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Desperately Wanted/needed Birthday Gift to Myself - White Plains, NY

I am a Registered Nurse--specialty is OR and...

I am a Registered Nurse--specialty is OR and Plastic Surgery. I knew the kind of doctor I was looking for and I knew what type of lift I wanted. As an OR nurse in this specialty I had had the experience of seeing first hand how different surgeons perform the "face lift" in different ways. I wanted a doctor who would move my underlying muscle and tack it up nicely as it used to be when I was much younger, then gently put my skin back in place over the muscle. I did not want the deep plain lift, as that involves too many facial nerves, and there is a chance that some disaster could result from that.
To my delight, I found that Dr. Robert Ciardullo does not do deep plain--I found the doctor I was looking for! I had actually heard of Dr. Ciardullo while I was working for another plastic surgeon in the same area. His reputation compelled me to seek him out when I was ready for my own lift.
I was so very pleasantly surprised and relieved when I met Dr. Ciardullo. First thing, he is a wonderful man, and very easy to talk to--he will not do anything to your face or body that he does not feel needs to be done. Secondly, his skill speaks for itself. I looked through many pre-op and post-op photos of men and women whom he has operated on--and I did hear through word-of-mouth of so many people coming from out of state coming specifically to be operated on by Dr. Ciardullo. Thirdly, his office suites are state-of-the-art!! His operating room is above and beyond--I felt comfortable just taking the tour before my surgery. I knew the day of surgery I would love going there. His co-workers are highly skilled, bright, and caring professionals, who have more than the credentials they need to be assisting the Doctor with his surgeries. Dr. Ciardullo's nurses are ALL registered nurses, with up-to-date certifications. The Doctor will only have an Anesthesiolist working with him in his OR when he operates. I was more than comfortable with what I saw, what I learned, and the information that was given to me before surgery. I knew Dr. Ciardullo was the doctor I wanted--the only one that I would let do my face.
Post-op, again was great. I woke up without pain--just what I would call "I bit uncomfortable". Dr. Ciardullo and staff tended to me all day until the Doctor felt I was ready to leave his facility. I took the Doctor's recommendation & hired one of his overnight nurses----and that was like a vacation for me. I left the husband at home with the cat, and the nurse and I went off the a local hotel in White Plains to spend the night. I had fun talking nursing chat with her, and she was most attentive to my needs--hydration, blood pressure monitoring, even asking me what I would like to watch on T V. That was also a very pleasant part of the whole experience.
I have gotten so very many compliments since my surgery--and it is only 8 weeks now. Compliments started coming as soon as I put my feet outside the door during the first week after surgery.
People comment that I look natural--more rested. A lot of my friends who did not know I had surgery asked "You look great! What happened ?"
Happy Face RN, Rye, NY

White Plains Plastic Surgeon

See essay above

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Missed my photo shoot now going into 4 months --- on May 6th --- oh well, better for me!!
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So glad 2 hear from you updating me on your recovery. I have no complaints, whatsoever, and I will post photos by the end of next week. I did find pix of myself from 20 years ago that were on an old Fugi camera--and wow, I am going to bring them in to Dr. R. Ciardullo when I see him this month. He will be impressed--Still thrilled!!! Carole
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When I saw my doctor -- he was showing me photos in chart that office took -- I said I have worse ones then that at home --- "throw them away" Ok!!
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Thank you for sharing your experience on RealSelf! We'd love to see your before and after photos so we can witness your transformation!
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I am so glad everything looks fantastic. I worked in the OR myself and wanted just the perfect surgeon. Yes, they are all different and just getting one that really loves to do faces -- some prefer breasts --- all of this I took into consideration. My surgery was January 20th 2014 and actually next tuesday will go for my new photo shoot. Three months. Love it --- love walking by a mirror and no sagging neck --- would I go through it again -- probably not -- just wanted to look better going into my 60's. Congrats
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So glad you are as happy as I am. I am do for my photo shoot in about 10 days now, and as you say, I love walking by the mirror with no sagging neck--the neck really bothered me a great deal. Look forward to chatting with you again--let me know how your photo shoot goes. Sincerely Carole--Purrfectly Happy
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Good to hear from you again..Still looking and feeling really good as days, and now 3 months go by. I am still thrilled--and one of my friends was so enchanted looking at me, she had the same surgical procedure done by the same doctor--Dr. Robert Ciardullo, White Plains, New York!!! Talk soon. Carole
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how did your photo shoots go? Are you pleased? Is the doctor pleased? Are you going to post your pix? Would love to see your pictures. My surgery was January 28, so we are not far apart. Carole
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