Why Choose Us

The aesthetic side of medicine is totally elective and we understand our patients have many choices. There are a plethora of plastic surgeons in Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Santa Rosa and Napa Valley. Plastic Surgery Specialists serves both men and women throughout all of these areas. Dr. Poulos and Dr. Hvistendahl understand excellent surgical results come from listening intently to a patient’s cosmetic goals and using their surgical expertise to translate that vision into reality.

Many of us are bothered by a facial feature or body characteristic and wonder what it would be like to look in the mirror and see a tighter neck, a straighter nose, thinner thighs, fuller breasts. No matter the trouble spot, our caring and experienced team of board-certified plastic surgeons is focused on finding ways to bring out the best in our patients not only on the outside but on the inside as well.

Center of Excellence

  • Over 50,000 procedures performed
  • Over 75 years of combined experience

Our experienced team of board-certified plastic surgeons combines a unique aesthetic perspective, the ability to listen closely to your needs, and the skills to achieve those desires. This combination sets PSS apart as a world-class plastic surgery clinic, located in Marin County, CA.

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Black Diamond

Of course, we also understand that surgery isn’t for everyone. Aesthetic improvement on the non-surgical side is no less of an artistic endeavor. With BOTOX®, fillers, lasers, and fat transfer, our doctors and medical spa aesthetic specialists go well beyond the “fill this line and lose that wrinkle” approach to develop an individualized plan for each patient that addresses the three D’s of aging – Descent, Deflation, and Deterioration. Each D requires a different correction and most of us need to address all three to create a natural look that turns heads.  

Our surgeons and experienced medical support staff set the highest standards for surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. We invite you to request a consultation online to meet personally with one of our plastic surgeons or call us at (415) 925-2880 to schedule an appointment.

Experienced Specialists

At Plastic Surgery Specialists, Dr. Poulos and Dr. Hvistendahl share a passion for aesthetic surgery. Dr. Poulos and Dr. Hvistendahl honed their skills during residencies at the prestigious UC San Francisco Medical Center. Our plastic surgeons are all board-certified and have extensive training and experience in aesthetic procedures for the breast, body, and face. With nearly 75 years of experience between them, our doctors often collaborate for the optimal care of our patients.

The team approach extends to our staff, including board-certified anesthesiologists, a nursing team with advanced cardiovascular life support training, and specialty-trained technicians who were hand-selected by our surgeons, most of whom have been part of Plastic Surgery Specialists for many years. In fact, we’ve had the same operating room personnel for more than seven years and our professional office staff members have also each been with us for long tenures.

Personal Care in a Warm Environment

We pride ourselves on providing safety and comfort without compromise and hold ourselves to the highest standards for surgical and non-surgical procedures. Thorough consultations are a key part of our process as we believe this time together between surgeon and patient is the cornerstone of a successful aesthetic result and a lasting relationship. We will never short-change a patient during the consultation process and will meet with a patient multiple times, if necessary, to ensure all questions are answered and that the patient understands what to expect from the procedure and the recovery.

State-of-the-Art Facility

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Our surgeons’ sense of aesthetic beauty is reflected in the stylish design of our 6,000-square-foot clinic, tastefully decorated with art showcasing dynamic lines and curves that mirror the human form. Our fully accredited surgical center includes the latest technology and is staffed by trained, experienced medical professionals to ensure each patient’s comfort and safety. We offer 3D imaging technology so patients can preview the results of cosmetic breast surgery and advanced, minimally invasive body contouring technology.

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