Surgery Review - Lynnwood, WA - This will be a bit of a long read but I hope it's enough information to help someone looking for a surgeon. All surgeries are intense but something about plastic surgery, in knowing we are choosing to do something to ourselves that is not (always) medically necessary, that is invasive and expensive is frankly pretty scary and having the right surgeon makes a world of difference.A little over two years ago I seriously began considering a "Mommy Make-Over" and made an appointment with a doctor in MLT. I googled plastic surgeons near me and called the first one I saw and when I met him I liked him. The office manager was also very nice, looking back I think I may have actually liked her a little more than the doctor himself, I left their office happy, sure I'd end up going with them. I had a TON of questions and ended up with two follow-ups, the second with a new doctor. She was VERY nice and had I met her first I may have stayed with that office but having a stranger walk into the room left me feeling like I'd been passed on to someone else - like the fact that I'd had more questions was annoying and I wasn't worth the initial doctor's time any more. Flash forward a year later and I googled plastic surgeons near me again and this time came across Dr. Jonov. The office was able to schedule my consultation pretty quickly and the first visit was very comfortable considering how uncomfortable this type of visit can be! The thing I liked the most was that Dr. Jonov was able to "draw" on my pictures (using his computer) which gave me a visual of his intent, of what the surgery could/would do for me. This may sound like a small thing but when you're researching, trying to decide what you'll look like it's hard when you don't see a "before" that looks like you.I did not schedule surgery that day, I needed to be sure I was "worth" the amount of money I was going to spend, but he had answered all of my questions and in a manner I appreciated, straightforward and direct. I did leave with injections though, nothing was overdone and he left some of the life on my face. Meaning I'm 47 years old and 47 year olds have wrinkles -- I didn't want them gone just softened which he did wonderfully. About 6(ish) months later I did end up going back for a second injection under my eye area ( I do not remember the name!) to plump the hollows a little bit more, Dr. Jonov explained my options, the differences in the amount of fillers he could use and what each would do. I admired and appreciated the fact that when I asked him about a couple alternatives to the procedures I'd initially asked about as well as a possible second injection/filler around my mouth he straight out said he would not do either simply because it would not benefit ME. He could have very easily pulled in more money by giving me additional fillers I did not need and perhaps even the other procedures but that was not what was important to him.I left the office that day with my surgery scheduled - breast lift, tummy tuck with abdominal muscle repair and flank lipo. Everyone in his office has been beyond amazing as well - Belinda and Nicole, Laura and Jessica - small things from walking into the office and them knowing my name without my needing to identify myself to offering me something to drink and asking how I am to the 'bigger' things such as answering my many (MANY) questions pre and post surgery. Pre surgery: During my pre-op visit Laura answered my many pre-op questions with kindness and patience, she went into detail my post-op care, making sure I understood everything. From that visit, she's responded to every email I've sent without making me feel like I'm being a pain by asking "too many" questions. Everyone in the office has treated me to the same kindness and patience and believe me, I've asked a LOT of questions!! The anesthesiologist calling the night before was a very pleasant surprise (I don't remember her name!) and yet another warm and inviting person.Surgery: The day of surgery, the small talk while being marked up by Dr. Jonov still makes me smile. Is there anything more uncomfortable than standing naked in front of a man and having your body marked up with everything to be removed? Not much but it was only momentary and that small talk helped put me at ease.I don't remember a lot after that other than walking into the surgery area, saying hello to the anesthesiologist, laying down and then waking up. But I remember kindness, caring and concern. My recovery/healing was easy - with the exception of if I pulled on the drain or coughed (that hurt!) I did not feel pain throughout my recovery, not like I'd read/seen others had experienced. Getting in and out of my binder was uncomfortable and if I wasn't careful it "hurt" but was not painful. At each post-op visit Jessica and Laura have been supportive and very encouraging. I love the fact that Jessica picked up on the fact that I can be inpatient and has been very straightforward in keeping me grounded, reminding me "you're only at xx weeks". I've had a ton of questions, concerns and things that have scared me so her support in general has been great!!At my 5 week check-up I'd teased Dr. Jonov about something he'd said, telling him that I hadn't posted my review yet and that it could still go either way -- he laughed at that, another thing I appreciated about him, his sense of humor, I already knew I was going to give a good review of course, that was never in question, not for me but it was fun to tease him just the same.I am now just shy of 8 weeks, my scars are healing beautifully, the ones on my breasts have faded quite a bit more than I would have expected at this point and the one on my stomach is low and straight. This may sound like a "what'd you expect" comment but I've seen many, MANY, videos and pictures with scars that are almost a U or zig-zag in shape so Dr. Jonov's skill is again GREATLY appreciated. Read reviews yes, of course, but take everything you read with a grain of salt, mine included, I did -- After my first meeting with Dr. Jonov I did some research on him and while most of the reviews I read were positive there were a few not-so-much-so. The "negative" comments I read seemed to have more to do with personality differences. I appreciate Dr. Jonov's sense of humor, the straight shooter way he'd answer my questions. I never doubted that he was there for me simply because he'd stop and turn back to me if I had one more question even when he already had one foot out the door. I chose Dr. Jonov for that reason as much as anything else. I can say without a doubt that I am 100% happy with my choice and have recommended Dr. Jonov to more than one person.
I had some fillers done and I enjoyed every part of the experience. I was expecting some pain and bruising since I had this procedure done in the past somewhere else, where there was a lot of both involved. I was very impressed with Dr. Jonov. I felt no pain and was amazed that there was no bruising. It's now a week later, and I am very happy with my results. I look fresh and nothing about the result looks un-natural. Thanks again to Dr. Jonov and his staff.
From the beginning I've been very please with the outcome of my breast augmentation surgery. Even while I was in the beginning stages of healing I could tell that things were going to look great once I was healed, and I was right. I'm very thankful that I found Dr. Jonov to perform my surgery. I get a lot of compliments of how great my breasts look, and even how they look natural. I still am amazed just how great they look!
This is going to be a bit long winded... first. I hardly ever leave reviews but I feel like this was a definite one I needed to leave. I actually get to compare the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery with their competitor down the the street- Cosmetic Surgery Arts Center. I originally googled close facilities near me in Lynnwood. Getting a consultation with Dr. Jonov from the gallery was easy and I instantly fell in love with the staff and how great the whole process was. The place is state of the art, I was impressed with their surgery suite and you could tell the doctor knew what he was doing. Fast forward and I was trying to figure out the financing part of it all. My goal was an abdominoplasty, muscle repair, and lipo on my hips. $10108. They offer a couple different financing options which was pretty awesome. I ended up getting my days off work and everything was set. There was some miscommunication and I thought I'd have to go someplace else being that I couldn't change my work dates off. So I scheduled a consultation with their competitor the surgery of arts place. Now as a background. I work at a hospital as a supervisor. I'm used to the medical world and can "see" things that some don't. Making an appt for a consultation was easy. I showed up and immediately I could see the difference between the two places. The two facilities are actually right down the road from each other. As I walked into the Cosmetic Surgery Arts Center here's where the differences came. This place was clearly older and a bit outdated. There wasn't anyone else in the waiting room where the other place was packed. The receptionist- she was super nice but I found out she had only been there for 6 months. Which is a red flag by itself. Most people that work at places like this stay there for a long time... She also seemed nervous when mentioning the doctors name. The nurse acted strange also. Like they were uncomfortable with Dr Wortham. It's hard to explain. When the dr came into the cramped room I was instantly put off. He had no concept of personal space. Yes. I understand that I would need to flip up my shirt to show what I needed help with. But the moment he came into the room he came way too close to me and into my bubble. It gave me the creeps. I still stayed to get his opinion. To summmarize- he said he couldn't help me with my beer belly. He could take my money but I wouldn't like my results. And he mocked his competitor to think they could help me. Maybe if I lost more weight first. I got the general impression he just didn't want to deal with me so he said whatever to shoo me away. I went to the car and cried. My beer belly was my diastasis recti that had a 4 inch separation. Thanks for making me feel like dirt dr Wortham. From the car I called the Gallery back hoping something got worked out and it did!!!! Nicole had talked to Dr Jonov and they worked things out to get me done after all. I was so relieved!!!! I had my preop appointment, got my paperwork, medication I needed to fill, and other supplies needed. Something that seriously impressed me was that he had some all natural supplies to get- vitamins, minerals etc. you don't see this very often and I give major kudos!!!! Surgery was 5 days ago. I came into the office, got dressed into my gown, and laughed with their staff. Not kidding- they are freaking awesome. Even the anesthesiologist! I couldn't stop laughing and smiling with all of them :). When it was time for the actual surgery I talked with the doctor who marked my skin and was super cool and confident about everything and then I went into the surgery suite, hopped on their table, was given an iv and boom. I don't remember a thing lol. It's been quite the healing process because it was such a major surgery but I am beyond happy with my results so far!!!!! My stomach is soooooo small and this is even with me still swelling. I will touch base again in maybe a week or so. I wanted to write this ASAP so maybe I can help somebody out there make their decision easier. Dr Jonov and his team are amazing. DO NOT go to their competitor!! Save your self esteem!