Learn About Dr. Paul E. Chasan

Del Mar’s Premier Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Paul Chasan is a foremost plastic surgeon in San Diego. Patients come to Dr. Chasan for sophisticated, highly effective procedures. He is known for his success in many areas of plastic surgery. Learn more about him by reading below or clicking the button to view some footage of Dr. Chasan in the media.

Dr. Paul Chasan’s Del Mar plastic surgery center offers a soothing ambiance, friendly welcome and a range of advanced procedures. To help all of his patients achieve the best results possible, Dr. Chasan uses a variety of state-of-the-art surgical technologies and techniques.

Dr. Chasan is nationally known for his breast surgery and facial rejuvenation work, including breast augmentation and rhinoplasty in his cosmetic surgery center. Dr. Paul Chasan’s extensive education and experience allow him to confidently perform a number of sophisticated procedures for the face, body and breast.

Regarded as an exceptionally gifted San Diego/ Del Mar rhinoplasty and facelift surgeon, he also specializes in liposuction and tummy tuck in his Del Mar plastic surgery office. In addition, Dr. Chasan has helped numerous breast implants and revision breast surgery patients realize their dreams of fuller, more feminine bustlines.

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

In today’s world with “Dr. Google” and the accessibility of the internet, it is hard to determine which plastic surgeon to choose and why one is better than the other. Plastic surgeons are often looked at as a commodity in that we perform the same services equally. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. This can lead many patients to go to the less expensive and often less experienced or less qualified surgeons to have their procedure. Many prospective patients wouldn’t want a discount neurosurgeon or a discount parachute but are willing to roll the dice with their face or body. It doesn’t make a lot of sense.

“MANY PROSPECTIVE PATIENTS WOULDN’T WANT A DISCOUNT NEUROSURGEON OR A DISCOUNT PARACHUTE, BUT ARE WILLING TO ROLL THE DICE WITH THEIR FACE OR BODY.”

So what’s the difference? First and foremost is the experience, training, and skill of the surgeon. Cosmetic or aesthetic plastic surgery is an experience driven field. Gray hair is a plus for a plastic surgeon. Much like the book “outliers” in which they state that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill, the same is true for plastic surgery. It takes hundreds of cases before you become a master at it. Some are more straight forward like a breast augmentation, liposuction, or an upper lid blepharoplasty, while some require a considerable amount of artistry and an acquired skill set to accomplish mastery, such as a facelift, rhinoplasty, or mastopexy (breast lift). There are some surgeons that continue to practice as they were trained and others strive to acquire new skills and evolve. Dr. Chasan states “…that after 23 years in practice, he uses about 20% of what he was taught in residency and the rest is developed after many years of determination, being self-critical, and developing new techniques to improve outcomes for his patients.” He is considered a master in the craft of cosmetic surgery.

The facility at Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery is second to none.
This center was designed to be a center of excellence and the premier plastic surgical center for the San Diego area.

So here is why we are better.

Anesthesia – we only employ board certified anesthesiologists. In fact, of the 34 anesthesiologists on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital, we use 3. We are the only facility that has this arrangement. It allows ownership of the care of the patients and equipment. We have developed certain preoperative medication protocols to diminish the discomfort of surgery and improve the overall experience. Less pain leads to less potential for nausea and a better outcome.

Have you asked other doctors you may be interviewing how old their anesthesia machine is? It’s a simple question. Our answer is 3 years old.

Nursing – Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery utilizes nurse RN’s in our clinic instead of medical assistants because we believe that a more knowledgeable staff provides better service. Our 4 nurses have worked with Dr. Chasan a minimum of 6 years and up to 12 years. We also do not split our nurses’ operating room duties with recovery duties as most offices do. In other words our operating room nurse does not recover a patient and circulate at the same time, period.

Overnight Stay – Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery is one of the only plastic surgery centers in San Diego that has its own 23-hour overnight stay. We believe that this is extremely important for larger cases such as a mommy make over, facelift, and other combined procedures. Not only is it important for safety, but the pain management and the overall experience is better.

Breast Surgery and Implants – As a center of excellence and a revisionary surgery center, the operating room is stocked with over 100 sizes and styles of breast implants. We use sizers in almost every breast surgery and have the luxury to be able to use almost any size or style implant to get best result. Additionally, we have a special pad on the operating room table that allows us to sit the patient up and evaluate the breast surgery results in both a sitting position and a lying down position. Most surgeons only operate with the patient lying down and use only a limited number of implants purchased for that day of surgery.

Location, Location, Location – Our office is located in the heart of downtown Del Mar with its own parking lot. There is no need to go onto a busy hospital campus and fight for a parking spot or run into your friend who happens to be seeing her gynecologist.

Additional Services – As always, we are committed to having the latest techniques and services available for our patients, this includes BoTox and fillers performed by Dr. Chasan, our Physician Assistant, or Nurse Injector. Coolsculpt (non- invasive fat removal) In fact, we are the only plastic surgery practice in north county with two machines and the ability to Dual-Sculpt. A laser for almost everything from hair removal, to broken capillaries of the face, even a fractional laser for facial wrinkling. Our Aesthetician services include HydraFacial, medical grade peels, Endermologie (cellulite reduction), and radiofrequency skin tightening or Venus Freeze. Lastly, our newest treatment, IV Therapy, or vitamin infusion using an intravenous method for a healthy lifestyle at Drip Mar Del Mar.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of cosmetic surgery, with the best result possible, and with the best experience possible. We believe that Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery provides a level of service, sophistication, and attention to detail that is unique in the greater San Diego area.

Dr. Paul Chasan’s Community Support


Angel Faces

Angel Faces provides retreats and support for girls and young women with disfiguring injuries. Angel Faces relies on donations and volunteer support, and Dr. Chasan’s involvement has been an integral part of Angel Faces’ success for years.

Saving America's Mustangs

Saving America’s Mustangs is a foundation for the preservation of America’s indigenous wild horse population.

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