Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

With three board certified plastic surgeons on staff, our Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is able to provide a comprehensive range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. Whether patients are undertaking surgery out of personal choice or medical necessity, we take a tailored, results-oriented approach that matches best practices to surgical precision. We offer cosmetic procedures to enhance appearance as well as reparative procedures to restore form and function after disease, trauma or injury. Our team is also intimately involved with Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, providing specialized expertise in skin and breast cancer reconstruction to patients from all over the country.

The following includes areas of particular interest and expertise:

Salvatore Pacella, MD (Division Head)

  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facial Reconstruction after Mohs Surgery

Jyoti Arya, MD

  • Breast Cancer Reconstruction
  • Microsurgery

Manish Champaneria, MD

  • Transgender Surgery
  • Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
  • Lymphatic Reconstruction

Featured Services

We provide comprehensive plastic surgery services including, but not limited to:

  • Cosmetic Surgery

  • Oculoplastic Surgery

  • Facial Reconstruction

  • Breast Surgery

  • Microvascular Surgery

  • Transgender Surgery

  • Lymphatic Surgery

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Recognitions & Awards

  • Dr. Pacella has been voted Top Doctor by San Diego Magazine for past 7 years

  • Dr. Pacella was recently invited as a keynote speaker internationally in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto, Canada to discuss his experience in cosmetic and revisional eyelid surgery

  • Dr. Champaneria has been elected to the RealSelf Top 500 Hall of Fame

Dr. Pacella is conducting ongoing research regarding the use of ovine hybrid mesh in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction