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SkinCareKathy's Review of: Dr. Jeannette Martello

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
December 22, 2010, 1:05 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Jeannette Martello (My Profile)
South Pasadena
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   SkinCareKathy (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   June 15, 2009
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


My name is Kathy. I am a 65 year old aesthetician. I was born in Budapest, Hungary seven months before World War II. I have always wanted to look my best. Everything was going fine until I reached menopause at age 47. My weight started to creep up from hormone replacement. Every morning when I looked at myself in the mirror without my clothes on, I hated what I saw. The fat on my tummy was thick underneath the skin. The disgusting extra skin hung over itself like wrinkled material when I bent over and this reminded me of my poor mother. I also had extra loose skin on my back underneath my bra line. Even though I worked out at the gym, I was disgusted with myself and felt completely helpless. I started to think more and more about having a tummy tuck and some liposuction. I knew that I couldn’t afford these surgeries, but I stashed some cash away in an envelope every few weeks. I saved this money just in case I decided to have the surgeries performed someday.
When I went to meet Dr. Martello in consultation, I was very impressed with her. She was very honest and knowledgeable. She was not at all pompous like the other male doctors were. I felt comfortable with her. After reading her list of credentials, I was even more impressed.
I decided to have Dr. Martello perform a tummy tuck and liposuction on me. I was especially fearful of the general anesthesia. For support, my plastic surgeon held my hand while I was put to sleep. The day after my surgery, at the doctor’s office, when Dr. Martello removed the binder that I wore around my belly, I was so surprised at how slim I had become! Dr. Martello took measurements in her office at 5 weeks after surgery. My waist went down from 42 ½ inches to 33 ¾ inches!
After my recovery, it was so nice to wear form-fitting clothes again. The old pants just didn’t fit me anymore. They were very, very baggy. All the skirts with fixed beltlines were also loose on me. I had to buy totally new skirts. I enjoyed my new, trim and “girlish” look very much. I got compliments from many people. I fulfilled my old dream. And it was all well worth it! Thank you Dr. Martello and to all your caring staff!

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