Christine Petti, MD, FACS

Services Offered

Breast augmentation, lift, reduction | Smartlipo™ liposuction | SculpSure® 25-minute fat reduction | Face-lift, neck-lift, eyelid-lift | Rhinoplasty | Brazilian butt lift — fat transfer | Abdominoplasty | Vivace radiofrequency microneedling — Platelet Rich Plasma skin rejuvenation | SmartSkin™ laser peels | Fotofacial, Laser Genesis™, laser hair removal, laser facial, leg vein Rx | Botox®, Juvederm®, Voluma®, Vollure®, Volbella®, Kybella®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, Latisse®

“My face-lift and neck-lift technique is unique not only in the South Bay but throughout the nation and the world.”

This patient had a laser face-lift, neck-lift, Smartlifting™ of the neck and SmartSkin™ CO2 laser resurfacing of the complete face neck and décolletage.


I take pride in my ability to give my patients options for aesthetic surgical and nonsurgical care that incorporates the most contemporary technology with the goal of offering superior, natural and faster-healing treatments. My face- lift and neck-lift technique is unique not only in the South Bay but throughout the nation and the world. I utilize a fiber-optic laser dissection of the skin that is less traumatic, controls bleeding and is efficient and safe. I resurface the top layers of the skin with the SmartSkin™ CO2 fractional laser, creating smooth, luminescent skin that looks like a younger, natural version of the patient.


My staff and I are honored to receive the Easy Reader Best Of The Beach award 2019—for the fifth time in my career—for Best Cosmetic Surgeon and Best Medical Spa. We take this honor very seriously and thank all of our loyal patients in the South Bay and beyond. We know that we have to earn this accolade with every telephone call to our office, every customized plastic surgery consultation and every aesthetic surgical and nonsurgical treatment.


My goal and all my efforts as an excellent, experienced, ethical plastic surgeon are directed at making every patient encounter and doctor-patient relationship one that is life-changing for the betterment of the patient. Each procedure should be something the patient will enjoy and feel was worth their aesthetic efforts, commitment and investment.


My favorite skin care product is peel and bleach cream. It is a miracle worker short-term and long-term to keep skin clear and firm. Wrinkles soften, skin thickens with more dermal collagen, and spotty brown blemishes fade. I have used it for years, and it is the best “night cream” you can ever have—and cost-effective as well.


From an early age my father taught me: “Work hard. Play hard!” My husband, John Stoneburner, MD, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, and I love our individual professions. We try to balance the arduous work and long hours with fun events that take us to Coachella Valley, so we attend the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament each year. We love the passion and fight of the singles tennis competitions while enjoying the art, food, vistas and hikes of the desert.