Welcome to Restore SD Plastic Surgery!
Dr. Katerina Gallus proudly served in the Navy for twenty years but fulfilled her life-long dream of creating a practice that centers around the patient experience in 2017. By offering state of the art surgical and non-invasive techniques in the relaxed and aesthetic environment of Restore SD Plastic Surgery she is pleased to deliver exceptional results and customer service to her patients.
She is joined by Dr. Gretchen C. Taylor, another proud Navy veteran with over a decade of experience in injectables and non-invasive laser and light treatments. Dr. Taylor enjoys bringing out the natural beauty of her patients. Dr. Gallus and Dr. Taylor are excited to offer their vision and expertise to the greater San Diego and Orange County areas.
Resolve to look and feel your best at Restore SD!
The team at Restore SD Plastic Surgery loves to connect with our patients. We understand the importance and personal choice in selecting a Plastic Surgery practice. Join us on a lifelong journey of health, wellness, and beauty!
Erin brings over a decade of clinical experience in dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and aesthetic medicine to our practice. She is an accomplished licensed esthetician with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Erin has a vast knowledge of surgical procedures, noninvasive devices, lasers, skin care, and injectable. She is a core team member to Restore SD Plastic Surgery’s staff with her extensive knowledge and intense desire to help people achieve beautiful results. She provides clinical support, medical based aesthetic treatments, and post-operative care and counseling for her patients. Her competence and enthusiasm is immediately evident to new patients of our practice, and she is known for her caring, comprehensive, and empathetic approach to medical aesthetics. Erin’s path went beyond skin care basics, as she learned innovative and effective treatments that were based in emerging scientific technology and has become skilled as a medical aesthetician with experience in the benefits of product ingredients, medical grade peels, dermal infusions, and customized treatments for each individual and their specific needs. Her clients love her ability to zero in on, and customize, just the right combination of treatments for them to look fabulous. Being a leader in her field and an expert in clinical skincare, she was a natural fit to join the team at Restore SD.
Kristen Del Rosario
Kristen is an exciting new addition to our Restore SD family, bringing to us over 7 years of devoted aesthetic experience. Her interest in skin care began in high school while battling her own skin conditions. She went on to study at Amy’s Institute of Advanced Aesthetics in Hawaii and was driven to pursue a career in a clinical environment – where the real magic happens.
Upon returning to Southern California in 2013 she continued her passion for practice management in the cosmetic industry as a Certified Aesthetic Consultant. Getting a chance to facilitate the development of branding, marketing and the growth of a practice is where she found her niche.
Settling in her dream home in San Diego in 2015, she has had the privilege to work with some of the top surgeons and aesthetic professionals in the country. The always progressing world of medical aesthetics has renewed her interest in furthering her education. She is now on her way to becoming a healthcare professional and is pursuing a degree while working with Restore SD as a cosmetic consultant. Kristen is very enthusiastic to be a part of our team and always striving to provide our patients and peers with the white glove experience we all deserve. She loves to talk shop to anyone who is listening and can’t wait to meet you and help you on your skin fitness journey!
Skin is not all she has in the game, recently married to the man of her dreams, they have two children and an enormous extended family where there is never a shortage of celebrations. No matter the weather, beach bumming is where you will find her, chasing her family down with sunscreen!
Melia is the newest addition to our team here at Restore SD! When calling Restore SD, Melia is the first voice patients connect with over the phone providing diligent attention to patient care and helping in office administration. Melia enjoys providing excellent customer service and creating a compassionate environment for all our patient’s needs. Her desire to make each patient feel welcome, comfortable, and understood shines through in every aspect of her work. She is a San Diego native and a recent college graduate from California State University Long Beach with a degree in Health Care Administration. She hopes to one day work for a local San Diego hospital in administration of patient care and helping to improve the way people access health care. Melia has great experience in customer service and believes in always putting the patient’s needs first. She also has experience working in medical device research helping to improve health technology for those in need. In her free time, Melia enjoys watching and playing rugby and watching Padres baseball. Melia loves meeting new people and cannot wait to help those on their journey of health, wellness, and beauty at Restore SD Plastic Surgery!
The Consultation Experience
When you arrive at Restore SD Plastic Surgery for your consultation, your Restore SD surgeon will perform a detailed examination as well as review your medical history and any medications you are taking. At your consultation, you will have photos taken with our Vectra 3D imaging system and discuss treatment areas and options while viewing your photos series. With our state of the art Canfield software, potential surgical results can be viewed and adjustments can be made, helping you to visualize possible outcomes. You don’t need to flip through old photo books of other patients, you can visualize your potential results and have access to the photo simulation at home.
The surgeons at Restore SD Plastic Surgery each have over a decade of experience with cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gallus is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition to being fully credentialed, we take the time to listen to your goals and partner with you to develop the best and safest surgical plan that will optimize your results and leave you looking and feeling your best.
At Restore SD Plastic Surgery we look forward to creating an enduring relationship that encompasses your surgical, non-invasive, and skin care needs.