Welcome to Aesthetic Surgery Center.
We are proud to give our patients the body they have always wanted.
We use the latest advances in plastic surgery. This allows our patients to get the body that they have always wanted, as easily as possible.
We offer many different treatments to give our patients what they want. We offer surgical and non-surgical options. After a thorough examination, we would be happy to discuss your options so that we can decide what will be best for you! We will use this time to talk about the different procedures that we offer along with information about your recovery. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have. We want to alleviate any of your concerns.
Our patients come first at our practice. We pride ourselves on nurturing the relationships that we have with our patients, making them feel comfortable every time that they step through our doors. It is also our goal to make you feel confident about your body.
We want you to enjoy your experience with us so that you are comfortable referring us to your friends and family.
We are open throughout the week along with some evenings so that you can find a convenient time for an appointment.
We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Michael Macdonald
Dr. Macdonald is a skilled specialist in Cosmetic and Facial Plastic Surgery. He is Board Certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. After earning his medical degree at Queen’s University, Dr. Macdonald completed an internship at North York General Hospital, followed by residencies at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the University of Toronto. He then completed Advanced Fellowship training in Cosmetic Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) at the University of California-San Francisco.
Dr. Macdonald is Director of the Aesthetic Surgery Center Inc. in San Francisco, and serves as Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery of the Alameda Health System in the East Bay (Alameda County Medical Center, San Leandro Hospital, and Alameda Hospital) where he acts as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery of the University of California. He also serves as Director of a BOTOX* Cosmetic National Physician Training Center. In addition to his clinical appointment through UC-San Francisco, he has taught at the Meiji College of Oriental Medicine and been a lecturer for the Oakland Kaiser Head and Neck Surgery training program. He is the author of several medical articles and has received numerous awards and scholarships related to his clinical research. He speaks at professional engagements and presentations throughout the country and internationally.
Dr. Macdonald participates in the National Domestic Violence Program of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery to repair wounds and deformities of victims of domestic violence. He also has participated in medical missions to Guatemala to repair congenital deformities in children. In earlier years, he was a camp counselor at Camp Laurel for HIV positive children and Camp Oochigeas for children with cancer. He is an ongoing supporter of The Little Jim Club of San Francisco whereby he raises money to help fund pediatric medical programs of the California Pacific Medical Center.
Patient Care Philosophy
Dr. Macdonald specializes in treating men and women who wish to improve their appearance. He emphasizes an individually tailored approach in evaluating and treating his patients to produce the most natural looking results possible with minimal recovery time.
Dr. Macdonald’s areas of greatest interest include rhinoplasty, septoplasty, paranasal sinus surgery, liposuction and liposculpting and facial rejuvenation surgery – blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelift, neck lift and brow lift surgery, facial contouring including chin augmentation, cheek and jaw contouring. He and his carefully selected and trained staff are experts in the art of facial contouring with fillers (liquid rhinoplasty, liquid facelift, lip enhancement, cheek revolumization), neurotoxins (Botox*, Dysport*, Jeuveau*), and Kybella* and advanced skin care with laser treatments (laser resurfacing for wrinkles, large pores and acne scars, BBL for discoloration and sun spots, and Skin Tyte), micro-needling, chemical peels and facial treatments. At the Aesthetic Surgery Center in San Francisco, California, Dr. Macdonald uses state-of-the-art techniques and technology to achieve customized results focused on each patient’s unique goals and needs.
Dr. Macdonald provides the highest quality of medical care to his patients by attending to each patient’s concerns in the following manner:
* The doctor-patient interaction begins with a detailed consultation. Dr. Macdonald’s caring and sensitive style sets the patient at ease right away. This allows a thorough discussion of each patient’s unique personal needs, concerns, goals and expectations.
* Dr. Macdonald is meticulous in assessing various options available to each patient, with a view to identifying which procedure is best suited for the individual in question. As patient safety is of the utmost importance to Dr. Macdonald, he avoids taking any and all risks in pursuing recommended treatment.
* In assessing optimal care, each patient’s aesthetic goals and expectations are balanced with other life considerations such as exercise, diet, and personal time constraints. The planning process is thoroughly discussed with each patient in an effort to facilitate an informed and comprehensive decision making process.
* Close, personal attention is given to each patient by Dr. Macdonald and his highly trained staff at the San Francisco Aesthetic Surgery Center throughout all phases of treatment, including surgery, recovery, and follow-up periods.
Dr. Macdonald is constantly updating his knowledge and refining his skills in applying state-of-the-art medical techniques of patient care. He attends local, national, and international continuing medical education programs on a regular basis. He has developed an artistic approach in the application of advanced procedures to achieve optimal results for his patients.
Dr. Macdonald and the Aesthetic Surgery Center welcome new patients from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as nationally and internationally. With specialized expertise in primary and revision nasal surgery and in eyelid rejuvenation surgery, Dr. Macdonald frequently treats patients who travel from throughout the country and around the world to this downtown San Francisco location, in the heart of Union Square. Dr. Macdonald speaks both English and French. His staff also speak Tagalog.
PRACTICE MANAGER, PATIENT COORDINATOR
Jodi has several years of experience in the operation of aesthetic medical practices. She has successfully managed plastic surgery and dermatology practices since 2003.
Certified in aesthetic laser procedure patient consultations, Jodi is very knowledgeable about our range of laser services including hair removal, photofacials, skin tightening, profractional therapy, as well as light and deep resurfacing. She’s happy to consult with you about your skin goals and identify which laser procedures are best suited to meet those goals.
Jodi takes charge and helps walk you through the cosmetic surgery process, beginning with scheduling your surgery through post-operative care. She is a great comfort and valued resource to all of our patients.
PARAMEDICAL AESTHETICIAN, CMA
Jai started her career in medical offices as a Paramedical Aesthetician in 2010. Her extended training and close working relationship with reputable Physicians in the Dermatology and esthetic field has made her a valuable member of our team.
In 2016 she expanded her training to become a Certified Medical Assistant. She works closely with Dr. Macdonald in the front office as well as the back office assisting patients and treating patients.
She is trained for advanced skin care treatments including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, micro needling and overall skin care. Jai is trained to improve skin conditions such as Acne, Pigment irregularities, Acne scarring and Premature aging skin. She will customize your treatment plan to address these skin conditions and educate you how to effectively care for your skin concerns at home.
Her passion for skin care makes her job an enjoyable experience each day and she takes pride in each treatment she performs. Jai believes that investing in your skin is a benefit that lasts a lifetime.
Lamai Walker, RN is a valued practice member since 2012. Her roll has evolved as her degrees have changed. She has worked as our Medical Assistant, Aesthetician, Front Desk, LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) and her most recent achievement, RN (Registered Nurse). She has become an integral part of our practice and has moved into her role as our laser nurse with ease. Her calm and informative demeanor is an asset to keeping our patient’s at ease before and during their procedures. Lamai continues to do aesthetic work too. She performs chemical peels, micro needling and brow shaping. As our laser nurse, she performs Nano Peels, BBL(Broad Band Light) treatments and SkinTyte.
Licensed Esthetician, Medical assistant
Shameen will often be the first smiling face you see upon entering the Aesthetic Surgery Center. Originally from Southern California, Shameen moved to the San Francisco Bay Area In 2009 to pursue a degree in International Politics and Economics, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Since graduating from Mills college in 2013, Shameen has worked in such diverse industries as Stanford West and American Red Cross with a focus on excellent customer service, communication and best business practices.Shameen‘s extensive training and close working relationship with physicians in the dermatology and aesthetic fields have made her a wonderful and valuable addition to our team. She works closely with Dr. McDonald in the front office as well as the back office, and cares for patients directly.Shameen has a strong background in the beauty industry working as a freelance make-up artist and salon administrator across the bay area. Her commitment and passion for skin care and make-up artistry led her to attend the Cinta Aveda Institute where she became a Licensed Aesthetician. Her advanced skin care training includes Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Micro Needling, Chemical Peels and overall skin care. She is an expert in improving skin conditions related to acne, pigmentation irregularities, post acne scarring and skin aging. She will customize your treatment plan to address these skin conditions and educate you to effectively care for your skin concerns at home. She believes that investing in your skin provides benefits that will last a lifetime.
A nurse since 2009, Anna brings a background in rehabilitation nursing and wound care to the Aesthetic Surgery Center. Prior to her nursing life, she worked an archaeologist and is forever-curious about history, culture, and the things that all humans have in common.Her main aesthetic goal for her clients is to create and maintain a vibrant, natural appearance. She loves helping people feel great about themselves, and that always begins with accepting people as they are. It’s her favorite thing to get at what people want for themselves, and to create a treatment plan that faciliates those goals. Anna loves getting to witness, track and celebrate change and progress!When not doing laser peels and BBL treatments at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, she loves to explore new restaurants in the bay area, handstitch leathergoods, do crafts with her young son, bake bread and do hot yoga/Pilates.Anna can’t wait to get to know you and help you reach your aesthetic goals!
Practice manager & surgical coordinator
Keara has been working in aesthetic medicine for ten years, on both the East and West Coasts. She thrives on helping patients feel more comfortable and at ease before and after their procedures. Originally from Ohio, she now lives in the North Bay with her husband and overgrown Vizsla puppy, Penny Lane. She loves live music, talking about skincare, & the Golden State Warriors.