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RealSelf community says"I am able to breathe in a way that was not possible before the operation and the results look very natural." "He showed me tons of B patient rhinoplasty photos, but most importantly was able to find one with a nose that looked much like mine." "He explained in detail how it works best in a series of treatments so I fully understood the process and had a favorable outcome."
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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery
Dr. M delivered the natural and professional look that I was looking for and is a great communicator, setting me at ease before, during and after the surgery
1 out of 5 stars SMAS Facelift
Picture.. should say it all. Don't think about it. All fixed now.. to great expense but this is HIS WORK. DrMac needed to do a procedure ($) and I was looking for a timeline. We rushed-- he overcommitted and WAY under delivered. I've had his work redone -- mostly on the right side of face. Other Drs stated" not a personalized procedure". On my terrible neck-- almost sure I was his first...
5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty
Great experience. All questions and concerns were answered. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5 stars Liposuction
Dr McDonald answered all my questions, and concerns I had regarding my surgery. I was given personal attention and care through the whole process. If you're looking for a doctor that's genuinely kind and cares for his patients , look no further.
5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery
Dr Michael Macdonald was terrific, as was his staff.
5 out of 5 stars Liposuction
I decided to have liposuction done on my little lower belly pooch/small fat roll that I've had for the past 8-10 years. I'm in my late 40's and tall and thin but no matter what I did the pooch would not go away. It would hang over my jeans when I sat down and prevented me from wearing slim cut dresses that I love. Dr. Michael MacDonald exceeded my expectations! I haven't seen my stomach...
5 out of 5 stars Skintyte
His staff is beyond awesome ! He is also very helpful and answers questions. He has great deals on skintyte and nano laser peel, i have have had it done there a couple of times already. Skintyte can be painful since it is heating you up, and especially if its on the bone. The nano peel is not so bad. He did Voluma (2ccs) on my chin and cheeks cost was ($1000/each), which is the normal rate it...
1 out of 5 stars Skintyte
I bought some SkinTyte sessions from this doctor and got no benefit at all from them plus he ignored my concerns about the safety of the machine. Initially the doctor said the results would be apparent after a few months so I waited, continued the series, but with no results. About halfway through the series, I wrote him a letter telling him I’d had no results so far and that I was also c...
5 out of 5 stars Photofacial
Great experience with Dr. Michael Macdonald. He performed BBL Photorejuventation in November to remove years of sun damage. Very few days downtime. Recovery was exactly as I was told. And the results are fantastic. My skin is clear, smooth, even. Wearing very little face makeup these days and loving it! On top of that, Dr. Macdonald was wonderful to work with - knowledgeable, professional,...
5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing
I've heard amazing stories about Dr Michael how professional knowledgeable and nice person he is, So I'm super excited to met him tomorrow for my first time Laser Skin Resurfacing. TBH I was scared about buying the deal he has on Groupon.com but after ready about him I decided to go for it, and I hope everything will be at my expectations, I will post about the procedure and how it will goes...
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Awards & Recognition
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA Psychology, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Medical: MD, Queen's University Medical School, Ontario, Canada
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: General Surgery, University of Toronto
General Surgery, Dartmouth College Hitchcock Medical Center
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto
Fellowships: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
Treatments offered at Michael R. Macdonald, MD, FACS, FRCSC | MAC MD aesthetics
- Acne Scars Treatment
- Acne Treatment
- African American Rhinoplasty
- Age Spots Treatment
- Asian Eyelid Surgery
- Asian Rhinoplasty
- Birthmark Removal
- Blue Peel
- Botox for Migraines
- Brow Lift
- Buccal Fat Removal
- Cheek Augmentation
- Cheek Lift
- Chemical Peel
- Chin Implant
- Chin Liposuction
- Chin Surgery
- Cleft Lip And Palate Repair
- CO2 Laser
- Ear Lobe Surgery
- Ear Surgery
- Eye Bags Treatment
- Eyelid Surgery
- Facial Reconstructive Surgery
- Forehead Lift
- Fractional Laser
- Glycolic Peel
- Hair Loss Treatment
- Hand Rejuvenation
- Hyperhidrosis Treatment
- Injectable Fillers
- Jessner Peel
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Peel
- Laser Resurfacing
- Laser Surgery
- Laser Treatment
- Lip Augmentation
- Lip Implants
- Lip Surgery
- Lipoma Removal
- Liquid Facelift
- Lower Face Lift
- Melasma Treatment
- Mini Lift
- Mole Removal
- Neck Lift
- Non Surgical Face Lift
- Non Surgical Nose Job
- Nose Surgery
- Permanent Makeup
- Photodynamic Therapy
- ProFractional Laser
- Ptosis Surgery
- Restylane Defyne
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Refyne
- Restylane Silk
- Revision Rhinoplasty
- Rosacea Treatment
- Salicylic Peel
- Scalp Micropigmentation
- Scar Removal
- Scars Treatment
- Sinus Surgery
- Skin Lightening
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Skin Tightening
- Sleep Apnea Treatment
- Smart Lipo
- SMAS Facelift
- Stretch Marks Treatment
- Tattoo Removal
- TCA Peel
- Vaser Liposuction
- Vein Treatment
- Weight Loss
- Wrinkle Treatment
- Yag Laser
Blog Posts and Articles
As a San Francisco facial plastic surgeon of nearly 20 years, I have seen my share of extreme vanity and obsessiveness about aesthetic perfection. However, that is not the type of patient I typically attract as I have a reputation for taking a very natural-looking approach to cosmetic improvements. I have also been known to recommend to patients that they should have absolutely no cosmetic work done or less invasive procedures when I feel that's what's in their best interests. That said,...
It may be a bit unorthodox…and it will definitely make you LOL (laugh out loud), but don’t dismiss it until you’ve tried it. It really does work…albeit a temporary solution. To temporarily diminish puffy under-eye bags apply to the swollen area an over-the-counter hemorrhoid ointment such as Preparation H made by Pfizer. Various formulations of the product contain drugs such as phenylephrine, pramoxine, and hydrocortisone. Each of these ingredients works by constricting blood...
When consulting with a plastic surgeon who is well-versed in the intricacies of assessing the factors that lead to a favorable nose job outcome, you will likely be amazed at all that is considered. A well done, natural-looking rhinoplasty is not just about the size and shape of your nose. The type and quality of your skin must also be considered as it impacts how your nose will heal after rhinoplasty. Your nasal cartilage, and its inherent strength or weakness, also affects...
I am a recognized leader and innovator in the treatment of snoring for patients in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. As a Diplomate of both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, I am quite familiar with alleviating obstruction of both oral and nasal airways to improve breathing...which can improve smell, taste, and sleep, while also reducing snoring. Obstruction in the...
Most popular answers from Michael R. Macdonald, MD
The good news is that 2 weeks should be plenty of time for recovery sufficient to return to work. For lower eyelid surgery, the most common approach I... READ MORE
Generally, healing following nasal surgery takes as long as 12-18 months. After it is completely healed, the nose will feel soft and quite natural.... READ MORE
Yes, the nose does become smaller over time following rhinoplasty surgery. Not only does scar tissue contract, but the post-operative swelling and... READ MORE
Obvious swelling following rhinoplasty surgery will often last up to 4-6 weeks. I find it particularly important to warn patients that when the nasal... READ MORE
I prefer nasal sill excisions, along the floor of the nostril, rather than Weir excisions, adjacent to the sides of the nose, since I believe the scar... READ MORE
Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is my preferred approach to lower eyelid surgery in the majority of my patients. The “conjunctiva”... READ MORE
Is There an Easy Revision of Droopy Nose After a Primary Rhinoplasty? Is It Just the Columella? (photo)
The slight "droopiness" of your nose is referred to as a "hanging columella". In your pictures, this appears to be caused by a slight elongation of... READ MORE
The greatest risks in facelift surgery include injury to the facial nerve, a motor nerve that supplies movement of all areas of the face, and... READ MORE
You are an excellent candidate for a mid-face/cheek lift. This procedure, with its small, well-hidden incisions, is specifically designed to... READ MORE
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Dr. Michael Macdonald discusses the process of rejuvenating the eyelid by repositioning fat around the area to add volume, live from Nashville at AAFPRS 2016. WATCH VIDEO
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