Meet Preferred Surgeon Dr. Michael Brucker

Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Brucker is well known in La Jolla and the surrounding areas as one of the top plastic surgeons. With 19 years of plastic surgery experience his surgical skill is only matched by his dedication to patient care. At his practice, Brucker Plastic Surgery, Dr. Bruker and his staff strive to make every visit pleasant, informative, and individualized, whether it is the first consultation or last post-op check-in. Dr. Brucker guides his patients toward their desired goals by listening to their needs, using tools such as a breast implant size chart and Vectra 3D Imagery, and educating them on their options. Dr. Brucker offers the latest breast implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, and was recently named an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon because of his extensive experience using the implant.

About Dr. Brucker

Dr. Brucker’s skill in surgery comes in part from his training at top institutions around the nation including Northwestern Medical School in Chicago and Brown University School of Medicine. As chief resident at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Brucker gained extensive experience in procedures involving the body, face, and breasts. In 2002 Dr. Brucker entered private practice, however, his contributions to medicine continue to reach far beyond the La Jolla community. Dr. Brucker’s research and journal articles cover a wide range of topics from wound healing to abdominoplasty. He is certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a fellow of The Aesthetic Society and American College of Surgeons

When he isn’t working with patients at his private practice Dr. Brucker volunteers his time and talents to Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, where he previously served as Medical Director. Fresh Start Surgical Gifts helps disadvantaged infants, teenagers, and children transform their lives through the gift of reconstructive surgery. Through the work of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts over 7,900 children have received life-changing surgery and medical care.

At his private practice Dr. Brucker strives to give every patient the type of care they deserve. The core principles of his practice are individualized care, transparency, patient education, and conservative and effective care. Visiting Dr. Brucker for a consultation is a much different experience than visiting any other La Jolla plastic surgeon. Rather than give patients a quick consultation with a breast implant size chart or pamphlet explaining their procedure, Dr. Brucker takes his time explaining each option and procedure in detail, and answering every question. At the initial consultation patients can expect to spend about an hour with the surgeon. 

Dr. Brucker is committed to providing each patient with the information they need to make an educated decision for their bodies, leading to a high rate of satisfaction. Patients who visit Dr. Brucker know he will prioritize their care, comfort, and high quality results. As one reviewer on RealSelf explained, “He is extremely knowledgeable! He really listened to what I wanted and how I want to look. He was very thorough in discussing options about sizing/surgery/recovery, I felt very comfortable.”

Choosing a Breast Implant Size with Dr. Brucker

While Dr. Brucker offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures, one of the most popular is breast augmentation. During a patient’s initial consultation Dr. Brucker explains all the benefits and compromises of the procedure, taking time to fully explore the choices each patient must make and how these choices will affect them after surgery. Because of his dedication to patient safety and effective treatment, Dr. Brucker tells us, “I tend to focus on established techniques that are proven to be safe and effective over the latest fads and gimmicks. If there’s a faster, better way, I will only follow it if it’s good for the patient and will never allow my patients to be test subjects or guinea pigs.”

One choice every patient must make is which type of breast implant they will use. Tools such as a breast implant size chart will only go so far to give patients an idea of the results they can expect. That is why Dr. Brucker spends extra time with each patient explaining how different implants are filled, available sizes, profiles, placement, and how they can best achieve natural looking results. Using Vectra 3D Imagery patients are given a realistic picture of what they can expect from surgery. “Patients absolutely love this technology,” says Dr. Brucker, “because for the first time, it enables them to see a 3D picture of themselves with a new look. Because it is in 3D, the image can be rotated to any viewpoint and patients can really examine the desired result. We can make changes here and there and agree on a final look in advance, and this truly helps them in the decision-making process.”

Dr. Brucker strives to offer effective and aesthetically pleasing treatments for his patients, and as mentioned above, is focused on patient safety above all. He is proud to offer the latest breast implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. As he explains, “this newest type of breast implant combines the benefits of both saline and silicone breast implants.” While  unstructured saline breast implants tend to ripple or wrinkle under the skin, IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants have an internal structure that provides stability and a natural look and feel, much like that of silicone gel breast implants. IDEAL IMPLANT is available in a variety of sizes and is filled during surgery, allowing surgeons to address existing asymmetry with precision. For an IDEAL IMPLANT breast implant size chart visit this page

Plastic surgery isn’t one size fits all. By adding more safe and effective treatment options Dr. Brucker’s patients walk away with the individualized results they want. If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure visit Brucker Plastic Surgery to find the options you want and a surgeon who puts patients first.

Considering breast implants in La Jolla? Contact Dr. Michael Brucker today to discuss your options. Simply call 858-450-1776 or visit drbrucker.com. Dr. Brucker’s office is located at 9850 Genesee Avenue Suite 500, La Jolla, CA 92037. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.