“Ranch & Coast was first established in 1983 as an exclusive Rancho Santa Fe community publication, catering to the needs of one of the most affluent zip codes in the United States. The publication’s reach and coverage have expanded to add other areas of affluence including South Carlsbad, Olivenhain, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, Santaluz, and La Jolla — all in addition to the most complete saturation of Rancho Santa Fe available.

Ranch & Coast magazine’s vibrant and interesting editorial covers a diverse array of topics important to our readers’ lifestyles. Galas, arts and culture, philanthropy, personalities, dining, travel and leisure, wealth, fashion, home environment, health, beauty, and physical fitness — every month the editors keep readers informed about what’s happening in their world.”

In their August “La Jolla” issue, Ranch & Coast magazine featured an editorial detailing Dr. Kolstad’s humanitarian plastic surgery missions throughout the world.

On A Surgical Mission

In addition to specializing in state-of-the-art endoscopic procedures, La Jolla-based facial plastic surgeon Christopher Kolstad, MD is also dedicated to giving back where help is needed most. His passion is repairing congenital disfigurements on children who have no access to medical care, and his surgical missions have taken him to the Philippines, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, and Guatemala. “There is no better feeling than giving a few days of my time to make a lifetime of difference to these beautiful children and their families,” he notes. With every trip, Kolstad says he hears new heartwrenching stories that fuel his desire to return time and again. (858/859-2563, drkolstad.com)