John D. Smoot MD, FACS

San Diego, CA, US
John D. Smoot MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

During his 23 years as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in San Diego, John D. Smoot, MD, FACS has earned a reputation for providing excellent care and beautiful cosmetic surgery results. His surgical talent is matched only by his kind, down-to-earth, and approachable personality.

Practice Specialization

Ask Dr. Smoot what drives him as a plastic surgeon, and his answer is simple: “helping my patients feel better about themselves. Seeing a man or woman’s self-image improve after surgery and learning how this impacts other areas of their lives; this is extremely rewarding. I am honored to be a part of such positive life changes.”

With each patient and procedure, he focuses on achieving proportion and balance. His goal is not to create the most dramatic change possible, but to refine a patient’s overall appearance with results that look completely effortless, complementing a patient’s natural aesthetic.

Dr. Smoot has an extraordinary depth of skill and experience in plastic surgery that make him highly sought after for breast, body, and facial surgery alike. He is well-known in La Jolla for his advanced scar-reducing techniques with breast lift surgery. In addition to breast enhancement, facial rejuvenation and body contouring surgery comprise a substantial portion of his practice.

Additional Information

An avid outdoorsman with a sincere appreciation for nature, Dr. Smoot enjoys being in the mountains in Idaho, Utah, Canada, and Alaska, where he practices archery and fly-fishing (his biggest catch to date – a rainbow trout topping 2 feet in length).

Patient Photo Gallery

See all cases submitted by John D. Smoot MD, FACS

Background & Certification

Board Certification

Dr. Smoot has been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1990.

Professional Background

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Smoot developed a keen interest in science at an early age. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and served in a medical unit in the U.S. National Guard, an experience that solidified his decision to become a surgeon.

Dr. Smoot graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1982 and went on to complete his general surgery residency at Providence Hospital and an additional 2-year fellowship in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery at St. Josephs’ Hospital. Before joining LJCSC, Dr. Smoot practiced at the San Diego Plastic Surgery Clinic for over 20 years, working alongside his brother, Wendell D. Smoot III, MD, FACS, who is now retired.

Teaching Appointments

Dr. Smoot has served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he remains on staff.

Affiliations & Memberships

Society Memberships

Dr. Smoot is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Your Consultation

To schedule your free consultation with Dr. John D. Smoot call us at 858.452.1981 today.

John D. Smoot MD, FACS

9850 Genesee Ave, #130,

Request More Information