About Sam Most, MD
Sam Most, MD practices in Stanford at Stanford Facial Plastic Surgery as a Facial Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Most was invited to join RealSelf in 2007, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 12 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Most has hospital affiliations at Stanford Medical Center.
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Posted by AlliePaloAlto
See review -- but to sum up he did a fantastic job and I am completely satisfied with the results.
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Posted by kathyjoon
I spent months searching around for the best ENT and a plastic surgeon. I traveled to different cities; I also interviewed two of the top surgeons in Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills area; And finally picked Dr. M at Stanford. Dr. M is by far the best doctor for my procedure. I am very happy with my decision as he did a fabulous job. I had a rhinoplasty and septum deviation surgery. Dr. M was very professional, knowledgeable, experienced, and very caring. Unlike several of the plastic surgeons who I met, Dr. M never tried to act like a sales man; He has very high confidence about his area and takes the extra time to explain difficult questions with a lot of patience. Dr. M has assembled a highly capable medical staff/residents from top tier medical schools around the world. They all said “looking up to him as a role model” for his expertise and experience. On my first visit Dr. M was able to show me the future result of my surgery using computer graphics and even gave me options to choose from with his recommendations. Amazingly the result of the surgery is exactly as he had on the graphics and the option I picked.. I get lots of complements every day, even thought it just 30 days after my surgery, my nose is looking very natural and I can breath 100% better than before... thank you very much for the superb job Dr.M…I would strongly recommend DXr. M to anyone who is looking for a Dr. they can trust.
Posted by Dolores Lockard
Great bedside manor, easy to talk to, very professional, excellent work!!! I am one pleased client. He deserves the title he earned as "Dr. of the Year"!!
Posted by RuRu
Yes, his honesty through constructive and positive criticism, enthusiastic practice, explicit perfectional work and dedication put Dr. M at the top of his profession
Posted by jsantos
Flawless experience, exceptional results.
Posted by Jack67
Nationally recognized for his excellence, this doctor is also warm, caring, and full of integrity. I highly recommend him to anyone considering cosmetic surgery.
Posted by natasha101
My doctor gave me a smaller but natural look to my nose, so it doesnt look fake
Posted by yogigrl182
He is very trustworthy, professional, and did an excellent job with my nose. It looks so natural. People have been telling me how great I look but they cannot figure out why!
Posted by bob343
This surgeon counsels re realistic outcomes, gives alternatives, is respectful to patient wishes. Very skilled surgeon.
Posted by raman_karamian
Dr is caring, observing, patient, meticulous, talented, and skilled. If you have the opportunity to meet with him, please do yourself a favor and do not pass up the opportunity. He will be the standard by which you measure other doctors in every way.
Posted by devogirl
Top-notch service from the top all the way down to the folks who call you on the phone to remind you of your appointments.
Posted by Maria, a happy patient
I was very conflicted about getting a face lift. Dr. Most had to do a revision Rhinoplasty on me 1 year earlier that was very difficult for me. My nose has been a life long problem and after having Dr. Most as a surgeon, I knew I could trust his work. He is so honest, that when I first approached him about doing a face lift on me, he talked me out of it. It took me a year to prepare myself for the surgery and I am so happy I did it. And even happier I found Dr. Most. You don't often find a highly skilled physician with such an incredible caring and compassionate personalty. And he has a staff to match. His nurse Amy used to work in the Emergency room and she is prepared to handle anything.
Posted by ecosse
Dr Most is professional and always courteous and considerate as are all his office and surgical staff. I was extremely happy with my experience and feel that it could not have been bettered. Dr Most was always available to answer my questions and I never felt rushed during my. appointments. He has a very high level of surgical skills and is abreast of the latest techniques in his field. he shares his expertise with other surgeons around the world and has been highly rated by his peers.
Posted by Shahrzad M
Dr Most is very friendly and caring. He really puts you at ease and lessens any worries you might have about surgery. He's wonderful at what he does and I recommended him to all my family and friends. I trust his work!!
Posted by janedeaux
When the time comes, Dr. Most is who will do my facelift. He is chief of facial plastic surgery at Stanford. Need I say more?
Posted by L.D
Referred to him by another ENT who was not comfortable with doing my nasal revision. I recently had a very complicated nasal reconstructive surgery (using grafting) with Dr. Most. In fact, I pride myself as being probably one of his most difficult cases as my surgery with him was a revision of a revision from past surgeries with another. No easy task for a surgeon to take on unless you are the best. He is! In fact, prior to my meeting Dr. Most, the last ENTs I saw in consult said he didn't feel comfortable doing any surgery on me due to its complicated nature. Instead, he referred me to Dr. Most. Hence, he is the doc that the docs refer you to. Dr. Most balances being realistic with function and aesthetics. He obviously takes pride in his work and you can see a genuine desire to improve his patient's quality of life--whether functionally or aesthetically, or both. He is gentle natured, kind, professional and a truly skilled surgeon. He is upfront regarding expectations however lends a listening ear to what most matters to the patient. He is patient and explores options with you. Also, his staff is kind and flexible and the surgical facility was on the ball--from the nurses, anesthesia, etc.... Dr. Most--if you are reading this--THANK YOU and your staff for taking such great care of me. Don't get me wrong--surgery is no fun (and it was painful) but for my final outcome I would do it all over again. I love being able to use both sides of my nose and it looks so much better. I am 1 year post op and feel great--my nose looks and works great. In fact I didn't know how bad it didn't work without my recent surgery for comparison. If you need any type of nasal procedure...I highly recommend Dr. Most and his team. He "knows the nose" and in my case has truly lived up to his reputation as being one of the best in this field!
Posted by kmo2323
Best experience I have ever had at a doctors office. Dr. Most does not inflate your expectations to get you as a patient. I had gone to a few other surgeons in the area, but by the first consultation I could tell that Dr Most was simply the best. He is very upfront and makes it clear to you that it is extremely rare that any doctor can make a perfect nose for ones face. But that is just what he did when he preformed my rhinoplasty. Everything he and his nurses did exceeded my expectations. He did a phenomenal job-- I highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best surgeon in the Bay Area. Thank you Dr. Most.
Posted by daniel.realself
I could not recommend Dr. Most more highly. I've seen Dr. Most regularly for the past several years to receive botox treatments to treat headaches (with the added side benefit of reducing wrinkles!). He's always been friendly, down-to-earth, easy to get in to see, and I've had great results. It may not be not the most complex procedure but when someone is injecting botox in your face it's great to have the best you can get.
Posted by B.V.
I had the utmost confidence and trust in Dr. Most. He was the one and only surgeon of my choice. My care from Dr. Most and his team was outstanding. I am so pleased with the results of my rhinoplasty (and septoplasty). I am so glad I finally went through with the surgery and so grateful to Dr. Most! -BV
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Posted by emmyh
I recommend Dr. Most for anyone who is considering getting a Rhinoplasty. The overall service that I received by the staff and doctors working with Dr. Most was professional and top-rate. I was very satisfied with my results, and though very rare, my final results matched the before and after pictures which Dr. Most predicted at our first meeting. Dr. Most cares about the aesthetic result, as well as, the functionality of what he is operating on and expresses apprehension when he knows that what you are asking for is not practical and could do harm in the future. I appreciated his honesty and how he explained technical elements of the surgery to me, this made me very confident as a patient-in a few words,he doesn't sell an idea and he is honest with his patients. On an aesthetic perspective, I felt that Dr. Most listened to the concerns I had, worked with me to achieve a practical result, and shared the same wants of sculpting a nose that matched my facial features. I had a very natural result and I recommend Dr. Most to anyone looking for a good surgeon. He's the best!
Posted by Heidi in Belmont
Dr. is well named. He is Chair of Facial Plastic Surgery at Stanford. But he is more than technically competent. He refuses (I know, I argued with him) to do any procedures that will result in an undesirable outcome. In my case, I would not have been able to close my eyes at night if he had removed too much skin above my eyes. He is very approachable and accessible. He answers phone calls and emails. He explains each step and/or recommendation so the patient doesn't have unrealistic expectations or disappointing outcomes.
Treatments offered at Stanford Facial Plastic Surgery
Blog Posts and Articles
The nose is the central feature of the face. Along with the eyes, it is one of the first things our gaze is drawn towards when we look at another person. While we may not realize it, the shape of the nose plays an important role in the unconscious process that allows us to recognize other’s faces, especially in profile. So it is perhaps not surprising that surgery to change the shape of the nose is one of the oldest procedures in facial plastic surgery, with the...
In the past few years we have seen a significant evolution in thinking about facial rejuvenation. In this space I hope to shed some light on this, and what this means when you visit the doctor’s office. In the past, facial aging has been thought of as primarily a battle lost to the effects of gravity. We understand now, however, that the process of aging is a complex one, and involves more than simply sagging of the skin on the face. Recent research has shown that the changes that occur...
Education / Training
Medical: MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1995
Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington
Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Washington