Education

Fellowship
Microsurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
Residency
Plastic Surgery, LAC + USC Medical Center, 1996
Residency
Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1994
Internship
Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1990
Degree
MD, University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1989

Medical Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2000

Gender

Male

State License

G78770
  • About Me

    About Me

    Andrew Louis Da Lio, MD, is the Clinical Professor and Chief in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and specializes in cosmetic surgery and microsurgical breast reconstruction. Dr. Da Lio joined the faculty of the UCLA Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery as an Assistant Professor in 1997. Dr. Da Lio led the division’s quality assurance committee, overhauled the resident curriculum, and served as the Director of Microsurgery. In August 2011, he was named Chief of the UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    Andrew Da Lio, MD was born in Ironwood, Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency in general surgery at the prestigious Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and matched into the plastic surgery residency program at the USC Keck School of Medicine. After finishing his residency training, he elected to complete an additional subspecialty fellowship in microvascular surgery at UCLA.

    Dr. Da Lio's main areas of clinical expertise are in facial aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, and breast reconstruction. His research focuses on microsurgery, objective assessment of abdominal wall function after free TRAM flap breast reconstruction, the use of nuclear medicine imaging (FDG-PET scanning) in differentiating benign and malignant lesions after breast reconstruction, and the role of decision analysis in breast reconstruction surgery. Specific topics of interest in clinical decision-making include the role of autologous blood donation in free flap breast reconstructive surgery, reconstruction in locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer, and the use of anti-thrombotic agents in free flap surgery. His basic science research focuses on the effects of anabolic steroids in wound healing. In addition, Dr. Da Lio has developed a Staged Wise-pattern reconstruction technique for the large and / or ptotic breast that reduces the incidence of tissue necrosis common with the more traditional Wise-pattern reconstruction. He has also published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and multiple textbook chapters. Dr. Da Lio also has a great interest and extensive experience in facial aesthetic surgery and with cosmetic injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma. He also performs body contouring procedures and elective breast surgery with excellent results.

    Links

  • Locations

    UCLA Cosmetic Surgery Center

    (primary location)
    Address
    200 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Suite 465
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-206-7521
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Plastic Surgery
    American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2000

    Education

    Fellowship
    Microsurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
    Residency
    Plastic Surgery, LAC + USC Medical Center, 1996
    Residency
    Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1994
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1990
    Degree
    MD, University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1989
  • Clinical Interests
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Aesthetic Dermatology (BOTOX, Fillers, and Chemical Peels)
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Breast Implants (implant removal/capsulectomy, correction of breast implants problems)
    • Breast Reconstruction (breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction)
    • Breast Surgery
    • Cosmetic/Aesthetic Surgery (facelift, necklift, browlift, eyelid surgery)
    • Derma Filler Injection
    • Derma Fillers
    • Eyebrow Lifts Endoscopic
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • General Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Liposuction
    • Scar Revision
    • Skin Resurfacing
  • Research

    Research Interest

    1. Substrate specificity of RNAse P 1983-85
      DaLio AL (Advisor: Engelke DR)
      Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology
      University of Michigan Medical School
    2. Cleavage / packaging signals of Herpes Simplex Virus 6 1986
      DaLio AL (Advisor: Frenkel N)
      Committee on Virology and Human Genetics
      University of Chicago
    3. Breast reconstruction in advanced breast cancer 1996
      Shaw WW, DaLio AL, and Sayah DN
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine
    4. The effects of anabolic steroids on wound-healing in rats 1996-1999
      DaLio AL, Sayah D, and Cutcliffe BJ
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine
    5. Objective assessment of abdominal wall function after free TRAM flap 1996-2005
      breast reconstruction
      Shaw WW and DaLio AL
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine
    6. The use FDG-PET scanning in differentiating benign and malignant 1996
      lesions after breast reconstruction
      Shaw WW and DaLio AL
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine
    7. The role of antiplatelet therapy on microvascular surgery 1996-2000
      Shaw WW, DaLio AL, and Honig MP
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine
    8. The effects of oxandrolone on wound tensile breaking strength in a rat model 1999
      Shaw WW and DaLio AL
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine
    9. Allergan Medical Style 410 Silicone-Filled Breast Implant CARE clinical study 2009-Present
      Da Lio AL, Crisera CA, Festekjian JH and Lipa JE
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine
    10. Comparison of immediate implant placement vs. the staged tissue expander 2010-Present
      technique in breast reconstruction
      Crisera CA, Da Lio AL, Festekjian JH and Lipa JE
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine
    11. The effect of prior abdominal surgery on abdominal based free flaps 2010in breast reconstruction
      Crisera CA, Da Lio AL, Festekjian JH and Lipa JE
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine
    12. Evaluation of the staged tissue expander technique vs. immediate implant 2010
      breast reconstruction in patients with prior breast augmentation surgery
      Crisera CA, Da Lio AL, Festekjian JH and Lipa JE
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine
    13. The effect of radial forearm free flap on the ulnar artery: a model for 2010
      vascular delay
      Crisera CA, Da Lio AL, Festekjian JH and Lipa JE
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine
    14. MROC – Mastectomy Reconstruction Outcomes Consortium 2011-Present
      Principal Investigators Wikins, Ed and Pusic, A
      UCLA Site PI: Da Lio AL. Co-PIs: Crisera CA, Festekjian JH, Tseng C
      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      UCLA School of Medicine

    Publications

    Read my PubMed publications

    Journal Publications

    1. Leontis N, Da Lio AL, Strobel M, and Engelke D. Effects of tRNA-intron structure on cleavage of precursor tRNAs byRNAse P from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Nucleic Acids Research, 16(6): 2537-2552, March 1988.
    2. Da Lio AL and Jones NF. New concepts and materials in microvascular grafting: prosthetic graft endothelial cell seeding and gene therapy. Microsurgery, 18(4): 263-266, 1998.
    3. Karanas YL, Leong DS, Da Lio AL, Waldron R.N., Watson JP, Chang HC, Shaw WW. Surgical treatment of breast cancer in previously augmented patients. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 111(3): 1084-1086, March 2003.
    4. Karanas YL, Sntoro TD, Da Lio, AL, Shaw, WW. Free TRAM flap breast reconstruction after abdominal liposuction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 112(7): 1851-1854, December 2003.
    5. Karanas YL, Santoro TD, Shaw WW, Da Lio AL. Use of the latissimus dorsi flap for recontouring and augmentation after TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 48(4): 343-347, April 2002.
    6. Mehrara BJ, Santoro TD, Smith A, Arcilla EA, Watson JP, Shaw WW, Da Lio AL. Alternative venous outflow vessels in microvascular breast reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 112(2): 448-455, August 2003.
    7. Mehrara BJ, Santoro TD, Smith A, Watson JP, Shaw WW, Da Lio AL. Improving recipient vessel exposure during microvascular breast reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 51(4): 361-365, October 2003.
    8. Mehrara BJ, Santoro T, Arcilla E, Watson JP, Shaw WW, Da Lio AL. Complications after microvascular breast reconstruction: experience with 1195 flaps. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 118(5): 1100-1111, October 2006.
    9. Eo S, SuRak, Kim SS, Da Lio, AL. Nipple reconstruction with C-v flap using dermofat graft. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 58(2): 137-140, February 2007.
    10. Vyas RM, Dickinson BP, Festekjian JH, Watson JP, Da Lio AL, Crisera CA. Risk factors for abdominal donor-site morbidity in free flap breast reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 121(5): 1519-1526, May 2008.
    11. Mosahebit A, Da Lio AL, Mehrara BJ. The use of a pectoralis major flap to improve internal mammary vessels exposure and reduce contour deformity in microvascular free flap breast reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 61(1): 30-34, July 2008.
    12. Grewal NS, Spoon DB, Kawamoto HK, Jones NF, Da Lio AL, Crisera C, Benhaim P, Bradley JP. Predictive factors in identifying subspecialty fellowship applicants who will have academic practices. Plastic and Reconstructive
      Surgery, 122(4): 1264-1271, October 2008.
    13. 13. Boyd JB, Gelfand M, Da Lio A, Shaw W, Watson JP. Comparison of superior gluteal artery musculocutaneous and superior gluteal artery perforator flaps for microvascular breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 123(6): 1641-1647, June 2009.
    14. Antony AK, Kamdar M, Da Lio AL, Mehrara BJ. Technique of internal mammary dissection using pectoralis major flap to prevent contour deformities. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 123(6): 1674-1675, June 2009.
    15. Wan DC, Tseng CY, Anderson-Dam J, Da Lio AL, Crisera C, Festekjian JH. Inclusion of mesh in donor-site repair of free TRAM and muscle-sparing free TRAM yields comparable rates of abdominal complications to DIEP reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 126 (2): 367-374, August 2010.
    16. Wan DC, Tseng CY, Anderson-Dam J, Dalio AL, Crisera CA, Festekjian JH. Inclusion of mesh in donor-site repair of free TRAM and muscle-sparing free TRAM flaps yields rates of abdominal complications comparable to those of DIEP flap reconstruction. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 126(2): 367-374, August 2010.
    17. Liu TS, Crisera CA, Festekjian JH, Da Lio AL. Staged wise-pattern skin excision for reconstruction of the large and ptotic breast. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 126(6): 1831-1839, December 2010.
    18. Kropf N, Macadam SA, McCarthy C, Disa JJ, Pusic AL, Da Lio A, Crisera C, Mehrara BJ. Influence of the recipient vessel on fat necrosis after breast reconstruction with a free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap. Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery, 44(2): 96-101, April 2010.
    19. Crisera CA, Chang EI, Da Lio AL, Festekjian JH, Mehrara BJ. Immediate free flap reconstruction for advancedstage breast cancer: is it safe? Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 128(1): 32-41, July 2011.
    20. Roostaeian J, Pavone L, Da Lio A, Lipa J, Festekjian J, Crisera C. Immediate placement of implants in breast reconstruction: patient selection and outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg, 127(4): 1407-1416, April 2011.
    21. Chang EI, Vaca L, Da Lio AL, Festekjian JH, Crisera CA. Assessment of advanced age as a risk factor in microvascular breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg, 67(3): 255-259, September 2011.
    22. Chang EI, Mehrara BJ, Festekjian JH, Da Lio AL, Crisera CA. Vascular complications and microvascular free flap salvage: the role of thrombolytic agents. Microsurgery, 31(7): 505-509, October 2011.
    23. Vardanian AJ, Clayton JL, Roostaeian J, Shirvanian V, Da Lio A, Lipa JE, Crisera C, Festekjian JH. Comparison of implant-based immediate breast reconstruction with and without acellular dermal matrix. Plast Reconstr Surg, 128(5): 403e-410e, November 2011.
    24. Roostaeian J, Sanchez I, Vardanian A, Da Lio A, Festekjian J, Crisera C. Comparison of immediate implant placement versus the staged tissue expander technique in breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg, 129(6): 909e- 918e, June 2012.
    25. Chang EI, Carlsen BC, Festekjian JH, Da Lio AL, Crisera CA. Salvage rates of compromised free flap breast reconstruction after recurrent thrombosis. Ann Plast Surg, November 2012. ePub ahead of print
    26. Chang EI, Liu TS, Festekjian JH, Da Lio AL, Crisera CA. Effects of radiation therapy for breast cancer based on type of free flap reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg, 131(1): 1e-8e, January 2013.

    Book Chapters

    1. Da Lio AL and Sherman R: Chronic post-traumatic osteomyelitis of the lower extremity, in Habal MD (ed): Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. St. Louis, Mosby Yearbook Medical Publishers, 1997, pp. 153-162
    2. Da Lio AL and Shaw WW: Chapter 67 – Reconstruction of the posterior trunk, in Weinzweig J (ed): Plastic Surgery Secrets. Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia, 1999, pp. 14-18
    3. Shaw WW and Da Lio AL: Tensor facia lata free flap in breast reconstruction, in Zamboni W and Russell RC (eds): Manual of Free Flaps. Boston, Little, Brown, and Company.
    4. Beanes SR and Da Lio AL: Benign breast disease, in Benhaim P, Chang J, Greer SE, Hedrick MH, Longaker MT, and Lorenz HP (eds): The Handbook of Plastic Surgery. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2001.
    5. Beanes SR, Da Lio AL, and Shaw WW: Breast neoplasia and mammoplasty, in Benhaim P, Chang J, Greer SE, Hedrick MH, Longaker MT, and Lorenz HP (eds): The Handbook of Plastic Surgery. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2001.
    6. Arcilla EE, Da Lio AL, Shaw WW: Anatomy of the lower extremity: Handbook of Plastic Surgery. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2001.
    7. Beanes SR and Da Lio AL: Benign breast disease: Handbook of Plastic Surgery. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2001.
    8. Da Lio AL, Beanes SR: Breast neoplasia and mammography: Handbook of Plastic Surgery. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2001.
    9. Da Lio, AL: Introduction to facial rejuvenation, in Kim J, Lask G, and Nelson, A (Eds.): Comprehensive Aesthetic Rejuvenation: A Regional Approach. Informa Healthcare, 2012, pp27.
    10. Da Lio, AL: The aging process of the face, in Kim J, Lask G, and Nelson, A (Eds.): Comprehensive Aesthetic Rejuvenation: A Regional Approach. Informa Healthcare, 2012, pp28.
    11. Liu, TS, Da Lio, AL: Surgical interventions for the aging face: rhytidectomy (facelift), in Kim J, Lask G, and Nelson, A (Eds.): Comprehensive Aesthetic Rejuvenation: A Regional Approach. Informa Healthcare, 2012, pp 91-98.
    12. Da Lio, AL: Introduction to fat and body rejuvenation, in Kim J, Lask G, and Nelson, A (Eds.): Comprehensive Aesthetic Rejuvenation: A Regional Approach. Informa Healthcare, 2012, pp 131-132.
    13. Da Lio, AL: The impact of obesity, in Kim J, Lask G, and Nelson, A (Eds.): Comprehensive Aesthetic Rejuvenation: A Regional Approach. Informa Healthcare, 2012, pp 133.
    14. Da Lio, AL: Liposuction, in Kim J, Lask G, and Nelson, A (Eds.): Comprehensive Aesthetic Rejuvenation: A Regional Approach. Informa Healthcare, 2012, pp 145-147.
    15. Da Lio, AL: Body contouring surgery, in Kim J, Lask G, and Nelson, A (Eds.): Comprehensive Aesthetic Rejuvenation: A Regional Approach. Informa Healthcare, 2012, pp 148-151.
    16. Da Lio, AL: Breast contouring surgery, in Kim J, Lask G, and Nelson, A (Eds.): Comprehensive Aesthetic Rejuvenation: A Regional Approach. Informa Healthcare, 2012, pp 152-160.

    Other Publications

    1. Da Lio AL, Strobel M, and Engelke D: Substrate specificity of RNAse P. University of Michigan Medical Student Research Forum. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1984.
  • News & Awards

    In the News

    “Kathleen’s Story: Feeling Whole Again.” Medical Diary, Episode #50. Discovery Health Channel. Free TRAM flap breast reconstruction for cancer patients. Aired October 2000.

    ABC 7 News, Commentary: “Allergan Posed to Tighten Grip on Market” December 22, 2005

    ABC News / Nightline. “Hollywood Actors: Ditch the Plastic Surgery.” Neal Karlinsky and Mary-Rose Abraham. September 16, 2010.

    KFWB Radio News. Plastic Surgery in 2012. Host Bob McCormick. June 26, 2012.

    USA Today. “Trends in Plastic Surgery”. February 20, 2013.

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