Board Certified Facial
Plastic Surgeon

Full spectrum facial plastic surgery. Elegantly skilled in both surgical and non-surgical approaches to facial aesthetics. Excellence in plastic surgery of the face, head, and neck.

INTRODUCTION

“Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery is a balance
of artistry, technical skill, and surgical judgment.”

Dr. Johnny Mao welcomes you to his website. If you are considering facial plastic surgery, you have come to the right place to exceed your expectations. Dr. Mao is triple board certified and ultra-specialized in facial plastic surgery and is at the forefront of the latest facial cosmetic surgery techniques. From minor injections of BOTOX® and fillers to major procedures for aging face and rhinoplasty, Dr. Mao strives for perfection and achieves natural looking results.

He and his partner, board-certified general plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Restifo, has extensive experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and aesthetic rejuvenation for the entire body. Every patient’s treatment plan is customized and balanced for the optimal visual effect. Come experience the consistently excellent results from Dr. Mao and his wonderful caring staff. He wants to help you look and feel your best without changing your individuality.

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Reviews

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Highly recommend Dr. Mao’s practice. Dr. Mao and his entire staff have exceeded my expectations from beginning to end.
Brandon DeRose
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I had facelift done with Dr. Mao recently. Absolutely thrilled with the results . I literally look 20 years younger. Dr. Mao is brilliant. His staff is amazing. Amanda explained everything to me in details. She was with me during entire recovery, talking , texting, total total gem. Arrisa is a phenomenal PA, she was with me during my recovery, did an amazing job with injectables. My lips look awesome. If I could give more that 5 stars , I would. Super professional, friendly front desk people. Totally totally recommend. Must go there to have your own experience. Thank you! Kindly Ingrid
ingrid vitkute
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PA Arissa was AMAZING for my injections. I’ve been to numerous doctors in San Francisco and across the country, and her results have been my favorite. She really listened to what I was looking for (as natural as possible, lifting up my eyes, etc) and her injections were really well done. No bruising and minimal swelling. I will absolutely be coming back because I really liked how she listened to what I was going for and made great corrections that worked well for my face. Entire office is very kind and professional.
Amelia Eldridge
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Dr. Mao is very knowledgeable and experienced. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a trustworthy surgeon!
Anna Chung
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I recently had the pleasure of visiting Mao Facial Plastic Surgery for my first experience with lip fillers, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results and the service I received. After talking with my injector we decided on one syringe of Juvederm Ultra, and my injector, Arissa Schweiss, was absolutely fantastic. Arissa Schweiss, a key member of Dr. Mao’s team, she was incredibly thorough in her approach. Before the procedure, she took the time to explain everything to me in detail, from the ingredients in the Juvederm Ultra filler to what I could expect during and after the injection process. Her expertise and patience made me feel very comfortable, especially since this was my first time getting lip fillers. During the procedure, Arissa's precision and gentle technique were impressive. She took great care in ensuring that the filler was distributed evenly, resulting in beautifully natural-looking lips. What truly stood out to me was her attentiveness to my comfort level throughout the entire process. She frequently checked in to make sure I was feeling okay and explained each step as she went along. Arissa also provided me with comprehensive aftercare instructions, ensuring I knew how to take care of my lips to achieve the best possible results. She was very patient in answering all of my questions and made sure I felt confident about the aftercare routine. Another highlight of my experience was that I had some leftover filler from the initial syringe. Arissa was able to save it for future touch-ups, which was a thoughtful and practical solution that I greatly appreciated. This level of care and consideration truly sets Mao Facial Plastic Surgery apart. My experience was shown with genuine care from the entire team, making my first-time experience with lip fillers incredibly positive. I highly recommend this clinic and will definitely return for any future cosmetic needs. (The picture was taken immediately after injections)
jacklyn Taylor
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Couldn’t be happier with the service and results I got from DR.Mao! Arissa guided me the whole way explaining everything to me in detail even txted me almost daily making sure I loved my results and was doing okay!
Jessica k.
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Highly recommend Dr. Mao! The office is clean and elegant. The staff is amazing. Arissa was absolutely wonderful and made me feel extra beautiful. She exceeded my expectations! I have cheeks bones and a jaw line for the first time in my life and have never felt so confident! For all your beauty needs, this is the place!
Ashley Caldwell
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I had an amazing experience with my Botox injections! Thanks to Dr. Mao, the results are fantastic. I feel more confident and refreshed. Highly recommend!"
Jung Lee
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This practice is amazing! So welcoming, clean, and the staff is very friendly. I’ve gone to Arissa multiple times now for microneedling and have seen such great results in such a short time. They use top notch products. I will be back in the future!
Emery Raynor
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I can’t say enough about Dr. Mao’s practice! Every time I’ve left my results have been nothing short of amazing. I’ve gone to other places in the past for fillers and botox and have never had results that looked so natural and lasted for a long time. I’ve had different procedures done and everytime they take the time to go over all the post recommendations and answer any of my questions.I always come out feeling confident and loving the results ! If you’re looking for the place this is it. Thank you to the staff for always being so welcoming and accommodating!
Jacqueline Smiles
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I highly recommend Dr Mao’s office! I had a great experience with him, his PA Arissa, and all office staff. Everyone was friendly and made me feel so comfortable answering any questions I had. Will never go anywhere else!
Jennifer Sperlazza
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I saw Arissa the PA at Dr. Mao's office for a liquid facelift and I wish there were more than 5 stars to give! From the moment I walked into the office I was blown away. The office esthetic is regal and luxurious, yet clean and inviting. The front office staff was polite and welcoming. Arissa made me feel comfortable and prepared me for my treatment. I had lost a lot of volume in my face (volume aka face fat lol) and was really not enjoying my appearance. After reviewing some treatment options we landed on the liquid facelift, and I walked out of her office looking 10 years younger! I am beyond happy with my visit, with my treatment, and with Arissa! Everything about this experience has exceeded all of my anticipations (because I wasn't sure what to expect!). If you had been thinking about scheduling with Arissa, don't wait!! She's the one you want to book with!
Miranda Peralta
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Dr. Mao are phenomenal and professional!! He took the time to explain the procedure to myself, my wife and her family members, answered all of questions, and had fabulous bedside manner. The team was wonderful in discussing available options to achieve best results. The staff is so talented and equally as approachable. I give the team my highest praises and encourage you to consult with them!
sae kim
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I came to Dr.Mao’s for liquid rhinoplasty and walked away extremely happy and satisfied with the results. Dr. Mao's physician's assistant Arrisa performed the injections with precision and she did an amazing job and I couldn’t be any happier. The before and after photos speak for themselves. She gave me a bridge and a more defined nose where before, it was wider and I always struggled to keep my glasses on. With my new nose came a slimmer face even tho none were injected in my cheeks. Needless to say, coming to Dr. Mao’s office was the best decision. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their office to anyone looking to have liquid rhinoplasty done.
Frances Ly
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excellent!
min shin
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My experience with Dr Mao, Arissa , Amanda and all staff was beyond my expectations! If I could rate higher it’s a 10++ I had been contemplating a neck lift for several years. From my first consultation through my recovery, the level of care was top notch. Dr. Mao is very down to earth which immediately put me at ease . Dr. Mao’s expertise helped me determine the work that best aligned with my rejuvenation goals. I ended choosing to do face lift ,neck lift and my eyes. Amanda was very efficient setting up my surgery and ensuring I was fully ready to go with detailed instructions. Arissa, met me the day after my surgery which fell on a Saturday with calm enthusiasm and incredible diligence in after surgery care. I had a small complication that I would never have realized as Arissa always was so calm, friendly and determined .. I refer to her as my angel as my healing and recovery went so well because of her attention and patience. I have and will continue to recommend all friends , family and anyone I can share how ecstatic I am with my overall beautiful results I literally get compliments all the time on how great I look ..refreshed and glowing. It is so natural and just a great refresh ., if I wasn’t such an open book no one would have know I had work done. The price point was absolutely inline with the standard prices in Ct., actually a bit better than most . My whole experience was well worth my investment. Speaking from the heart ♥️ at 61 years young this has given me an overall boost to all areas of my life mind, body and soul ..a big robust rejuvenation that I am forever grateful for. Thank you Dr. Mao, Amanda and Arissa for inspiring me to become and be better 🙏🩷🥰 I cannot wait to share my before and after photos
Dorothy Satti
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Dr. Mao is the best! I’m 2 weeks post Op for Otoplasty and he did an incredible job. I have so much more confidence in myself. You won’t regret having Dr. Mao as your plastic surgeon. And the staff there is incredible and so polite! I’m glad I chose Dr. Mao
Vanessa Benitez
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I'm two weeks post-op from a rhinoplasty, and I can’t express enough gratitude for the exceptional work of Dr. Mao! Dr. Mao listened attentively during my consultation, and the way he spoke displayed his confidence in his ability to deliver the best and most natural possible result for me. I ultimately chose him because all his before and after pictures truly show his artistic and surgical talent for enhancing his patients' natural features. I was extremely nervous in the weeks leading up to the procedure and almost backed out, but I am so happy that I went through with it. My rhinoplasty results exceeded all my expectations, and my new nose complements my facial features perfectly. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Dr. Mao and his staff (Arissa and Amanda especially) made me feel so comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. If you are considering rhinoplasty, I can't recommend Dr. Mao enough. He is a true artist and master of his craft, and I am forever grateful for the life-changing results he has provided me with. Thank you, Dr. Mao, for your skill, expertise, and compassion.
Codi
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I had my original rhinoplasty in NJ in 2022, I was left very unhappy with results. I saw Dr. Mao and he was so confident in his ability to give me more desired and natural results. I am currently 7 months post-op after a tip only in office revision rhinoplasty, and I couldn't be happier. It has been such an easy healing process. Amanda and Dr. Mao were able to calm my nerves and make the whole process so pleasant. Great manner, and the friendliest surgeon I’ve met.
Victoria Porreca
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Hi Dr.Mao . I just wanted to say thank you 1 million times over for the breath of fresh life you’ve given me, quite literally. Haha. Not only were you able to help me get my life back from constant sinus infections, but my nose looks so refined and feminine compared to what it used to be. A woman even complemented me about six months after my surgery saying I had a “Victorian look” to me and said that she thought it was because of my nose and facial profile. Quickly, I realized it was in part due to my rhinoplasty. (Little did she know). Anyways, thank you again Dr.Mao! You and the staff were wonderful from start to finish. I apologize I was so late in writing this review for all of you.
Selena Crespo
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Arissa Schweiss
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I cant say enough good things about this Practice . Dr.Mao and his team demonstrate skills and competence . It took me 4 years to do this revision of my neck due to a botched surgery preformed by another surgeon . 21 days have passed and I am beyond pleased with the results of my neck and face lift . Thank you Dr.Mao and team . 10000000 stars
Penny D
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Dr. Mao is fabulous, has wonderful bedside manner and most importantly he’s honest with expectations. Beyond happy with my results!!!
Heather Petrillo
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My experience with Dr. Mao and the office exceeded expectations. I was provided with excellent care from the consultation all the way through to my surgery and post-operative care. The staff members were friendly and professional during each interaction. Dr. Mao was easy to communicate with, professional and understanding. I would highly recommend the office to family and friends.
Rhonda
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Dr. Mao is extremely talented and personable. I only trust him with my face!
Krystal Kelly Murphy
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Dr. Mao did a fantastic job on my nose! His staff was warm and made you feel comfortable throughout the entire process! I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
Grace Nisbet
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Dr Mao and his team are the best! I have gone to them for several procedures and each time I have been more than happy with my results. Plus dr mao’s bedside manner is like no other. Anytime I email him (even years after) for questions I get a response within 24 hours. He’s the best and highly recommend!
Zojo Sapper
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I recently had 2 eye procedures performed by the man, the myth, the legend, Dr Johnny Mao. What a great man. I wanted to take a minute to express my sincere thankfulness to Dr Mao, and his incredible staff, especially Amanda. Doctor Mao, & Amanda, A heartfelt gratitude to you both. The incredible care I received at your office made me feel much more at ease, and much more comfortable regarding my procedures. Dr Mao’s skills and dedication to his craft really transformed my life in a way I never imagined possible. I am extremely thrilled with the results, and I appreciate the time they both took explaining everything, and addressing all my concerns (Which were not that many. right Amanda? LoL). 😂 😂 Dr Mao, You are truly a REMARKABLE surgeon, and I am so grateful to have been under your direct care. 👍 daver
Daver countingcigars
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Dr. Mao is incredibly talented, gentle and gifted as a surgeon. I couldn’t be happier with his work. Thank you to Dr. Mao and your wonderful nurse Amanda!!
Gina Colelli Parisi
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From Barbara P. - Dr. Mao has done my face lift, neck lift, and CO2 laser; however, even though all yielded dramatic transformations, I must give Dr, Mao kudos for something he corrected which had bothered me for nearly all my adult life, and that was the severe tears to my earlobes as a result of wearing heavy earrings, and drooping with age. With his signature artistic eye, he repaired and shaped my earlobes in a way that was so natural, that his modifications were undetectable! Now I can pull my hair back, sport new earrings with confidence knowing my new earlobes are in keeping with my face and neck procedures. I have now scheduled another CO2 and a Blepharoplasty, as I trust no one more than Dr. Mao and his extraordinary nurse, Amanda, both of whom have always demonstrated concern compassion, and expertise beyond anyone’s expectations. If plastic surgery is a consideration for you, please book a consultation with Dr. Mao. You will not be disappointed.
Anna S.
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From Barbara P. - Fantastic work!
Michael
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Dr. Johnny Mao is by far the best plastic surgeon I have found in the metropolitan area. His expertise and artistic eye have afforded me the facelift and necklift I have desired for many years. My results have been noticeable, yet natural, which is a balance that is not often attained by most surgeons. I feel and look refreshed with a smoother, more supple, yet firm appearance. My neck is sculpted and without wrinkles now! As a follow up, I elected to have a Fractional CO2, in order to remove dark spots and sun damage, and believe me, it enhanced the work Dr Mao did during surgery! I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Mao's work, as his professionalism, care, and execution of his craft are all to which every plastic surgeon should aspire. His staff, and especially his nurse, Amanda, mirror his commitment to his patients. Amanda has availed herself to meet my needs before, during, and after surgery, which has really added a personal touch to my experiences there. She is the perfect complement to Dr. Mao. Mere words belie the trust and respect I have for Dr. Mao and his staff. I would go to no one else for any cosmetic procedure.
BARBARA PUGLISI
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Dr. Mao did an outstanding job on my eyelid ptosis repair. I couldn’t be any happier with my results and wish that I had done the procedure sooner. He is quite meticulous and explained the different measurements of eyelids which I did not even know it mattered. His staff was very friendly and accommodating. The entire experience was positive. I would highly recommend Dr. Mao for any eyelid surgery.
C LL
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J M
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I have been a patient of Dr. Mao for several years and have had multiple procedures done. This last one was a second facelift. At first, my face swelled up so bad that I couldn't recognize myself. But after 2-3 weeks, I saw big improvements. The wrinkles to the sides of my mouth are gone. My face looks more slim and lifted. My jawlines are crisp! I now look younger than my 10 years younger boyfriend. Chuckle! I totally trust Dr. Mao. He is an outstanding surgeon and cares a lot about his work!
H. Wang
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Over the last couple years, I have had several rounds of Botox and fillers from Dr. Mao, and the experience and result were extremely positive. At first, my intent was to explore options to correct asymmetry between my eyebrows and a surgery timeline for my droopy eye lids. Dr. Mao explained in detail what surgical procedure can do and possible side effects and risks. In the end, he recommended that I start with Botox and fillers first. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. His injection points actually lifted one of my eye brows, making them look more symmetrical. The fillers compensated my loss of collagen from aging. All in all, no one believed I have lived half a century, and if someone asks what my secret is, I am afraid Dr. Mao would be part of the answers! I am still looking at the timeline for him to lift my lids... I wouldn't go to anyone else but him.
Sophia M.
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My experience with Dr. Johnny Mao and his assistant Amanda was outstanding from the first time I walked into his office. I’ve had 2 rhinoplasty’s in the past years and was looking for a revision. I was very nervous about going through a third but Dr. Mao answered all of my questions and made me feel more confident and relaxed. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am with the results of my revision rhinoplasty. I finally feel more confident with my new nose! Dr. Mao has the best bed side manners on top of being an awesome surgeon. My results are very natural looking. Amanda was so patient with me and answered all of my emails and phone calls while going through the recovery process. They are the best team! I definitely recommend Dr. Johnny Mao!
L S
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Tiffany Shao
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I recently had my eyes done with Dr Mao. Initially my family was against plastic surgery but after the procedure I looked younger and more awake. And best of all I can see things much brighter. THANK YOU Dr Mao!!!
JiaMing Xie
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The Doctor Mao is the best doctor and I recommend him for facial rejuvenation.
Maria Flores
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The best !!!!
Suzanne Lantieri
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Stephanie Corniello
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Taylor Guerrieri
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I’ve had Botox and fillers from several physicians and at different med spas over the years and Dr. Mao is by far the best! He helped me achieve the natural, wrinkle free look I’ve always wanted. Dr. Mao and his nurse Amanda offer a calm, relaxed environment where they take the extra time to listen to the patients goals and expectations to ensure the best outcome. When I’m ready for my facelift I’ll only trust Dr. Mao!
Jen Digity
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I got rhinoplasty with Dr. Mao about two years ago. Today, I looked at old family photos. I forgot all the feelings of self hate I once had felt. All the times i never showed my true smile or laugh because of my nose. I can’t even believe I felt so terrible. After surgery, I did not walk out the most prettiest person in the world. Instead I walked out with my life, with joy. I can’t even remember fully how it felt to feel so terrible, it’s been two years of nothing but this happiness, smiles, and laughs. I smile in photos with the kids! They get to see my real, authentic, never second guessing myself, smile! Thank you Dr Mao! I do love my nose but I am especially grateful for the joy you’ve brought into my life.
Kristina Lynn
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I highly recommend Dr Mao. He did an amazing job.
Ronald Kuzlik
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I recently underwent upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery performed by Dr. Mao, and I am incredibly impressed with the results. Dr. Mao's surgical skills and attention to detail are exceptional, resulting in a natural and refreshed look that surpassed my expectations. The recovery process was smooth, and Dr. Mao's detailed instructions made it easy to follow. Thank you for the fantastic work, Dr. Mao!
Cynthia DeLott
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I’ve been wanting to do chin augmentation and also started noticing skin laxity on my neck, under chin & jowl. I have very good skin, It’s not noticeable to others but it bothers me. I look more tired in the pictures. I started to research of plastic surgeons with the skills and good bedside manner. When I read Dr. Mao’s reviews and saw his patients’ before and after pictures , I felt like I found my surgeon. His practice is 1.5 hours away without traffic. Dr Mao was immediately put me at ease with his bedside manner. No questions are too dumb. He suggested deep plane facelift along with chin augmentation. I was shocked at his suggestion. I came for mini procedure not the full deep plane facelift. He further explained deep plane facelift would produce more natural result as it move the facial / neck tissue in 1 unit and address neck ,lower face & part of mid face. He also suggested to do it under local anesthesia. As a nurse, I understand that general anesthesia is more risky, nausea & vomiting after face procedure is certainly not desirable. He’s the first surgeon that I had a consult with, I trusted his opinion and decided to proceed. He prescribed me oral antibiotics, pain and anti anxiety medication to be taken the day of surgery. To my surprise, I could manage the procedure under local anesthesia. I could hear what’s going on but was not fully aware. He completed one side of the face , then I was instructed to empty my bladder before moving on to the other side. It was like a twilight zone. My whole head was bandaged tightly. Recovery was tough. My face swelled up like a football 🏈. He prescribed prednisone taper to reduce swelling. I have to say this procedure is not for the faint of heart. I looked lopsided, my mouth couldn’t fully opened. I was so scared that I would look “botched”. I reached Dr Mao on the weekend in which he responded right away and reassured me that what I was experiencing was normal. I documented my recovery in pictures and emailed his nurse Amanda who was very responsive and reassured me that my recovery was on target. I returned to work after less than 2 weeks, covered my face with mask 😷. I still looked off. I was disheartened and started to ask myself if I made a mistake. Both Dr. Mao & his nurse were very supportive throughout this emotional roller coaster. After 3 weeks, I started to turn a corner and I had hope that I would be just fine. One of my biggest fear is to lose my self identity. Moving forward, 4 months post op, I cannot be happier. I look like my younger self in mid thirties. My result is very natural and yet my profile is enhanced, neck and jowls are snatched. The best Christmas present for myself. Thank you, Dr Mao & Nurse Amanda for your expertise, patience for dealing my emotional recovery journey and excellent result.
JLRNNY
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I have been seeing Dr. Mao for Botox and Filler for many years. I have been to several other MD's in the past and his skill and eye for aesthetics is the best that I have experienced. The entire office staff is warm and professional. I am planning a Rhinoplasty in the near future and Dr. Mao will absolutely be my surgeon. Highly recommend!!
Jennifer
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Dr. Mao and Amanda, as a team, are unbeatable. They work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient. Dr Mao views his patients with pride, and every detail of his work is flawless and natural. He has a critical eye that is unmatched. His nurse, Amanda, is phenomenal. Warm and caring, she makes sure you are comfortable before, during,, and after any procedure you may choose. I did find the office staff to be less than professional at times, but Amanda always personally tends to each patient. Quite a remarkable team.
Susan

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