Yuba City Plastic Surgeon
460 Plumas Blvd., Suite 203
Yuba City, California 95991 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

I Had Breast Cancer, and Had a Bilateral Mastectomy Performed - Sioux City, IA

After my bilateral, I thought I could live life without breasts. Yet, everyday I would worry about what pads to wear; I realized I needed 'breasts' to fit into society. Dr. G was able to perform the reconstruction process over the course of a few months. He was always so precise in every detail of the procedure. Plus, he had an excellent bed side manner. He made me feel comfortable...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation


That's for a breast Aug and a lollipop lift. I have four kids and we're done having kids..I have always wanted big full boobs! Now its about to happen. I will post before and after...after my surgery. Super geeked!!!! I forgot..I'm 33, 5'8 about 200lbs =( I'm a 40 small droopy C..I'm going 625-650cc under the muscle saline. I decided to add some before pics....

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

A Wonderful Experience - Sioux City, IA

Don't get a rhinoplasty unless it's something you want to do. Know what you want to change about your nose. This will help both you and your doctor to figure out if rhinoplasty is a good option for you. It will hurt and you may regret it at first because of the pain but it is definitely worth it.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction After 5 Yrs of Being Cancer Free - Sioux City, IA

Being a Mammographer I always believed that breast cancer would never happen to me. Well 6 yrs ago during a routine screening I became a breast cancer victim and survivor. No lump, no family history and no other risk factors other than being a woman. At that time my surgeon did not believe in reconstrutive surgery at the same time as my mastectomy. Today that process has evolved into having...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Doctor! - Sioux City, IA

I had been thinking of this procedure for over ten years and finally decided to do it. There was about six weeks of healing and two weeks of bad pain. My incision was around the areolar, and you can barely see any scaring. Dr. G did a wonderful job!! It's a painful surgery, I won't sugar coat it, the results are sooooo worth it in the end. Very happy.  

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction for Chronic Neck, Shoulder and Arm Pain

I was 66 years old, 5 ft tall and wore a 34H bra at the time of the breast reduction. I was always in pain in my neck, shoulders and arms because of the weight of my breasts, but for the previous 2 years the pain had become increasingly severe. I didn't realize until after the surgery how much I had extremely curtailed activity because of pain. I requested pre-approval from my insurance...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

26 Yrs Old Mother of 1 - Yuba City, CA

I was a 36J. Ive always had large breasts..genetics I believe. Ive also struggled with weight..up and down for years yet breasts stayed the same. I had my surgery on 7/14/16. It was outpatient. The first few days were the hardest but once my drains were out it became a lot more manageable. I still have quite a ways to go but currently with swelling I am a 36 DD. I can wear a zip up sports bra...

5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

Patient Care - Yuba City, CA

I had skin cancer removed from my head and at the same time he grafted skin from my leg over the area on my head. He explained everything to me and was very professional and kind. I had some bleeding from the skin graft area on a Sunday and contacted his office who connected me to him within minutes. He calmed me down and told me it was common for this to occur and walked me thru the process...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Amazing BA Transformation! Yuba City, CA

I wanted to have a breast augmentation done after three children, 13yrs and flat sagging breasts later, i felt very unhappy about my breasts. we decided to have it done after we were done having children and in 2015, we were ready. Dr. Gallego came highly recommended and he turned out to be the perfect choice. I was nervous and anxious but he and his staff helped me ease my tension by...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

50 Year Old Woman, Tummy Tuck , Flank and Chin Lipo. - Yuba City, CA

I had thought about getting a tummy tuck and flank liposuction for almost two years. I researched the procedures extensively and I talked with women that had had had the procedures done by a local doctor, Kelly Gallego, MD. They showed me their results of their tummy tuck with flank lipo and I was so very impressed with their results. I decided not to wait any longer and I scheduled my consult...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Dr. Gallego has hospital affiliations at Rideout Memorial Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biology/Chemistry, Point Loma Nazarene University
    Medical: University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University
    Residency: General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University
    Fellowship: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Treatments offered at Kelly Gallego, MD, FACS

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Breast Reduction 101

The symptoms associated with breast hypertrophy (large breasts) affect a fair number of women in the United States. This condition can be associated with a number of debilitating symptoms such as neck and back pain, shoulder grooves from bra straps, headaches, rashes (intertrigo), upper extremity numbness, difficulty with exercise, and psychological issues. Breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess skin and breast tissue in these patients with...

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Releases Statistics for 2011

Recently, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons(ASPS) released their statistics for 2011. The numbers continue to show an increase in the number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. This uptick is thought to be related to the improvement in the overall economy. Every year, the ASPS ask its members to submit summaries of the number and types of procedures performed for the calendar year. The society then makes those numbers available to the public...

Tummy Tuck Website

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that roughly 116,000 patients underwent a tummy tuck in 2010. A tummytuck, a.k.a. abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure which dramatically improves the appearance of the abdominal region. Patients may develop a protruding, unsightly abdomen for a number of reasons including pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or as a normal process in an otherwise healthy person. The abdominal deformity typically includes an excess of skin,...

Still Wondering if Botox® Cosmetic is Right for You?

Botox® Cosmetic injections for the treatment of unwanted frown lines remains an extremely popular minimally invasive procedure. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimate that 5.4 million Botox® Cosmetic treatments were performed in 2010. This was actually an increase of 12% compared to 2009. The ideal candidate has worrisome, vertical frown lines involving the space between the eyebrows. These lines are sometimes apparent at rest, but are typically made much...

Is Your Plastic Surgeon Board Certified?

The term “board certified” seems to get thrown around quite a bit these days. Patients are constantly encouraged to make certain that their surgeon is “board certified.” In addition, the surgeon must be “board certified” by the appropriate certifying board, not some lesser board. So what is the big deal anyway with board certification?   Board certification is a credentialing process where physicians voluntarily complete a list of requirements...

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Liposuction Recovery

Typically, after a liposuction procedure patients will require pain medicine for 2-3 days, and will take 3-4 days off of work. The number of areas... READ MORE

Will Juvederm Injection Holes Be Noticeable After the Treatment?

The dermal filler Juvederm comes in two forms: Juvederm Ultra XC for more superficial lines and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC for deeper lines such as... READ MORE

2 Weeks Post Tummy Tuck and Increased Swelling, Is this Normal When Taking off Compression Garment?

Every plastic surgeon manages their patients a little differently after surgery. Because it takes roughly 4-6 weeks for all the swelling to resolve... READ MORE

Are Post Surgery Bra's for Support or to Keep Compression?

After most breast procedures patients are provided with a post surgical bra to wear for the first few weeks after surgery. My take is that the bra... READ MORE

I Have A Weak Chin/Jaw, Am I a Batter Candidate For Orthognathic or Implant?

It is impossible to know whether or not someone should proceed with an osseous genioplasty or a chin augmentation with performing an exam. However, in... READ MORE

Reach Weight Loss Goal Before Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Good job losing so much weight. It's always best to wait until you've reached your target weight before proceeding with a tummy tuck. If your... READ MORE

Swelling Four Months After Abdominal Liposuction? (photo)

All patients get swelling after liposuction. My take is that most of the swelling subsides within the first 4-6 weeks after surgery. Some plastic... READ MORE

Recovery from a Male Tummy Tuck

Typically the recovery from a tummy tuck is similar for males and females. Most patients will require narcotic pain medication for up to a week.... READ MORE

How Long After Breast Implant (Saline 300cc) Surgery Do the Pec Muscles Calm/come Down? (photo)

After a breast augmentation it takes a number of weeks for the swelling and bruising to subside. Also, implants tend to take a number of months to... READ MORE

Scars Splitting After Breast Reduction Surgery, What Can I Do to Speed Up Closing/Healing Process?

One of the most common problems encountered after a breast reduction is a minor wound dehiscence or a delay in wound healing. These wounds... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Gallego

Kelly Gallego, MD, FACS has shared 91 before and after pictures with 281 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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