James J. Romano MD, FACS

Oakland, CA, US
James J. Romano MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon James J. Romanos humanistic approach to medicine and patient relations makes him unique and outstanding among other physicians. He strongly believes that an informed and educated patient, nurtured by a caring and understanding physician, makes the best health care decisions. He believes that patients deserve not only the best possible medical care, but must be treated with dignity and respect.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Romano specializes in:

  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Minimal Incision Surgery
  • Forehead Lift (Brow Lift)
  • Nasal Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Asymmetry
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Thigh Lift
  • Botox Treatment
  • Skin Cancer Treatment
  • Corrugator Frown Muscle Excision
  • Cheek Implant
  • Breast Augmentation Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Calf Implants
  • Autologen (Wrinkle Filler)
  • Cheek Reduction (Malarplasty)
  • Temporal Tuck
  • Tubular Breast Correction
  • Breast Augmentation with Lift
  • Liposuction of the Body
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Dermalogen (Wrinkle Filler)
  • Nipple Reduction
  • Eyelift (Blepharoplasty)
  • Body Fat Grafting
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
  • Chin Implant
  • Labioplasty
  • Inverted Nipple Repair (Nipple Inversion)
  • Dark Pigmentation (Hyperpigmentation and Skin Bleaching)
  • Postpartum Plastic Surgery
  • Ear Reduction (Otoplasty)
  • Minimal Incision Facelift
  • Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
  • Facelift (Rhitidectomy)
  • Buttock Surgery
  • Liposuction of the Face and Neck

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Professional Background

Dr. Romano graduated from The College of William and Mary and the Medical College of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Dr. Romano completed training in General Surgery at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is Board Certified by both the
American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Romano has been in practice since 1988. He has served on the full-time teaching faculty as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California, and as an Assistant Chief of Service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Teaching Appointments

Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California
Assistant Chief of Service Dept. of Plastic Surgery at John Hopkins Hospital

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

California-Pacific Medical Center
St. Francis Hospital
Seton Medical Center
St. Marys Hospital

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Board of Medical Specialties

Staff & Facilities

Computer Imaging

Mirror System

Skin Care Products

Obagi, Jan Marini, Coats Aloe, Total Block, Copper Peptide, RetinA, microdermabrasion, La Bella Donna mineral makeup

Payment Options

Cash, Credit, Financing available

"Ask a Question" Responses

Is it safe to have the removal of breast implants and a breast lift at the same time?

I have capsular contracture in one breast and have consulted with two doctors about removal of implants and doing a lift again. One says he won't do...

If you have capsular contracture or regardless of the condition, it is completely safe to remove breast implants. Most of the time patients heal...

Is it standard procedure to use drains for a facelift?

Is it standard procedure to use drains for a facelift? I have had three consultations - one surgeon uses drains, one doesn't, and one uses glue...

I always use drains in facelifts. There are many excellent surgeons who do not do this. The risk of a drain is minimal and the benefits are...

Facial Implants

Dear Sir/Madam...

There is a difference between when to use a facial implant such as silicone or other materials or fat injection. I prefer to use a facial implant if...

Implants to fix breast appearance?

I have had 2 children. I used to have a full B, small C cup size. After the birth of my first child there were complications with milk production...

Implants can improve and essentially totally fix the appearance of the breast in situations like yours. However, it is strictly dependent on how much...

Will breast lift and implant removal be done during the same surgery?

I'm planning to have my implants removed with a breast lift. My questions are: Will the removal and lift be done during the same surgery? I have...

Essential thrombocytopenia is not a contraindication to surgery. I have seen many patients with this condition; and once you are evaluated and we...

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San Francisco, CA, 94109, US

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