II have been a patient of the Umansky Medical Center for Plastic Surgery for over 20 years.
I selected the doctors and this facility based on my research of their credentials and medical competency. In addition, I interviewed several plastic surgeons, then visited their offices before I made my selection.
Doctor Charles Umansky was the first physician to see me and remained my surgeon for... more
Where to begin to discuss the absolute excellence and care from Dr. Sadrian and his staff? I underwent a complete face surgery on March 26th of this year, facelift, necklift, chin, eyes, brow…the works. From the very moment we began discussing the procedure I felt so at ease and so certain that I was in good hands…it took away all my anxiety. Dr. Sadrian is so calm and upbeat, always a... more
My motivation has always been to enjoy appearing as happy & young as I feel! Over the years I have benefitted from several subtle & successful procedures. Dr Reagan deserves all the accolades he receives from hundreds of truly satisfied patients. I ALWAYS felt completely supported physically & emotionally... please read my review of Dr. Brian Reagan. more
I have "interviewed" four doctors. Two of them were recommendations from friends and two were chosen based on reviews on this site. It was an interesting, albeit slightly confusing process, to get input from 4 experts. There was general agreement on my lower face - face and neck lift. However, my brow area has been a concern for a long time. My brows sit too low on my head and compound... more
Dr. Yoo is an artist! I really wanted to turn back the clock on my face and neck. My results are better than I originally was hoping for. I was terrified that I would end up looking pulled or like one of those Hollywood celebrity disasters. I voiced my concerns and Dr. Yoo reassured me that when surgery is done well, it looks very natural. He was right and unless I tell people, they have... more
I am a 68 yr old female who had a face lift by Dr. Gilbert Lee in May 2014. It has changed my life! Dr. Lee and his staff are very patient, and will answer all your questions. I researched doctors for months before I finally got the courage to call Changes and Dr. Lee. He has been voted by his peers, top plastic surgeon in San Diego, every year, for the last eight years! On my first meeting... more
Dr. Reagan did an outstanding job on the facelift. My friends, family, and colleagues all commented that not only did I look fantastic, but I looked like ME...just younger! The perfect compliment you want to hear after a big surgery like that. Dr. Reagan and his staff continued to care for me in the most professional and caring way after the procedure as well. The women on his staff are the... more
Wanting to delay any invasive procedures, I have been using fillers and botox for several years to keep the age fairy at bay. I had been referred to Dr. Karam by a friend. I was impressed by Dr. Karam's extensive "before and after" pictures of natural-looking results, and the testimonies of former patients. I was very hollow around my eyes and temple areas, and was getting increased sagging... more
I can't say enough good things about Dr Roark and his nurse Sarah Celeste. I am 62 yrs old and have wanted a facelift for years. I was a long time smoker and quit 6 months prior to surgery but still chewed on some nicotine gum. Nicotine use is a #1 cause of hematoma after a face lift followed by high blood pressure and a hematoma was what I got. The hematoma was detected a couple of hrs... more
I've wanted to have a facelift for years and it took a "selfie" to make me realize the time had truly come. I visited several doctors and Dr. Edelson stood out as the most caring, honest and talented. In only six weeks since my surgery, I have had comments like "Wow, your face & neck are so smooth", "You can't be old enough for the senior rate", and my personal favorite, "You look like you... more
I had 3 consultations with various plastic surgeons, all came with excellent recommendations. My gut told me Grahme was the right guy. I really cannot say enough about his nurses and staff, the were all so warm and lovely. Grahme phoned me the night of the surgery to check in on me and someone from his office was always checking in. Honestly, this was so SIMPLE! I had a basic facelift and... more
After thinking about a facelift for years I decided that I needed to do it before I got too old. I decided on several procedures which would give the best result. After researching other doctors and after consulting with Dr. Sadrian I felt he could give me the results I wanted. He more than exceeded my expectation. He is not only a fantastic surgeon, he's an artist. The change was very... more
In February of this year, I had a face and neck lift by Dr. Batra at Coastal Plastic Surgeons. I am extremely pleased with the results and have been told by family and friends that I look 10 years younger. Dr. Batra is a very personable doctors and easy to talk to. The staff at Coastal Plastic Surgeons are great as well as the nurses at the surgery center. I highly recommend Dr. Batra at... more
I underwent extensive surgery by Dr. Singer, I believe my surgery session lasted over 5 hours. I talked with the doctor of course, telling him exactly what I was after. I knew what I wanted. (I know how frightening it is to put your trust in a plastic surgeon) He imparted a lot of confidence in me and so I went ahead. His final response to me was "you're going to be very happy". After surgery,... more
I live in Europe and have always decided that when the time was right for me (46 years old) I would have a facelift in the one place where surgeons have a lot of practice "California". I didn't know who I was going to get to do the surgery as I didn't know anyone who had it done, so I did a lot of research on the internet and found Dr. Ronald Edelson. I made contact with his office and got... more
I am three months out, so I am still healing, but I am so happy with the results so far and can not say enough good things about my experience and my surgeon, Dr. Karam. I was so glad I chose to do local anesthesia(Atavan). No pain, just discomfort afterwards. Everyone in the office was as nice as could be, answering all of my many questions afterwards(and before), and making me feel like... more
It has been about 5 years that I decided I wanted a facelift. I am 60 years old and have spent my whole life basking in the sun. The sun damage and wrinkles on my face were bothering me so much that I avoided looking at myself in the mirror.
I live in Italy and every time I would come to the states, I would make appointments and talk to a few plastic surgeons. I never found one that I... more
Dr. Karam is AMAZING! I have gone through 3 horrible chin surgeries in attempt to fix something that one doctor couldn't deliver on. I finally decided to go to Dr. Karam to see if he could help me. Helped me he did. He performed a short incision facelift and full fat transfer which corrected the problems that my other doctor caused. I am eternally grateful to Dr. Karam and his staff. more
Had a La Jolla lift over a year ago. I was only 45 years old when I had it done. I had lost 50 pounds 2 years before and I had loose skin on my face and neck. Dr. David fully went over all my options before I decided on surgery. He followed up with me very frequently for first month then all over next year. All visits were covered with price. My recovery went well with minimal pain. more
I am very happy with the outcome of my surgery! The results are very natural and best of all, I don't look "done". The whole experience went very well and I only had to take 2 pain pills the first day! People comment that my skin looks great, or that I look good, but they can't tell what I've done. I'm in my mid 50's, and now I feel
more confident in how I look. I feel that I look more... more