How to Choose a Facial Plastic Surgeon? Dr. Malone, MD, FACS in San Diego
Trust your face to a Specialist, because not all surgeons have the same training and certifications.
The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provides the authoritative certification for surgeons in the specialty area of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face.
This is an advanced subspecialty board certification, one that can only be achieved by a small subset of physicians who already have been board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery or the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes The American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Plastic Surgery, and The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as the legitimate certifying board associations to test the qualifications of surgeons to perform plastic surgery of the face.
Surgeons who are Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Facial Plastic Surgeons have a comprehensive skill set in performing facial plastic surgery. This pathway requires an initial five year surgical residency in Head and Neck Surgery, which provides comprehensive surgical expertise for all surgeries pertaining to the face, nose, eyelids, head and neck. This residency provides additional experience with surgery of the face and neck for cancer removal and reconstruction, as well as aesthetic and cosmetic surgeries of the face, nose, eyes and neck.
After completion of surgical residency, a small group of peers is selected from all of the national graduates in Head and Neck Surgery to complete a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This fellowship is an intensive subspecialized advanced training year that is devoted entirely to mastering the most current techniques in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This fellowship is sponsored and accredited by the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
This pathway is regarded as the most rigorous training for a surgeon to accomplish, bestowing on them the title of a Subspecialist in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Upon completion of her subspecialized Fellowship training and board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Malone worked for several years as an assistant professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY. During this time she practiced complex reconstructive surgeries for patients disfigured from cancer or trauma, as well as maintaining her vibrant private practice for aesthetic surgery patients, focusing on facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty to make her patients look and feel their best. After years of service as an assistant professor, Dr. Malone has chosen to fully devote her time to her private aesthetic practice - a decision that was difficult to make but ultimately gratifying to contribute so meaningfully to the lives of her aesthetic patients.
“You have helped me more than you’ll ever know. You possess the qualities not only of an excellent physician but of an extraordinary human being as well.” —Facelift, lip lift, chin implant (F.K.)
“Thank you for the smile on my face whenever I look in the mirror, you’re an incredible lady and surgeon” —Facelift, liplift, Laser skin resurfacing (B.P.)
“Dr. Malone is great! She is very friendly, honest, clear and understanding. Never had to wait longer then 10 minutes. It is easy to make an appointment by phone or email. Truly pleased with the results!” —Botox (C.V.)
“I am 69 years old and had a deep plane face lift with Dr. Malone my results are fabulous. She is an excellent surgeon and a caring kind person as well. Would highly recommend her.” —Deep Plane Facelift (aerobicgal)
“Not only did she straighten out my nose and significantly improve my breathing but she was very attentive and had a great bedside manner! I've had nothing but complements on how good my new nose looks!” —Septoplasty (M.H.)
“She is kind, caring, listened to and addressed all of my concerns, explained everything in detail, and was always available, before and after surgery.” —Facelift (B.)
“If I could give her 10 stars I would! She was very attentive during AND after the visit and her bed side manner is impeccable. I would recommend her a million times over to anyone looking for an amazing MD.” —Restylane (S.D.)
“I saw Dr. Malone back in Nov 2017, she was an absolute delight. I knew I was in good hands. Her empathetic bedside manner made me feel confident in her abilities to give me the exact results I envisioned. ” —Rhinoplasty (N.K.)
Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon
Come in for a consultation to get to know our practice. We look forward to sharing our excitement for Facial Plastic Surgery with you. On the day of your consult you will meet Dr. Malone and our office staff, we are after all like a family here. You will have time to discuss in detail your concerns with Dr. Malone. Dr. Malone will provide you information regarding your particular concerns, take pictures of your face to review and analyze together, and discuss the individual and personalized aspects of your case. If interested, you can be put in contact with a patient who has previously undergone the procedure that you are considering. Most importantly, you will have time to have all of your questions answered by Dr. Malone.