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Dr. Dean Vistnes

Plastic Surgery
Palo Alto, CA
34 years experience

Locations

Office

Palo Alto, CA

Address

1515 El Camino Real Suite B, Palo Alto, CA
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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

4 Answers
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Vistnes
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Absolutely: The results a patient gets with liposuction have more to do with the experience and talent of the person doing the procedure and the starting point of the patient - are they a good candidate or not? Pre-existing skin contour irregularities and loose skin are a recipe for disaster in the wrong hands and even under the best circumstances. Properly selected patients can get fantastic results.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Vistnes
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: Depends on the patient and what is being done. A mini procedure can be done in a short period of time like 1.5 to 2 hours while a larget person with more area to cover who requires liposuction to contour the area as well can take up to 4 hours to get the best result.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Vistnes
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes it is: Many patients have liposuction under local anesthesia with either oral or IV sedation. Some areas are more difficult to get numb than others. If you get the area numbed up well it is very tolerable although the numbing process can be a bit uncomfortable.
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vistnes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vistnes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1987MD
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