a unique practice focused on personal attention

The decision to pursue plastic surgery is a personal one. When done appropriately, it is a positive life experience. My goal is to meet with you, evaluate what areas concern you, and discuss the possibilities. To achieve results, I’ll bring my skills as a Stanford, breast and cosmetic fellowship trained, board certified plastic surgeon who has been in practice for over a decade. I will bring my compassion, my education, and my experience; you’ll bring your desire to maximize and sustain the results we reach together.

I believe you must feel comfortable and open with your plastic surgeon. My greatest satisfaction as a cosmetic doctor, and as a woman, comes afterward– when we appreciate the results achieved, whether it be enhancing what you have or reconstructing an area back to normal.  I have lived in the Bay Area for over a decade. My patients come from all over Northern California and the Bay Area, with a concentration in the cities of the Peninsula near my office. I understand the natural aesthetic and active lifestyles of my patients.

post-baby mommy makeover

Having children is a blessing, and one of the best journeys I have ever taken.  As a mother of three, I know the toll pregnancy takes on the body.  Plastic surgery after pregnancy is not needed by everyone.  But for many it allows us a way to reclaim our bodies after having babies.  The benefits to self esteem and sexuality can be great.

cosmetic possibilities

Many people wanting plastic surgery know the areas they want to improve, but may not know exactly which treatments can help solve their specific flaws.

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megavolume fat transfer. theory and principles

Journal time! This March 2014 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal had an article by Dr. Khouri et al discussing “Megavolume Autologous Fat Transfer: Part I.  Theory and Principles.” As you know, I love fat transfer, and any pearls or insights I like to share with you. Principles of Graft Survival. Graft to Recipient Interface.  Fancy

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journal time: comparing abdominoplasty techniques (do you know what quilting sutures, progressive tension sutures, and high superior tension is?)

I had a patient visit recently who had really done her research on abdominoplasty.  She had seen a multitude of doctors here and was talking to me about the actual inside the body surgery techniques.  She focused on this because one of my colleagues in the Bay Area does what is called the progressive tension

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Current trends and Future Projections of Cosmetic Surgery

Journal time! There was an interesting article in my recent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, “Plastic Surgery: Quo Vadis? Current Trends and Future Projections of Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Procedures in the US” This was a study out of Germany, NYU, and the UN Population Fund.  They looked at the Aesthetic Society cosmetic surgery statistics from 1997

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