I was born into a family of physicians and spent all my young life around doctors and hospitals. I was born and raised in Malmo, Sweden. My father often took me to work with him when I was a small boy. I loved the way that good doctors were able to comfort and help the patients. When it came time for me to choose a career, there was no doubt in my mind that medicine was my path. I always loved science, art, and people… What better way to spend my life than practicing medicine. And plastic surgery in particular.My family immigrated to the United States when I was in high school. We settled in San Diego, where my father was a professor at the UCSD medical school. Later, I went to UCSD myself both as a medical student and in plastic surgery. While I was training in plastic surgery, I became involved in a program called Interface, which focuses on providing cleft lip and palate surgery to poor children in Mexico. We travel to small clinics all over Mexico and perform life-changing operations. To this day, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. To light up a child’s face with a new smile is a gift I am glad that I am able to give.Dr. Johan Brahme in surgeryAfter completing UCSD, I decided to stay in San Diego and open my practice. I remained on the faculty at UCSD, advising and teaching residents. After a few years in solo practice, I was invited to join the prestigious La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre. I am happy to be part of the practice which was voted the best cosmetic surgery practice in San Diego in 2008 and 2009. I have served as President of the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society and continue to be involved in the international outreach program Interface.On the personal side, I have been married for 25 years to an exceptional woman: a physician and the mother of our two children, Lucas, 18, and Alexandra, 16. I play music with my kids and my father, and I am on the Board of Directors of the La Jolla Music Society. My passions are music, traveling, my family, and plastic surgery. I welcome you to the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre and look forward to meeting you and discussing your desires and goals.