Dr. Mark Mofid, MD FACS, is a La Jolla, California plastic surgeon who is board-certified. He received certification from two professional organizations, the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery plus the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His medical education was earned at the John Hopkins School of Medicine. After graduating he started his own practice.
Beyond running his own practice, Dr. Mark Mofid also performs plastic surgery at a few public hospitals. This includes Scripps Memorial Hospital, Palomar Medical Center, and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. When practicing at these hospitals he performs reconstructive surgery for his patients as well as facial reconstruction. These are surgeries that are often performed after someone has skin cancer removed, have been involved in a serious accident, microsurgery, and breast reconstruction after a patient has had a mastectomy performed.
Dr. Mark Mofid both writes and publically speaks about plastic surgery. He has done articles for the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery where he has written about both facial and breast surgery. He has also made presentations at medical conferences across the United States as well as overseas.
Gluteal augmentation, also known as buttock augmentation, is much more popular in Brazil than it has been in the United States. In Brazil, around 20,000 patients a year get this type of surgery, often women who have given birth and want to return to the profile they had before this occurred. Meanwhile, in America, less than 1000 of these surgeries are performed each year. In order to garner really valuable experience in this type of surgery, Dr. Mark Mofid traveled to Brazil to learn about it first hand. He went to study with Dr. Raul Gonzalez who is regarded as the top expert in buttock augmentation. After Dr. Mark Mofid learned everything he could he returned to his office in La Jolla, California, to apply this new knowledge.
Dr. Mark Mofid now performs buttock augmentation on patients many times each year. He even designed his own implant when the current ones didn’t work to his satisfaction. He says his doesn’t look fake and give women with them a very natural look.