my needs.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and Ruth were very open and straightforward. They answered my questions and were thorough. They made me feel comfortable with the process and next steps.
[Consultation Review] I rated my experience as highly satisfied because I felt that Dr. Salazar took the time to really listen to what it was that I wanted to do. He took his time to explain the procedures I was inquiring about in depth. He also asked what my expectations were and what could and could not be accomplished with liposuction, high def liposuction and a tummy tuck with liposuction, which helped me to decide which would be the better option based on my body and expectations.
[Consultation Review] I absolutely love Shelley! She is so personable and I felt super comfortable with her instantly. Dr. Smoot was very honest and transparent with me which I think is so important. He was calm, cool, and collected which made me feel the same.
First, working with the team at this center was wonderful. They were all super friendly and understanding of my concern. Before I even saw the doctor, all my questions were answered and I was contacted and scheduled very quickly. Meeting with Dr. Salazar and Carmen was also a great experience. Dr. Salazar took the time to talk to me and answer my questions. I did not feel rushed or as if I was being sold on anything. He was considerate of my feelings and I felt listened to. My results are better than I could have imagined!
Dr. Smoot was very professional, upfront and honest during all of my visits. I chose him and his staff due to their knowledge of my procedure, professionalism and how they made me feel very assured and comfortable at each and every appointment.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz did a good job of explaining the procedure and listened to my needs regarding the breast lift and augmentation procedure.
Dr. Brahme and his staff are very professional. Dr. Brahme has the most vibrant and positive energy. The way the doctor talks to his patients made me feel secure, confident and comfortable. I highly recommend him. So happy and thrilled with my end results. [Single best thing is...] The breast augmentation was a success. I am a new person inside and out.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and Nurse Ruth are a dynamic duo. Knowledgeable, personable and make you as a patient feel important and cared about. There’s no “selling” but honest consultative recommendations from professionals. I trusted Dr. Saltz during my first procedure over 3 years ago and trust her and the team whole heartedly as we step into this journey to fix stuff after a car accident.
[Consultation Review] Felt very comfortable with Dr. Smoot and the nurse. Very honest with suggestions and what we could do.
Great work and his nurse was the so sweet, I wish I remember her name the red headed nurse!
[Consultation Review] Feel like Dr. Saltz was very honest. I felt comfortable with her.
[Consultation Review] Doctor was very kind, thorough and answered my questions.
The amount of care and frequent check-ins was extremely comforting and appreciated, given how nervous I was for the procedure.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and Nurse Ruth we’re both very welcoming and made my virtual consultation a good experience. At no point did I ever feel rushed which I greatly appreciate as I know she is very busy right now with patients. I had a whole list of questions and they both took their time to answer all of them with honesty. I truly felt that Dr. Saltz was straight to the point and didn’t cut around any corners while discussing things with me. For these reasons, I decided to chose her as my surgeon and felt no need to even bother looking elsewhere. I’m looking forward to my breast augmentation and know she will do a phenomenal job.
[Consultation Review] I was very nervous prior to the appointment. Ruth and Dr. Saltz put me at ease with their friendly demeanor and supportive evaluation.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme put me at ease, answered all my questions and made me feel confident I was in good hands.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme is the best at what he does. He also is a compassionate person. With he and his staff, I am confident I will get the best care possible.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar's bedside manner is one which is rare. Having worked in health care for over a decade, I was pleasantly surprised that he took the time with me to answer all of my questions and put my mind at ease. We came up with a plan, I didn't feel pushed into doing more than I wanted to. I am really looking forward to my upcoming surgery with Dr. Salazar! His nurse was very pleasant and it is very clear that their working relationship is strong. I am looking forward to being their patient. Thank you!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz carefully studied my body to identify and envision the best outcome. She answered all of my questions. She made suggestions, but did not try to “force” additional or unnecessary work.
I had old, calcified implants removed and replaced with new silicone implants. The level of knowledge, concern, professionalism and surgical skill exemplified by Dr. Salazar-Reyes and his team was astounding. I look and feel great! [Single best thing is...] I think the best part of the surgery was the comfort of knowing I had the best surgeon for my particular situation and seeing the results the next day.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz was very professional, took the time to ask a lot of questions to get to know me and my needs/desires, and a joy to interact with.
[Consultation Review] The doctor took a lot of time to talk to me about my options.
[Consultation Review] I was satisfied because 1) I placed the call, someone answered; 2) I inquired about my preferred surgeon's availability for services for the next year and received confirmation; 3) I requested a date for surgery and was given my preference. I am satisfied.
[Consultation Review] Personal and professional. My questions were answered to my satisfaction.
I felt fully confident with Dr. Brahme for my breast augmentation. He put safety over beauty; he told me that he would not go any bigger than I asked for, nor would he go with my desired size if he felt it wouldn’t be safe or feasible during surgery. I’m incredibly happy with my results - Dr. Brahme did a fantastic job achieving my desired look - as a 4’11 95 pound woman with pre-op AA cup size, I wanted a natural look with fullness in the front but not a big profile due to my frame. Thanks to the thorough consults with Dr. Brahme and the nurses, I decided on 310 cc which resulted in a full C with moderate plus profile. Everything went well - I felt like I knew what to expect and was prepared for post-op care. I really felt like all my questions and concerns at every stage of the process were addressed right away. His communication, warmth, honesty, and bedside manner really stood out to me and made me feel comfortable and confident about my procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Brahme and his team and couldn’t be happier that I chose them and LJCSC for my breast augmentation! [Single best thing is...] Dr. Brahme put safety over beauty— I asked him about gummy bear implants or tear drop shaped ones, and he said that he doesn’t use those since they are textured and associated with a risk of lymphoma. He also told me that he would not go any bigger than I asked for, nor would he go with my request if he felt it wouldn’t be safe or feasible during surgery. He also addressed my concerns about breast implant illness and emphasized how his decision making is driven by research and evidence-based practices; he backed up all his answers to my questions with research and his extensive clinical experience.
I LOVE Dr. Brahme's work! I am soo happy with my results. The staff is incredibly sweet and super attentive. Nurse Christiana is funny, super educated and was a great highlight of my experience there. Dr. Brahme himself was just FANTASTIC!!! He really cares about satisfying his patients. When I was describing to him what it was I was looking for he was realistic with me on what was and wasn’t doable. Which I really appreciated. Thank you so much to the entire staff for all your effort in delivering an unforgettable experience to me during this COVID craziness. [Single best thing is...] My surgery went amazing. Even now as I am healing I fall more and more in love with myself. I have been receiving so many compliments on my figure, I immediately let them know who my Doctor was! Because of my incredible Doctor and Nurse I was so educated about how I can help minimize the appearance of my scars.
Dr. Saltz and Nurse Ruth were both wonderful throughout the entire process. My reduction literally changed my life! I am so happy with my results. Dr. Saltz was great about making sure I understood the procedure and healing process. Ruth was also available to answer all of my questions and didn’t make me feel bad about messaging her with questions others might consider silly. The best thing would be my results! I had 10lbs of breast tissue removed, my new breasts look very balanced with my body and the freedom the surgery has given me is amazing.
Dr. Saltz and her team were amazing! They made me feel like family and I was comfortable and confident with my procedure. All of my questions before surgery, the day of, and post-surgery were answered immediately. Thank you everyone!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot was professional, kind and realistic. He also offered multiple solutions for my upper and lower eyelids.
Dr. Saltz understood my anatomy and the look I was going for better than any other doctor I consulted with. The results of my surgery are fantastic--better than I could have hoped for. The communication with her nurse Ruth and all of the insight and information Dr. Saltz provided me with left me feeling at ease about my surgery and knowing that I was in good hands. [Single best thing is...] Dr. Saltz is a true artist--a mom in her mid-30's, I have finally gotten the gorgeous, well-proportioned breasts I have always yearned for, and with no post-surgical complications!
The whole experience was better than I could have hoped for. Recovery went extremely well and I am so happy with my results. Dr. Saltz helped me pick the best size, I wouldn't change a thing.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme was very kind and answered all my questions.
[Consultation Review] All of my questions were answered for my procedure. Everyone was very knowledgeable and professional during the consultation. Very easy to talk to and listened to my concerns.
[Consultation Review] I’m a diabetic, my A1C was higher than 7. Dr. Smoot was so honest he refused to do the surgery until my numbers went down. He told me “it was for my safety and not his convenience.” I have even more respect for Dr. Smoot.
Great result! Dr. Brahme is a wonderful surgeon.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and Ruth were very personal and professional. They offered great advice and helped me feel very comfortable moving forward with the procedure!
[Consultation Review] Doctor was knowledgeable and considerate.
Dr. Brahme has a fantastic bedside manner. He listens to concerns and listened to my needs. His nurse Christina is amazing and I couldn’t be happier with my results! [Single best thing is...] This is hard question to answer as my experience was amazing in all aspects. Everything was 5 star from start to finish!
The doctor was very personable and understanding of the results I was seeking. He answered all my questions. His intuition on the procedure and what would look good on my body was very precise [Single best thing is...] The confidence he instilled in me that I would be taken care of.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and Ruth were very candid about what to expect with the removal of my implants. I appreciate their honesty, even if it may be a little rough to hear. I had my breast augmentation done by Dr. Saltz, which turned out beautiful, so I trust her to do a beautiful job this time as well!
Dr. Brahme is an excellent plastic surgeon. He listens to his patients and gives suggestions. His RN Christina works well with him and is so kind and attentive! I am so happy with the results and would not hesitate to refer Dr. Brahme to family and friends. Fantastic results!!
My breasts look amazing! I’ve been to Dr. Brahme before and every procedure has exceeded my expectations. Genuine Gifted and Precise! He’s the best hands down.
[Consultation Review] The doctor was very informative and polite. Dr. Brahme was very reassuring and professional about the procedure. Did an amazing job explaining the procedure and process for after care! The whole staff was amazing!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and Ruth were both so kind and I felt like I have known them for years even though we've only met in person once! They never rushed me and answered every question I had. I feel very comfortable and prepared going in for my procedure and can't wait to see the results!
[Consultation Review] The doctor listened to my concerns. Gave honest feedback and was very professional.
Dr. Brahme and his nurse Cristina were amazing from the start. I had a virtual consultation for open rhinoplasty and felt so comfortable that I booked him for surgery the same day. The entire experience was so easy that I would do it again in a heartbeat. No pain- only mild discomfort- and the results have been life changing for me. Swelling and bruising were minimal and by the time I got my cast off at one week post-op nobody would’ve been able to tell I had surgery (just a little cover up on residual bruises). Dr. Brahme gave me the nose I had always wished I had. If I would’ve know it was this easy I would have done this surgery years ago. [Single best thing is...] The recovery was so smooth! Minimal bruising and swelling and no pain. They checked in on me often and I felt so taken care of.
Dr. Wheeler did the surgery & he has a long career. Dr. Salazar did the ultrasound & was very good to explain everything.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar is very personable, kind and provides honest helpful advice to guide your decisions. Both him and Carmen are wonderful listeners, they understand your needs and are very flexible. I felt safe and comfortable through the consultation.
Everyone was friendly and made me feel less nervous. The surgery itself was really not painful to me but I'm sure everyone is different. I'm very happy with the results! [Single best thing is...] Not having a lot of pain! That's what I was most nervous about.
[Consultation Review] Easy process, all questions answered, friendly experience.
Dr. Brahme, Christina, and the rest of the staff were great. From my initial appointment and consultation through to surgery and recovery they were there to answer any questions. Everyone was very friendly, and I am very pleased with my results.
[Consultation Review] Karina was extremely thorough. She answered all of my questions and told me what to expect going forward.
I was extremely satisfied with my surgery mainly because Dr. Smoot listened and did exactly what I wanted. It turned out even better than expected. He is a very very skilled surgeon. I have been recommending him to many friends. [Single best thing is...] My surgical procedure looks very natural and that was the most important thing to me. Dr. Smoot did a fantastic job.
Very natural looking, Dr. Brahme listened to what I was looking for and delivered!!
Dr. Smoot was amazing. He listens to you and also makes suggestions based on his experience and body type. I felt very comfortable and safe with him. He also takes all the right precautions to have a successful surgery preparing you for the big day. He goes over post care in great detail so you are ready for when you recover from surgery.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and Ruth were amazing on my Zoom consult. I felt comfortable.
[Consultation Review] Dr. B. made me feel comfortable and relaxed about the procedures that he is going to be performing. I was nervous but he calmed me down. Professional, friendly, and clean.
[Consultation Review] All the staff goes out of thier way to make me confortable and so welcomed like an old friend. I've had two surgerys in the past with this doctor and his assistant Christina many years ago. Always rememberd my awesome experiences with them so a no brainer on why I came back to them. They are the best in my mind.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme took all the time needed to explain in detail all of my concerns.
Dr. Smoot set expectations perfectly. I am super happy with the results of my face-lift. His team did a great job prepping me for what to expect, from the initial consultation, through surgery prep, surgery, post-op and recovery. Never at anytime did I feel like I was in anything less than great hands. Dr. Smoot and his team took 10-15 years off my aged appearance! Great job! [Single best thing is...] The results were fantastic.
The Doctor's work is excellent. His staff are remarkable. You are well taken care of. [Single best thing is...] The lift turned out perfect.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz is a straight shooter which I really appreciated. She gave me real answers vs. what she thought that I wanted or expected to hear. She asked lot of great follow-up questions to really understand what I was going for, took time to answer all of my questions in detail and gave a thorough overview of the risks of the procedure and her methods to mitigate what is within her control as a surgeon. I also appreciated her candor in addressing what I could expect as a woman of color. This is something that was absolutely critical to me as I was evaluating potential surgeons to handle my augmentation. I left the consultation feeling very confident about what to expect and in her attention to detail.
Dr. Salazar and Carmen are professional, friendly and gentle. They both made sure my daughter was comfortable, and that the outcome of the surgery was successful. I have known about LJCSC's high level of service and care for many years. They did not disappoint. [Single best thing is...] We had searched a number of years to find someone to remove a large keloid on my daughter's ear. After a few unsuccessful methods, Dr. Salazar removed the keloid and followed the extraction with a few post-surgical injections. My daughter's ear looks great and she feels confident when her hair is pulled back in a bun or ponytail.
Dr. Saltz's sutures are seamlessly beautiful. She is knowledgeable in what she is doing. Her staff is amazing!
[Consultation Review] We did our first visit via Zoom. He was very professional even with it being a Zoom meeting. I was very comfortable sharing my situation and his knowledge of what type of procedure he recommended.
[Consultation Review] I loved how open and honest they were with me. They seemed interested in what I had to say and what I needed answered.
[Consultation Review] The consultation was via Zoom and was very well structured. It was equivalent to meeting the nurse and Dr. Smoot in person. Dr. Smoot was very knowledgeable and had photos to help with his explanations. The technical logistics were tricky but the office had worked out all of the kinks and it was very impressive.
[Consultation Review] I thought Dr. Brahame was very professional. He answered my questions and was very pleasant and helpful. I felt comfortable with him. It was easy to trust in his opinion.
Amazing results! Dr. Salazar is personable, understanding, doesn’t rush through, and talented!! [Single best thing is...] Scars are so thin!!
The doctor was very specific / tentative and gave thorough instructions for post care. He was realistic and told me the truth of what to expect. My body is looking great so far!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot and his staff are amazing and so kind. I can't thank Dr. Smoot enough for the excellent job he did for both my breast surgery's. His skills and talents are beyond my expectations. He is a wonderful Plastic Surgeon and I am very fortunate to have him as my doctor. I just want you to know how much I appreciate you and your kind staff.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme and his nurse Kristina took the time to go through many pictures of what I would want and what I would not want . They both took the time to answer any of my questions. They were both personable and easy to talk to.
[Consultation Review] He was very attentive to how I wanted my procedure to be done as well as suggesting new innovated ideas to make my new change done right. He has passion and I sensed that.
[Consultation Review] I was very satisfied with my initial virtual consult and will be moving forward with booking the surgery, however, I look forward to meeting with Dr. Smoot in person to get a real perspective on how things will look and measurements, proportions etc.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot and his nurse gave me great advice and information about implant removal. I felt comfortable and trusted the information given to me. I look forward to my procedure in the near future with Dr. Smoot. Thank you so much.
[Consultation Review] The staff communicated well and there were no questions about the details of the Zoom. Everyone was very friendly and it was as easy as it could be navigating through these COVID-19 barriers.
[Consultation Review] Facilities are clean, warm & with a sense of calm, staff is attentive makes you feel at home. Physician was clear, thorough and competent.
[Consultation Review] Even though the consultation was virtual, it was personal and made me feel confident in my decision to get the procedure done.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme and his staff took very good care of me. My procedure was quick and painless. I can already tell my results are going to be great. His nurse Cristina made me feel very comfortable in my consultation and answered every question I had.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar was kind, patient, answered all of my questions, and made me feel totally comfortable moving forward with my surgery. I am relieved to have found a surgeon that I genuinely trust.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar gave a thorough explanation of the process in a timely manner and was very pleasant and willing to listen to my questions and concerns. Also a very nice doctor.
[Consultation Review] Doctor and staff are attentive to detail and explain everything. They help to normalize what could be an uncomfortable situation.
Getting scheduled for my procedure took no time at all, and I felt educated and prepared about what to expect during every step of the way. Nurse Christina was wonderful. She was attentive, honest and easy to get in touch with through the entire process (consultation to post op). Dr. Brahme was professional, non-judge mental and honest, he didn’t just tell me what he thought I wanted to hear, and I appreciate that.
[Consultation Review] The staff were friendly, helpful, and patient as I took the time to figure out the right size for my body. They gave me ample time to answer questions and help me try on sizes. I really liked that Dr. Brahme prioritized safety/fit over size and helped me choose the size that would work best with my frame.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and her assistant were so generous with their time and listened with care as I asked advise regarding issues I was having with very old implants. I was very nervous but they were very patient and understood why I was concerned.
[Consultation Review] Very personalized experience and thorough exam.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme and Cristina were very welcoming and genuinely care about my well-being. I am in my mid twenties and this is my first surgery. I was very nervous and asked a ton of questions. They never rushed me or made me feel like I was a burden on their time. They truly cared about my experience and put my nerves at ease. I have nothing but the utmost respect for both of them. They are so kind and patient! My experience was nothing but positive! I am still nervous about the procedure just because I have not had a surgery before but I know that I am in great hands! After our first two consultations, I cultivated so much trust for Dr. Brahme!
[Consultation Review] Everyone in the office was very welcoming and willing to answer any questions I had. Went over and above to help make sure we found the right sizing for my body shape. I had never done a consultation like this before and I felt very comfortable.
[Consultation Review] I appreciated the time and care that went into the consultation. My questions were answered carefully and thoughtfully. I was treated very kindly and respectfully.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahms and his nurse Christina listened to what a wanted...very caring and helpful!
[Consultation Review] The staff was pleasant and accommodating. The doctor answered all my questions. I feel confident having my procedure done at LJCSC.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar was very professional, clear and precise in everything that was discussed. I felt the office space was warm and calming, Dr. Salazar was very thorough.
[Consultation Review] The staff made me feel very comfortable. I am insecure about my body and the procedure I am getting done is something that makes me very self conscious. During the consult I was almost in tears talking about it, but the Doctor and nurses made me feel very safe and reassured me that I’m not alone. I feel like I’m in very good hands and can’t wait for the surgery!
Excellent staff and communication and attention. Dr. Wheeler was a great listener and explained thoroughly what he recommended and what the process and outcome would be. This was also the first experience I've had where I did not get sick from anesthesia. The entire process from the 1st appointment to after surgery has been a great experience and I will go back for other surgeries in the future. [Single best thing is...] I had such anxiety going in to this and they made me feel so comfortable.
[Consultation Review] The office was very nice, they followed up with me frequently before my visit and after, the surgeon and her assistant we so friendly and made me feel very comfortable and informed.
I had implants that needed to be replaced; I am 64 years old, my implants were 30 years old and had been ruptured 12 years ago when I was hit by a car in a crosswalk. This was not an easy breast revision surgery. I feel much better and am very pleased with the breast revision results. [Single best thing is...] Getting the old, ruptured implants out and new (correctly positioned) ones in. The result is wonderful. Also, every medical staff person I encountered there during appointments or day of surgery were very professional and yet kind.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz made me feel very comfortable in my virtual consultation. She gave me options for my surgery and I never felt pressured one way or the other. She left me feeling very confident about her professional opinion and about my future surgery - I am beyond excited to schedule my augmentation with her.
[Consultation Review] Very professional, nice, and honest.
Everything about my procedure went well, from the initial inquiry and consultation to the post surgery follow up. All of the staff were responsive and caring at each step. I am extremely satisfied with the results of my surgery. The single best thing is the results, which far exceeded my expectations.
[Consultation Review] It was quick and to the point. All of my questions were answered. And I was made to feel assured that this was the right treatment for me.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz was extremely knowledgeable and professional. She answered all my questions thoroughly and in a way that was easy to understand. Karina was incredibly helpful with scheduling and helping me get an idea of finance options.
I had eyelid surgery with Dr. Smoot. We discussed the procedure before the surgery, and the doctor understands what my expectations are. Now 4 months after the surgery, I am very satisfied with the results. Thanks Dr. Smoot very much!
I've known Dr. John Smoot for over 26yrs . I trust him and his highly trained staff to assist me. I always will return when a need arises. [Single best thing is...] The staff's kindness...compassion and care they took in assisting me with my small procedure!! ;^)
From consult to post-op my experience was really great. Every bit of information I needed was provided for me regarding pre-op and post-op so there were no surprises. I trusted Dr. Smoot to help guide me on sizing and the results were exactly what I expected!
Dr. Smoot made me feel very comfortable from the first meeting. No-pressure, just honest and informative professional information. Dr. Smoot and his entire staff are very competent and warm, proving an environment where I felt safe and in good hands. [Single best thing is...] I wanted very natural-looking breasts since I was going from little breast tissue to more womanly curves. Dr. Smoot and staff helped me to pick just the right size based on precise body measurements and composition. The computer rendering of what the after-procedure results would look like gave me even more confidence in my decision for augmentation. The pre-surgery consult and post-surgery follow ups made my nerves and recovery relaxed and relaxed.
[Consultation Review] I’m satisfied very much I will be extremely satisfied after I see my results.
[Consultation Review] I was very nervous going into the consult, this is the first one I had ever been through. Dr. Saltz and Ruth made me feel so comfortable! They were both very knowledgable, answered all my questions and really made me feel at ease with everything.
[Consultation Review] Office staff and Dr. Smoot were very professional. I’ve been a patient LJCSC twice already.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar and Karla were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable during my virtual consultation. They helped inform me of the breast augmentation procedure while making recommendations that I was happy with. Karla has also been extremely helpful scheduling appointments and answering my numerous questions. So far, I am very happy.
[Consultation Review] Very personable staff and I love Dr. Saltz, already. Very informative. The visit made me feel very comfortable and confident in my choices.
I always feel like Dr. Brahme and his staff listen to me and answer all my questions. I feel comfortable as they put my mind at ease and I feel like I am well taken care of. [Single best thing is...] I was extremely nervous going into breast reaugmentation after developing capsular contracture. Dr. Brahme did an amazing job and my breasts look really good!
Super friendly staff, everyone made me feel welcome from the first visit. Highly satisfied with my results.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz was very knowledgeable and told me exactly what she would do to improve my problem areas. She also explained the cons with me. She was easy to talk to.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Lori was honest about what she could or couldn’t do for me. She took a lot of time evaluating and thinking about possible solutions for me. She is amazing.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz pays attention to what we want and she’s so comfortable to be around! She let’s you know what’s possible and what’s not.
[Consultation Review] Doctor is very personable. Doctor is very informative about procedure. I have been at the office before and trust the staff and doctors.
Amazing results and fast recovery. I loved working with Dr. Salazar-Reyes and his team. Absolutely positive experience. Highly recommend! [Single best thing is...] Natural result and perfect size. Very fast recovery.
They look really nice ... everyone was professional and kind.
Dr Saltz and Ruth made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process, answered all of my questions, and made the process as comfortable and painless as possible. I’m extremely happy with the end result, wish I would have done it sooner!
Dr. Saltz is very professional, knowledgeable and charming, as well as Ruth who deserves all the compliments as well. Such an extraordinary Team!
A professional team of highly skilled people led by a wonderful Dr. Excellent service and amazing results!
I have been a patient of Dr. Wheeler for decades and consider him to be the best cosmetic surgeon in San Diego. I have been consistently overwhelmed with his surgery and his great way of communicating. I do hate to see him retire. He will really be missed. [Single best thing is...] Dr. Wheeler and the staff are the greatest.
excellent pre-op; thorough explanation of what to expect; pre, during and post porcedure.Great surgery team. Post surgery recovery room experience was wonderful.I woke up so warm and relaxed. I followed all my Dr.'s advice on what to do and Not Do post surgery. It seemed hard to give up exercising and walking; but after 2 weeks of no lifting or walking: I started short level walks first; then a 2 weeks later taking dog for walks; then a 3 weeks later started up my exercise very carefully and slowly and began full exercise and hill/mountain hikes after 13 weeks; coming back on line and feel so great and no complications.
[Consultation Review] Though it's been over 12 years since my ordinal procedure with Dr. Saltz and Ruth, it was extremely comfortable and informative. I trust this team implicitly with my body.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme and his assistant were thoroughly informative and caring.
The results exceeded my hopes! From first consultation I knew I was in great hands. Follow up care & instructions were explicit.
The doctor and his nurse Christina were warm and wonderful. The location within Scripps makes you feel very secure. The office is beautiful!! The doctor's enthusiasm and Christina's honesty and experience really made me happy. I wouldn't ever go anywhere else.
[Consultation Review] The staff were friendly and informative.
[Consultation Review] The doctor answered all my questions without me having to ask. He was detailed and thoroughly explained everything. He understood what I was looking for. We did an online meeting and it went great.
[Consultation Review] He was very professional. I liked his personality and knowledge in regards to all my questions that I asked. He went over everything in great details which made me feel comfortable about the upcoming procedure I wanted.
Dr. Smoot and his team are amazing. I had been wanting a breast augmentation for almost 10 years and I finally committed. I could not have picked a better doctor as I am extremely happy with the results. Dr. Smoot and his team make you feel at ease throughout the whole process, from the initial consultation to the day of the surgery. The size I wanted is exactly the size he gave me, I never thought I would love them so much.
My results were awesome. Staff is wonderful. Dr Smoot is the best
Dr. Salazar and the nurses (Carmen) listened to exactly what I wanted and made everything so comfortable and easy. I never felt overwhelmed or pressured into getting more than what I wanted. I love the results and couldn’t be happier. Very comfortable and easy. They were very informative and made me feel at home. Also they seemed to really care about me and what I wanted/how I was feeling.
[Consultation Review] Although I basically knew what to expect, I was given knowledge of new innovation in a comfortable setting.
[Consultation Review] Very friendly and clean environment. The doctors provided excellent details in regards to what to expect as well as medications. Super attentive to any questions or concerns I had. Overall an extremely comfortable experience.
[Consultation Review] Explained the procedure and took time to listen to my concerns about the procedures.
[Consultation Review] Rihanna and Dr. Smoot were both very approachable, knowledgeable, and welcoming. They both made me feel very comfortable right away. I like their process, it’s organized and they make great use of technology in order to get an idea of what to expect.
Extraordinary staff! Always on time appointments. Not rushed. I was made aware of the size of incision and recovery. Results turned out as expected. Dr. Smoot is a highly accomplished surgeon. I had another surgery a year ago and returned to him. [Single best thing is...] I felt confident the surgery would be handled well and I would not be at any risk.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and Ruth were very professional and helpful. Dr. Saltz created a good plan for my procedure, and had a back up plan just in case. Dr. Saltz is a highly competent doctor and a perfectionist- she has exactly what I am looking for in a doctor!
I was not prepared for how amazing my results would be following my breast lift procedure. Not only are my incisions/scars minimal, but the anatomical result is natural and nearly perfect. It's not easy to let go of your breast identity and trust that your Dr. will be able to re-construct you in a way that makes the risk worth the reward. Dr. Saltz re-made my breasts into their ideal shape. I'm still mesmerized when looking in the mirror. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. This procedure was an easy recovery. I was back to work with minimal downtime. All of the necessary after-care and compression garments helped to make a non-complicated healing process.
Everyone in this surgery group was kind an made me feel comfortable. I wasn’t left with many questions because the pre-op packet was very informative. The results looks nice!
All the staff are amazing - from client care to Dr. Saltz, her nurse Ruth and the surgical team. They explained everything well, and took great care of me. I am very happy with the results.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar-Reyes was very informative and genuinely cared about why I was in for the consultation. He spent far above the amount of time I expected explaining and going over options. I really look forward to my surgery date.
I love the way my breasts look. I appreciate that Dr. Saltz did not push me to get breasts that are larger than I wanted. The staff at Dr. Saltz's office was very friendly and helpful when I had questions/concerns before and after my procedure. I love the way I look and feel after my surgery!
[Consultation Review] This is a sensitive procedure and I appreciate the level of professionalism and how both Dr & nurse communicated direct and with intent. There was no beating around the bush or anything left up for interpretation. I left feeling educated and prepared to make a decision about the procedure
[Consultation Review] I received a great result, with very fast recovery period. I also enjoyed being doctor Salazar patient. Breast looks natural.
[Consultation Review] I saw Dr. John Smoot as I was a former patient of his brother, Dr. Wendell Smooth. Dr. John Smooth made me feel very comfortable and relayed my fear that my implants are perfectly fine and that implants don't necessarily need to be replaced after 10 years -- an urban myth. Of course, if anything changes, I am welcomed back to see Dr. Smoot. Dr. Smooth's assistant was such a doll and she as well, made me feel comfortable. I wished her well in her new position.
[Single best thing is...] The results were amazing - so natural and exactly what I wanted! Dr. Saltz and her team are incredibly understanding, supportive, and welcoming! They truly listened to my concerns and addressed them in the way that I was comfortable with (e.g., specifically procedural options). They answered ALL my questions (I had MANY!) with patience and understanding. Dr. Saltz is truly an expert in breast augmentation - she ensures that her work is perfect. I truly appreciate the positive experience I had with Dr. Saltz and the team at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Center!
[Consultation Review] It has been over a decade since we first met Dr. Saltz and her assistant RN, Ruth. They remembered us and even if they had not, they made us feel just as comfortable as we felt during our first visit in 2007.
Dr. Salazar and his staff are the BEST EVER!
[Consultation Review] I've had liposuction and breast implants with Dr. Smoot in the past and have been very satisfied with my results. I had a consultation on my face, as I am older now and was curious to see what procedures he would perform. He informed me which procedures would work best and gave me all the information that I needed regarding recovery time. I have a friend that went to Dr. Smoot for a face lift and she had amazing results.
[Consultation Review] I felt listened to and confident in my decision.
The attention to detail, warm care of the staff, striving for perfection and willing to make a revision surgery to get as close to perfect as possible. Dr. Saltz and her team are awesome. I had a explant and lift and will be doing a revisions surgery next month to fix a few minor details.
Dr. Saltz, Ruth and Riana made my journey in having a breast augmentation a wonderful experience and outcome. I’m so happy I was able to get what I wanted! [Single best thing is...] The level of support and always being asked if I ever needed anything was just so amazing. The empathy and care by the team there is so great.
[Single best thing is...] I loved how comfortable they made me feel. i wasn’t nervous or anxious at all the day of the procedure. The doctor and his assistant really made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions. The procedure went smoothly and they constantly checked up on me during recovery. Best team I can ever ask for!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme and his nurse were very informative, sensitive to my needs and put me at ease. Rhiana was professional sweet and helpful. I am finally ready to do something I have been considering for many years!
The best part of my procedure is that I can see my eyes again!! My eye lids were drooping before the surgery, and now they are gorgeous again! I feel so blessed that I had the perfect doctor. I am so thrilled that everything went so perfect!! I absolutely love the outcome of my surgery. Dr. Brahme is a extraordinary surgeon. I would recommend Dr. Brahme, his nurse Cristina and their office, to everyone who would love to spend the rest of their life looking fabulous!!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Wheeler is not only kind but also highly qualified to perform any of the procedures listed previously. I have had other areas treated by him as well regarding a large weight loss in my early 20’s. He is direct and honest and will say exactly what he needs to say and as a patient I appreciate his direct honesty.
[Consultation Review] Wonderfully kind, professional, not-pushy and informative. Felt very comfortable from the moment I entered the facility and my confidence increased in choosing this facility.
[Consultation Review] Very attentive and thorough exam.
I love Dr. Saltz and am so happy she was able to remove my implants. Her confidence in the procedure helped me to feel comfortable and confident with everything. The whole process was so easy. And the healing process went great, just as she had predicted!
Love the results and the surgical team. The people are extremely friendly. The doctor is a perfectionist and made sure to make everything the way I wanted it. The office is comfortable, beautiful, and professional. I felt extremely confident in the nurses, Anesthesiologist, and the doctor. I did not ever feel insecure or nervous. Ruth and Dr Saltz are highly recommended by me.
My implants did not settle properly and look very asymmetric. I discussed this with her 1.5 months after the surgery but she wanted to wait to do anything. It has been 3 months now and there is no change in the way the implants look which is very disappointing to me.
[Consultation Review] Rachel was easy talk to and hear.
Dr. Saltz and Ruth were great! I felt at ease and I appreciated their honesty and professionalism. Ruth was always responsive and followed up with me post surgery. You can tell they both take pride in their work. [Single best thing is...] Feeling comfortable with Dr. Saltz and Ruth.
The surgery went really well. I am very happy with the results from my breast removal and replacement. Staff did follow up calls to ensure I was doing well. [Single best thing is...] They look very natural not fake!
Dr. Salazar-Reyes and Carmen were very patient with all of our questions, provided quality services, and are genuinely caring people. I am already looking at having another procedure, and I will absolutely ask for them again.
[Consultation Review] They really listened to me, wanted to know how I felt, and my feelings and opinion were valued.
[Consultation Review] Dr. wheeler is so kind. He took time to look at me, tell me approximate cc amount being placed, drew a picture of my face and described to me what he was gonna do. Didn't try to sell me, his prices are fair not overly inflated like some Dr.s who inflate their prices every 6 months for the same procedure.
The level of discomfort I experienced was more than I had been told it would be and every time I reached out, my concerns were minimized by staff. I am two months out and still very uncomfortable.
[Consultation Review] Great service. Everyone is very nice, attentive, and knowledgeable. Dr. John Smoot is such a great doctor and is very straight forward of what he can or cannot do.
I love nurse Christine. She is wonderful.
I can't say it enough how much the whole staff was so professional. Dr. Saltz was just amazing!!!!
Dr Brahme did such a nice lift also.. and removed implants. Removed silicone that had been left in my right breast from a doctor that was supposed to remove ruptured implants and had put implants one above the muscle and the other was put under the muscle. I chose not to have implants put back in, so happy with my results.
[Consultation Review] People were nice. Office was very clean. Dr was knowledgeable.
very well done. Very professional. Outcome was what I wanted and expected
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot explained thoroughly how he could safely remove my recalled Allergen implants and improve the overall look of my double reconstruction with smooth implants.
Amazing service. He made sure I was happy with my breast size
Dr. Smoot is a freakin genius. My neck and face look so good. Nothing else to say, a freakin genius period.
[Consultation Review] The doctor and staff were confident and knowledgeable. Everyone I met was personable and kind. The office was beautiful and comfortable.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Wheeler suggested areas that I had not considered & since I trust him, I am reassured we are on the same page.
Excellent work. The care that I received was so good! I never worried about my health or the work that was being done on me.
[Consultation Review] A love doctor brought me and Christina. Just feel good about the whole experience.
I got implants 10 years ago with Dr. Saltz and one ruptured. I called the office and was connected to after-hours and it just so happened to be that Dr. Saltz was the one on call. She was extremely comforting and let me know that I would be OK and for me to call the office the next morning and she made it a point for them to squeeze me on her schedule that day. I was scheduled for surgery in less than a week. Dr. Saltz, her assistant, and the office staff were absolutely amazing just like they were 10 years ago. Best experience ever!!!!! [Single best thing is...] The amount of comforting that Dr. Saltz and her staff gave to me.
[Consultation Review] I felt comfortable from the minute I walked into the office. Everyone was so welcoming and professional. Dr. Saltz and the entire staff was attentive and made you feel at ease.
[Consultation Review] The staff was incredibly nice and very welcoming. Dr Smoot is very knowledgeable about what he does and was able to answer any questions I had. I am very confident I chose the right surgery center and Dr. for my procedure.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot was incredibly approachable, and patient with any questions/concerns I had regarding surgery. I never felt as though he was rushing through my consultation. Overall, the consultation created a sense of trust and rapport, which I will carry through to my surgery.
[Consultation Review] Staff was so pleasant and kind. Dr. Smoot worked me in with my schedule change. I’ve had a prior surgery from Dr. Smoot. He is professional, honest and highly recommended.
The job was done very professionally with a natural look on my face, no one can tell I had it done. I am looking a lot younger compared to my age.
The staff is great! And the surgery was wonderful!
[Consultation Review] Very honest and professional opinion on what I need and don’t need. Everyone from the front desk to Dr. Brahme himself treated me very kindly. I am looking forward to getting my procedure this month!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Wheeler explained everything so well. His staff is excellent and very friendly. I am looking forward to my operation. Thank you.
The care was outstanding by all nurses and staff. Dr. Wheeler explained everything thoroughly, step by step and what to expect. Made me feel comfortable. Extremely happy with the results.
Dr. Brahme is highly professional and a skilled physician. He also made me feel comfortable about this sensitive procedure. My results are amazing. The surgical staff and office staff were also very professional and at the top of their game in making sure everything went smooth, from my first appointment through my follow-up.
Dr. Smoot and staff always do the best for their patients. Very talented and caring. Results are top notch.
[Consultation Review] Super professional, kind and friendly. Answered all my questions. Took the time with my concerns.
Dr. Saltz was professional and honest. Her and nurse Ruth made me feel confident and comfortable in my decision and implant size.
Wonderful results. Great doctor. Helpful, kind staff.
[Consultation Review] I appreciate the professionalism.
The staff was kind, helpful, and really nailed patient comfort from start to finish. Dr. Salazar listened to my surgical goals and the results are perfect, my post operative pain was minimal and required only NSAIDs to manage. The anesthesia team was great and eased my nerves too.
Dr. Brahme and his nurse Christina are highly skilled and experienced. Dr. Brahme's work was absolutely flawless while his nurse Christina gave the most useful and practical advice. She told me what I might experience and what to expect which aided in my swift recovery. This was my very first surgical procedure and I never once felt rushed or nervous because Dr. Brahme and Christina made sure I had all of my concerns addressed. Every staff member I encountered from the first day all the way through the weeks following my procedure were genuinely courteous and patient. I highly recommend Dr. Brahme as a brilliant surgeon.
[Consultation Review] Professional, pleasant, thorough
Dr. Smoot and his staff were phenomenal. Your concern is their concern when it came to any issue or questions you may have about your surgery. [Single best thing is...] feeling like I had the best of the best taking care of me.
The skin is very smooth. I have an awesome thigh gap now. I’ve noticed my running gait has improved a lot now that the extra skin and jiggle has been removed.
[Consultation Review] Ruth is amazing! She has an astounding memory and a special, endearing way with patients. Dr. Saltz is great! Pleasant, friendly, to the point, and more than competent.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Wheeler is truly an outstanding doctor. He takes his time to thoroughly explain things.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz was very friendly, straightforward with the information and helpful. I could tell she wanted me to be comfortable. Her nurse Ruth was very friendly and talkative. She made me feel comfortable.
Dr. Salazar and his nurses were kind, knowledgeable and easy to talk to to about my concerns. We were able to come up with the best plan to correct my issues. I was very pleased with the care.
[Consultation Review] I have seen Dr. Saltz and Ruth before and have been very satisfied. I also love the med spa. I’m a fan for life of the whole practice.
I’ve never felt this confident and I really felt comfortable with Dr. Smoot. The pain and side effects didn’t last long and I healed very well. I absolutely love my results.
I felt supported throughout the entire process, from consultation to the follow-ups after surgery. I am so satisfied with the results, and appreciate the personalized care by Dr. Saltz, Nurse Ruth, and all staff. Thank you!!
[Consultation Review] The people were pleasant. The office was clean and nice. and I didn't have a long wait before the appointment......
I'm truly grateful bright and happy and satisfied with my boobs they look supernatural, you can hardly see my scary and I healed very fast.
All of my expectations were met. And everything turned out exactly like we agreed on. I loved the consultation. I felt like it was very thorough and it helped me know what to expect.
[Consultation Review] I liked the office atmosphere and everyone was friendly. Dr. Saltz and her team were very professional and knowledgeable.
[Consultation Review] I was very comfortable & left with a high level of trust
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme and Christina were very welcoming and sincere. I felt I was heard and solutions were offered. I was seen right away and did not have to wait long.
Courteous and attentive staff. Dr. Saltz and her nurse Ruth are an amazing team. I am so happy with my tummy tuck and breast augmentation results.
I am a return customer of Dr. Brahme. He did my first augmentation in 1995, I have had no issues until June of 2019, when I had to have them removed. Dr. Brahme, Christina and Teryn are always amazing to work with.
[Consultation Review] Both Dr. Saltz and her nurse were so happy, positive, knowledgeable, and caring and made me immediately feel comfortable and that I was in good hands. They listened to my desires and took them to heart. I’m very thankful I found them!
I loved how good everyone took care of me during and after the procedure and I couldn’t be happier with my results! I was very scared going into procedure day. I had never been put under or done anything like this before and I didn’t know what to expect, but the staff made sure to take really good care of me before and after.
I don t feel enough fat was taken off. My arms look the same and they were my cheif complaint
The staff was amazing and kind. Dr. Brahme was knowledgeable and professional. The surgery was very smooth and recovery went well.
Dr. Brahme was willing to drive home to pick up a highly effective ointment he rarely needs to use, but I have a few pesky sore openings from breast lift and it is helping. Dr. Brahme is always friendly and professional. I drive 2 hours each way to see Dr. Brahme, but it's worth it.
[Consultation Review] 1. Coordinator was knowledgeable about the procedure 2. Timely follow-up 3. Ease of making an appointment.
Dr. Smoot's experience guided me to have the procedure that was right for me. I had imagined needing a breast lift with my implant removal, but he felt only the removal was necessary. I took his advice, saving money and recovery time. Also, the staff worked as a cohesive, well organized group. Everything went as explained and expected - no surprises. Surgical and anesthesia team were friendly and professional and I appreciated the efficiency.
[Consultation Review] Everyone was wonderful and I felt quite comfortable.
Dr. Brahme and Christina were very personable. Appreciated follow-up exams and spa package. Healing well and so happy I had surgery.
[Consultation Review] The consultation went fine. I have no issue with it.
I flew internationally to have Dr. Johan Brahme remove my implants which were leaking and replace them. At 73 we took a great risk. With nurse Christina’s aftercare I am recovering with unbelievable results. Dr. Brahme prepared me for a much more conservative outcome. He is a genius surgeon and expanded his time with me EVERY TIME I needed to see him before my flight overseas. [Single best thing is...] Synergy! The office staff from the moment you walk in to the surgical nurses to the after care to the preparation of what to expect works to reassure the patient that they will enjoy a positive and successful outcome. That is why I traveled over 4000 miles.
Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes was the 4th doctor that I consulted for my procedure and I knew right away he was the one whom I’d trust. He listened, explained, took his time, and was thorough. What initially felt overwhelming, soon became at ease. His nurse Carmen is absolutely wonderful herself, and made sure I felt comfortable along the way as well. My results were amazing!!! Dr. Salazar-Reyes has magic hands, and my breast look better than I expected!! The staff at LJCSC is superb!!
I'm still recovering so I won't have a true, final opinion for several months. However, I didn't feel listened to by my surgeon or his nurse. I never received return phone calls prior to surgery from the nurse's desk about prescriptions, insurance, etc. I have a weird bulge in my upper abdomen, but my surgeon said he didn't see anything. Every day in the afternoon, I get more and more uncomfortable and my abdomen bulges out. It's frustrating and I hope it will go away, but I'm still waiting for my body to fully heal to see if I will need surgical revision. So far I am disappointed with the results, but time will tell.
Dr. Saltz and her team made me feel special and confident since the first consultation. I wanted to replace the implants I had for almost twenty years and go up in size a little bit. She was very patient, kind and professional. She gave me her opinion and helped me to come to a decision on what was right for me. The day of the surgery, my husband and I were shown to a pre-surgery room so we could talk to doctor Saltz , the anesthesiologist and the nurse. They were very kind in answering our questions and making us feel comfortable. The surgery was a success and I love the way my new boobies look! Thank you so much Dr. Saltz and your wonderful team! Congratulations!!!
I walked into their office feeling so unhappy with myself. No confidence at all. Dr. B. and his team were so kind and professional. They understood exactly how I felt and what my goal was. They gave clear communication and answered all of my questions. After the surgery the care was the same...outstanding. I cry when I see myself in the mirror...I'm so overjoyed at the results. My confidence is back and I'm finally able to be the mom and wife I knew I could be. This is all a result of the wonderful team. I will be forever grateful to you. Best team hands down.
[Consultation Review] Nurse and staff was very detailed in going over everything, what to expect, etc. The entire staff was very thorough.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot was very friendly and made me feel comfortable asking questions. His responses to my questions were very thorough and comprehensive. His nurse is very friendly as well.
I had my breast implants removed with a breast lift. Dr. Brahme did a fantastic job. The surgery staff and admin staff are top notch. I’ve had several procedures done with LJCSC. I feel safe with them. [Single best thing is...] I hired the ultimate professional surgery center and felt confident they would take good care of me and give me the beat results.
[Consultation Review] All my questions were answered and met. The facility was clean, comfortable, and all staff was extremely personable and friendly. Nurse and doctor were very professional.
I went to several different doctors until I found Dr. Saltz. Instantly I knew she was the right doctor for me. Her passion for what she does and genuine interest in wanting to achieve the goal I had. She was a good listener and made me feel comfortable as well as all of her staff.
Dr. Brahme and his staff did everything to make me feel comfortable and made sure to answer all of my questions. I told him what look I wanted and he made it happen. He’s highly experienced in what he does.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Wheeler explained the procedure well. He took the time to answer my questions. I felt very confident in his ability to do a good job.
Fantastic results, easy recovery, enjoyable interaction with Doctor and Staff!
Very highly satisfied with treatment and procedure. [Single best thing is...] The doctor's bedside manner was warm and friendly. Her staff is exceptional.
From the very beginning, I felt comfortable and confident in Dr. Saltz's hands. Dr. Saltz herself is a sweetheart, and her nurse Ruth is hilarious! I had been to other BA consultations where I felt rushed and dismissed, but Dr. Saltz and her team made me feel welcome and at ease, so I was able to really understand the procedure and what look was best for me. The entire process was such a breeze, and I'm healing wonderfully so far. I get a lot of compliments already, and it's only been two months!
The surgery went well. The staff was very nice. I feel confident with myself.
It is scary to chose to have surgery when nothing is really wrong, you just want to look better. The whole process, before at consultation, the day of surgery/ recovery and post op went great. I knew what to expect thanks to thorough information from all involved. Doctors, nurses etc.
[Consultation Review] Patient Care Coordinator Jessica, Nurse Carmen, and Dr. Salazar-Reyes were so professional, informative, and truly focused on understanding what my goals were to make me happy. It was quick to see how knowledgeable and experienced Dr. Salazar-Reyes is, and I feel at ease knowing I'll be in great hands.
Very pleased with the results of my surgery. The staff made me feel comfortable and in good hands. Dr. Saltz is an artist with her surgical skills. [Single best thing is...] The results are fabulous!
[Consultation Review] Doctor was very knowledgeable and through in his explanation. He spent a lot of time with me and explained the reason for the procedures I needed. His team was fantastic in helping with the administrative issues for my surgery.
From the first meeting to my last post-op, I have felt so welcome and put at ease. Dr. Saltz, Ruth and the whole team have made me feel so comfortable. No matter how many questions I had, they answered them honestly and openly. I had a great experience and LOVE the results.
[Consultation Review] Everyone I encountered was warm and friendly and made me comfortable.
[Consultation Review] Extremely knowledgeable, great description. Very professional & a wonderful doctor.
[Consultation Review] Competent advice. She listened and the staff were very attentive, professional and kind.
I was very pleased meeting with Dr. Salazar-Reyes and Carmen his assistant. They listened to all my needs. They made me feel comfortable since my first consultation. Dr. Salazar-Reyes did an awesome job with my surgery, Carmen was comforting from beginning till now. [Single best thing is...] I had a full tummy tuck, the incision is healing well. My stomach and belly button look amazing, love it. My breast augmentation looks great, incision also is healing well.
DR. BRAHME AND TEAM MEMBERS WERE PROFESSIONAL. I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I WAS JUDGED. I FELT CONFIDENT THE PROCEDURE WAS GOING TO TURN OUT WELL. [Single best thing is...] I KNEW I WAS GOING TO LOOK BETTER THAN BEFORE. I ENJOYED HOW SMOOTH THE SURGERY WENT. I GOT THE DAY I NEEDED TO HAVE THE SURGERY. I RECEIVED THE ATTENTION I WANTED AND MEDICATIONS AFTER THE PROCEDURE.
I loved the thorough consultation with Ruth & Dr. Saltz. I loved the fact that Ruth came to my hotel room and checked on me the day after my procedure. I also love the fact that they set up a nurse to be sent home with me during the first night.
Deep scar on my neck and lines on my throat that were not there before. My eyes look exactly the same. The lines on my top lip were supposed to be erased. That is what I was told directly by the spa PA and Dr. Smoot. I paid $1200.00 extra for laser treatment and my top lip still has lip lines. Now I am told, yes, they come back. Misleading and I would have not done this and chosen another method had I not been told this works.
[Consultation Review] Everyone was so friendly and made me feel very clam and welcoming.
Dr. Wheeler did my previous surgery 15 years ago, did a great job, so I came back to have him replace the old and plants for new ones before he retired.
Dr. Smoot listened to what I had in mind for results. Staff very attentive and professional. Very please with my results, Dr. Smoot is amazing.
All the staff was nice and accommodating, my wait time was short, the visit with Dr. Wheeler was great.
[Consultation Review] My questions were answered, and I was able to understand the information presented. The center appeared to function as a team, with everyone knowledgeable and easy to talk with. The fee was within my expectations.
The doctor and nurses were very professional and courteous.
[Consultation Review] I was pleased that Dr. Saltz said she doesn't recommend a lift at this time as my results should be fine without it. That's reassuring when cosmetic surgery is elective and a big money maker. Ruth and Riana have been wonderful too.
I’ve had several procedures this year, all of which were performed by Dr. Smoot and his team who are all devoted to providing the best experience and result possible. Communication is great, teamwork is great and I now feel like a part of the “family”.
Excellent service, kind staff and qualified surgeon!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar explained the procedure thoroughly and what he plans on doing for me, that made me feel comfortable. I feel I am in good hands with Dr. Salazar!
Staff is helpful, pleasant and it's a comfortable environment.
The staff was extremely caring and Dr. Smoot genuinely cared about me [Single best thing is...] The results were beyond my expectation. Very happy with everything
[Consultation Review] Everyone in the office was very nice. I felt very comfortable. It was easy to make appointments.
Dr. Brahme was very professional and caring. He asked me what I wanted, and went above and beyond my expectations. I am more than satisfied with the outcome of my second surgery through LJCSC. Dr.Brahme and Dr.Wheeler - you both are amazing surgeons.
[Consultation Review] The moment you walk in to LJCSC you are greeted and feel welcomed. The entire staff is attentive, helpful, positive and you feel a sense of calm. It has been the best experience!
[Consultation Review] Christina answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable and informative. She has a wealth of information and made sure I know exactly what to expect. She carefully went over all of the details of preparing for the surgery and what to expect for the weeks following the procedure. She is highly relatable which made me feel very at ease. Her long relationship working with Dr. Brahme was also a great comfort. Karina took care of the financial portion and was very pleasant and helpful.
Dr. Salazar did an amazing job! But even more important than that he was excited at every stage to do his best work. You will feel like you are in very competent hands so that you don’t have to stress or worry as much about the procedure. The staff is great and professional and my nurse did an amazing job of relating to me and helping me through anything I needed. My results are awesome and I’m so glad I choose my surgeon and this clinic. I highly recommend!
Dr. Salazar and the entire staff at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre were wonderful. Very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They took the time to answer all my questions and address my concerns. I’m very happy with my results!
The whole experience was great. My nurse explained everything ahead of time, the anesthesia helped me feel at ease and my surgeon did an amazing job.
The doctor and his staff were very friendly and I felt comfortable throughout my entire process. I would highly recommend Dr. Salazar's services to all my friends and family. Overall experience was worth the drive. [Single best thing is...] I'm healing well with minimal scars.
Dr. Salazar-Reyes and his staff are amazing. They make you feel comfortable and at home. I was very nervous and scared to have this procedure done, but they talked me through it and made my whole experience easy and comfortable. The office is very accommodating to you and what works best with your schedule. 10 out of 10 recommended.
Dr. Smoot has wonderful bedside manner and clearly is highly experienced. He took the time to listed to my desires and concerns and had a clear grasp on what I was looking for. Also his nurse and entire staff were kind and personable
Very professional staff and excellent medical care
Everything from start to finish was so simple. Everyone was so nice, Shelly made me feel like family and totally comfortable, she is awesome! Each appointment was quick in and out.
[Consultation Review] The whole team was super kind and careful to be sure I felt comfortable the whole visit. Dr. Smoot had wonderful caring bedside manner. Very pleased. I fully intend to schedule, just ironing out dates I can take off from work.
[Consultation Review] I am having breast augmentation with replacement of implants, as mine are 20 years old and I would like to have a new look too. Dr. Saltz consultation was very important to me. The minute I arrived at the Clinic, the way I was greeted, and the whole team was excellent! Dr. Saltz took her time to answer all my questions and made me feel cared for and confident about my decision. Her nurse, Ruth was very patient and friendly. I went for my pre-op yesterday with Christina. She also took her time with me, was so nice and professional. The whole staff has made me feel special, with a great customer service, professionalism and care. I am looking forward to my new boobies with confidence! Thank you all for the great service!
I was not able to wear pants for the last 3 years due to a large pubic area and lower abdomen. I can now wear pants and bathing suits. I am so grateful. It changed my life. [Single best thing is...] No pain whatsoever and a great doctor and staff.
[Consultation Review] Answered my questions, very informative and I felt she gave her honest opinion
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme and his team are incredible! Answered all questions and treated me with kindness, respect and you could feel their deep commitment to protecting and providing exceptional care, and detailed information on procedures, pre and post OP at their state of the art beautiful facility! Loved them!
[Consultation Review] Dr. wheeler is a highly experienced surgeon with a talent for explaining procedures to patients.
[Consultation Review] Dr. suggested what to be done with care.
Dr. Wheeler is extremely professional and talented. His team is top notch in every way. I'm thrilled with the results!!
Dr. Wheeler is kind, thoughtful, an artist, and he goes above and beyond to address any concerns or issues I may have had in terms of my recovery. Dr. Wheeler showed compassion and understanding when I was unable to make my surgery date due to the illness and death of a family member. The entire staff treated me in a warm and professional manner, their attention to detail and kindness was overwhelming. Thank you all for kindness. The single best experience was when I was unable to make my appointment date and in tears called the office and said I so sorry but I was emotional and drained from care giving a family member. The staff showed support and compassion, Dr. Wheeler set another date and was able to move forward with the surgery a few weeks later.
[Consultation Review] I was pleased with my initial phone conversation where the gal asked what I was looking for in a doctor. When I stated that I wanted a doctor to listen well and understand why I wanted my implants removed. Dr.Brahme did exactly that. He made me feel safe and confident with my decision and very supported by him and his staff. He also gave me hope that I would still have pretty yet smaller breast after implants.
Doctor Smoot and the entire staff were amazing. I felt comfortable right from the start and I’m so so happy with my results. They took great care of me and I have nothing but positive things to say about my procedure.
The surgery made me look brighter and less tired looking. I felt more alive looking. Younger too! [Single best thing is...] The group of people that I interacted with and the Doctor were great!
[Consultation Review] Everyone was super knowledgeable and comforting about the surgery I wanted. There was no pressure or rush on anything. Very easy and nice people to communicate with. I can’t wait to get my surgery!
Everything was explained thoroughly and all my questions answered! Staff is so friendly! Dr. Salazar Made me feel comfortable about the surgery and added his suggestions to make me look even better. I was never nervous or anxious! A terrific experience! [Single best thing is...] I felt confident with the decisions made, and even the OR nurse and anesthesiologist made me feel comfortable!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and the staff made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. They were knowledgeable about the procedure and answered all my questions regarding the right size and type of implant. I left with all my questions answered and am very excited about my upcoming surgery.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz was very friendly during my consultation. She was also very informative about the different types of silicone implants I was asking about. She got me so excited for my procedure!
The outcome surpassed my expectations. The surgery center and staff were professional and supportive. Dr. Saltz has an amazing eye for balance and gave me the waist/hip ratio of my dreams. My bellybutton is also one of my new favorite body parts.
[Consultation Review] The staff was very friendly and the environment was comforting. I really enjoyed Dr. Saltz, she made me feel at ease and listened to all my questions carefully.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and her team have made me feel comfortable and excited about my procedure from the very beginning. I feel that I am heard, understood and genuinely cared for. I knew very early on that I 10000% wanted my surgery performed here and nowhere and with no one else!
Dr. Saltz was amazing, she made me feel comfortable. She made the whole experience amazing. Dr. Saltz knows what she’s talking about. I highly recommend her, she’s the best. [Single best thing is...] Since I got there everyone was so sweet and kind. The staff was amazing.
[Consultation Review] She was very well informed and professional. Through it all she was very good natured.
[Consultation Review] The facilities at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Center are exquisite. I felt completely comfortable and was very impressed at how well appointed the consultation room and waiting rooms were. All of the members of the staff who I interacted with were helpful, friendly and knowledgable.
[Highly satisfied with] the professionalism and the overall experience and quality the the results. [Single best thing is...] The end results are more than I had expected.
[Consultation Review] I think Dr. Wheeler takes his time to explain what he can do for me. I did not feel rushed. I trust him because I have used him before.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot listened to what I thought were the main issues, his recommendations were understood. Clearly described (summary, not technical) the procedure and desired result.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot's office is always very accommodating known him for 30 years. I had implants with him on 2 occasions. Now I need them removed and a lift performed and I trust him and his staff with my care. I am traveling from Georgia. That is how much I trust him.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot is very professional. He listened to my concerns and was very helpful.
All Doctors and Nurses introduced themselves prior to my surgery and made sure I felt as comfortable as possible. [Single best thing is...] The comfort provided to me from the staff.
Everyone was so nice and welcomed me here. [Single best thing is...] The nurse went over everything that was going to happen, that helped me a lot.
This is my second surgery with Dr. Brahme. He is wonderful and the staff and office are the best! Would highly recommend him to anyone and will only go here! [Single best thing is...] Went as explained, very thorough.
Low pain. Comfortable setting. Personal touch in pre and post op care. [Single best thing is...] My self confidence is much higher.
Dr. Salazar made me feel so comfortable, he really listened to me and made great recommendations. The rest of the staff was welcoming and the facility is wonderful. I was never nervous about my procedure and am very happy with the results! [Single best thing is...] Everything was explained very thoroughly so I knew exactly what to expect before and after
The whole experience was amazing. From the moment I walked into the office from the staff to answering my questions and giving me the best quality of work. I couldn’t have felt more comfortable and pleased with my doctor and nurse. [Single best thing is...] Feeling comfortable and at ease. Knowing that I was being taken care of.
Dr. Smoot and the nurses were all very friendly. He did not pressure me to get anything done that wasn't ideal for me. The surgery itself was very successful and I feel much better after this breast lift. [Single best thing is...] The results were fantastic.
Dr. Salazar is amazing. He made me feel comfortable from the first visit and I felt in control the whole time. The clinic is clean, runs on time, and the nursing staff is friendly and helpful. I felt very comfortable upon arrival for my surgery. The nursing staff took the time to answer all questions, walk me through the process, and I felt safe.
[Consultation Review] The doctor was very informative about the procedures and knowledgeable. I like how he asked all the right questions. No pressure kind of clinic which I like.
Excellent surgeon, Brahme. Everyone in office is courteous and knowledgeable. [Single best thing is...] I felt I was in the best hands possible.
The office is beautiful! Everyone is extremely professional, they all make you feel welcomed and comfortable. Dr. Saltz and nurse Ruth work extremely well together. Dr. Saltz is amazing, she listened to what I wanted, she gave me her professional feedback and opinion and When I woke up from surgery she said to me with confidence, ‘you’re going to be very happy!’
[Consultation Review] I had a great consultation with Dr. Brahme! I went in nervous and came out reassured and really excited for my future surgery. Dr. Brahme and his nurse are a great team! Thanks for making me feel comfortable.
I received a date for my initial consultation immediately, within 2 days. I was treated with respect and understanding. The results were amazing.
Dr. Saltz performed my initial and second breast augmentation. Both times I was highly satisfied with the result. She is compassionate at giving the desired result. I knew what to expect from having been a previous patient
I just got done a tummy tuck in 12 weeks ago with Doc. Salazar. I am so happy with my procedure I really recommended him. I fell so great no pain at all.
[Consultation Review] I’m surprised with the results my sister had a tummy tuck a few months ago and she is looking pretty good I’m so excited for my procedure coming up soon
[Consultation Review] Dr. Wheeler had a kind professional manner. Made me feel comfortable. Informative.
[Consultation Review] The office was welcoming and relaxing. The staff was supportive and professional and Dr. Smoot made you feel comfortable and heard. He took the time to explain the process, listen to your concerns and to answer your questions. The entire experience was excellent.
Team put me at ease and made me comfortable throughout the process. I am extremely satisfied with the results of my breast augmentation. Doctor Saltz was awesome, even calling personally before and after my procedure to make sure I was doing well!
Everyone was really friendly and made me feel comfortable for every appointment. They answered all of my questions and allowed me to voice any concerns. They were prompt and professional throughout the whole process.
Needed to have breastfeeding removal.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz made me feel extremely comfortable from the moment she enters the room. Her nurse Ruth is so direct but funny! You just know you are in great hands.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Wheeler and Rachel were very informative and approachable. Waiting to hear why I was considering plastic surgery before they had recommendations.
Dr. Smoot and his staff made me feel 100% comfortable and I knew despite a fluke complication, I knew I was in the BEST care. When I was dissatisfied with the end result after my second surgery, Dr. Smoot allowed me to change my implant size at no additional cost to ensure I was satisfied. I am 110% happy with the end result now!
[Consultation Review] Previous breast surgery with Dr. Smoot. Very informative and provided all information and options for my situation. Friendly, efficient staff.
My Dr., Christina and Riana are the best Great result :)
[Consultation Review] Indicated that most important part was to feel cared for. Smoot’s demeanor made me feel like just another number and a waste of time. Was not receptive to what I indicated I was looking for. Kept relating my results to how other people would view them, when my MO is an internal satisfaction. Made references to a boyfriend without any regard to get to know me and dismissed my attempts to show the “look” I was going for. If the selling point is “You get what you get”, then why would I pay for a more expensive physician? Failed to indicate the value of his service or why he should be selected. Picked another physician who is actually more expensive, but at least aligned with what I was communicating and made me feel heard. Shelly was nothing short of amazing though. She truly brings balance to this terrible experience. Give that lady a raise for making me think twice.
[Consultation Review] Very easy to make an appointment. Staff extremely friendly. Doctor very matter of fact and honest and knowledgeable
I felt like Dr. Brahme's nurse told me what I wanted to hear. Doesn’t seem as if her and the doctor were on the same page. Also was not happy with patient care provided on the day of procedure.
With my sensitive procedure request I felt accepted and my communication was heard. I felt comfortable and was well informed with a high level of support continuously. I feel more confident, and am no longer in pain or uncomfortable on a daily basis.
[Consultation Review] All the help were caring
[Consultation Review] Real friendly staff. Answered all my questions, so I felt confident.
I am highly satisfied with results of my surgery and I knew I would because I liked and trusted Dr. Salazar. I trusted his sense of aesthetics, he really helped me understand what to expect, and what was possible to achieve given my anatomy and my life style. He was very friendly and patient, I liked his office, and I thought all of the written materials were thorough and clear. I felt very comfortable going into surgery in terms of knowing I'd be in great hands physically with Dr. Salazar and the medical staff (nurse, anesthesiologist etc). I had a great experience with all office staff leading up to the surgery and after during follow up appointments. I'm honestly more satisfied than I thought I would and only wish I would have met Dr. Salazar earlier! The whole process was fun and not stressful.
[Consultation Review] I really connected with Dr. Saltz & her nurse. What they said made sense and they both took a lot of time with me.
[Consultation Review] Everyone from the check in staff to the nurse and doctor treated me with respect. They addressed my concerns as I’m a male to female person and they calmed my anxiousness
[Consultation Review] Very informative and caring. Options provided with visuals
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme is very honest and direct. He puts the patience interests first. He's done my 2 breast augmentations, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck and face lift.
[Consultation Review] They answered all my questions. They are very knowledgeable. They really listened.
I loved the entire staff I encountered, very friendly, interested in me, caring, making sure I was fully informed along the way. I felt I could rely on them with questions at any time. I was impressed that the pain level was much lower than I had expected. I was given plenty of information beforehand and experienced no abnormal results or complications.
Great experience from start to finish. Totally natural results! I’m having fun with my new appearance
Quality of care, genuine concern for me, responsiveness and of course my results! My results are phenomenal!
The whole experience was a high class one working with La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Center. The nurses were kind and took their time to make me understand the process and help me feel comfortable. Dr. Brahme clearly knows what he is doing and I trusted that he would make me look and feel the way that I wanted to. After surgery, my nurse reached out to me the day after and fairly often during the following weeks. I healed quickly and look great! I would highly recommend LJCSC to anyone who would be interested in cosmetic procedures.
[Consultation Review] One of the reasons why I was highly satisfied with my experience, is because my doctor, Dr. Salazar, was very patient, polite and informative. His assistant, Carmen, and Dr. Salazar were both caring and they would always ask me how I was doing and made me feel very comfortable. The receptionist are also very kind towards me.
I felt the office was very professional and friendly. I have known Dr. Wheeler for many years and have had a number of procedures by him. He is conservative in his technique so the end result is very natural looking which I really appreciate.
Dr. Wheeler was very professional, and he is an artist! He can make very realistic results. And couldn’t be happier with the results!
[Consultation Review] The doctor and his nurse were very attentive. They listened to what I had to say and what I wanted. They gave me suggestions, too!
[Consultation Review] Since the moment I walked in I felt very comfortable. The whole time they made me feel safe.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot and his staff were highly professional. They took the time to make sure that we understood the procedures and risks. We were seen on time and moved efficiently through the office without feeling rushed.
[Consultation Review] Friendly professional warm atmosphere. I felt heard and my questions were answered. I even had follow up questions via email later that were answered promptly.
[Consultation Review] Dr. and entire staff were kind, informative, polite and helpful. All my questions were answered properly. And my procedure was fully explained to me.
[Consultation Review] The staff are all so welcoming. Everyone makes sure to answer your questions and makes you feel at ease. Highly recommended!
[Consultation Review] Everything was thoroughly explained in detail.
[Consultation Review] After my consult with the doctor and his nurse (who were wonderful), I met with a woman in an office. She told me she would follow up with me and I have not heard from her since.
From the moment I walked into the office for my consultation, I felt comfortable. Dr. Smoot and his team took a surprisingly long amount of time to listen to what I wanted for my body and then thoroughly explained how he could help me achieve that look. I left the consult feeling well educated, confident and most importantly, heard. The surgery went smoothly, I felt safe and well cared for the entire time. Post op went well and I met with Dr. Smoot multiple times during my recovery. He was fantastic and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking at plastic surgery.
Dr. Saltz and the team is highly professional, I’ve used their office and I’m always impressed with my results and the professionalism of the staff!
It was a very nice and clean place to get my boobs done. The doctor and nurse were very helpful with everything I asked. I was happy with the outcome of my breast augmentation.
Dr. Wheeler and his staff are so kind and compassionate. Dr. Wheeler is one of the best in his field and I couldn’t be happier with my results. It is so natural and not overdone. I look 15 years younger. He really listens to his patients. Thanks Dr. Wheeler!
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and Ruth were so awesome! I loved Ruth’s energy and the fact that she took the time to get to know a little bit about me. Dr. Saltz was very knowledgeable and they both gave great suggestions.
Dr. Saltz and her team were very informative, knowledgeable, and friendly. They answered all my questions and even some I didn't know to ask. Surgery was fast and smooth, and my breasts look and feel awesome!
[Consultation Review] I felt listened to and respected. The surgeon and staff are friendly and helpful.
[Consultation Review] I absolutely loved the staff and how open and honest everyone was. I appreciated how comfortable everyone made me feel. I felt that Dr. Saltz was understanding what I was going through.
[Consultation Review] Nurse Ruth and Dr. Saltz makes an amazing team. They're honest, and fun while being professional. They're great listeners, on giving you want you want.
Dr. Salazar was very attentive, listened and answered all of my questions. He and his team were amazing and I could not had asked to had gone through this process with anyone else! Thank you!
[Consultation Review] Everyone that I came in contact was smiling, considerate, and had a truly caring demeanor. Every effort was made to make me feel comfortable and welcome. The positive approach that all embraced was appreciated.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme is very kind and truly listens to his patients about what can be achieved in surgery. He is highly skilled with experience. He gives you hope in his ability to improve your body and build your self esteem. He communicates very well and I did not feel hurried. Thank you Dr. Brahme!
[Consultation Review] Doctor Salazar and nurse Carmen are very friendly and professionals, they took the time and gave me and my husband a thorough explanation for the procedure. They made us feel confident about me been in good hands.
Dr. did an Amazing Job. The Nurses and Everyone made me feel comfortable. They checked up on me multiple times during recovery.
No waiting for my appointment. Dr. and nurse attentive and knowledgeable. Easy recovery from breast lift.
Doctor Salazar and group answered to all my questions and took the time for that. The results are showing up everyday and I’m pretty happy after my second month after operation so far. They make you feel pretty comfortable. Great team! Thank you!
My results are exactly what I wanted. All of my questions were answered throughout the process, and an issue that arose after surgery was resolved right away. [Single best thing is...] My results!
[Consultation Review] Everyone made me feel confident I’d made the right choice. Everything felt seamless. I’m having my surgery in about an hour and feel comfortable. I appreciate their help in my breast revision.
I received exceptional care from the staff at Dr. Smoot's office. From the first consult to the followup calls after surgery, they have shown true concern. The staff listens and follows through. My surgery was a true success and I couldn't be happier with my results. This is my second surgery by Dr. Smoot, I have complete trust that I will be happy with any procedure I should have in the future. [Single best thing is...] Knowing that I was receiving care that I didn't have to worry about making sure things were going to go as planned... The staff keeps things running so smooth
[Consultation Review] Very knowledgeable staff. Dr. Saltz made me feel very comfortable and explained everything very well.
I was very happy with my body before, although I am glad that the stretch marks and pooch are gone, I also had tightening of the muscles, so I no longer have back pain. Overall, the staff, Dr. Brahme's bed side manner. Dr. Brahme did a great job on my tummy tuck, liposuction of the flanks and eye lid surgery. I'm happy so far with the results. I just hope that the numbness and tightness goes away and the scar will diminish with time, only issue was my belly button piercing wasn't removed and I have some dimpling on the ends of where the incision ends. Staff was very nice and helpful, including his nurse Christina.
The results were amazing, the staff was wonderful and the follow-up care was great. I got exactly the results I wanted and Dr. Brahme is very kind.
Dr. Saltz and her team of nurses are AMAZING! They made the entire process very comfortable and took the time to answer all questions and were very helpful.
[Consultation Review] I am very comfortable at the center. Everyone I have talked to spends the time to make sure my questions are answered to my satisfaction. I feel the doctor is knowledgable and listened to my concerns and what I wanted. They were very clear about what I needed to do prior to and after my surgery.
Dr. Brahme is an excellent surgeon. I was a little scared about how the scar would look like, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. The scar is super low and thin!
What really made the overall experience satisfying was Dr. Salazar's warm and attentive demeanor during every visit. He really listened to what I wanted and the reasons behind why I wanted the surgery. My nurse Carmen also made the experience enjoyable. Carmen eased my fears and was with me every step of the way.
The staff is helpful, understanding and work hard to make things happen. Dr Roark was my surgeon, but Dr. B was my follow up and didn't hesitate to say you look great, but follow up with a treatment below and to feel free to come back if I had questions. My future daughter in law was the reason I choose LJCSC. She encouraged me based on knowing me and you were great. I was really scared and not sure if I wanted to follow through with the procedure, but am thrilled I did. My neighbor actually made an appointment and had a facelift right after I did. He and I had joked about this for a long time, but after seeing me and meeting with DJ and Dr. Roark he was all in. The worst thing is parking !!
[Consultation Review] From the moment I walked in the door I was impressed with the appearance of the office and professionalism and friendliness of the staff. The nurse, Carmen was especially nice and down to earth. She was easy to talk to and she listened to everything I had to say. My doctor was very attentive and was also a great listener. He was very informative and friendly as well. I felt like everything I said mattered. And all of my questions were answered confidently. I had several consultations with different doctors before my appointment with this office and once I met Dr. Salazar-Reyes and his nurse Carmen, I made up my mind instantly that this is the team I will do my surgery with. Due to having children, I have to make arrangements to have the surgery done and I’m excited for that time to come!
I am highly satisfied with the results. Everything went smoothly and I felt pain free. I love the staff.
I experienced a high degree of body image satisfaction after eyelid surgery. My peripheral vision improved.
Dr. Saltz and Ruth took care of me from beginning to end. From the moment I first went in for my consult, I had a sense of peace coming in. The complimentary teas and snacks were a nice touch as way to relax. Dr. Saltz listened to my requests and followed through until the end of surgery. I was so impressed with her work and dedication. Ruth does not fall behind with her attention and constant care. I am very happy with my procedure and extremely happy with my breasts!! I love how my body looks. My breasts now compliment my body so much more. It's not too much and not too little. I look at them every day and I just love the way they look and how it makes me feel! So happy!
[Consultation Review] Great information provided by Dr. Wheeler.
[Consultation Review] Very thorough. Seemed very Knowledgeable. Great experience.
Dr. Brahme and his staff strive to make your experience a positive one. They check in on you before and after the surgery. If there are any extraordinary complications he will see you everyday if needed until everything is resolved. If he's not available he will make sure one of the other DR's see you. He has a pleasant demeanor and will always take the time to answer questions you may have. Doctors, Nurse and office staff are pleasant and work together as a team for the patients success.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar made me feel comfortable as he took the time to listen to me and what results I was looking to achieve. He is very friendly and attentive. He aims to give very natural personalized results.
Dr. Saltz did a great job with my breast augmentation and lift. She was always available with any questions or concerns I had and I love the finished product.
My daughter [name] recently had breast augmentation. She is beyond thrilled with the results. She looks and feels fantastic! We couldn’t be happier with Dr Wheeler and his staff. Everyone was so nice and Professional. They really made the whole experience nice for her.
Dr. Wheeler and his staff at LJCSC were awesome! Everyone made me feel so comfortableand made my surgery experience there so amazing. I am very satisfied with the resultsand would highly recommend them to anyone.
I had begun the process of getting implants 14 years ago when I first visited Dr Saltz. I was very impressed with her was planning to go ahead with my surgery when I became pregnant with my son. Fast forward 14 years and I had to come back to her to get my implants! I couldn’t be more happy with the results. And my boyfriend loves them just as much!!
Absolutely wonderful experience with Dr. Saltz from beginning to end: from scheduling appointment to initial consultation to surgery to follow-follow-up appointment. I was treated like royalty! Cannot say enough great things about my entire experience. Highly and confidently recommend Dr. Saltz!
[Consultation Review] The staff and surgeon gave me more than enough information regarding my procedure. I was not pressured to book, I was not talked out of the decision I wanted to go with. Surgeon took time to learn about myself just as well as her head nurse. The coordinator was very helpful with providing my quote and letting me know the surgeons surgery schedule. The experience was the BEST experience I had and I had no doubt I wanted to schedule my surgery with Dr. Saltz.
Dr. Brahme and all the staff are amazing and professional. I have been coming to see Dr. Brahme since 1998 and will do so until he retires. I always recommend LJCSC to anyone interested in plastic surgery or treatments. I feel more confident and really happy with my appearance.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar and his staff at LJCSC were very personable and helpful with answering all my questions and explaining the process from start to finish. They made sure that they explained how to better care for my new hair to maximize the best results. This was very reassuring I would definitely recommend anyone to this practice who is looking for the best .
From my first visit, I felt like the staff knew what they were doing. Friendly & informative. I liked that the doctor called me at my hotel the night before to see if I had any questions. He also called me after and the nurses checked up on me frequently. Their costumer service is amazing. I felt very secure in my choice to have plastic surgery in this facility. [patient name]
The staff was SUPER friendly. Answered all questions I had. The best thing about this experience is that the staff is here to help you & make you feel the best
[Consultation Review] The experience wasn't uncomfortable. Everyone was friendly. They answered all my question and provided all the information that I needed to know.
[Consultation Review] Information given was accurate and knowledgeable. The consultation was candid and easy to understand by a layman. Comfortable and easy going.
Every staff member I interacted with was friendly yet professional. The materials provided to review both before my initial appointment and after the surgery had been scheduled were extremely helpful.
The best thing about the procedure is the continual joy I get when I see myself in a mirror or photo! The confidence that I have in my nose and overall appearance is the gift that keeps on giving. . I am in love with my nose post-rhinoplasty! Dr. Wheeler did the most beautiful job and the results exceeded my expectations. Interestingly, since surgery I have gotten compliments that my eyes and lips look bigger! Strange how changing one feature can alter others (or their perception) as well. The staff was also so kind and professional! My one difficulty was with the pain meds post-surgery. I became very sick from them, and don’t think my pain necessitated them. I wish that I had been advised to start with ibuprofen or Tylenol first, and if needed move to something stronger.
Dr. Saltz was the only surgeon out of 4 plastic surgeons who didn’t advise surgery immediately. She asked me to get an MRI to ensure my silicone implant was indeed ruptured. I had a very through exam that’s included breast measuring and an exam. She was the last Dr. I decided to see because I was so impressed. The entire team was so nice, professional and timely. Exceptional care!!
My augmentation turned out absolutely perfect! I feel like a woman again. Thank you!
[Consultation Review] When Scheduling the consultation, Riana advised me that Dr. Saltz typically doesn't perform the surgeries together. It was a bit of a let down that this was a possibility, considering that the mommy makeover is always represented as one whole procedure. I was hopeful that that was not an absolute and perhaps I would be able to be an exception to her rule. Upon talking to Dr. Saltz and Ruth, I understood why this was her process. It actually changed my opinion of doing the procedures together, and now I am glad to do than separately. This also gives me great confidence in Dr. Saltz that she is not willing to compromise her surgical outcome. Much of my research and before and after photos were reviewed on-line before my consultation, so I don't recall looking at any photos during my appointment. We discussed the importance of a normal looking belly button (High importance to me), meeting a more ideal weight prior to surgery, and what procedures were needed to achieve a desired result. I also appreciated being able to read Dr Saltz's online guide to body contouring. This answered many of my questions prior to my consultation. Riana also spent what seemed like 30 minutes or more just talking to me about what was included in the quote, what to expect after surgery, and what she experienced as a patient doing the same procedures. This was also very helpful.
Kept informed every step of the entire process. Questions always addressed quickly. [Single best thing is...] The end results!
[Consultation Review] This will be my second surgery with this office. They have always been amazing and I have referred many people to them.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and her Nurse made me feel comfortable and at ease with the decision of this surgery. I felt a connection with both of them right off the bat and felt that I could trust them with my surgery. They seemed professional and as if this surgery was very routine and basic for them, which put my mind at ease. I did not have the same connection or feeling with the other surgeon I had a consultation with at a different location.
[Consultation Review] La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Center sets the standard for professionalism. In every aspect. This is my opinion, having surgery done before other places. Right when you walk in the waiting room alone is so clean and open and plenty of room so you're not packed in there like sardines and beautiful you don't get a feeling in your stomach.. like I need to get out of here. Everyone is dressed for the job that they are doing. That may sound weird to notice this. But if you have had consultations and surgeries before...then you've seen it all.. you had those gut feelings about a doctor when he comes in unshaven to give you a consultation--those types of things matter. Because if an office doesn't care about the way the waiting room looks or the way the workers look or carry themselves you need to get out of there. Completely opposite here everything is wonderful five stars and Beyond. Dr.Salazar was professional as well as comforting. Very balanced for sure. Everything was explained in a way that I could understand this tricky surgery that I'm about to undergo. I have a wonderful piece of mind going into this and that's what you need. My husband and I feel very good about choosing this place for my procedure. And I know that I am in good hands I can feel it. I would recommend this place to anyone who is considering surgery.. and the fact is from the moment I called for the consultation appointment even though I had another consultation somewhere else I did know that in the end we were going to pick this place. I have already scheduled my procedure and I'm very very excited.
[Consultation Review] My initial consultation was great. I am scheduled for my pre-operation and surgery. I have some questions about the procedure but Dr. Smoot will address it during my pre-operation. [patient name]
[Consultation Review] Dr. Brahme was on time and 100% present during my visit. He was honest with my expectations and very open. He even showed me the operating room. He met with my teenage daughter and put her fears to rest. Christina was honest about recovery and showed me her scars and shared her experiences.
[Consultation Review] Dr Salazar-Reyes, Carmen D, and Riana were all very helpful with my questions, concerns, and irrational ideas of wanting to change my sizers. They were prompt at getting back to me as soon as they could!
Dr. Smoot and staff are highly experienced and made me feel completely comfortable and confident in their qualifications and expertise. Nurses took my calls every time I called and made me feel they knew what they are doing and were very kind.
Very pleased with the level of service I received from start to finish. I highly recommend the Centre to anyone
[Consultation Review] Everyone was very friendly and professional. I felt they listened well and was very informative about the procedure.
[Consultation Review] 1st Class professionals, highly recommended.
[Consultation Review] Liked Dr. Saltz & Ruth. Both very friendly, putting me at ease & took time to examine & explain thoroughly the procedure.
[Consultation Review] I am a return patient of Dr. Wheeler and I have been so happy with my previous results I would not see another MD. The whole experience at La Jolla Cosmetics has been great! They make me feel like a priority and I love it!
This surgery increased my confidence greater than I imagined and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. . My surgery turned out better than i imagined. Very satisfied with the outcome.
Every aspect of this process exceeded my expectations. [Single best thing is...] More confidence, better fitting clothes, stronger relationships
Overall wonderful experience. My boobs do not fall out of my bra or bathing suit anymore!
Dr. Roark was amazing and delivered exactly what he said he would. Very happy and happy I decided to have my surgery with him. I feel confident when I look in the mirror.
[Consultation Review] I was especially grateful that Dr. Saltz and her nurse were so down to earth and real. That immediately put me at ease. They are both forth coming with real life opinions (as am I) and don’t try to be something they are not. That, amongst other great things, made my decision to cancel other consults and go forward with Dr. Satlz and her staff.
[Consultation Review] The nurse and surgeon were amazing and I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.
Everything went amazing.
Every aspect of my surgery was superb. Pre op and Post op and the outcome of the surgery was exactly what I had invisioned. Outcome was everything I had hoped for.
[Consultation Review] This office performed my breast augmentation and I was highly satisfied. It’s been 12 years and my lifestyle has changed and would like them removed.
My overall experience was better then I ever imagined! Thank you Dr. Brahame everything went smooth (: I went to sleep for a split sec and woke up with boobs! I felt Great right after. I went with Dr.Brahame because he has many experience in surgery procedures, I highly recommend. [patient name]. I loved the whole experience from start to finish. Best part was waking up after surgery not feeling a thing, it wasn't as scary as i thought. Dr.Brahame is my Favorite, great feeling knowing your going into surgery with someone experienced.
[Consultation Review] They were extremely informative and made me feel comfortable.
[Consultation Review] [Single best thing is...] The practical side of Nurse and Dr. Saltz, plus a questioner I answered to help Dr. Saltz and her nurse to understand and communicate with me.
[Consultation Review] Felt comfortable, cared for and carefully considered. Like my concerns were very important!
[Consultation Review] I really appreciated the time and attention from both Carmen and Dr Salazar-Reyes. DJ was also extremely helpful and nice.
[Consultation Review] I've had procedures done previously at LCSC and their services are above and beyond professional.
Professional, clean, courteous [Single best thing is...] Getting the results I wanted.
[Consultation Review] The doctor and staff were super knowledgeable and gave me more information than I anticipated ina good way! They really took their time with me and went above and beyond my expectations. I felt well informed and super comfortable and connected with the doctor and staff.
[Consultation Review] Felt extremely comfortable with everyone that helped us.
[Consultation Review] As unsure as I am about the procedure, every one was wonderful, very informative and pleasant. Parking and access to the building was great....I just know I am not ready for a facelift
Everyone was so very nice. I felt like I was in good hands, and I felt that the doctor and staff genuinely cared about me. I love my results so far, and I know they are just going to get better as the swelling continues to subside. It was just a great experience overall, and I'll definitely have Dr. Brahme be the one doing my next procedures!
I am extremely happy with my results and the surgery couldn’t have gone any easier. I feel more comfortable showing off my body
Omg!! Everything in la jolla cosmetic surgery is very nice !! Dr.Salazar is an amazing person !! Nurses and staff are all very friendly and professional! My body turned out amazing!!! This completely changed [my] Life. I am satisfied with the shape of my body and the results of the procedures.
I have been truly happy with my experience with Dr. Saltz as well as her staff. I can't speak highly enough about Ruth and Dr. Saltz and how well they have treated me and made me feel comfortable from the moment I stepped foot into their office. Thank you everyone! I got the perfect natural look I wanted! Thank you Dr. Saltz!
[Consultation Review] I loved the nurse and surgoen. They were very friendly and answered all my questions.
I really like the friendliness of the staff. They make you feel welcome and comfortable. [Single best thing is...] The aftercare
It was a smooth process overall. The surgeon gave me the natural look that I was hoping for. [Single best thing is...] The results.
I’ve had several surgeries with Dr. Wheeler and have been very satisfied with all of them and his staff is always been top notch! [Single best thing is...] It gave me my figure back
[Consultation Review] Dr. Salazar answered all of my questions and some that I didn’t know I had. He spent a very long time with me to help choose the implant size that I would get. Going over photos with me as well. His nurse was also incredibly helpful in the process. He was honest and straightforward about what he thought I did and did not need.
All my questions were answered. The staff was quick to get back to me. Packet given prior to surgery was very thourgh. The nurse that spoke to me at my pre-op appointment was so great with explaining things to me & answering questions regarding my surgery.
Dr. Salazar and all his staff are really professional and always available to answer any questions.
Dr. Smoot has the bedside manner of an angel covered in fluffy clouds. His entire staff is extremely professional, caring, kind, and went above and beyond. I have already referred two of my close friends, one of who has already gotten the same surgery I have. The place is beautiful, Dr. Smoot is funny and kind, the staff is amazing. It's like....I'm wearing my favorite accessory all the time and never have to take it off.
The genuine kindness and concern for my particular issues and the complications that occurred afterward. This was my second experience with Dr. Saltz. I had my first augmentation several years before and went back to her when one of the implants deflated. They explained the benefits of silicone vs saline and helped me with my decision and type of implant. My care was excellent both times. Dr. Saltz was extremely informative and overall wonderful with the whole process. Her assistant Ruth was equally exceptional with personal and attentive care. They were both available with my post-op concerns and responded quickly. My follow up surgery was performed by Dr. Smoot. His care and concern was excellent as well. Also, the office staff was responsive and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend your office anytime!
The operation did not take long, I never feel pain. I was confident it would be alright. The surgery really solve my problem. People surrounding me say I am younger and look better.
Dr Saltz and Ruth are great. Dr. Saltz listened to what I wanted and went beyond my expectations. It's only been 10 weeks since my surgery but I could see that the final results will be awesome. Ruth, she's wonderful. I love her. She was available to answer all my questions during my recovery. I will and have recommended Dr. Saltz to my friends and family.
The safety in Knowing what excellent hands I was in. Top to bottom everyone was kind, helpful, and did an excellent job
[Consultation Review] The cost factor of removing and replacing a ruptured implant is probably much more than I can realistically afford at my current age.
I feel more confident and am very happy that I'm able to feel much more feminine. Dr. Saltz and her nurse, Ruth, are a great team. From my consultation to my post-op visits, they made me feel comfortable and really listened to my concerns. Ruth is very accomodating and Dr. Saltz did an amazing job on my breast augmentation. Very happy with my results.
Words can’t describe the change! It’s life changing in so many ways. From day one with my consultation every step went smoothly. Every single person I came in contact with was amazing. The thing I was scared of the most was my recovery but to my surprise it was awesome! The first couple of days were a little rough but overall on a scale from 1-10 10 being the best I will say my recovery was a 10. I will add I only took 2 pain pills and those were cut in quarters and took them for the first few days. Dr. Saltz is beyond wonderful! I LOVE my tummy and feel so good about myself. I have 5 kids ranging from 9 years old up to 30, my last kid at age 45. The blubber and was just hanging....feels great not to have it there. I could go on and on about how wonderful my experience was but I think this sums it up. I’m looking forward to getting myBreast reduced and lifted and it will definitely be Dr. Saltz performing my surgery.
The staff was very supportive and informative .
[Consultation Review] Everyone was amazing and great. Very friendly and fun staff. A must!
The surgeon was very experienced with this procedure. . Making the surgery decision was difficult. But once I had ALL of the educational materials they provided and after my first evaluation I felt much better about my decision.They exceeded my expectations and they were highly recommended by my best friend.
Dr Wheeler is very nice and ethical who would not want to take advantage of you, but he cares for his patients.
[Consultation Review] I have been a patient of Dr. Brahme in the past and have always been extremely satisfied with the results, professionalism of staff and environment. I plan on having the procedures very soon- see you soon!
Great service. I have already referred 5 people to this site and surgeon. I was astonished by how friendly, knowledgeable, and beautiful these peoples personalities and love for patients are. Dr. Smoot is an incredible surgeon. He performs his surgery based off what he thinks is proportionate to your size and does such an incredible job! I have had so many compliments since my surgery! I rave about LJCSC and will continue to do so!
[Consultation Review] Mostly the technology that showed my body as is and then with implants. Did not like the “after” images and it made me not confident in my potential outcome. Also, other consultations provided sizers to put in the bra which seemed mush more realistic than putting the actual implants in the bra as I did during this consultation.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Smoot explained the options and the pros and cons of each. He took into account the end look I desire rather than just making a recommendation. A previous surgeon had recommended something that seemed to be counter to the end result I wanted. After consulting with Dr. Smoot, my suspicions were confirmed.
Dr. Smoot and his entire team were extremely professional, courteous and kind. Dr. Smoot is truly an artist who is highly capable and gifted. I could not be happier with my eyelid results. My results are natural-looking and my eyes look fantastic! Thank-you so much, Dr. Smoot and Team!
Excellent bedside manner and professionalism. Extremely happy with my results.
Everyone has been so incredibly nice and friendly! I felt genuinely cared about, and I’m already recommending your practice to several of my friends who are wanting “mommy makeovers.” I’m still recovering from surgery, but everything has been phenomenal so far, and I cannot wait to see my final results!
[Consultation Review] I was very satisfied with both Dr. Salazar and his nurse Carmen. They were both very informative. Mostly likely I will get my surgery done, I'm just waiting for my boyfriend to recover from back surgery.
[Consultation Review] I felt that all my questions were answered and I loved my anatomy lesson while waiting for the Dr.!
[Consultation Review] I loved it and booked my surgery
[Consultation Review] I was satisfied with the feeling of being in the hands of professionals I could trust. My surgeon and nurses far exceeded my expectations in terms of bed side manner and knowledge about my procedure.
[Consultation Review] The nurse was incredibly warm and welcoming. The surgeon was great too. They made me feel so comfortable.
I feel I gave all of my information to the dr and my surgery was still not done right. I was referred to you by a prior patient, with rave reviews, so I did the surgery and only to find out that it was not done right. I also have a dent on the right breast, along the inside from a stitch that is very noticeable. When I mentioned this, they said it was harder to go from the bottom, under my breast , which is not where he was supposed to do the incision. I feel it was rushed that morning I went in... and I was not completely informed as to where the incisions were going to be. The nurse and the doctor should double and triple check prior to going in.
Dr. Smoot came highly recommended and his team was with me every step of the way in the process. They made everything easy and comfortable
I finally love what I see in the mirror I’m happy
Overall I was satisfied with the experience. I would recommend the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery center to a friend.
This is my second surgery with Dr. Smoot. He and his staff are very polite, knowledgeable , and thorough. I trust him completely and I am very satisfied with my results.
It look so Natural and Perfect. Love the work ... Doctor Salazar recomendation was perfect for what I needed.
Dr. Smoot is an excellent doctor. People who have seen the results of my procedure can't believe how natural my face/neck appears. Dr. Smoot really delivers an amazing product (better appearance). I look rested and so natural!
Dr Saltz and her nurse Ruth are amazing. I knew I was in the right hands.
Dr. Saltz is the blend of an artist and a highly skilled surgeon. She had to take into account my previous breast surgery (30 years ago), my breast asymmetry and even the difference in both sides of my rib cage (she noticed this). She is trustworthy to place your trust in as you consider surgical intervention. Ruth is her nurse, and invaluable partner. Ruth has the memory of an elephant, and the beauty of Marilyn Monroe (or another pretty blonde). She talked me down from my panic tree the week before surgery. These women are worthy of your trust. Dr. Saltz calling me the night before surgery. Seriously!? Yep, she did! And the waiting room is very aesthetic.
[Consultation Review] excellent and professional
[Consultation Review] Great customer service, everyone was extremely helpful and more than willing to answer all my questions.
Dr Roark and his staff treat me as family. I have been coming to him for 15+ years and have had two surgeries by him. I am very happy with the results and the entire process and experience. I would recommend him to everyone. his bedside manner and staff
Dr. Saltz was absolutely amazing!! She made me feel comfortable and her obvious competency gave me confidence in the surgery. I will always go to her for any cosmetic surgery I have done. I am so much more confident in my appearance. I was somewhat bottom heavy so now I have an hour glass figure. My husband is in love!
[Consultation Review] Dr Smoot and the staff has always been very professional and I recommend him all the time. I am a satisfied client from 20 years and counting.
Wonderful staff. Excellent surgeon and perfect results Feel better about my appearance and my clothes fit better
I was totally satisfied with the service. Doctors and staff were very caring and consider it. Made me feel very comfortable very relaxed and I Plan to go and have a different kind of surgery done Dr. Smoot was a very kind Doctor and his nurse was awesome too..Its hard to find doctors these days and staff that make you feel so at ease. I look forward to having my next surgery with a great group. Thank you so much for everything. I feel great I’m very pleased with with my results. Thanks again!
Patient communication was exceptional. For someone that had never had a surgery before my anxiety was extremely high they made feel comfortable and they answered every question I had under the sun without making me feel incompetent. I have so much more confidence now with the procedure being done, bye bye padding !!!
Loved the before care. Personable but professional. Love the final result!!! Beautiful outcome. My doctor was the most pleasant and informative person
Best dr ever I will go back to get more procedures done with him
The care from Staff, their comfort of making me feel relaxed and informed! Dr.Salazar-Reyes! Such a very Kind, and Gentle, Gentleman!!!! The atmosphere, quite calming and soothing!!! Dr. Reyes such a Sweet Soul!!! He made me feel so relaxed, and he would talk me through procedure(s). I had nearly forgot why I was their!!! All in all, had the greatest experience as a patient!! And the greatest patience from My Doctor and Staff!!!!!!!!!
I love my results I will definitely go back to see Dr. Salazar in the future. He is my go to Plastic Surgeon, so professional and knowledgeable. I love how I look! Because of the unique artistic eye of Dr. Salazar you can tell that he loves what he does. He explained everything and made sure I understood. He build up my confidence in undergoing the procedure and he listened very carefully to what I wanted.
[Consultation Review] I have had other procedures done and I feel comfortable.
Professionalism, quality of results
Dr. Smoot and his staff were very professional as well as being very nice and informative. If I could change one thing about my experience it would be to be more confident in the outcome. I was nervous that after breastfeeding four children my breasts would not look 100%. I was so pleasantly surprised at the results I received. Thank you for doing an amazing job. :)
Dr. Salazar and his wonderful staff were very courteous and kind and make me feel comfortable considering I was getting completely naked for the good doctor!! He assured me I would greatly benefit from a complete tummy tuck. Now to save the money...
I liked how i didn't feel pain and that there weren't any scars on my face after the surgery. Because Dr. Salazar explained really well What he was going to do With the mole on my skin before the surgery and that made me feel more comfortable
The doctor did a great job and follow up. He was a very caring doctor and extremely talented.
excellent ! Fulfilled all the expectations I expected. Pleasant attention always professional and friendly
[Consultation Review] The staff’s bedside manner was excellent and very accommodating. They answered every question I had and discuss several options with me. I didn’t feel rushed like I sometimes do with appts with my own PCP.
Christina, Dr. Brahme and all other staff members are highly professional, personable and treat me like family. Dr. Brahme is an artist. He has given me guidance, confidence and assurance about the procedure. He has done miraculous work with each procedure. Staff follow-up and communication has been and is key to a healthy recovery. I recommend Dr Brahme, Christina et al to anyone considering a procedure.
The results were more than I could have asked for. Exactly what I wanted . The entire procedure from operation to healed product was exactly what I wanted. Good price and amazing results
The office environment was beautiful and the staff made my experience as a patient wonderful. They truly went above any beyond; the person picking me up from surgery had a 2y/o and the staff did absolutely everything possible to make sure they were prepared and comfortable in the wait room. They even called the day prior to surgery to tell me how cold the waiting room room can get and to ensure the little one had a jacket.
[Consultation Review] Dr. Saltz and her assistant were extremely kind and knowledgeable about the procedure I wish to receive. I felt very safe expressing my thoughts and concerns and they were transparent with what I should expect, etc. I will more than likely schedule one initial consultation prior to my surgery just to double confirm and am looking forward to having breast augmentation done by an experienced and kind surgeon of whom made me feel very safe and comfortable.Thank you Dr. Saltz! :)
Dr. Smoot and his staff were amazing. They made me feel very comfortable and explained everything very well. I would absolutely go back and refer others.
[Consultation Review] The surgeon has a fabulous reputation. I have seen his work and love the natural look he creates. The receptionists, nurses and staff are so friendly and encouraging. I felt comfortable from the beginning of this cosmetic journey.Am excited to see the outcome (surgery tomorrow).
My experience with Dr. Salazar was awesome. He listened carefully to my needs, He explains things very clearly and thoroughly. I was very happy with my results. I would recommend him for any cosmetic procedure.
I did surgery on my breast I do not like the way they look now and they're not the same