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

Thursday: 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 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream: Best treatment is to get a prescription for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream if your doctor feels that you can heal with dressings. Use the cream... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Your & MD choice: Postmastectomy breast reconstruction options are dependent on the patients body habitus, the need for postmastectomy radiation or chemotherapy, the pa... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes,?implant ?tummy: The option of breast reconstruction is always available for majority of patients undergoing cancer treatment. If the longterm radiation effect on the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
C-section: A cystic hygroma may limit the chances of having a natural delivery. The baby will likely be delivered by c-section. Ask your obstetrician.
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A male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
See Plastic Surgeon: The forehead ; lateral eye areas are usually best addressed by surgery if you are looking at longer term results.The shorter term results can be achie... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Lump ear lobule: Lobular lumps are commonly one of two things- scar tissue or sebaceous cysts. With the recent history of pain. You can be developing an infection. See... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Augmentation& flying: Patients from out of town usually fly out a week post surgery but some have done so sooner and then flew back for follow-up. I have not see any issues... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Paralytics ; Fillers: Facial rejuvenation can be by temporary muscle paralytics like botox, xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Dysport or by injectable fillers like juvederm, e... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Not without surgery: Workouts, reverse gravitational products and smaller size support bras are the typical things that patients may try but all of them turn to surgical c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Varies, not normal: Post mastectomy breast reconstruction is still limited in this day and age to return a perfectly normal breast to a woman. Our current limited goal is... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
11's treatment: Over activity of the gal bellman area muscles causes the frown lines to appear thus treating them with a temporary muscle paralytic would be more help... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Health insurance may: Large breasts in a normal weight patient, with associated symptoms of upper back and neck pain, shoulder indentations from bra straps, rashes in breas... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
See a Breast surgeon: All breast lumps should be looked at by your pcp or breast surgeon. They will get an ultrasound or mammogram. If they cannot make a diagnosis then the... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Abdominoplasty=10/10: An abdominal panniculectomy implies excision of an ellipse of skin in the lower abdomen without affecting a change in the belly button or in the upper... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Most difficult issue: For women, this may be the most important and difficult issue to contend with beside the implications of a diagnosis of cancer. Having treated hundred... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Discuss with surgeon: The limitation of chin liposuction is that it cannot address the excess or loose skin and it cannot address the fat below the muscles or the laxity of... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Support garments: Floppy tissue generally requires support garments. Plastic surgeons use them for patients who have lost weight spontaneously or with surgery (bariatri... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Carpal Tunnel Syn: Nocturnal numbness &paresthesia associated with burning pain is fairly typical of nerve compressions like carpal tunnel with or without associated ner... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Ear lobule repair: A stretched torn ear lobule can be repaired ; contoured to an improved shape by plastic/cosmetic surgeons as an office based procedure. An ear stud ca... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Breast revision: Breast revision is defined as surgery carried out on the breast to change something that was done in the past due to concerns raised by the patient an... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Revision nasal surg: Final results from nasal surgery takes time therefore the early minor issues will likely resolve by 6-12 months.Most experienced aesthetic surgeons wo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
See a Breast surgeon: There is inadequate information to provide specific advice but if there are any concerns that you may have about a breast mass then see a breast surge... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Dangers of Lipo: Liposuction of mechanically traumatized, negative pressure induced fat will have different complications vs ultrsound or laser induced lipolysis so ta... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Lip line plumpers: Mouth lines can be treated by products like vivite defining lip plumper and this product is ideal for gentle non-radical treatments and especially use... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Ear lobule repair: A stretched ear lobule can be made smaller and contoured to an improved shape by plastic/cosmetic surgeons. Similarly a torn lobule can be repaired si... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
See Hand surgeon: Considering your age, I am surprised that a cmc joint was fused unless you have had significant trauma or have some form of severe arthropathy. For on... 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Fillers: Fillers cannot take the place of a healthy diet and good skin care
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Use NSAIDs: Any of the non-steroidal meds like advil or aleve (naproxen) will work. Depending on your body weight and if you can tolerate the medication then you ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
See your Surgeon: Developing a rash is more common than an ulcer. And usually breast cancers will start as a lump in the breast tissue and not as an ulcer on the skin. ... Read More
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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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
People: People who bite nails add the mouth bacteria to the skin bacteria present on and under nails.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Always: Always carry oral rehydration salts while traveling especially with children.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Good odds with care: Majority survive with early diagnosis and management. Regular self-exams, mammograms, assessment by physicians if strong family history or carrying br... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Vaginal reconstr?: Vaginal reconstructions are either for congenital absence or hypoplasia, vaginal wall weakness resulting in prolapses or post cancer ablation & not ea... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Age/kids/weight: Sagging of breasts can occur with age, weight changes and post pregnancies/breast feeding. The latter factor also causes changes in the tummy area an... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Chest ~ Implant size: All patients who desire to undergo breast enhancenment and their plastic surgeons grapple with this issue on a daily basis. The size and shape of impl... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Pressure: Pressure ulcers are like seeing the tip of the iceberg - there is more below than above.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Skintyte,Lipo,Tuck: The indications for whether a patient needs just some skin tightening, or removing a pocket of fat with liposuction or whether they need an abdominopl... 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 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 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Synmastia: Synmastia implies that the two breasts are blended into one and occurs as a complication of breast surgery not done well. The implants may touch each ... 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
If: If I have bronchitis, can I do aerobic workouts?
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Work: Work at it even when you reach a plateau. Nature rehabs the body slowly.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Don't: Don't dive into baseplates while playing baseball. Hand fractures are common.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Periodontal: Periodontal disease is linked with poor brushing and flossing.
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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!
HealthTap member
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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