Navid Pourtaheri, MD, PhD, a Plastic Surgeon with Bay Area Esthetics

Get to know Plastic Surgeon Dr. Navid Pourtaheri, who serves patients throughout California.

An established plastic surgeon, Dr. Pourtaheri is the lead surgeon at Bay Area Esthetics. Their primary offices are in San Francisco and Petaluma, California. Dr. Pourtaheri’s expertise is in facelift, comprehensive rhinoplasty (both functional and esthetic), orthognathic (jaw) surgery, eyelid surgery, craniofacial surgery, breast augmentation, and body contouring.

His passion for plastic surgery stems from the artistry, creativity, and compassion involved in the work he performs, and the relationships he builds with his patients. His unique problem-solving approach and genuine desire to understand his patient’s needs makes the solutions he provides truly unique and patient-centered. He approaches every procedure as an opportunity to provide his patients with the best outcome possible.

Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Pourtaheri attended Tulane University on a full scholarship and received two Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, graduating with Departmental Honors. He then attended Duke University on a full scholarship where he obtained his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Biomedical Engineering as well as his Medical Degree (MD).

As a medical student at Duke, he was elected student-body president and inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as a top-8 student in his class. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for scholastic performance, humanism, and scientific achievement. 

Subsequently, Dr. Pourtaheri completed his residency in plastic surgery at Case Western Reserve University with Dr. Bahman Guyuron, a world-renowned expert in plastic surgery of the face and nose. He then went on to complete his fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Yale University where he was also a Clinical Instructor and worked alongside world experts in jaw surgery, rhinoplasty, and craniofacial surgery.

Upon the completion of his clinical training, he was recruited to Indiana University where he served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Director of Cleft and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. He then moved to Northern California to be near family and started Bay Area Esthetics.

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories – cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. A plastic surgeon’s primary responsibility is performing surgical and non-surgical procedures to help patients achieve their goals. Dr. Pourtaheri enjoys performing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery because he feels by doing both, he is able to maintain his proficiency operating on any part of the face and body. As a surgeon, he enjoys staying on the cutting edge. He has contributed much to the field of plastic surgery through textbooks, journals, presentations, and invited lectures across the globe.

Outside of work, Dr. Pourtaheri enjoys cooking for his family, swimming, hiking, and traveling.

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