About Christa Clark, MD, FACS
Christa Clark, MD, FACS practices in Folsom at Kaufman & Clark Plastic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Clark was invited to join RealSelf in 2009, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 7 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services. Dr. Clark has hospital affiliations at Mercy Folsom Hospital, Folsom, California.
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Posted by CamiInCali
I feel so lucky to have found Dr. Clark. I had met with another PS many years earlier that had made me feel uneasy about reasons for breast augmentation. Through surgery I wanted to improve myself, not change something that was bad. For this decision I needed to be completely confident in my choice and my surgeon. Internet searches led me to Dr. Kauffman and Clark's website which promotes the natural result slogan. It was very important to me to select a size that fit my body but was not too large. Dr. Clark took the time to really listen to my story and goals. In the end, I asked her to select my implant size. They're perfect!
Posted by Katherine in Sacramento
I would never go to another surgeon after going to her. I am constantly stopped at the gym by women asking what exercises I did to get such a flat stomach, and all I say is my personal trainer is "Christa Clark" and then I tell them how she helped give me back my confidence. I will go to see her for all my cosmetic surgery needs and have sent countless friends to see her. My friends joke that I am constantly pulling up my shirt to show off my torso.
Posted by Happy_In_Cali
I have always been an A cup - during my pregnancy I went up to a C cup and loved my boobs. So after I was all done having kids I decided it was my turn and had breast implants. I interviewed 3 other doctors in the area - all were men. Once I found Dr. Clark I was done. She is so warm and down to earth - no big ego like with other plastic surgeons. She is like a girlfriend. And she is a Mom - so she totally understands. I recommend her to all my friends.
Posted by aleks00
Dr. C and her team are really great! They are patient and answer all questions knowledgably. I never felt rushed. They have a separate waiting room for people going into surgery or who are post-op and not comfortable waiting in the main waiting room, which is awesome. She gave my husband her cell phone number and said to call anytime, 24/7, if I needed anything. She and her partner also volunteer around the world to help repair cleft palates and other things requiring a PS. Excellent people, excellent doctors.
Posted by lmorgan1582
I went to see Dr. Clark after 6 years of living with botched breast implants (done by a different doctor). During the consultation I instantly knew I wanted to go with her! Not only does her work speak for itself, she puts you at ease and really listens to what you want. From the consultation, to surgery, to all of the post-ops the staff was so caring and everything went so well. I got a lift and new breast implants that doubled in size, which are now perfect for my frame. She had to cut muscle to make a more of a pocket which my previous surgeon did not do correctly. My experience was great and I now love my gorgeous new breasts! Thank you Dr. Clark and Staff!! L Morgan
Posted by Lucky Lady 52
I had done research online and asked for referrals from friends that have had the procedure. I found Dr. Clark and booked a consultation. I liked that she was a woman and that she really listened to me. I was glad that she has a surgery center at her office. Her staff were real professionals as well. I had an easy surgery and revovery. Had to call the office twice during my recovery with questions and they were right there for me. Surgery is a big deal for anyone, escpecially elective surgery. I feel that I made an informed decision and have no regrets choosing Dr. Clark. I wouldn't hesitate to recomend her.
Posted by DogMom3
I researched Dr. Clark online and on some forums. I wanted a Dr. that was not only skilled but made me feel comfortable. I had a great experience with Dr. Clark. She is warm and friendly and made me feel so at ease. In fact I was barely nervous about the procedures. Her office has a friendly and caring staff as well.
Posted by NP1627
She was a referral from a friend. I had such a great experience with Dr. Clark, from the moment of the consult until the times that I have seen her for my follow up visits, the whole staff took care of me and I really felt like she was giving me her honest opinions. She is truly great and Im so glad I chose her for my procedure. Thank You Dr. Clark
Posted by felicialoe
My experience with Dr. Christa Clarke and her staff was nothing shy of amazing! Dr. Clarke along with the rest of the staff was very informative, supportive and calming. Since the surgery, I have had a large boost in self confidence along with a much improved sense of self image. I would highly recommend Dr. Clarke to any family, friends or acquaintances interested in this surgery or any other physical self improvement quest.
Posted by soniamm455
Dr. is amazing!! I consulted seven Dr. here in Sacramento, ca. I found the Dr. I liked she is located in Folsom, ca. Dr. Christa Clark. I choose Dr. Clark because during my consultation she was very caring about what I wanted, as a women she knew exactly how bad I wanted a knew tummy. She said her exact words,''Your a perfect candidate your going to love your tummy tuck."
Posted by mommy2loves
Dr. Clark has no "God Complex" going on. She is sweet and caring and is truly interested in doing her best. As a team, Dr. Kaufman treated me as his own patient when he was the doctor on call on Sunday.
Posted by auntysteph
My PS: She was very 'by the book' didn't make it much of a personal experience but she suggested the size that made me happy. Besides the operating room hardly saw her, spent more time with a nurse. Very professional, well educated compared to my friend's BA. Staff was friendly enough and place was very clean, discreetly located. Operating room was professional.
Posted by Faye5511
Dr Clark is the greatest. Not only does she do exceptional work she makes you feel like you've been seeing her for years.
Posted by nervouspatient
Dr. Clark is one of a kind. Her disposition and personality are so pleasant. I really looked forward to the time I spent with her in the appointments and surgery. She is very skilled at what she does and you can tell she really cares about the end result that you want not what she wants. She is very good at hearing what your expectations and wishes are and finding a way to make that happen. I can't speak more highly of her and would recommend her without hesitation.
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Posted by jalou73
There is not enough space to say how I feel about Dr. Clark. From the first day she made me feel very comfortable. I have had this horrible belly for 20 years and honestly I didnt think she would take on the task. I had lost 80lbs so there was alot goin on. Dr. Clark gave me my confidence back, my ability to go run around with my kids, ride bikes....all these things that this belly hindered. She is an amazing woman first and foremost, then an amazing doctor. I recommend her to everybody!
Posted by timetotakeitoff
Written on PO Day 18- Sherry (patient coordinator) gave me the first great impression. I was in a time crunch, and she managed to get me in right away. She was really nice & understanding. I had been planning this surgery (by looking at realself.com and other websites, saving money) for over a year. Dr. Clark said I practically ran the consult myself. She stated that she loved doing tummy tucks because they make people so happy afterwards, because there is such a large charge in your appearance. I can say for sure, yes it really does make you happy! I had a few more questions, which I emailed her, and she responded very quickly. I had another consult booked, but I cancelled because I knew I had found my doctor. I booked my surgery and felt happy with my decision. Anytime I called in, the front desk girls were very nice, and they would answer my question, or get me to a nurse that could give me the right info. I had a little emergency when one of my drains got pulled halfway out on PO day 2 (a Saturday). We called the office (it was an answering service) and within 10-15 minutes we received a call back from Dr. Clark. I was impressed. The office has been very accommodating, the nurses are friendly, and I just love Dr. Clark. My scar is looking good, and I will be going back to her for any future work that I have done.
Posted by cali_mama
Dr Clark is AWESOME- she is very down to earth- professional and (somwthing important to me) had a combined bedside manner that makes you immediately comfortable. She takes time to listen to what your concerns are, let's you know what's realistic and doesn't try to sell you a line of bs- I always felt as though I was talking to a friend who just happened to be an expert on reconstruction haha. She is also very inclined to helping create a natural look. She has been great on follow up- email, phone calls, even text. (which I love because its short and sweet!) I also cannot say enough about the team at Kaufman and clark. All of the ladies in the office make you feel like part of "their" group- and many of them have been through procedures and are happy to share first hand experiences. The Anesthesiologist was great in comforting my nerves - pre meds and post, and they mean what they say on your pre op papers so FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. This is not your "sales person medical practice" this is a highly qualified supportive medical office committed to giving you what while keeping expectations realistic. You may find less expensive quotes in the area, but there are some things you cannot put a price on. (this written on PO day 3-)
Posted by AJ2
Dr Clark is the bomb! She is a great doctor, and I trusted her within the first two minutes I met her. She provides a very honest opinion of your options, and her demeanor is friendly, professional, and honest. I'm PO Day 8, and I'm healing right on schedule. She's responsive and prompt via email, if you have questions between appointments, and her staff and office are both wonderful and welcoming. The tummy tuck itself is going to look fabulous. I had a virtual consult from her website, and within 24 hours of emailing the pics to her, Dr Clark has responded back in detail describing how she could help me improve my tummy. I had a consult on a Friday, and then, luckily, she had a cancellation TT on the following Tuesday, so I was able to get my TT completed only three days after my original consult. No time to get nervous! Dr Clark partners her practice with Dr Kaufman, who I didn't research at all because I was looking for a female plastic surgeon. Go with Dr Clark; you won't be disappointed.
Posted by gittyup
From the first time you meet her, Dr. Clark feels like a family friend. Don't get me wrong, she exudes knowledge and she knows her stuff, you get that right away. However, she doesn't display her expertise in a pretentious manner as some have mentioned about their PS's. Dr. Clark displays a sincere sense of care and a genuine desire to help you, but she's entirely approachable and fun. She provides her honest appraisal of what she can do for you - no sales pitch or pressure, just your options. If you have questions between appointments (and you will), her staff is awesome and kind. My TT recovery has been far easier than my imagination led me to believe it would be like. Perhaps it was luck, but it think it's more likely due to the competency of my surgeon. Also, Dr. Clark uses pain-pumps for your comfort after surgery. THIS IS IMPORTANT. The pain pump makes the first 4 days of your recovery much easier, SO YOU CAN REST. Many PS's do not want to invest in this and so they downplay the necessity of using a pain pump. However, you WANT a pain pump and more importantly you want a PS that will go the extra mile and expense for YOUR comfort. Speaking of rest - this is a bit of a sidebar review here...Instead of being a burden to my sons and family (I mean, who really wants to help you to the bathroom and mess with abdominal drainage??) I utilized the services of a surgical tech, Radora Goold, who provides in-home post surgical care. Second only to choosing Dr. Clark as my PS, choosing Radora as my after-care provider for the first 3 days was the best decision I could have made. While I was in a medicated blur, Radora handled everything, (and I mean everything), that I was not able to do for myself and for my family. For example, she drove me to my follow up appt.; managed my pain med dosages; drains; bandages; bathroom trips, first shower; meal prep (for my kids too); shopping; even fed and walked my dog! I'm sure I'm forgetting much more as well. However, I feel her care allowed me to rest and heal much more rapidly than I may have otherwise. So, would I recommend Dr. Christa Clark? WHOLE-HEARTEDLY!! My only regret was not ponying up for lipo on my thighs as well. Seriously. I believe my results will also far exceed what my imagination led me to believe. I'm happy I made this choice to have the TT and most pleased that I found Dr. Clark to perform her magic on me! Oh, and Dr. Clark does THE best Belly Buttons! They are amazing!
Treatments offered at Kaufman & Clark Plastic Surgery
Blog Posts and Articles
CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Christa Clark sees people every day that come to her and say: “What can you do to make this go away?” Many times they are referring to the areas around the abdomen that are commonly called “love handles” or “muffin tops”. There are several procedures that are designed to remove excess fat and contour a slimmer figure, and researching these various methods can be...
Where is the fountain of youth anyway?! Every year a birthday comes and goes…which means that by the calendar, you get one year older. However, if you are like many of my patients, the outward signs of facial aging do not reflect how you feel on the inside. By the calendar you may be in your 40’s and 50’s– but in your mind you are still enjoying your 20’s and 30’s. This dichotomy may leave you searching for that ‘fountain of...
Cosmetic plastic surgery can include surgical and nonsurgical procedures that reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve one’s appearance and self-esteem. Plastic surgery is a personal choice and should be done for yourself, not for someone else and not to try and fit an over sensationalized ideal image. Dr. Christa Clark is here to answer any and all of your questions to make sure you feel comfortable about the choice you are making. These are some of the more common...
Being a mom and creating life is by far one of the most rewarding gifts a woman can experience. However the lasting effects pregnancy has on a woman’s body can be hard for some to overcome. This was the exact situation one mom named Linda, found herself in. The toll multiple pregnancies had taken on her body was clear. Her breasts were deflated and lopsided from years of breastfeeding. Her stomach had been severely stretched and the resulting look Linda says: “Made me go for the...
Education / Training
Medical School: MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1999
General surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
Plastic surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship: San Francisco