Come Celebrate the BEST

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Thanks to our amazing patients, Dr. Bucko was recently voted San Diego’s BEST Cosmetic Surgeon in the UT Readers Poll, and his Belladerma Skin Care Center was among the finalists for BEST Medical Spa. Now, it’s time to celebrate!

Join us for – The BEST Party
The Best Doctor. The Best Patients. The Best Party.

Wednesday, September 24th
3655 Nobel Drive, Suite 100

This party will be like no other party we’ve ever had before!


  • A night full of fun with a comic performance and exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Dr. Bucko’s practice
  • Super Specials – ONE NIGHT ONLY
  • Raffle prizes
  • Vendor booths
  • Food & Drink

Limited Space – RSVP Today!

Call 858-453-8484 or


What’s new? Dr. Bucko shares what’s trending in plastic surgery.

Less Is More – Trends in Plastic Surgery

trending“Less is more” according to Dr. Dennis Bucko, who was recently named BEST Cosmetic Surgeon in the UT Readers poll. Dr Bucko is one of the most experienced board certified plastic surgeons in Southern California, and director of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center in San Diego, California.

Dr Bucko notes that facial rejuvenation concepts have come full circle over the last 30 years. Now, patients seeking the “fountain of youth” can achieve incredible results with safe and simple surgical and non-surgical procedures to turn back the clock on aging, with little downtime.

Decades ago surgical procedures consisted of simply removing loose skin and occasionally, some fat. If a patient was looking to improve their skin’s texture or reducing wrinkles, the only option was a  simple Phenol Chemical Peel which smoothed out wrinkles, but often left the skin with a lighter, unnatural look.

In the 80’s and 90’s surgeons became bolder in an attempt to get longer lasting results and started to do deeper face lifts, tightening muscles and deep connective tissue and even lifting muscle off bones to shift soft tissues. A  “Deep Facelift” can take 8 hours even when done by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon. Cheek and chin implants placed directly on the bones were also used freely to reshape the face. Although beneficial, these advanced procedures usually left patients swollen and bruised for weeks.  A “Facelift” was seen as a feared procedure even though the results might be more dramatic and longer lasting.

“Over the past 15 years we have developed safer and less traumatic techniques that younger patients, seeking less dramatic changes and safer, fast recovery, have demanded procedures designed for maintenance and simplicity. We now do simple surgical face and neck lifts, like our Belladerma Mini Facelift, in 90 minutes with a few days recovery. We also have scores of non-surgical and less expensive options for rejuvenation with almost no downtime. Filler and neurotoxin injections can smooth out wrinkles in just a few minutes. Lasers smooth skin and remove age spots, like ironing and dry cleaning a wrinkled and soiled dress.”

Modern, experienced plastic surgeons can now do “more with less”.


Article written for the San Diego Union Tribune.

Goodbye Summer

GSlabordaypostAs we wind down from all the summer excitement of vacations, days at the beach and BBQs, we look back on the memories that were made and get ready for a new season of fun. Here in San Diego, the warm days and sunshine don’t fade away quickly, and we want to make sure we’re still taking care of our skin.

Back in July we posted some tips on taking care of your skin over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Our patients found them to be helpful, so we decided to highlight them one more time before we say goodbye to summer.

Get the Three Tips for Beautiful Skin, here.

You can also still take advantage of our popular Summer Specials:

  1. Sun Intervention Treatment – Purchase (4) facial treatments for only $400
  2. Summer Glow Collection$199
    • Jane Iredale Tantasia Self-Tanner & Bronzer
    • Jane Iredale Golden Shimmer Face & Body Lotion
    • Neocutis ReActive Anti-Oxidant Serum
    • Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

Enjoy these specials until 9/30/14. We hope you enjoy your long weekend and fun in the sun!

San Diego’s BEST Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Dennis Bucko, director of the Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center, would like to thank everyone who voted him San Diego’s BEST Cosmetic Surgeon, and also included his Skin Care Center as a finalist for BEST Medical Spa in this year’s San Diego UT Readers Poll. Read more

Twice As Brilliant

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Receive up to $200 for future treatments or products

You can even use any available Brilliant Distinctions savings.

Visit us to start earning double today!


Not a member yet? Join Brilliant Distinctions.

You’ll earn points towards savings on select Allergan treatments and products and can start earning points by shopping at the Brilliant Distinctions mall!





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FREE Brilliant Distinctions App for iPhones

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Everyone is doing it. Your mother, your sister, your best friend… probably even you.

It’s Botox, silly! And if you’re getting Botox injections, then you’re probably a member of Allergan’s loyalty program, Brilliant Distinctions. It’s the best way to save on your Botox, and can also help you save on other products, like Juvederm and Latisse. It’s easy–

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CoolSculpting by Dr. Dennis Bucko

Dr.Dennis Bucko is a board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Bucko talks about having the CoolSculpting treatment for fat reduction. CoolSculpting Read more

Belladerma hits the Sweet Spot!

cosmelan packMost of us struggle with dark spots or uneven pigmentation on our face at some point in our lives. And, it’s common to feel like you’ve tried every product and treatment out there to correct it. Today, your struggle ends here!

Dr. Bucko and his Belladerma Skin Care department are excited to offer Cosmelan as their newest addition to the list of pigment correction treatments. Cosmelan is a medical grade treatment that targets all types of uneven pigmentation issues. It’s a topical solution with active ingredients that lighten existing dark patches while inhibiting the development of new ones. Not only does Dr. Bucko and his team love this new treatment, his patients do too!

Who’s a candidate for Cosmelan?

  • Patients of all ethnicities who have skin discolorations and hyperpigmentation
  • Patients who’s pigment originates from genetics, race, sex, pregnancy, oral contraceptives and menopause
  • Patients with sun damage

What are the benefits of Cosmelan?

  • One time treatment
  • Suitable for ALL skin types
  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Brightens complexion
  • Improves texture of the skin
  • Little to no downtime

What are you waiting for? Call today – 858.453.8484 –  to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of Dr. Bucko’s Medical Aestheticians, and they’ll help you decide if Cosmelan is right for you. Dr. Bucko wants you to be among his happy patients who have experienced amazing results!


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Cosmelan Depigmentation Treatment

Medical Aesthetician Katy Landavazo shows an amazing before and after result from one treatment of Cosmelan. The patient, Kathy, is Read more

New FDA approved “Gummy Bear” Implants

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Wanna Keep ‘Em Guessing?

Sure you do! When it comes to plastic surgery, we all want to look “enhanced” without looking like we had anything done; especially with breast augmentation surgery. A recent article* states “Although there are still some women who are interested in very large breast implants, most women today considering breast augmentation surgery are interested in a natural looking result with a breast profile in proportion with the rest of their frame.”

With Dr. Bucko’s Ideal Breast procedure, your goals are determined at the initial consultation. Understanding these goals allows Dr. Bucko to make the appropriate recommendations regarding surgical technique and implant style. Since having natural looking breasts is a common goal among his patients, Dr. Bucko researches the latest advancements on how to achieve this goal.

The most recent FDA approval of form stable shaped implants, also known as “gummy bear” implants, is of great benefit to patients who desire a natural result with breast augmentation surgery. The newly approved implants are designed to create a more natural breast shape as they are anatomically shaped and consist of a firmer, cohesive gel, allowing the implants to retain their form.


In addition to providing a more natural shape, the implants have several other benefits listed below:

  • Decreased risk of capsular contracture
  • Decreased risk of implant rupture
  • Decreased risk of rippling of the breast

You may be a candidate for “gummy bear” implants if:

  • You desire larger breasts with a natural result
  • You need a slight breast lift but don’t want the scars
  • You have capsular contracture and want to replace your implants
  • You are thin with small breasts or little breast tissue

Ultimately, Dr. Bucko strives to meet all your goals and expectations. He conducts a thorough consultation where he discusses all the available options that might fit your needs. Dr. Bucko recently conducted his Truly Natural breast study, where he used the new form stable implants to confirm their benefits and potentially meet patients’ goals.

To find out more about Dr. Bucko’s Ideal Breast procedure or gummy bear implants, please call 877-DRBUCKO.



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