Margaret Skiles, MD (retired)
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RealSelf community says"My overall experience was exceptional....from the moment I walked in to the end results later." "Anyway back to my husbands comments...he sat me down 1 week post op (now only almost 2 weeks post op) and said he wanted to thank me for doing my research and not just going nuts and calling the first PS out of..."
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5 out of 5 stars Botox
My overall experience was exceptional....from the moment I walked in to the end results later.
5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants
Well ladies, I can not tell you how happy I am! First off let me share what my husband said about the new me...from the beginning he was against me getting implants. He just thought I was beautiful the way I was and to leave that area alone. I was beautiful in that area BEFORE our child and I lost weight. So I did my magic and finally convinced him the outcome would be wonderful. He half heartily said okay and I ran with it. I did a ton of research from near where I live all the way down to the bay area (3 hours away). I live in California and know we have some great PS but I didn't get a "feeling" from anyone except one PS...Dr Skiles. Well Dr Skiles is not over the top warm and fuzzy but accurate, smart and reassuring. You get the feeling from her she has done this many of times and it will all be OK and beautiful. What really turned me on to use her as my PS was the fact I know 3 woman one of which was my sister in law, who had gone to her for their BA. They are classy sophisticated women that I respect and know to be smart. I knew they too had done their research on the best PS and found Dr Skiles. Anyway back to my husbands comments...he sat me down 1 week post op (now only almost 2 weeks post op) and said he wanted to thank me for doing my research and not just going nuts and calling the first PS out of the yellow pages ( he is a joker) and that he couldn't imagine they (meaning my breasts) could ever look so beautiful. He said it was money well spent and he loved them so much. I have to agrees with everything he said...they are just perfect...for me. So my update 1 day shy of post op 2 weeks: Been back to the gym since 1 week 3 days post op. Lifting again (legs, arms and abs). Cardio stair master, spinning and light jogging. Feeling like a million bucks! Lost all that water weight and stuck to a clean diet through my recovery. Helps to drink at least 90 oz of water a day.
5 out of 5 stars Blue Peel
I have been going to see Dr. S for many years for myself and for other family members plastic surgery needs. She is very thorough and good at what she does. She is honest and trustworthy. She and her wonderful staff truly care about their patients.
1 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
office staff was nice
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
Fantastic! Very professional and knowledgeable.
1 out of 5 stars Breast Implants
See notes above.
5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
She gets the job done. That should be the first and only concern when choosing a Doctor that will cut you open. Her bedside manner is the least of my worries. She was great.
3 out of 5 stars Mini Tummy Tuck
Well I liked her, and she said a mini would be fine, wouldn't she of told me if I needed a full?
5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery
She made me feel very comfortable. This procedure was done in her office under local anesthetic.
1 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: Life Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical: MD, New York University Medical School
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies:
General Surgery, New York University Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey
Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
Treatments offered at Feather River Plastic Surgery
Most popular answers from Margaret Skiles, MD (retired)
No matter what the cause of these holes, they should heal with regualr wound care. Although they are a nuisance, they should not be cause for feeling... READ MORE
Uneven swelling three weeks after surgery is not at all unusual. It will probably take another 3-6 months for all the swelling to resolve and for you... READ MORE
Each surgeon has a different routine and each patient is different. You should check with your surgeon who knows your case best. I tell my patients... READ MORE
Obviously there is no one "right" place to put a breast implant and not even any agreement among surgeons as to the "best" place.... READ MORE
From your pictures it does seem that your scars are not the usual flat and faded ones that we would expect. Scars are permanent and can't be erased... READ MORE
It seems clear that you need a breast reduction for medical reasons. Insurance should cover this surgery for you. See your regular doctor for a... READ MORE
Without pictures it is very difficult to give you advice other than just general comments. I have found with my patients that sometimes the scar pulls... READ MORE
Your dilemma is a very common one and one that you need to discuss at length with your surgeon to make sure that you are making the best decision for... READ MORE
At five weeks post-op it is still very early to expect a final size or appearance. I tell my patients that it will take at least 4-5 months before... READ MORE
I Had a Tummy Tuck 5 Days Ago. I Have No Drain Coming out my Stomach Isnt Flat. Is This My Final Result? (photo)
Your result will not be final until probably a year after your surgery so please don't worry now about how you look; it's much too early.... READ MORE