New York, NY
For my 40th birthday, I mustered the courage to do something that I'd wanted since my 20's. At the time that I seriously began considering reconstruction, I wasn't familiar with the term "augmentation." My research process began with reading internet articles and advanced to peer reviewed journals from the Johns Hopkins Library. As I educated myself, I questioned my gynecologist and nurse practitioner at the gynecologist's office. I was very timid and felt some degree of guilt for even considering reconstruction. I felt like I was abandoning the values that my family taught me. When asked about reconstruction, my practitioner responded in this way, "Now I have seen a lot of breasts and a lot of augmentations...and DR. JEFFREY DITESHEIM does wonderful work..." At a separate appointment the following year, I asked my gynecologist to name a reputable surgeon. She quickly responded that although she would not have plastic surgery, that she would only recommend Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim because of the high quality of his work. After visiting with one other local surgeon, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Ditesheim. Fast forward to today (2008). I must be one of Dr. Ditesheim's most satisfied patients. He is an extraordinary doctor with superb bedside manners. After the procedure, he and the nurses routinely checked on me at home. They were all very professional and a pleasure to work with. My implants are saline, beneath the breast bone. The incisions were done beneath the breasts. My scars disappeared rather quickly. My breasts have just enough sag to command attention. They are sooooooo awesome in a bikini - but because of the sag, they look super natural. There have been no problems with my annual mammograms. My husband did not support my reconstruction ideas. He said that he loved me the way that I was. So -- I paid for it myself. I did this for me - not for him. To conclude, I am more satisfied that I ever imagined and by the way, my husband is too. Angela
I can't think of another person that has done more to change people's self image, as far as cosmetic dentistry is concerned, than Dr. Champagne. I have been a patient of Dr. Champagne's for over 5 years and during this time I have seen him remain on the cutting edge of technology. I have never met a more caring and conscientious group of professionals.
I wanted to thank Dr. Luria and his staff for giving me the gift to breathe properly. Most of all thank you for giving me back my self-confidence. I could not remember a day that my flawed nose was not a huge issue in my life - until the day I walked out of your surgery room. From the time I met Dr. Luria and his staff I felt absolutely sure in the decision to correct my nose. I cant praise them enough for making my needs & wants a first hand priority. I will continue to recommend Dr. Luria to others who need corrections and or enhancements. Thank you for everything.
The time finally came when I was totally fed up with wearing glasses! But there are so many LASIK surgeons out there to choose from. Dr. Mandel came highly recommended to me and never have I been so pleased from the initial evaluation to the final result of perfect vision. The staff at Mandel Vision are so friendly and everything is explained in great detail. Never did I feel uncomfortable and Dr. Mandel put me totally at ease. He genuinely cares for his patients and will go the extra mile to make sure their concerns are addressed. Not only is he a marvelous surgeon but during the procedure he kept me at ease. I refer all my friends to him when they are looking to do LASIK. Marvelous experience!