Center for Beauty


At the Center for Beauty in La Jolla, Marialyn Sardo, M.D. helps her patients look and feel their most beautiful by combining her expert technical skills, which she gained through 24 years of experience in performing cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, with a woman’s sensitivity and an artistic attention to detail.

Dr. Sardo specializes in breast surgery, including breast augmentation, breast lifting, reduction and breast implant revision.

“There are several things that make my practice unique in San Diego,” Dr. Sardo says. “As a woman, I can understand and empathize with my patients’ concerns and the objectives they hope to achieve with breast enhancement or facial rejuvenation. I spend a lot of time one-on-one with each patient to assess her or his goals and expectations. I listen to their concerns and desires, then present their options, discussing the benefits and risks of each. We work together to determine the best procedures to fulfill their objectives and to obtain optimal and natural results. My staff and I are very available and responsive to our patients’ needs.”

Another popular procedure among Dr. Sardo’s patients is the “Mommy Makeover,” which combines breast surgery with a tummy tuck and/ or liposuction to reverse the changes to the body associated with pregnancy and breast-feeding. Restoring the volume and firmness to the breasts and tightening the abdominal wall is great for improving a woman’s confidence, while expanding the range of clothing she can wear.

The Center for Beauty also offers a complete range of facial rejuvenation procedures for men and women, from full- and mini-facelifts and eyelid rejuvenation to non-surgical services including injectables like Botox, Dysport, Artefill, Sculptra and Juvéderm, chemical peels and skin care.

“When working with injectable fillers or neurotoxins, such as Botox or Dysport, I do the injecting myself,” Dr. Sardo says. “These procedures are safer and generally have better outcomes when performed by a well-trained physician. I really enjoy using Sculptra as well, because it has a very subtle, gradual, natural way of refining the contours of the face in a youthful, pleasing way. “

A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Sardo, a San Diego native, trained in prestigious programs at UCSD, UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Boston University. She enjoys painting and designing jewelry (she’s a graduate gemologist from GIA), and she studies Flamenco and Ballroom Dancing. She believes that an artistic eye coupled with top- notch training, exceptional technical skills and a strong doctor-patient relationship contributes to excellence in a plastic surgeon.

Marialyn Sardo, M.D., FACS
Center for Beauty
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