Danville Plastic Surgeon
100 Park Place, Suite 240
San Ramon, California 94583 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

The Best Thing I Ever Did for Myself - San Ramon, CA

Dr Place and staff were outstanding. The original consult was great. Dr Place made me feel comfortable and confident in her abilities. The recovery was challenging but worth it. The staff was very attentive to my needs. This was a life changing event for me and I couldn't be more happy with the results.

1 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Worst Decision of my Life - San Ramon, CA

I was so excited to finally have the procedure done. After having my daughter, my breasts needed it. My results were HORRIBLE if you can even call them results. After all of the healing was said and done, they were EXACTLY the same as before, only now I have the most horrendous scars. I confronted Dr.Place about this issue and she completely brushed me off. I left in tears. Paying for this...

5 out of 5 stars miraDry

miradry works! - San Ramon, CA

MiraDry works! I had the miraDry procedure on my armpits a few months ago at Dr. Place office in San Ramon. I am a very active person and I sweat a lot! From sweating, I have ruined tshirts, my confidence level was down. During interviews and meetings I actually pushed sweat through a sport coat on multiple occasions. Pre: I went into the San Ramon office in the morning, (I recommend an...

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

My Mini Facelift - San Ramon, CA

I am 50 years old and suddenly my neck was sagging and so was my face. Everything about the procedure was explained to me clearly and I went into surgery with a positive attitude and complete confidence. I got exactly what I wanted and couldn't be happier with the results. I have recommended Michelle to several people already !

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

70 Yrs and Feeling It! - San Ramon, CA

I had a face lift 20 years ago out of state and needed to freshen up! I wanted to look my age but was concerned another procedure would have me looking like I'd been through a wind tunnel! Dr. Place reassured me that I would have a natural look and sure enough, only seven weeks after the surgery I couldn't be happier! My recovery was much faster than I imagined and the results were even...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Fit at 50, Tummy Tuck - San Ramon, CA

I workout regularly and could not get rid of my tummy. I felt a TT would just give me that final bit of fitness I lacked. I had a TT four months ago and couldn't be more pleased. I had it four months ago and so thrilled with the results. I have already noticed the amazing difference in clothes and the look of my stomach. I was so nervous about the procedure and there were times it was...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Needed Nose Fixed - San Ramon, CA

My face was disfigured, because of my nose. The tip of my nose was leaning on my skin and I looked terrible. I am older and trying to get a job, but people would always see my nose problem. My nose had a prior Rhinoplasty from another surgeon and Dr. Place fixed this. This surgery has given me my life.

5 out of 5 stars miraDry

Finally Got Miradry! - Danville, CA

Same story as usual, always had horrible sweating issues, going on about 10 years now. Couldn't wear anything but tank tops and black. Went to get miraDry and couldn't have had a better experience. Loved the doctor, the office, and the entire staff! Made it as comfortable as getting tons of shots in your pits can be. After the shots I couldn't feel anything and it was done and over with in...

4 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Worth It for Me - Danville, CA

I am petite - 5" 110 lbs. so this may not help others but here is my story. I work out 5 - 6 days a week for an hour and burn 700+ calories a day. I eat well and I am 50. I have had a stomach for the last 10 years (2 kids). I did liposuction 6 years ago but it did not correct all of the fat on my stomach. I just really hated the extra roll. I did cool sculpt in October of this year and I...

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Results Are Here! - Bay Area, CA

I had the procedure done at the beginning of May. The procedure was more painful than I had anticipated, as was the downtime. I was very nervous for the first four weeks. My stomach was swollen and tender. My clothes didn't fit, and I was discouraged. However, all of that changed once I hit the six week mark! I literally woke up one morning with the flattest tummy that I have since...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free. If you mention RealSelf

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Place has hospital affiliations at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and Mt Diablo Campuses, San Ramon Regional Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biology and Chemistry, St Mary’s College of California, Moraga
    Medical: MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA
    General Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Loma Linda

Treatments offered at Michelle J. Place, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Can I have my breast implants removed with only local anesthesia?

Anesthesia can vary for breast procedures and while I prefer a general anesthesia for most breast procedures for patient comfort, saline implant... READ MORE

Signs of Leaking Breast Implants

Changes in the feel and shape of the implants can indicate a rupture or the development of a capsular contracture. Saline implants will deflate if... READ MORE

Breast augmentation... Which approach is less painful with quicker recovery?

The first couple of days after the breast augmentation are the most uncomfortable but most patients by day 2-3 are getting off their pain medication... READ MORE

1 week post-op Mommy Makeover. I'm having an intense burning pain on the right-side of my upper thigh. Any ideas for relief?

You are doing very well with light activity at this point in your recovery. Burning pain on the thigh can be from irritation or swelling around one of... READ MORE

How soon may I remove my breast implants and how risky is it 9 weeks after previous surgery?

Ordinarily, I do like patients to wait 3 months before implant removal because the breast changes and they will often be happy with the result.... READ MORE

11 days post-op, my left nipple is developing a crease/fold. Is this normal? Should I ignore it? (Photo)

Thank you for the pictures. You look as though you are healing well and your swelling in the breast and nipple are normal for this stage in your... READ MORE

Will liposuction get rid of my love handles or do I need to to extend my tummy scar to get the result I want? (photos)

You look great and it looks like you are healing well. I think that liposuction would give you the additional contouring you are looking for and I... READ MORE

Dermabrasion Vs. Microdermabrasion: What's the Difference?

Dermabrasion does not necessarily give you longer lasting results as they are done for different reasons.Microdermabrasion and silk peels which... READ MORE

Is it a complication of a dermabrasion procedure or due to just an oedema & temporary skin changes? (Photo)

HelloThe skin in the area treated still looks a little red and that would indicate that it is still healing and remodeling. I would certainly wait... READ MORE

Male Tummy Tuck Surgery on Stomach

As you are 2 years from your liposuction procedure any swelling and skin tightening would have happened by now. Your picture looks as though you have... READ MORE

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