People often ask why our specialty is called “plastic?” It originates from the greek “plastikos” which means to mold or change. Thus the names for many operations like rhinoplasty or mammaplasty. Nearly all these aesthetic operations had their roots in reconstructive techniques developed after World War I which have been refined over the years.
Dr. Stanley G. Poulos, Dr. Yngvar Hvistendahl, and Dr. Terry Restivo are proud of their extensive training in reconstructive plastic surgery, which complements their expertise in cosmetic surgery. Traumatic injuries, congenital deformities, post mastectomy breast reconstruction and reconstruction are integral to our practice and we consult on these problems daily.
Plastic Surgery Specialists Gives Back
The surgeons at PSS are proud to make a living using our surgical skills to do something we love. We realize that not all patients have the financial resources or insurance to afford our reconstructive services. Whenever possible, we arrange free surgical and anesthesia services for patients who otherwise would not be able to afford them. If you know of someone who might qualify, we will be happy to consult and will strive to make this happen.
- Over 40,000 procedures performed
- Over 40 years of combined experience
Our experienced team of surgeons combine an aesthetic perspective, the ability to listen closely to your needs, and the skills to achieve those desires. This combination of talent is a hallmark of a world-class plastic surgery clinic, located in Marin County, CA.