Sacramento Plastic Surgeon
589 Tahoe Keys Blvd., Ste. E-6
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Extreme Breasts (1,500 Cc's) - South Lake Tahoe, CA

Dr. Foster is, by far, the most amazing plastic surgeon I have ever met. (And I've had more than a little work done by others.) He is a wonderful person and his skills in the operating room cannot be beat. He went above and beyond in his work and care of me. I will refer any and everyone I know to him. We flew 6 hours to utilize his talents and couldn't be happier with the results. LOVE this doctor and his amazing staff. There just isn't enough space on here to properly praise them.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

My Doctor is a Genius! - South Lake Tahoe, CA

If I could give better than excellent I would. I even enjoy going for my follow up visits just to chat with the staff. I found Dr. Foster doing a websearch and he's local. I went for my free consultation and just knew I could trust him.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

CA

I have had breast augmentation with Dr. Foster and I know who he is and have always had wonderful time and attention with him. He and his staff have made this as well as the last surgery a great experience.

1 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Very Bad Experience, My Results Are Horrible - Sacramento, CA

very bad

1 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

NIGHTMARE CAME TRUE AND YOUR LISTENING THANK YOU REALSELF

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2 out of 5 stars Asian Eyelid Surgery

Unsure if It Was Worth It - South Lake Tahoe, CA

He was a nice guy but I think too old to be performing plastic surgery and clearly not as experienced with Asian eyes as he claimed to be.

2 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Wanted Bigger and Fuller Breasts After 2nd Child and Breastfeeding - South Lake Tahoe, CA

Nice staff and nice doc, but he needed to retire a long time ago.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Saline 1000cc. South Lake Tahoe, CA

My surgery, care and outcome were beyond my expectations.

5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

40 Kinda a "Mommy Make Over" South Lake Tahoe, CA

Dr. Foster is great. I don't really know what else to say. He really cares and works magic in his surgery room.

*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 Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$45. Consultation available in Folsom or South Lake Tahoe, please mention you found me on RealSelf

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: UCLA
    Medical: MD, UC Medical Center in San Francisco
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
    Residencies:
    General surgery, William Beaumont Hospital
    Plastic Surgery, Crippled Children's Hospital

Treatments offered at Lake Tahoe Plastic Surgery

Most popular answers from Lawrence Foster, MD (retired)

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Am I a Candidate for Extended Tummy Tuck Now? (photo)

Yes you are a candidate now for the extended tummy tuck ($6930) if you are otherwise healthy. The last patient I removed a panniculus as big as yours,... READ MORE

Swelling Four Months After Abdominal Liposuction? (photo)

We all get shorter as we age. I'll bet you are an inch or two shorter than you were when you graduated from high school. We shorten in the spine... READ MORE

High or Low Profile Implant to Acheive Best Result? (photo)

High & low are misnomers. It is actually wider or not so wide. Any good plastic surgeon will measure your chest and breast widths to the... READ MORE

Smoked Two Cigarettes 48 Hours Before BA Surgery is that OK?

There are only three operations that plastic surgeons refuse to do on smokers: Face Lift, Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck. Smoking affects the safety of... READ MORE

Is It Safe to Get a Tummy Tuck After Having 3 C-Sections?

Yes, the tummy tuck doesn't go anywhere near where your OB/GYN found the scar tissue and thin uterus. The more pregnancies you've had, the... READ MORE

Are 700cc Too Big for 5'7 185 Lbs?

No not at all. I am doing 700 cc implants thru the belly button on a 5-2, 140 lb patient tomorrow morning. Every patient picks her own desired size.... READ MORE

How Much Would Flank Liposuction Cost?

At my clinic, flank lipo is $3292 which includes everything. I reccomend enough sedation to be comfortable. Most patients sleep during the procedure... READ MORE

Could You Tell Me if a Doctor Who is a Board Certified Surgeon the Same Thing As Being Board Certified in Plastic Surgery?

No it is not the same thing. If you want a surgeon with the most experince in Plastic Surgery you have to choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon... READ MORE

Will High Profile Implants Give Me Natural-looking Breasts Or More Fake Looking? (photo)

High/moderate profile is a misnomer. It really means width. Narrower implants stand up higher at the same fill volume. Your PS will measure your chest... READ MORE

Why Different Ccs? Is there much difference in getting 25 less ccs in one breast and the other with 25 ccs more?

Fill a small balloon with water, place it in a shot glass and remove enough water for it to just fill the glass. Tie the balloon off and put it in... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Foster

Lawrence Foster, MD (retired) has shared 4 before and after pictures with 11 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Memberships
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Consultation Fee

$45. Consultation available in Folsom or South Lake Tahoe, please mention you found me on RealSelf

Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: UCLA
    Medical: MD, UC Medical Center in San Francisco
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
    Residencies:
    General surgery, William Beaumont Hospital
    Plastic Surgery, Crippled Children's Hospital

Reviews

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Overall rating

3.3 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Extreme Breasts (1,500 Cc's) - South Lake Tahoe, CA

Dr. Foster is, by far, the most amazing plastic surgeon I have ever met. (And I've had more than a little work done by others.) He is a wonderful person and his skills in the operating room cannot be beat. He went above and beyond in his work and care of me. I will refer any and everyone I know to him. We flew 6 hours to utilize his talents and couldn't be happier with the results. LOVE this doctor and his amazing staff. There just isn't enough space on here to properly praise them.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

My Doctor is a Genius! - South Lake Tahoe, CA

If I could give better than excellent I would. I even enjoy going for my follow up visits just to chat with the staff. I found Dr. Foster doing a websearch and he's local. I went for my free consultation and just knew I could trust him.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

CA

I have had breast augmentation with Dr. Foster and I know who he is and have always had wonderful time and attention with him. He and his staff have made this as well as the last surgery a great experience.

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Am I a Candidate for Extended Tummy Tuck Now? (photo)

Yes you are a candidate now for the extended tummy tuck ($6930) if you are otherwise healthy. The last patient I removed a panniculus as big as yours,... READ MORE

Swelling Four Months After Abdominal Liposuction? (photo)

We all get shorter as we age. I'll bet you are an inch or two shorter than you were when you graduated from high school. We shorten in the spine... READ MORE

High or Low Profile Implant to Acheive Best Result? (photo)

High & low are misnomers. It is actually wider or not so wide. Any good plastic surgeon will measure your chest and breast widths to the... READ MORE

Smoked Two Cigarettes 48 Hours Before BA Surgery is that OK?

There are only three operations that plastic surgeons refuse to do on smokers: Face Lift, Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck. Smoking affects the safety of... READ MORE

Is It Safe to Get a Tummy Tuck After Having 3 C-Sections?

Yes, the tummy tuck doesn't go anywhere near where your OB/GYN found the scar tissue and thin uterus. The more pregnancies you've had, the... READ MORE

Are 700cc Too Big for 5'7 185 Lbs?

No not at all. I am doing 700 cc implants thru the belly button on a 5-2, 140 lb patient tomorrow morning. Every patient picks her own desired size.... READ MORE

How Much Would Flank Liposuction Cost?

At my clinic, flank lipo is $3292 which includes everything. I reccomend enough sedation to be comfortable. Most patients sleep during the procedure... READ MORE

Could You Tell Me if a Doctor Who is a Board Certified Surgeon the Same Thing As Being Board Certified in Plastic Surgery?

No it is not the same thing. If you want a surgeon with the most experince in Plastic Surgery you have to choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon... READ MORE

Will High Profile Implants Give Me Natural-looking Breasts Or More Fake Looking? (photo)

High/moderate profile is a misnomer. It really means width. Narrower implants stand up higher at the same fill volume. Your PS will measure your chest... READ MORE

Why Different Ccs? Is there much difference in getting 25 less ccs in one breast and the other with 25 ccs more?

Fill a small balloon with water, place it in a shot glass and remove enough water for it to just fill the glass. Tie the balloon off and put it in... READ MORE

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Treatments offered at Lake Tahoe Plastic Surgery