Douglas Glynn Bolitho, MD, PhD, FACS
Dr. Bolitho established his practise in La Jolla, CA in 2000. He and his team have created a unique practice combining excellent surgical skills in a warm, understanding and personal environment for every patient. Dr. Bolitho is constantly striving to improve the techniques and approaches in his practice, in order to provide an enhanced patient experience. A key element to his approach is achieving natural results that do not bear the stamp of unnatural plastic surgery. His commitment to a lifetime of learning is evidenced by his continual desire to measure his techniques against the best in the field. Dr .Bolitho is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the equivalent plastic surgery boards in Britain, Canada and his native South Africa. As such, he is the only plastic surgeon in America to have achieved quadruple board certification in plastic surgery.
From his La Jolla practice, Dr. Bolitho performs aesthetic, breast, hand and microvascular surgery. He combines enthusiasm for his chosen field with a wealth of surgical training to deliver quality care to all his patients.
Cosmetic Procedures include:
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Augmentation Mammaplasty (Breast Augmentation)
Autologous Fat Transfer to the Face
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
Male Breast Reduction
Maxtopexy (Breast Lift)
Plastic Surgery after Bariatric Surgery, or weight reduction surgery
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Skin Rejuvenation (including Dermabrasion & Chemical Peel)
Reconstructive Procedures include:
Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Skin Cancer Removal
On-site surgical facility: John Bostwick Memorial Surgery Center - Fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
This is, perhaps, your most important step in making a decision to have surgery. Dr. Bolitho will meet with you to discuss your goals, desires and expectations and address any questions or concerns you may have. He will offer you realistic recommendations and present you with options based on the information you provide. The goal of this initial consultation is to provide you with a clear understanding of what can be achieved as a result of your procedure.
In most cases, aesthetic surgery is considered elective and generally is not covered by medical insurance. On the other hand, reconstructive surgery may be covered. You are fully responsible for fees associated with aesthetic surgery. When insurance covers your procedure, Dr. Bolitho’s staff will obtain pre-authorizations prior to surgery. Should your procedure fall into that grey area between aesthetic and reconstructive, our staff will assist in resolving the issue with your insurance company until a resolution is reached. If you need financial assistance, there are a few services we recommend: