Dr. Xu is dedicated to providing safe, compassionate care that is customized to your particular needs. She offers a signature patient experience that is focused on seamless care of the highest quality.
Dr. Xu has an impressive academic background, having completed her education and training at the top institutions across the country including Stanford, NYU, UCSF, and Harvard. Most recently, she worked at Kaiser, where she helped develop the transgender and cosmetic programs.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control, but sometimes these methods cannot help us achieve our goals. Factors such as pregnancy, natural aging, genetic predispositions, prior surgery, and weight fluctuations may all contribute to an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) works to remove excess fat and skin and restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is flatter and firmer.
One of the most popular plastic surgery techniques, the Mommy Makeover is designed to address common physical issues faced by women who have been through pregnancy and breastfeeding. A catch-all phrase that refers to a combination of body contouring procedures, the Mommy Makeover may include a few or all of the following procedures: breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, buttock augmentation, and scar revision.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Arm lift surgery, otherwise known as Brachioplasty, reshapes the upper arms by reducing excess sagging skin and pockets of excess fat, resulting in better-proportioned arm contours. An arm lift tightens and smoothes the shape of the upper arm, making it ideal for any sagging of the upper arms caused by natural aging that is not alleviated with diet and exercise.
Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
Thigh lift surgery (Thighplasty) reshapes and streamlines the thighs by reducing excess skin and, in some cases, excess fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned thigh and lower body contours. An ideal candidate for thigh lift surgery is someone who has tried to tone and tighten their thighs through diet and exercise and yet has had minimal success.
Liposuction, also known as lipectomy, lipoplasty, or lipo, improves the body’s contours and proportions by removing stubborn or excess fat to slim and reshape specific areas. Liposuction can be performed as a surgical procedure on its own, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a Mommy Makeover or Tummy Tuck. Common areas that are ideal for liposuction include the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, neck and under the chin.
Butt augmentation improves the contour, size and/or shape of the buttocks. The procedure is performed through the use of silicone buttock implants, fat grafting, liposuction, buttock lift techniques, or a combination of these approaches. Fat grafting involves the transfer of fat from one area of your body into the buttocks, sometimes referred to as a “Brazilian Butt Lift.” Buttock augmentation works to increase fullness, roundness, and projection of your butt and improve the overall appearance of your figure.
Body Contouring After Weight Loss (Skin Removal Surgery)
Losing a large amount of weight should be a cause for celebration, but sometimes extreme weight loss may result in excessive or loose skin in specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, back, arms, and legs. Excess skin removal or post-weight loss surgery is an umbrella term for a range of surgical procedures that remove this excess skin (AKA “deflated skin envelope”) that results from significant weight loss, the goal is to restore a more natural and aesthetically-pleasing body profile.
Scar revision is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to improve the appearance of a scar anywhere on your body. This procedure is ideal for scars resulting from trauma to the body such as childhood or facial scars or common surgeries such as cesarean birth and mastectomy, but includes scars formed from any kind of accident or injury. The surgery minimizes the scar so that it blends into your skin tone and texture and essentially becomes invisible. Depending on the severity of your scar, you may also want to explore non-surgical options such as laser therapy or injections.