Dr. Mark Mofid’s approach to plastic surgery

Plastic surgery can be reformative and exhilarating. It can also help heal patients who are seeking normality after devastating experiences with skin cancer or disfiguring accidents. Dr. Mark Mofid, MD, a La Jolla-based plastic surgeon can certainly identify with the needs of his patients. Having helped those with skin cancer, Mofid says, “I want everyone who is suffering from skin cancer who requires reconstructive surgery to know that there is hope for the future.”

Dr. Mark Mofid’s experiences are extensive. He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University. He then went on to complete his medical degree at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, training in general surgery, plastic surgery, and an advanced craniofacial research fellowship. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego and La Jolla, and he is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Mark Mofid specializes in plastic surgery with a focus on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Although his focus is facial surgery, Mofid is highly enthusiastic about other plastic surgery procedures he offers, which include liposuction, breast implants, and buttock augmentation.

In a 2013 interview with The Wellness Hour, Mark Mofid talks about the exciting field of buttock augmentation (gluteal augmentation). The greatest misinformation, Mofid says, is that “this is a dangerous procedure which is fraught with complications.” The reality is, Mofid is quick to emphasize, that buttock augmentation is a “safe and effective procedure.” Typical buttock augmentation patients, Mofid says, are patients in their late 20s to mid-30’s who want to look good in their clothing and feel unproportional. It’s also ideal for what Mofid calls “mommy makeovers”. Mofid’s interest in plastic surgery came after seeing “firsthand the dramatic effects of cosmetic surgery on a patient’s self-esteem.” His aim is to provide quality plastic surgery that looks more natural.

One of his projects, in fact, is designing a Low Profile Round Gluteal implant. This, he says, offers a natural-looking butt rather than those with gluteal implants. Dr. Mark Mofid tells all patients who are thinking about surgery: look for a surgeon who is grounded in reality, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and trained well.