Dr. John Di Saia

Plastic Surgery
Orange, CA
33 years experience male

Locations

Ocbody.com

San Clemente, CA

Address

3553 Camino Mira Costa Suite A, San Clemente, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Office

San Clemente, CA

OcBody.com

Orange, CA

About

Bio

I am a board certified plastic surgeon in Orange County California who splits his practice between pretty breast and body cosmetic work and wound care and breast reconstruction for cancer and trauma. I also blog at CosmeticSurgeryTruth.com .

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Breast Surgery

Doctor Q&A

332 Answers
47 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes.: Preferably you should stay close to your surgeon's office for a week or two minimum if everything goes well for the average case. I certainly would... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
It cqn be.: Liposuction and a tummy tuck together often produces a picture patients refer to as "swell hell." this swelling can take a while to subside and is one... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Main decision: The main decision here is implant-based reconstruction versus tissue based reconstruction. Implant based is easier on you but has associated implant/s... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: At times they can be repaired at the same time. It depends upon the hernia location and severity.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Medical Clearance: When medical issues are questionable, the patient is evaluated by an internist to assess peri-operative risk. If this evaluation is positive, surgery ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
No Good Ones: Unfortunately after extreme weight loss surgery, extended tummy tuck and lower body lift surgery are the best at correcting the skin laxity issue.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Wait...: If you are planning more children, wait on the tummy tuck. It will turn out better and have a lesser chance of problems and the need for more surgery ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Not really: At this time tummy tuck surgery is the mot reliable way to minimize loose skin in the abdomen.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Rarely....: I have seen a case of a woman who had trouble staying pregnant after her tummy tuck, but this is rare. It is best if you just have the surgery after y... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Probably: I would get you cleared by your hematologist first to limit the risk and get guidance. Bleeding issues should be minimized beforehand.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
It can be.....: Tummy tuck surgery is amongst the largest scale operation a plastic surgeon can offer. Some are larger than others though. It depends upon the problem... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Rarely: Cancer can grow in long standing pressure wounds. These cancers are rare. They are named marjolin's ulcers after a french man.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Hardening & Rupture: The main two risks are hardening (contracture) and rupture, and you to need to be seen by your doctor over time to keep an eye on things.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Zerona?: Zerona is not liposuction. It is not well regarded by many in plastic surgery and might not turn out to be effective. I consider it an experiment: ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: You would probably be able to do so, but might be pushing it a bit. It would also be likely that with more than a little breastfeeding duty after surg... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Might be....: Tummy tuck surgery is best performed after childbearing is completed. If you were to have a tummy tuck and/or a breast lift at 25 years of age, your r... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: This depends upon the surgeon's schedule and whether or not you need any preparatory work such as medical clearance from your doctor. It can also depe... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Scar Revision: They can be removed but will be replaced with another scar. Of course if this is done properly, the new scar can be much better than the old one. :).
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
No: You could traumatize the keloid and it would probably get worse. Not a good idea.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Flip that around: It is better to finish childbearing first if childbearing is still in the picture. Breastfeeding might be easier before breast reduction surgery.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Not 4 Weight Loss!: You are buying into the hype that liposuction is for weight loss. This may end up with you being very disappointed.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Debatable: It depends upon what you might want done. Plastic surgeons specialize in a variety of areas including cosmetic, cancer reconstruction and wound recons... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Silicone sheeting: I would try silicone gel sheeting as an abrasion guard. If they are that uncomfortable, revision sounds reasonable.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Sorry to hear....: I am sorry to hear of your troubles. Stay close to your surgeon's office until this problem is resolved. Good luck. :).
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A member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Wear wound?: If the ares is one that is worn from a tight bathing suit, you would try a new suit. Sometimes the elastic in these garments can get thin and tight an... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
"Lipo Plus": Lipomatic is an ultrasonic liposuction system. I have not used it but I have used similar systems before. I call liposuction modifications using ultra... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Debatable: Liposuction can remove fat but then the breast is not all fat. The skin is not tightened either using liposuction alone. Some surgeons do a combinatio... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
You can....: Anesthesia is the patient's choice in most cases.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Controversial: Performing such a sensitive operation at such a young age is controversial. This is not standard. If her doctor actually recommended it, that makes ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe...: If your primary care doctor knows about it, it might become part of your medical record.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Not very....: Basal cell cancer is the most common skin cancer. It is also the least dangerous except in very specialized circumstances.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes, but...: It is less uncomfortable when the patient is under a short anesthetic. All because it can be done under lesser anesthesia doesn't mean it is better do... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe...: It might be that the area in which the blisters are forming is in the area where you are numb, so you are not feeling your clothes rubbing on the skin... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Size?: It depends upon the size. Larger ones tend to leave some scarring. A surgeon can remove them with the least scarring at times depending upon size and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Varies: Scar revision is better for wider scars. I would wait until the scar matures at least 6-12 months after wounding though. http://www.cosmeticsurger... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Try To Not Gain : Keeping your weight stable after liposuction decreases the possibilities of these weight shifts. No lipo technique is immune to them. Liposuction is n... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes and No.,: Early on a little surgical site bleeding is not out of the ordinary, but anything more than just a spot should be reported to your surgeon. After ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Apron is Fat plus: The "apron" is composed of fat and skin. It is also pushed forward and made more prominent by bulging and loose muscle underneath in most cases. Tummy... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Risks of labiaplasty: In the right hands the operation is well tolerated. There are risks such as bleeding and infection but they van be minimized by good technique. Mo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Possibilities: It could be an inflamed lymph node. It could be cancer. Get it examined by your doctor to find out what it is, not what it might be. :).
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Varies....: That which causes the need for further surgery is not always implant failure. Reaction to silicone gel with hardening is more common. Newer generation... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Labiaplasty: Surgery is unfortunately the only way to re-design the labiae to make them hang less.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Tuck vs Body Lift: A body lift addresses more laxity at the sides and back. A tummy tuck is tuned to the front of the abdomen mainly. It is really a matter of where y... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Nope: A tummy tuck is a cosmetic operation. Medicaid doesn't pay for those. :).
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Better to wait: You can but you are better off waiting for the tummy tissues to soften for a few months. There is swelling in there after pregnancy that takes a while... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Not in radiated area: Hi, i would be careful not to have it in areas that have been treated with radiation as they might not heal well.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Tummy Tuck pregnancy: After tummy tuck pregnancy is not a good idea particularly if the tummy tuck included a muscular repair. This repair will at the least be stretched by... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
3-6 months: It really depends upon how long it takes for your weight to stabilize after the pregnancy. 3 months is a good minimum but i examine patients to be s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Usually: The quality of a tummy tuck result depends upon what condition you are in, your health and your surgeon's expertise and care. Good surgeons in patient... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
See another surgeon: See another surgeon to see if you can have that cyst removed as opposed to "needled.".
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Nov 12, 2012
My labiaplasty surgeon of years ago. He did an amazing job. After reading the scary stories of other women's labiaplastys by other doctors I feel blessed to have met him. He is the best and not ar...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Di Saia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Di Saia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Irvine School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

UCI

Residency

UCI

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, Orange County, CA - Winter
2013
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