Nancy Sand, M.D.
Founder of Sand Institute and The Sand System
About Dr. Nancy Sand
Nancy Sand, M.D., is the founder of “Sand Institute” and “The Sand System”. She is an oculoplastic and cosmetic surgeon and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. She completed her residency at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute.
Dr. Sand’s unique artistic abilities and appreciation for beauty have led her to undergo extensive training in aesthetic surgery both nationally and internationally, where she has studied and practiced with leading world experts. Her fat grafting training and experience started with training with renowned leaders in the area of fat grafting, such as Dr. Pierre Fournier, the inventor of the Liposculpture in Paris, France, Dr. Sidney Coleman in New York, and Dr. Roger Amar, the inventor of FAMI in Marseille, France. Dr. Sand completed her training in micro-liposculpture experience with the inventor of the tumescent technique, Dr. Jeffery Klein in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Dr. Sand has also gone through extensive training in Mesotherapy and Lipolysis with Dr. Jacques le Coz, the authority in Mesotherapy technique in Paris, France.
Dr Sand was one of the few first surgeons to practice non-absorbable threads in Los Angeles when it was first cleared by the FDA in 2000. She has been always captivated by the concept of face and body tissue tightening and lifting. She has continued to practice her passion with newly absorbable barbed thread for tissue repositioning, tightening, and biostimulation of the face and body. Her expertise in the area allows her to offer her patients with latest developments and technologies to restore beauty and youth to her patients.
Dr. Sand is very excited about stem cell therapy and its application for regeneration, rejuvenation, and aesthetics. She has a special interest in aesthetic Adult Fat Stem cell grafting, Nanofat grafting, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for face, body, and hair rejuvenation. She actively practices and follows the latest research innovations in the area of stem cell therapy.
Author, Clinical Consultant, and Medical Director
Dr. Sand is an author, invited guest speaker in the areas she practices. She is a clinical consultant in teaching facilities affiliated with USC. She serves as California medical director for multiple national medical health plans to credential physicians. She has been listed in the “America’s Best Physicians”, “America’s Top Doctors,” and “Top Ophthalmologist” lists in the past and currently.
Her creative and scientific talents allow her to offer her patients the most advanced and innovative techniques in aesthetic surgery and restorative medicine. Her ongoing interest in learning innovative procedures continues to take her around the world. In order to better understand the concept of beauty and rejuvenation, as an artist, she has taken extensive human face and body drawing classes both in Paris and Los Angeles.
The Sand System
Along with her enthusiasm for keeping abreast of the latest cosmetic and anti-aging medicine from around the world, Dr. Sand attributes her success to her compassion, dedication, skill and technology that she brings to her patients. She believes in an open communication with her patients and with an easy language to understand. Her strong interest for “beauty” and her passion for slowing, restoring and reversing the “aging process” has inspired her to develop “The Sand System”.
Dr. Sand is very pleased to practice aesthetic surgery in this exciting time, where through innovations and technologies available to us, there are a wide array of personalized options for her clients who want to explore their option and enhance their appearance. At times Dr. Sand recommends a combination of procedures for superior results. In particular, she prefers procedures with little down time and a natural outcome. She believes beauty is an ensemble of shape, volume and proportion and that the concept varies in different cultures. She also believes everyone should have the opportunity to feel and be beautiful.
Dr. Sand values the importance of nutrition, mind and body health. She exercises regularly and lives “the system” she created. She believes, in addition to cosmetic procedures, total body rejuvenation and slowing the process of aging can be achieved through a healthy nutritional diet, a regular exercise program and stress reduction.
In her free time, Dr. Sand takes pleasure in scuba diving, sailing, alpine skiing, cycling- spinning, weight training and yoga. She enjoys salsa dancing. She has a profound interest in art and she participates in cultural, artistic events regularly. In addition, she is avidly engaged in drawing human face and body as an artist.