Dear Dr. Schoenfeld,
All of my life, which is almost twenty-one years now, I've been a happy person who tried to look past the breathing difficulties I experienced and the unfortunate appearance of my very large nose. As I grew older, though, I became more and more bothered by my deviated septum, and in the back of my thoughts I constantly worried and was disappointed with my nose. I felt like I had to apologize for people having to look at me, and I wanted a change. I wished more than anything that I could feel more confident about my facial appearance, but I was scared about the process of surgery, the recuperation time, and the end result. I didn't want people saying to me, Did you get a nose job?
The best decision I ever made was to make an appointment with you. You helped me feel at ease and happy about confronting my fears. Thank you for being so approachable and supportive. I had heard that you were one of the best doctors in the area to go to, and people were right! You and your wonderful staff made me comfortable and excited about my decision to have rhinoplasty and deviated septum surgery. As soon as I woke up from the painless surgery, I could breathe completely freely. Since the recovery, I have never felt so good about myself or more confident about my appearance. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Hello Dr. Schoenfeld,
I hope you are doing well.
This message is long over due but I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the rhinoplasty procedure you did for me. When you told me you could make me look "awesome", I really didn't believe you. I thought you were just giving me a sales pitch.
I had a slight curve on nose. People used to say I had a boxer's nose. You straightened out my nose and added a slight tip to it. Now my nose is straight and the tip gives my face a softer look. Now when I look in the mirror I think that I do look "awesome"!
You also performed a procedure on my turbonites(sp). I used to get sinusinfections all the time due to my allergies. Sincemy procedure I haven't had any sinus infections and I'm breathing and feeling great.
You and your staff are really great. After each appointment, I would remember that I had one more question. Your staff would take the time to find the answers to my questions. When I got home I would have more questions. You were very responsive to my emails and phone calls.
I really appreciate what you and your staff have done for me. I definitely believe your work has given me a better quality of life.
Dear Dr. Schoenfeld,
I had a rhinoplasty many years ago that left me disfigured.It was horrifying to looking the mirror after an elective operation, hating what I saw, realizingI made a terrible, irreversible decision for vanity. My original nose may have been a bit too large, but the surgeon made my nose too small and with an odd angle that sapped the character from my face. Structurally, the first surgeon also damaged my nasal valves and tip, and failed to correct my deviated septum. More recently I found myself having troublesupporting glasses.
I had seen several surgeons who had either said my problems were unfixable or who otherwise advised against operating. I despaired for a long time but fortunately I saw Dr. Schoenfeld's name listed in the Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington, DC's top surgeons and made an appointment. From the first visit onward, Dr. Schoenfeld was compassionate and respectful. It was such a relief to find at last a surgeon who not only saw the problems I saw in the mirror -- and those not visible -- but also who said he could fix them.
Given the trauma of my first surgical experience, I was terrified before my revision rhinoplasty and septoplasty but Dr. Schoenfeld made himself available by both email and phone, and was very accepting of my questions and concerns. At no point did he pressure me to have surgery. His staff was also very supportive and attentive. Still I was, frankly, doubtful whether Dr. Schoenfeld, or any surgeon, for that matter could make the incredible revisionshe proposed, and that I would be satisfied.
Fortunately the operation was a complete success. I was able to breathe better within five minutes of waking up from the operation and my nose has been miraculously reshaped so that it better suits the contours of my face. And fortunately my insurance covered the functional portions of the operation.
It is four weeks post-surgery and recovery, although slow,continues apace. The character has been restored to my face and I no longer look in the mirror forlorn. Sometimes I even giggle. I am amazed that anyone could possibly do what Dr. Schoenfeld had done merely by manipulating and rearranging septal tissue. I am so grateful to Dr. Schoenfeld for having healed me both physically and aesthetically.
Dear Dr. Schoenfeld, File this under "Fan Mail!" I am so grateful to you for your professional skills, care, and personal courtesy to my family during the surgery to repair my face. I have recovered in good form and consider myself very fortunate. All the Best,
This is to let you know that which you already knew: what a splendid person and surgeon is your Dr. Schoenfeld. I just met Dr. Schoenfeld about five years ago when I had a serious problem with removed melanoma performed elsewhere which resulted in a collapsed septum and increased difficulty breathing. Having enquired from several doctors as to where I should go, they recommended Dr. Schoenfeld. From our initial visit with him he instilled great confidence and, more importantly, a wonderful, instantaneous rapport and relationship, both with me and my wife, Mary. The surgery was completely successful and my sleeping has been effortless since. Two years ago, I discussed with Dr. Schoenfeld the possibility of a major facial cosmetic surgery. Without pressure or undue persuasion in any way he went through the probability of success, the problems associated with the surgery and the follow up. I decided as I had such confidence with him to go ahead this February last. The operation was completely successful and I feel far more comfortable and uninhibited both by myself and with others. Dr. Schoenfeld is a doctor who epitomizes the proverbial perfect bedside manner. I felt from the beginning, having had ample occasion to talk with him and assess his abilities that I was in good hands and in that assessment I was totally justified. His is a wonderful personality, very positive, very upbeat, which infectiously he imparts to the patient. He is now not just our doctor but a very good friend. If ever his schedule permits, which is doubtful, we have invited him and his family to spend a weekend with us. I hope that may still ultimately be realized. If any of our friends contemplate cosmetic surgery I will take great pleasure in placing them in his competent and caring hands. From our two happy experiences with him, it would be a case of Res Ipsa Loquitur. Sincerely yours,
Dear Dr. Schoenfeld, I wanted to thank you so much for your care and for successfully repairing what three previous surgeons could not. After three failed septoplasty / rhinoplasty surgeries, I was pretty close to giving up and settling for a lifetime of breathing and sleeping difficulties. When you were recommended to me, I was delighted by your enthusiasm, optimism, and confidence in being able to fix all the previous damage. After the surgery, I am happy to report that I feel about 100% better: I can breathe easily, sleep peacefully, and no less important, I am pleased with the way I look! Thank you Dr. Schoenfeld! Sincerely,
Hi Dr. Schoenfeld, Changing a feature on your face can be a frightening venture. After a lot of research and thought three years ago, I decided that I would go see Dr. Schoenfeld for a consultation and see what he could do to slightly modify my nose. Two weeks later I had the procedure that changed my life. You know a job well done when people notice something different about you, but cannot tell weather you have gotten a new hair cut or a new shade of blush. I have a new confidence about me and my quality of life has improved tremendously. Dr. Schoenfeld was professional, classy, and 100% comforting throughout the entire process. I am a satisfied customer and could not be happier with my results. Thank you,
Dr. Schoen feld literally changed my life.I had consulted with plastic surgeons before, but Dr. Schoenfeld made me feel comfortable right away. Not only did he listen to me and understand that one size doesn’t fit all. He BELIEVED in me - he knew, and made me believe, that I would still be me just better! I suffered no pain with the recovery. Sure, it was uncomfortable for a few days, but it was never painful. And within two weeks of the surgery I knew that my life would never be the same. I think the biggest change is one that other people can't see. Do I look better? YES! But also feel better! I now have new energy and a new, more positive attitude and it is apparent to everyone who knows me and everyone I meet. For the first time in my life I introduce myself to people,smile and talk, without hose old anxieties of what THEY were noticing about me.The surgery has removed a barrier that didn't allow me to be myself. I meet someone new almost every time I go out now, as opposed to hanging with the same old crowd all night long. And I'am dating! Thanks again for everything Doc! You're the best. I look forward to seeing you on the 15th.
When Renu Med Spa was just opening before it was even decorated, I took a chance. It was my last hope. I have acne. I've had it since I was in middle school and now I am a college graduate. In the past I tried everything that was made to help fight acne. To be honest, I was tired of getting my hopes up and not seeing results. During my first appointment with Dr. Philip Schoenfeld, he told me about the Med Spa and all the wonderful things it can do for some one in my position. I'm thinking, "yea I've heard this before." Sitting in this big leather chair I had this little voice in my head saying this is a waist of time, I've got to go back to work. I met Michelle, the med spa coordinator and their aestheticians and they were so real. They didn't sweet talk me, they said how it really needed to be told. The treatments were backed with medical explanations that helped me control the degree of blemishes that were accruing. They took their time when treating me; Michele never made me feel rushed. I feel good. A big part of my life, something that would affect my self esteem, has been changed for the best. Do I see results? Yes, and people who know me compliment the results. Once a nightmare now a fairy tail, and me a queen. If it means that much to you, don't give up.
The best part about my facelift is that no realizes I've had one... but everyone mentions how great I look!!! (Actually everyone's first guess is that I changed my hair style so my hairdresser is getting a lot of credit for your work!!) My neck is the envy of every woman over 45!! Dr. Schoenfeld took the time to understand what I wanted and was straightforward in letting me know what he could and could not deliver... I knew what to expect every step of the way. People don't believe how little pain I had... 5 and 1/2 hours of surgery and the worst discomfort was a little itching under the bandages. See you soon.