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Patient Stories

I have been a patient of Dr. Gelman's since 2007. Both Dr. Gelman and Laura have been a blessing to me. They answer any questions you may have and make sure you are completely informed and comfortable before your procedure. Over the past 8 years, Dr. Gelman has performed a tummy tuck, mini face lift, upper eye lid blepharoplasty, liposuction and mole removal on me. I continue to see Dr. Gelman regularly for Botox and Juvederm injections and will be sure to use him for any cosmetic procedures in the future. I am completely satisfied with my results; he has gone beyond my expectations! He is a true artist!

-Lisa F.

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did on my breast augmentation. I have wanted the surgery for years, but was fearful. As a person of color, I wanted a plastic surgeon was had experience with my skin type so I didn't keloid, who graduated from a top-notch school and who had success stories regarding their work.

My initial consultation was great. Laura and all the other staff in your office were exemplary. Several staff shared stories of procedures they had and showed pictures of the change. I was excited and comforted to see how enthusiastic your staff were when talking about your work.

The augmentation procedure went off without a hitch. I actually went shopping for new shirts after leaving surgery center. I couldn't wait to put my new free into shirts. My friends complimented my new look and those who hadn't seen me in a while didn't know why I looked different to them. I have no scar and love how I look. My self-esteem increased and at age 47, I wear a bikini on vacations.

Since my surgery, I have referred several close friends and family. Everyone raves about how pleased they are with your services. I wanted to make sure I thanked you again for changing my look, improving my life and being the ultimate plastic surgeon. You are the best and whenever I need a plastic surgeon it will ALWAYS be YOU.

-T.M.L

My story goes back to when I was an adolescent. I was diagnosed with anorexia at age 14 and bulimia at 15 and later binge eating-disorder into college. I've always been unhappy with my body and struggled with my appearance no matter what size I was. I was never happy with who I was on the inside or outside. I got married young and had three beautiful children. As with most women, having babies means a pretty significant change in the body's physical appearance as well as weight gain. I was no exception and gained over 60 pounds with every baby. After my youngest son was born I weighed over 300 lbs, the heaviest I'd ever been, I was suffering through postpartum depression for the Third time and needed to make some changes. I needed a makeover - mind, body and soul.

A friend of mine and I decided to start a modified version of a popular diet program. We spent time together each week meal planning and supported each other daily.  After about three months I had my diet under control and was down 30lbs. I got a gym membership and started seeing a personal trainer. I was working out 5 times a week and maintaining my healthy diet with help from my trainer. He taught me what healthy living really looked like. The hardest thing about diet and exercise is starting, but now, It's the hardest thing to stop.

In September 2015 I reached my 125lbs loss mark. Diet, exercise and intrapersonal growth had transformed me. I felt amazing, but looking in the mirror I saw the damage I did to my body over many years of unhealthy living. I had excess skin almost everywhere. It was getting difficult to wear clothes even. I had considered reconstructive surgery and began to research it more in depth and find a surgeon who could really help me.

I consulted with different doctors to get their recommendations. I met with Dr. Gelman and he was by far the most qualified physician and more important, someone who wanted to help with my whole mind and body make over. He wasn't just another plastic surgeon telling me what I wanted to hear, giving me unrealistic expectations or trying to scam me out of money. He genuinely wanted to be the doctor to help make my physical makeover complete.  He was realistic and explained everything thoroughly at the time of my initial consultation.  We decided on a three part surgery plan. The first surgery took place in October for an extended tummy tuck and mini arm lift. The second in January for an Interior, anterior and outer thigh lift. And the third surgery in May for a breast lift with augmentation. Dr. Gelman was incredibly informative and went over each procedure carefully prior to surgery and met with me several times for follow up to make sure my recovery and healing process was a success. He even helped tailor a plan with my trainer for my workouts when I was able to return to the gym.

I spent almost a year of my time with Dr. Gelman and his staff. Laura, his clinic manager, is always there to help with questions and made me feel comfortable with every visit.  I can honestly say that I felt like I was being cared for like family.

And my RESULTS! I can't even begin to describe how spectacular the results are. I feel and look amazing! Dr. Gelman truly reconstructed my body to match my inside! I'm so happy bank to have found him!

-Anna H.

After bariatric surgery and losing a substantial amount of weight, I summoned all the courage I had and decided to consult a plastic surgeon. At my age of 60 plus years, it was a big step for me to even consider surgery. Meeting Dr. Gelman was truly reassuring. I appreciated Dr. Gelman's approach to my body challenges. He was conscious of my insecurities and he explained surgical procedures that would help me. He spent time providing thorough information regarding procedures and options. He answered all questions and reassured me that he could help. The results of my abdominalplasty procedure are amazing. Dr.Gelman's artistic skill and perfectionism have proven to be transforming. I am still in awe every time I look down. The successful result of my upper arm reduction is another example of Dr.Gelman's skill and ability. My experience has been life changing. The results are helping to build my self-confidence and self-esteem. I am sincerely grateful for the professionalism and the compassion shown to me by Dr. Gelman and his supportive medical staff. My entire experience has been positive. I most highly recommend Dr.Gelman and his staff.

-Judy S.

 

Dr. Gelman performed a breast augmentation and lift after having 3 babies within 5 years.  I felt deformed and unfeminine with one completely flat breast and a sagging barely b-cup. Dr. Gelman gave me a newfound confidence and couldn't have asked for a better surgery and recovery. I was able to take care of a 4 year old, 2 year old, and baby within a week. I could not be happier with the size of my breasts as well. Dr. Gelman was honest in what would be too large for my body frame. I'm currently 32 years old and feel more confident than I did in my 20s.

-Mollie C.

Testimonials

I am completely satisfied with my results, he has gone beyond my expectations! He is a true artist!

-Lisa F.

Since my surgery, I have referred several close friends and family. Everyone raves about how pleased they are with your services. I wanted to make sure I thanked you again for changing my look, improving my life and being the ultimate plastic surgeon. You are the best and whenever I need a plastic surgeon it will ALWAYS be YOU.

-T.M.L

I could not be happier with the size of my breasts. Dr. Gelman was honest in what would be too large for my body frame. I'm currently 32 years old and feel more confident than I did in my 20s.

- Mollie C.

My experience has been life changing. The results are helping to build my self-confidence and self-esteem. I am sincerely grateful for the professionalism and the compassion shown to me by Dr. Gelman and his supportive medical staff. My entire experience has been positive. I most highly recommend Dr.Gelman and his staff.

- Judy S.

I can't say enough about Dr. Gelman and my amazing results. I'm so glad I chose him for my plastic surgery. I would highly recommend him for his knowledge, patient care, and artistry. He is the whole package!

- S.B

Thank you so much for changing my life! I'm so happy with your artistry! Thank you for sharing your gift with me.  You are truly blessed! Your work is phenomenal. 

G.C.

Laura thank you for making one of the best decisions of my life one of the easiest! You are the best!

G.C.