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Welcome to La Via Plastic Surgery

Charlotta La Via, M.D., is a highly skilled plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Based in Santa Monica, California, Dr. La Via serves the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. La Via’s Southern California plastic surgery practice is thriving!

Dr. La Via practices a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including facial rejuvenation (face/neck lifts, brow lifts, eye-lid surgery, Botox® and fillers), breast surgery (enhancements, reductions, lifts, correction of asymmetry, and reconstruction following mastectomy), body contouring (tummy-tucks, belt lipectomies, liposuction, arm and thigh lifts), and removal of skin cancer with subsequent reconstruction.

20 Years Of Plastic Surgery Experience

A Leader In Cosmetic and Reconstructive Procedures

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

The field of plastic surgery has two branches: aesthetic and reconstructive. Aesthetic surgery, also called cosmetic surgery, consists of optional procedures patients choose to improve their appearance or restore a more youthful look and to increase their self-esteem. Such procedures are almost never covered by medical insurance.

Reconstructive procedures include surgery used to correct birth defects, surgery to correct a problem causing functional impairment (e.g. excessively large breasts), surgery to repair an injury, or surgery used to restore the look of the body after damage from another surgery. Such procedures are often covered, at least in part, by insurance. The most common example of this is reconstructive surgery of the breast, in which the breast is rebuilt after a mastectomy or lumpectomy to remove breast cancer. Dr. La Via is skilled in both branches of plastic surgery.

Our Team

Dedicated Team

At La Via Plastic Surgery, we explore each patient’s unique needs and expectations through a thorough evaluation, and meeting those expectations through careful surgical planning and postoperative care.


Our Patients Say

Dear Dr. La Via,

What a year it has been! How do I thank you for all you have done for me? You have always been there for me. You skills, compassion, kindness and support, got me through all those “bullets I had to dodge”. I feel so blessed that I was led to you. Your care got me to where I am now WHOLE and BEAUTIFUL.

So thank you again for all the time and energy you spent on me.

With Love and Peace (and many thanks)


Dr. La Via,

Your warm love and care has meant so much to me on this journey… Thank you so much for your tender, loving care! I feel you are not only my doctor, but truly a friend.



Dr. La Via,

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking such good care of me. I have to tell you, due to al my health issues most physicians treat me as a scary burden, a ticking time bomb of sorts. You were extremely kind, patient and caring towards me, on the other hand — and I appreciate that more than I can tell you. You treated me like a regular person. Thank you so much!!!



Dear Dr. La Via and staff,

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! My new friends (.) (.) and I are VERY happy with the outcome. Thank you for your hard work, and keeping me in safe hands. You guys are the best!



Dear Dr. La Via,

When I see your name I want to shout Viva, Viva. When I see your sparkling face I just thank God for leading me to you as my skilled, sunshine, makes house calls surgeon.

Thank you for doing such a fine job. If I can look at it, it must be healing well. You have excellent “bedside manner” — one feels confident and at peace in your hands.

God Bless you and your family.



Dearest Dr. Charlotta La Via,

While Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither were my new girlfriends. Thank you for your expertise, being the light of encouragement and your priceless bedside manner.

I don’t know how I would have managed this experience without you. All the best to you and your beautiful family.


Dear Dr La Via,

I wanted to say a proper “Thank You” for everything you have done for me this past year. You really make me feel comfortable and cared for — and for that I am really, really, really grateful! (My parents say “thanks” too!)

I feel very lucky to have met such great doctors to help me through my cancer — but I have to say, you are my favorite.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I hope 2012 brings you and your family a lot of love and happiness. Cheers!



Dr. La Via,

Thank you for being so fabulous – I’m so impressed with your skill, and so happy I got to experience it. You’ve given me the body I was always meant to have.

Thank you


Thanks so much for the wonderful care shown to us! I am so happy with how my body looks and feels! Also great to make a new friend!



Dear Dr. La Via,

Just a quickie to say thanks and “Job Well Done!” I so appreciate you fitting me into your schedule and for the professionalism you show in every area. Not only that – you make it actually FUN to go to the doc! (Just like my dad always did for his patients.) I know a good thing when I see it and you’re IT doc!

Many thanks again from me (and “the girls”).



Important To Know

RSS Important To Know

  • Surgical options for uneven breasts
    Uneven breasts, also known as breast asymmetry, is a condition in which a woman's breasts are noticeably different in size, shape or position. It can be fairly common and can affect a significant number of women.
  • Brazilian butt lift reversals and buttock restoration
    The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is still a popular procedure for buttock enhancement and augmentation, but there is a growing number of patients that wish to reverse their BBL results. In recent years, more and more patients have been looking to reverse their BBL procedures to achieve a more natural look.
  • What is ear pinning and what does it do?
    While there are many procedures that will reshape the ear for a variety of deformities, otoplasties concentrate on treating protrusion of the ear. This procedure is also commonly called "ear pinning," as it appears that one wishes to "pin their ears back" into the proper position.
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If you’d like to learn more, or want to sit down and talk with Dr. La Via about your individual goals for your appearance, please call us right away. Our convenient Santa Monica location is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Dr. La Via is an in-network provider for Blue Cross and Medicare.

For questions regarding billing and insurance claims please contact Sheryl Santos via email: precisiamedical@gmail.com or phone: 310-829-5550

Office Location:

2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 1180 West
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: 310 829 5550
Fax: 310 829 5502