Oakland Plastic Surgeon
3300 Webster St, Ste 1109
Oakland, California 94609 US
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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Perfect Job by Dr. Togba - Oakland, CA

I am just 25 years old but I look like an old lady since my eyes always look tired and puffy. I always wear glasses to hide it but it was really frustrating. I decided to have a plastic surgery and had consultations with three plastic surgeons in Toronto. I am extremely happy that I made the right decision by choosing Dr. Togba for my Eyelid surgery. Initially it was difficult for me to look...

5 out of 5 stars Mini Tummy Tuck

Great Plastic Surgeon - Oakland, CA

Excess skin from pregnancy.

5 out of 5 stars Sculptra

Love Sculptra - Oakland, CA

Unhappy with the loss of volume in my mid-face.

Super Happy with Result -Oakland, CA

I had only one surgery, which was performed by Dr. Togba, but if I need any other procedure, I'll come again. He is very professional. From the very beginning I've had feelling that I found right doctor to meet my needs. His stuff is nice and helpfull. I would highly recommend Dr. Togba to all my friends.

5 out of 5 stars Scars Treatment

Angelic Doctor - Oakland, CA

An unhappy cooking experience left me with a nasty 2nd degree burn on my right hand. I attended a seminar at Dr. Togba's office an evening after the accident. Dr. Togba noticed my bandaged hand and asked to examine the wound. He offered to treat me and thereafter made time for me in his busy practice as a courtesy. His care was so generous. He is a kind serene man who takes as much time as...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Finally Correcting a Silly Teenage Decision - Oakland, CA

When I was 18 I had a verbally abusive boyfriend who was always checking out women who had my exact body type except with larger breasts. He was never that "into" me, and he would never admit that my little breasts (36B at the time) were the only things that were not "his type." Being a stubborn 18, I was determined to prove a point and show him that I could be as beautiful as the women he...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Time for Me to Do It! - San Mateo, CA

I tried posting before, but I didn't do it right so here is everything a more: I had my first child at 17, and had my last little one at 25. I breastfeed all of my children for over a year and my boobs are done, sad and not very happy. I'm approaching a discovery phase and want to change not only my body but my life. My motivation is to start new and do something for myself and revive my...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

No Pain - Oakland, Ca

I am 34, the mother of 3 children ages 6, 4, and 2. All delivered via c-section. I am 5'2 and my weight fluctuates between 120 and 125, which isn't bad!!! However, after those babies my weight shifted to various parts of my body. The most disturbing area was my stomach. I still looked pregnant. I had to buy clothes to camouflage my stomach. My oldest child always asked if I had...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

60 Year Old In Need of a Fresher Look - Oakland, CA

I decided to treat myself to a facelift as a personal gift to myself. I wanted to look the way I feel, vibrant and young at heart, so I had a lower face lift with fat injections around my cheeks and under my eyes. Long story short, it has been just under a year, and it is remarkable how great I look and, surprisingly, I look even better from one week to the next! The swell of compliments...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

61 Year Old Long Overdue for a Tummy Tuck - Oakland, CA

I pride myself on staying in shape, and I wanted to get rid of the excess loose skin around my mid section, a natural effect of the aging process and 3 pregnancies (including 1 caesarean). The results of the procedure are nothing less than exceptional! I was up and walking (completely upright) on day two and my recovery was a breeze. My husband and I met friends for cocktails in week 2! ...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Dr. Togba has hospital affiliations at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, The Surgery Center in Oakland, The San Leandro Surgery Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
    Medical: MD, Tufts University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital
    Plastic surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital

Treatments offered at Joseph Togba, M.D.

Blog Posts and Articles

3 Myths About Facelift Surgery

1. Facelifts do not look natural, like your face has been blown by the wind. The truth is that there are various types of facelift procedures depending on the amount of sagging in the skin. Not all candidates require a full facelift. They range from the Neck lift, Mini-facelift, Limited Incision Facelift to the full Facelift. If you were going to have a procedure, imagine your skin and underlying tissue being gently lifted back...

Want to know what to consider before a Tummy Tuck?"27 years ago, I had my 10 pound baby which left me with an unsightly vertical

"27 years ago, I had my 10 pound baby which left me with an unsightly vertical C-Section Scar and a Kangaroo pouch. I promised myself someday I would get a new tummy. Years later, I inherited some money and had my long desired abdominoplasty. It is now 4 years later; I am 53 now and still as happy as I can be with my results!" Want to know what to consider before a Tummy Tuck? 1. You may want to ask yourself, “Am...

What is trending with Breast Augmentation?

There was a time when bigger was always better and that was certainly true with breast augmentation. It was not uncommon for patients to ask for implants that would make them significantly larger than a “D” cup even if the proportion did not match their physique. Going beyond the recommended range or size of implants could in fact cause the skin to stretch too soon as well as the appearance of unsightly visible blood vessels. In our consultations, I assist...

Brazilian Buttock Lift frequently asked question

Q: How much fat can you add to each buttock? A: The answer to this popular question is 600cc – 1 liter. Think of a 1 liter bottle of Aquafina or soda. The concern of injecting more than 1 liter into each buttock is that the excess fat may not have enough of a blood supply to survive. Those that have great skin tone are likely to have the best results. Also, to bring out those curves, liposuction around the buttock area; to the waistline and upper...

3 Tips to consider before plastic surgery

Have you always wanted a tummy tuck after having your children or breast augmentation before the summer? Or maybe you want to have a facelift before you turn __? If you’ve thought about having a plastic surgery procedure, but not sure where to begin; here are 3 tips to consider. 1. Is your doctor a board certified plastic surgeon with at least a few years of experience in plastic surgery? Many plastic surgeons...

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After a Tummy Tuck, I Have a Drain in and Output is 50cc After 20 Days, What Can I Do?

After a tummy tuck in most patients, the drains are removed during the course of the first two weeks. To have persistent drainage for a longer period... READ MORE

Can Wearing Compression Garments Incorrectly Lead to Bad Results? (photo)

Yes, it is possible to have an adverse effect after liposuction of the neck with improper application of the compression garment. If the skin is... READ MORE

Volume Loss Under Eyes and Cheeks. Have Tried Fat Transfer, Restylane, Radiesse With No Results. Other Options? (photo)

After having had as many procedures as you have to restore additional volume to the mid face region, you must be discouraged. I would suggest trying... READ MORE

Is 7 Days Too Early to Remove Stitches for Upper Blepharoplasty?

Most surgeons remove stitches from the upper eyelids between 4 - 7 days. The timing is determined by the tension on the suture line - the more... READ MORE

What's Best For Grade One Ptosis: Donut Lift with Augmentation or Augmentation Only?

If you like the current shape of your breasts but would like them fuller, I would suggest implants without any type of lift. The "donut... READ MORE

Arm lift or liposuction? (photo)

Congratulations on your weight loss! Your photo shows residual fat of the upper arm and a fair amount of extra skin. Liposuction will decrease the... READ MORE

I Had Under the Muscle Saline Implants 14 Years Ago and Now the Right One is Getting Hard. Do They Need to Be Replaced?

If one breast is becoming hard 14 years after bilateral augmentation, I would suggest repalacing both implants. A Plastic Surgeon in your area should... READ MORE

Is 7 Weeks Post Op Chin Lipo Too Soon for Revision? I Still Have a Fold on Each Side Under Chin.

7 weeks is much too early to consider repeat liposuction to chin or any area. Give yourself at least 3 months for most of the swelling to subside. You... READ MORE

Is It my Final Results? (photo)

After liposuction of any part of the body, the operative site remains swollen for a few months. Usually after the first week or so, there is a... READ MORE

Longevity of Results Affected by Number of Sculptra Injections?

Sculptra injections stimulate your body to produce collagen at the injected sites and thereby increase the volume of the site. As a general rule,... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Togba

Joseph N. Togba, MD has shared 30 before and after pictures with 162 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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