Frequently Asked Questions
What is cosmetic surgery?
Our experienced cosmetic surgeons specialize in facial plastic surgery (facelift, browlift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, etc.) and body contouring procedures (breast surgery, abdominoplasty, liposuction, etc.). Complementary therapies such as skin care, botox, soft tissue fillers, and microdermabrasion are also available.
Why Stanford Cosmetic Surgery?
Stanford Cosmetic Surgery provides a level of service and expertise that cannot be found in a private practice setting. After meeting with one of our expert faculty, we design a program around your specific goals and needs. This personalized plan is then put into action by our clinical care team, who will stay with you every step of the way from preop to postop and recovery. Our procedures are performed in the brand new, state of the art Stanford Medical Center. Our surgeons are also accomplished researchers in the field of plastic & reconstructive surgery as well as teachers of the next generation of plastic surgeons. This provides our surgeons with a unique combination of experience that can only be found here at Stanford Cosmetic Surgery.
What cosmetic procedures does the clinic specialize in?
Our experienced cosmetic surgeons specialize in facial plastic surgery (facelift, browlift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, etc.) and body contouring procedures (breast surgery, abdominoplasty, liposuction, etc.). Complementary therapies such as skin care, botox, soft tissue fillers and microdermabrasion are also available.
What can I expect at the initial consultation?
At your initial consultation, we will focus on listening to your goals and expectations and conduct an examination. We will then discuss whether we share the same vision of your outcome and if we can achieve the desired result.
I’ve never had facial rejuvenating treatments. What should I expect from my first treatment?
Common side effects of facial rejuvenating treatments include the possibility of bruising, mild swelling or redness to the skin, and some social downtime. Your provider will discuss all of the risks and benefits of each treatment, associated downtime (if any), overall recovery, and any post-treatment care that may be required. Depending on the type of treatment desired, many treatments can be completed the same day as the consultation.
How can I best prepare for my cosmetic procedure?
Be able to communicate your medical history, past cosmetic treatments, and current medications with your provider. Any further pre-treatment instructions will be provided to you at your consultation.
What are some possible contraindications for cosmetic procedures?
Many cosmetic treatments are not suited for patients taking blood thinning medications, patients who use tobacco products, patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, patients who have an allergy to lidocaine, patients who have an active skin infection including cold sores, or patients who have undergone a recent dental procedure. Some cosmetic treatments require the avoidance of sun exposure for at least two weeks prior to the procedure. These contraindications will be discussed with you at your consultation.
Where is the clinic located?
The Stanford Cosmetic Surgery clinic is located at 1000 Welch Road, Suite 100, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Visitor parking for patients is available behind the building.
Is there a cost for the initial consultation?
The initial consultation and evaluation requires a $62 non-refundable fee. We accept Visa or Mastercard only, no cash. If a surgery is scheduled then this fee is discounted from the final fee. If a procedure such as a filler injection or Botox is performed than this is discounted from the final fee.