Welcome to Restore SD Plastic Surgery!
Dr. Katerina Gallus provides the highest quality patient experience, utilizing state of the art surgical and non-invasive techniques in a tranquil, safe and discreet environment. Dr. Gallus is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has spent many years delivering exceptional surgical results and customer service.
At Restore SD Plastic Surgery we make use of our long-standing partnership to apply our training, skill and creativity in the delivery of uncompromising results. Having proudly served the Navy for over twenty years, Dr. Gallus is pleased to offer her vision and expertise to the greater San Diego and Orange County areas.
In addition to her skill in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, Dr. Gallus takes an active role in professional development, public education and patient safety through their committee service in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
We understand the importance and personal choice in selecting a Plastic Surgery practice and would like for you to join us on a lifelong journey of health, wellness, and beauty. We offer to guide you through that journey with artistic vision, realistic goals and a personalized experience designed to yield unsurpassed results.
Resolve to look and feel your best at Restore SD!
Dr. Katerina Gallus conceived Restore SD Plastic Surgery in October 2012 while attending the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting in New Orleans. Learn more about Dr. Gallus by clicking on her Bio link.
Our staff has been meticulously hand-picked to emphasize our patient-centered philosophy and offer a premier customer experience. We want you to join our team on your journey to beauty and self-confidence.
Dr. Gretchen C. Taylor MD
Dr. Gretchen C. Taylor MD earned her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She completed a General Surgery Internship followed by a residency in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. She served in the US Navy for 24 years and retired as a Navy Captain in 2007.
Dr. Taylor’s training and board certification provide a strong foundation for her next career as an expert aesthetic physician. In 2008 she launched her second career performing non-surgical rejuvenation procedures including light/laser skin treatments, injectables and sclerotherapy.
Her extensive training in state-of-the-art treatments and facial analysis, coupled with her attention to detail, enable Dr. Taylor to present and deliver a straightforward, stepwise approach to rejuvenation. Dr. Taylor takes her time to get to know her clients, educating them, setting them at ease and minimizing discomfort. Her artistic eye and passion for natural enhancement is valued by her loyal clients and those just beginning their rejuvenation journey.
“Beauty is achieved when health, energy and one’s outer appearance align to reflect a unique inner spirit. All of us experience times when our outer appearance falls short of our ideal and we feel “out of sync.” It is wonderful that we have so many treatment options available today. There are treatments for someone just beginning to explore cosmetic medical treatments and continued education and new treatments for others. I love to work with my clients to come up with reasonable goals and expectations. While looking younger is often a mutual goal, most clients say that achieving the goal of looking their natural best for as long as possible would make them very happy. I’m honored to help with that!”
Dr. Taylor is married with two adult sons, 2 dogs and a large, extended family. She enjoys sewing, music, golf and travel.
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.
Growing up as the youngest member of a large family here in San Diego, Brenda has developed excellent analytical skills and a compassionate nature, that has enabled her to excel in every area of customer care. With that, she brings together more than eight years of experience as a treatment coordinator in the medical/dental field, and over eight years of experience as an Aesthetician and Makeup Artist, to create a well-rounded overall concierge style approach to customer service. Her knowledge and experience in skincare is an asset in helping patients find the appropriate products and services for their overall skin health, aiding them in achieving the best versions of themselves. Brenda’s natural upbeat, enthusiastic approach to patient care, really shines through in creating an exceptional experience for every person! Her professional experience in both skincare and makeup artistry, as well as in patient care, truly aligns with our overall mission to help our patients achieve the results they want, while providing excellent customer service and a compassionate environment for all our patient’s needs. Brenda’s empathetic and caring demeanor helps to put our patients at ease and is comforting throughout their entire experience here at Restore SD Plastic Surgery.
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!
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.