George Yang, MD
New York, NY 10021
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My surgeon Dr George Yang was excellent. From my first appointment with him where he spent well over an hour explaining and answering my questions to the actual surgery Dr Yang was amazing. He took pictures, pointed out the different areas of concern, discussed his approach and explained what he thought was the best approach to my specific case. He takes a very conservative approach to surgery and the pictures of his patients looked natural, not "done". As for the actual surgery, I was amazed to find that he carefully measured and drew his markers very deliberately for over half an our. Not what TV shows would have you think I might add... After the surgery I was given pain killers and headed home where I expected to be in considerable pain. I only took one pain killer after which there was only soreness. There was some bruising for the next few days but since I wasn't in pain I headed back to work after 5 days. I wore glasses and barely anyone noticed the swelling. One year later I have no visible scars and I look years younger, more refreshed and happier. My droopy eye restricted my vision. I remember thinking the first time I got on the subway after the operation that I could see the signs without lifting my head. What a gift! Dr, Yang and his staff are caring and attentive. Both Dr Yang and Mae his assistant checked up on me in the days after the operation. I could not recommend them more highly.
Excellent Doctor! Honest, passionate about what he does, he could have sold me a lot more but told me when I didn't need something, took 2 1/2 hours with me! There for a consult for bleph and he did another (cheaper) procedure that produced great results!
Dr. Yang's five star rating is well deserved. Not only is he a skilled physician with a keen eye for aesthetics, he is compassionate, patient and very modest. Dr. Yang and his wonderful staff are with you every step of the way, pre-surgery, day of surgery (I wasn’t nervous at all) and post-surgery. I felt very comfortable at every stage. He gives you very precise guidelines so that you don’t have to worry. Everything is laid out for you. Also no question is too trivial and no concern is too bothersome. He treats each with compassion and professionalism. I couldn’t have been in better hands. Thank you Dr. Yang!
After meeting with several surgeons, I was totally happy to meet the real "doctor" and "surgeon! He spent a long hours to explained to me that difference with other procedures of pros and cons to my case, and what I was looking for, and how we can accomplish to meet my needs. He is very skilled, professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. Besides being a great surgeon, he is very honest, compassionate, and respectful to patients. He explains procedures with technologies while considering patient's needs and preferences. I am also impressed that he always takes time, and asks courteous questions, and let patient talk, and listens to me very carefully. I am so happy with the result, and needless to say, I return to other procedures.
Dr Yang is a very caring and compassionate doctor. He takes a tremendous amount of time explaining anatomy, risks and benefits of his procedures, and what type of result you can expect. He is also very conservative in his approach (so you don't have drastic changes all at once) and his office is very accommodating of my busy schedule. I went to Dr. Yang for restylane and have been back a few times for additional restylane to gradually build up the hollowness left by blepharoplasty from another surgeon. As a physician myself, I know how important a full history and physical exam are. Looking back on my bleph surgeon there were many red flags, he didn't take time to listen to my goals or even examine me thoroughly. I thought that because a friend had a nice result, I would have one too. Turns out he does exactly the same surgery on everyone and what was right for my friend was not for me. I ended up with hollowness and asymmetry, cold and hollow eyes instead of my nice almond shaped eyes. He promised I would age better, instead I aged much faster. Dr Yang is the exact opposite. He doesn't waste time making you promises he can't deliver. Rather, he spends a tremendous amount of time examining you, showing you his extensive before and after gallery, and explaining what each type of treatment can accomplish and why. He does not try to sell you surgery you don't need, like my previous surgeon did. He is just a very knowledgeable and skillful doctor who also happens to have a wonderful and kind office staff.
I was not satisfied with the results of my original neck lift, but the doctor is completely accessible to his patients at practically all times and seems to genuinely want his patients to be happy with their results. We both thought that the neck lift procedure was the right one for me, as I have good skin elasticity. Unfortunately, the results were rather poor. After only 2 months the sides of my neck was sagging. I should have opted for 'neck lift plus', and had to go back in for a correction. On Dr. Yang's blog he states: "I don't want any of my patients to walk around with a residual turkey neck, pixie ears or not be able to have their hair up because of bad scarring behind the ears. I don't get very many of them anymore, but if I see it I will immediately offer to repair it. The surgeons that get the fewest facelift problems are also the same ones that will admit to it and offer to fix it. It's a matter of pride in the work that you do." It makes me feel better that he cares about the results and works to find a resolution if there is a problem. I had the procedure re-done, with a lower face lift this time, and the results are better. My neck is still not perfect, but it's 90% better than it was before.
Being from NYC I consulted several docs in town and researched the ones in LA as well. I am Asian and from my research I understood that the eyelid folds would need a different type of surgical technique so I needed a surgeon who knew and could do it well. Had a long and productive consultation with Dr Yang who impressed me with his knowledge and understanding of the ethnic differences in facial features. He is truly passionate and curious about what he does and has his own insights of how different ethnic faces age.
In short: you can't find a better surgeon anywhere. I had been contemplating a neck lift for several years, and I spent a lot of time researching surgeons; with all the advertising and promotional campaigning out there, it can be difficult to get a real sense of a surgeon's ability, reliability, and overall ethics. I had been lured in by slick websites and media appearances in the past and, a few years ago, had liposuction done by an expensive "celebrity" surgeon in Los Angeles; he didn't do "terrible" job, but it was definitely the conveyor-belt cash-grab treatment, and I came away lumpy and asymmetrical. Looking for a surgeon this time around, I focused more on online commentary, blogs and surgeon responses to questions on this and other websites. I came across Dr. Yang's writing on various kinds of facial and reconstructive procedures, and I was impressed by his sensible, intelligent, and comprehensive remarks. As I was coming in from out of town, Dr. Yang and his staff made special efforts to accommodate me in terms of preparation, procedure date--and he even made a house-call to my hotel in New York for the post-operative examination. Dr. Yang is a gifted surgeon, an artist, and a really kind person who obviously wants the best for his patients. He doesn't try to up-sell and genuinely respects the patient's objectives. Throughout my interactions with him, I felt extremely confident, and remember thinking that he was the kind of surgeon you would want working on your child--he's that solid. I will definitely head back to him in the coming years for tweaks here and there, even if it means traveling to New York from western Canada. I've never written a review of this kind before, but I knew that I would for Dr. Yang, because he is that rare professional who is an exceptional, world-class talent, but with a modest and unpretentious personality. I also wanted to save people time and aggravation in their search for a plastic surgeon, as I know from experience how confusing and tedious the search can be. My advice: put Dr. Yang's name at the top of your list!