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

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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

I'm 39 years old 3 kids 3 c-sections so Im sure you can image the amount of skin left hanging. I'm super excited I am scheduled for Nov. 16. 2016 but my first visit was wonderful. Dr. Sand addressed my concerns right there on the spot. I was most impressed with Dr. Sand drawings of my current body shape & what my new body would look like after the TT. Im Excited, Nervous and Ready all at...

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

Hey ya'll! I am just wondering how pain and recovery were for anyone who has done a Breast Reduction with a tummy tuck? Any tips on making recovery easy? I have been dealing with lots of neck and back pain for the past 4 years. I can't wait to feel like a new and improved ME! My biggest worry is getting through recovery.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

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

I've always been a small B cup bra and I was content with that. After 3 kids and regular strenuous exercising and weight lifting, my size B became flat size A or pancakes as I called them. I decided to move forward with the surgery or at the least get a consultation and then decide . I was very impressed with Dr sands bedside manners within the first 5 minutes of meeting him. He was very...

5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

38, Athletic,2 Children - Metairie, LA

I have always worked out... But couldn't get rid of stubborn flank and belly fat. Dr. Sands completely fix this problem. All the muscle I had been working so hard for is now visible!!! All the hard work by Dr. Sands help reveal year and years of my hard work!!! Dr. Sands made me fell 100% comfortable and took time to explain exactly what was going to be done. I never once felt rushed or silly...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Surgery - Metairie, LA

I knew as soon as I met the office staff that this is who I wanted to perform my surgery. All of my questions were answered, surgery went smoothly and I couldnt be happier with the results. Every time I had a question or concern before and after surgery, they were a phone call away, even after hours... i feel totally comfortable with Dr. Sands and his staff!

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

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

Family Brazil trip 6 weeks post-op. Will I be able to get in the ocean? Will I still be swollen?

Swelling is not the issue as much as it is possible open areas that are not completely healed. These could be a portal of entry for bacteria that... 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

If I am concerned about ALCL, which type of physician do I start with?

Thank you for your question. ALCL has been in the news lately so we have received a lot of questions. This is not a new topic and one that has been... READ MORE

I'm 3.5 weeks post. Do I have a deformity? (Photo)

Thank you for your question and I'm sorry for your concern. You are still very early in you recovery process. Your implants will settle over the first... READ MORE

Why should I get saline vs silicone? (Photos)

Thank you for your question. Today, the implants have come a long way. And there is equal safety with regards to saline versus silicone. The... READ MORE

Had a consult and the surgeon recommended 750cc???? I'm 34A, 5'9", 160lbs. Advice? (photos)

Thank you for your question. Generally speaking, each 150-200 cc increase your breast size by a cup. I would anticipate you to only need around a 500... READ MORE

Planning on having a full TT soon. Would I still get a tight result without having Lipo? (photos)

Thank you for your question. You are a very good candidate for a tummy tuck. Typically at least a little liposuction is done during a tummy tuck to... READ MORE

Should an individual reside in the DR for more than 10 days after a BBL and lipo?

Thank you for your question. I know it's not what you want to here but you need to stay closer to home for your procedure. I take care of a number of... READ MORE

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