Dr. Michael Rossi is a true artist in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery. His naturally beautiful surgical and injectable results, strict adherence to the latest safety measures, and unmatched compassion for his patients were recognized by the readers of the prestigious Ranch & Coast Magazine as he was voted “Best San Diego Plastic Surgeon” for 2019. The moment you are first greeted by Dr. Rossi, his warmth, charisma and genuine nature put you at ease. It is apparent from your first interaction that he possesses a keen eye for detail and is driven by a desire to help his patients achieve their aesthetic goals and become the best version of themselves. He was born into a large, tight-knit medical family in the Midwest, which played a major role in the man and physician he is today. He takes great pride in treating every patient he encounters like family and listens to their needs to help them achieve their ideal self.
Dr. Rossi is dedicated to nutrition, health and physical fitness. He has a passion for using his artistic surgical skillset to deliver gorgeous natural results, but goes the extra mile by helping patients maintain their flattering results through tailored diet and exercise plans. He truly understands the role “feeling beautiful” plays in life happiness and strives to create “mind-body balance” for every patient. A major driving force for Dr. Rossi is witnessing the joy and self-confidence his patients display at the end of their body or face enhancement journeys.
Dr. Rossi was born in Chicago and grew up in central Illinois where he attended the University of Illinois. He remained in his home state to pursue his medical education followed by six years of general surgery training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the University of Illinois Chicago MGH, respectively. As he progressed through his intense surgical training, it became obvious his outgoing personality, keen attention to detail, advanced surgical skill, innovative style and passion for boosting patients’ confidence made him a perfect fit for the field of plastic surgery. After completion of general surgery training, Dr. Rossi followed his passion and completed an additional plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas, obtaining world class training and tutelage at multiple renowned institutions (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann Medical Center, and St. Joseph’s Medical Center).
Southern California is the perfect fit for Dr. Rossi’s surgical ability and an ideal location for him and his beautiful wife, Lindsey to raise their three adorable children. Together they are active community members and support multiple philanthropic organizations. Dr. Rossi has built a stellar reputation in Southern California as a highly skilled artist in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery and a compassionate physician who works tirelessly to ensure a flawless “patient experience”. He listens intently, he cares deeply, and his passion for his patients is genuine, refreshing and undeniably unique in the field. As a result, individuals have flown from all over the country to seek his services. Earning a patient’s trust is a privilege he takes very seriously and his desire to positively affect lives is unwavering.
The entire process of my breast augmentation and liposuction completely exceeded my expectations. Dr. Rossi made me feel comfortable and explained everything in great detail, leaving me to feel confident and excited about the results. The recovery was much easier than I had expected and my scars are almost nonexistent. It is clear Dr. Rossi is passionate about what he does. I have referred friends and family members to him knowing they will also get the best possible care. I am absolutely amazed at my results and could not be happier. If you are searching for a talented, compassionate, and professional surgeon, Dr. Rossi is a leader in the field
I am so pleased with my results and with my experience with Dr. Rossi that I reached out and asked his office to help me find where to leave online reviews! Dr. Rossi inspires confidence. For me, this was very important. I am a mother of 3 young children and I had been putting off having my 14-year-old silicone implants replaced because I was nervous about having "elective" surgery (though, really, it was medically necessary) and because I was dreading the down-time. Dr. Rossi was candid about the procedure but helped me understand how I could also minimize the downtime. I felt like a partner with him in my procedure from the beginning. We decided (and it truly felt like a joint decision), to replace the old implants with new, similarly-sized silicone implants, together with a partial lift. I was also concerned about my abdomen after 3 pregnancies. Two other surgeons had recommended full tummy tucks, but Dr. Rossi suggested I try the more conservative approach of liposuction on my abdomen and flanks to remove the last bit of stubborn fat from my otherwise slender frame. The surgery went very well and Dr. Rossi removed all remnants of the original implants. He used the original surgery entrances, so I was not left with new scars. Dr. Rossi answered all of my questions before and after the surgery. He also assisted me in my goal of limiting the use of narcotic painkillers to less than 48 hours. After that, I was able to achieve relief with over-the-counter painkillers and I returned to driving and work sooner than I expected. Overall, the surgery was much less painful and my recovery seemed much shorter than the surgery 14 years earlier! And I am so happy with the results! Dr. Rossi is not only an experienced surgeon using the latest technology and techniques, but a caring medical professional who sees and treats the whole patient.
First, let me start off by saying this may be the third review I've ever left in my life. I'm compelled to write one because not only is Dr. Rossi an amazing surgeon and person, my results are far beyond my expectations!! I was referred to Dr. Rossi by a friend, after she knew I had already received several consultations in Scottsdale, Arizona, where I live. She asked me to please just come and see him, that he was amazing! I had already decided on a surgeon in Arizona but I said I would go anyways. From the moment the consultation started, I knew there was something different and unique about Dr. Rossi. He has such a unique approach, one that no one else had spoken to me about. His attention to detail is impeccable and he truly treats each patient individually, there is not a one size fits all with him! By the time we were done, the decision was made, I wanted Dr. Rossi to be my surgeon for a full mommy makeover, lift, implants, tummy, and lipo. My husband met Dr. Rossi the day before my surgery. My husband thought I was crazy for going to San Diego for surgery. After we all met I asked my husband what he thought, and he said, "I love him, I want him to do something to me!! I am so happy he is doing your surgery and I feel so comfortable with him." (Surgery FREAKS my husband out!!). My results are amazing-like Dr. Rossi told me, trust in the process and I have never questioned that. At any time during the entire process, Dr. Rossi was always available to answer ANY questions I had! As time goes on, it just looks better and better!! I would highly recommend Dr. Rossi to anyone, believe me, he is the best!!!
I'm a mother of a sweet little 5-year-old boy. When he turned 1 I realized my body wasn't like it used to be so I vowed to myself that I would get in the best shape of my life, and I did.
I worked out consistently and learned about nutrition. I finally had the body I always dreamed of, except my breasts did not match my body. I could work out any body part to get it how I wanted, except my chest. I didn't feel proportionate and it felt like an aspect of my femininity was gone.
I finally took the jump to start the process of learning more about breast augmentation. I went to 5 previous consults until visiting Dr. Rossi. His consult was very different than any other consult I've been to. He wanted to know about me and who I was. He then gave me the opportunity to learn who he was as a person. This was such a great experience as I'm trusting my body in the hands of a stranger, so it allowed me to trust Dr. Rossi completely as he got to know me and essentially earned my trust.
After we got to know one another, he THEN examined me and told me his vision for my procedure and it was exactly what I wanted. It was like he entered my brain and extracted the exact vision I've been dreaming of for years.
I knew at that moment that he was my guy :)
From there I scheduled my procedure and the flow from scheduling to post-ops were in alignment. Everything went seamlessly and perfectly. I couldn't be happier with my results. I genuinely loved everyone I came in contact with at his office. They truly care about their patients and make them feel welcomed, loved, and most importantly, like family.
I wish there were 100 stars because that's how many Dr. Rossi deserves. I'm so so so happy with my results and they are natural and fit my frame PERFECTLY! I would do this surgery a million times again if I got this result every time.
As a medical clinical specialist myself, I spend a CONSIDERABLE amount of time with physicians. Dr. Rossi is honestly one of the most considerate and empathic physicians I have ever come across. These attributes, along with his surgical precision, artistic eye, and progressive nature made choosing him to do preform my breast lift, implant revision and liposuction one of the easiest decisions I have made in a long time. My only regret is that I did not find him and have my surgery done sooner. Should you choose to schedule a consult with Dr. Rossi, you will find him to be incredibly thorough about your wishes and expectations. One of the most outstanding (and unique) qualities is that he really looks at YOU and your whole body. He explained to me that he spends hours the evening prior to your surgery carefully studying your "before" photos and countless measurements taken to create and visualize your entire surgical procedure and outcome. That is not just a fantastic surgeon, but a true artist. I could go on and on, but I will summarize by saying that I am EXTRAORDINARILY thrilled with the results. I have not felt this comfortable and confident in my own skin since my early 20's. Oh - one more thing! I traveled from CO to have Dr. Rossi do my consult, pre-op, surgery, and post-ops. He is worth the distance!