Mark Vincent Sofonio MD, FACS

Rancho Mirage, CA, US
Mark Vincent Sofonio MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Sofonio brings to the Desert community the quality, compassion and individualized care that is essential when choosing your plastic surgeon. He also combines this caring approach with a highly refined eye for aesthetic detail. His belief is that plastic surgery is more than simply the movement of tissue, it should be an expression of an art form. In this office your needs are Dr. Sofonio’s most important concern, and he will strive to make your aesthetic surgery a pleasant and satisfying experience.

Practice Specialization

Botox & Fillers
Breast Correction
Breast Enlargement
Breast Lift
Breast Reduction
Brow Lift
Chin and Cheek Augmentation
CO2 Laser
Ear Surgery
Eyelid Surgery
Facelift/ Necklift
Gentle Skin Treatments
Hair Replacement
Lip Augmentation
Lipoplasty – Arms
Nose Reshaping
Peels, Laser, and Dermabrasion
Scar Repair
Thigh Lift
Tummy Tuck
Ulthera / Ultherapy

Background & Certification

Professional Background

Dr. Sofonio successfully completed the accelerated U.C.R./U.C.L.A. combined undergraduate/medical school program with Magna Cum Laude honors. Following graduation from U.C.L.A. Medical School, he served an internship and General Surgery residency at the University of Hawaii. He then completed his plastic surgery residency training at the Medical College of Ohio.

Dr. Sofonio has also completed several post-residency fellowships. He ran a Burn Unit/Wound Care Center at the Medical College of New York. He also received extra cosmetic surgery training from some of the world’s foremost aesthetic surgeons at the Connell Aesthetic Surgery Institute.

Publications and Presentations

Plastic, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery,
Third Edition, Baltimore, MD
Williams and Wilkins Company 1997

Terino, E.; Sofonio, M.
“Facial Contouring with Alloplastic Implants”
IN: Aston, S.; Beasley, R.; Throne, C. Ed.
Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery,
Fifth Edition, Philadelphia. PA
Lippineott-raven Company 1997

Salisbury, R.; Sofonio, M.
“Thermal Injury of the Foot”
IN: Johnson, J. Ed.
Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgery,
Baltimore, MD
Williams and Wilkins Company

Katz, B.; Sofonio, M.; Lyden, P.
“Prostaglandin Concentration in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Rabbits
Under Normal and Ischemic Conditions”
IN: Stroke, 1988; 349-351

Smolin, L.; Steinsapir, E.; Sofonio, M.; Katz, B.
“Pharmacokinetics of Cystamine in a Rabbit Model”
IN: Clinical Research, 1988, 36:202A

Rex M. Oppenheimer (Author), Contributing Expert Sofonio, M
“Be Your Best: A Comprehensive Guide to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Written by the Experts”

Awards & Honors

Dr. Sofonio occasionally appears in the media spotlight. The following is an incomplete list of these presentations:

Named in Palm Springs Life’s list of Top Doctors
Palm Springs Life (July 2009, 2010 & 2011)

Named in Palm Springs Life’s list of Top Doctors
Palm Springs Life (July 2008)

Dr. Sofonio’s Palm Springs Walk of Stars Dedication(March 2008)

UC Riverside pays tribute to Dr. Sofonio (November 2007)

Named in Palm Springs Life’s list of Top Doctors
Palm Springs Life (July 2007)

Named in Palm Springs Life’s list of Top Doctors Palm Springs Life (July 2006)

“The Golden Years… Now”
Dr. Sofonio explains the treatments available to fight the aging process (2006)

Named in Palm Springs Life’s list of Top 70 Doctors
Palm Springs Life (July 2005)

Mix 100.5 Mixtreme Makeover
Contest winner Terri Valdivia receives Dr Sofonio’s Services (2005)

Feature Article in the Professional Services Directory
Palm Springs Life (2004)

Doctor Donates Skills to Mauled Boy
The Desert Sun (May 21, 1999)

Sally Jesse Raphael
Dr. Sofonio explains the procedures he used to reconstruct her son’s face following a near fatal accident (1992)

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Sofonio is currently the Section Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California.

Society Memberships

Dr. Sofoniois a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Burn Association, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Your Consultation

Please call us to schedule your complimentary consultation. We look forward to helping you realize your personal goals.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

For your added safety and privacy, Dr. Sofonio utilizes his own onsite state of the art surgical center approved by the State of California Institute for Medical Quality. In addition, Dr. Sofonio always requires the use of Board Certified M.D. Anesthesiologists for all anesthetic related surgery.

Payment Options

There are a number of financing companies available for whatever procedure you choose.
We accept, cash, checks and all major credit cards.

The following is a brief list of lenders that we recommend:

Medical Financing Solutions: 1-800-728-9585

A Military Discount is available. Please inquire here .

Mark Vincent Sofonio MD, FACS

71885 Hwy 111, Rancho Mirage,

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