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Dr. Bauback Safa

Plastic Surgery
CA, Bahamas
21 years experience

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Bio

Dr. Bauback Safa is a plastic, hand and microsurgeon. He graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia, then received his M.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine and his M.B.A. from the University of California Bekeley. He completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University and a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco, California. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and on the clinical faculty of Stanford Medical Center Division of Plastic Surgery Dr. Safa is an accomplished classical pianist and entrepreneur. He works with many medical device and healthcare 2.0 startups and serves on numerous scientific advisory boards. His practice is in San Francisco at the Davies Campus of California Pacific Medical Center.

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Plastic Surgery

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22 Answers
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: There will be some degree of pain after any surgery. The more extensive/involved the surgery, the more pain you will have. The pain typically improves... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: A droopy eyelid is referred to as "ptosis" and there are various surgical methods of correction depending on the underlying cause and the severity of ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Most likely scarring: Nipple inversion after breast surgery is usually due to scarring which retracts and leads to inversion. With breast reduction, this can also be cause... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Improved self-esteem: In a recent survey of 3000 women who underwent breast augmentation (plast surg nurs. 2008 oct-dec;28(4):170-4): "the majority of women were not at all... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Highly variable: Cup size is related to/a function of chest circumference so there is no "common cup size" post-operatively across all patients. Most patients i've se... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Usually: There's some variability here but most surgeons prefer a BMI of less than 30 for body contouring procedures. Body contouring is not weight loss surger... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: It is generally a good idea to minimize work with a hand that has been operated on. The amount of time off is highly variable and depends on the proce... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: If it's mostly redundant skin but not too much subcutaneous fat, abdominal muscles may be more prominent after surgery, esp. With fascial plication. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Expected: It is common (and expected) to have swelling after any surgery. The swelling typically is as its maximum by 1-3 days post-operatively but some bruisin... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Controversial: The "lifestyle lift" is advertised as a minimally invasive face lift performed under local anesthesia. The longevity of the procedure is in question a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: It is absolutely possible and safe to have a second breast augmentation. In fact, breast augmentation patients typically need some sort of revision ev... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: You should always expect swelling after surgery. The amount will depend on the surgery itself, the patient, and how aggressively the hand is being use... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: You should always expect swelling after surgery. The amount will depend on the surgery itself, the patient, and how aggressively the hand is being use... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
No: Acupuncture is good for many things. However, there have been no reports of successful facelifting with such treatments.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
No: Most breast reduction surgeries are done without the need for a urinary catheter. However, if the surgeon thinks the case may last longer than usual (... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Usually self-esteem: Using breast aug as an example. In a survey of 3000 women who underwent breast augmentation (plast surg nurs. 2008 oct-dec;28(4):170-4): the majority... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Numerous: Pros: -relieve back and shoulder pain -improve self-esteem -reduce chronic skin irritation in breast folds -better aesthetic appearance -accelerate we... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Cosmetic surgery is typically more successful once a patient has achieved a stable healthy weight pre-operatively. For example, losing as much weight... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Excision: Scar revision usually involves excising the scar and re-closing the area in layers. Deep sutures are typically used to provide dermal support which mi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: The amount of post-operative depends entirely on what procedure is being performed. Simple surgeries such has trigger finger release or carpal tunnel ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Compression/massage: Scars continue to remodel/mature for up to a year after surgery. Once healed, scars begin to harden and become red/raised before softening up again. M... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: A breast can only be reduced so much before one begins to jeopardize the viability of the nipple and areola. A well-trained surgeon will attempt to c... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Safa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Safa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Hi, thanks for this info, I also want to ask what z plasty is? Thanks
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2001MD
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