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My family immigrated to the United States when I was in high school. We settled in San Diego, where my father was a professor at the UCSD medical school. Later, I went to UCSD myself both as a medical student and in plastic surgery. While I was training in plastic surgery, I became involved in a program called Interface, which focuses on providing cleft lip and palate surgery to poor children in Mexico. We travel to small clinics all over Mexico and perform life-changing operations. To this day, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. To light up a child%u2019s face with a new smile is a gift I am glad that I am able to give. After completing UCSD, I decided to stay in San Diego and open my practice. I remained on the faculty at UCSD, advising and teaching residents. After a few years in solo practice, I was invited to join the prestigious La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre. I am happy to be part of the practice which was voted the best cosmetic surgery practice in San Diego in 2008. I have served as President of the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society and continue to be involved in the international outreach program Interface.
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La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa
9850 Genesee Ave Ste 130
La Jolla, CA, 92037
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"Review I felt fully confident with Dr. Brahme for my breast augmentation. He 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 was super nervous at first, and getting surgery during covid is especially nerve-wracking because you can’t have anyone with you in the waiting room. The nurses, anesthesiologist, and Dr. Brahme were all so kind, caring, and professional. I had no complications. Dr. Brahme and his nurse did a good job following up with ...
me in the weeks following surgery. He called me from his personal cell phone on Saturday to check in on me the day after surgery. When I developed a mild fever the following week, the office was quick and responsive and I was able to speak with a nurse who helped prescribe antibiotics with quick resolution. I felt supported before and after surgery. My nurse Christina really helped me with the massages, and they were all good about following up, educating, and emphasizing the importance of post-surgical care. Overall I felt very prepared before, during, and after surgery. The booklet beforehand was thorough and informative; the nurses and Dr. Brahme all discussed everything in great detail with me. The first 10 days of recovery were challenging and painful, but I was able to manage expectations (and the initial frustration of recovery) thanks to the booklet and their consults. And last but not least, how could I forget my result! 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 round silicon (under muscle + incision below breast) 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. My scars look good and are healing well. My breasts are soft, close together, and have dropped to a full but natural look. I really felt like all my questions and concerns at every stage of the process were addressed right away. Naturally I was very anxious about the whole thing because I’d never had surgery before. 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! "
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  • September 23, 2020


9850 Genesee Ave Ste 130
La Jolla, CA, 92037
  • Accepting New Patients
Mon7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
9850 Genesee Ave Ste 480
La Jolla, CA, 92037
  • Accepting New Patients
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients


Medical School
University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine
Graduated 1981
University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
Graduated 1980
Ucsd Medical Center


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