Luke Swistun, M.D., Plastic Surgeon
"What I love most about my work is watching each patient flourish with confidence, a new sense of self, and a happier experience of life"
Dr. Luke Swistun is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a background in visual arts and medical military service. He’s known for his artistic approach to plastic surgery and for the close, supportive relationship he forms with every person he trea
La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa is thrilled to announce that Dr. Lukasz (Luke) Swistun, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is joining our award-winning practice. Both Dr. Swistun and his wife Dominika (PhD psychologist) were born in Poland, but came to the US in their teens. They have three sons, Kristian, Dorian and Julian.
“The standard I abide by is ‘What would I do if this was my wife? My son?’ And then the answer becomes simple”, says Dr. Swistun who can help you achieve the cosmetic results you’ve been dreaming of.
Dr Swistun combines a rich visual arts background with years of multi-specialty surgical experience. Dr. Swistun is returning to San Diego from Beverly Hills where he completed an Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship and then joined Dr. William Rahal at Verona Plastic Surgery.
Communication is important to Dr. Swistun. He involves his patients in all pre surgical decision making steps. As part of his in-depth consultation process, for example, he uses VECTRA® 3D imaging so his patients can visualize their results and play an active role in designing them. He is an expert in body sculpting, performing Brazilian butt lift surgery and 360 Lipo to create the shape and body that women dream of. His special interests include the treatment of breast implant illnesses for which he is known.
Combining communication with surgery, which I would argue is the ultimate intervention in the realm of medicine, sealed my passion for what I do today. It’s a privilege to experience the best of both worlds.
DR. LUKE SWISTUN
Elevating Beauty Through Medicine
As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Swistun has years of general surgery and plastic surgery training. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois. He completed his general surgical training while in the navy and continued his Plastic and Reconstructive training at the University of Utah. After serving as a naval medical officer and deploying with the U.S. Marines during active conflicts, he completed his general surgery training, and subsequently focused on pursuing what he truly felt is his calling: reconstructive and plastic surgery.
Dr. Swistun spent his naval years at Balboa Hospital in San Diego and he and his wife Dominika fell in love with our city. They have planned (no matter what the competing opportunities are) to make San Diego their permanent home.
Occasionally I get away on a weekend morning before the sunrise (while they’re all still asleep) to drive with a small group of other passionate drivers through the tight, twisty beautiful hidden roads of the east county of San Diego,” Dr. Swistun said. “I love that cool ocean fog that burns off mid-morning and lets the sunshine transition into another perfect day.
DR. LUKE SWISTUN
Rapid Fire Q&A With Dr. Swistun
If you weren’t a plastic surgeon, what do you think you’d be doing?
I think I’d be a professional racecar driver or a professional photographer. Or possibly a military fighter pilot.
Who was your teenage crush?
Hmmm … my wife? Is that cheesy? We met when we were teenagers, and now we’ve been married for more than 20 years.
What was the first album you ever bought?
On cassette tape, Pet Shop Boys, Please. 1986. Before that, I recorded songs off the radio, as was customary in Poland during my childhood.
If you could time travel, when and where would you go?
About 100 years into the future. And after that, about 1,000 years into the future. I’m fascinated with technology and especially its exponential acceleration in my lifetime, and I’m curious where it will take us. Hopefully we strike a balance and use it generally to our advantage.