M. Dean Vistnes MD

Palo Alto, CA, US
M. Dean Vistnes MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Vistnes believes in spending
considerable time with his patients before any procedure, to cover all questions,
expectations, wishes and desires. Educating patients about their options and
what is possible is a factor patients mention in their satisfaction with Dr.
Vistnes. A sincere commitment to patients before, during and after surgery is
a cornerstone of the philosophy of care at Vistnes Plastic Surgery.

Practice Specialization

Practice Specialization/Procedures Performed:
Practice is 100% cosmetic plastic surgery
• Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
• Facelift and Necklift
• Mini-Facelift
• Neck Liposculpture
• Cellulaze Laser Skin Tightening
• Chin Implant
• Natural Breast Augmentation
• Breast Lift and Breast Reduction
• SmartLipo and Ultrasonic Liposuction
• Cellulaze Laser Skin Tightening
• Cellulaze for Cellulite
• Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) and Mommy Makeover

Background & Certification

Board Certification

The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

Dr. Vistnes completed his pre-medical undergraduate degree with honors from the University of California at Davis, graduating on the Dean’s List in 1981.He received his medical training at Stanford University School of Medicine, graduating in 1987. He then applied to, and was accepted, at Stanford University’s Plastic Surgery Training Program, one of the most competitive programs in the country.
After six years of training, he completed both his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at Stanford in 1993. Appointed to a coveted fellowship, Dr. Vistnes did an additional full year of training in cosmetic surgery, breast surgery and body contouring at the world renowned Institute for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Vistnes has been practicing cosmetic plastic surgery in the Bay Area since 1994.

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Stanford University Medical Center, Sequoia Hospital, Palo Alto Plastic Surgery Center

Society Memberships

Member The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
• Member The California Society of Plastic Surgeons
• American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
• Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
• Member American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery

Your Consultation

Consultation are always complimentary. Credit cards and patient financing through Care Credit are always welcome.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

The Palo Alto Plastic Surgery Center, AAASF Certified Out Patient Surgical Facility

Computer Imaging

3D Vectra Imaging

Skin Care Products

SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals, Obagi, Colorscience, Jan Marini, MyBody, DermaQuest, Epicuren. All offered through our renowned medspa SkinSpirit Skincare Clinic and Spa.

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, French

M. Dean Vistnes MD

1515 El Camino Real, Suite B,
Palo Alto, CA, 94306, US

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