Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
631 Fulton Ave.
Sacramento, California 95825 US
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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

A Wonderful Experience and a Great Result - Sacramento, CA

I never had to wait for an appointment and I never felt that I was asking to many questions.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

An Exiciting Opportunity for Change, with a Wonderful Staff to See You Through from Beginning to End - Sacramento, CA

As I was anxious about the procedure, I want to assist other consumers in making informed decisions about the quality of care before, during, and after a procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

First Class - Sacramento, CA

Dr. Kaniff is an artist. At my first consultation for cosmetic surgery, he listened. Then with a mirror he demonstrated what he saw could be done to improve my overall look.That was 1997 when I had a facelift, browlift, cheek implants and laser under the eyes. The end look was so natural my siblings in Il. said that Ca.kept me young. Today I see Dr. Kaniff for botox, fillers, etc. I trust him both for his skill and his honesty.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Complete Trust - Sacramento, CA

Two THUMPS UP for Dr. Kaniff. I have had lipo/facelift/necklift/chin implant/botox/ and injectibles done by Dr. Kaniff. Not only is he a skilled and experienced surgeon and fully board certified and professionally affiliated, his doctors' fees for surgery and lipo are extremely fair and reasonable. His staff is TOP NOTCH. I have complete trust in Dr. Kaniff--I've been his patient since 2002.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

The Outcome Was Better Than I Ever Imagined It Would Be - Sacramento, CA

Dr Kaniff and staff were very thorough in explanations of each step of the procedure from pre op to post op, and were encouraging and able to calm my nerves about the procedure by being open and clear about expectations of the outcome.

5 out of 5 stars Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel and Eyelid Surgery - Sacramento, CA

It takes a lot for me to mark excellent; the Staff at Dr. Kaniff's office deserves this rating as does Dr. He has a good sense of humor and knows when to use it. A good experience all around.

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

Great Results/Great Doctor - Sacramento, CA

I highly recommend Dr. Kaniff. I had a cheek and neck lift lsst year with excellent results. I also have had a Juvaderm Ultra treatment (a filler). I had interviewed other doctors prior to my first meeting with Dr.Kaniff. After that first meeting, my search was over. Dr. Kaniff is truly excellent.

Consultation review: Do Not Waste Your Time and Money Consulting with Doctor! - Sacramento, CA

This doctor is arrogant and the staff is the same. Especially the patient coordinator who is very snobby and does all the doctors imaging for consults? Don't waste your time in consulting with this doctor you will be very disappointed. I went with this doctor because I found him on real self and although he may be good with specific type of noses, I know he did not seem confident working on an ethnic nose and although he advertises to you use a "closed" approach he still used open approach.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Dr Kaniff is Awesome - Sacramento, CA

He's simply the best. He made my nose look perfect.

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

36 Female, Needing Reconstructive Surgery on my Nose - Sacramento, CA

Dr. Kaniff Is the best! A+

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

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kaniff has hospital affiliations at Mercy General Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biology, Loyola University of Chicago, 1980
    Medical: MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 1984
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: LA County - USC Medical Center, 1985
    Residency: Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Loyola University of Chicago, 1989
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, McCollough Clinic, Birmingham, AL, 1990

Treatments offered at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center, Inc.

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How Long Should I Wait for Kenalog Injections to Take Effect in the Nose?

Hi 3802anon in Texas - Many patients see a response in the first two weeks. Often more than one injection is indicated. The spacing of the... READ MORE

Facial Widening with SMAS Facelift

Hi Oklahoma City2013- There are many different ways to handle the SMAS during facelift surgery - fold, excise, reposition, purse string, long... READ MORE

I had a tip plasty on dec 19th now cartilage pieces are almost piercing through from underneath causing pain and 2 bumps!

Seeing your surgeon when he gets back in town is the next best step. Your surgeon is the person with the exact knowledge of how your procedure was... READ MORE

Blackheads After Rhinoplasty

Hi New york8421- It may take several more week for the nasal skin to return to normal, In the mean time used a simple cleanser to keep the skin... READ MORE

Midface Lift or Other Procedures for Sagging Face (Age 24)?

Hi Eleiria- I would recommend beginning with subcision of the acne scarring and filler augmentation. Subcision is release of the acne scar... READ MORE

Downtime for Full Facelift?

Hi Dlite- If you don't tend to bruise easily, most people can return to work at two weeks. Folks who work in the public eye may want to wait... READ MORE

Can Botox Shrink/Refine my Nose?

Hi RyeRinger in New York City - No, Botox will not change the shap of the nasal tip or base of the nose. Sincerely, Tom Kaniff READ MORE

Will a Rhinoplasty Help Me? (Male, Age 19)

Dubliftment in London - Assuming your days of getting punched in the nose are history, you would benefit from nose surgery. The first step would... READ MORE

Nasolabial Folds After Mid-Facelift

Hi CatTac1889- Generally speaking a mid-facelift will not soften the nasolabial fold. The mid-facelift helps soften the area over the bony rim of... READ MORE

Do Most Surgeons Draw Pre-Op Surgical Markings on Your Face While You Are Unconscious?

Hi Cerro Gordo- Every surgeon has a different routine. Most surgeons, however, prefer to have the patient in a sitting position when doing the... READ MORE

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