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Lori Saltz, MD

Suite 130
9850 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
United States
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Elective surgery is just that; elective. The approach for those seeking cosmetic surgery is different than when there's no choice in the matter. I believe that patient information, education and explanation are at the heart of what I do.

I think being a woman is an enormous benefit in understanding what my female patients are unhappy about. Their concerns are familiar to me personally, allowing me a deeper understanding. I think it is valuable to communicate orally, visually and in writing.

During the physical evaluation I like to point out what I am seeing as a surgeon. I frequently hear "I never noticed that". Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of different surgical approaches is important information for each patient so there is a greater level of understanding.

The patient has to be included in the decision making. I believe this is the essence of plastic surgery. Shape, size, scar length and placement, expense and recovery time all need to be taken into account.

It is very important to me that my patients are put at ease and never feel intimidated. My staff and I are committed to making our patients happy and to helping them feel comfortable and informed from start to finish.

San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Saltz has been in practice for over 15 years. She does all cosmetic procedures of the face and body except for rhinoplasty.

Being a woman, she has many patients who seek her out for body contouring procedures. Her expertise in all body contouring procedures has given Dr. Saltz the opportunity to work quite extensively with patients who are post massive weight loss. She has done many breast procedures including breast enlargements, breast lifts and breast reductions.

To see a video of Dr. Saltz and to learn much more about her practice at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre visit While there read the special web site information on breast augmentation that she has compiled and written based on actual patient surgeries and results.


Dr. Saltz meets with each person considering cosmetic surgery personally in consultation. Dr. Saltz believes that the "sharing of information" is crucial to the relationship that needs to exist between a doctor and a patient.

At the same time as your consultation with San Diego cosmetic surgeon Dr. Saltz, you will also meet with a nurse and a patient care coordinator. You will be able to view before and after photos of actual patients of Dr. Saltz.

Dr. Saltz and the staff at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre are always ready to help you. To make an appointment call 1-800-942-2816 or browse our extensive website at for more information.


Dr. Saltz practices at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre (LJCSC). The Centre has been committed to providing patients with excellence in care since 1988.

LJCSC has a beautiful home-like decor that is comfortable and welcoming. The mission of the doctors and staff is to provide each patient with quality cosmetic surgery care in a safe and beautiful environment.

Surgery is done in our state-of-the-art AAAASF accredited operating rooms. A fully trained OR staff supports the surgeons and board-certified anesthesiologists. Our San Diego plastic surgery offices are located in the Ximed building on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

  • Stanford University, Bachelor of Science, 1976
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Junior & Senior Surgery Residencies, 1980-1983
  • Loyola University, Plastic Surgery Residency, 1983-1986
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 1993
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • San Diego Plastic Surgery Society
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital - La Jolla, CA