Simply the Best, March 25, 2015, 8:46 pm
My vocabulary does not have enough good words to describe Dr. Stuart, his abilities, and his staff. He is Michelangelo with a scalpel and his “right hand woman,” Michelle, is Florence Nightengale and Clara Barton rolled into one. After living as a size 20 -22 for two decades, I lost 60 pounds and have kept the weight off for over four years. The resulting eyelid overhang, Winston Churchill jowls and turkey wattle didn’t match with my newly-svelte 8 – 10 dress size. Dear friends of ours referred us to Dr. Stuart; he had repaired a horrific facial scar caused by an accident, a breast augmentation and a facelift for three members of their family. Their results are spectacular and so are mine. With my husband’s blessing, I wanted my eyes “done,” and my jowls and turkey wattle eliminated. Dr. Stuart suggested, but did not insist upon, a brow lift as well, to which I agreed. I bored Dr. Stuart and Michelle to death begging that I not end up looking like Nancy Pelosi (we’re not Democrats) or Kenny Rodgers (I don’t sing well although I do know the lyrics to his greatest hits) or Joan Rivers (she’s dead). After all, I’m 61 years old and there should be some lines on my face – just not as many and not as deep – and I did want the saggy-baggies removed. Dr. Stuart heard me and did exactly as I asked. From the initial consultation to the post-op care, Dr. Stuart and his staff met my every need. Warm and engaging but absolutely professional, he anticipated many and answered every question no matter how silly. My husband and I were provided with a personal cellphone number even before the procedure. Because I contracted the flu the day before my initially-scheduled surgery, Dr. Stuart sent me home with a prescription for Tamiflu and rescheduled me, at his inconvenience, for a date that fit our calendar. The surgery itself was done in his state-of-the-art facility, assisted by a staff beyond compare who kept my worried husband apprised of my progress. The post-op care was thorough and lovingly administered over several days. My face and neck are even better than I hoped they would be. Our daughters and sons-in-law are in awe, friends whom we’ve haven’t told about my procedure all ask if I’ve lost more weight recently, men young enough to be my sons are “approaching” me, and I love looking in the mirror. Best of all, I’ll feel good about myself at the wedding of our youngest daughter in June. Dr. Stuart is an artist and a good, kind man who has surrounded himself with a staff with the same qualities. If you’re thinking about plastic surgery, do it … but only with Dr. Stuart.