double-board certified specialist inplastic surgery of the face and neck
la Jolla - San Diego, California 858.658.0595

Doctor / Staff

Roy David, MD


Facial Plastic Surgeon

San Diego facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roy David is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and specializes in plastic surgery exclusively of the Face, Nose, Eyes, Neck, and Scalp. He has been in practice in San Diego for over ten years, helping thousands of patients to achieve their goals.

Dr. David is double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. David is one of a select group of plastic surgeons to complete a prestigious Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery under the auspices of the AAFPRS.

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Dr. David

Very little can compare with the sense of gratification a physician feels when he (or she) knows they have made a positive impact on a patient’s life.
This knowledge was what led me to medical school following my experiences as a paratrooper and medic. My fascination with the intricacy of facial anatomy and the artistic nature of plastic surgery led me to focus on Head and Neck Surgery and to sub-specialize in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. I enjoy the artistic nature of facial plastic surgery, and the challenge of continuously striving for improvement and perfection. Whether turning back the clock for a patient who shows signs of premature aging, or giving a rhinoplasty patient the look they have always dreamed of, I truly enjoy my work.


Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2011 Patients’ Choice Award, 2011

As an accredited outpatient surgery facility, La Jolla Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Inc., is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of safety and service in outpatient surgery. Dr. David has served as a nationally certified surgical facility inspector, and the surgical suite is accredited by AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care). The center uses only board certified anesthesiologists and  nurse anesthetists.

San Diego cosmetic surgeon Dr. David commonly performs facial plastic surgery and procedures which include the following:

  • Facelift
  • Nasal Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Ear-reshaping Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Skin enhancing procedures which include Laser Resurfacing, Dermabrasion, Chemical Peel, Botox®,and Collagen Injection.

His practice philosophy is based first and foremost upon careful attention to the patient’s specific desires for improvement. This is facilitated through an in-depth consultation, as well as the use of cutting-edge computer imaging technology. This exciting innovation allows the patient to become more involved in the surgical planning process by seeing what they may look like after surgery.

San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Roy David utilizes state of the art surgical techniques including endoscopic forehead lift, laser skin resurfacing, and follicular unit hair transplants, which are also time-tested and effective. The goal is to achieve a natural appearing, highly aesthetic result.

Raised in Northern California, Dr. David moved with his family to Israel as a teenager. He later served for three years in an elite paratrooper unit where he gained experience as a medic. Following military service, Dr. David returned to California and attended college at the University of California at San Diego, where he was appointed a regents scholar and graduated summa cum laude.

Dr. David went on to attend medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, one of our nation’s top medical schools. He then completed a five year surgical residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago, which included intensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck.

During Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. David trained under internationally known leaders in Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty surgery, mastering the open “structure” rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty approaches. He realized his passion lay in facial plastic surgery. Following residency, Dr. David was chosen for a fellowship position at the renowned Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic in Birmingham, where he further refined his skills in facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, and hair restoration surgery.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. David is a Volunteer Clinical Instructor in the University of California, San Diego, Department of Surgery.

Dr. David welcomes the opportunity to give back to our community, especially to wounded veterans who have protected our country and to our local schools.  For more information please contact our office.

Dr. Roy David is a facial plastic surgeon in San Diego serving San Diego County including La Jolla California.

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Office Manager: Angela began her career in the beauty industry as Christian Dior’s ambassador to the United States, where she was responsible for nationwide training. She then worked in the medical spa industry for over seven years as an esthetician and spa manager before joining our practice. She enjoys supervising our outstanding surgical and spa teams to ensure a high level of customer service and satisfaction. Angela’s door is always open and she loves meeting with clients and patients, so please share your questions or comments.


Patient Care Coordinator: Ruth has been working in the Plastic surgery and esthetic field since 2009. She is a licensed esthetician and has obtained her masters esthetician certificate. Ruth is very warm and nurturing allowing her to establish great bonding relationships with patients. She is an excellent listener, very knowledgeable and is committed to offering outstanding advice to patients to achieve their goals. She received her bachelor’s degree from San Diego State. Ruth was born in Australia but has grown up here in beautiful San Diego since she was 4 years old.


Patient Care Coordinator:width="144" Lindsey was born and raised in Alpine, California and has been a San Diego resident her entire life. She has worked in the plastic surgery field for over 8 years and has developed a wealth of knowledge. Her experience allows her to help each patient choose what procedures are the best fit for them. Her compassionate nature connects with patients and she truly understands their needs. She guides them through the entire process, ensuring their cosmetic concerns are addressed so they can look and feel like the very best version of themselves. She truly cares about every patient and wants them to have an amazing experience with our office from start to finish and beyond.
Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner: width= Kristen is a nationally board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in aesthetic medicine. She completed her training at the University of Tennessee, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters of Science in Nursing. Kristen believes in optimal health from the inside out, and that everyone deserves to look and feel his or her absolute best. Her expertise is advanced aesthetic procedures such as neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport, dermal fillers, body contouring, microneedling, laser procedures, and non-invasive facial rejuvenation.
Registered Nurse: Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University with her Bachelors in Nursing Science. She has worked in the hospital, outpatient setting, and as a Nurse Case Manager. For the last 5 years, Jennifer has loved working as an Aesthetic Nurse helping her clients find the best treatment options to meet their goals. Jennifer has extensive experience performing aesthetic services such as Botox, Dysport, Microneedling, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), IPL, Resurfx Photofractional, and Laser Hair Removal. Her clients frequently complement her on her thoroughness and effectiveness of treatments, she makes all of her clients feel special and well taken care of.
Medical Assistant: width= A certified Medical Assistant, Reyna assists Dr. David with pre and post op visits, and helps prepare our patients for surgery. She enjoys the excitement of making positive changes in patients’ lives. Reyna’s friendliness and warmth help our patients feel right at home when they come to visit and we are proud to have her as part of our team.
Certified Surgical Technologist: width= Misty is our Certified Surgical Technologist, she is Dr. David’s primary assistant in the operating room. Misty earned her certification from Concorde Career College and has been in the Cosmetic Surgery field since 2011. She will be with you throughout your surgical experience and is an integral part of our team.
sarah Sarah is a San Diego native with a passion and drive for revolutionary skin care treatments and products. She became interested in the skin care industry as a teenager and became a licensed aesthetician in 2012. Whether she is at the front desk or in the treatment room, Sarah strives to make every patients experience a positive and relaxing one. During her free time, she enjoys music, swimming, and spending time with her family.
Aesthetician: Kateryna is a bilingual, multi-faceted esthetician who first became licensed in Europe in 1993. She possesses a Bachelor’s Degree and a technical-school degree from an acclaimed European lyceum equivalent to a nurse assistant. Kateryna is highly skilled in various facial treatments, including chemical peels, derma-sweep, anti-aging, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and waxing. In addition, she has successfully completed training on advanced peels and anti-aging facials. She is always enthusiastically complimented by clients for her sociable personality and her innate ability to make every client feel as comfortable as possible.

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