Louis W. Apostolakis, MD
Austin, TX 78746 United States
Ratings based on 15 reviews
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He only does the face, no other parts of the body, because he cares about doing quality work.
He is very professional and pleasant. I feel he has a good aesthetic eye for beauty. My lips are a perfect cupid's bow. I don't like them to look like an inner tube, as some doctors have done them in the past. He did them perfectly. He is professional, nothing but business. He will consult with you multiple times to make sure you have every question answered. If you are looking for a cheesy guy who will schmooze you or you want someone to kiss your butt, he's not your guy. However, his office manager, Celeste will treat you like you are the only patient on the planet. She’s awesome! His medical assistants are so friendly and caring. They are also not scary overdone with plastic surgery, like a lot of other Austin doctors have done to their staff. He’s very serious and I like that. He’s also honest about what you do need and don’t. I did not feel “sold” or talked into anything that I didn’t want or need. I would highly recommend him for fillers and surgery.
Dr. Apostolakis is an excellent listener! He is extremely thorough in explaining procedures (pro's / con's) and helping you identify which procedures will yield the results you are looking for. I wouldn't trust my face with anyone else.
The doctor has a very straightforward manner and dry sense of humor, which I liked. He is friendly but direct, which made me trust his opinion; I didn't feel as if he was trying to talk me into doing something not in my interest. He did caution me that the filler might not work very effectively in my tear troughs, considering the structure of my face, and I appreciated this--he seemed willing to turn away business if he didn't think it would really help the patient. I went forward with the injections anyway--I had already gotten my nerve up--and am glad that I did. It was virtually painless and so much easier than I had anticipated. I went back for a touch up about 10 days later and am very happy with one eye, whereas the other is better but not perfect. This is basically what the doctor warned me about, though, so I am not that disappointed or surprised. He also talked to me about tear trough surgery and gave a very thorough overview of the process and stages of recovery. I am intending to do this towards the end of this year since I love the way I look with my tear troughs fixed, and it will be more cost-effective in the long run than going back for filler every few months.
I have had a few cosmetic surgery procedures, fighting aging and because I am a product reviewer but also worked as a senior physician recruiter, I'm very picky about my doctors, their training, and backgrounds. I don't just go to any doctor, but I find the one who specializes in what I want done. It has been 2 years since my brow lift and I still look 10 years younger. Better yet, he cut the muscle that holds scowl lines so I will NEVER have them again. I used to look angry all the time. This has opened up my eyes without any eye lift. What I appreciate most is his artistry of knowing how to make it look natural. He went into great detail about what is "the perfect face" and where the arch of the brow needs to fall in relation to the eye so it looks natural. I never looked pulled or like I had a lift, I looked fantastically younger, and natural, and I still do. Better yet, he did restalyne injections and I have no idea how but 2 years later they have not gone away. He filled a scar I had below my nose when I had a mole removed and it's STILL gone. I have unfortunately moved because the best botox I've had was through him...still looking for someone to equal him in my new hometown. I also give kudos for honesty. I went in asking for a full facelift and he said I didn't need one, just a brow lift. He was right...I was asking to pay twice the price and he made me younger at half that price. I didn't think there was any way I could achieve what he did with a mere brow lift. I look like I had a full facelift and eye lift and I am scar-free. I also found that many doctors pull your face back so your hairline recedes which can actually make you look older. I had the option of pulling my hairline FOREWARD in the lift, which looks great--and younger since your hairline naturally recedes with aging. Because he is a facial plastic surgeon rather than a plastic surgeon who does some faces, he knows how to do it right and look way younger but totally natural. And that is not so easy to find.
Dr. Apos was very professional and thorough. He took the time to answer all of my questions. He was honest and upfront about all of the pros and cons of procedures. His office attendant Carolyn was also the sweetest and most attentive lady ever!
I went asking for Radiesse for my nasio-labial folds. Apostolakis convinced me that Restylane would get a better, longer lasting result, and he was right. Incidently, he advised the cheaper product, Restylane over Radiesse. He gave me a good idea for future treatments under my eyes, and a free follow-up.
Intelligent but not haughty, very casual, witty. Everyone in the office nice and/or funny, makes you feel very comfortable. Lots of rhinoplasty experience. He doesn't do everything under the sun so he's an expert.