Dr. Vistnes: Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon

With numerous cosmetic surgery practices in the San Francisco Bay Area, it can be difficult and confusing to know how to begin your search for a skilled Bay Area plastic surgeon. A good place to start is by considering only surgeons who are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This guarantees that your surgeon has the extensive and specialized plastic surgery training that most other cosmetic surgeons do not. Dr. Vistnes is an experienced and distinguished diplomate of the ABPS, and has an outstanding reputation in the Bay Area as a plastic surgeon.

In addition to his reputation as a talented Bay Area plastic surgeon, Dr. Vistnes has established an intimate, patient-centered practice here in Palo Alto. He and his staff work to ensure that each patient feels respected, valued, comfortable – a part of our family and a patient for life. Personalized and attentive care is the cornerstone of our practice, and Dr. Vistnes will always take as much time as you want to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations. Dr. Vistnes has more than 20 years of experience creating beautiful, balanced, natural-looking results that improve and enhance your appearance. He is known for meticulously customizing procedures to achieve results that are in harmony with each patient’s unique features and proportions. He is also known for his dedication to safety above all else, and performs surgery almost exclusively at a state-of-the-art, fully staffed plastic surgery center in Palo Alto.

Schedule AConsultation


Dr. Vistnes: An Active Member

In addition to being board certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Vistnes is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he is a member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the The American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and the A4M – The American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine.

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 plastic surgery training 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 and breast surgery in Nashville, TN at the Institute for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Vistnes is currently in full-time private practice in Palo Alto, California with a practice devoted to cosmetic surgery. Having recognized the growing demand for non-invasive procedures such as laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, dermal fillers, Botox, IPL and microdermabrasion, Dr. Vistnes and his staff have developed an unparalleled reputation with the opening of our medically supervised spa SkinSpirit with five locations in the Bay Area.

“I look forward to meeting you and going over the surgical options customized to your personal needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.” -Dr. Vistnes


Vistnes Plastic Surgery

We invite you to discover our serene, luxurious clinic where a full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical enhancements for face and body are found in one place, and where you can expect to be treated with the warmth, dignity, and respect you deserve.

(650) 713-2958

© Vistnes Plastic Surgery. All Rights Reserved. Web Design & Internet Marketing Palo Alto by Studio III