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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck after 115lb weight loss

Here we go. My pregnancy with my last daughter did me in....I started at 135, and 9 months later....ended up leaving the hospital at 238. I somehow managed to gain all that weight while throwing up almost every day during the pregnancy. I really think it was a hormonal thing. My body just gains weight SO quickly! But on the plus side, it seems to loose it fairly quickly. 2 years later, I am...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Do Your Research and Spend Time Visiting as Many Doctors as Possible - Folsom, CA

Did not want to look like my husbands mother! So, do your research. Spend time visiting as many doctors as you need to until you feel you have found a fit. Ask to see before/after images of patients they have personally performed work on. Not just "office" or "Board of Plastic Surgeon" images.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I'm Very Happy with my Results 2 Weeks Post Op - Folsom, CA

I wanted bigger breast. and Dr. Kaufman helped me achieve it. I couldnt thank him enough for this.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Loving my Results -Folsom, CA

I found Dr. Kaufman from a referral from a friend. He and his staff are awesome. They listened to what I wanted and delivered exactly that. I just wanted to have what I had before kids... I didn't want to be "that" mom. I had my breast procedure in January and just completed my final follow up visit. The entire experience was the best.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

FACE - Lower Facelift, Browlift, Lower Eyes and Laser Resurfacing - Folsom, CA

I turn 60 in about two weeks. I have been planning for face procedures for a couple of years. This is my 60th birthday present to myself. I wanted to look in the mirror and see the face I once knew. I took two weeks off from work. Because I have dry eye syndrome, I elected not to have my upper eyes done at this time. The first thing I noticed was a pounding headache from the brow lift,...

Well It's DONE! - Folsom, CA

Had my surgery on May 13, 2013. I'm on day 8 recovery and today I got my cast off! Feeling good. Still swelling in the bridge of my nose and the tip is hard as a rock. So glad to have the splint off. It was glued to my face pretty good and it hurt like hell to get it off but it was itching so bad and now that it's off, there's no more itching. I am pleased with my results so far. It's...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

"Tummy Tuck" :) - Folsom, CA

Hi everyone, I have never written a review before but you guys and the great job my Dr.and his crew did you've inspired me to share my experience so here I go. I just had my tummy tuck 3 days ago. I was very nervous, I never had anything done like this before. I am 31, 5'7 and was 191 pounds. I have 3 kids the youngest being 2. My body looked beyond repairable. I called around looking for the...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck Revision

Tummy Tuck Revision - Folsom, CA

I wanted to thank Doctor Kaufman, he is one of a kind, doctor you have changed my life. My belly button and insicion revision looks better than I could ever imagine possible and you worked your magic on me. Thank am forever grateful. :-) lovely work.... My experience was wonderful like always doctor Kaufman will always pay very close attention to details, very friendly stuff and professional.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Amazing Work - Folsom, CA

I had my original BA 12 years ago by another Dr in Sacramento. Through the years my implants would go further and further into my armpit and I had a huge gap in my non existent cleavage. I went to see a few doctors about having a revision and immediately booked with Dr. Kaufman! He put my mind at ease and explained exactly what he would have to do to get the results I wanted. I am a...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Couldn't Be Happier with my Results! - Folsom, CA

I chose to have a full tummy tuck after delivering my 2 beautiful boys. Both of them were very large and I had extensive abdominal damage that could not be altered with diet and exercise. My second was 9+ lbs and broke my tailbone during delivery if that gives you any idea. My abdomen stuck out, I had excess loose skin, weak abdominal muscles with a substantial gap I could actually feel and a...

Personal Statement

I am proud to say that I am a board-certified plastic surgeon, which means I have met stringent certification and training requirements that ensure my patients the very best results. My diverse surgical experience enables me to choose the best procedures and techniques for you.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Please note, the $80 fee will be applied towards the overall cost of the procedure, should the patient decide to move forward.

Awards & Recognition

Folsom - El Dorado Hills Style Magazine, Favorite Place for a Cosmetic procedure (top three), 2009-2014
Roseville - Granite Bay - Rocklin Style Magazine, Favorite Place for a Cosmetic procedure (top three), 2009-2014
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kaufman has hospital affiliations at Mercy Folsom.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: United States Naval Academy
    Medical: Harvard Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, Stanford University
    Fellowship: Interplast Pediatric Surgery

Treatments offered at Kaufman Plastic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

Bypassing a Lift: When Breast Implants Should Do the Trick

Worldwide, breast augmentation continues to be the most popular cosmetic procedure for women of all ages, and finding the perfect look for you is what makes the investment worthwhile. Some women choose to bring their breasts to a more youthful position with a breast lift while others want to grow a cup size or two by getting breast augmentation. Many others pair the procedures to achieve the results they’re looking for, increasing breast size and improving breast position at the same...

4 Little Places Liposuction Can Make a Big Difference

Although some non-invasive body contouring procedures are becoming more popular, liposuction still carries some advantages over CoolSculpting® and similar nonsurgical alternatives. This is primarily because the effectiveness of lipo is not limited to the stomach, hips and thighs but can produce beautiful, dramatic results in smaller (and sometimes surprising) places elsewhere on the body. 1. Under the Chin When excess fat deposits settle under the chin, the dreaded double...

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Will Tummy Tuck Scar Disappear Completely?

All incisions leave scars, and thankfully, most incisions when closed properly leave acceptable scars. In the case of an abdominoplasty, you're making... READ MORE

Have I Compromised my Muscle Repair?

Most surgeons perform "muscle tightening" during tummy tuck procedures - some use absorbable sutures whereas others use permanent sutures.... READ MORE

No Muscle Tightening After Tummy Tuck?

As mentioned in the previous well written answers, most abdominoplasty procedures entail muscle tightening as a component of the procedure. Just like... READ MORE

Mentor Memory Gel Silicone Implants Vs Sientra HIGHLY Cohesive Form-stable Gummy Bear Implants?

Both Mentor's MemoryShape™ implant and Sientra's breast implants are form stable, meaning they are firmer and anatomically-shaped for the most... READ MORE

Do You Have More Complications with a Higher Body Weight? (photo)

The higher a patient's BMI the higher the risk of complications - mostly blood clots and wound healing problems. That being said, I don't think BMI is... READ MORE

Severely Depressed by New Breast Implants

It's not uncommon to be surprised by the appearance of your body immediately after cosmetic surgery. You'll undergo a lot of changes as the swelling... READ MORE

Exercise to Improve Tummy Tuck Results?

The best results from any aesthetic surgery come from a partnership between you and your surgeon. Once the sugery is completed, especially in the case... READ MORE

Non Surgical Breast Reduction

Unfortunately there is no good way to reduce breast volume without surgery. Liposuction is a minimally invasive, scarless way of accomplishing the... READ MORE

Does Thermage Work for Cellulite?

In my opinion, there is no good treatment for cellulite. Many people speak of Thermage, Titan, or Fraction lasers for the treatment of this condition,... READ MORE

A beauty therapist performing coolsculpt? Not a nurse or physician? (photos)

Thanks for your question. As with anything else, you want to be careful when choosing your cosmetic procedures based off of cost. As tempting as it... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Kaufman

David L. Kaufman, MD has shared 149 before and after pictures with 130 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Who Is a Tummy Tuck Good for? The Doctor Explains With Before & After Photos

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kaufman explains the surgical steps of an abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery. WATCH VIDEO

This 43-Year-Old Woman Got to See Her New Breasts Before Surgery

See this woman before breast augmentation and six months after her procedure. WATCH VIDEO

This 39-Year-Old Woman Got Sientra Silicone Breast Implants

See this woman's results six months after getting Sientra silicone breast implants. WATCH VIDEO

Silicone Breast Implants: See What They Look Like for This 25-Year-Old

This woman got Sientra silicone breast implants. See her before surgery and six months post-op. WATCH VIDEO

Saline Breast Implants: See This Woman Before and After Surgery

Dr. David L. Kaufman uses 3D imaging to show us what this woman looked like before and after getting a breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

See Your Breast Augmentation Results Before Surgery With 3D Imaging

This woman wanted larger natural looking breasts. Dr. David L. Kaufman showed her what silicone breast implants would look like on her in this 3D simulation. WATCH VIDEO

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