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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Patient Results That Exemplify the Prime Difference
Retirement of Dr. Tom Pousti and Pousti Plastic Surgery
Prime Plastic Surgery has merged with Pousti Plastic Surgery. After serving the San Diego region, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tom Pousti has retired. Prime Plastic Surgery is happy to help Dr. Pousti's patients with the same level of attention and care. Our team wishes Dr. Pousti all the best in his retirement.
World-Class Care from Industry Leaders Innovation & Diversity: The Prime Difference
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.
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.
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.
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: