San Luis Obispo Plastic Surgeon
2 James Way, Ste. 109
Pismo Beach, California 93449 US
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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

64 Years Old. 3 Adult Children, 9 Grandchildren. Many Facial Wrinkles Deep Creases, Joweles ,Sagging Skin Under Chin.

Wonderful, My daughters and I have all had surgeries performed by Dr. Donath. I say he is the best. I don't trust anyone else.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Wish I Had Done It Sooner!! - San Luis Obispo, CA

Very professional. Knows his stuff. Always makes me feel comfortable and confident. His office staff are super friendly and go above and beyond the call of duty!

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

3 months post op - Super happy! - San Luis Obispo, CA

I have wanted this since I was 20 years old and lost 70lbs. I was always somewhat small chested but after the weight loss I became painfully aware of just how small chested I was. Now I'm 31 years old 5'8" 140lbs and a size um, training bra. I wear a 36A and there's a gap. I have curvy hips and thighs and am small up top. I can't wait to have a more proportionate body. I have 3 kids all of...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck with Liposuction - San Luis Obispo, CA

While I have had 5 children I am 37 years old. about 2 years ago I started to leave a healthier life style and a year ago I started working out 5-6 days a week. I feel great but I don't like that every where is toned exept my middle area. can't stand the saggy skin hanging. it's heavy and I am tired of tucking it in control panties lol. I want that six pack that's hiding under...

Consultation Only - Unhappy w/ TT consult and patient pictures. San Luis Obispo, CA

Consult with Dr. Donath was not satisfying. I felt very rushed and couldn't get my questions answered. The before/after pictures were less than desirable. Surprisingly very high scars and flat with no contour/ triangle shaped belly buttons. The staff is very scattered and rude. I almost felt as if they were yelling at me when I tried to ask questions. The first week is hard and sore...

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

Excellent bedside manner!

Excellent. Dr. Donath is kind and explains in detail what he will be doing during the procedure. I had my neck muscles under my chin tightened as well as a facelift. He has a wonderful bedside manner.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Positive & Encouraging Experience

I am very happy with my reconstruction results and credit Dr. Donath for his knowledge, dedication, and professionalism. Dr. Donath listened to my concerns and provided me with realistic and genuine information pre and post surgery. I had a positive and encouraging experience with Dr. Donath, his staff, and their services. I highly recommend him.

1 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Worst mistake of my life - Pismo Beach, CA

I had a tummy tuck with Dr. Donath a little over a year ago and am super unhappy with the results. My belly button (photo attached) looks awful with this huge starburst scar around an insanely large navel cavity. My incision line goes above my belly button on my hips. I will never be able to wear a bikini again and you can even see the scar above my "mom jeans." Not only do I look bad, but...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

39-year-old Wanting to Defy Gravity and Add Lost Fullness - Pismo Beach, CA

Dr. Gary Donath has the best bed-side manner on the Central Coast; he is easy to talk to and always willing to explain the confusing. Dr. Donath made me feel understood; like I had a teammate in my endeavor to recapture the fullness of my breasts without looking over done. He listened to what I wanted and didn't impose his aesthetic on mine. The result was complete satisfaction with the final...

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

6 Month Post Op - Sientra Implants

I am a 32 year old mom of two. I always wanted breast augmentation but waited to get consultations until I was finished breastfeeding and having children. I had two consultations and my husband and I both knew Dr. D was the one for us. Every question and concern I had was addressed and I felt very well taken care of. I was set to put my deposit down when we found out that Sientra was went...

*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 of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    Fellowship: Hand and Microsurgery, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

Treatments offered at Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery

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Recommendations for a plastic surgeon experienced with severe tuberous breasts? (photos)

Tuberous breast anomaly is not very uncommon and board-certified plastic surgeons are trained to understand the nuances of the aesthetic challenge and... READ MORE

What Do You Think About the Breast Implants Approved by the FDA March 9th 2012 Made by Sientra Silimed?

I have been using Sientra implants for both breast augmentation and breast reconstruction patients for the past 2 years. Prior to this, I primarily... READ MORE

Is 800 cc under the muscle high profile a good choice? (photos)

800 cc volume is very large, regardless of your size/shape/anatomy. In 20 years, I have never seen a patient with that large a volume, including a... READ MORE

Do Smooth Round Sientra implants always look like melons/large softballs (Perfectly Round looking) after augmentation?

Round implants are only round in one plane. They are not spherical and the moderate profile designs have less projection than high profile... READ MORE

How safe are sientra silicone gel implants? I've read things about lupus etc. I have two kids and don't want to risk my health.

Most board-certified plastic surgeons are extremely safety conscious. We provide guidance for patients that are considering elective surgery,... READ MORE

What causes bottoming-out?

"Bottoming Out" is a common problem in the breast augmentation arena and is related to several factors that are anatomic and physical. The data is... READ MORE

Can I get a good natural looking result by getting approx. 350 cc Sientra textured teardrop shaped implants w/o lift? (photo)

Hi - The photos certainly show breast ptosis. If your nipple is lower than the fold under each breast, augmentation helps a bit, but a small lift may... READ MORE

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