Dr. Michael Macdonald, MD

Dr. Michael Macdonald, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Macdonald, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

Aesthetic Surgery Center, San Francisco, CA

500 Sutter St Ste 430

San Francisco, CA 94102
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Insurance Accepted

  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Kaiser Permanente

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Top Care Areas

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Head and Neck Surgery
more than 59% of peers
more than 51% of peers
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
more than 49% of peers

Dr. Macdonald's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Macdonald's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Macdonald "Michael R. Macdonald, M.D., is a skilled facial plastic surgeon with significant experience in the most advanced cosmetic procedures, including facelift and neck lift surgery, brow lift surgery, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, BOTOX® injections, laser resurfacing, liposuction, and chemical peels to help women and men look and feel their best at every age. At the Aesthetic Surgery Center in San Francisco, California, Dr. Macdonald uses state-of-the-art techniques and technology to achieve customized results focused on each patient's unique goals and needs. After earning his medical degree at Queen's University, Dr. Macdonald completed an internship at New York General Hospital followed by residencies at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and University of Toronto and a fellowship at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Macdonald is dedicated to providing patient-centered care that draws from both his surgical and artistic skills to achieve optimal results focused on each patient's facial anatomy, needs and treatment objectives. Dr. Macdonald and the Aesthetic Surgery Center welcome new patients from throughout the San Francisco region. Dr. Macdonald speaks both English and French."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Macdonald "Dr. Macdonald is among the San Francisco Bay Area's premier rhinoplasty specialists and facial plastic surgeons. He's been sharing his unique artistry and skill with patients since 1996. As a surgeon and an educator, he is thoughtful, compassionate, and completely dedicated to his patients. You can see why he's been voted Best of the Bay and rated as Patients' Choice four years running."

3  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

15  Conditions Treated

  • Acne Scars
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bags Under Eyes
  • Deviated Septum
  • Double Chin
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Nose Injuries
  • Scars
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Laxity
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Wrinkles

38  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Queen's University Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • North York Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Toronto
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Aafprs
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Macdonald has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Macdonald's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Macdonald to family and friends
19 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Macdonald's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Macdonald Says:

We know you have a choice for your aesthetic needs and we are grateful that you chose us. We strive for excellent natural results and exceptional customer service.


Patient Comments (11)

Excellent Doctor. All he cares about is how to make you feel safer/greater again. Believe me, when Doctor Macdonald recommends a surgery he knows what he is doing. Very kind, very professional and I would like to thank you for the surgery and for checking on me. It is my first time I have a surgery...more
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Before I got my septorhinoplasty I had very low self esteem. Dr. Macdonald fixed that! When I came in for my first consultation without even looking at the paper he knew exactly what I wanted to fix and how I wanted to fix it. Everyone in the office is so warm and welcoming too! I was very...more
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I had the best experience with Dr. Mcdonald and all on his staff. They are warm, gentile, and patient. They really listen and hear patients concerns about health, wellness and aesthetics. I felt so comfortable in all of my appointments, procedures and followups. They are flexible on communication...more
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from my first visit and through the whole process of fixing my deviated septum Dr Macdonald was great through it all. My procedures were non cosmetic and strictly functional in nature and in completing my time with Dr Macdonald my quality of life was markedly improved.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Macdonald for over twelve years. The non-invasive procedures I have received over the years have kept me feeling young and beautiful as I approach the big 50. I trust Dr. Macdonald's natural looking procedures, and aesthetics. I also enjoy his office staff's pleasant...more
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