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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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The top 5 surgical procedures in plastic surgery are….

These are the stats from 2013 from the ASPS 2013 National Clearinghouse of Platic Surgery Statistics.  The top 5 surgical procedures are Breast augmentation Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) Liposuction Facelift For those of you who guessed my quiz, you were very good! What is intersting is these statistics are slightly different than in

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ASAPS meeting in San Francisco. The Aesthetic meeting is coming! The aesthetic meeting is coming!

The end of April brings April showers AND The Aesthetic meeting. I am frequently asked “What is new in plastic surgery?”  ”Is there anything I should know about?” I don’t go to the Aesthetic national meeting every year.  Unfortunately there aren’t groundbreaking advances occurring so rapidly.  But I love to go as the Aesthetic Society always

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megavolume fat transfer, second blog- how do we optimize where we graft to? (the face or breast)

This is part two of my megavolume fat transfer talk. Recipient site constraints. We have more success grafting in small amounts (like we do in the face) or into really vascular spaces (like the muscular buttock).  But what about grafting a large volume into a tight space (like the breast) or a scarred, previously radiated

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