Bernard S. Alpert MD, FACS

Bernard S. Alpert MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Our philosophy is to successfully match patient desires and expectations with realistic outcomes in a safe, professional, and confidential setting. We strive to answer all questions, address all concerns, and explain all aspects of any proposed surgery, both medical and financial, in a candid, down-to-earth manner.

If you’re contemplating cosmetic plastic surgery, you’re doing precisely the right thing, right now: your own research. No cosmetic surgical procedure is small enough to be taken lightly. Surgery is surgery. You want as much information as you can gather about the surgery, the risks, the recovery … and you want the rewards described honestly and realistically. Most of all, you want to know you have an excellent, caring physician.

Practice Specialization

Facial Surgery:
Endoscopic Browlift
Eyelid Surgery
Nose surgery
Chin Implants

Breast Surgery:

Body Surgery:
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Suction Assisted Lipectomy
Arm Lift
Buttocks Lift
Thigh Lift
Otoplasty (ear surgery)

Skin Rejuvenation:
Botox Injection
Filler Injection
Fat Injection
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Office Skincare/Aesthetician Services

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

B.A., Biology – Amherst College, Amherst Massachusetts
M.D. – State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo New York
Internship – University of California of San Francisco School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency – University of California of San Francisco School of Medicine
Plastic Surgery Residency – University of California of San Francisco School of Medicine
Microvascular Surgery Fellowship – Davies Medical Center
F.A.C.S. – Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Teaching Appointments

Associate Clinical Professor Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of California at San Francisco

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Alpert’s academic productivity has spanned twenty-five years and includes the publication of over 100 articles relating to plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as over 150 scientific papers and presentations given around the world to societies serving plastic surgeons and other medical specialties. Dr. Alpert is involved in the supervision and training of plastic surgery residents and fellows from several plastic surgery programs.

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

California Pacific Medical Center

Society Memberships

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS) now the
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS)
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
American Association for Hand Surgeon (AAHS)
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
International Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ISRM)
California Society of Plastic Surgery

Offices Held

Medical Board of California – Director, Secretary, Vice-President and President
Medical Board of California, Division of Licensing – Vice-President and President
American Board of Plastic Surgery – Director and Secretary-Treasurer
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors
Susan G. Komen Foundation, San Francisco Advisory Board
San Francisco Medical Society Board of Directors
San Francisco Medical Society Medical-Legal Advisory Board
California Medical Association Delegate
California Society of Plastic Surgeons Administrative Counsel

American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Its Educational Foundation:
- Chairman, Endowment Appropriations
- Chairman, Convention Policy Committee
- Chairman, Scientific Program Committee, Aesthetic Section
- Ethics Committee
- Professional Liability Insurance Committee
- Instructional Course Committee
- Audio-Visual Course Committee
- Government Relations Committee
- Judicial Council

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons:
- Chairman, Educational Symposium Committee
- Ethics Committee
- Committee on Legislation
Georgetown University Faculty of Language and Linguistics Advisory Board
Sandstoner Foundation Board of Directors

Your Consultation

Patients contacting our office to schedule a consultation will speak with one of Dr. Alpert’s friendly staff.  They will ask you some relevant questions and schedule your appointment.  On the day of your consultation you will be asked to fill out some paperwork.
When you meet with Dr. Alpert, you will note how his primary concern lies in understanding what you desire and making sure you are fully informed as to how this might be achieved.  The key to a successful consultation is to be very clear about your desires.  Dr. Alpert has performed thousands of procedures and is an expert in seeing what can and cannot be done.  He will be candid and straightforward with you.  Dr. Alpert and his staff take your concerns seriously and will seek to give you as much information as possible.  You are encouraged to ask as many questions as you like.  Our office has many reference materials and brochures are available for you to take home.

Following your consultation with Dr. Alpert, photographs may be taken for your record.  You will then meet with Susan, the office manager, who will go over the surgery, the costs involved, and show you photographs of prior patient outcomes.  Susan can then schedule your surgery for a date that is convenient for you. 

Dr. Alpert believes strongly in personal attention and will make himself and his staff available to ensure your comfort, confidence and safety.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Dr. Alpert performs his procedures in a fully licensed and accredited hospital operating room.

Skin Care Products

Dr. Alpert offers several lines of professional skin care along with on-site aesthetician services

Payment Options

Cash, check, Visa and Mastercard

Bernard S. Alpert MD, FACS

CPMC-Davies Campus,
45 Castro St., Suite 150,
San Francisco, CA, 94114, US

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