Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Lori Hodgson Saltz, MD
Prominent San Diego breast and body contouring surgeon
Lori H. Saltz, M.D., is a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon with a strong following of highly satisfied breast and body patients.
Dr. Saltz also brings the perspective of a female plastic surgeon. Skilled in many areas of plastic surgery, she has the largest cosmetic breast surgery practice at the Centre, having completed over 3000 breast surgery cases since she joined LJCSC in 1990. Her practice has grown over the years because her patients refer their friends and family and return themselves for “age-related maintenance.”
“The word I live by is balance. It’s important at every level of existence—personal, professional, and global. I strive to balance your wishes with what’s possible. Then I help you balance what’s possible with your budget. What I try to do is to balance yourself inside and out. The results I like best look natural and harmonious, not overdone.” –Dr. Lori Saltz
Dr. Saltz comes from an accomplished family of physicians. Her father and brother are both surgeons in Portland, Oregon, specializing in diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. Her mother is a professional designer and seamstress. Learning the complexity and beauty of sewing from her mother and grandmother helped her in later years to win local and national recognition for French hand sewing. Dr. Saltz brings the same intensity and level of detail to the operating room as she does to her needlework. She is a true perfectionist and is not satisfied until it looks exactly right.
Within this talented and thoughtful environment, Dr. Saltz decided with certainty at a very young age to become a surgeon. Her passion for structure, delicate work, and human interaction came into clear focus through her medical education, where she earned high praise for her attentive surgical technique.
“My interest in facial work has increased with the advancements in fillers, volumizers, and lasers, and how they integrate to address the three main components of facial aging: excess skin, loss of volume, and the skin’s texture.” –Dr. Saltz
Dr. Saltz is board certified in cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Saltz completed ten years of medical and surgical training. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University in 1976 and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Oregon in 1980. She then trained for three years in general surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and completed a three-year residency in plastic surgery—a year more than the two years required in this specialty—at Loyola University Medical Center in the Chicago suburb of Maywood, Illinois, in 1986.
Dr. Saltz and her husband Steven, a board certified anesthesiologist, have resided in San Diego’s North County since 1986. Their two children, Jonathan and Gillian, are now in college. Dr. Saltz and her family enjoy activities like hiking, bird watching, and traveling.
Learn more about Dr. Lori Saltz:
- View Dr. Saltz’s Before and After Photos
- Plastic surgery procedures performed by Dr. Saltz
- Dr. Saltz in the Media
- More about Dr. Saltz’s extensive training and experience
- Dr. Saltz’s Curriculum Vitae
Read Dr. Saltz’s series of articles about breast augmentation:
- Introduction: Talking About Breast Augmentation with Dr. Lori Saltz
- Why We Use Mentor Breast Implants at LJCSC
- The History of Breast Implants
- The Evolution of Silicone Breast Implants
- Types of Saline Breast Implants
- Anatomical Factors To Consider With Your Surgeon
- All About Incisions: Choosing Your Incision Placement
- Implant Placement: Over or Under the Muscle?
- Breast Implants and Mammograms
- What Can Go Wrong With Breast Augmentation?
- What Is Capsular Contracture?
- Breast Implant Promotions, Rebates, and Specials
- Scheduling a Breast Augmentation Consultation at LJCSC