Katerina M. Gallus MD

San Diego, CA, US
Katerina M. Gallus MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

At Restore SD Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gallus believes in offering compassionate care and informed choices.  As a female plastic surgeon, she understands that having plastic surgery is personal journey and is committed to ensuring that you receive individualized care based on the latest advances in the field.  She considers it a privilege to use her skills as a board certified plastic surgeon to have patients look and feel their best. 

Dr. Gallus is joined by the excellent team at Restore SD Plastic Surgery, where we offer a premier customer experience.  We invite you to visit our office for a consultation.

Practice Specialization

Breast Enhancement:
Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift
Breast Reduction
Male Breast Reduction

Body Contouring:
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Mommy Makeover
SAFE Liposuction

Facial Surgery:
Eyelid Lift
Brow Lift
Face and Neck Lift
Laser resurfacing
Fat grafting

Non-invasive Procedures:
Botox and Dysport
Injectable Fillers
IPL and CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Micro needling
Vaginal Rejuvenation

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

Dedicated to serving others, Dr. Gallus began her education with a Bachelor of Science from Duke University while on academic and ROTC scholarships. She pursued her dream of becoming a doctor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. She completed General Surgery Residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Although achieving board certification in general surgery was a milestone, Dr. Gallus went on to pursue her goal of training in the field of Plastic Surgery. She completed her Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Dr. Gallus returned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego double boarded in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. She deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at a forward base in Afghanistan, providing immediate surgical trauma support to our wounded soldiers and sailors.

In addition to providing plastic and reconstructive care to our nation’s sailors, Marines, retirees, and their families, Dr. Gallus was the program director for the Transitional Year Residency, training nearly 100 young Navy physicians. A natural leader, she chaired the Plastic Surgery Department for three years and set a new standard as the Specialty Leader for the entirety of Navy Plastic Surgery.
She has served on multiple committees of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, currently the Vice Chair of the Women Plastic Surgery Committee and a member of the Ethics committees. She holds voluntary academic appointments at Uniformed Services University and UCSD and is an invited speaker at local and national forums.

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Scripps Memorial, La Jolla, California
Scripps Encinitas, Encinitas, California
Scripps Green, La Jolla, California

Society Memberships

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgery
California Medical Association
San Diego Plastic Surgery Society
San Diego County Medical Society

Your Consultation

When you arrive at Restore SD Plastic Surgery for your consultation, Dr. Gallus will perform a detailed examination as well as review your medical history and any medications you are taking. After taking photos with our Vectra 3D imaging system she will discuss treatment areas and options. With our state of the art Canfield software, potential surgical results can be viewed, and adjustments can be made, helping you to visualize possible outcomes and have access to the photo simulation at home.

In addition to being fully credentialed, Dr. Gallus will take the time to listen to your goals and partner with you to develop the best and safest surgical plan that will optimize your results and leave you looking and feeling your best.

Staff & Facilities

Computer Imaging

Canfield 3D Imaging

Skin Care Products

Restore SD Plastic Surgery Skin Care
Alastin Skin Care
DefAnage Skin Care
ZO Skin Health

Payment Options

Cash, Credit, Care Credit

"Ask a Question" Responses

Is my problem fixable? Lift too tight/nipples too high

I had an anchor lift with implants placed over muscle 6 wks ago. YES, I know it is too early to make changes but since this is my 3rd surgery (last 2...

I am sorry that you are unhappy with your early results after surgery. Without a photo or examination, it is impossible to say if you will need...

Breast augmentation replacement implants mini tummy tuck lipo flanks stomach scared how long to recover ?

I am having replacement breast augmentation with lift also lipo flanks and stomach mini tummy tuck. I am in great health also I had 2 c sections 8...

Thank you for your question. Although there is always post-operative surgical pain, this can be alleviated with medication, rest and post-surgical...

Black scab on areola after breast lift.

I believe the skin on my areola is dying after a breast lift, will new skin grow underneath the black scab?

Thank you for your question. I am sorry that you are experiencing concerns after surgery. A black scab could represent dried blood or areola skin...

I had my breast augmentation 4 weeks ago and the implants are a little too close to each other. Are they going to stretch out naturally or is there something I could do to help?

I told my surgeon that I want my breasts not to be too far apart, and I've been wearing the band on my surgical bra quite tight to make them drop...

Thank you for your question. Breast implants tend to naturally move laterally and down over time - just like real breasts. Although most plastic...

Subglandular implant

Hello Dear Dr.

Is it possible to have subglandular implant when I want to change A-cup to B-cup (estimated implant volume 250-270 cc ) ?

As I know

Thank you for your question. The option for subglandular implants largely depends on whether you have enough soft tissue coverage on your chest...

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Katerina M. Gallus MD

8899 University Center Lane,
Suite 200, San Diego, CA,
92122, US

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