Established in 1975, the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has become a leading-edge facility with a staff of highly qualified, board-certified plastic surgeons. The school is fully equipped to provide compassionate treatment and high-quality care using the newest specialized technologies.

The Division of Plastic Surgery offers a full range of plastic surgery options, including general reconstructive surgery, craniofacial pediatric plastic surgery, and cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty, brow lifts, face lifts, breast augmentation, liposuction, and abdominoplasty. Patients also have the option of undergoing non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels, the softening of facial wrinkles, the removal of unwanted hair, and laser-assisted treatments.

Specialists at the Division of Plastic Surgery are internationally recognized for their research projects and clinical studies, which include the use of stem cells in plastic surgery and reconstructive breast surgery. UCSD surgeons are also involved in providing wound care, plastic surgery, and general medical care for children in developing nations

Gottfried Lemperle is an Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Lemperle has held a number of prestigious academic and professional appointments in Germany and the United States, and was the recipient of the 2010 Dieffenbach Medal for innovation in the field of plastic surgery.