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Michael Brucker, MD

95.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 162 ratings

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Based on 162 ratings
5 stars (135)
4 stars (22)
3 stars (1)
2 stars (2)
1 star (2)
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About Michael Brucker:

Dr. Michael Brucker is a board certified plastic surgeon residing in La Jolla, California. Dr. Brucker specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and offers many procedures for the face, breast, and body, as well as skin care treatments. His objective for specializing in plastic surgery is always patient focused. He knows firsthand the positive effect a procedure can have on an individual, their loved ones, and their lives in general. Dr. Brucker is grateful to have the skill and the exceptional training to help transform people's lives.

Dr. Brucker completed his Medical Degree at Northwestern Medical School in Chicago. He also completed a fully accredited training program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Brown University and is a Staff Surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

Dr. Brucker is proud to be affiliated with Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a charity that provides free reconstructive plastic surgery and related medical services to disadvantaged children and young people with physical deformities. Fresh Start hosts six to seven surgery weekends each year where experts in reconstructive surgery donate their time and talents to transform the lives of over 400 children with deformities annually.


Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

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9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite 500 La Jolla, CA 92037

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Michael Brucker, MD Reviews (89)

Tummy Tuck

The doctor and all the staff are so professional and the expertise shows all through the practiceI scheduled appt for surgery

Tummy Tuck

My stomach looks great I am not embarrassed of showing my stomach anymore! Doctor Brucker understood what needed to be done and explained the procedure and the outcome very well. My stomach looks great I am very happy with the result apart from the small up and down scar that I still have left my horizontal scar look good I am very happy with the outcome.Doctor Brucker is an amazing doctor, I was very scared prior to the operation but after the pre operation consultation I felt on ease.

Butt Lift

Dr. Brucker's office team provides a beautiful, clean, and calming atmosphere. Everyone performs their role excellently, and remains very informative and friendly. Dr. Brucker is extremely kind and accessible--listening to any concern that I have-- always responding with honest, trustworthy answers. He does not try to sell" other procedures, and is, in fact, very conservative when it comes to "my desire for more!"I have received several treatments, surgeries, at Dr. Brucker's because of their professionalism, search for perfection, quality, and follow through. The attention to my needs is extraordinary. I've had an eyelid repair, facelift, arm lift, back lift, thigh lift, posterior lift, liposuction, and tummy lift. When Dr. Brucker and I discuss any post-surgical concerns, he is always open to my needs, and willing to repair if my body hasn't reacted ideally, or has trouble maintaining stitches. The office immediately hops on any challenges I may face, which have been few given the amount of surgery that I have invested in myself with Dr. Brucker." The procedures have changed my life a great deal. I am much, much happier with my body. I'm addressing evolving age in a way that makes me proud. I found the right surgeon and team for me. I wear my clothes and bathing suits differently, and I feel more attractive. The great thing about Dr. Brucker's careful detail and perfection is, no one has ever asked me if I had surgery--even my son. All has been subtle, but perfect.

Breast Augmentation

I thought it was great I would like to schedule as soon as my house is done

Breast Augmentation

This is my second surgery with Dr. Brucker. He is amazing and listens carefully to any concerns you may have. I have recommended him to a lot of people and I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Brow Lift

I was referred to Dr. Brucker by someone who works with multiple plastic surgeons from different practices. His reply to me was I would only let one plastic surgeon touch my wife's face - Dr. Brucker". So that was my choice. I am only three weeks out of my surgery and I am very pleased with my results. I know that I still have some swelling and I hope I continue to see more improvement. My family are also pleased with my result so far. I was really to go to work at two weeks, but I'm choosing to be off work for three weeks due to my line of work. I work in health care and as a nurse I am very pleased with Dr. Brucker and his staff. I would highly recommend him to my family and friend. "

Face Lift

The surgeon was attentive and very informative. He took the time to explain the procedures and realistic outcomes.


I was very impressed with the staff from the front desk to the Doctor himself. Dr Brucker came highly recommended and I was very impressed.

Breast Augmentation

The process was smooth as glass and all staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Nothing unpredicted occurred. The results are outstanding. Dr. Brucker is an excellent surgeon and runs a great office.

Breast Augmentation

I felt Dr. Brucker was very communicative and responsive throughout the process. I felt confident in his ability and comfortable with his staff.


Absolutely loved Doctor Brucker and his front desk staff and nurses. I knew within the first five minutes of speaking with him that he was the one I wanted to do my surgery. He has a wonderful bedside manner. I would highly recommend him. Loved the nurse I had for my consult and Jenn who was nurse the day of the surgery. Very satisfied with my experience.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Brucker and his staff were so friendly, professional and thorough with me as I prepared for and during, and followed up with my surgery. I had a couple of procedures done at the same time and they were really awesome with explaining everything. Dr. Bruckers office is efficient, no long waits, and he makes you feel valued and respected. He explains all possibilities, answers questions and follows through with your decisions. He is available for questions and never makes you feel awkward or uncomfortable. He is a family man and is totally relate-able and competent. His nurse, as well is very helpful and great at what she does! A friend recommended him to me and I would definitely return if needed and I would recommend him to other people 100%. I was very nervous going in and he made me feel very comfortable. He is top notch!!

Breast Reduction

Dr Brucker and his staff are extremely professional, very helpful. Dr. Brucker gives an honest advice regardless of the outcome, I wanted to do extra surgeries but the Dr didn't think that i'll benefit from these operations, he advised me against doing them while other drs had no problem performing them, this showed his honesty and respect to his profession. Highly recommended, actually few of my family went to see him based on my excellent experience

Breast Augmentation

I am beyond happy with my experience. Dr. Brucker and his staff are extremely friendly and caring. I asked a lot of questions and never once did they seem to get annoyed. They explained everything to a T. I knew exactly what to expect the day of my surgery and days after.

Face Lift

Highly satisfied! Results better than I imagined! Every single experience was outstanding from the professionalism, to the friendly atmosphere. Questions always welcomed, and answered. Loved it all!!

Face Lift

Everything went very smooth, just as planned....

Arm Lift

I am a returning patient..Dr Brucker is such a good doctor I dont trust anyone else . I have also referred my best friend and her mother and they were very happy with the results :) I want two procedures that are pretty big and cannot be done at same time. I am hoping to start soon.

Breast Implant Removal

Everyone here is so friendly! and Professional!

Breast Augmentation

The entire staff was courteous and extremely professional.


The surgeon was knowledgeable and personable and the staff were helpful and warm.