10 Things About Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes &
La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre


“The secret of success is doing what you have to do, better than you have to do it.”

Growing up in a family of lawyers, Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes decided to take a different route and pursue what really called his attention, plastic surgery. After graduating medical school Summa Cum Laude and completing a total of 17 years of accredited medical education, Dr. Salazar became Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Salazar and his team at the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre (LJCSC) believe in making a difference in our community as well as worldwide by supporting nonprofits that promote health, education, animals, art & culture.

10 Things About Dr. Hector Salazar-Reyes & La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre


#1 I was born and raised in the California/Baja California region and now live in La Jolla.


#2 I truly believe that all of us should have the ability to understand and share the feelings of another and this is especially important in my field.


#3 We love to spend time in Paris. Paris remains and will remain the most romantic city in the world.


#4 I was fortunate to live in Italy’s most important wine region before I went to medical school and on the top of my bucket list is to own a vineyard in France or Italy.


#5 For the last 25 years, long before it was fashionable, I have been practicing intermittent fasting. This is not just for weight but for how I feel and perform. I am very disciplined and I only have one meal a day.


#6 What has really surprised me is the power of plastic surgery and how it transforms not just the physical but impacts lives for the better.


#7 During a mission trip, we performed a complex reconstruction. At a follow-up visit, I discovered not only a well-healed lip and nose but a bright, cheerful gentleman who was already dating a girl from his high school.


#8 We have been working with Humble Design San Diego for two years now. Humble Design serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming empty houses into welcoming homes using donated furniture and household goods. LJCSC recently furnished a home for a family of five that had struggled with homelessness for a year.


#9 LJCSC has always believed in giving back. In fact, we say that giving back is part of our DNA. Over the last 32 years, we have supported various charitable organizations. This year we raised $10,000 for The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, which provided 50,000 meals to local residents experiencing food insecurity.


#10 Each November, we do an “Attitude of Gratitude” campaign. We encourage you to go to our website to learn more. You can also follow the hashtag #AttitudeOfGratitude throughout the month of November.


La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre
(858) 452-1981

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Esteban Villanueva