World-Class Surgeons Who Understand You Experience the Prime Difference

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When it comes to plastic surgery, you want the best of the best. What better way to achieve the results you dream of than working with some of the top surgeons in the nation? We’ve created a one-of-a-kind experience driven by a commitment to providing the highest caliber, highest quality of care.

Our surgeons hold countless accolades, have advanced specialties in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, and are committed to providing the best care to our patients in health, aesthetics, and wellness.

Welcome to the Prime difference, the new gold standard for plastic surgery.

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Virtual Consultations Are Available

Prime Plastic Surgery follows all safety guidelines established by The Aesthetic Society's COVID-19 task force, which our team is a member of, and remains in communication with the CDC, as well as state/local associations. Our Drs. have led numerous webinars around the world on how to make plastic surgery offices safer for patients and staff.

Featured Procedures Merging Innovative Techniques with an Artist's Eye

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can completely transform your appearance and self-esteem, helping you achieve the attractive contours you desire. Our surgeons work with you to create a customized procedure that complements your natural figure and makes you feel like royalty.

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Our surgeons use the most advanced facelift techniques available to create absolutely stunning results. If you’re ready to take years off your appearance and achieve the smooth, refreshed look you miss seeing in the mirror, a facelift may be right for you.

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Tummy Tuck

Are you dealing with stubborn fat and sagging skin around your midsection that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise? A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, can counteract signs of aging, weight loss, or pregnancy to achieve a lean, contoured figure.

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Mommy Makeover

Motherhood is one of the greatest gifts in life, but it can take a drastic toll on your body. Our practice performs mommy makeovers to help patients regain their pre-pregnancy body and fall in love with how they look and feel. Treatment is fully customized based on your cosmetic goals.

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Our plastic surgeons skillfully perform rhinoplasty to reshape and balance your nose, enhancing your features. The treatment can also correct breathing problems. We use cutting-edge techniques to ensure little to no visible scarring.

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Every Detail Custom Tailored to You

We understand that you have a choice when it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon. That’s why we’ve gone above and beyond in every aspect of our practice to provide exceptional care. From our warm and friendly staff members to our luxurious offices, every detail is carefully fine-tuned to guide you through your plastic journey experience with a level of care and personalization that can’t be found anywhere else. We combine our individual expertise with the latest medical techniques and technologies–in both plastic surgeries and our medical spa treatments.

The foundation that cemented our position as leaders in the field is simple: We give patients the ability to feel their very best, improve their overall health, and help them achieve their unique life goals.

Premier Practitioners Plastic Surgeons of the highest caliber 

San Diego

James M. Chao, MD

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With over 25 years of experience as a board-certified surgeon, James M. Chao, MD, FACS, specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, and body contouring. He has developed several new technologies in plastic surgery and has started a number of successful healthcare companies. Dr. Chao is regularly recognized by prestigious publications for his extensive knowledge and research, and was the plastic and hand surgeon for the San Diego Chargers football team and ESPN X Games.

Daniel Brown, MD

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Dr. Brown is a consummate professional who truly cares about each of his patients. He focuses on maximizing both procedure results and patient comfort. He is an effective listener, a trusted advisor and provides direct recommendations with a clear and caring communication style. Applying his surgical skill and intimate knowledge of human anatomy he artistically creates natural and remarkable results. Dr. Brown’s undergraduate and medical degrees were completed with high honors, and he completed a research fellowship at NYU. His residency training was completed in New York City with further advanced plastic surgery training at USCD. He enjoys surgical mission trips to Mexico where he volunteers his skills to repair cleft lips and palates for children.

Michael S. Wong, MD

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Michael S. Wong, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon focusing on aesthetic plastic surgery services with Prime Plastic Surgery. As the past President of the California Society of Plastic Surgery and with 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Wong specializes in breast and body contouring, with a particular interest in body contouring following significant weight loss.

Robert Singer, MD

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With over 40 years of experience, the accomplishments and dedication of Robert Singer, MD, FACS, to his field are unmatched. He is regularly sought-after for his knowledge and expertise and has traveled around the world speaking on prominent surgical panels. Dr. Singer is the former President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Aesthetic Society and has helped thousands of patients achieve the results they’ve always wanted by combining artistry with mastered techniques.

La Jolla

Tom Pousti, MD

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Dr. Tom Pousti is a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon specializing in Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and is dedicated to restoring appearance, self-esteem, function, and quality of life to his patients. After over 20 years of extensive medical and surgical training, Dr. Tom Pousti is double board certified in General Surgery as well as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Our Core Values

We’ve created a one-of-a-kind experience driven by a commitment to providing the highest caliber, highest quality of care.


Every patient is a unique individual. We are the conduits for helping everyone to embody their own personal physical goals. We demonstrate our pride for Prime by always showing we care.


Prime's expert surgeons embracing new techniques and technologies, and continuously learning to better your craft is the foundation for performing our very best for our patients.


We focus on delivering exceptional, personally-tailored results and outcomes. Our surgeons are skilled in the uniqueness and necessary artistry to compliment the beauty of diverse patients. 


We ensure the safety of every patient through our premier and individualized safety procedures for every service and surgery. Our elite, surgical centers provide the highest level of patient care.

Patient Results That Exemplify the Prime Difference

World-Class Care from Industry Leaders Innovation & Diversity: The Prime Difference

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Combining Expertise, Artistry & Compassion

Our experience and expertise are unrivaled. With a true mastery of their craft, years of expert training under their belt, and countless recognitions by their professional peers and the media, our surgeons ensure stunning results each and every time.

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Board-Certification, Extensive Experience, In-Depth Training

Our plastic surgeons are board-certified, meaning they’ve completed rigorous training beyond medical school that surpasses many other practicing surgeons. This proves their lifelong commitment to providing only the highest standards for patient care.


State-of-the-Art Facilities & Our Commitment to Safety

Our surgical centers are regularly inspected and received the highest rating by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities®. Patients can rest assured knowing they are in the cleanest, safest facilities possible at all times.

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Patient Care, Patient Experience, Patient Advocate

Offering exemplary care and a superior patient experience means nothing if you don't have an advocate in your corner. We consider it a privilege to enhance our patients' happiness and well-being, and that begins with making a personal commitment to guiding you through every step of this journey.

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and Feeling Your Best

"We are the first and only holistic wellness brand that encompasses the entire spectrum of nutrition and health, including non-invasive and surgical services."

Rejuvenate Your Appearance at our Med Spa

Here at Prime Plastic Surgery, we’re proud to offer a wide array of non-surgical techniques to help patients restore their youthful look and fight signs of aging. We use advanced technology and the latest tools on the market to enhance and rejuvenate your appearance. Some of our popular treatments include: 

The Truth about Plastic Surgery

When it comes to any kind of medical procedure, patient education is essential to a successful result. As cosmetic surgery has become a more prominent part of our culture, it has also become surrounded by misinformation and misunderstanding.

Prime Plastic Surgery is a team of surgeons who are committed to making sure that patients understand the facts regarding these procedures. We invite you to take a moment to explore the truth about many common cosmetic surgery myths:

Prime Plastic Surgery consists of the top board-certified surgeons in the country providing the highest caliber of patient care. We offer cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, to help patients achieve truly life-changing results. Our surgeons are members of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities

Discover what the Prime difference can do for you. Request a consultation online or call our practice at (858) 285-4667.

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