I am a male in his 40’s who has suffered from cystic acne scarring for decades. After multiple rounds of laser treatments and microneedling over the years with mediocre results at best, I found Dr. Sadove through Realself and am thankful that I did. Dr Sadove, who has many lasers at his disposal, never once conveyed that lasers were the answer to my rolling and boxcar acne scars on my face. He, in fact, said they would do little to nothing. Instead, he offered subcision with fat transfer as his recommendation. I am glad he did because the improvement in my scars far surpassed anything that I have experienced in the past 20 years (and I have seen many cosmetic and plastic surgeons). Not important they are on realself but I prefer to maintain my aonly did the results exceed my expectations but also the personal attention and interest Dr. Sadove demonstrated in helping me. He clearly has a passion for his craft and it showed in how he approached every detail in my face. Although a “full-face” subcision with fat transfer is far from painless (not bad though either), Dr. Sadove and his staff made me feel very comfortable with both their bedside manner and how informative they were before, throughout, and after procedure. I never felt like they had other patients to attend to that day. If you are looking for an amazing plastic surgeon and staff, I would highly recommend Dr. Sadove. (My apologies for no photos, I know how nonymity).
tbone16 (realself)Outstanding Experience and Results
SUBCISION AND FAT TRANSFER FOR ACNE SCARS/CRATERS:
Dr. Sadove is truly an artist and i respect his technique. He made sure that the procedure was PAINLESS. It was PAINLESS! Even the area where he did lipo on the hip to take that fat and bring it under my facial scars. He recommended fat since fillers don’t last…WHY DON’T OTHER SURGEONS TELL YOU THIS?! I felt comfortable in his care and i felt like I could trust being in his hands because of his knowledge and confidence in this procedure. I am 35 y/o and have been suffering for years with trying to get rid of acne scarring from high school. It’s been a frustrating process with little improvements and lots of money spent. I got this procedure two days ago and am still healing so I can’t speak of the outcome yet but I can speak on the actual surgery. He made sure I didn’t feel anything…He even had the staff massage my feet to calm me down during the procedure with relaxing music, distracting conversation, positive affirmations and soft touches of the hand every now and then. He even numbed me before numbing me so i didn’t even feel the needles!!! Dr. Sadove is very professional, confident in his work and highly skilled with his technique. He spent 3 hours on me when we were only supposed to do 1 hour…He told his next appointment they had to wait since i changed my mind at not getting CO2 laser and this treatment instead at the last minute. The Dr was even gracious enough NOT TO CHARGE ME EXTRA for a more intense procedure. I am thankful to have found him because he seems to be more informed, experienced and advanced with his technique in some areas than other surgeons but allows you to decide in the end on what is best for you personally. In the end, I chose what he felt was best for my acne scars since I still had acne scars after 2 intense CO2 LASER treatments and have been tired of the same old results. Any other surgeon would recommend CO2 LASER but he was clear on the fact that CO2 LASER is not the best solution at getting rid of craters from acne. Thousands of dollars later I wish someone would have said so sooner. I watched YouTube videos after my surgery (I went in not knowing what it was exactly) and realized patients were complaining of pain during the Subcision process. I had no pain with Dr. Sadove. I also saw how some surgeons went in through all areas of the face which you’d think would leave scars but Dr Sadove went in through the corners of the mouth…brilliant!!! Hopefully the outcome is as brilliant as Dr Sadove’s technique and skill level during the surgery. I will keep everyone updated on realself.com on my progress under “acnescarringprincess.” I will also have more details by the end of this month!!
Acnescarringprincess (realself)SUBCISION AND FAT TRANSFER FOR ACNE
I struggled with rolling scars for about 8 years from a terrible acne outbreak in my teen years. Dr. Sadove allowed me to regain my confidence by almost completely eliminating these scars using his subcision and fat injection technique. After having tried countless microdermabrasion, chemical peels and lasers, Dr. Sadove came through with his procedure. I am extremely pleased with the results and would recommend him to anyone with the same issue I had.
marialee316 (realself)I struggled with rolling scars for about 8 years