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Dr. Michael Macdonald

Facial Plastic Surgery
San Francisco, CA
34 years experience male

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San Francisco, CA

Address

500 Sutter St., Suite 430, null, San Francisco, CA
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Facial Plastic Surgery

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Let your body guide: The easy answer is to "let your body be your guide": if you are back working out too early, you will have swelling - your body telling you to reduce ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not likely : Anything that has been there for as long as you can remember is not likely to be cancer. You should get it checked out, if you're worried though.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Sunblock, cleanser: A good sunblock will help decrease your skins sensitivity to the sun. A good gentle cleanser will help decrease the amount of oily secretions on the ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Hydroquinone, laser: A good topical cream to try is hydroquinone. Laser works very well, and much more quickly for this as well.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Good sun block, moisturizer, and consider light facial peels.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Temporarily: This is normal for a short period of time, while you are healing. It should feel like there is more space in your nasal airway, once the healing is co... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Days to weeks: The healing period can range from days to weeks. Silicone scar gel or liquid can be used to speed up and improve the healing.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Skin tags likely: These are likely skin tags and campbell de morgan spots - very easy to remove.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Hydrocortisone cream: Start by trying topical Hydrocortisone ointment. If no improvement within a few days, see your doctor.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Adult acne: The best way to deal with this at the outset is via light chemical peels, with or without extractions. Careful facial cleansing will help prevent this... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Unusual: This is unusual. Get it checked out.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Scar revision, laser: Scars can never be completely removed, but they can be improved or made much less noticeable via scar revision or laser therapy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
May straighten nose : If the deviated septum is contributing to any crookedness in your nose, correcting this deviation will likely change your nose's appearance by making ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Time it lasts : Flushing goes away quickly. Rosacea does not.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Ice, arnica: Ice applied 20 minutes at a time helps. Arnica and bromelian are homeopathic medications that help with swelling and bruising.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Saline compresses: It may also need to have an I&D (incision and drainage) if it's infected.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Very successful: Will very likely result in a small scar. Laser also works, without the scarring.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Blood pressure: Your blood pressure goes up when you cry - puts you at greater risk for a nose bleed, especially when you have some superficial vessels that are expos... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Good to be careful: May be nothing at all, but it's good to be cautious and be sure it is completely removed.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Try hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone cream/ointment may help. If this doesn't help after a week, get it checked out.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Suction fat removal: A more descriptive term would be "suction-assisted lipectomy" (sal) which involves the removal of fat with the assistance or a suction device (and/or ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: These are likely minor salivary glands.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Infection, cyst: Look for redness, or discharge along with the tenderness. If they are present, you may have an infection.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Usually: Try a test spot behind your ear for a few days, to be sure there are no problems, before using the full regimen.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Brand name: What is more important than choosing a specific brand is what the active ingredients are in the product.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No: Laser liposuction is better used for body 'sculpting' - to improve shape and contour, and to eliminate localized fat deposits. To keep within safe li... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Elimination - any: This refers to removal of a mole via any means: direct excision, laser, liquid nitrogen or other.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No: Try topical scar gel (containing silicone) for the best possible scar.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No: The use of any type of ablative or non-ablative laser while on accutaine is not a good choice. The Accutane puts you at risk for easier burning with p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Topicals, laser: A quick solution is to use laser (e.g. Sciton bbl, iridex varilite). Topical treatment, such as Azelaic Acid or Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gels ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Hydrocortison cream: Try Hydrocortisone cream/ointment first for a few days. If this does not solve the problem, see your doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Still healing: The normal lymphatic drainage of the nasal and septal mucosa ('skin' inside the nose) takes quite a long time to recover occasionally. Don't give up ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Mild infection?: Skin should not be tender or painful. Is this related to infection of your hair follicles (folliculitis)?
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Commonly after 30: Because eyelid surgery costs include operating room and anesthesia fees the costs are quite variable. The most common age to first consider this is us... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes - minor changes: Minor changes will settle down. More significant changes should be evaluated.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Laser resurfacing: Consider fractionated or ablative laser resurfacing for best results. The one i like to use is sciton profractional xc or trl.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Unlikely: Have a pregnancy test done if you're concerned.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Breathing & contour: Septorhinoplasty surgery is designed to improve the breathing through your nose, and its contour. Surprisingly, there is very little pain afterwards, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Ointment, no sun: Keep the wound covered with antibiotic ointment 3 to 4 times/day to provide a moist environment for the cells to grow across for most effective wound ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Vitamin C, Manganese: Wear a good sunblock (the most natural would be a hat ...), keep your skin well-hydrated (liquids and moisturizer), consider topical vitamin c and/or ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Will not affect them: Betnovate cream/ointment used carefully may reduce any active inflammation (redness), but won't improve the scarring. If the scars are raised or red, ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: More likely, it's been there for some time, but you've only just noticed it. If there are unusual contour or color irregularities, please get it check... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Macdonald is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Queens University School of Medicine
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital

Residency

North York General Hospital

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology
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