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Patient Testimonial

Patient: Mike
Malibu, CA

“Regarding Dr Kristina Tansavatdi

As an executive of a mid-sized company that operates internationally, I am keenly aware of the impact of my physical appearance. Subtle appeal, slightly elevated social interactions, and an attractive presence while speaking to a large audience are small but persuasive ingredients that facilitate complex negotiations and strategic sales efforts. Of course, a fresh and youthful appearance can be beneficial in one’s personal life as well.

After improving my diet, committing to exercise, and losing 50 pounds, there were a few final details that my 48 year old body was not capable of correcting on its own. Even though I felt 10 years younger, I simply could not self-repair some of the damage my stressful life had caused. Bags and wrinkles around my eyes, flabby skin hiding my jaw line and a sagging neck made me look much older than I felt.

In speaking with several cosmetic surgeons about the best course of action, I decided to proceed with Dr Tansavatdi. During my initial consultation, she meticulously assessed every facial feature providing a comprehensive description of both the causes as well as the solution for each area of concern. By the end of that consultation, she had clearly demonstrated her thorough knowledge of facial anatomy as well as her extensive experience with the latest surgical techniques for addressing each issue.

The results of the surgery speak for themselves in my before and after pictures. Moreover, I have received several comments about my youthful and attractive appearance. Comments include: “You look much more rested”, “You are really taking good care of yourself”, “You seem so much happier”, and “You have inspired me to get in better shape and improve my diet too”. Dr Tansavatdi’s conservative approach has ensured that the changes in my appearance look natural and not over done.

After the surgery, Dr. Tansavatdi went above and beyond my expectations with her thorough follow up. Not only did she demonstrate exceptional professionalism, but it was also clear that she genuinely cares about her patients.
She expects the best from herself and works tirelessly to make sure that she delivers the best to her patients. Of all of the medical professionals that I have met over the years, Dr Tansavatdi is most definitely in an elite class. Given the focus of her work (i.e. faces only) and the importance of getting it right, I highly recommend her for any facial cosmetic work that you might be considering.

If you have questions, I would be more than happy to discuss my experience in more detail. Dr Tansavatdi can provide my confidential contact information to you at your request.”

All the best,


Dear Dr. Tansavadti:

I write to thank you sincerely for your exemplary knowledge, skill, and manner in your provision of services to me.
As you know, when we first met, my goals were: to improve facial skin resiliency, decrease laxity, and improve skin texture; address damage due to “sun-worshipping”( as a child and teenager, along with many years of outdoor running), and; decrease wrinkles. Tall order! Oh, yes, and can you do all of this, without surgery!

“Do you think you can help me?” You responded essentially, something like, “Yes, I’m pretty sure we can.” And you went on to describe all the non-surgical, no to low downtime procedures that could improve my “look”.

Well, I have to say,”You did!” I am so very pleased with the results so far. I always feel that I am in the best of caring hands. I completely trust your expertise in all areas of my care. You also have a “wonderful bedside manner” that is such a very important factor in exemplary patient care.

Thank you (and all your staff) so very much!

I am blessed to have found you.

With Warmest Gratitude,




Patient Testimonial

“You are such a rare and unique Physician, a true gift to your profession It’s clear to me how much you care about the quality of your work and as well as the satisfaction and care of your
patients. You truly take the time to listen to your patients/
clients and that is very rare these days.”

–C.S. from Studio City, CA


“You are very personable; have a smiling and vivacious personality. Being around you, I trusted you immediately. I noticed you were really easy with the needle – I could hardly feel it with each injection and so I knew I could trust you in the operating room.”

“No visible lines with any stitching that was done.”

—Female patient


“Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi is an exceptional physician and a most gifted Facial Plastic Surgeon. During the course of her year-long fellowship (2010-2011), I observed excellent surgical skills, empathetic patient care and a most refreshing attitude, the likes of which I had not previously experienced in a fellow. Watching her perform a Facial Plastic surgical procedure was like witnessing an accomplished artist creating a memorable work of art. Dr. Tansavatdi is an asset to the community she serves and her patients will benefit greatly from her talent.”

—Devinder Mangat, MD
Past President
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cincinnati, OH


“Dr. Tansavatdi has the best bedside manner of any doctor I have ever been to. She is so sweet and has such a great personality, I instantly trusted her! Her work is not only impeccable, but being a female sets her apart from other plastic surgeons I have been to. I recommend her to all of my friends and will be a patient for life.”
—Rebecca Raffle
President & CEO
Raffle & Associates, Inc.


“Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi possesses qualities that define a good physician – ethics and compassion. As a facial plastic surgeon, she has developed a keen eye along with skilled hands. I would definitely recommend Dr. Tansavatdi.”
—Penny Cappel
“My daughter has seen private doctors in Anchorage and Seattle, but today she saw Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi, and she was amazing. She really took the time to evaluate my daughter and her problem. My husband and I are so pleased that she completely evaluated her, unlike most other doctors who just looked at her and took pictures. Dr. T. really checked my daughter’s bone structure and told us a lot about what we should do about her medical problem. In the past we had Dr. Laura Brainard, whom we liked, but she left Alaska. We just wanted to say ‘Thank You,’ and we appreciate her caring for my child and taking the time to evaluate her when most doctors didn’t.”