Kiersten L. Riedler, M.D., Plastic Surgeon

Kiersten L. Riedler, M.D.

"Using my attention to detail and aesthetic eye to help my patients face the world with newfound confidence is so rewarding. When my patients tell me, “I look like myself, but better,” I know I’ve succeeded in creating a beautiful and natural result."

A bilingual Harvard honors graduate and double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, San Diego native Dr. Riedler brings dedication to all she does here at La Jolla Cosmetic.

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Sep 20, 2023
She explained everything carefully and did an excellent job . *
Sep 10, 2023
great experience from beginning to the end, from consultation to execution to follow up! All questio…*
Aug 23, 2023
Outstanding surgeon. Always listens to patient and pays close attention to detail. Meticulous in her…*
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I have spent my life training to deliver the very best care as a facial plastic surgeon. I was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from Harvard University with honors in neurobiology and a foreign language citation in Spanish. Double board certified in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, I offer exceptional expertise in bringing facial cosmetic dreams to life.

I’m passionate about creating natural-looking results and providing compassionate, supportive care. As a certified bilingual English-Spanish healthcare provider, I prioritize communication, trust, and building relationships with everyone I treat. If you have been thinking about elevating or rejuvenating your look through facial plastic surgery, I can’t wait to meet you and help make your vision a reality.

Training & Education

I earned my medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, where I also completed a 5-year residency program in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. At USC, much of my training took place at LAC+USC Medical Center, also known as LA County Hospital, where I predominantly cared for underserved, Spanish-speaking patients.

I spent the summer after my first year of medical school in Guatemala as part of a Spanish immersion program. I am fluent in written and spoken Spanish and became a certified medical interpreter at LAC+USC Medical Center. After residency, I completed a one-year fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Sykes, former president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Research & Publications

As part of my dedication to advancing the field of plastic surgery, I have published multiple articles on subjects such as facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, and injectable dermal fillers. I have presented at multiple industry symposiums and meetings about various facial cosmetic topics, including improving filler placement techniques, reducing swelling after rhinoplasty, using micro-injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic in the lower face and neck, and much more.


  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • California Medical Association 
  • San Diego County Medical Association 
  • The Triological Society 

Outside of the Office

When I’m not helping people like you look and feel their best, I can be found baking, cooking, cycling, surfing, and spending time on the beach. I also have a heart for music, having served as first violinist of The Harvard Pops Orchestra and a member of the Harvard TAPS Dance Company.

Make Your Dream Real with Dr. Riedler

If you would like to meet with Dr. Riedler in the San Diego area to discuss your facial plastic surgery options at La Jolla Cosmetic, please request a consultation online or call (858) 452-1981.

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