Welcome To San Francisco Snoring

Michael R. Macdonald, MD, of San Francisco Snoring in San Francisco, California, is an otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon. A native of Canada, Dr. Macdonald was originally educated at Queen’s University in Ontario. After completing his residency in general surgery at Dartmouth College, he spent four years in an otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Toronto, and then went on for a second fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at UCSF Medical Center. He treats sleep apnea, snoring, nasal obstructions, and soft palate problems, performs pillar procedures and septoplasties, and refers patients for sleep studies.

Dr. Macdonald is double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. An active member of multiple medical societies in both the US and Canada, Dr. Macdonald is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgery at UCSF and the Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at Alameda County Medical Center. He is the director of Aesthetic Surgery Center of San Francisco and is also affiliated with Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. Dr. Macdonald speaks English and French.



I received nothing but excellent service. Dr Macdonald is very personable, honest, listens to what you want, makes suggestions, but is not pushy. It was an enjoyable experience and I would recommend Dr. Macdonald to anyone interested in a freshen-up. 🙂

Julie M.

Dr. McDonald is one of the best plastic surgeons in the bay area. He recently did an eye surgery for me and it looks beautiful.
His staff members are very professional and are always ready to help in any way they can! I will continue to use their services snd products as the years go by!

Joyce T.

I was referred to Dr. MacDonald by my friend and am very glad I found him. I had a lip lift done overseas in 2013 which resulted in big scar on my upper lip. I went to see a surgeon in Beverly Hills in 2015 which removed big scar but had upper lip that did not line up. I pretty much gave up any hope of getting this fixed until I met Dr. MacDonald. After meeting him and saw so many testimonies from his patients in a big binder in his office, I decided to proceed with surgery. It has been 3 weeks since surgery and my upper lip is looking better and better every day. I have faith in him and trust him completely. I am really looking forward to getting my upper lip looking more natural as it heals more in the next few months.

Kari L.

I was NOT a patient of Dr Macdonald. However, I had a procedure done while living in the bay area almost a decade ago. Trying to find out if his office was the one that did my procedure (so I could get copies of my medical records) I called and spoke with his office. He called me back HIMSELF to explain it wasn’t him or his office, asked about what I had done and spent his valuable time on the phone with me trying to piece together the clues to identify who it was that did my procedure and where. If he took that amount of care and consideration for someone who wasn’t his patient, I can only imagine what he does for those he cares for directly. Would absolutely recommend him and his practice.

Steve V.

Why We


We snore because of the vibration caused in narrowed or constricted airways during sleep. This vibration is what causes the snoring sound that is so annoying to your bed partner and so disruptive to good sleep for both of you.

Most commonly, the snoring originates as constriction or obstruction and vibration in the oral airway—mouth or throat. Other times, the snoring originates as blockage in the nasal airway. Sometimes, both nasal and oral airway obstructions together contribute to snoring.

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