James Newman, MD, FACS

Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. James Newman is the Founder and Director of the Aesthetic Center located in Palo Alto, San Mateo and Half Moon Bay. With over 15 years of skilled surgical experience and an innovator in minimally invasive techniques, he is one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in the area. Dr. Newman has put together a team of exemplary plastic surgeons, aestheticians, anesthesiologist and anti-aging specialist to help patients achieve their highest goals of both inner and outer health and beauty..


James Newman, MD graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Baylor University before entering medical school at the University of Texas on an academic scholarship. While in medical school he received the Jimmy Dickinson Award recognizing the top student in anatomy and went on to receive Honors Recognition in Surgery. He graduated in the top of his class and received the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha award.


After receiving his MD degree, Dr. Newman went on to complete his internship and residency in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford University. This clinical training and surgery experience focused on plastic and reconstructive surgery for five consecutive years. During this period Dr. Newman developed an interest in cosmetic plastic surgery and performed over 1000 surgeries. Dr. Newman published several scientific papers in plastic surgery and laser cosmetic surgery. He continued his clinical interest in laser and cosmetic surgery and completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford where he also joined the Faculty. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology . Because of his specialized interest and desire to give personalized care, he created a private practice in the Bay Area.

Training In Laser Procedures:

With the expansion of lasers in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Newman completed an additional fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery with a special emphasis on laser surgery. At Premier Plastic Surgery, Dr. Newman uses Carbon Dioxide, Erbium, KTP, Diode, and YAG lasers to treat a broad spectrum of conditions. In addition, Dr. Newman uses lasers to perform common operations such as facelifts and eyelid surgery.

Professional Activities:

In addition to serving on the clinical faculty at Stanford, he serves as a specialized consultant to the Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital and the Valley Medical Center in Santa Clara. Dr. Newman lectures on the latest developments in Facial Plastic Surgery annually and holds several advisory board positions with institutions developing new technology for plastic surgery. While he performs a large number of surgical cases at Premier Plastic Surgery in San Mateo, he is on staff at Mills-Peninsula, El Camino and Stanford University Hospitals.

He is active in and belongs to many organizations including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Santa Clara County Medical Association, Member
  • American Society for Lasers in Medicine & Surgery, Fellow
  • California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, Executive Board
  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons
  • World Society of Aesthetic Surgery

Experience & Philosophy:

Dr. Newman’s practice is limited to facial plastic surgery and functional nasal/sinus surgery. His goal is to achieve excellent surgical outcomes with the least invasive techniques. Dr. Newman will provide you with expert counseling and take an active role in your recovery process with his supportive staff. He believes in helping people in need who are less fortunate than ourselves and donates his surgical expertise, medical supplies, and money to the nonprofit group Humanity United in Giving which provides medical and surgical care to children in orphanages around the world. Dr. Newman appreciates your time and interest in selecting him as your surgeon.


While there are many accomplishments both past and present of James Newman, MD, FACS, the following are summarized highlights. A complete 15 page Curriculum Vitae can be requested by contacting our office.

Published Papers in Peer Review Journals—Thirty papers as primary or secondary author.

International and National Lectures and Presentations—Over 50 presentations in 4 different Continents and averages 2 per year.

Regional Lectures—Over 50 Presentations and averages 3 per year.

Television, Radio, and Print Media Sessions—Over 20 interviews, appearances, and quoted segments. Appearances have been broadcast not only in San Francisco but Chicago, San Diego, Washington, DC, and New York City.

Hospital Professional Staff Positions—4 Major Hospital Systems in the Bay Area including Stanford University Medical Center and Mills Health Center.

The following is a partial list of the most common surgical and office procedures which Dr. Newman performs.

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
Face Lift
Neck Lift
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
Removal of Eyelid Bags
Brow Lifts (endoscopic technique)
Fat Transfers
Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction
Facial Implants
Chin Augmentation
Malar Augmentation (cheeks)
Lip Surgery
Otoplasty (ear surgery)
Scar Revisions
Nasal Surgery
Cancer Excisions of Face
Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing
Erbium Laser Resurfacing
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Wrinkle Treatment
Leg Vein Laser Treatments
Natural Hair Transplants
Chemical Peels
Fat Injections
Repair of Nasal Fractures
Repair of Facial Fractures
Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast
Collagen and Radiesse
Restylane and Perlane
Botox and Reloxin
Lip Augmentation
Scar Revisions after Trauma
Thread and Feather Lifts
Alloderm Implants
Submentoplasty (neck waddle)
Skin Cancer Reconstructions
Revision Rhinoplasty
Laser Turbinate Surgery (nasal breathing)
Laser Palatoplasty (snoring)
Mid Face Lifts
Thermacool – Thermage

San Jose Magazine Picks Top Docs

Selected again for the second year in a row, Dr. James Newman is one of Silicon Valley’s top physicians as reported in San Jose Magazine. San Jose Magazine has found the doctors in the Valley who are the best in their fields. The doctors who trained from the top Universities and Hospitals nationwide were selected in addition to information provided by Valley physicians polled as to whom they would send their own family members to be treated. Dr. Newman treats many physicians and their families and considers this source of referrals as an honor.

According to Dr. Newman, “Our office always strives for excellence in all aspects of patient care, and I feel this selection is a reflection of the high level of satisfaction which patients and their referring doctors have about our abilities.” Dr. James Newman is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is an active member of county and state medical societies.

Dr. Newman Testimonials

“My face improvement is remarkable, my new face became smooth and clear. A Big thanks for the excellent job you and your staff did.” Barb S. (Skin Resurfacing Patient)

“I cannot express how much I appreciate all your kindness and how grateful I am for making my dream come true. Thank you so much!” K.V. (Facial Rejuvenation Patient)

“Thank you very much for doing such a wonderful job on my surgery! I am extremely pleased with my results.” J.U. (Eyelid Rejuvenation Patient)

“You are truly and artist! I am so happy with the natural results that make me look and feel wonderful.” M.T. (Facelift Patient)

 “Thank you for taking me on as a patient, there are not many surgeons who are willing to correct prior results with cosmetic surgery. You gave me great comfort through the entire process and the results are beyond my expecations. Thank you and your staff for the excellent job.” M.U. (Revision Liposcuplture Patient)

“Wow, I love my new shape and my clothes fit so loosely, I have to get a new wardrobe! My recovery was so smooth and painless. Thank you very much for the excellent work.”  D.C. (Liposculpture Patient)

“My cellulite has really improved! Thank you and your staff for having this combination treatment available. It is the first treatment that has really worked for me.” D.B. (Accent/Cellupulse Patient)

“My nose is fantastic! Being able to breath better and having a great profile is exactly what I wanted.” B.K. (Rhinoplasty Patient)

“Thank you so much! After consulting with so many doctors, I realize how fortunate I was to have my surgery with you. My nose has never looked better!” P.J. (Rhinoplasty Patient)