Ginger Xu, MD

Job Title

Plastic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

About Me

Medicine has always been a calling for me. Growing up with a love for the arts and yet a curiosity for science, I was fortunate to find a specialty that combined both. As a plastic surgeon, I am able to use my fine-tuned technical finesse and pursuit of aesthetic perfection, as well as appreciation for the trust-based and therapeutic patient-doctor relationship, to engage in work that is a constant source of inspiration and reward.

I embrace the responsibility and transformative opportunity to alter a patient’s appearance in a way that is congruent with their own values and matches a more cohesive sense of self; to realign the external with the internal; to create an improved emotional landscape and a better life. These ideals captivate and inspire me every day.

My practice is a blend of both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. This includes adult and pediatric reconstruction due congenital or acquired deformities such as from trauma or cancer (e.g. of the breast or skin), breast surgeries such as implant-based cancer reconstruction / fat grafting / reduction / augmentation / lift, as well as additional niches such as transgender top surgery and body contouring. My specialty training is in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. This includes facial rejuvenation, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, botox / fillers, breast augmentation or reduction, breast lift, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, thighplasty, and liposuction for body contouring. Within the gamut of cosmetic procedures, I have particular expertise with facelifts and necklifts.

I have a special interest in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries of the face. This stems from my own experience with Bell’s palsy as child. I know firsthand the debilitation and embarrassment that is singular to deformities of the face, how precious it is, and the undeniable impact it can have on one’s sense of identity.

Over the past 20 years, I have moved back and forth from coast to coast in search of the best education and training that I could find. Now, I am grateful to finally call the Bay Area my home.

In my spare time I enjoy art, photography, ballet, film, travel, and food. My favorite place is near the ocean or surrounded by nature. Oh, and I always take the scenic route.

I look forward to meeting with you and your family.

Medical Education

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Residency

UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

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