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.

I could not stand to look at myself in the mirror. I stopped putting on makeup. I was terrified to have surgery. I thought I might die. My daughter encouraged me to make a consultation appointment with Gary R. Donath, M.D. at Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery. I told him of the terror I had and with his understanding and reassurance I made the surgery appointment. I can't even...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

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

I have always suffered from having a boy body but add on top of that a pooch and some serious lower back fat! When I was in college I was never as flat stomached as I would have like to have been. Well after I had kids I suffered from what I like to refer to as perma pregnancy. People would come up and ask me when I was expecting all the time, my youngest was two! So I went on a strict...

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 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...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

2-days Post-op: 43 Y.o., No Kids, 5'5", 175 Lbs, Standard Tummy Tuck/Lipo- Pismo Beach, CA

I tried to have children in my twenties and I last two pregnancies. I figure I've lived long enough now that I know I'm not having children so I'm focusing on my future without that possibility. I have always (since childhood) carried a load of fat in my mid-section even when I was running and going to aerobics as a lifestyle. Even as a child my mean Big Brother called me Jabba the Hutt and...

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