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Practice Philosophy

Dr. Karen Horton is an internationally Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco. She earned her medical degree from the University of Toronto, and she has been extensively trained in general, plastic, and reconstructive surgery from the University of Manitoba and California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Horton has a special interest in breast cancer reconstruction procedures, and has had Fellowship training in sophisticated microsurgery techniques. Additionally, she performs many advanced surgical procedures, such as breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, labiaplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction, facelift, brow lift, neck lift, nose surgery (rhinoplasty), and mommy makeover treatments. Dr. Horton also offers a variety of non-invasive rejuvenation options, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, CoolSculpting®, chemical peels, and injectable dermal fillers.  

Dr. Horton and her entire staff are committed to providing individualized, high-quality care in a warm and welcoming environment. She strives to combine her artistic abilities, meticulous surgical technique, and genuine compassion to help patients attain beautiful, natural-looking results. Our practice philosophy is to educate, inform, and empower all of our patients to make the best possible decisions for cosmetic enhancement. In order to reach that goal, Dr. Horton is committed to comprehensive consultations with each of her patients to answer any of their questions and address all concerns.  

Dr. Horton has won a number of research awards and has been published in a variety of respected medical publications. She has also made presentations internationally on dozens of topics related to breast surgery, cosmetic surgery, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Horton is a Fellow in both the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as an active member of many other prestigious medical organizations.

Specialty

Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Mommy Makeover

 

 

Consultations

Dr. Horton aims to develop an intimate and strong connection with you from the very beginning of this process. We know this can be both an exciting and nerve-racking time for you, and our entire staff will take the time to help you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. In your personal and private consultation with Dr. Horton, we will review your medical history, explore why you are seeking cosmetic enhancement, and discover what your cosmetic goals are. Dr. Horton suggests bringing a list of questions and a friend or loved one to accompany you as your “extra pair of ears.” She will detail which procedures can help you best reach your cosmetic goals, thoroughly explain all the risks and complications associated with these procedures, and answer any questions you may have. You will also have the opportunity to review before-and-after photos of what you can expect from your desired procedures. Dr. Horton will offer a list of references to you of previous patients of ours who have volunteered to share their experiences. She will encourage you to reach out to these patients to get a better idea of what to expect from your procedure. Dr. Horton aims to do everything possible to help you make the best decision for yourself and to help you have realistic expectations. She wants you to be educated, informed, and empowered before moving forward with your decision.

 

Facilities

Dr. Horton is dedicated to performing surgeries only in a comfortable and safe environment. She performs most of her surgeries at the area’s top hospitals, including St. Mary’s Medical Center and California Pacific Medical Center, which are fully accredited and equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure the highest level of precision, care, and safety.

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Location & Office Hours

Suite 506
2100 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
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The office is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On-call and emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Payment Options

Visa, MasterCard, Patient Financing, Cash, Personal Checks

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