Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, California 94024 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Georgetown University Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
    Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Treatments offered at Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Most popular answers from David N. White, MD

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Needing revision: Is it better to have it sooner, or wait longer?

It is good to give your initial procedure time to heal and settle, usually about six months. Beyond that,the question of timing for revision is in... READ MORE

9 weeks post op and my nose looks very crooked. Any suggestions? (photos)

It is natural to have concern when you look at your operated nose and think that something is wrong. Among the many procedures done by cosmetic... READ MORE

Face lift for sagging face? (Photo)

Thank you for sending along your photos. I agree that the problem is much more likely to be genetic than age related. You would do well with a short... READ MORE

What can I do to improve my saggy neck and horizontal lines? (Photo)

It isn't unusual for neck skin to be saggy after liposuction. Over time, skin tone decreases and when fat is removed from beneath the skin the skin... READ MORE

Is something wrong with my chin implant? I'm in so much pain after a week.

If you are in the immediate post operative period, some level of pain and stiffness as well as transient numbness is not unusual. Increasing pain,... READ MORE

How much time after a Face Lift is safe to hyper extend my neck to intubate me for a Tummy Tuck and breast reduction?

A good question. Four weeks time should be adequate to allow the facial and neck manipulation required by general anesthesia with intubation.... READ MORE

Day 32 post Fl and NL scars behind ears and in hairline, what should I expect? (Photo)

Scars go through a natural maturation cycle. Beginning as a red line scar, often with some lumpiness beneath the scar, they go on to fade and soften.... READ MORE

Is it possible to have facelift without general anesthetic?

Many plastic surgeons are quite comfortable doing facelift procedures without general anesthesia. Local anesthesia with IV sedation is commonly used... READ MORE

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