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6051 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036 US
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"He also said that the previous filler wasn't injected deep enough and there was way too much of it." "He later injected Restylane under my eyes, I finally look normal and can smile again!" "She was amazing and did exactly what i was hoping for as I get older i am going to do more none invasive work to fight aging and i will always fly out from NYC to LA for Dr. Stafford every time...."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Experience - Beverly Hills, CA

Can not get a better physician than Dr. Stafford. She listens and is down to earth, very easy going. makes you feel comfortable. Will give you her perspective but will listen to what you ultimately want and does it. Its a lot of trust to have anesthesia and trust the dr is going to do what you want when you are under. She was amazing and did exactly what i was hoping for as I get older i am going to do more none invasive work to fight aging and i will always fly out from NYC to LA for Dr. Stafford every time.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Amazing Doctor! Great Experience! Beverly Hills, CA

Iam a mom of 6, and had 4 csections, no amount of exercise and diet helped me with the look of my stomach. I had a lot of skin hanging and was extremely insecure with my overall appearance. Its been a year that iam "shopping around" to find the right plastic surgeon for me. Once i got my consultation with Dr Debra Stafford, i felt i found the right one, at last. She is extremely professional,...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

My Breast Job - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Stafford took a lot of time in our consultation I felt like she genuinely cared about my safety and results. I was surprised dr. Stafford didnt have more reviews but her 20 years experience and positive energy and care made me very comfortable. Fair price good serivice.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Best Tummy Tuck Doctor in the World! - Beverly Hills, CA

A skilled pro with experience. Very safety conscious, compassionate and warm with a positive disposition. Patient, professional and delivers great results. Can't recommend her enough.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Juvedrem and Voluma - Los Angeles, CA

I had Juvederm placed in my tear folds and absolutely loved it. I also had voluma placed in each cheek and loved that too. I like her bedside manners as a doctor and she is very personal. I am planning on having more procedures done soon. I will post again a month after the next procedure. 

Juvederm Under Eyes - Los Angeles, CA

I need to warn these of you who consider filler injections under eyes, I do not recommend having it done with Dr. Stafford. I had the filler injections two years ago, it cost me $1200 and a lot of suffering and shame. When the swelling didn't go away after a month, Dr. Stafford recommended drinking coffee and taking Excedrin extra strength daily for two weeks. The result: the swelling still didn't go away and during my next period I was fainting due to very heavy bleeding, which never happened before. Another physician told me that Excedrin is a blood thinner and the recommendation to take it daily for 2 weeks was ridiculous. I was seen by three other plastic surgeons, they all said the filler had been injected too superficial and should be removed. I contacted Dr. Stafford and showed her the lumps under my eyes, but she refused to admit she did anything wrong and refused to remove the filler. I had to remove it elsewhere and pay for it, it took three injections to do so. I had to find a surgeon who would clean up Dr. Stafford's mess. He later injected Restylane under my eyes, I finally look normal and can smile again! He also said that the previous filler wasn't injected deep enough and there was way too much of it. Dr. Stafford's conduct and lack of response was unacceptable, so please think twice about having this procedure done by this doctor.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Stafford has hospital affiliations at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: ScB, Applied Math-Biology, Brown University
    Medical: MD, Brown University Alpert Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    Surgery, King - Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Treatments offered at Contoured Images Plastic Surgery

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Do I need a mini TT? Or a complete one? Also, I want implants, but do I need lift? (Photos)

Hello, based on what I am able to discern from the provided photos, my opinion is that you are not a good candidate for a mini abdominoplasty (tummy... READ MORE

I have been thinking for a long time now about getting breast augmentation but I'm very involved in fitness and yoga.

Lifestyle is a major component in the decision making tree concerning breast augmentation. Athletic patients often have thin skin and minimal-moderate... READ MORE

Should I be concerned?

I would not recommend you having multiple procedures if a blood transfusion is necessary unless the blood is autologous (your own blood). Autologous... READ MORE

Will I get away with perky breasts with a donut lift? (Photo)

Hello and thank you for your question. A peri areolar (donut) breast lift would not provide satisfactory results for you. In fact most patients are... READ MORE

660cc's Silicone under the muscle implants to get a full DD. Is it possible for me to get these implants for my height/weight?

Bra cup size can be a difficult letter to pin down in the breast augmentation consult between the patient and plastic surgeon. Commonly, patients will... READ MORE

Excess skin removal or full tummy tuck?

Thank you for your excellent question because many potential "tummy tuck" candidates are debating the proper approach in considering the option of... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for the Benelli lift with smooth round silicone augmentation 350cc? (Photo)

Hello, A breast lift is not required based upon the photos. The skin of the breast appears to be tight and the nipple areolar complex (NAC) in an... READ MORE

Breast lift 2 weeks ago - Will it drop?

Hello, yes the breasts will settle and drop over time. I find that the final results of a mastopexy (breast lift) are not evident for approximately... READ MORE

Wanting to get liposuction in my arms, but not sure if an arm lift is necessary too? (Photos)

When I consult with a patient concerning upper extremity contouring, I classify the arms into the following categories: 1) normal weight, overweight,... READ MORE

Depressed, and emotional following breast augmentation?

Hello, I am glad that you are reaching out for help in dealing with the depression and mixed feelings you are having concerning your procedure.... READ MORE

Qualifications
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Memberships
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Stafford has hospital affiliations at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: ScB, Applied Math-Biology, Brown University
    Medical: MD, Brown University Alpert Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    Surgery, King - Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Treatments offered at Contoured Images Plastic Surgery

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Experience - Beverly Hills, CA

Can not get a better physician than Dr. Stafford. She listens and is down to earth, very easy going. makes you feel comfortable. Will give you her perspective but will listen to what you ultimately want and does it. Its a lot of trust to have anesthesia and trust the dr is going to do what you want when you are under. She was amazing and did exactly what i was hoping for as I get older i am going to do more none invasive work to fight aging and i will always fly out from NYC to LA for Dr. Stafford every time.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Amazing Doctor! Great Experience! Beverly Hills, CA

Iam a mom of 6, and had 4 csections, no amount of exercise and diet helped me with the look of my stomach. I had a lot of skin hanging and was extremely insecure with my overall appearance. Its been a year that iam "shopping around" to find the right plastic surgeon for me. Once i got my consultation with Dr Debra Stafford, i felt i found the right one, at last. She is extremely professional,...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

My Breast Job - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Stafford took a lot of time in our consultation I felt like she genuinely cared about my safety and results. I was surprised dr. Stafford didnt have more reviews but her 20 years experience and positive energy and care made me very comfortable. Fair price good serivice.

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Do I need a mini TT? Or a complete one? Also, I want implants, but do I need lift? (Photos)

Hello, based on what I am able to discern from the provided photos, my opinion is that you are not a good candidate for a mini abdominoplasty (tummy... READ MORE

I have been thinking for a long time now about getting breast augmentation but I'm very involved in fitness and yoga.

Lifestyle is a major component in the decision making tree concerning breast augmentation. Athletic patients often have thin skin and minimal-moderate... READ MORE

Should I be concerned?

I would not recommend you having multiple procedures if a blood transfusion is necessary unless the blood is autologous (your own blood). Autologous... READ MORE

Will I get away with perky breasts with a donut lift? (Photo)

Hello and thank you for your question. A peri areolar (donut) breast lift would not provide satisfactory results for you. In fact most patients are... READ MORE

660cc's Silicone under the muscle implants to get a full DD. Is it possible for me to get these implants for my height/weight?

Bra cup size can be a difficult letter to pin down in the breast augmentation consult between the patient and plastic surgeon. Commonly, patients will... READ MORE

Excess skin removal or full tummy tuck?

Thank you for your excellent question because many potential "tummy tuck" candidates are debating the proper approach in considering the option of... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for the Benelli lift with smooth round silicone augmentation 350cc? (Photo)

Hello, A breast lift is not required based upon the photos. The skin of the breast appears to be tight and the nipple areolar complex (NAC) in an... READ MORE

Breast lift 2 weeks ago - Will it drop?

Hello, yes the breasts will settle and drop over time. I find that the final results of a mastopexy (breast lift) are not evident for approximately... READ MORE

Wanting to get liposuction in my arms, but not sure if an arm lift is necessary too? (Photos)

When I consult with a patient concerning upper extremity contouring, I classify the arms into the following categories: 1) normal weight, overweight,... READ MORE

Depressed, and emotional following breast augmentation?

Hello, I am glad that you are reaching out for help in dealing with the depression and mixed feelings you are having concerning your procedure.... READ MORE

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