Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
1515 El Camino Real, Suite C
Palo Alto, California 94306 US

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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift Miracle - Palo Alto, CA

I have always wanted to maintain a youthful look. I had my face and eyes lift done last June with Dr. C, and needless to say, I am 110% satisfied with the results.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

My Tummy Tuck - Palo Alto, CA

Go for it, the experience and results were perfect!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Excellent Surgeon - Palo Alto, CA

I felt very comfortable in Dr. C's care and learned a great deal about my procedure prior to surgery. He is very generous with him time and knowledge.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

A BBW and Her Tuck - Palo Alto, CA

I'm a 42-yr-old mother of a 12-yr-old. She is my moon and stars, but my pregnancy (when I'd already hit about 200lbs) came with a 65lb gain and a 5-bra cup size increase over a month-long period. My belly looked like I'd been mauled by a tiger and after a few weeks I began throwing my back out regularly. Fast forward... After leaving a relationship that left my self-esteem in...

4 out of 5 stars Liposuction

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

I thought I knew what to expect from lipo in my neck, jowls, flanks, abs and whereever else.I had read this website obsessively for the weeks leading up to the surgery. But I did not know I would be put under general anesthesia, or catheterized, nor that all my blood would rush to my labia and cause it to bruise and swell. This might have been nice to be warned about.How does anyone do this...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

8 Week PO, Doc Apt, and SWELLING

I am 28, married, and have one son who is 4 years old. I am 5'6, 164 lbs. I have wanted a tummy tuck for as long as I can rememeber. Growing up, I was always a chunky girl. When I was 18, I reached 220lbs. I reached a breaking point and began eating healthy, taking Metabolife, and running. I lost about 70 lbs in only a few months. My stomach suffered the wrath of losing the lard so quickly...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

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

I had considered liposuction for some time. I was interested in the Vaser ultrasonic technique. I search the internet and found Dr. Commons. Dr. Commons uses the Vaser ultrasonic technique. It has been just over two months, since my liposuction. Already I am seeing changes. I am enthusiastic of my final results, over the next few months. If you are thinking about liposuction, consider...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

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

I was 50 years old and a plastic surgeon myself. People thought I was my kids grandmother at school. Enough! So I went to my hero Dr Commons for help! So Happy. I am now  1 year after my facelift and I am beautiful.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

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

$16,000 with out a lift $18000 with the lift: I am having the MM done to reverse the effects of bearing children, depression and weight loss. I reached 215 pounds, 40EE, at 5'3 27 years old this is not a good look lol Breast feeding and carrying 2 children caused sagging in breast and stomach skin along with stretch marks and the weight loss made this problem worse. I am now a...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover This Summer - Finally - San Francisco, CA

Hi! I am a divorced Mom of five children. I had my first when I was 17 and then in the next 10 years I had 4 more! They were all big, beautiful babies, and I got HUGE each preganancy. (I thought it was fun to be so big!) Before my 1st baby I was 5'4" and weighed 104lbs. (I was 16 when I got pregnant) I gained 56lbs in the next nine months! Needless to say, it was difficult...

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which Type of Lipo is Best for Back Fat

Back Rolls are tough. See a surgeon who does Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction and who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. I feel... 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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