Dr Michael T. Rossi, MD in San Diego, California

Name: Michael T. Rossi, MD
Last name: Rossi
Gender: male
Began aesthetic medicine in: 2018
Years experience: 5
Primary Specialty: Board Eligible Plastic Surgeon
Business: Changes Plastic Surgery and Spa
Address: 11515 El Camino Real
Address suite: Ste. 150
Phone: +1 858-720-1440
City: San Diego
State: California
Zip Code: 92130
Country: US
Statement: Dr. Rossi is a rising star plastic surgeon in Southern California at Changes Plastic Surgery and Spa and his exceptional results and genuine compassion for his patients is already being recognized. Dr. Rossi was recently voted “Top San Diego Plastic Surgeon” by the readers of the prestigious “Ranch and Coast Magazine” for 2019. His midwestern upbringing in a large family of caring physicians is what he credits for his infectious charisma, and warm and approachable nature. His surgical training at two of the premiere institutions in the world has provided him the most up to date techniques and comfort with cutting edge technologies to offer his patients. He enjoys interacting with his patients, and listening to them to discover their true aesthetic goals. He gives every patient 24/7 access to him and strives to create a “flawless patient experience” no matter how large or small the procedure he/she is seeking.

Dr. Rossi specializes in natural-appearing full body and face enhancement. His particular areas of expertise in body aesthetic surgery are Mommy Makeover procedures treating the breasts and abdomen simultaneously, Drain-free Tummy Tucks, breast augmentation, fat transfers to the breasts and buttocks for enhancement of size, shape and symmetry, Breast lift (mastopexy) , breast implant revision surgery, brachioplasty (arm lift), male chest and abdominal muscle sculpting, and full body high definition liposculpture. In facial aesthetic surgery, Dr. Rossi has a keen eye for symmetry and creating natural beauty and delivers consistently gorgeous results with blepharoplasty, facial fat transfers, buccal fat pad removal, rhinoplasty, brow lifting, and face and neck lifts. One procedure in particular he has devised is ‘minimally invasive facial rejuvenation’ for individuals not quite ready for a facelift but desiring a more youthful appearance. He performs a “liquid facelift” combined with jawline and cheek contouring for an overall refreshed look with less downtime. Dr. Rossi’s exquisite surgical and injectable results are only surpassed by his compassion and dedication to his patients.

Consulting Fees: 150$
Consultation note: Consultation fees applied to booked procedure
Has Sponsored Offer : No

Clinical Privileges
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital
  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois
  • Medical: MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Michael T. Rossi, MD

Postdoc Training
  • Residency: University of Illinois – Chicago Metropolitan Group Hospitals
  • Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Houston, TX
  • Board Eligible: American Board of Plastic Surgery

GPS coordinates on map: 32.927921,-117.2375273

Primary location
Location name: La Jolla
State: CA
Country: US
Map point: 32.8475,-117.2750015
  • Abdominal Etching
  • African American Rhinoplasty
  • Alastin Skincare
  • Areola Reduction Surgery
  • Arm Lift
  • Asian Rhinoplasty
  • Back Lift
  • Bellafill
  • Belly Button Surgery
  • Bicep Implants
  • Body Lift
  • BodyTite
  • Botox
  • Botox for Gummy Smile
  • Botox for Hyperhidrosis
  • Botox for Migraines
  • Botox for TMJ
  • Botox for Vaginismus
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Brazilian Butt Lift Revision
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Fat Transfer
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift with Implants
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction with DIEP Flap
  • Breast Reconstruction with Fat Transfer
  • Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap
  • Breast Reconstruction with SGAP Flap
  • Breast Reconstruction with TRAM Flap
  • Breast Reduction
  • BroadBand Light (BBL)
  • Brow Lift
  • Buccal Fat Removal
  • Butt Augmentation
  • Butt Implant Removal
  • Butt Implants
  • Butt Lift
  • Calf Implant
  • Calf Reduction
  • Capsular Contracture Treatment
  • Cellfina
  • Cellulaze
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Cheek Lift
  • Cheekbone Reduction
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Filler
  • Chin Implant
  • Chin Liposuction
  • Clitoral Hood Reduction
  • CO2 Laser
  • Contour Thread Lift
  • CoolSculpting
  • Cryolipolysis
  • Deep Plane Facelift
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Diastasis Recti Repair
  • Dimple Surgery
  • Double Eyelid Surgery
  • Drainless Tummy Tuck
  • Dysport
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earfold
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Emsculpt
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facelift Revision
  • FaceTite
  • Facial Fat Transfer
  • Facial Feminization Surgery
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Feminizing Top Surgery
  • Forehead Reduction
  • Fraxel Laser
  • Fraxel Repair
  • FUE Hair Transplant
  • G-Shot
  • GalaFLEX
  • Genioplasty
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hand Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Hip Augmentation
  • Hyaluronidase
  • HydraFacial
  • Ideal Implant
  • Inspira Breast Implants
  • Inverted Nipple Surgery
  • Jeuveau
  • Juvederm
  • Kybella
  • Labia Puffing
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Liposuction
  • Laser Peel
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Lip Fillers
  • Lip Implants
  • Lip Lift
  • Lip Reduction
  • Lip Repositioning
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Liposculpture
  • Liposuction
  • Liposuction Revision
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Lower Facelift
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Male Tummy Tuck
  • Masculinizing Top Surgery
  • Mentor Breast Implants
  • Microneedling
  • Microneedling RF
  • Mini Facelift
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mole Removal
  • Mommy Makeover
  • MonaLisa Touch
  • Monsplasty
  • Morpheus8
  • Natrelle Breast Implants
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Reduction
  • Nipple Surgery
  • Nonsurgical Breast Lift
  • Nonsurgical Butt Lift
  • Nonsurgical Facelift
  • Nonsurgical Neck Lift
  • Nonsurgical Nose Job
  • O-Shot
  • Panniculectomy
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)
  • PRP for Hair Loss
  • PRP Injections
  • Radiesse
  • Renuva
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Silk
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • RHA Collection Fillers
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar Removal
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Sculptra
  • Sientra Breast Implants
  • Silicone Injection Removal
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tightening
  • SlimLipo
  • Smart Lipo
  • SMAS Facelift
  • ThermiVa
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tickle Lipo
  • Transgender Metoidioplasty
  • Transgender Phalloplasty
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Tummy Tuck Revision
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • Vaginoplasty
  • Vampire Facelift
  • Vampire Facial
  • Vanquish
  • Vaser Liposuction
  • Volbella
  • Vollure
  • Voluma
  • Votiva
  • Xeomin

RealSelf Info

Rating: 5.0
Profile views: 5438
Answer count: 25
Review count: 17
5 star count: 2
Total star count: 2
Star rating: 2.697376606878
Lead count last three months: 1
Anonymous votes: 0
Offer count: 0
Profile created: Jul 31, 2018
Profile modified: Aug 7, 2023
Profile photo modified: Aug 7, 2023
Profile promotion: Yes
Profile inactive: No
Premier status: Free
Tier: Free-Unclaimed
RealCare Promise: No
Directory link: Board Eligible Plastic Surgeon
RealSelf’s PRO: No
Doctor Designation Start Time: Aug 2, 2018
Doctor Designation End Time: Jan 1, 2033


  • La Jolla, CA, US. GPS coordinates: 32.8475,-117.2750015

Latest ratings of treatments

  • Breast Augmentation (May 2020) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Mommy Makeover (Sep 2023) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Breast Lift with Implants (Mar 2019) – Overall rating: 5/5 (Wait times: 5/5, Doctor’s bedside manner: 5/5, Phone or email responsiveness: 5/5, Payment process: 5/5, Time spent with patient: 5/5, After care follow-up: 5/5, Staff professionalism & courtesy: 5/5, Answered questions: 5/5)
  • Breast Implants (Oct 2018) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Restylane Lyft (Apr 2019) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Mar 2019) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Sep 2023) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Breast Implant Revision (Jan 2019) – Overall rating: 5/5 (Wait times: 5/5, Doctor’s bedside manner: 5/5, Phone or email responsiveness: 5/5, Payment process: 5/5, Time spent with patient: 5/5, After care follow-up: 5/5, Staff professionalism & courtesy: 5/5, Answered questions: 5/5)
  • Mommy Makeover (Apr 2019) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Mommy Makeover (Sep 2023) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Tummy Tuck (Mar 2018) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Breast Lift with Implants (Dec 2017) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Arm Lift (Mar 2018) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Breast Lift with Implants (Apr 2023) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Breast Lift with Implants (Apr 2023) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Breast Lift with Implants (Apr 2023) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Breast Implants (Oct 2018) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (May 2020) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (May 2020) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Tummy Tuck (Aug 2020) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Tummy Tuck (Aug 2020) – Overall rating: 5/5
  • Tummy Tuck (Aug 2020) – Overall rating: 5/5

Latest Prices

Brazilian Butt Lift Prices

  • $10000 – Sep 16, 2019
  • $10000 – Sep 16, 2019

Breast Implants Prices

  • $9000 – Oct 12, 2018
  • $9000 – Oct 12, 2018
  • $9000 – Oct 12, 2018

Practice Locations

Name & Website
Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa, https://www.changesplasticsurgery.com/
11515 El Camino RealSte. 150, San Diego, California, US, 92130 (GPS coordinates: 32.9278613,-117.2376351)
Working Hours
Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Created / Modified
Nov 7, 2016 / Jun 14, 2023

Doctor’s answers

Answer Header & Date
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Age 55, interested in having fat removed and skin tightened on arms. What are my options?
Arm Rejuvenation
Jun 24, 2020
Thank you for your question and representative photos. Arms are a very common problem area for many women of your age. My approach to a patient’s arm rejuvenation is a very artistic and catered one that is highly dependent upon the patient’s goals and an in person exam that will help determine the degree of skin laxity as well as fat content in the area of concern. Judging by your very representative photos (very nice job taking them !), you could benefit greatly from a…
Do I need implants for my DD breasts for a natural and full look?
Do I need implants for my DD breasts for a natural and full look?
Jun 22, 2020
Hello and thank you for the question and photos. Judging by the size and degree of “ptosis” and asymmetry of your breasts (your right breast appears to be quite a bit larger) you definitely need a mastopexy (lift) with mini reduction of breast tissue in particular in you lower and lateral breast region to create a better breast shape and symmetry overall.
If you desire long lasting upper pole fullness/cleavage, there are methods of reshaping your native breast tissue that can…
Should I go to a different doctor if my liposuction didn’t turn out great the first time?
Unhappy with Liposuction Results. Should I seek another Surgeon?
Jun 25, 2019
Hello and thank you for your question. This is always a touchy subject in plastic surgery, but I feel that patients know in their heart what the right move is. If you do not feel the surgeon you had perform you original liposuction is skilled enough to correct your suboptimal result, or listens to you and is understanding in the follow up process when discussing potential revision surgery, then the right move may be seeking another consultation, if for anything, to…
Do you think I’ll need a tummy tuck too with my BBL?
Do I need a Tummy Tuck?
Jun 25, 2019
Hello and thank you for your question.
Based on your photo provided, in my professional opinion, you will need an abdominoplasty in addition to any liposuction procedure you plan to have performed to have an optimal post-operative result. That said, you also have what appears to be a great deal of intraperitoneal fat (internal fat) creating a barrel shape to your abdomen that is not entirely correctable with an abdominoplasty operation. If I were seeing you as a patient in…
Suggestions for a revision of BA with Moderate Pectus Excavatum?
What is the best approach to fixing my breasts with pectus excavatum consideration
Feb 18, 2019
Hello, and thank you for your question and photographs. You are wise in your desire to find a surgeon who has experience in breast revision surgery and also has experience treating patients with pectus excavatum. Based on your photos, and without the benefit of an exam, you would definitely benefit from removing your current implants, performing a breast lift to tighten the native breast tissue around the newly planned (and I agree) smaller implant. This would place your nipples in the…
I know I have some sagging, but is a lift necessary? What kind of implant would be recommended? (Phot
Is a lift necessary, or am I a candidate for simply breast augmentation with an implant
Feb 18, 2019
Hello and thank you for your question.
Lift with augmentation vs. augmentation only is one of the more important questions plastic surgeons address in consultation on a daily basis and something I enjoy navigating with my patients. The answer is not always straight forward and the most important aspect of the decision making process is that the surgeon listens to his patient and their ultimate goal breast size, shape, and symmetry. I spend a lot of time in consultations with…
Silicone implants, under the muscle in 1990. Need a life and revision. The sooner the better!
What are my options for my significant bilateral breast implant capsular contractures?
Feb 18, 2019
Hello and thank you for your question and very representative image.
Unfortunately, based on your story and your image, you have a very significant problem that can develop in women with old silicone breast implants. The older generation silicone breast implants were not manufactured to stand the test of time like the newer generation highly cohesive gel implants are. You very clearly have Baker Grade 3 or 4 capsular contracture just based on your image and based on your pain on…
Have you had any successes treating capsular contracture with Vitamin E and accolate?
Will Vitamin E/Accolate Help Slow the Progression of my Capsular Contracture after Breast Augmentation?
Feb 18, 2019
Thank you for your very informed question.
A large part of my practice is revising breast augmentations with capsular contracture for one reason or another. If the capsular contracture is noticed early, Accolate has had some success in limiting progression (in my professional experiences), but NOT eliminating it. It’s effectiveness varies on a case by case basis. If your contracture is mild and you caught it early (Baker Grade 1…if you google “Baker Classification of…
Does implant flat with years? What are the complications of enlarging under muscle implant?
Do Breasts Flatten with Time? What are Risks of Combined Operations and Implant Exchange?
Dec 26, 2018
Hello and thank you for your question. Your concern that your implants are “flattening” or appearing smaller with advancing time is not unique to yourself. This occurs quite frequently in the process of breast aging after initial breast augmentation. What you are likely noticing is gradual changes of your implant pocket and skin and soft tissue around your implant. As women age, go through weight gain and weight loss and have pregnancies/breast feeding episodes, breast tissue around the…
How should I go about getting a rhinoplasty & breast augmentation?
What is the Best Method of Seeking a Rhinoplasty and Breast Augmentation
Dec 18, 2018
Hello and Thank you for your question.
This is a very insightful question and the best advice I can give you is to seek “specialty care”. Not every plastic surgeon is particularly skilled in rhinoplasty or breast surgery. There are specific plastic surgeons who specialize in rhinoplasty and depending on the degree of difficulty of your rhinoplasty case, you could benefit from seeking someone who performs a high volume of these. The same goes for your breast case.
In my practice,…
Can someone give me advice on the best course for getting fuller breasts?
Best course of action for fuller breasts
Nov 12, 2018
Hello and thank you for your question and photos.
Based on the photos provided, you appear to be an ideal candidate for breast augmentation surgery, and would likely benefit the most from augmentation using breast implants (as opposed to fat grafting). You do not have “ptosis” or drooping of the nipples on the breast tissue that would require a lift as well, so a straight breast augmentation would likely give you the result you desire.
To obtain “cleavage” that most women desire,…
Is it possible for me to get a straight line mini tummy tuck?
Is a Mini Tummy Tuck and Straight Line Scar Possible in my Circumstance?
Nov 12, 2018
Hello and thank you for your question.
I get this question quite often in my practice, as San Diego has a high percentage of our population that is physically fit and aesthetically conscious (smallest scar possible). In order to answer your question completely, a physical exam in consultation would be necessary to determine the degree of your diastasis (stretching of your abdominal muscles at the midline). It is my professional opinion that the “mini tummy tuck” has very…
Will breast augmentation and liposuction lift breasts enough?
Breast Augmentation with delayed lift vs. Breast Augmentation with Lift at same time
Nov 9, 2018
Hello and thank you for your question and photos.
I first want to start by addressing the issue with the easiest answer. You 100% need a breast lift based on the position of your nipple areolar complexes and the saggy nature of your breasts. There is no chance that an augmentation alone will give you aesthetically pleasing breasts. Any surgeon who would suggest not doing a lift on you is either likely unqualified or inexperienced.
If you desire more upper pole breast…
28 yrs Can I get TT after 5 c-sections? With that I know my scar tissue around that area is thin. Wou
Is a Tummy Tuck safe after multiple C-Sections
Nov 9, 2018
Hello and thank you for your question.
C-section scars are not a limiting factor in the tummy tuck procedure. Typically the C-Section scar is resected with the abdominal tissue during a tummy tuck, as the incision is made even lower than this scar (typically 5-6 cm above the top of the vaginal crease). Approximately 40-50% of my tummy tuck patients have C-Section scars and the only implication is the abdominal tissue may be more stuck to the muscle layer below and require a more…
Can I have your opinion on whether I need a mini or full tummy tuck?
Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck
Nov 9, 2018
Hello and thank you for your question and photos.
This is a question I receive quite often from patients who are more physically fit, like yourself. In many patients’ minds, a full tummy tuck is not necessary if they do not have the large amount of excess abdominal skin and fat that many patients have who also require “full tummy tucks”. The reason you are a candidate for a full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), however is quite simple: a mini tummy tuck does not address the full ‘diastasis…

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