In this age of huge retail stores and banks, and impersonal service; it is a pleasure to be a patient in Dr. Bentkover's practice. The staff makes you feel welcomed and sincerely thanks you for coming in; and Dr. Bentkover and Nancy provide in depth explanations and answer all of your questions without making you feel rushed. It is a pleasure to have an appointment at the office.
I have been a patient of Dr. Stuart Bentkover since 2008 when I decided to have Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing of my entire face. Throughout my teens, I suffered from acne which ultimately left me with horrible scars. These awful scars made me feel very self conscious to the point I would not leave the house without a ton of make-up on. The resurfacing was a complete success and I had tremendous results. Not only did Dr. Bentkover do a fabulous job, but I did everything he told me to do, and that made a huge difference during my recovery.
After one year post-op I decided to have my cheeks resurfaced again to enhance my already fabulous results. Along with that I also opted to have a rhinoplasty. The bump in my nose always bothered me, and since Dr. Bentkover is known for his top-notch rhinoplasty skills, I figured there was no better time than the present. When the bandage finally came off, I, once again, was amazed at the near perfect results! As for my cheeks, they still continue to improve each and every day and I have never been so pleased with my looks.
I take great pride in my skin, and when someone asks me how I maintain my flawless, porcelain complexion, I smile and say “Dr. Bentkover!” Every single procedure I have had done, from major to minor, the results far exceed my high expectations. My ultimate goal was to be able to leave the house without make-up and feel confident, and thanks to Dr. Bentkover, I can now do that without even thinking twice.
There simply are not enough kind words to describe Dr. Bentkover and his staff; Nancy, Kim, and Holly. They are all extraordinarily talented and incredibly gifted people who will make you feel so at ease with your decisions. They all have such caring and compassionate personalities, I do not know what I would do without Dr. Bentkover; I am so thankful to have such a wonderful plastic surgeon. Trusting someone with your face is a monumental decision, and Dr. Bentkover is, without a doubt, the best decision I ever made!
I would like to extend my gratitude to you, Nancy and your entire staff. When I came to see you last fall I wasn't sure that anything could be done to improve my nose. While I am not an insecure person, I have always felt a little awkward with my nose and lip disfigurement due to the cleft palate and hare lip.
When I first visited your office I felt that you and Nancy took the time to listen to me and I did not feel rushed. I was excited about what you showed me could be possible for reconstructive work. Thanks to the referral and the help of you staff my insurance company paid for my operation, which was a blessing. I have received many compliments from friends and family who say "You would never know that you had anything wrong with your nose." I have gone from a baby who had half a nose and no palate, to an adult with a bulbous nose and awkward bump, to a person who now looks like everyone else.
Enclosed is a letter that I have sent to both the Federal Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance company and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). I wanted to let both organizations know of your skill and dedication to you patients and to your profession. Thank you again for the wonderful work you do.
To Whom It May Concern, Last January I had reconstructive surgery for a cleft pallet and hare lip birth defect. I would like to bring to your attention the wonderful work and professionalism of my surgeon Dr. Stuart Bentkover. Bentkover, his wife Nancy (his nurse) and his entire staff are always pleasant and professional. I was impressed by the research Dr. Bentkover did on my previous surgeries and how he took the time to explain his plan of what he would do before the surgery and after the surgery; he showed me his surgical sketches of the work he did.
When researching a surgeon, I when to the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) website because I know that all of their surgeons have met rigorous examination and certification. Something that was very important to me was the specialization in reconstructive surgery. I was also impressed by the fact that others in the medical profession time and time again confirmed that he is one of the best in his field by their unprompted praise. These were nurses that have worked with him in the operating room and others who have had gone to Dr. Bentkover for surgery themselves.
I would highly recommend Dr. Bentkover and I am very pleased that Blue Cross and Blue Shield FEP have such highly qualified doctors in their plan.
I would like to thank you for the medical care you have provided to my daughter. Your professional skill and reputation put a parent's concerns at ease. I expressed (on several occasions) her comfort under your care and especially loved your wife and staff during this time. Although I did not have the privilege to meet you and your wife in person, I would like to thank you both very much for the care you provided my daughter.
About 10 years before visiting Dr. Bentkover, with the intention of correcting my partial cleft lip nose, a surgeon performed rhinoplasty on me. To my disappointment, the surgery left me with a further bent nose and a curved bump at the tip. I was dismayed and had lost trust and faith in the rhinoplasty practice.
Dr. Bentkover and his staff changed my nose, my confidence, and my opinion of the rhinoplasty experience.
My nose is straight, natural to my face, smaller; the shape is normal, and the bump is completely gone. I'm surprised by how good my side profile looks. When I view my "before" pictures I'm blown away by the degree of difference Dr. Bentkover made – to the point where I have a moment of disbelief that my "before" pictures are real and what I see in the mirror is true.
The entire experience: from my first step into Dr. Bentkover's office - to waking after my procedures - to the ongoing follow-up visits were and continue to be extraordinary. Dr. Bentkover and his staff listen to my concerns, engage in actual dialogue, explain pros and cons, never rush, and treat me like I'm part of the family. Dr. Bentkover views and cares for my nose as if it were his own – he actually tells me it's "his." He is passionate about all aspects of the process, has amazing attention to detail, and educates me on what he does and how. Because of Dr. Bentkover's patient commitment and surgical precision we achieved amazing results.
My experience working with Dr. Bentkover's office is superior compared to the incident with my first rhinoplasty. For me, without a doubt, I look and feel better. I wish I had met Dr. Bentkover much sooner. He is a miracle worker and I will forever be grateful.
Dr. Bentkover, thank you for changing "our" nose!
When I first chose to have the Portrait Plasma procedure, I was mostly focused on diminishing fine lines and toning my skin. I knew I had age spots on my face, but I didn't realize how much they affected my appearance. So, the biggest shock was to see my face with no age spots. It made such a difference, and I was thrilled to say the least. Over the past few months, I've started seeing the other benefits – smoother texture, even tone and firmer skin – that have been so noticeable that nearly all my friends have commented about my skin. Now I'm so used to my skin this way I've forgotten what it looked like before the procedure. I have to pull out my pre- and post-op photos to remind myself how much my skin has changed.
I love what Portrait has done for my skin and have recommended it to all my friends. I had pretty much given up on having the smooth and even skin I had in my 20s. It's amazing to me to have some of that back in my late 40s. The other day, I had some professional photos taken for my job, and the photographer commented that I had beautiful skin. That made the whole Portrait process worth it.
I was extremely bothered by a deep crease next to my brow even though others would call me crazy. I spent lots of money on what claimed to be quick fixes but nothing worked. Then I looked up Dr. Bentkover's website and did a little research. I decided to make an appointment just to see what he might recommend. The best decision I ever made! He said Botox would do the trick. Painless and less than 10 minutes of my time I now have no crease. I couldn't be happier! I left his office and immediately came home and threw all the expensive quick fixes that have accumulated over the years in the trash. I will be a lifetime Botox user.
Well, I just HAD to email you guys and tell you what a wonderful experience I had going to Dr. Bentkover (and Nancy too) My consultation was on Monday, 2/22 for some facial mole removals. Well, the consultation turned into the procedure and boy was I thrilled that they were able to accommodate me that day. And although I did not look so good Tuesday and Wednesday by Thursday it was almost cleared and today which is just 9 days post procedure I have very little to show for my previous moles and with just a little makeup you cannot see the 6 places where the moles were removed. I had no idea how much they bothered me until I got them removed. I have such a new sense of confidence and I could not be happier.....that's all. I will be ready for my after pictures asap hahahaaha. So thank you thank you thank you again and again and KNOW that I would not hesitate to return to Dr. Bentkover should I need any further procedures or just to refresh my look when needed. Thanks so much for your time.
When you come out of surgery, you feel that you will never look normal again. Dr. Bentkover is a miracle worker and a sweetheart.