Tanya Judge, MD
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Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeonSan Francisco, CA
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Dr. Tanya Judge skillfully blends an innate artistic eye with years of surgical experience in plastic surgery. She discovered her love for science at a young age, which led her to pursue a career in medicine. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley and during medical school, Dr. Judge realized that her love for science was only matched by her love of art — she is an avid photographer, woodworker, interior designer, and painter (including some of what you see on this site). It was clear that plastic surgery was the only field of medicine that could uniquely take advantage of her artistic talents and zeal for medicine.
Her approach to medical care is to understand her patient’s aesthetic goals and then to set realistic expectations about the results that are achievable for them. She believes in natural beauty, a simple idea that great aesthetic surgery is imperceptible to even the most trained eye. She achieves this by focusing on the visual ideas of achieving symmetry and balance.
Dr. Judge completed her General Surgery residency at Cornell University and Temple University and is board certified in General Surgery. In addition, she completed a residency in Plastic Surgery from UC Davis and is currently board eligible in Plastic Surgery.
Professional & Academic Titles
- Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
- Director of Judge MD
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Years of Experience
- 11 years of experience
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Board of Surgery - General
Experience and Expertise
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Performed under local anesthesia with or without oral sedation, this outpatient surgery takes only one hour. All of Dr. Judge’s labiaplasty surgeries are performed in-office in her onsite procedure room. During the operation, incisions are made to remove any excess tissue and to even out the edges of the labia minora. Stitches are made where the incisions were and dissolve within a few weeks.
There will be postoperative discomfort, but this is typically managed with oral pain killers and ice packs and will subside after a few days. Patients can typically return to work after 3 or 4 days, though intercourse should be avoided for 6 weeks. Although the patient may go home after the surgery, it is advised that a capable adult stay with the patient for a 24-hour period following the surgery to monitor recovery. After labiaplasty patients can shower the next day and in most cases, the surgery is virtually undetectable after complete healing.
There are three locations where the incision can be made: inframammary (under the breast), periareolar (around the areola/nipple) or transaxillary (within the armpit). The incision placement is determined by the size and style of implant, as well as patient preference. Dr. Judge will work with you to determine the best incision location for your aesthetic goals. The implant itself can be administered either under the pectoral muscle (subpectoral), or over the pectoral muscle, but underneath the existing breast tissue (subglandular). Upon consultation for breast revision surgery, Dr. Judge will discuss the pros and cons of each approach, and together you will determine the best location for your specific wants
During the operation tiny incisions will be made near the area being treated, and when possible, within the fold or natural creases in the skin. Intact fat cells are removed from the body using suction with a large cannula. Patients who have greater skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest results.
These procedures usually lasts anywhere from 15-60 minutes, depending on the complexity of the repair, and use a local anesthetic, with or without oral sedation. The actual steps of the surgery will vary, depending on the nature of the damage or the look you want to achieve. With earlobe repair, Dr. Judge will remove the scarred edges around the split and suture the new raw edges together so that they can heal into a whole earlobe again.
Rhinoplasty can be “open” or “closed.” The open procedure separates the skin of your nose from the underlying framework. This offers excellent exposure to allow for precise sculpting and shaping during the surgery. A closed procedure is performed through multiple incisions inside the nostrils. It can be used for very limited nose job operations. Dr. Judge performs both open and closed rhinoplasty will discuss the optimal procedure recommendation for your specific concern during your one-on-one consultation.
My love for science is matched by a love for art, great aesthetic surgery is imperceptible to even the most trained eye.
Tanya Judge, MD
Practice and Location
Tanya Judge MD
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, UC Davis Medical Center, Jun 2017
- St George's University (2009)
- University of California-Berkeley (2004)
- Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
- American Society of Plastic Surgery
- Top Doctors Award