Reflect the
Beauty Within.
Susan Kaweski, MD

Reflect the
Beauty Within.
Susan Kaweski, MD

Female Plastic Surgeon in La Mesa & San Diego

At Aesthetic Arts Institute, plastic surgery is a path to accomplishing your personal goals: the way you want to look, feel, and live every day. We are your partners in achieving your vision for aesthetic improvement, providing high-quality medicine, and support throughout your care.

Dr. Susan Kaweski leads our team. She brings to your treatment impeccable credentials and over 25 years of practice in plastic, craniofacial, and general surgery. She founded the practice on values that define our work and your experience as a patient: safety, comfort, and excellence in aesthetics.

Whether you have a specific procedure in mind or are exploring options for revision and rejuvenation, Dr. Kaweski will dedicate time to your care and to ensuring you understand treatment options. She brings the same focus and attention to detail to the plastic surgery procedures she conducts for San Diego and La Mesa patients, creating attractive, natural-looking outcomes.

Veterans Specials

We discount our services for all military
(active and non-active)

About Dr. Kaweski

Dr. Kaweski is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American, California, and International Societies of Plastic Surgeons. She maintains leadership in the field as an educator and author of several articles for national and international medical journals. She is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego and mentors premedical students in her office and surgery center. She is also recognized as Dr. Mommy Makeover™ and offers expertise in rejuvenation procedures following childbirth and breastfeeding.

Dr. Kaweski’s training includes two surgical residencies and an advanced fellowship in craniofacial surgery. She also served honorably in the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corps (retired as a Captain) before beginning private practice in plastic surgery in San Diego and La Mesa.

While these factors contribute to Dr. Kaweski’s high standard of care, it is her approach to patients that distinguishes her work. By choosing her for your plastic surgery, you are partnering with a practitioner who will communicate with you effectively, involve you in your care, and help you enter treatment with confidence.


MD: Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA
MA: Microbiology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
BA: Biology, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Residency: General Surgery, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA;
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA;
Craniofacial Surgery, Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery in Southfield, MI with Dr. Ian T. Jackson; Dr. Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio at  Hospital Angeles, Mexico City, Mexico; and Dr. Claus Lauritzen in Goteborg, Sweden.

Our Specialties

Dr. Kaweski has expertise in a variety of procedures for the face, breasts, body, and skin. The options available at Aesthetics Arts Institute represent a full continuum of aesthetic improvement, from minor revision to more comprehensive surgery to ongoing maintenance and health. Our practice also invests in the latest technology to give patients greater comfort and more effective outcomes. In our care, you can expect recommendations specific to your needs and services designed to achieve your personal goals.


Address signs of aging in a natural-looking and attractive way. Dr. Kaweski leverages her extensive experience in craniofacial procedures to improve aesthetics and restore volume, tone, and smoothness to features. The focus of her facelift is rejuvenation rather than dramatic change, with a plastic surgery procedure designed to help you appear years younger.

Smart Lipo

Explore an advanced, minimally invasive approach to liposuction. Smartlipo™ reshapes your body’s contour by breaking up and removing fat cells from trouble-spots. The laser technology has limited effect on the surrounding tissue, tightens skin tissue in treated areas, and reduces the recovery period compared to traditional liposuction.

Tummy Tuck

Get a firmer, more defined belly with a single surgical procedure. Tummy tuck eliminates excess skin and fat from your mid-section left over after major weight change, accomplishing what diet and exercise often will not. This plastic surgery procedure is particularly effective for San Diego and La Mesa women following pregnancy.

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