Metairie Plastic Surgeon
3100 Galleria Drive, Suite 302
Metairie, Louisiana 70001 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Knowledgeable and well manner, warm and welcoming environment

Dr. Sand is very professional,he made sure I understand the process and what to expect after tummy tuck lipo and fat grafting. He always available when I have questions or concernes. His staff also was friendly, and knowledgeable. I would definitively recommend dr. Sands to anyone interested in getting plasticsurgery.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Professional doctor that does beautiful work

I was searching for a doctor who can give me great results and easy to talk to about a breast reduction. I wanted a doctor who can make me look beautiful after my reduction. Dr. Sands was very professional bedside and personally. He has a conversation with you about your needs and wants so you can have a positive outcome. The office and nursing staff are professional and friendly. The office...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Satisified patient

My experience with Dr. Sands was one of the best experience ever inspite of my recent breast cancer dx. My surgeon recommend Dr. Sands which was the best plasitc surgeon ever. I had a light reduction & mastopexy in which I would highly reccomend Dr. Sands and look for doing a lil more procedures with Dr. Sands!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

39 Year Old Mother of 3 Looking Forward to a Fabulous 40 Body - Metairie, LA

Dr. Sands has wonderful bed side manners he answered all of my questions without over thinking them I was very intrigued by his drawings I am excited to see my new body it's been a long journey. Well my Surgery is over now on to recovery as usual he has been wonderful. If you are looking for a GREAT PS look no further Dr. Thomas Trey Sands.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Petite 5'3 Mommy with a Large DDD Breast... Lots of Neck and Shoulder Pain is Gone - Metairie, LA

I couldnt ask for a better surgeon... He performanced my surgery 10 months and during my recovery time he and his staff (very helpful profesional kind ppl) checked on me (healing scars tubs etc) all the time.... I had what I was specting for ...Very pleased the way my breast look now and the most important I feel confident to wear any swim suit :)) ... I feel confident and I highly recomend...

29 Years Old. 4 Kids, Tummy Tuck, and Breast Reduction - Metairie, LA

I am excited to get relief from lots of neck and back pain. I am completely confident in my doctor. My experience has been wonderful so far.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

37 Year Old with Pancakes for Breasts After 3 Kids and Weightlifting - Metairie, LA

Dr Sands performed a breast augmentation, liposuction of flanks and scar revision with removal of dog ears from a previous adominoplasty 5 years ago . He has excellent bedside manners. He's very thorough when explaining and also patient when answering questions. I'm also a healthcare provider and because of that can be overly anxious and needy with requests and questions. He's always been very understanding accomadating. It's been 8 weeks since my surgery and most of the time, I forget I've had it done because my breasts look and feel so natural. I'm using scar cream that he ordered from a pharmacy so my scar is still healing but I'm already impressed with the location of it and I'm happy with how much it's fading in color and thickness already. I have no more dog ears and my waist is contoured perfectly. Everything went very smooth from start to finish . I like the fact that he's young. His office staff is excellent and very friendly. I've never had a long wait time and his staff makes everyone feel like there special. My surgery was done at Houma outpatient and the staff there did a phenomenal job as well. My surgery was done the day before thanksgiving and he actually met me at his office thanksgiving morning because he believes in doing next day follow ups no matter the date. He anticipated every post op need by providing me within a ample amount of postop medicine to ensure my recovery was tolerable. I'm very happy with my results. Dr Sands makes you feel very comfortable, safe and at ease.

5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

38, Athletic,2 Children - Metairie, LA

Dr. Sands is a wonderful Plastic Surgeon. Excellent results, Excellent Bedside manner! A truly wonderful experience! Amazing experience!!!!! A++++

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Surgery - Metairie, LA

He is very professional and knowledgeable, always available to answer any questions I had, both before and after surgery. I have already recommended him to 2 other people! I couldnt be happier with my surgeon, his staff, and the results of my reduction.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Sands has hospital affiliations at EJGH, Touro, Crescent City Surgical Center, Tulane, Hedgewood Surgical Center, Houma Outpatient Surgery Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Louisiana State University
    Medical: MD, Louisiana State University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX
    Fellowship: Plastics and Recontructive Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

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Tummy tuck swollen and tight 11days PO; is this normal? (photo)

Thank you for your question. Swelling and discomfort after tummy tuck could be a sign of an early infection. I would suggest you to follow up with... READ MORE

Post-op Breast Aug, stitches are coming undone. (Photos)

I'm sorry you are having to deal with this complication. Unfortunately, your implant is extruding. The black hole you see is the implant itself.... READ MORE

Where exactly do the drainage tubes physically go during a Panniculectomy? (photos)

So happy that you are recovering well and happy with your result this far. Those tubes are about 10 inches long and are placed under the skin that is... READ MORE

Is TT w/o muscle tightening and lipo the preferred choice for 38 y/o, no kids, 70 lbs. weight loss and loose skin?

Thank you for your question. Typically, after pregnancy and massive weight loss, patients will benefit from a tummy tuck. This includes muscle... READ MORE

Is it best to have a TT before or after children? Lost 70 pounds, no children, stomach not flat with exercise and diet at 38 y/o

Thank you for your question and congratulations on your weight loss. I know that it is very uncomfortable to have loose skin after the amount of... READ MORE

I had lipo and bbl surgery 8 days ago. I feel fatter, swollen and square. (photo)

You are very early post op from your BBL. We tell everyone before there BBL that they will come in the first day after surgery and will weigh more and... READ MORE

Why do I look bigger one month after my tummy tuck? (Photos)

I'm sorry for you concern. It does take about 3 months for the swelling to resolve. With that being said, if you are not happy with your result, I... READ MORE

Full tummy tuck and scar removal? (photos)

Thank you for your question. You appear to be a great candidate for a tummy tuck. However, there will be no way to surgically remove that upper scar... READ MORE

Is there any doctor that will do lipo of back and flanks for fat transfer? Not interested in any work on my stomach yet (photo)

Thank you for your question. You appear to have enough fat on your back and flanks to harvest for fat grafting. I believe you should be able to find... READ MORE

Why are my wounds not closing and healing properly? (Photos)

Thank you for your question and I'm sorry you are having difficulties healing. Brachioplasty incisions traditionally have a higher rate of wound... READ MORE

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