Why Patients Prefer Dr. Dennis Bucko

Award-Winning Plastic Surgeon in San Diego

Dr. Dennis Bucko is an award-winning San Diego plastic surgeon and director of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center. He is honored to have been selected as San Diego’s “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in the 2014 San Diego Union-Tribune Readers’ Poll, after providing outstanding patient care for more than 35 years. He also has been selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by his peers.

Here’s why San Diegans seeking exceptional plastic surgery choose Dr. Bucko:

No Substitute for Experience

The single most important quality in a plastic surgeon is his experience. To perform such complex and life-changing procedures, surgeons need to accumulate ample real-world experience after establishing a solid foundation of proper training.

Dr. Bucko trained with the best mentors while in medical school and while completing his general surgery residency program. He is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Bucko served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla (for two terms) and maintains active membership in prestigious professional organizations, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

In more than three decades of practice, Dr. Bucko has accumulated extensive real-world experience in a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Accomplished Artist

Plastic surgery blends science and art, and requires a surgeon that understands both worlds. Dr. Bucko is a talented artist and sculptor who trained with a renowned sculptor in art school. He has a deep appreciation for beauty and an eye for spatial relationships. These qualities have helped him immeasurably in his plastic surgery practice.

Dr. Bucko is also a professional musician, and regularly plays harmonica and guitar with the California Cogs, a Rotary band that has raised thousands of dollars for Rotary charitable events over the last 10 years. He is a member of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary.

Attentive and Compassionate

Dr. Bucko is not only a talented surgeon, but he is a compassionate physician. He has a warm, but analytical and honest bedside manner that patients appreciate as they proceed through the surgical decision-making experience. From the first consultation through the final follow-up visit, Dr. Bucko is attuned to his patients’ needs. He always strives to be positive and encouraging to his patients, while at the same time addressing any of their concerns in a straightforward way.

Dr. Bucko’s compassionate nature has moved him to participate in the Mercy Outreach Surgical Teams, which provides surgical care to underprivileged children and adults in Mexico. With the team, Dr. Bucko has corrected cleft lips, cleft palates, burn scars and other physical deformities as needed for over 20 years.

Supported by Professional and Pleasant Staff

The plastic surgeon is always in charge, but must rely on a staff of knowledgeable experts to support him. These individuals are critical to provide excellent care during the pre- and post-operative stages, and help patients feel comfortable and safe. Dr. Bucko handpicked a group of top-notch medical professionals to staff Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center. Patients often remark that the Belladerma staff is pleasant, courteous and accommodating of their needs.

Meet Dr. Dennis Bucko

If you would like to meet Dr. Dennis Bucko and the team at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center, please schedule a consultation at our San Diego practice. Call us today to make an appointment.