Dr. Karen Horton is a Board-Certified San Francisco Plastic Surgeon (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) and Reconstructive Microsurgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for women. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Horton focuses on providing her patients with meticulous attention to detail, individualized care, and exceptional surgical results in a warm and welcoming environment. Her practice is centered on providing beautiful, natural and long-lasting results for breast cancer survivors using Microsurgery or implants in a single stage. Dr. Horton also specializes in rejuvenation of the breasts and body for women who have completed child-rearing, known as the "Mommy Makeover"!
Dr. Karen Horton is Board-Certified in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Horton is also a Fellowship-trained Reconstructive Microsurgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for women. Based in San Francisco, Dr. Horton's private practice focuses on providing meticulous attention to detail, individualized and compassionate care, and exceptional surgical results in a warm and welcoming environment.
Dr. Horton's Practice Philosophy is to Educate, Inform and Empower her patients to make the best decisions about their bodies. Regardless of whether surgery is cosmetic or reconstructive, Dr. Horton's practice is centered on providing Beautiful, Natural and Long-Lasting Results for surgery of the Breasts, the Body and the Face.
Trained in the United States and Canada, Dr. Horton completed a Bachelor of Science with Honors (B.Sc.H.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Kingston, Ontario before embarking on her medical career. After graduating Medical School (M.D.) at the University of Toronto, Dr. Horton trained in Plastic Surgery for five years, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (F.R.C.S.C.). She moved to the Bay Area to complete her Fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery in San Francisco. Dr. Horton was most recently designated a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.).
A surgeon's daughter, Dr. Horton followed in her father's footsteps, caring especially for breast cancer patients. Dr. Horton offers women the latest techniques in Breast Cancer Reconstruction in San Francisco including using sophisticated Microsurgical techniques to reconstruct the breast using the body's own tissue; avoiding sacrifice of major muscles of the body. Dr. Horton additionally offers the exciting option of nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate single-stage breast implant reconstruction.
A mother of twins herself, Dr. Horton specializes in San Francisco "Mommy Makeover" procedures to rejuvenate the breasts, abdomen and body of women who have had children and who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy form. She has particular interest and experience in cosmetic breast surgery in San Francisco, including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction and complex revision breast surgery.
An invited guest speaker at meetings throughout the United States, Dr. Horton educates, empowers and informs others about Plastic Surgery. She has published review book chapters on breast surgery, presented clinical papers at national and international scientific meetings, and has won research awards. Featured on television shows, local newscasts and podcasts, Dr. Horton discusses the latest techniques in Plastic Surgery.
Outside of surgery, Dr. Horton pursues physical fitness and is an avid runner. She encourages all her patients to become physically active before surgery, and to strive toward their weight loss and fitness goals prior to undergoing any major surgery. She lives in Marin country with her husband and twin daughters.
Dr. Horton's strengths include her meticulous surgical technique and judgment, her innate artistic and creative ability, her genuine and compassionate nature and extensive surgical experience.
We pride ourselves on being a full service San Francisco Plastic Surgery office. Our primary goal is always to provide you with as pleasant, unintimidating, and stress-free experience as possible. Our staff is here to help you with your decisions and to guide you through this exciting process.
When you arrive at our office, our front desk managers will greet you and assist you with your paperwork. After your consultation, you will meet with Mary Pasache, our caring and friendly Patient Coordinator. She will be your most valuable resource for scheduling questions and financial concerns.
Mary will be your point person for any issues that may arise in planning your surgical experience, and any nonsurgical concerns that you may have after.
Once your surgery is completed, you will meet Nurse Mari, who helps us with our postoperative care. Our patients love her and rely on her for answering some of the more straight-forward postoperative questions that may arise. Mari may also assist the doctor in your preoperative evaluation appointment before surgery.
The rest of our staff is in the back office, but just as important. Sharron takes care of our billing and insurance issues and obtains authorizations for surgery from insurance companies and assists with scheduling surgeries. You may have some occasion to need to speak with them. Please do not hesitate to do so.
We hope that you enjoy your visit with us.
Dr. Horton performs the majority of her surgeries in the hospital so that she may focus only on providing excellent surgical care for her patients.
Location & Office Hours
2100 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA
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.