Dr. Michael Brucker, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
Dr. Michael Brucker, MD
Dr. Brucker is a skilled La Jolla plastic surgeon with more than 15 years in practice. Combining both technical expertise and an artist's intuition for aesthetics, he provides patients with the natural-looking and beautiful changes they seek. In Dr. Brucker's care, you can expect a high level of individualized attention and his personal investment in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. He founded his practice on the premise that offering patients more time in direct consultation, detailed information about their options, and a greater focus on their comfort creates the best results and the best patient experience. Based on a track record of excellent outcomes and a practice that is driven by referrals from happy patients, this approach has been proven most successful. Dr. Brucker is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the San Diego Society of Plastic Surgeons and the former Medical Director and present Board Member of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 500

La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. Michael Brucker, MD

Dr. Michael Brucker, MD

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Dr. Brucker's Experience

Dr. Brucker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brucker "Dr. Brucker considers plastic surgery to be an art form and takes an artistic approach to be able to shape and provide an appearance that his patients want. He believes the surgical plan needs to be individually tailored for that patient, and he utilizes surgical skill and an artistic eye to achieve excellent results. Consultations are in-depth and thorough, and we always strive to make our patients to feel comfortable and well cared for."


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  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Gynecomastia
  • Large Breasts
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Aging
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Wrinkles


  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Buttock Lift
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Endoscopic Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Hernia Repair
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Liposuction
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Willamette Center / Medical Department
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Brown University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Rhode Island Hospital Lifespan
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • American College Of Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • American Society Of Plastic Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Compassionate Doctor Award from Vitals.com, 2009-2010
  • Patients' Choice Award from Vitals.com, 2008-2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Brucker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brucker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brucker to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Brucker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Brucker and his staff are absolutely amazing. I had soooo many questions as I never really saw myself as someone that would pursue plastic surgery, I hardly even wear make-up. They were so thorough with answering all my questions in a thorough laid back style. I couldn't be more impressed. He also kept my husband informed in the waiting room! He REALLY listened to the big picture of what I wanted in my tummy and breasts and sought to meet my vision for what I wanted. my highest recommendati
DR. Brucker & his staff are so nice & made me feel very at ease . I get so nervous when I have any procedure done, so this is important to me . I`ve had a couple procedures done , they all turned out great ! My daughter also had a procedure done , helped her self esteem so much . I could never say enough good things about DR. Brucker & his staff .
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Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego
3020 Childrens Way
San Diego, CA 92123
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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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