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Dr. Zahid Niazi

Cosmetic Surgery
Elk Grove, CA
41 years experience male

Locations

Elk Grove Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Elk Grove, CA

Address

9401 E Stockton Blvd, , Suite # 220, Elk Grove, CA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

9165253975

Insurances accepted

Blue Shield of California

Aetna

Cigna

Health Net Of California

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Tricare

About

Bio

Dr. Niazi is Board certified in Surgery(1989) and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery(1992). He has completed Cosmetic, Craniofacial, Cleft, Hand and Microsurgery fellowships in England,USA and Australia with some of the leaders and pioneers in the field of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery(1992-1995). He was in academic and private practice in Westchester County, New York from 1995-2004 and then moved to California and is currently in private practice in Elk Grove, CA. He was Chief of Craniofacial surgery, Chief of Microvascular surgery, Chair of Medical Education and held the titles of Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) and Assistant Professor of ENT Surgery. Dr Niazi has served as Chief of Surgery, Vice Chief of Staff and is currently the Chief of Staff at Methodist Hospital.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cosmetic Surgery

Breast Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Pashto

Doctor Q&A

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Ini-Breast lift. Yes: Yes. By definition all the breast lifts have an internal reshaping or lift as a component of the procedure along with the skin reshaping. For example,... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
? Carpal tunnel: Burning pain is usually associated with nerves. You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. You will need to see a neurologist who will perform an emg/nct to... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Have one biopsied.: Moles can be dangerous especially if their is a family or personal history of skin cancers like melanoma, history of sunburns over the years, moles wi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Sub mammary silicone: More likely to consider a sub mammary silicone gel or cohesive gel implant as the strong pectoralis major muscles will deform the implant if placed su... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Botox for migraines: Most patients do not require any pain meds after a Botox treatment, some may take a tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil for a day or two. If you are alre... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Male inverted nipple: Inverted nipples are uncommon in men. See a breast surgeon or your pcp and get baseline examination and testing to ensure no other pathlogy exists.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Probably infection: From your history, it would appear that you have an enlarged lymph node in your armpit secondary to the recent injury to the hand. You may be having a... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Lump, burning pain: Painful lump behind ear is typically an infection either in a local cyst or an inflamed node secondary to infection in the head& neck area. Painless l... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
8.8/6.6pounds of fat: As 2.2pounds equals a kilogram therefore 4 litres would equate to 8.8pounds. Majority of times though the fat content of the lipoaspirate is 65-75% de... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
See MD soon: Best to get ultrasound and mammogram for starters. Would probably need biopsy before decision re type of surgery.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes but see MD: Yes you can take anti-inflammatory medication but you also need to use topical antibiotics and antibiotics by mouth. You should see your primary care ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Not necessarily: No, milder forms of crest syndrome are diagnosed late as the symptoms from one or more of the five conditions within crest are not noticeable.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Get seen by doctor: If you have numbness of the gum and or lip long after the effect of the local anesthetic that the dentist used, should have worn off - see your dentis... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Breast Reduction: The major swelling secondary to brest reduction surgery usually settles within the first month but the breasts continue to settle as the scars settle ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Cosmetic consult 1st: See your plastic surgeon for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for temporary muscle paralytics like botox.The dose and location of inj... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cyst is the likely diagnosis. See your pcp and he/she will either excise the lump or refer you to a plastic surgeon for excision.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Syncopy & Infection: The syncopy may be due to the blood draw but the sore throat and other symptoms are likely due to an infection. See your primary care urgently to get ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Carpal tunnel syn: Paresthesia in hands can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome or median nerve compression at the wrist.See a neurologist for an emg/nct and if the c... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
No, not normal!: It appears that you started a bit too soon with heavy use of the operated hand. And if your little finger is locking then you a separate condition cal... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Provide more history: I cannot answer the question you posed similar to why you would have gotten Botox in the first place as you haven't provided any history. Botox is use... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Identify cause first: Patients with excess fatty tissue in certain areas of the body fall into a) genetic or familial reason for excess, b) excessive weight gain, c) lack o... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Wrist ganglions: In my practice the patient has a soft dressing for 1 week and they start mobilizing in the second week. Recovery from the volar ganglion surgery is fa... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Do: Do teeth need to be removed to make space for the crooked teeth to be brought into alignment.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Alcohol;augmentation: Alcohol consumption after any surgical procedure is dependent on the type of procedure, antibiotic use ; pain medication use. For breast augmentation ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Laser/Light therapy: Unsightly ingrown hair scars are usually related to the darkened color of tissues at the site and some treatments like plucking may induce further in... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Filler problems: Post filler treatments patients can have some slight skin irritation but what you are describing appears more as if you had a reaction to the topical ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Rhinoplasty?: If you had surgery only on the septum & turbinates then you should not have any significant swelling of the nose on the outside. The internal swelling... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
See PCP first: Discuss your concerns with your pcp as any psychosocial issues need to be addressed before any specific treatments can be implemented. If you have had... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Is: Is keeping a wound open better for healing or protecting it from drying by covering it?
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Do: Do treat & clear up infection before getting an implant.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Not really: The facial rejuvenation industry is all about promoting collagen production in our bodies with creams & potions, injections and laser/light therapy. T... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Laser resurfacing: Acne scars may improve with chemical peels done by physicians much more so than the otc (over the counter) peels. Laser peels are probably more effect... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
If true diagnosis-No: Isolated lipomas are common. In some people there is a familial disposition for lipomas and they have multiple lipomas and these can be associated wit... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
See Breast surgeon: Fibrocystic or dense breasts are common in women. If strong family history or positive brca gene then close monitoring and follow-up examinations will... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
See your OB/GYN: Do a home pregnancy test as you are querying a pregnancy. See your ob/gyn. This may be start of menopause but your gyn needs to rule out other issues ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Puncture wound care: If your last tetanus shot was a booster then you are covered. If not then you need to get vaccinated and treated. Besides tetanus the concern with rus... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Brazilian butt lift: Costs vary, starting around $8000. See your local plastic surgeon.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Need further surgery: The dented appearance is temporary especially if you and your plastic surgeon had discussed replacement of implants at a later date or getting a modif... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Wound care: Regular cleansing and use of topical antibiotics, along with use of nsaids may heal small affected areas. But larger or deeper wounds anywhere as well... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Noncontact sports OK: There is no contra-indication to non-contact sports for patients with breast implants.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Icepick scars: Indentations secondary to acne are due to contracture of the scar tissues and occurs during the latter part of the healing from getting an infection.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Hard exercise helps: Exercise, exercise, exercise alongwith controlled diet. If the manboobs developed but you are normal weight for your height then ask your doctor to ru... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Side effects of meds: If you have been taking Omeprazole regularly then the gynecomastia, smaller testis, tiredness may be secondary to the medication. Talk to your primary... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Ruptured or not?: Yes intact breast implant removal is simple but dealing with the collapsed tissue post removal is not and requires thorough discussion re options and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
No.: No, actually majority of patients tend to use less pain medications than those undergoing a breast augmentation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
NHS breast lift?: Considering that the nhs is a non-us entity, it would be difficult to answer this question for you as we do not have a similar system here. Possibly a... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Injectionsite bruise: Bruising post injections in the face & especially around the eyes is more common in men than women.The tissues around the eye are thinner and will sho... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Teen breast surgery: When considering breast surgery in a young woman, the usual consideration is to wait till the breast has achieved its normal growth i.e. She is at lea... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
See PCP urgently/ ER: Post surgical nausea vs gastrointestinal upset as you document both nausea and diarrhea. Dehydration is likely a factor as well. Being on birth contro... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Needs biopsy: An enlarging or changing mole should be addressed by excisional biopsy. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to have it addressed. The obvious co... Read More
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Testimonials
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Aug 22, 2013
Answers question very thoroughly and demonstrates an extensive knowledge of his field. Also is generous with health tips and demonstrates a genuine understanding of his patients issues.
Jun 27, 2015
Dr Zahid Niazi is an excellent physician, very knowledgeable,passionate, and on the top of his field. He is a great value to the people of CA , and to the family of health tap
Sep 13, 2013
Thank you Dr. Niazi. I appreciate your caring informative answers. They benefit more than just those who ask. They help me learn things I didn't know. A free education-thanks !
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have a question on my page if you would look. If you do the free basic quetions plz!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you very much,i thought that it was a cancer or something else .
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really dont want to have this done but I guess I don't have a choice

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Plastic surgery
Completed 1989

Residency

Plastic surgery
Completed 1992

Residency

Plastic surgery
Completed 1995

Awards

RC Bennett Gold Medal, Victorian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Australia
Gold Medal, British Association of Plastic Surgeons, England
Top Doctor, First Place, Sacramento Region, CA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
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