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Dr. Zahid Niazi

Cosmetic Surgery
Elk Grove, CA
39 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

772 Answers
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Removal-Plastic Surg: Mole or other lesions are precisely marked by your plastic surgeon, local anesthetic is infiltrated and then the lesions are excised and the wounds cl... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Botox treatment: Botox brow lift efficacy is not significant and works best in elevating the tail of the brow. For more effective brow lift, a surgical procedure is n... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Failed medical Rx: These procedures are usually indicated for failed medical or conservative treatments.
A female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See Plastic Surgeon: The trade name of a laser or light therapy machine is not what gives you the result. It always is and this will remain true in the future too - is the... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Reduction or Lift?: A breast reduction by definition implies that at least a pound of breast tissue was removed from each side ;inherently built into the procedure is a b... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See Breast Surgeon: If the change in size of the breast is recent then you should see a breast surgeon and/or get a mammogram.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Rx problem-not age: Treatment of cerebral palsy with adducted thumbs was one of the first indications for treatment with Botox & the procedure was carried out in young bo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
? Boxers' fracture: The commonest fracture of the 5th metacarpal is that of it's neck and is also known as the boxers' fracture. It can be easily handled as an office pro... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See Plastic surgeon: Contact your local plastic/cosmetic surgeon for a consult and s/he will be able to assess what would be appropriate and also show you some before and ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Have it 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
SPF/scarcare/laser: On average a normal scar matures in 9 months while a hypertrophic or keloidal scar may take much longer. During the early phase of scar maturation, th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Ask Rheumatologist: An occasional patient or two have reported exacerbation of autoimmune disease symptoms weeks/months following collagen injection. Difficult to state d... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
No: No, you will need a rhinoplasty to correct external nasal shape. A septoplasty is usually performed to correct the midline vertical separation between... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe if diabetic: Stress may impair the control of sugar so diabetics with an infection can have poor control. Routine labs are unlikely to be affected.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Athlete's foot?: The commonest diagnosis is that of athletes foot. See your pcp and if he or she gives you the same diagnosis then you can treat with an antifungal lik... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See Plastic surgeon: Making breasts smaller can be carried out by plastic surgeons who specialize in breast surgery.During consultation they will assess how best to addres... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Board certified MD: Post bariatric plastic surgery is best addressed by your local board certified plastic surgeon. Ask your pcp for a referral or your bariatric surgeon... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Depends-see below: Depends on the degree of your pre-surgery swelling ; inflammation, whether you can use prescription strength nsaids or not, whether you try ;keep the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Unusual for full lip: Unusual to have both sides of the upper lip be numb as nerve supply does not cross midline. Sometimes a swollen lip can be numb from local causes or a... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See Plastic surgeon: Depends on what the scars are from, what are they like, are they old or new. Best to set up a consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area to get ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Yes, any stress can cause alteration of periods.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Median nerve injury: Your symptoms suggest that your median nerve is being compressed. Call your surgeon immediately as you need acute decompression of your nerve whatsoev... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Have it biopsied.: Anyone with a history of atypical moles who develops new moles with scaliness and itching should have it biopsied. The redness around the mole may rep... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Improvement of scars: Scars can be secondary to accidents, burns or surgery. These behave differently and if the wounds get infected then there is another variable that wil... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Recurrent mole: If you had partial excision of the mole and it was benign then you don't need to worry and just monitor the lesion but if you have developed a new mol... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Have it biopsied.: Moles can be dangerous especially if there is a family or personal history of skin cancers like melanoma, history of sunburns over the years, moles wi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Weight loss/surgery: If overweight then weight loss would be the first step along with exercise. If residual issues remain, then liposuction or tummy tuck may be indicated... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See Hand surgeon: See a hand surgeon for your hands and a podiatrist for your feet. You will likely need to see a neurologist to get an emg/nct. You can trial wearing w... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Implant vs Lift: A breast implant is utilized to increase the breast cup size and or improve volume in a deficient area of the breast especially the upper pole which c... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See plastic surgeon: Scalp hair does not grow in a scar. The scar can be due to any reason. The best option is to see a plastic surgeon nad have him/her assess whether sca... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See Neuro/Hand MD: A nct or nerveconductiontest should be able to identify along with clinical signs whether you have compression neuropathy of the nerves to the hand.Be... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See PCP: Not enough information to provide an answer. Best option is to see your pcp as they are the most important resource for patients.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Contusion injury: Seems as if you have a soft tissue contusion injury and the tooth is okay. Use nsaids and ice to help get the swelling down.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Ignore: Rest, soft compressive bandage support and nsaids.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Treat the infection: Infection can cause swelling and decreased blood circulation to an area and cause tissue necrosis. Management of infection, includes local care, ident... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Teen boys with boobs: Puberty brings about some changes in boys that they're never that happy about - some growth of their breasts. Majority of times it will resolve but if... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Surgeons expertise: Recommendations from colleagues and consultation with physician are usually your best guide to choosing a plastic surgeon. During your consultation yo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Needs surgery: The information that you have provided implies that he has significant peripheral vascular disease alongwith the cardiac issues. Usually a 6 month wai... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Dysplastic pigmented: Any dysplastic pigmented lesion should be excised - the smaller ones usually by excisional biopsy and the larger ones may need incisional biopsies. Ex... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Cancer rare in young: 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Normal healing: Your scar appears to be going through a normal phase of healing. The redness and firmness in a scar takes 9 months on average to settle. Use a scar ca... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Breast shape change: Yes they can but breasts can sag even with normal aging. If contemplating having children, then wait till after the family is complete to undergo brea... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
See PCP/Hand MD: If multiple nails are indented then you may be suffering from anemia. If isolated nail with recent development of indentation then you may have a muco... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Water aerobics: Swimming and water aerobics would be a good start to a healthier and stronger body.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Ignore: Depression will drag you down if you let it control your life. Be the positive charge for your body.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
No: This type of treatment is usually for small skin tags and it shouldnot be that painful.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Yes, split thickness skin grafts contract - the thinner the original graft, the more the contraction. See your local plastic surgeon if the contractio... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Sinus tracts ; scars: Piercings usually develop sinus tracts and if you also have significant scarring then these may contribute to your developing wounds on your lips. See... Read More

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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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