Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
1515 El Camino Real, Suite C
Palo Alto, California 94306 US
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"once again he spent a great amount of time with me and answered all my questions and concerns , one major thing I like is he doesnt just do the TT and breast work he makes sure it all fits together even if he h..." "I can sum up my experience with Dr. Commons with two unique qualities about him as a surgeon: his emphasis on the patient’s safety and comfort and his aesthetic eye for cosmetic surgery...." "Dr. Commons is constantly honing his trade bringing the best surgical approach available to his work for these beautiful results."

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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift Miracle - Palo Alto, CA

Being my first time under the knife, I was extremely nervous, but Dr. C and his staff were extremely nice, and went out of their ways to make me feel more comfortable. They had several payment options available, which made my dream a reality much sooner than expected. Dr. C took time to thoroughly explain the surgery and healing process to me before the surgery, so I was totally at eased with the procedure. I wish all doctors care about their patients and work as much as Dr. C. I have recommended his work to all of my family and friends, in hopes that they will be in great hands when they undergo these nerve racking surgeries. Overall, I am very thankful to have found Dr. C. I can't put in to words how appreciative I am of his work. I hope all of you reading this will call him when you plan on undergoing plastic surgery, because I know you will love him too!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

My Tummy Tuck - Palo Alto, CA

Dr C did a beautiful job on my horrible stomach. My gynecologist had a tummy tuck by Dr C and she could and did wear a bikini to my last summer pool party. I saw Dr C and he did a fantastic job on my tummy tuck. I look and feel great and have a bright red bikini for my pool party this summer. My husband was so happy he lost 40 lbs and is scheduled to have his residual man boobs liposuctioned by Dr C in April. Go to Dr C with confidence. He is a kind, caring, brilliant doctor. K.J., MD, Los Altos Hills

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Excellent Surgeon - Palo Alto, CA

Dr. is a very caring physician. He and his staff are very knowledgeable and make a patient feel very comfortable with their treatment. He is very candid about what you can expect from your procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

A BBW and Her Tuck - Palo Alto, CA

I did my research, visiting multiple doctors. Dr. Commons was by far the most considerate, accommodating, patient, and forthcoming. His track record is stellar, and he is extremely experienced with large-volume liposuction, which I needed. He was realistic, showed me pictures of women who looked like me and gave me a straightforward impression of what my outcome would be. I cannot say enough positive things about him.

4 out of 5 stars Liposuction

So Far So Good, But I Look Likie I Was Mugged for 4 Lbs of Fat

Dr. is a certified plastic surgeon who's been doing lipo for 30 years and is affiliated with Stanford. He's seen it all and won't exagerate your results. That said, he's funny and jovial and optimistic and he makes me feel like this has been a success thus far. Just remember to pin him down for deets if you want them, because his default is to be kind of paternialistic and vague.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

8 Week PO, Doc Apt, and SWELLING

Dr. Lepore was going to be my PS but I made the switch to Dr. Common's after I saw his boob work. I found Doctor Common's to be absolutely wonderful. He answers emails promptly and takes phone calls if he's available. He is straight to the point and tells me what I can and cannot do. He reminds me of a grandfatherly figure with real compassion and care for his patients.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Forget the Rest, This Dr. is the Best! - Palo Alto, CA

When meeting with Dr. Commons, you feel so much at ease. Dr. Commons is a very warm and experienced Doctor. His biggest concern is for the safety of his patients. He reviews your concerns and gives you a few alternatives, for you to make the final choice. For me, I chose to have liposuction on my Abdomen and Anterior flanks. Dr. Commons explained the procedure, and answered all of my questions. Dr. Commons took very good care of me, utilizing his many, many years of his experience. Dr. Commons also provided me with excellent follow up care. Thank you Dr. Commons for helping me fulfill my goal. Dr. Commons Assistant, Elaine is a dream. She is so accommodating. Thank you Elaine for setting up everything, and making all of my follow up appointments. Elaine clearly explained all of the paper work and handled everything, for my liposuction surgery. I can see why she has worked with Dr. Commons for so many years.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Wonderful Facelift, Forehead, and Eyelids! So Happy - Palo Alto, CA

I choose Dr Commons for my facelift, forehead lift, and eyelids because after extensive research I determined he was the best in Palo Alto and on of the best surgeons in America. He has vast experience of over 2500 facelift procedures and is the most caring physician I have ever met. I am also a plastic surgeon and I am well able to wisely choose Dr Commons. Dr Commons is just so perfect in all he does. His Plastic Surgery Center is approved even by Stanford for Stanford's use. Dr Halperin is a wonderful anesthesiologist. All is so perfect in the Commons office. Amazing that his fees are so fair. Dr Commons clearly does not have to do cosmetic surgery for money; he does his passion for and with love and caring of his patients. Go to Dr Commons. You will be glad you did. I certainly am so happy. My life has been made so much better by Dr Commons. Laura J. MD

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Dont wait get the mommy make over ASAP, best feeling ever

post op: I love this doctor and his team, five stars all around !!!! pre op: So far I would reccomend this doctor he stayed with me in a consultation for 2hrs he was beyond thuro in answering my questions, he stayed threw his lunch because I ran late coming from out of town 400 miles away , he was very busy that day and still took care of me. His secratary is very helpful in getting information from the doctor to answer my questions as I come up with them since the consult. So from this stage I would expect to give Dr C full 5 stars for his services if I didnt I wouldnt have picked him out of all the surgeons I have met with , also he has been doing this for 25+ years and is board certified. ,,, Went in for pre op today , I just love dr commons he is the sweetest. once again he spent a great amount of time with me and answered all my questions and concerns , one major thing I like is he doesnt just do the TT and breast work he makes sure it all fits together even if he has to do a little extra work its all included.I feel so close to him and I can guarantee that I will be dealing with him till the day I stop having cosmetic surgery. I will post again on this after surgery It is now 1 week after surgery and I love my doctor even more then when I picked him from the begining , he did a great job and not only that he is such a sweet man and very smart i just cant tell you how great he is enough.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover This Summer - Finally - San Francisco, CA

I am beginning to forget all the suffering I had, and though I have the pain in my leg - I believe it will pass.. I am enjoying what I see in the mirror despite the bruising and am excited for my future with a feminine figure!!

*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


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Chemistry, Allegheny College
    Medical: MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
    General Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Stanford University Medical Center

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LIPOSUCTION SURGEON PALO ALTO, DR G COMMONS LIPOSUCTION SURGEON PALO ALTO, DR G COMMONS Dr George Commons has been doing liposuction since 1982 and has performed liposuction on over 4000 patients and 17,000 areas. Pioneering papers have been written by Drs Commons and Halperin and are in many papers and books by Dr Commons. For exact info see Dr Commons Curriculum Vitae in either his website or under INFO tab on FACEBOOK...

Chapter 7. Essential Preparation for your plastic surgery operation

1. Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery or anesthesia will cancel your surgery. If so instructed it is okay to take medicine with a sip of water only. Do not eat or drink after midnight. A little sip of water only is okay for a dry mouth. 2. Do not take anything that will hinder your clotting and cause you to bleed. The following must be stopped two weeds prior to...

Chapter 6. Seek a proper facelift and do not be lured by offers too good to be true

There are many offers on the internet for the quick and easy facelift and how great it is. Do Not be fooled. Remember we are all suckers for a bargain or supposed easy route to an endpoint. What seems to be, and is billed as an easy route, may well be a detour laden with bad road and dangers. Mini lifts give mini results and the endpoint is mini, if any happiness. If you are 45 years or older, you need a real facelift. Do not dance around with the mini lift, the noon lift, the back to the...

Chapter 5. Is the doctor a real, experienced, and safe plastic surgeon? Best 10 Questions to ask.

Doctor please tell me: 1. Are you a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and therefore approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a real fully trained and boarded surgeon? 2. Are you boarded as a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and therefore a real fully trained plastic surgeon? 3. Do you frequently do the surgical procedure I am considering and how many have you done in the past year? 4. Do you have vast experience in the procedure I am...

Chapter 4. Resources for plastic surgery patients

Let us summarize what we know so far and then add some contact information for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. As you begin your hunt for a plastic surgeon to do your plastic surgery, you must first determine that the doctor you are talking to is a real trained, qualified, and boarded surgeon. Yes, there are many doctors out there, with little or no formal surgical training, claiming to be plastic surgeons. Amazing but true. The...

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How Long to Wait to Have Sex After Breast Augmentation?

Well there is sex, and then as Bill Clinton taught us, there is sex. I suppose its ok to have sex very early....on the same day as surgery if you... READ MORE

How Can You Tell if You Have a Seroma or Just Swelling? I Had a TT 17 Days Ago and Very Puffy Under my Incision

Go see you doctor. Its easy to tell. If seroma you will get fluid waves like in the ocean when you tap on one side. Look in a mirror. Tap The right... READ MORE

How Long Until Swelling Is 100% Gone After Face Lift?

I tell my patients the following. Most look ok and can get back to work and play at 2 weeks but they will need to accept the fact that confidentiality... READ MORE

How Much Can I Exercise After Male Tummy Tuck?

Absolutely! In 3 or 4 monthhs you can do as you please includiing sky diving and bungy cord junping I tell my patients. I am a believer in early... READ MORE

Looking Fatter After Liposuction?

You are experiencing fluid collection in the area treated and this is 100% normal as lymphatics are temporarily obstructed. It takes months for this... READ MORE

What are the chances of a fat embolism happening from or during a brazilian butt lift fat transfer?

Fat Embolism is a risk during the fat transfer done in a Brazilian Butt lift. In my legal practice I have been called upon to examine and evaluate 5... READ MORE

Can I Exercise 6 Weeks After Tummy Tuck?

I advise my liposuction and tummy tuck patients as follows. I do many many very large tummy tucks and very large volume liposuctions. Patients are... READ MORE

Capsular Contracture at 3 Weeks Post-Op - PS Recommends I Lift Weights

Yes, you appear to have a capsule contracture and likely will need a second surgery to lower the right and release. This can happen at 4 weeks but... READ MORE

Post Mommy Makeover Scar Treatment

KELOCOTE IS KING OR QUEEN OF SCAR CORRECTION. 100% silicone. A gel that drys. It works. Read the directions. I use this on all my patients for all... READ MORE

Lipo-cavitation Treatments?

Cavitation works and is often referred to as ultrasonic liposuction. The ideal system is the Vaser by Sound Surgical. It works and works well and is... READ MORE

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Juvederm for Beautiful Lips

Dr. George Commons discuses using Juvederm to create fuller, more youthful lips. Detailed description of the product, injection process and what you should know to get the results you are looking for. WATCH VIDEO

You Can't Get Rid of Stretch Marks, But This Can Make Them Less Obvious

Dr. George Commons confirms that there's no real way to get rid of stretch marks, but there are a few things that can be done to make them less obvious. WATCH VIDEO

How Can I Get a Butt Like Kim Kardashian's?

Dr. George Commons addresses the recent Kim Kardashian fad in plastic surgery, and what can be done to give a patient a booty like hers. WATCH VIDEO

What Can I Do to Reduce My Tummy Tuck Scar?

Dr. George Commons explains that typical length of a tummy tuck incision, and offers product suggestions to reduce its visibility. WATCH VIDEO

Does Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Work? One Doctor Shares His RealStory

Dr. George Commons tells a story of a friend who had non-surgical rhinoplasty with lasting results. WATCH VIDEO

Reasons Against Getting a Mini-Facelift: "They're Designed For People With Mini Expectations"

Dr. George Commons goes through the different types of facelifts and their pros and cons. WATCH VIDEO

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