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Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Pacella

Scripps Clinic Del Mar

12395 El Camino Real Ste 112 San Diego, CA 92130

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Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1999 and specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.


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I just received my release from upper and lower eyelid plastic surgery and a browlift. Wonderful!! I can't thank Dr. Pacella enough and would highly recommend him. I was 77 when he performed surgery on me and now 78. It was harder for me because of that age, but Doctor walked me through the recovery, was patient and instructed me along the way. I am thrilled and can't believe the outcome. Thank you Dr. Pacella!!!
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After years of debate, I finally decided to have a neck lift. I selected Dr. Pacella and am so excited about my results. During my consultation Dr. Pacella recommended a lower facelift since I was already going to have work done on my neck. Dr. Pacella and his staff were always very professional, good listeners addressing my concerns in detail and very personable. Although the first week was tough, knowing the results now, I would do it again without hesitation. The results are outstanding. I recently retired and about six months after my surgery I had lunch with former co-workers. My friends stated that retirement really agreed with me and that I looked younger. I just laughed and told them “thank you”. It told me that they couldn’t tell that I had any work done and that I look like myself, just younger. It’s been about 8 months and I’m still noticing slight improvements. It is one of the best decisions I ever made!
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Had a totally positive experience from first consultation through surgery and follow up. I appreciated the time Dr. Pacella took to answer my questions and concerns. Results of surgery are better than I imagined. Office staff is great!
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Dr. Pacella repaired the dime-sized, deep hole on my nose following Mohs surgery. Due to the size of the defect, repair required skin grafting. He performed a masterful job. I am most grateful for his skill and ability. I highly recommend Dr. Pacella and will absolutely return to him should I require repair and reconstruction following skin cancer.
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Dr. Pacella's Mini Lift really made a difference I could see and feel. He takes time to study the face and pays close attention to facial structure and alignment and applies his expertise and artful hand in his work. He provides his patients with individualized care and the results are amazing. He truly cares about the best outcome for his patients. Thank you Dr. Pacella and your staff as well!
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Dr. Pacella and his team exceeded my expectations throughout my entire experience. I had breast reconstruction with a fat transfer performed and could not be happier with the results. I would highly recommend Dr. Pacella and his team to all of my family and friends in the San Diego area.
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Avoid this dude! His arrogant attitude is a disgrace to his profession.
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Amazing results! Dr. Pacella gave me a better outcome than I even imagined possible. He answered all of my questions, explained my options, and exceeded my expectations. His staff is beyond helpful. The only thing I would change is not waiting so long!
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I first met Dr. Pacella when I had a hand injury that he fixed for me. After the procedure was complete, I noticed that he also does cosmetic surgery in his practice and inquired about the possibility of getting Botox. He was very informative in helping me to better understand the benefits and together we came up with a plan to fix some of the movements of my forehead and to soften the arch of my brows. I'm more than pleased with the results and would highly recommend him!
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I have always had a wonderful experience with Dr. Pacella. He is able to spend a lot of time listening to my concerns and proposes great solutions. He never makes me feel rushed. His office is welcoming and professional. I recently tried Dysport for the first time after telling Dr. Pacella I wanted a natural-looking anti-aging aesthetic. I love the results and could immediately see a difference. Since I wasn't the expert on Dysport, I asked a ton of questions and he was able to explain how it wo
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Salvatore J. Pacella, M.D., M.B.A. a Board Certified Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, practices in La Jolla and San Diego, California. As the Division Chief of Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Scripps Clinic, his practice includes all a...

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Paces Plastic Surgery-Facial Aesthetic & Oculoplastic
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Marina Plastic Surgery Associates-Cosmetic Breast & Body
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University Of Michigan Hospitals
Residency Hospital
2005
University Of Michigan Ross School Of Business-Mba
2000
University Of Michigan Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical School
1995
St. Bonaventure University
Undergraduate School
2008
2007
2007
2005
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1999
1995

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(858) 554-9930

Dr. Pacella accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Shield of California
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
DentalGuard Preferred
Health Net
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
MHNet - Behavioral Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pacella's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
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Dr. Pacella treats Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pacella treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Breast Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pacella treats Breast Diseases more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Pacella treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Breast Reconstruction
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pacella performs Breast Reconstruction more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Pacella performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Pacella's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Cleft Lip
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Laxity
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkles