San Jose Facial Plastic Surgeon
12945 Saratoga Ave
Saratoga, California 95070 US
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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)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Biology, Stanford University
    Medical: MD, Duke University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

Treatments offered at Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation

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Can fat transfer replace the facial fullness I lost after weight loss? (Photo)

Thank you for your pictures.  First off, I think you look fine and don't really need the fat to volumize your face; but I realize this is a very ... READ MORE

6 months later, what improvement can I expect? (photos)

Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your complication after a facelift.  In general, patients heal great from these issues and you seem to be as well.  I w... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty? And possibly a chin implant? (Photo)

Hello,I think you are an excellent candidate for a rhinoplasty and chin implant procedure on the same day.  My only other comment would be to have ... READ MORE

What is currently the best, most effective procedure to correct marionette lines and nasolabial folds? (Photo)

Hello Lalajaye,Thank you for your pictures and question.  As my other colleagues have alluded to, aging is multi-factorial and involve the skin ... READ MORE

Should I get laser resurfacing and fillers or something a little more drastic? (Photo)

While it is difficult to say for sure based solely on photos, laser resurfacing does seem like a viable option for you since it is known to reduce... READ MORE

2 weeks post op. Bands on each side of mouth. Is this normal? (Photo)

I would recommend you make an appointment to see your surgeon today.  Have him take a look at the regions which are hot and red and voice your ... READ MORE

Is it normal to have severe swelling around eyes after SMAS lift?

Hello,I'm sorry you are having these issues.  It sounds as if you could have some motor nerve paresis.  When the orbicularis oculi muscle is fully f... READ MORE

Facelift and Chin Lipo 9 days ago, concerned about wound behind ear not healing, how should I clean it? (photos)

Hello,Thank you for sending your pictures.  I would avoid hydrogen peroxide, as this will delay your healing.  Typically, using soap and water to d... READ MORE

Does placing grafts at the tip of the nose make it less likely to drop?

Hello,Your nose will change significantly over the next year so try to be patient with the healing process.  These questions and concerns should be ... READ MORE

Can rubbing too hard in the middle of an incision site damage internal stitches? I'm 7 weeks post op eyelid surgery.

Your incisions looks good in the photo.  My only advice, moving forward, is to baby the incision, which you are probably already doing.  Best of luck! READ MORE

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