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5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant
Dr. Szachowicz has a ton of experience with facial plastic surgery, he has written books about it and taught at the University of Minnesota, and besides being a skilled surgeon he knows about the esthetics of the face. It is important when it comes to your face to work with someone who has a sense of esthetics, beyond being a good surgeon, and can give you the right advice about what will look the best. I don't think he would perform this or any surgery unless it is the right thing for you. He also did a rhinoplasty revision on me which was excellent. He is easy to talk to as well as he is a nice person who seems to care about his patients.
5 out of 5 stars Facelift
Exceeded all my expectations. I look myself, but younger.
5 out of 5 stars Sculptra
Dr. Szachowicz and his staff are very welcoming and make you feel so comfortable. I came into Dr. Szachowicz’s office for botox. He and Sharon talked to me about the benefits of Sculptra. I was a bit skeptical but decided to try it. I had three treatments and could not be happier with the results. My face has filled in, gone are the saggy cheeks. I saw an old neighbor of mine and he told me I looked ten years younger! This is something I truly believe in! KE
5 out of 5 stars Botox
Dr. Szachowicz is extremely skilled and a true genious in his field of cosmetic/fascial procedures. He is a perfectionist and I have always had top service and care with him and his staff.
4 out of 5 stars TriActive
the aftercare, including the Triactive treatments, was excellent
5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo
He is kind, caring, experienced, and meticulous. His credentials are excellent!
5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo
I am 47 years old, have had four kids and a am health nut. I work out regularly and eat extremely clean and healthy, weigh about 115#. Up until about 5 years ago, my abs were a source of pride...I could have been in any exercise or ab gadget commercial, they were defined and flat. I never believed in the "middle-age spread", thinking people just start eating more or slowing down...
5 out of 5 stars Radiesse
He is a great, and very experienced facial PS. Very nice and caring as well.
5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant
Dr. Szachowicz is extraordinarily informed in all respects and was able to handle this procedure with ease, from the initial consultation to the post-op experience. The staff involved were extremely professional, controlled and put me at ease. The procedure was a walk in the park as expected compared to other surgeries. He is very passionate about his work and I am happy to continue going to him for future appointments.
5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery
Kindness & He's still in the yellow pages- (YES some of us still do use it! &They employ folks) He did not have naked women in his advertisement. My call was answered by Sharon - who is SO SWEET ! I could feel "Gd. Vibes" coming through - sounds weird, I know - but true!. I still was hesitant to do it - ck'd it out & did it. There was no pressure.
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Free. Your consultation includes computerized video imaging simulation.
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA in Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Medical: MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Doctorate: PhD in Philosophy, University of Minnesota Graduate School of Medicine
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: Surgery, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN
Residency: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN
Graduate Fellow: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Treatments offered at Facial Plastic Surgery
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Most consultations consist of getting acquainted. The surgeon wants to know more about you, your aesthetic taste, your motivations, and your state of mind. Likewise, you should know more about your surgeon. Has that office captured your wants and needs on a video imager? Do you feel fully informed about your surgical (and non-surgical) choices? Have the particulars of surgery and recovery been adequately explained? Does the surgeon's aesthetic vision meet with yours? Do you feel...
The eyes are the first to be affected by aging. The eyelid tissue is thin and delicate causing the skin to wrinkle, bag, and protrude. Depending on the genetics involved, it can begin at a disconcertingly young age, but usually somewhere in the early thirties people begin to notice changes and even earlier with sun exposure. Cosmetic eyelid surgery is evolving right along with the rest of facial plastic surgery. At its simplest, blepharoplasty involves the removal of excess fat and...
All practicing physicians have the same basic training: a four year undergraduate degree (BS or BA), four years of medical school (MD), and at least one year of residency (sometimes called internship). Then it changes. In the following years either a medical or surgical path is taken. Thus, dermatologists are not considered surgeons since their medical residency does not include surgical training in invasive procedures. Two closely aligned surgical specialties are facial plastic surgery...
Provided you've chosen an experienced, dedicated rhinoplastic surgeon, communication is the key element. And with video imaging you show the surgeon what you want. This technological wonder involves a computerized system using software, video camera, and high resolution monitor to provide post-operative simulations with unparalled realism. Computer imaging has become a standard part of pre-operative consultation between many aesthetic surgeons and their potential patients. Pencil...
Many people have concerns about reentering their work and/or social world after having surgery. The decision to have surgery is a private one and the choice to share that decision should be yours. Most people won't recognize any specific changes that they can point out. What they may notice is that you look better. You may receive lots of semi-probing comments like "Boy you look great, that vacation really was good for you" or...
Most popular answers from Edward Szachowicz, MD, PhD
The success of weight loss before facelift is low. Also, if safely done, say 1-2 month, it may take over a year to lose weight, of which most will... READ MORE
In my practice, I use a combination of Vaser and SmartLipo. I feel that the SmartLipo laser is very good at causing skin tightening below the surface... READ MORE
When performing CO2 laser skin resurfacing, I prefer to inject Botox during the pre-procedure visit, up to a week before the CO2 laser. Botox given... READ MORE
Fraxel repair (CO2) is best for the crow's feet when the entire face is done at one sitting. Anytime thereafter, touch-ups can be done around the... READ MORE
I have been using Botox since the 1990's when everyone wanted a "frozen forehead'-without a line or crease. But the trend quickly shifted... READ MORE
I have had good success with a procedure called a running W-plasty necklift for a turkey gobbler deformity of the neck, seen more commonly in males.... READ MORE
For almost four years, I have been combining laser fat contouring (SmartLipo) with Vaser Ultrasonic Lipo-selection, and I appreciate the consistent... READ MORE
Do you have any imaging that would show what I would look like after a facelift? How much is a facelift?
Imaging is a useful tool for patients seeking a facelift. I use my own hands to gently lift the tissues and then ‘overlay’ the lifted image onto the... READ MORE
I believe that post-operative cares can effect the healing outcome after facelift. In my office, I routinely use the Fraxel Restore laser to soften... READ MORE
The reason you appear tired is because of the bulging of the fat in the lower eyelid region. The fat bulging in the lower eyelid is inherited and can... READ MORE
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