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 is easy to talk to. She makes you feel confident in her abilities by taking the time to really talk with you, making sure to answer all your questions. Her staff is friendly, attentive and is eager to assist you in any way. I recommend Dr. Place and her staff and feel that if I need a procedure done in the future, I will return to Dr. Place.

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

They were very knowledgeable, walked me through the steps, asked me how I was doing, and offered me water... I am very impressed with the professionalism.

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

My Mini Facelift - San Ramon, CA

Michelle is outstanding both in her work and her taking the time to make you feel like you are all that matters while you are with her. She is amazing in her field. The office staff was always helpful and answers all my questions or concerns. Always pleasant and helpful.

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

70 Yrs and Feeling It! - San Ramon, CA

Dr. Place and staff are very professional and answered all my questions and concerns. Her cheery office is in a new complex and my appointments were always punctual ! I can personally recommend Dr. Place for her ability as a plastic surgeon!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Fit at 50, Tummy Tuck - San Ramon, CA

Dr. Place is exceptional. She cares about her patience and has the best bedside manner. She answers any and all of my questions. She hung in there with me even when I had some difficult days with the recovery. She clearly cares about how the patient is doing and cares about the results of her work. She is a class act and I would highly recommend her for any procedures. She wants you to be happy and she cares.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Needed Nose Fixed - San Ramon, CA

Dr. Place is wonderful. She answered all my questions and makes you feel comfortable. She has a soft spoken voice and displayed compassion to my problem. I am so thankful to Dr. Place. I highly recommend her. The staff is really nice and my overall experience is excellent.

5 out of 5 stars miraDry

Finally Got Miradry! - Danville, CA

So great! A member of her staff even put my hair in a ponytail after because I couldn't lift my arms

4 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Worth It for Me - Danville, CA

Dr. Place is great. She is very professional and she lets you know what to expect. The one star review below relates to the fact that I did not call the office after and I did not need follow up care.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Results Are Here! - Bay Area, CA

She and her office staff were knowledgeable, efficient, attentive, and kind.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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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