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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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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I had rhinoplasty with Dr. Mao in November and my results are fantastic. Dr. Mao did exactly what I asked for and my nose came out even better than I expected. I’m so happy that I did this and I have gotten so many compliments. My sister is so impressed that she is going to book a consultation for herself. I can’t recommend him enough!
Laura Goldfarb
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I am so glad I chose Dr. Mao for my rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Mao and His staff were so kind and welcoming. They answered all the questions I had. Dr.Mao was very understanding of what I wanted done to my nose. He made me feel so comfortable throughout the whole process. My nose came out exactly how I wanted it to. I wanted my bump removed and I wanted it to look natural and smaller. That’s exactly how my nose came out. I have always been so self conscious about my nose and now I feel so confident about it. Im so glad I didn’t go anywhere else I am so happy with the results! if you are looking to get a rhinoplasty go to Dr. Mao, he’s the best!
Jessica 14
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I had a really great experience with Dr.Mao. The whole process went really smooth & easy and I was comfortable the whole time. Him and the staff are super nice and welcoming. He also seems confident in his work and you can tell he wants the best results for his patients which made me even more comfortable. I got an otoplasty surgery, and couldn’t be happier with my results. I would recommend him x1000 for any surgery he offers :)!
Ariana Rivera
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First two pictures are before and the last three pictures are after. I got my surgery last year august 31 2021 and the healing process was worth the wait. I am so happy with my results. Since I was young I’ve been self conscious of my profile, with my chin going a bit too in and my nose too out. I wanted it to be proportionate and dr Johnny mao did just that. Everyone is always surprised I’ve gotten surgery before because he made it look so natural. I got a chin implant and a nose job and I’m very happy with the results ☺️☺️
Jessica Paige
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My experience was great with Dr. Mao and his team. Dr. Mao was attentive and informative and gave me honest advice as well as kept my expectations realistic. I felt that he delivered what I wanted as best he can without compromising my health in any way and I really appreciate that. His assistant Amanda was also very helpful, attentive and considerate. I am very happy with the results of my procedure.
CN
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After undergoing a deep plain facelift, chin lipo, and upper & lower blepharoplasty with Dr. Mao last year, I was so pleased with the results that I recently had a revision rhinoplasty and under eye laser treatment. My original rhinoplasty was ok but the tip was drooping and my nostrils were too large for my face. Dr. Mao did an absolutely flawless job! I had the other procedures done at the same time under general anesthesia but underwent the rhinoplasty procedure in his office (awake) with his wonderful assistant, Amanda. Everything went according to plan with no issues at all. Dr. Mao is a gem! He is patient, kind, talented and you can tell that he loves his profession. I am very happy that I made the decision to rejuvenate my appearance and I could not have chosen a better doctor than Dr. Mao.
Lisa Giampaolo
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Thrilled with the results. Dr. Mao is very professional and caring - great pre-op by Amanda. The procedure was explained in detail and any questions or concerns were promptly addressed. Very happy I had the surgery and will continue to be a patient in the future. I can recommend Mao Facial Plastic Surgery without hesitation.
Nancy Del Giudice
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Dr Mao made me feel so comfortable off the bat. He listened to me, cared about what I was saying and made my nose perfect. When I went in for the consultation he not only asked why I was getting the rhinoplasty but made sure I was doing it for the right reasons, which made me feel even better. After the surgery he made sure to answer any questions I had. I am beyond happy with my new nose and I'm so happy that I met with Dr. Mao. He changed my life!
kayla santos
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I can't say enough about how happy I am that I had Dr. Mao fix my droopy eyelids and remove the puffy (bags) from under my eyes. Not only do my eyes look fantastic, but even more importantly, the lids were affecting my vision more than I realized, because now I don't need my distance glasses as much. It's so natural looking that people don't know I had surgery- they just comment that I look great! Awesome place, Awesome Dr Mao, and his wonderful nurse!! I am thrilled with my eyes!! Thank you Dr. Mao!
Diana R. Mager
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LIP AUGMENTATION: Dr. Mao is a personable, knowledgeable, and very skilled physician with a humerous personality. I went in feeling anxious about what to expect. I left feeling confident and educated about the stages of healing, aftercare, and result. I highly recommend Dr. Mao for your luxurious natural lip look.
Ashley Puccino
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Jessica Ferry
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I had my upper and lower lids done to reduce the sagginess and the puffiness. In the past I’ve always resisted the idea of having anything done to my face because I was always afraid it would not look natural (I’d rather live with what I've got instead of looking ‘freaky’). I heard about Dr. Mao through word of mouth, and I decided to get my lids fixed. The upper lids were sagging, and I got huge pouches on the lower lids. The procedure went well; I could barely feel any pain. My face was swollen for a week for two, but with very little pain. Dr. Mao, Amanda (his assistant), and his staff were very nice! It’s been 5 months and I am so happy with the results. I doesn’t look like anything was done to my eye areas but now I have no sagging on the upper lid and the pouches under the lower lid are gone. It was so important to me that I look natural after the procedure, and Dr. Mao gave me that. Overall, it was a very positive experience, and I would highly recommend Dr. Mao to others. I, myself, if I were to need further work, I’d definitely go back there!
Jennifer Turner

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