affirming LIFE! - McLean, VA
I am a triple positive breast cancer survivor who...
Booked for major overhaul to celebrate cancer survivorship
Just some random pics for inspiration
2 weeks out
I have already written one review but I wanted one...
I have already written one review but I wanted one to show up on Dr. Mesbahi's page. Dr. Mesbahi did an excellent job last year with my oncoplasty (I think that's the word for it) & I trusted him again with my face & other breast. I trusted him completely when it came to breast work but I wasn't sure how well he performed cosmetic facial work. I just want to say to anyone considering hiring Dr. Mesbahi for cosmetic work that he has a fantastic eye and great technical skill. He did a full face/neck/brow lift, upper/lower eye lift, reconstructive work on both breasts, fat transfer, and he removed my chemo port. It was a lot of work to do all at once but he handled it and got my insurance to approve of 2 night stay in hospital due to medical work he performed in addition to cosmetic. The $15000 quote I provided was the bulk of the cost for my face/neck lift (including his fee, Farirfax Hospital's fee, and the anesthesiologist fee). I had additional procedures which cost additional money but actually he is VERY competitive. I found cheaper plastic surgeons but I like the idea of having surgery in the hospital in case something goes wrong. A lot of surgeons don't want to deal with hospitals. I also liked that he was able to do everything at once instead of having me do the medical separate from the cosmetic. The truth is, I have to work and if he couldn't have done it all at once then I would have just skipped the elective work. I don't have time to take off for 2 separate surgeries but I did have time to give myself a full 2 weeks without any stress/responsibilities. I paid approx. $22000 for all elective procedures but as I have said I had a lot of procedures done. I don't intend to have this kind of work performed again other than perhaps some occasional filler, Botox, and skin care.
1 picture 15 days after surgery…
Dr. Mesbahi did an excellent job last year with my oncoplasty (I think that's the word for it) & I trusted him again with my face! To be honest, I never EVER thought I would consider plastic surgery but when you have breast cancer you find yourself in all kinds of new situations, meeting all kinds of doctors you never thought you would have to deal with, and cancer changes you! For me, it was like I realized how much I love my life and how much I want to continue living life to the fullest! And I affirm to myself that I am worth investing in! As far as his work, I think the highest compliment was when I went for my first mammogram post treatment. The tech said "I thought you had surgery?" I said "I did" and I showed her one breast was smaller than the other. She said that was the best surgery she had ever seen. I don't think she said this just to be nice. Update: I am very pleased with his cosmetic work. I would highly recommend him to anyone for either reconstructive or cosmetic work or combination thereof. He answered all of my questions and did a fantastic job. I was concerned because he is young but he is willing to listen & doesn't speak condescendingly to you, hiding behind 40 years of experience. He has technical skill and intuitive understanding of aesthetics. He cares about his patients & his staff is responsive. There are a few appointment cancellations but he is a popular surgeon & so you have to be flexible with his schedule.