Saint Paul Plastic Surgeon
1875 Woodwinds Dr., Ste. 240
Woodbury, Minnesota 55125 US

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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck W/Liposuction, Mom of 3, Executive - Woodbury, MN

Dr. Hoffman is an amazing surgeon. I researched nearly every top tummy tuck surgeon in the Twin Cities area before my recent surgery - reviewing before/after photos, how they conducted surgery and post care. I wanted to compare to Dr. Hoffman's work and have the utmost assurance I was making the right choice with my body. What sets Dr. Hoffman apart is 3 things in my view: 1. His focus on the holistic view of the woman's body. It's not just about a narrow view of a tummy tuck, but how does the new stomach flow into the back/sides/thighs. His work is superior. If you follow post care instructions and take care of yourself, the results are amazing. 2. He is highly trained and skilled. A continuous learner using the best of latest techniques, but also stays true to solid foundation of experience. Dr. Hoffman is known for and is top notch on complex, longer cases. He is part of West Health so a surgery center & hospital w/overnight is available to patients. He and his team will prepare for your utmost safety. This was my biggest concern - and all precautionary tests, meds, during surgery/after care was planned for. 3. He is a surgeon first! A. Other surgeons felt like they were in the business of surgery. Quick, more follow on procedures, more money. One consult wanted to only do a narrow view of my tummy tuck (left with dog ears), then come back for more. B. He is focused on his niche - not expanding to botox and other services, adding partners etc. This is what he loves to do and does so a patient at a time. C. His staff is small, are nurses and run as a tight unit. If you are considering Dr. Hoffman - he and his team are excellent!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Worth Every Single Dollar I Saved to Get This TT Done! - Woodbury, MN

Dr. Hoffman's staff is very professional, kind, and supportive. I had a wonderful connection with them. Dr. Hoffman takes his time in his consultations, answering every question you may have. He took his time in completing my TT in the operating room as well, because it was important for him to it done right, and because he knew I had very high expectations. I did extensive research before going in for any consultation. I interviewed three top twin cities surgeons and I chose Dr. Hoffman. Why? 1) Because after viewing all the before and after pictures of all the surgeons' works, his results were clearly phenomenal in comparison. 2) He charges for an initial consultation BUT that's because he gives you plenty of time to talk, view pix, ask questions, and his nurse comes and explains the procedure thoroughly to you. The other surgeons walked in and out and gave you a sheet of paper telling you how much it costs. 3) Dr. Hoffman WANTS and CARES that you get the best results. I believed that he was invested in serving me the best he can and he knows that his reputation as a top surgeon depended on MY experience and results. I have since referred him to multiple nurse-friends who were serious about undergoing plastic surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

I Couldn't Have Chosen a Better Doctor! Perfectionists - This is Your Surgeon - Saint Paul, MN

When I turned 10, my nose started to develop a bump and my septum began to deviate, causing breathing problems and asymmetry. By the time I turned 18, I had completely stopped taking pictures on the right side of my face. When I got engaged several months ago (I'm 21 now), I knew I wanted to finally have my nose fixed so I wouldn't have to be self-conscious about it in wedding photos. I'm an...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Amazing Doctor with Amazing Results - from a Mom of Twins -Woodbury, MN

I would recommend Dr. Hoffman and have to other people considering any procedure

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

9 months post photos w/ Sientra 495 cc HP, smooth, round. So happy!

I really can't say enough great things about Dr. Hoffman. From being incredibly thorough and knowledgeable in the field he works in, to having an amazing bedside manner. He made sure I was aware of what was going on during the entire process. He is truly a very skilled man at what he does. His staff was straight to the point, like him, and very kind. His office was very comfortable and I feel like the entire staff cares about my wellbeing. Like my journey says...one consult only and I was set on him! Plastic surgery is something that we come in dreaming about looking a certain way. While he gave me exactly what I wanted, he was sure to do it in a way that lead me down the right path of doing what I wanted, while still keeping my anatomy and what works with it at the top of the list. I feel as thought I had one of the best experiences ever. If you are in the MN area, or are willing to travel, I strongly suggest to check out his website and see his work then set up a consult. You will not be disappointed!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Even Better Than I Expected! - Woodbury, MN

I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Hoffman and his staff. I was on the fence about getting breast augmentation and a lift since I had twins. Not only did Dr. Hoffman and his staff thoroughly answer my questions, they helped me weigh the pros and cons of the surgery and thoroughly explained what to expect post-op. I love my new breasts! The size and shape are exactly what I...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Mind-Blowing Results! - Woodbury, MN

I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Hoffman and his staff. I had multiple consultations prior to having plastic surgery. I'm a bit neurotic and wanted to make sure I had the best fit. Not only was Dr. Hoffman's bedside manner friendly and appropriate, he was able to cite multiple sources for his research into procedures as well as cases he had taken part in that were similar...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Throughly and Happily Impressed - Woodbury, MN

Dr. Hoffman made me feel very comfortable from the beginning. He took time to answer any and all questions I had regarding breast augmentation. He promptly returned every phone call I had, even if it was a "silly" question to me, he took it seriously and made me feel at ease. Being as nervous as I am about surgery and going under, I felt like I was in the best hands possible. I would HIGHLY recommend seeing him for any enhancements or procedures. He even remembered my fiancé's name who was only able to come to one follow-up appointment! That's how much he cares about you as a patient; you're not just another number to him. He'll take great care and I'm glad I made the choice I did. My results exceeded my expectations! Thank you, Dr. Hoffman.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

48 and Feeling Beautiful Again After Breast Augmentation! - Minneapolis, MN

Dr Hoffman is very personable! He helped me to feel comfortable right away! He took his time educating me about the procedure and helped me to feel that my concerns were important! I was impressed with his experience and credentials! He's the real deal when it comes to professionalism and character.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

38 Y/o Stay at Home Home with 3 Kiddos - Woodbury, MN

Dr. Hoffman is fantastic!! He makes you feel very comfortable and at ease from the get go! His staff is fantastic too!! I was so nervous and after the first visit I felt like I was finally going to make my life long dream come true! He is very detailed in how he explains things and his work is impeccable! I would recommend him to everyone! If I needed another procedure done I would go to him again and again!

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Please mention RealSelf.com when you call or email the office

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical:
    MD, University of Wisconsin
    Vanderbilt University Medical School
    Harvard University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, University of Wisconsin
    Residencies:
    Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California
    Plastic Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Plastic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Facial Plastic Surgery / ENT, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

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Am I a good candidate for inner/outer thigh and knee Lipo? (Photo)

Thank you for your photos. The best candidates for Liposuction have great skin, as you do. The inner and outer thighs as well as knees can be treated... READ MORE

If I get my lower abdomen done will the upper hang over? (Photos)

Based on your photos, any loss of volume in your abdomen, whether from Liposuction or weight loss will result in sagging skin. I cannot think of any... READ MORE

Should I get liposuction or a tummy tuck? (photo)

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! In the first year after delivery, continue with diet and exercise and see what your efforts can do to your... READ MORE

It's possible to stretch skin after tt with lipo? I thought I was gonna be flat. I'm 5'2. I have only lost 5 lbs. (photos)

There is always a period of swelling after Tummy Tuck that can take months to resolve. The extra skin you are pinching is beyond the incision so this... READ MORE

Best scar strips for anchor lift w/implants with sensitive skin? (Photos)

It is always best to ask your PS but I provide NewGel silicone sheeting strips for all of my patients after surgery. Silicone sheeting products have... READ MORE

Do I need a complete TT or mini? (Photo)

Based on your photos I would recommend a full Tummy Tuck to tighten the skin above the belly button also. You will also have a better repair of the... READ MORE

Anyone have breast augmentation while awake?

Thank you for your question. I would recommend visiting with 2 or 3 Board Certified Plastic Surgeons who are reputable and provide for a safe surgery... READ MORE

Candidate for Liposuction? (Photos)

Thank you for the photos. For Liposuction, it is important to have young skin that does not have stretch marks. You fit that category perfectly. We... READ MORE

I need a revision - what are my options? (photos)

Any time you have had healing problems and your PS agrees to do a revision, you will be saving money and under the care of a surgeon who knows what... READ MORE

Is anyone else self conscious about the consultation?

Your concerns are shared by many patients thinking of having Plastic Surgery. We always visit with our patients first, before having them change... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Hoffman

James A. Hoffman, MD has shared 94 before and after pictures with 64 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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