We found 7 facial plastic surgeons who accept Medicare near Los Gatos, CA.

Dr. Matthew Dominic Mingrone M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.32 stars (44 ratings)
2504 Samaritan Drive; #20
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Mingrone's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Mingrone an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mingrone include eyelid surgery, radiesse, and restylane. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Lip Implants, Juvederm, Brow Lift, Facelift, Restylane, ... (Read more)

Kirk Anthony Churukian M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.82 stars (28 ratings)
15047 Los Gatos Boulevard; Suite 150
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Kirk Churukian is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Churukian speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Churukian include dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and blepharoptosis (eyelid ptosis) repair. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Dr. Churukian's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Melinda Costa MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 103
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Melinda Costa sees patients in San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is facial plastic surgery. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Costa's areas of expertise include the following: hemangioma, cleft lip and palate repair, and cosmetic surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Costa speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Deviated Septum, Hemangiomas, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Sutkin M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 3.55 stars (34 ratings)
555 Knowles Drlos Gatos; Suite 110
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Howard Sutkin's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and State University of New York (SUNY) and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Sutkin's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, El Camino Hospital, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 2.34 stars (8 ratings)
700 W Parr Avenue; Suite B
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Philip Ho is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Ho completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ho average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2585 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Mauro Ruffy practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in San Jose, CA. Dr. Ruffy is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.4 stars (5 ratings)
3803 South Bascom Avenue; Suite 100
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Le is a facial plastic surgeon in Campbell, CA. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Le include wounds. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Le is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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What is Facial Plastic Surgery?

Facial plastic surgeons are physicians who provide surgical or medical treatment to change the appearance of the face, head, or neck. We communicate a great deal through tiny, natural movements of the face, so the work of a facial plastic surgeon requires an unusually high level of skill.

Facial plastic surgeons provide a number of treatment options, such as:
  • Cosmetic surgery, intended to enhance the appearance. These procedures are usually considered elective, although they can be psychologically very important to patients. Cosmetic procedures seek to increase physical beauty, and can include facelifts, liposuction, and nose jobs.
  • Reconstructive surgery, to correct the appearance. Often these procedures are considered medically necessary and treat patients who are experiencing negative effects due to an aspect of their appearance. Procedures that can be considered reconstructive may include the removal of birthmarks and scars, repairs after serious accidents, and the correction of problems such as cleft palate.
  • Medical treatments that do not involve surgery. This category of procedures includes Botox, wrinkle treatments, injectable fillers, or medical skin products.

Facial plastic surgeons may have trained as plastic surgeons first, but most physicians who specialize in facial plastic surgery actually begin as otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat doctors. A large part of the training that all otolaryngologists receive in medical school involves surgery on the face, and facial plastic surgery is considered the largest subspecialty of otolaryngology.

The field of facial plastic surgery is changing rapidly, with new advances in the past few years, such as laser therapy, minimally invasive surgery, and microsurgery. Facial plastic surgeons are able to use this knowledge to help you feel confident about the face you present to the world.
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