Dr. Mark Mofid is a plastic surgeon who lives and works in the San Diego area. One of his most popular procedures is gluteal augmentation. He has done quite a bit of work to make this type of surgery both safer and more effective. He says that this procedure gets a bum rap from many people in America because they usually only hear about it when something goes awry. He is on a mission to change this public perception and make it as popular a procedure to have as it is in Brazil, the gluteal augmentation capital of the world.
When Dr. Mark Mofid first started doing this type of procedure several years ago he wasn’t happy with the implants in use back then. He says they were prone to slipping out of place and they didn’t provide the most natural look. He poured hundreds of hours into research coming up with a new implant which is now being used by many other plastic surgeons who do this type of procedure. His implant works with muscular system to stay firmly in place. Because it has a lower profile than the older implants it also presents a much more natural look.
As of 2012 there were more than 20,000 gluteal augmentation procedures performed each year in Brazil. Meanwhile there were just about 1,000 of this type of procedure performed in the United States in that year. When Dr. Mark Mofid decided to learn about how to do this type of procedure he decided the best way to learn would be to go to Brazil and learn from the experts there. This led him to Dr. Gonzalez who has been doing this procedure since 1984. He says he learned a lot from Dr. Gonzalez and this led to him learning everything he needed to know to successfully do this type of procedure himself.
Dr. Mark Mofid has a clinic located in La Jolla, just outside of San Diego. He is a graduate of Harvard University and earned his at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has thousands of patient visits each year and is accepting new patients presently.