Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
801 Welch Road
Stanford, California US
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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Excellent - Palo Alto, CA

I honestly couldn't be any happier! He is an EXCELLENT doctor that I highly recommend. I had a very pernounced nose and it looks amazing. He changed my life in so many ways. He was very caring and understanding but told me what was the realistic way of doing it and make sure it was proportioned properly to my face! If your interested in rhinoplasty but scared of not finding the right...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

My Nose Job Made Me Look Better but Still Like Me! - Palo Alto

See review -- but to sum up he did a fantastic job and I am completely satisfied with the results.

4 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Very Stress-free, Wonderful Surgery with Amazing Results - Palo Alto, CA

The doctor has a very good bedside manner. He was very patient with what I wanted with my nose and the procedure was very fast and comfortable. The post-op was a little uncomfortable but healed very fast. I am very happy with my result and I am looking forward to seeing it heal.

4 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Difficult Rhinoplasty Recovery, but Well Worth It...

I spent months searching around for the best ENT and a plastic surgeon. I traveled to different cities; I also interviewed two of the top surgeons in Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills area; And finally picked Dr. M at Stanford. Dr. M is by far the best doctor for my procedure. I am very happy with my decision as he did a fabulous job. I had a rhinoplasty and septum deviation surgery. Dr. M was very professional, knowledgeable, experienced, and very caring. Unlike several of the plastic surgeons who I met, Dr. M never tried to act like a sales man; He has very high confidence about his area and takes the extra time to explain difficult questions with a lot of patience. Dr. M has assembled a highly capable medical staff/residents from top tier medical schools around the world. They all said “looking up to him as a role model” for his expertise and experience. On my first visit Dr. M was able to show me the future result of my surgery using computer graphics and even gave me options to choose from with his recommendations. Amazingly the result of the surgery is exactly as he had on the graphics and the option I picked.. I get lots of complements every day, even thought it just 30 days after my surgery, my nose is looking very natural and I can breath 100% better than before... thank you very much for the superb job Dr.M…I would strongly recommend DXr. M to anyone who is looking for a Dr. they can trust.

4 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

My Nose Looks Completely Natural

Great bedside manor, easy to talk to, very professional, excellent work!!! I am one pleased client. He deserves the title he earned as "Dr. of the Year"!!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Natural Rhinoplasty to Fix Curvature of my Nose and Wanted a More Structured Look

Yes, his honesty through constructive and positive criticism, enthusiastic practice, explicit perfectional work and dedication put Dr. M at the top of his profession

5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty

Septoplasty for Severe Deviated Septum - Stanford, CA

Flawless experience, exceptional results.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Could Not Be Happier with my New Profile!

Nationally recognized for his excellence, this doctor is also warm, caring, and full of integrity. I highly recommend him to anyone considering cosmetic surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty - I'm So Much More Confident Now - Palo Alto, CA

My doctor gave me a smaller but natural look to my nose, so it doesnt look fake

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Age 28 Female

He is very trustworthy, professional, and did an excellent job with my nose. It looks so natural. People have been telling me how great I look but they cannot figure out why!

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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)

Consultation Fee

$150. For a personal consultation, please call. Consultation fee applied to surgical booking.

Awards & Recognition

Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2014 - present
Best Doctors in America, 2007 - present
Mark Rafaty Memorial Award, AAFPRS, 2014
Ben Shuster Memorial Award, AAFPRS, 2003
Professional Recognition:
Vice President for Research and Development, AAFPRS, Board Member, 2014 - present
Western Region Director, AAFPRS, Board Member, 2010 - 2014

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Most has hospital affiliations at Stanford Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, 1990
    Medical: MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1995
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine
    Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Washington

Treatments offered at Stanford Facial Plastic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

Rhinoplasty 2011 and Beyond: Aesthetic and functional surgery of the nose--The HYBRID rhinoplasty

The nose is the central feature of the face. Along with the eyes, it is one of the first things our gaze is drawn towards when we look at another person. While we may not realize it, the shape of the nose plays an important role in the unconscious process that allows us to recognize other’s faces, especially in profile. So it is perhaps not surprising that surgery to change the shape of the nose is one of the oldest procedures in facial plastic surgery, with the...

The Facial Rejuvenation Revolution - Sam P. Most, M.D.

In the past few years we have seen a significant evolution in thinking about facial rejuvenation. In this space I hope to shed some light on this, and what this means when you visit the doctor’s office. In the past, facial aging has been thought of as primarily a battle lost to the effects of gravity. We understand now, however, that the process of aging is a complex one, and involves more than simply sagging of the skin on the face. Recent research has shown that the changes that occur...

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Bad Nose Job

Talk to your doctor about your bad nose job concerns Rhinoplasty is generally acknowledged as one of the most difficult of all facial plastic surgery... READ MORE

Is There a Non Surgical Face Lift That Works?

"Non-surgical facelift" is a bad term--it should be called "Non-surgical facial rejuvenation." There are a number of different... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Immediately after surgery, we typically place steri-strip (tape) followed by a thermoplastic (custom contoured) splint or shell over the nose.... READ MORE

Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Rhinoplasty surgery requires the unique set of talents: •An understanding of aesthetics and beauty •Understanding the complex three dimensional ana... READ MORE

What is an Endoscopic Brow Lift?

Listen as Dr. Sam P. Most describes the endoscopic brow lift and how it differs from the traditional or open brow lift surgical technique. READ MORE

Do Face Lift Creams Really Work?

Funny you should ask. I actually did a study (published in Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery) demonstrating that two of the more popular creams do... READ MORE

Is Facelift Too Premature for a 45 Year Old Woman?

Without giving you a very long-winded answer, the important issue here to consider is that this is purely elective. Your surgeon should provide you... READ MORE

How Much Longer Will My Nose Keep Changing After Septorhinoplasty? (photo)

Em1990- Thanks for the question. While each individual experiences recovery slightly differently, it really does take 12 months (more or less) to... READ MORE

Unnatural Nose Tip After Revision Rhinoplasty?

In my experience, the use of external ('open') or intranasal ('closed') is not the major issue--in fact, some intranasal rhinoplasty procedures can be... READ MORE

Will Getting Rhinoplasty for the Third Time Be Possible?

In general, I counsel patients who seek me for opinion on revision rhinoplasty as follows: While it may be possible to make your nose straighter, it... READ MORE

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The Doctor Explains the Evolution of Face Lifting Techniques

Dr. Sam Most describes the evolution of facelift techniques, including the deep plane lift. Alternatives and tailoring of the technique to be used for each individual is discussed. WATCH VIDEO

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