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James Wethe, MD

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James Wethe, MD

Dr. Wethe is an established and highly respected Plastic Surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, whose goal is to provide outstanding patient care in a professional and welcoming environment with an emphasis on patient safety and satisfaction. Dr. Wethe is the Medical Director of Skin365 Med Spa in Torrance.

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Meet Dr. James Wethe

Dr. James Wethe is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, practicing in the city of Torrance in the Los Angeles/South Bay area of Southern California.  He passed his board examination in general surgery in 1986 and was board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1990.

Dr. Wethe completed his internship in general surgery at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, in 1981. He completed his residency in general surgery at the same hospital from 1981 until 1985.  He began his plastic surgery residency at University of California at Irvine in 1985 and finished in 1987. Dr Wethe was then invited to study in a fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery under Richard Ellenbogen, M.D., in Los Angeles, CA from July 1987 to December 1987.  He was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Little Company of Mary Hospital from 1997 - 1999 and at Torrance Memorial Medical Center from 1996 - 2001.

Dr. Wethe is the Medical Director of Skin 365™ in Torrance where he works with his long-time colleague JoLyn Gibb, RN.  They and their staff work to provide outstanding Skin Care services and Cosmetic consultations in perhaps the most fun office in the South Bay!

Your Consultation

Please call the office at 310-784-8389 or email to schedule a consultation to discuss your cosmetic and reconstructive needs.  Dr. Wethe spends a considerable amount of time during a consult going over your specific desires, addressing all aspects of your care, whether surgical or non-surgical.  Our helpful office staff will ensure you are well informed about your treatment and confidentiality is paramount.    There is a $75 consultation fee which can be used toward any procedure or treatment scheduled.

Patient Testimonials

"Best. Doctor. Ever. Seriously. He's a perfectionist in everything that he does AND he's nice too (imagine that?!). If you are looking to get plastic surgery, look no further. Schedule a'll love him too! :) Guaranteed." S.G., Seal Beach
"Jim Wethe was my student in my post graduate advanced aesthetic surgery fellowship. I could tell even at that time he was talented. I have trained dozens of young plastic surgeons and I found Dr Wethe's aesthetic sense of creating beauty in both body and facial surgery was one of the best . He has progressed to a present day leader in the field. My highest recommendation." Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, Director, Advanced Aesthetic Fellowship, Beverly Hills, CA
"My first response to hearing the name Dr. Wethe is a huge smile. I am delighted with the results of my face lift and am so pleased when people comment, 'You look rested!' That's exactly the look I was hoping to achieve (Thank you Dr. Wethe). "

Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Body Contouring

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Revision

Breast Lift

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

Brow Lift

Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

Chin Augmentation

Chin Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery


Dermal Fillers

Deviated Septum Correction

Ear Reconstruction Surgery

Ear Surgery

Endoscopic Technique

Eyelid Ptosis Repair

Eyelid Surgery


Facial Implants

Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction

General Reconstruction

Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery for Congenital Differences

Injectable Fillers

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lip Augmentation / Enhancement


Male Breast Reduction



Post Burn Reconstruction

Retin-A Treatments


Scar Revision

Skin Cancer Removal

Spider Vein Treatment

Thigh Lift

Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck


Our Location

Our Office Hours

Office hours in Dr. Wethe's primary office location of 3440 Lomita Boulevard, Suite 220, Torrance are Monday through Thursday, 9 - 5 p.m. and Friday 9 - 3 p.m.  He has office hours at Skin365 in Torrance as well.  Please call for specific dates and times.

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