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Patient Reviews For The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery

Read what our patients are saying!


"I was extremely pleased with how courteous and gentle everyone treated (me). I have never had any kind of surgery before and (the surgery staff) and Dr. Pietraszek all made me feel very comfortable and at ease. My husband and I were very pleased with the care I received... I have already recommended Dr. Pietraszek to four of my friends who are considering breast augmentation. The staff is so caring, they treat you like family and made us very comfortable, both pre-op and post-op." - D.K.

I at all times, felt I was in the best of all possible care and skill. Your Institute sets an example for all in your field to follow. Truly personal attention, care and knowledge has been shown me." - L.S.

"I was very pleased with all aspects of the surgery that was performed. Dr. Pietraszek left me very well prepared and informed ... there were no surprises which is something a patient needs." - J.H.

"The entire staff operated in a professional manner, while providing sincere support." - C.B.

"(The front office staff) were wonderful and very respectful of my situation. My husband was very impressed by the service. Dr. Pietraszek has the best bedside manners of any doctor I've every met." - D.S.

"A wonderful doctor - so gentle and caring". - D.F.

"Everyone is extremely helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable. I never felt rushed, always well cared for'. - K.G.

"I felt (the front office staff) went out of their way to accommodate my needs. Dr. Pietraszek has a nice way of explaining everything completely. A very good bedside manner." - K.S.

"Your office is nothing short of incredible. You all made me feel so cared for. Able to put my absolute trust in your hands." - S.S.

"I'm extremely impressed with the quality of care, careful explanations of all the procedures and what to expect. Truly caring and comfortable office staff. I will always be grateful that I made the choice to have Dr. Pietraszek and his staff do this surgery." - S.A.

"Even from my first telephone call to the office and from then on, everyone was wonderful, caring, polite, intelligent and kind." - A.R.

"Impressive, well-tuned team. Warm, sincere, wonderful disposition and certainly not lacking in the "human element". - A.P. 

"The entire staff was friendly and courteous and made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process from (the office staff) to the greatest doctor." - R.F.

"Your service and compassionate manner were and are exceptional." - J.W.

"The office at all times welcomed me and provided so much information that when it was time to make my choice, I already knew who I would entrust my care." - S.W.

“Continue your excellent performance which comes so naturally." - MD

“I’m sooo happy with my entire experience with Dr. Pietraszek + his staff.  Thank you.” - HG


“I always will refer Dr. Pietraszek to my friends and tell them about the professionalism & courtesy I feel and experience here with his staff.” - KH



“Thank you – I was scared about the decision but the staff and Dr. were so comforting through it all, I would have nothing done surgically anywhere else but here. Made me feel great about my decision. Results are worth it all. Thank you.” - ER


“The level of professionalism and caring every employee of The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery was well above all of my expectations. There aren’t enough complements for me to give Dr. Pietraszek. I will refer all friends, family and colleagues to him for future plastic surgery needs. “ - BS

“I have always appreciated that I never feel rushed during my appointment times. You always make time to answer all of my questions or concerns.” - TS


“Excellent. I’d recommend to my friends. Thank you very much for everything. You’ve made my dream a reality.” - SB



“I loved it and would love to recommend Dr. Pietraszek to anyone. I have known him and his staff for over 15 years, and I love them.” - KV



“Everyone is just wonderful. Made me feel like I’m not just a patient. I feel like they treat everybody, including me, like a family.” - MK



“I feel very comfortable and at home when I come here every time. You give excellent service.” -  MK



“This was a great experience. The staff and Dr. Pietraszek were very professional at every single visit. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of plastic surgery.” - AB



“Dr. Pietraszek is amazing, I am so happy I chose him! He is an absolute perfectionist, and he cares about his patients. He is an artist and you are his canvas, and he would never put his signature on something that he was not absolutely satisfied with. Its not about the money, its about the art and science of his skill that sets him apart from other Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. He is a cut above, and truly understands the aesthetics of plastic surgery and is a master at what he does. Love, love, love Dr Pietraszek and will recommend him to close friends and family, he IS the best!!! The aftercare that you receive from this doctor is unbelievable, he sees you often, and believes that aftercare plays a huge part in a successful long lasting result! In one word, REMARKABLE!!!” -  TS


"I have just received your patient questionnaire, my mail was only now sent on to be in Sri Lanka.
I have been meaning to write and tell you how delighted I am with the fantastic work you did for me. Everyone involved with my surgery was extremely professional & helpful, my decision was made quickly, although I did seek two other opinions, your practice was by far the one I was most comfortable with. I was very confident that I had make the correct decision in selecting your practice, proven particularly by my post surgery recovery being even easier than I imagined and the results amazing. I love my new breasts, even 6 months later, I can't believe I waited so long to have the surgery!
I have & will continue to recommend you to my friends and would return to you from where ever I am living if I should decide to have any further plastic surgery. Once again thank you for making my surgery so painless in every regard! Oh, yes, I recognise myself in your before & after pictures, my breasts look even better now!  
Best wishes" - BY

La Jolla Plastic Surgery Patient Results and Testimonials

We understand how uneasy some patients can feel about choosing the right plastic surgeon, and we know that we can make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience. One of the best ways to help choose the best cosmetic surgeon for your particular procedure is to look at their previous transformations and review existing patient testimonials, which will give you an idea of their true "body of work", if you will.


Mommy Makeover - 10 Years Later

Lisa G., Age 42


Mommy Makeover

 Jill P.

 "After having three children I just wanted my shape back. Having Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Pietraszek helped me feel and look like myself again. After one visit with Dr. Pietraszek, I felt confident in my decision to select him as my surgeon.  Dr. Pietraszek took a great deal of time to explain things to me before the procedure and at every appointment after the surgery. I feel very lucky to have found Dr. Pietraszek. If your looking for a doctor that really listens and spends the time with you during the consultation and at every appointment then I highly recommend you give him a call. I have recommended Dr. Pietraszek to many of my friends."    

Jill P.


   Mommy Makeover

Valerie C.


Valerie with her two children at Wind N Sea Beach.

"I was never happy with my less than A cup breasts which had lost a substantial amount of volume after breast feeding two children. Quite honestly, I just wanted my pre-pregnancy breasts back and breast augmentation surgery seemed to be the answer. I was very nervous at the beginning stages and rightfully so. After all, I had never done anything like this before. This all changed when I walked into Dr. Pietraszek's office where right off the bat, I felt a welcoming calmness which helped ease some of my fears and anxiety about having surgery. I felt so comfortable at my consultation with Dr. Pietraszek and decided to book my surgery with him after seeing a few other doctors in the area. With a little planning and help from my husband and sister, I was able to do my surgery.  I am very happy with my new look and highly recommend Dr. Pietraszek."  The care I received after my surgery was beyond my expectations."

Valerie C.



Mommy Makeover

Renee R.


Breast Augmentation

Jenna P. 




Breast Augmentation

Julie H.


"For as long as I can remember I have felt very confident about my body. But as I got older I felt that clothes and swimsuits were not fitting as well as I would have liked. I decided to have breast augmentation surgery. Like most I checked out a few websites, and looked for doctors that had the best before and after pictures. When I came across Dr. Pietraszek’s website, I was very impressed with the photos. I decided to schedule a few consultations. When I first met with Dr. Pietraszek, I felt very comfortable. Every member of his staff was extremely knowledgeable, and friendly. Every concern I had was addressed, and every fear was eliminated. Before surgery I was a small B cup, with Dr. Pietraszek’s help we decided on a 400 cc implant bringing me to a small D cup. The recovery process for me was difficult, but well worth it in the end. I felt amazing after my surgery, I loved trying on new clothes and swimsuits. I would recommend this surgery to anyone who wants to boost their self confidence."  

  Julie H.



Breast Augmentation

Charlotte T.


Breast Augmentation

Jennifer B.


"I was always concerned about the size of my breasts, never happy buying tops and finding an 'acceptable' bathing suit. I had surgery with Dr. Pietraszek ten years ago. I chose Dr.Pietraszek  because a couple friends had their surgeries done by him and were very pleased with their results. I also liked the fact that he had many years of experience, specializing in breast surgery. He made me feel very comfortable and spent a lot of time with me during my consultation surgical experience and post-operative care. Dr. Pietraszek's staff is also wonderful, they were 10 years ago and continue to be to this day.   I decided to go back to Dr. Pietraszek six months ago to change out my saline implants to the new silicone implants. After my first surgery, I remember it was a bit uncomfortable the first few days, however my recent surgery was much easier to recover from with almost no discomfort at all, and I was back to work very quickly. I am much happier with the feel and look of the new silicone implants. I'm back to my normal activities, healing very nicely, and feel great. I even felt comfortable enough to do a photo shoot for Dr.Pietraszek in my bathing suit."

Jennifer B.



Face Lift

Nancy N.



Face Lift

Delia M.


"A doctor who is professional, a staff that cares, a treatment that was well explained and implemented. All these I found with Doctor Pietraszek. Would I recommend him? Yes. Would I return? Yes. I found a clinic that exceeded my expectations, one with professionalism that went above and beyond, all this to make me feel important and good about myself. Thank you!"

Delia M.



Face Lift & Coronal Brow Lift

Robyn S.


“I have always been a healthy person and somewhat of a naturalist. I noticed as I aged, things were not the same on my face. I noticed I now had jowls instead of cheeks. My neck was beginning to sag as well. The changes were very noticeable in pictures. I didn’t look like me anymore.

So I tried a few non-surgical treatments such as creams, face peels and Thermage. None seemed to do what I hoped for, so I decided to explore a full face lift. I met with Dr. Pietraszek and he spent a lot of time with me wanting to know what I didn’t like about my looks. I also indicated I did not want to look scared. He said ‘I am conservative.’, then explained what he thought would be best for me.. He went over each procedure and told me what I should expect. I met with Dr Pietraszek several more times before I had the surgery, for my own peace of mind.

The surgery itself was painless and I felt very supported throughout. I had only two little bruises, one on each cheek. Dr. Pietraszek called me personally that evening to see how I was doing...a nice personal touch! His entire staff is the best! They are very caring people.

I am very happy with the results. I look at least ten years younger and feel really good about me. I got inspired to lose some weight and exercise more. My husband didn't really want me to have a face lift, but now he loves my new look! Everyone who knows me tells me how great I look. I'm so excited about it, I usually just blurt out that I've had a face lift. Now everyone wants to know the name of my doctor.

We're in the age when we are living longer, so we might as well look and feel good!"

Robyn S.

56 Years Young

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Denisa F, San Diego

I could not imagine a better experience. Dr. Pietraszek was very attentive during the consultations. He was very thorough with presenting my options, expected results, limitations and most importantly safety considerations. He listened to my expectations and the results are truly amazing and the level of care was spectacular.

Amber Seaman, Oceanside

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Pietraszek and his entire team!! So incredibly happy with my results and experience!! They are hands down the best there is!! They are all so kind and passionate. I walked away with a piece of myself I never knew I had and felt completely knowledgeable of the entire process I went through! If I could give 100 stars I would!!

stephanie, temecula

love the doctor