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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

52 Year Old Female Needed Facelift & Eyelid Lift - San Francisco, CA

Dr. Elyassnia did a through consultation, taking photos of my face, going over my concerns, telling me about what can be done to help. He did an eyelid lift, face lift, chin lift, brow lift and fat transfer. He knew exactly the areas to focus on and how much work to do on each area. 2 1/2 months postop the results are outstanding! Even my regular internist was surprised at how good I looked and how it did not look like I had a face lift at all. The before & after photos were unbelievable! I am so happy! It has taken 20 years off my face. Dr. Elynassnia & his staff were always there to answer any questions and address any concerns. I am so glad I went to him - he is a perfectionist, skilled and an artist. I was so nervous pre-op because I didn't want that garden variety "stretched cheek" look. The results of my surgery are very natural and beautiful. I am so grateful to him and his kind, considerate staff.

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

Short Scar Neck Lift - San Francisco, CA

I am a 46 year old man who eats well, exercises daily, dresses decent and enjoys moving with the city. All that being said, there was one area that would not cooperate, my neck area from side to side & from chin to my lower neck. It was always difficult to see any positive advances made in other area's when my neck was the first thing I would notice. After checking with a few other surgeons,...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

63 Years Old, Facelift, Neck Lift, Temple Lift, Fat Transfers, Laser Resurfacing - San Francisco, CA

I did a lot of research before choosing Dr. Elyassnia. I noticed that his aftercare instructions were quite different from the other physicians' recommendations, but when I looked at the before and after photos on his website, my reaction to the after photos was "wow, that person looks just great". There was no feeling of "oh, that person had some work done". It was clear he was very skilled and knew what he was doing. So I made an appointment with Dr. E who took a lot of time with me and never once made me feel like I had to hurry through the initial interview. He answered all my questions at the time, and then later when I had more questions about the actual surgical techniques, he was happy to schedule a phone call and answered all the rest of my questions, making me even more confident in my choice of surgeon. I then scheduled a facelift, neck lift, temple lift, fat transfers and laser resurfacing with him. On January 29, 2015, Dr. Elyassnia did the face lift, neck lift, temple lift, laser resurfacing and fat transfers to my face. The surgery took 10 hours and when I woke up, there was no nausea and no pain in my face and neck, but a lot of discomfort in my forehead from that particular drain. When it was removed in the morning, the pain immediately dissipated. I had done a lot of research on the recovery from such procedures and all the photos I'd viewed on different websites made me expect to have a lot of swelling and bruising over the first week post-op which the various physicians said would eventually disappear. I am now 12 days post-op and NEVER did experience that swelling or bruising. The first few days were very painful, especially the neck drains, but after those were removed on day 4, it was a great relief. And I think the pain would have been so much worse if swelling or bruising had been present. Only 4 days after surgery, I was already so pleased with the beautiful results! And it has only gotten better since then. Dr. Elyassnia is not only a gifted surgeon, but he's also compassionate, kind, concerned and such a sweetheart! And along with being an expert technician, he has a natural artist's eye as well. And there was an extra unexpected benefit, as well. I had a small roll of fat on my belly that I couldn't get rid of no matter what I'd tried. Now that fat is in my face and my belly is flat again. I couldn't be happier!! YAY!!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Best Plastic Surgeon! LOVE my Rhinoplasty Results! - San Francisco, CA

Dr. Elyassnia is so professional, kind and excellent at what he does. The whole step of the way I felt completely confident and I was very impressed with my experience. He answered every question I had and really listened to what I wanted. I am very happy with my results and would absolutely recommend him.

I Am a Massage Therapist and Am Active I Am Concerned About Muscle Distortion and Recovery - San Francisco, CA

Hi beautiful ladies! I am going in for my second consultation with Dr Elyassnia next wednesday. I feel very confident about choosing him for my PS but I am seriously concerned about having implants placed under the muscle and the distortion that may result. I am thin, petite, and do not have a lot of upper pole breast tissue which is why my PS strongly suggested going under. Being a massage...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

350cc San Francisco, CA

Dr. Dino R. Elyassnia, MD Dr. Elyassnia is awesome. I was really scared at first before my surgery and afraid that my BA would come out looking like two round balls. I stressed the issue that I want a natural look and didn't want it to be noticeable that I have implant. He did amazing job in making this come true. So happy with my result. This staff are also very warming and friendly. I would recommend Dr. Elyassnia to anyone of my friends and family.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction scheduled for NOV 9th 2012 - Fairfield, CA I love my New Boobs.... - Fairfield, CA

I am as of right know waiting to schedule my breast reduction i am so ready i am excited and scared all at the same time please let me know and comment and let me know on how your breast reduction surgery was let me know all details please and your experince today is May 15,2012 im just waitng its getting closer and closer everyday i hope they schedule me soon.... My appt is June 4th how...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Incredibly Talented and Wonderful Doctor

I cannot thank Dr. Dino Elyassnia enough -- He is of talent beyond words! Mine is a long story … but bottom line, he helped me to finally get to to where I could not have hoped to be again- My outcome is perfect. Dr. Dino Elyassnia helped me after previous multiple surgeries (by 2 other doctors) to correct what started as a simple ruptured saline implant, leading to the other surgeries and m...

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

I Was Told I Was Not a Candidate by Another Doctor

AT my first appointment, Dr. E spent an entire hour with me patiently answering all my questions and giving me his recommendations. One year later, the results are beyond my expectations. The entire experience was wonderful, from my first phone call to my one year appointment. The entire office staff is warm and welcoming. I had some anxiety leading up to the surgery, but as soon as I saw Dr E for pre-op appointment, I felt completely at ease. You can see by my picture how good he is...Plus, he is a down-to-earth, warm and personable doctor. Unbelievably outstanding experience and results.

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

66 Yo WM Had Neck Lift and Fat Transfer - San Francisco, CA

He gave me the confidence and assurances I needed to opt for the procedure without any pressure. He's a real craftsman who knows all the latest procedures and gives you a natural look. I was so terrified of looking artificial.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Elyassnia has hospital affiliations at CPMC, St Mary's, St Francis, Contra Costa Regional.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Biology, University of California, San Diego
    Medical: MD, USC School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, University of California San Francisco
    Fellowship: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Treatments offered at Marten Clinic of Plastic Surgery

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What do I do now? Post necklift; doctor removed too much fat? (Photos)

Based on the photos, I do agree with the other surgeons that a formal consultation would be required to give you any clear direction. However it does... READ MORE

Is a lip lift a better choice than an implant for aging lips?

In general a lip lift aims to shorten the distance between the nostril and the red part of the lip. This will not make the philtrum fuller but it will... READ MORE

Other names for high-SMAS facelift?

A high SMAS specifically means that the upper border of the SMAS flap is started higher, closer to the upper edge of the cheek bone which allows for... READ MORE

Would a neck lift be the best option? (Photos)

Based on what you are describing I think a short scar neck lift (scar only under chin) would be a reasonable option to consider. However such an... READ MORE

How well does Fat Grafting do in the midface?

Thanks for you question.  In general I don't think we really know if fat transfer has better survival rates in the cheeks versus other parts of the ... READ MORE

I would like to have a smaller waist (an hourglass figure). Is it mandatory to have a TT? (Photo)

The short answer to your question is No, the tummy tuck is not mandatory.  You could have a procedure that focused on doing liposuction along the ... READ MORE

Facelift, SMAS lift or should I also address ligament?

A mini-face lift is just a term with no real definition. It will mean different things to different people. I believe the most common application of... READ MORE

4 months after FL my face gets extremely red when it's hot out or after I exercise. Is this because I am still healing?

Yes I think this is most likely due to the fact that your face is still in a healing phase after your facelift. Although it may not seem like it on... READ MORE

Fat transfer to face, how soon after Juvederm filler?

No I don't think you need to wait until the filler is completely gone. By 9 months after your filler treatment, much of it should be gone and if there... READ MORE

Do I need to melt old filler before fat grafting?

It is not necessary to remove old filler before fat grafting but you may choose to go this route after consultation with your surgeon. First,... READ MORE

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