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Years of Membership

In Practice Since 2007

About Katerina M. Gallus, MD, FACS

Introduction
Dr. Katerina Gallus is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience in cosmetic breast and body surgery, facial rejuvenation and, breast reconstruction. A trusted surgeon, her opinions are nationally respected, and she is a requested expert for meetings, panels, and journal articles. Dr. Katerina Gallus’ practice, Restore SD Plastic Surgery, offers surgical procedures, skin care, injectables, laser treatments, and aesthetician services. Dr. Gallus uses Vectra 3D imaging combined with Canfield software to help her patients better visualize their results.

Professional Background

Dr. Gallus founded her plastic surgery practice, Restore SD Plastic Surgery, in 2017 after a successful 20-year career as a Navy plastic surgeon. She served as a general practitioner with the Marines and traveled to many locations including Dubai, Singapore, and Thailand before returning to complete her General Surgery Residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. In 2006, she obtained board certification in both Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and General Surgery (ABS) from the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Gallus is also an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University and a Clinical Instructor at the University of California San Diego.

Education & Training

Doctor of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD (1997).
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Concentration in Neuroscience from Duke University in Durham, NC (1993).
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN (2004-06).
General Surgery Resident at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, CA (2000-04).
Transitional Intern at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, CA (1997-98).

Locations

Restore SD Plastic Surgery: Katerina Gallus, MD, FACS

Restore SD Plastic Surgery: Katerina Gallus, MD, FACS

8899 University Center Ln
#200
San Diego, CA 92122
United States

Questions Answered

Asked 2018-08-24

I had an anchor lift with implants placed over muscle 6 wks ago. YES, I know it is too early to make changes but since this is my 3rd surgery (last 2 lasting 8-12 yrs) but I can see a potential problem already. Bottom pole is so tight that it's flat & square while my nipples are so high that they…

2 Answers
Katerina M. Gallus, MD, FACS
Answered: 2018-09-18
I am sorry that you are unhappy with your early results after surgery. Without a photo or examination, it is impossible to say if you will need revisional surgery or what that would entail. I would continue to follow up with your surgeon to ensure you recover well and discuss make sure you let him/her know your concerns. You understand that it is too early to make changes and this isn't your first surgery so please be patient with the postoperative process and give your self at least 6 months to heal. I wish you the best of luck with your recovery. Dr. Katerina Gallus MD FACS
Asked 2018-06-18

I am having replacement breast augmentation with lift also lipo flanks and stomach mini tummy tuck. I am in great health also I had 2 c sections 8 years ago. I am worried how long is recovery and pain?

4 Answers
Katerina M. Gallus, MD, FACS
Answered: 2018-06-19
Thank you for your question. Although there is always post-operative surgical pain, this can be alleviated with medication, rest and post-surgical care such as ice packs and compression garments to ensure your recovery is as comfortable as possible. I would allow yourself 2 weeks for recovery and an additional 4 weeks before you return to your baseline activities such as strenuous exercise and lifting heavy items. It is best to review your post-operative recovery plan in detail with your board certified plastic surgeon to ensure you are on the same page. Best of luck with your surgery!
Asked 2018-06-15

I believe the skin on my areola is dying after a breast lift, will new skin grow underneath the black scab?

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Katerina M. Gallus, MD, FACS
Answered: 2018-06-18
Thank you for your question. I am sorry that you are experiencing concerns after surgery. A black scab could represent dried blood or areola skin that may be compromised. If it is the second scenario, new skin will grow underneath but it is difficult to know how deep the skin injury is without an examination. I recommend that you follow up with your plastic surgeon so that they can properly assess your recovery.
Asked 2018-06-11

I told my surgeon that I want my breasts not to be too far apart, and I've been wearing the band on my surgical bra quite tight to make them drop faster. And now they are a little too close to each other and I want them to move a little outward to give me and hourglass figure. I started to take off…

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Katerina M. Gallus, MD, FACS
Answered: 2018-06-12
Thank you for your question. Breast implants tend to naturally move laterally and down over time - just like real breasts. Although most plastic surgeons recommend a massage protocol following breast augmentation it is important to review your postoperative protocol with your surgeon and the clinical team. As they know the details of your surgery, they are in the best position to recommend whether you should continue the bra band or alter your massage technique Best of luck with your recovery!

Additional Information

Female
Office Hours
8:30 AM - 5 PM, M-F
Consultation Price
Free consultations available.
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Check
Debit
Major Credit Cards
Patient Financing Plans
Financing Available
CareCredit
Alphaeon
Cosmetassure
Brands Offered
BOTOX
Juvederm
Restylane
Allergan
AlumierMD
ZO Skin Health
SkinMedica
Devices Offered
Eclipse Micropen Elite
VirtueRF microneedling
Phoenix 15 CO2 laser
Spectrum Laser IPL
RejuVAnate CO2 laser (vaginal rejuvenation)
Renuvion
Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery (ABS)
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
Board Member, California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Chair, Women Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee (elected)
Chair, Ethics Committee, ASPS (elected 2019-2020)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
San Diego Plastic Surgery Society (SDPSS)
San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS)
Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee (2012-2014)
Hospital Affiliation(s)
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Surgical Facilities
Restore SD Plastic Surgery is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF)
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How Dr. Gallus goes beyond

Dr. Gallus considers each of her patient's unique goals and concerns to create a customized treatment plan. She always takes the time to ensure her patients understand their treatments and procedures, and values patient safety above all else.
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Katerina M. Gallus, MD, FACS

Restore SD Plastic Surgery: Katerina Gallus, MD, FACS

Restore SD Plastic Surgery: Katerina Gallus, MD, FACS

8899 University Center Ln
#200
San Diego, CA 92122
United States