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Los Gatos, California 95032 US
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"I did a tummy tuck, a forehead lift and a few other small procedures." "He did not try and talk me into new implants." "He was very supportive and got me right away for my breast implant removal."

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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty - Los Gatos, CA

The procedure I did with Dr.Sutkin was a rhinoplasty and he did an absolutley amazing job. He shaved down my drosal hump, made my nostrils smaller, and lifted up the tip. He made my nose fit my face and I am so happy with the outcome already and It has only been one week. He is very kind, patient, and very gentele. He listens to your needs and goes beyond your expectations. He truly is an...

1 out of 5 stars Eye Bags Treatment

Blepharaplasty - San Jose, CA

Great salesman. Talked me into getting an upper eyelift when I only wanted the fat removed from my lower lids. He left me very asymmetrical, with the lower lids pulled down so you could see the whites under the iris, and so much fat removed that I am still left with hollows under my eyes. He kept telling me what a great job he did when I expressed my concerns, and then never had another...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Both Me and my Daughter Had a Tummy Tuck with Dr. Sutkin - San Jose, CA

I did a tummy tuck, a forehead lift and a few other small procedures. Very nice and personable. I would also recommend him if you have any teen kids. He is very friendly and hepful.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Thrilled with my Results...Ruptured Implants Replaced - Los Gatos, CA

After a mammogram, ultrasound, and MRI, I found out at age 69 that I had an encapsulated ruptured implant in my right breast. This is not what I wanted to hear. The fear of surgery at my age was huge. However, I knew I had to have my implants replaced and capsulectomy performed. I began by looking into finding a plastic surgeon and getting referrals. One Los Gatos doctor I saw for a...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Implant Removal After 26 Years - And Then Breast Lift. - Los Gatos, CA

The procedures I've done with Dr. Sutkin have been so great. I feel so comfortable with him and he never pushes procedures on me that I don't need. He's kind, gentle and very competent. He was very supportive and got me right away for my breast implant removal. He did not try and talk me into new implants. His procedures go smoothly and he's very comfortable to work with. I feel like I'm really with someone who knows his stuff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

26 Year Old Implants Removed Today! Los Gatos, CA

Dr. Sutkin is just awesome. He's comforting and gentle. He's a board certified plastic surgeon with F.A.C.S. and lectures and teaches at Stanford University here in California. I am very happpy with this surgeon and would highly recommend him.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Fabulous Mini - Facelift Results. - Los Gatos, CA

Dr. Sutkin is an awesome surgeon. He's very ethical in the he won't perform procedures if he sees that you don't need them. He's great about explaining what results to expect and what types of things are done during procedures. I have done 3 procedures with him to excellent results and he is reasonably priced. Can't go wrong with this surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Comment to Nelly - Los Gatos, CA

Well Nelly, you obviously don't have a clue. I have been to Dr. Sutkin for years and would not allow any other plastic surgeon to touch me. If Dr Sutkin fixed two things, they were obviously need. The one you " wanted" didn't need to be fixed. I have wanted somethings done and refuses because they don't need to be done. I respect a man who makes a living doing surgeries and won't do it....

1 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Horrible - Los Gatos, CA

He performed 2 unnecessary procedures instead of treating the injury I asked him to fix.

Procedure is Tomorrow - San Jose, CA

I am pretty fit overall. 47 years old, 125lbs. The one thing that has been bothering me is my muffin top that, despite working out, will just not go away. I just want to be able to wear a cute little black dress without having to wiggle myself in my old Spanx. My procedure is tomorrow and I am very, very nervous!!! My doc gave me Valium to take when I leave home in the morning, along with...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Same or next day appointments available!

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Sutkin has hospital affiliations at Regional Medical Center, El Camino Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biochemistry, State University of New York, University Center at Binghamton
    Medical: MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Surgical Services, Stanford University Hospital
    General Surgery, Stanford University Hospital
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Hospital
    Robbins Aesthetic Surgery Fellow, The Miami Heart Institute
    Clinical Fellow, The Harry Buncke Clinic Davies Medical Center

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Reach Weight Loss Goal Before Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Tummy tuck can be done at many different weights. The most important factor is a stable weight. You should weigh yourself now and in three weeks. If... READ MORE

What can be done to fix my huge nose? (photos)

A reduction rhinoplasty will work great in this case. It will remove the dorsal hump and then close (narrow) the nasal bones. Also a softening of the... READ MORE

If I were to schedule and have a Tummy Tuck in May, at what point would I be able to swim in a pool or ocean?

As long as your incisions are healing well, most patients can usually can swim at 5 weeks following the surgery. READ MORE

Should I do a “mini lift” or is a second facelift my only option at real rejuvenation? Could fillers help me? (photos)

The choice of a mini lift vs a full face lift is purely a question of expectation of results. If you want really dramatic improvement, go with the... READ MORE

Traditional blepharoplasty, co2 laser or radio frequency technology to tighten upper eyelids? (Photo)

I favor traditional bleph because this procedure just about never disappoints. Excess skin is removed totally which diminishes the possibility that... READ MORE

Will dermal fillers help my eye bags? Is there a better alternative? They are hereditary and I've had them my whole life.(photo)

If the bags are bulging, a blepharoplasty is a better alternative to fillers. This is because bulging is caused by fat falling forward in the eye... READ MORE

After losing weight, I have droopy jaws and sleepy eyes. What cosmetic surgery can I get to lift those problems? (photo)

Patients who have weight loss are frequently good candidates for face lift and blepharoplasty. Good luck to you! READ MORE

I'm 48 and want a lower bleph. How long time is recovery? Is fat grafting at the same time a good idea?

Recovery following blepharoplasty includes one week of sutures and mild swelling followed by a second week of going from good to great. READ MORE

My earring ripped out of my ear .Can I get it stitched up ? If so, do I go to the ER or make a doctor's appt. ?

The treatment approach depends on the deformity. I start with numbing the area with local anesthesia. Then, I would remove some of the skin of the... READ MORE

I'm wondering how much weight a doctor will want me to lose before a tummy tuck surgery. (Photo)

Great question and every doctor and patient collaborates for a different approach. In my practice, I greatly rely on the changes in weight over time.... READ MORE

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