Dr. Kiersten L. Riedler, Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Kiersten L. Riedler, M.D.

Dr. Kiersten L. Riedler is a bilingual Harvard honors graduate, double board-certified plastic surgeon, and med spa provider who oversees our La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa team in Carlsbad and La Jolla. Patients from Oceanside, Encinitas, San Marcos, and surrounding San Diego cities appreciate the compassionate care and expertise she provides when making their cosmetic dreams a reality.

"Using my attention to detail and aesthetic eye to help my patients face the world with newfound confidence is so rewarding. When my patients tell me, ‘I look like myself, but better,’ I know I’ve succeeded in creating a beautiful and natural result."

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The care and kindness of the staff you want me to cook you some more tacos no I probably shouldn't e…*
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Dr Riedler is a gifted surgeon who sincerely cares about her patients. I’m so grateful I found her…*
Mar 8, 2024
Best staff, best surgeon, best everything. I LOVE LJCSC and Med Spa!*
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Credentials At-a-Glance


  • Fellowship, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Sutter Health
  • Residency, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
  • MD: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Harvard University

Board Certification

  • American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Societies, Associations, & Leadership

  • Active Member: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Active Member: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Active Member: American College of Surgeons
  • Active Member: American Medical Association
  • Active Member: California Medical Association
  • Active Member: San Diego County Medical Association
  • Active Member: The Triological Society

Dr. Riedler’s Path to Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics

Born and raised in San Diego, Dr. Riedler graduated from Harvard University with honors in neurobiology and a foreign language citation in Spanish. She earned her medical degree from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, where she also completed a 5-year head and neck surgery residency program.

Before joining La Jolla Cosmetic’s surgical practice and medical spa, Dr. Riedler rounded out her training with a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Sykes, former president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Today, Dr. Riedler’s facial plastic surgery expertise is well-regarded throughout Southern California, and she is considered an integral part of San Diego’s most-awarded med spa.

Leadership in Facial Aesthetics

As part of her dedication to advancing the fields of aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery, Dr. Riedler has published a breadth of medical articles focusing on subjects such as dermal fillers, facelift surgery, and rhinoplasty. As one of San Diego’s leading facial plastic surgery specialists, she is also a featured presenter at industry symposiums and meetings discussing topics such as improving filler placement techniques, reducing swelling after rhinoplasty, using micro-injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic in the lower face and neck, and more.

I prioritize communication, trust, and building relationships with everyone I treat. If you have been thinking about rejuvenating your look through facial plastic surgery or an aesthetic treatment, I can’t wait to help you make your vision a reality.

Dr. Kiersten Riedler

Dedicated to Accessibility

As a top facial plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Riedler devotes herself to her practice and is passionate about delivering the best care to all patients she encounters. She became fluent in written and spoken Spanish after spending the summer after her first year of medical school in Guatemala as part of a Spanish immersion program. During her training at LA County Hospital, Dr. Riedler predominantly cared for underserved, Spanish-speaking patients. She is a certified medical interpreter, and being bilingual enables her to offer consultations in both languages to accommodate her patients.

Outside the Office

When she’s not helping patients look and feel fabulous, Dr. Riedler can be found baking, cooking, cycling, surfing, and spending time at San Diego’s stunning beaches. She also has a heart for music, having served as first violinist for the Harvard Pops Orchestra and as a Harvard TAPS Dance Company member.

Dr. Riedler Looks Forward To Making Your Aesthetic Visions a Reality

Dr. Riedler looks forward to discussing and exploring your aesthetic needs and goals. To arrange a personalized consultation with Dr. Riedler at La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa, please request a consultation online or call  (858) 788-7989 to schedule your appointment.

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