San Francisco Plastic Surgery Patient Reviews
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To all of the people who told me that laser hair removal “feels just like little rubber band snaps,” I wish a pox on your future generations. What it REALLY felt like was being attacked by a possessed nail gun.
BUT, don’t let that deter you!! This is a very clean, professional one-stop shop for all manner of beautification procedures. Somehow, reading the brochures in the examination room made all of my early 20s feminist ideals about loving your body as is and saying f*ck commercials and MTV (“to the bean pole models in the magazines, you ain’t it Miss Thing!”) fly out the 4th floor window. There are some seriously fascinating non-surgical and surgical improvements you can do these days. While I may be a traitor to my 60s sisters who worked so hard to make it okay to grow our body hair freely and toss our bras, I am currently signed up for 6 sessions of one of said treatments that is going to allow me instead to throw away my razor and tell my sadistic waxer to go to Hell where Satan obviously invented brazilians in the first place.
Cautionary Note #1: Just like a pair of Ferragamo heels, this sort of beauty-torture does not come cheap. However, they will work out a payment plan, write a letter from the on-site doctor so you can get it paid for through your Flex Spending plan, and/or provide discounts for upfront payment of 3 or 6 laser treatments (10% off and 20% off respectively).
Cautionary Note #2: Try not to get addicted to his place or you will end up looking like that psycho wanna-be Barbie lady on Oprah.
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I came here a few years back to remove some little veins I had popping up on my face from rosacea. Dr. Rajagopal saw to zapping these and then responded to my concern about the “thinker’s wrinkle” with a suggestion for minimal botox in the area. Ladies, stop wasting your money on anti-wrinkle cream and do the deed. Once a year has proven sufficient in preventing the grand canyon from situating itself between my brows. Next up for me was the amazing IPL. For graduating skin, it’s really amazing -a once over zap-all for unwanted freckles and age spots. I gifted myself this on my thirtieth birthday and have vowed to maintain the ritual since. -excellent results.
The center’s newest addition, Dr. Chiu-Collins, is extremely personable, as I’ve had the pleasure of being her patient my past two appointments. She has returned to the bay area (her home) from the OC, where attitudes regarding cosmetic procedures greatly differ from here. I find her perspective refreshing. I’m so happy to have found a place with doctors I can trust regarding my cosmetic goals. The office is comfortable, location convenient, and expertise top notch (I’ve tried a few). Bang for the buck. A+, no shame! Great deals during the year too, so watch for these.
I only recently started getting any procedure done and had gone to another place before coming to see Joy Chintanaroad. She came very highly recommended to me by a long time friend & I have to say honestly -
I will never go to anyone else again.
Joy is warm, very informative, and just all around knows her stuff.
She did EXACTLY what she said she would do, which was Botox, and froze exactly what she said she would freeze on my face.
Im super expressive and wanted to keep that about myself , and was very specific about where I wanted movement and where I did not, and she whole heartedly agreed and VOILA! ZAP! – a lovely smooth forehead with my signature one eyebrow raise.
Your face is important, duh! and you should consider wisely where to go – Joy is an artist as far as Im concerned. Truly. In fact I have an appoint there this weekend!
- Just in time to wipe away those holiday wrinkles from my family
When I decided to zap away my wrinkles, I did a lot of homework before choosing the right place. Based on my research, Joy was hands down the most highly recommend injectables specialist in the city. I was still nervous at first when I arrived for my consult. I’ve definitely never done anything like this before. But Joy’s warm, consultative approach made me feel instantly at ease.
I ended up deciding to go with a combination of Restylane to fill the hollowness under my eyes and Botox for my crowsfeet. While I hate needles, the procedure was pretty quick and painless. Just a few tiny pinches later, I immediately looked so much younger and vibrant. And the cost wasn’t nearly as expensive as I had thought.
For example, the day after St. Parties day, all of my co-workers looked like living hell at work. They all complained to me that I looked so well rested after al the drinking the we had done the night before
If you’ve ever been curious about Botox or fillers, I’d highly recommend picking up the phone and asking for Joy. Or just pop in for a consult! There no reason anymore to have forehead wrinkles… crowsfeet… bags under your eyes…etc. anymore!
Dr. Usha Rajagopal is the BEST DOCTOR EVER!!!! I’ve had two liposuction procedures with her over a few years and she is just wonderful. She always gives you important information regarding what to expect, she never claims to do what cannot be done and truly guides you though the process and what should be a reasonable expectation. Her staff is stellar and makes you feel very comfortable (a difficult thing to achieve when considering surgery). She is very personable and shows great sincerity in the health and well being of her patients (after my first surgery she gave me her home number and actually answered when I called concerned with my bruising…which subsided quickly and turned out to not be a problem at all….how many doctors give their home phone numbers and answer????) I have great results and couldn’t be happier to finally not have the excess that just would not go away no matter my weight or exercise (Really….Saddle Bags are for horses, not my thighs!).
I’ve also seen the nurse practioner there for an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light therapy) for the hyper-pigmentation and she was wonderful as well. I’m planning on continuing these treatments as I get older. Like Karena I am in my 40′s, almost 50 now and want to maintain myself as long as I can afford. All of the treatments I’ve received from Dr. Rajagopal and her staff are the best money I’ve ever spent and more than worth it!
It has now been three years since my Mommy Makeover…and I have to say it was the best thing I could have done for myself. I look and feel fantastic and my body looks healthy and strong. Dr Rajagopal and her staff are fantastic!
I also brought my Mom (lives in Scottsdale) to the office to experience the wonderful treatments from Jeannie Bell, and now my mom makes a twice a year visits to the office. She was so happy to be able to walk out after the treatment with no visible marks or redness.
One day I got tired of being told that I looked tired so I started searching for plastic surgeons to take care of the bags that had accumulated beneath my eyes. After doing a ton of research and going to a bunch of consultations I decided to check out Dr. Rajagopal.
I went into the office for a consultation for the bags under my eyes and I left knowing that she was the one. I felt so comfortable with her and had no fear at all that I was in good hands and that I would come out of the surgery looking great.
The surgery was a huge success and my eyes look absolutely fabulous. Even on my African American skin which can be prone to keloids, there is none whatsoever. Every time I would call the office they were quick to answer my questions and I completely appreciate that.
The clinic is very nice, the receptionist is very nice, and the doctor is a complete artist. The only problem I have now is that she did such a great job on my eyes i’m wanting other things done. :)
I would and have recommended Dr. Rajagopal. They say that the best compliment to a plastic surgeon is to have someone notice you look great but not know why. Well not one person was able to detect that I had my eyes done, they only know I look great.
Thank you Dr. Rajagopal. I’ll be back…………….
As an attractive woman in my forties, maintaining my appearance is of value to me. Several years ago I started going to Dr. Rajagopal’s office for IPL, Intense Pulsed Light treatments, for treatment of hyper pigmentation (melasma) and skin redness (rosacea). Each time, RN Jeannie Bell has performed this procedure with outstanding success. Not only is my skin smooth and even toned, a series of these procedures stimulated collagen growth, restoring that nice springy elasticity of youth to my overstressed facial skin, and also diminished fine lines.
I return about once a year to maintain results, and at every turn have found Dr. Rajagopal and staff to be professional, courteous, and friendly. The office and the building itself is lovely, and if you sign up for their emailing list you will find some amazing specials.
Also, I was surprised to read a review that questioned the expertise of the RN, Jeannie. I worked in medical aesthetics for years and her reputation is widespread and impeccable. One of the things I love about her is her vast knowledge and frankness. You may think you know what you want, but if it’s not in your best interest, she will suggest a more appropriate alternative. Time and again she has steered me and the many I have sent to her in the right direction, and the proof is in the outcome! I love this place and am a happy, loyal patient.
P.S. Since I recently posted this review and was using it to recommend friends to the practice, I am disturbed that it is nowhere to be found. Is this some new Yelp policy, to withhold reviews from people who don’t frequently submit them? I hope to heck not. Unlike the poor, pitiful leftovers from the puppy mill down the road who yap incessantly, I prefer to make one big BARK when something moves me, to the positive or the negative, and I don’t see a point in contributing my time and effort to share a wholehearted view to have it shunted into who-knows-where-ville. Please tell me there’s a better explanation . . .?
I am so happy with my results, as well as every consultation and phone experience I’ve had with Dr. Rajagopal and her staff! I couldn’t be more impressed by how well I’ve been treated! Dr. Rajagopal took a lot of time to answer all my questions, and I never felt rushed. She was so caring and sincere, I felt very at-ease about the whole thing! I’m so glad I decided to go with her for my procedure.
Also the atmosphere of her clinic is super calming and soothing.
As a health care professional myself, I know a lot about medicine and responsible medical advice. This is one of the most responsible and reasonable plastic surgery centers in the Bay Area. Both Dr. Rajagopal and Jeannie are excellent. They tell it to you like it is. Honestly you would think that they would recommend surgery to gain business, but I really appreciate their honestly about what works and what will not work despite my desire to do it. That is the mark of a good plastic surgery center.
I am a long-time devotee and would come back here in a second. I have had microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, dermatofibroma removal and so much more. The staff are always pleasant, organized, prepared, responsible and attentive. I get e-mail reminders and phone calls regarding my appointments which is perfect for me. I never have trouble getting an appointment and they offer lots of promotions throughout the year. Laser hair removal, by far, is the best thing I have ever done. Definitely worth every penny.
I am a repeat customer and would recommend this center to anyone including my family. Outstanding!
I’m back on the market … Yup, you know what that means: I need to look good for my future Mister (whoever he may be) and I need to look drop dead gorgeous to give a big F*** you to the ex.
Part of my new me look requires adding some boobs to my flat chest. I’m not ashamed to say it, YES, I want some tatas, knockers, bazookas, tits. I want my next man to hold on to more body parts than what the ex had.
I am very pleased and thrilled with the boobies Dr. Rajagopal gave me. What God couldn’t provide, Dr. Rajagopal did. She was very thorough explaining the boob job process, the recovery and down time and what I could expect (both worse and best case scenarios). I also had some fat suctioned off my abs, YES, a liposuction. SO…
Anyway, I am pleased with the new ME. I am so pleased with my new boobies that i can’t stop touching them and thank goodness I didn’t lose any nipple sensation in the process . . .
The recovery sucked, but I knew what I was getting into. In the end, it was all worth it. Did I mention how much I love my boobs??
Dr. Rajagopal… you are my Religion!
First of all, sorry for my English (I am from Spain).
My husband and I were pampered with the magical hands of Dr. Rajagopal, and we are very satisfied with the results… and to end up with more money in our pockets as well.
Like another patients said, I am super satisfied. She is the most truthful, honest,well-trained and cost-effective surgeon of the entire Bay Area. And believe me, we’ve met a few physicians, but they were pricey or too radical for what we desired in our faces (Thirties…)
About her team, everybody in the Clinic is very professional, sweet, caring, reliable and available.
Thank you so much for the amazing results!. And speaking straight (I’m spaniard), thank you for take fat from my waist and insert it into my face, lips… and my new eared… wonderful job, I just look great!
And about my husband… he is really happy with his neck liposuction.
I’ll be back soon for my Brazilian butt!… and later for “my breast augmentation”, (husband advice)
so, if you are looking for an awesome result, fast recovery and to keep money in your pocket…I highly recommend Dr. Rajagopal and her team
After the birth of my 7-lb-each twins 3+ years ago, I was left with separated ab muscles and a ton of extra skin on my tummy. I did 3 consults in SF with different plastic surgeons for a “mommy makeover” tummy tuck operation and just felt the most comfortable with Dr. Rajagopal. She gave me a 10% discount because I’m in public service, too. I am now 3 months out, and I LOVE the results. I was a size 14 before the surgery and I fit into a size 8 dress yesterday. She is truly an artist. Also, she “zapped” my scars last week, and although I fully expected to have to pay for that, she didn’t charge me. The laser zapping should make the scars fade to nothing sooner rather than later. I give Dr. Rajagopal 5 stars and an enthusiastic positive recommendation!
This place was recommended to me by a friend, and after doing more of my own research I scheduled a visit for skin consultation. The staff was very professional and Dr. Rajagopal was very knowledgeable and courteous. After spending hours and hours doing my own research on the Internet about the problem, I was very pleased to find out that the staff at this office was on the cutting edge of the matter, and use latest lasers for treatment. The prices were very reasonable too! I definitely recommend San Francisco Plastic Surgery Center.
Dr. Usha is by far the most personable Dr. I’ve met in a long time. I interviewed several plastic surgeons while researching my breast lift and decided to go with Dr. Usha because she was the friendliest, most informed, honest, cost-effective, well-trained Dr. of all the ones I met.
And I wasn’t disappointed. My experience in her surgicenter was comfortable from beginning to end. I was always made warm, was never nauseated (a huge issue for me), and was sent home with a bouquet of flowers in my arms as I was wheeled out to my car (husband waiting to drive me home, of course), pain-med scrips in hand. Follow-ups were just as smooth. And my post-op results are gorgeous. I won’t go into detail but let’s just say the goal was achieved!
I love Dr. Usha and her staff, and as far as I’m concerned, they’ve got a patient for life. In fact, I’ve got a tummy tuck & fat transfer scheduled with her in 3 weeks. Gung ho!!!
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And by the way, the RN’s don’t do EVERYTHING around there…just the non-surgical procedures. Try logic, folks; It works.
i don’t mind telling anyone how old i am, and i am over 50, kids. I have been a botox fan for at least 8 years.Don’t hate. It makes me look pleasant and relaxed when I deal with bratty high school kids. Although I have a great go-to person in the East Bay, I wanted to try Dysport, and she didn’t have it. I googled around and found this place, made an appointment and found the amazing Jeanie!
I have had many an injection from plastic surgeons and nurses, and Jeanie, you are The Best. She got rid of my crows feet and raised my brows back to 1989 in a matter of minutes. I have to give it 5 stars, although it is pricier than my other place, it is definitely worth it.
First time yelper, first review. I’ve never been so intrigued to make a comment.
I absolutely love the results. I was skeptical and worried at first, but the procedure exceeded my expectations and the recovery wasn’t bad at all! The assistants and nurses that work there are very friendly, nice, informative, and patient (they answered ALL of my questions, I had a lot!). Just like someone said below, once you meet Dr. Usha Rajagopal, you’d wish she was your mother! I’m not sure if I can agree with the one comment about her being cold, I’ve visted her more than 5 times (I had 2 consultations, 1 year follow up, and 2 referrals ) and she was extremely friendly every time. You have to admit, for someone as good as her, you HAVE to expect that she’s busy! If you’re interseted, I would definitely go check her out!
I LOVE this practice and here are my reasons why:
1. Dr. Rajagopal and her staff are sincere and genuine. I feel safe walking into her office. I TRUST and KNOW that I will be well taken care of. You will seriously wish Dr. Rajagopal was your mom once you meet her. She is that lovely (both inside and out).
2. Superb treatments. I have had a few things done here and each and every time my experience was awesome. Best, longest lasting results I’ve ever had and I’ve been many places. Jeanie is the best. She knows what she’s doing and does it with perfection.
3. No pressure. In fact, I was advised against doing a surgery that another surgeon had suggested I do because Dr. Rajagopal told me that the results I wanted could not be achieved based on my anatomy and that it would be a waste of money.
4. The office is clean and warm. I always feel very relaxed when I am there, in fact I almost fell asleep during my IPL!
5. The front desk staff are on it. I wanted a procedure done and Jeanie was booked for a month… I asked if they could call me if they had a cancellation (not really thinking I would get a call back) and the very next day they called and I was in two days later.
If you want the best go here. I won’t go anywhere else ever again.
I had written a review a month ago and somehow it got deleted…but my feelings haven’t changed. This place is great. Jeannie is fantastic and really does an amazing job. I highly recommend her for tattoo removal and line-filler/botox type jobs. She’s fantastic. *Not that I am admitting to having them done I had an electronic facial a few months ago and it was alright…the results were nice, but it hurts like a b*tch.I have to borrow this from Gretchen on those “rubber band snap” people- WTF? It DID feel more like a possessed nail gun attacking your face. Pain does equal results here, but I’d have a drink or 4 before this procedure. Also, you can’t beat their pricing…having come from dealing with plastic surgeons in LA (*again, not admitting to anything) I was amazed at the low cost for laser-type things and “injectables” if you will.
I was looking for a place to remove a self inflicted Tattoo. I got this tattoo 25 years ago and it was time for it to go. I asked the pros at Moms Bodyshop what to do and they said go some place that has a Yag lazer not something called a Ruby. This place has a Yag. Took 5 min under the lazer and about half hour in the office. $200 lattor no Tattoo. May have to go in for a 2nd blasting. Healed up in a couple of days. RN did the job fast and professional.
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