Folsom Plastic Surgeon
2220 E Bidwell Street,
Folsom, California 95630 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck after 115lb weight loss

I researched surgeons for HOURS and DAYS. Anywhere from the Sacramento area, to San Francisco, all the way to Salt Lake City. I interviewed and met with several of them in fact. I landed on Dr. Kauffman in Folsom CA because he was so humble (well, as humble as any plastic surgeon can be haha).....and I LOVED the way his belly buttons turned out. I also loved that his used LMA anesthesia (on my review for more info on that). I woke up with no nausea whatsoever. Another thing that I ABSOLUTELY loved, Loved loved loved is that I was never alone with him. Not in one meeting, initial consultation, follow up, etc....I was never alone in a room with him. He always had a female staff present. Probably for his sake and liability more than mine, but I so appreciated that extra step and caution. And it was probably prompted because his wife works there with him too and I'm sure she doesn't want anything going on privately lol. I mean, you've got a man seeing you naked and touching you....it's just a wise to have another person present. In my other consultations with other surgeons, that was not the case. So final outcome/work aside.....he has my respect for that alone. I really would recommend my surgeon, and if fact already have to others who have already booked surgeries with him. It all went really great, and he has my respect, which I don't give out freely. I think he does fantastic work and I think he did fantastic work on me.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

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

I interviewed 6 doctors before deciding to engage Dr. Kaufman. I am only one week out of a complete facelift/brow/eyes and am amazed at how well the entire process has gone. Very little trauma. I know there is still a lot of swelling but so far so good. What gave me the most confidence in Dr. Kaufman, other than his credentials, was his countenance and humility which was seen demonstrated by his entire staff. Excellent experience.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

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

Staff is very nice and Dr. Kaufman is very caring and helped me by answering all my questions. 2 weeks post op and I already love my breast.

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. I chose silicone implants, below the muscle. Thrilled!!!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

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

I saw three board-certified plastic surgeons and chose Dr. Kaufman. He took his time to show me why he should be my surgeon. He showed me two albums filled with the results of just facelifts. He showed the differences of choosing or not choosing certain procedures. The results are hard to argue with.

Well It's DONE! - Folsom, CA

I will update my review as my final result has healed over time.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

"Tummy Tuck" :) - Folsom, CA

OUTSTANDING Dr. Kaufman and his Crew..... They are all so welcoming and easy to talk to. As soon as I walked in I felt a good comfortable energy. They were so gental and answered any quetions i had. I never felt rushed or ignored. I would highly recomend Dr. Kaufman.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck Revision

Tummy Tuck Revision - Folsom, CA

Thru a friends reference.

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 met with Dr. Kaufman and his staff after seeing his results on another patient. I was impressed with the quality of his work. They were very good about answering all of my questions and were accomodating to my needs as I was traveling from 2 hours away for visits. I am so grateful to Dr. Kaufman and his staff, it truly was a positive, life changing experience for me.

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

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

Memberships

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

Awards:
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.

Education

  • 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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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

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

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