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San Diego Plastic Surgeon Dr. Diana Breister Ghosh on the Importance of Empathy

Dr. Diana Breister Ghosh

If Diana Breister Ghosh, MD wasn’t a board-certified plastic surgeon, she might be doing hair. Really. 

The San Diego native, who is an expert in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, very much enjoys the creativity of her job and working with her hands. She also loves making her patients at DBG Plastic Surgery℠ feel good about themselves. “It's really gratifying to see a concrete change make such an emotional and spiritual change as well,” she says. “You feel very honored to have helped a person achieve that.”

Dr. Breister Ghosh is dedicated to improving her patients’ lives through surgery — but she says there’s one hurdle (read: guilt) that many people battle with before going through with treatments and procedures. She gently reminds them that no one should feel bad for wanting to better themselves!

Her nature to nurture might be correlated to motherhood. While dedicating years of education and practice to plastic surgery, the 51-year-old has raised three teenagers, who she very much enjoys spending time with when she’s out of the office. They find joy going to the movies, and exercising together, too. 

But before kids —  and even before completing training in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery at the University of Southern California Los Angeles℠ — Dr. Breister Ghosh earned her medical degree at New York Medical College℠ and attended undergrad at The University of California® San Diego. 

Despite her short stint in the Northeast, Southern California is where she ultimately stayed to build her practice. During our interview, Dr. Breister Ghosh talks frankly about overcoming vanity-related moments of guilt, the most popular consultations at her San Diego office, and what makes her great at her job.

Editor's Note

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Editor's Note

Injectable wrinkle reducers temporarily smooth the look of moderate to severe wrinkles in certain areas of the face, including the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet; they should not be used more frequently than every three months. Injectable filler is a temporary treatment that adds volume to areas of the face such as the lips, cheeks, and laugh lines. Like any medical treatment, both injectable wrinkle reducers and injectable fillers have potential risks and side effects. Talk to a licensed provider to see if they’re right for you. 

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