Palos Verdes Plastic Surgery Medical Center

Christine A. Petti, MD, FACS

3400 West Lomita Boulevard, Suite 305, Torrance | 310-539-5888 | |

Services Offered: Breast augmentation, lift and reduction, redo implant surgery; laser liposuction (Smartlipo™); face/neck and eyelid lift; abdominoplasty; rhinoplasty, Botox®, Juvederm®, Sculptra®, medical day spa



Are you involved in research in the field of
aesthetic surgery?

“My manuscript ‘Laser-Assisted Lipoplasty and Laser Cellulite Treatment of the Thighs and Buttocks: A New Modality for Contouring of the Lower Body’ has been accepted this month for publication by Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, one of the most prestigious laser surgery journals in the country.”


What awards have you won this year?

“I am so grateful to all my patients, colleagues, friends and family who voted for me as 2015 THE BEST Cosmetic Surgeon, and also for Spa Bella as 2015 THE BEST Medical Day Spa in the Daily Breeze Reader’s Choice Award. I was also voted as 2015 THE BEST OF THE BEACH for Cosmetic Surgery! My staff and I want to extend our gratitude to all of the South Bay and assure you that we continue on a daily basis to serve the best to you!”


How do you educate your clients to take
good care of themselves?

“I educate my patients by first listening to their concerns and desires. I use simple, easy-to-understand language and graphics (I love to draw!) to provide them with the most important information on their unique anatomy, their options and consequences of each option. I enjoy a strong bond and trust between my patient and me.”


How do you give back to your community?

“We participate in a plethora of community and national fundraisers. I enjoy giving back to the community, and I have met interesting mothers and women who dedicate their free time to unselfish and honorable causes. I am so fortunate to be in this position to use my God-given and acquired talents to share and give back to others.”


Off the Clock with Dr. Petti


 I enjoy working out with weights to keep my muscles toned and my body strong. Surgery is so physical; you have to be in great shape and very limber. Breast surgery and liposuction can be demanding on the upper body, arms and back, so I work with a personal trainer to focus on these areas. I feel very young, and I am quite flexible … ready for the next challenge in or outside the OR. Bring it on! I recommend that you and your friends “like” my Facebook page ( and look for the fun things we share with our patients. Facebook is fun, as I can talk and share philosophies, humor, health issues and other trends with my patients and friends. Here is Julz Coda and me sharing our love of TIZO™—a fantastic tinted sunscreen with a mineral base! Who would think we would still need lots of TIZO™ for our 90º weather this fall? But … we do!
“My work is custom and nothing less.”

Before & After

 I specialize in breast augmentation surgery. The majority of my breast augmentation patients need surgery to “fix” hard, encapsulated, painful, distorted and ruptured implants from their previous breast augmentation surgeries. I am skilled in techniques to remove and creatively re-contour the breasts so they look natural, full and as symmetrical as possible. The OR nurses and I work so hard on these cases, and we stick to it until we get an appealing, natural result for each patient. My work is custom and nothing less.
treatments in my hands. 


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