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Patient testimonials are one of the key components of making an educated decision about where to get plastic surgery. PeaceHealth Medical Group encourages those considering a surgery or procedure to read on for some of our patients' comments about our team. These testimonials demonstrate our commitment to excellence in everything we do and we hope this helps future patients feel more confident about choosing PeaceHealth Medical Group. We would also like to thank all of our patients who have taken the time to share their experiences.

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A 76 Year Old's Experience with Peace Health Plastic Surgery Group - Vancouver, WA - I went online to find a plastic surgeon and happily found Peace Health Plastic Surgery Grp. My consultation appointment was with Dr. Champaneria. I knew from this meeting he was who I wanted to perform my procedure. In June, 2016 had a Face & Neck Lift. It went so well and looks great. I was to have another procedure to follow later once I was healed, a CO2 Laser treatment to my mouth and cheek areas. In the mean time he performed eyelid surgery on Oct. 17, 2016. This surgery was covered by my insurance as a medical necessity. Again, it turned out wonderful. Recently I underwent the CO2 Laser treatment, Feb. 7, 2017 and at this time am still healing from it. What I love about Dr. Champaneria is, not only he is a great guy, but he is conservative and certainly has great expertise when it comes to performing plastic surgery. Nothing drastic to alter the natural look. For me that is the art of plastic surgery. I look and feel good and would recommend this Doctor to anyone seeking the need or desire to enhance one’s self image. The staff in the office are all so nice and helpful making you feel very relaxed and welcomed. I stayed one night at Peace Health Medical Center, in Vancouver, WA, following the face-neck lift. The hospital care was excellent. More

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I have a great Doctor - I love Dr. Champaneria. He is great he is kind and has the best attitude. He did a wonderful job on my first surgery and I am scheduled for another one with him in one week. I know that this one will be as successful as the first. - - I love Dr. Champaneria. He is great he is kind and has the best attitude. He did a wonderful job on my first surgery and I am scheduled for another one with him in one week. I know that this one will be as successful as the first. More

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Breast Cancer Reconstruction - Vancouver, WA - I would and have trusted Dr, Gabriel with my life. He is one of the most compassionate and gifted people I have ever known. He is an expert in his field and feels strongly about healing all women. With women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, Dr. Gabriel is as concerned with the psychological wounds from a cancer diagnosis, as he is with the medical procedure necessary to survive breast cancer. - - Doctor Allen Gabriel of Peace Health Medical Group did my initial surgery and several subsequent surgeries after. Aside from being an exceptional surgeon, Dr. Gabriel and his staff are equally concerned with the psychological repair of each and every women they treat. Although I had a large support group of family and friends, the staff at Dr. Gabriel's office, including Dr. Gabriel were always a source of support and comfort to me. Recently, I had the new gummy bear implants and for the first time in 6 years, I feel like I am whole again. The new implants are amazing and seem so real and Dr. Gabriel and his staff has been with me throughout the entire process. Dr. Gabriel is an amazing surgeon and I would never want to see anyone else and recommend his office to anyone I know that is considering or needing cosmetic surgery. More

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Seri mesh 480cc gummy bear implants. - To say Dr. Allen Gabriel is amazing would be an understatement!!! I ended up getting 480cc gummy bear implants with Seri mesh. Dr.Gabriel had suggested Seri mesh and after doing my own research I decided to get it. Seri mesh works as an internal bra so keeps your breast perky longer! Also my breast were extremely small before and I had to create a new breast fold( seri mesh helps with this by... - - To say Dr. Allen Gabriel is amazing would be an understatement!!! I ended up getting 480cc gummy bear implants with Seri mesh. Dr.Gabriel had suggested Seri mesh and after doing my own research I decided to get it. Seri mesh works as an internal bra so keeps your breast perky longer! Also my breast were extremely small before and I had to create a new breast fold( seri mesh helps with this by keeping the implant from falling down your chest wall) along with breast augmentation I got a bunch of free gifts such as laser hair removal, face cleansing products and I got to choose between latisse eye lash serum or Botox! I'm 100% satisfied with my results and it was worth every penny! (The photo posted both of us got our breast done by him) More

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Dr Gabrielle and his team provide excellent care. They are extraordinarily compassionate and competent. I thank God for them all daily! More

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Thank you Dr. Gabriel! - Dr. Allen Gabriel is an absolutely amazing doctor who is extremely caring and competent. He has developed a strong team to care for patients, listens and explains well, is on the forefront of research to provide the best care with minimal pain, is extraordinarily caring, allowing me to pray over him and founding the Pink Lemonade Project. After having a double mastectomy, I was relieved and... - - Dr. Allen Gabriel is an absolutely amazing doctor who is extremely caring and competent. He has developed a strong team to care for patients, listens and explains well, is on the forefront of research to provide the best care with minimal pain, is extraordinarily caring, allowing me to pray over him and founding the Pink Lemonade Project. After having a double mastectomy, I was relieved and thankful to be able to trust him so completely with reconstruction. I will forever thank God for him. More

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Dr. Allen Gabriel is an absolutely amazing doctor who is extremely caring and competent. He has developed a strong team to care for patients, listens and explains well, is on the forefront of research to provide the best care with minimal pain, is extraordinarily caring, allowing me to pray over him and founding the Pink Lemonade Project. After having a double mastectomy, I was relieved and thankful to be able to trust him so completely with reconstruction. I will forever thank God for him. More

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Dr. Gabriel is an absolutely amazing doctor who is extremely caring and competent. He has developed a strong team to care for patients, listens and explains well, is on the forefront of research to provide the best care with minimal pain, is extraordinarily caring, allowing me to pray over him and founding the Pink Lemonade Project. After having a double mastectomy, I was relieved and thankful to be able to trust him so completely with reconstruction. I will forever thank God for him. More

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I had a amazing experience - Dr. Champaneria is the most genuine, caring, professional surgeon. My surgery went very well and the attention he gave me was awsome. Dr. Champaneria and his associate Grace both came by to see if everything was ok... Hevis a amazing Doctor. I would recommend him to anyon that wants plastic surgery and this was the best decision I've made... Thank you Dr. Champaneria and ur team for making... - - Dr. Champaneria is the most genuine, caring, professional surgeon. My surgery went very well and the attention he gave me was awsome. Dr. Champaneria and his associate Grace both came by to see if everything was ok... Hevis a amazing Doctor. I would recommend him to anyon that wants plastic surgery and this was the best decision I've made... Thank you Dr. Champaneria and ur team for making this possible.Gayle Agelink More

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So, I have quietly watched (as a RN, MSN safety specialist) Dr Gabriel as he transitioned himself into the PeaceHealth family for several years. I have witnessed Dr Gabriel establish an amazing plastic reconstructive/surgery OR team that has surpassed my expectations of any team within surgery. It is because of Dr Gabriel, and his amazing appointed specialty OR team, that women are feeling so good about themselves today. More

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Dr. Gabriel and his entire staff are the BEST! I was quite nervous for my first appointment but was immediately put at ease. The staff is very friendly. Dr. Gabriel really takes the time to ease any concerns and answer as many questions as you would like. He is very knowledgable and relays solutions that meet your personal needs. I had breast augmentation in October 2014 and a mini tummy tuck with scar removal in November 2016. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Gabriel to everyone I know! More

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41 Years Old, 3 Kids, Tummy Tuck Much Needed! - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel and his entire staff are absolutely incredible! The kindness, professionalism, knowledge and bedside manner are all outstanding! When speaking to Dr. Gabriel you feel he is truly listening to your needs and concerns and wants to genuinely help you. The waiting room time is short. They seem to keep a pretty accurate schedule. The front desk staff is very friendly and answer any questions they can. I would highly recommend Dr. Gabriel and his staff. - - I had stretch marks from childbirth, some sagging skin, back pain from weak abdomen muscles and a scar from a previous surgery. I had a mini tummy tuck performed, which fixed all of those issues, as well as give me a more natural looking belly button. I am very pleased with my results. Dr. Gabriel is a very talented surgeon. More

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Dr. Gabriel and his entire staff are truly the best in the business! After having 3 children I had a few Mommy updates I needed done. I've had breast augmentation & a mini tummy tuck from Dr. Gabriel. He is very knowledgable, kind, listens to your concerns and throws in a bit of humor when needed. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Gabriel and his staff to everyone I know. I'm very pleased with the entire experience and outcomes. More

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He has been fabulous all through my cancer care. From my mastectomy and reconstruction to all the follow-up appointments. He made me feel like I was his only patient! Kind and caring. I can say enough about him and his office staff. Made this diagnosis from a negative to a positive one. More

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Dr Gabriel and his staff are amazing - I was very hesitant about having plastic surgery, and had a lot of concerns about the process. From the beginning, Dr Gabriel was understanding, patient, professional and easy going. I trusted his advise and he never pushed me in a direction I wasn't comfortable with. I trusted he understood my needs and I am extremely happy with my results. - - I was very hesitant about having plastic surgery, and had a lot of concerns about the process. From the beginning, Dr Gabriel was understanding, patient, professional and easy going. I trusted his advise and he never pushed me in a direction I wasn't comfortable with. I trusted he understood my needs and I am extremely happy with my results. More

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Exceptional experience with Dr. Gabriel and his team. As a woman in her 40's, to have results that FAR exceeded my expectations is quite a statement. He really understood what my goals were (to still look like "ME" ) and helped me get there ? I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude for my results! More

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Exceptional experience with Dr. Gabriel and his team. As a woman in her 40's, to have results that FAR exceeded my expectations is quite a statement. He really understood what my goals were (to still look like "ME" ) and helped me get there I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude for my results! More

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I had a breast reduction surgery with Dr. Champaneria. During my experience with he and the staff, there were several miscommunications and misunderstandings that left me dissatisfied and emotionally upset. The clinic staff and Dr. Champaneria reacted quickly to address my concerns and mistakes made and make it right. I couldn't be happier with the physical result. Dr. Champaneria is an extremely talented surgeon and I have self confidence in my appearance for the first time in 20 years because of him. More

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I had a breast reduction surgery with Dr. Champaneria. During my experience with he and the staff, there were several miscommunications and misunderstandings that left me dissatisfied and emotionally upset. The clinic staff and Dr. Champaneria reacted quickly to address my concerns and mistakes made and make it right. I am extremely satisfied with the physical result. Dr. Champaneria is an extremely talented surgeon and I have self confidence in my appearance for the first time in 20 years because of him. More

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Dr. Gabriel and his staff are the best of the best! Once again, thank you for your time, talent and the amazing job that you did on my complete transformation! More

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Explant Local - Dr. Gabriel is an amazing Doctor. From the moment I met him I knew he was the surgeon for me. He is kind and caring and a top notch doctor. He made me feel so incredibly comfortable with my decision to remove my implants. Not once did he make me feel like I would be deformed or that I should replace my implants. As I drudged through the rollercaoster of emotions of removing my breast implants Dr Gabriel was with me every step of the way. He was willing to accommodate every request I made and did not make me feel any hesitations when I changed my mind about the type of removal surgery I was having (en bloc under general or simple local removal) he called me several times to answer all of my questions and at all times I felt he had my best interest at heart. After my implants were removed he still treated me with kindness and respect at my follow up appointment. I feel he is a truly caring Doctor.Also I Found his entire staff to be very professional and kind. - - Hi I'm am new to the group. Thank you to all the brave women sharing their stores. I am scheduled to have my explant in November. I have had mild illness I think may be due to my 12 year old implants. The worst symptom is my chronic insomnia that has been going on for 7 years. I also have gluten sensitivities, dairy sensitivities, cold feet, I had anxiety in the past but seem better once I took gluten out of my diet. I suffer mild brain fog as well. Like not being able to remember street names or names of people I just me. That being said some people are trying to scare/help I don't know about not having my capsules removed. I want to do the least invasive procedure possible but still get better. Has anyone had explant done leaving capsules in and still found relief from their illnesses caused by Brest implants? More

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Dr. Gabriel is the BEST!!! My mastectomy with reconstruction process has been so much easier having his perfection, his caring and his cutting edge knowledge and techniques!! I had my reconstruction expanders/implants "over" the pec muscle which made my healing process very, very comfortable. You can only expect excellence with Dr. Gabriel!!!! When I mention my Dr.'s name, people say "He's the BEST!" I'm very luck :) More

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Dr. Gabriel is an excellent, caring, knowledgeable and uses cutting edge techniques!! I have Dr. Gabriel doing my reconstruction process and it's been nothing but perfection with minimal pain. My recovery after my double mastectomy went so smooth due to the technique Dr. Gabriel uses by putting the expanders, covered in alloderm, over the pec muscle and filling the expanders with air. There is botox injected into the pec muscle to prevent spasms for up to 3 months. My recovery was very very comfortable. I would recommend him to friends and family, he is the BEST!!!! More

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Double Mastectomy with Reconstruction - Vancouver, WA - Excellence!!! - - Dr. Gabriel is my Plastic Surgeon who assisted with my Oncology Surgeon Dr. Storm-Dickerson during my double mastectomy. Dr. Gabriel began working on me as soon as Dr. Storm-Dickerson was done with her part of my surgery which is so nice not to have to wait so my total surgery time was 4 1/2 hours, start to finish. Dr. Gabriel used his newest technique on me. First off he injected Botox into my pec muscle which keeps the painful spasms from occurring for up to 3 months. This was a blessing! Dr. Gabriel also put my tissue expanders , which were completely covered with Alloderm, "over" the pec muscle using my existing breast skin which was a blessing that the pec muscle did not have to "stretch" or "spasm" and the tissue expanders were filled with air rather than saline so that the weight wouldn't have an affect on the healing process. EVERYTHING that was done for my surgery by Dr. Gabriel was "perfection" with minimal pain. My breasts were given a "lift" and my incision lines were "perfection". Within days I was off pain medication and was able to heal very comfortably. Visits to Dr. Gabriel's office were always so friendly, caring and the staff are wonderful!!! I've had my exchange surgery on Sept. 13th and that was a breeze. Everything that was done during my mastectomy surgery made me ready for implants and there was no pain and I was able to get my own food and move about as if nothing had been done to me (I still made sure to abide by the rules to heal properly). My next surgery is now scheduled for Oct. 25th which will be a fat transfer to use liposuction technique Tumescent "super wet". Fat will be taken from my stomach area, harvested and injected around my implants and any places that have divots. I know this surgery will also be nothing but "perfection" with pain control always top priority. Again, Dr. Gabriel and his assistant, Jami are the BEST!!!! More

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Breast Cancer Survivor - Dr Gabriel explained every process of the procedure in layman's terms. He verified I understood the procedures. He listened to my concerns and answered my questions intelligently and accurately. He is one of the most caring doctors I have ever met. He is gifted and talented, and it was my honor and privilege to say to my friends, "Made in the USA by Dr. Gabriel" - - Hearing the diagnosis, "you have breast cancer" is frightening. Suddenly my very existence started smothering me. I couldn't breathe, I couldn't react, I couldn't think, I couldn't respond. I was numb.After experiencing a bi-later mastectomy, the long road to survivor was chemo and radiation. 1 year later I began the process of breast reconstruction. It was then, I met Dr. Gabriel. He treated me as though I was his only patient. His caring and compassion gave me hope my life would have balance once again. Dr Gabriel saved my life. More

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Best Decision I've Ever Made! - Vancouver, WA - The absolute best and most genuine doctor I have ever met in my entire life. he made me feel like I was family from the first day I met him . Words cannot express how grateful I am to him ! - - After losing about 150 pounds and having a large amount of leftover skin which caused me to be so insecure with my body and just absolutely not enjoy the fact that I had lost so much weight I went to Dr. Champ to see about having a panniculectomy. From the first day and through all the back-and-forth with the insurance company him and his team were so amazing they treated me like family. I've never felt more respected in a doctors office in my life. Every single person on his team made me feel so welcome, answered every single question you could ever imagine for me and just made me feel at home. The surgery itself was a lot easier than I thought including the recovery. I had to have one tube for four weeks but other than that was the easiest recovery you could hope for! Do you results are absolutely amazing I feel so good about myself he gave me The body that I truly worked for. He fought with my insurance company until they paid it in full! ALL OF IT!!!!! Thank you so much Doctor champ you'll never understand how amazing you are to me ?? More

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Gabriel's work is amazing!! - Thank you for being an amazing doctor! It went so fast, I'm not sure what implants yet. He made me feel so confident and beautiful! He didn't judge but was reasonable and listened to what I wanted and corrected me on cup size. So far so good! He's so good at what he does, he did it with confidence and he made me laugh and feel safe! Thank you! - - Thank you for being an amazing doctor! It went so fast, I'm not sure what implants yet. He made me feel so confident and beautiful! He didn't judge but was reasonable and listened to what I wanted and corrected me on cup size. So far so good! He's so good at what he does, he did it with confidence and he made me laugh and feel safe! Thank you! More

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After nursing 3 kids, all my fullness was gone. I wanted to get my breast fixed for years, but was terrified. After asking around, the only names I kept hearing was Dr.Gabriel. He's the best! Dr. Gabriel eased all my fears and gave me all the info I needed. He made me feel so comfortable the day of my surgery when I wanted to jump off the table. I was so concerned about size and he listened carefully and helped me choose the prefect size for my body. They look so natural no one can even tell i had breast ogmentation. He shows concern and listens to what you have to say. He adds a little humor when it's the perfect time'! Can't say enough good things about Dr. Gabriel, he's the best at what he does!!! More

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Not Bad, but Could Be Better - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel and has been very professional. He is serious about the matters of procedure, but does not resist the opportunity to be light hearted and funny, when appropriate. It helped me feel at ease. - - I am over 50 and I personally wanted to enhance what I already had. I did not mind the size of my breast, but it was lacking the fullness I once had. I was a size c but my breast did not fill out the cup with out additional support. Truthfully I was very nervous about having this procedure, I was afraid that the surgeon would not understand or honor my desire for modest improvements. Dr. Gabriel was recommended to me by previous patients and friends in the medical profession.During my initial consultation he listened intently, asked me questions, etc. After our conversation, he gave me a suggestion of size, shape, and recommended the type (silicon,saline,gummy) he would suggest and the reasons why. After my initial consultation I felt confident that he had a clear understanding of my wishes. Over the next month I experimented with implants they let you take home. They varied in size and that helped me tremendously in making a decision of what size I really wanted. His staff was patient and very professional during this process.My surgical experience was pleasant and the staff was very kind and thoughtful. Dr. Gabriel and his surgical staff were very calming and reassuring. The follow up care I have received from Dr. Gabriel and his staff has exceeded my expectations. They have closely monitored my progress and been highly concerned about my needs and satisfaction. I truthfully could not be happier with how my augmentation went. My recovery was very simple and I experienced little discomfort. Two days after my surgery I was off pain meds and walking 4 miles a day. I attribute this to Dr.Gabriels expertise in this field. When people ask what I think, I always answer "they're perfect." My husband would agree completely. More

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Implant Removal After Suffering for 5 Years - Vancouver, WA - He was great and takes care of his clients! I would use him again! - - After getting my implants I had chest pain and joint paint for 5 years. After doing research I was convinced I needed a total capsulectomy. I'm glad Dr Gabriel talked me out of it. He urged me to do the procedure in his office and just removed them using local anesthetic. He saved me thousands of dollars. The whole procedure took about 30 minutes and the next day I felt better than I have in 5 years. THE. NEXT. DAY. He knows what he is doing and made me feel so comfortable the day of the surgery. I would recommend him to anyone. More

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Gynocomastia Surgery - Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel is always the best. I trust him 120% and would recommend him all the time. - - This was the best investment and the results are worth more than anything you could imagine. I realized that I should have had this done as a young teenager since the male breast tissue develops at an early age. After competing in the National Physique Committee for a number of years, the breast glands that have always been an existing issue were becoming more prominent resulting in pain and a small golf ball sized mass started to develop under each nipple. Over time, simple things like hugging and picking up my kids became more painful. Even laying on my stomach was painful almost all the time. After I consulted with Dr Gabriel, it was clear that it was time for me to have the procedure done. He explained the procedure thoroughly and made me aware of what a great decision I was making. I'm writing this 5 weeks post surgery because the results are astounding. I couldn't thank him more for assisting in making this change for me. Wearing t-shirts with no "puffy" nipple visibly showing or hugging my kids are no longer an issue. The recoup time has ben great and am extremely happy with how this turned out. It's been life changing for me personally. His team did a stand up job and would recommend him a million times over. If you're on the fence, just do it. It's well worth the money. More

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Uplifting Outcome! - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria was supportive, knowledgable, very skilled and easy to talk to. At the first visit, he put me at ease about having to lose part of my breasts, by pointing out that I would be relieved of neck and back pain. He was patient in explaining the options I had and what each entailed. Once the option was chosen, he assured me that I would be pleased with the reduction and lift. He was absolutely right!We found he and his staff to be available to us with any questions and concerns we had. - - I had Breast Cancer, so my surgery was more out of necessity than for cosmetic reasons. I was quickly put at ease the first time I met Dr Champaneria. Now that all is said and done, I am delighted to say I am very pleased with the outcome. What began with being frightened by my diagnosis, ended with an "Uplifting Outcome"! More

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22 Year Old Breast Augmentation After Baby - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria is amazing! From our first interaction at the time of my consult it was easy to see that he genuinely cared for all of his patients, had a great deal of respect for his staff, and absolutely loved his career. Dr. Champaneria made the whole process of my breast augmentation extremely easy and comfortable. He took as much time as necessary to answer all of my questions, was extremely realistic, very accommodating of my crazy schedule, and made sure that I got nothing less than the results that I wanted. I've recommended multiple friends and family members to Dr. Champaneria since (who have all been very happy with their results as well) and will continue following him for any future surgeries! - - After having my daughter I experienced significant changes in my breasts. I had significant sagging, lacked fullness, and was overall very uncomfortable with the way that I looked with or without clothes. I am 5'5" and 135 pounds. Before I had my daughter I was a small B, while breast feeding I was a large DD, and after an A. I went with a round 400cc implant making me a full D cup.Pros: -instant size difference-minimal scaring-affordableCons:-recovery•time for sensation to come back•pretty sore pectorals for the first week More

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Great Team! - Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel was friendly, knowledgeable, and made me feel very comfortable. I knew I was in good hands. - - Dr Gabriel and his team made me feel comfortable and made the procedure as enjoyable as possible. They were quick, effective, and made my comfort a priority. I came in for implant removal and to get new implants put in- both procedures had no complications. All around a great experience and I would recommend him highly. More

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Breast Reconstructed Revision - Portland, OR - I had gone into so many surgery from removal of my Breasts to reconstruction. I thought I had the best doctor in town and I were so happy with him. He is one of the most talentest and kindnest Doctor I ever known, Dr. Louis at UW medicine in Seattle, Washington. Later, I had to moved to Vancouver WA, can't see my favorite doctor anymore. I were referred to Peace Health at Vacounver clinic, there I met doctor Champeraria. At first I was a little shy because I heard this doctor just graduate a few years ago, so I was afraid he is lack of experience. However, after I had known Dr. Champ. was one of Dr. Louis fellow student at UW, my fear went away because I knew I am in good hands. Dr. Champ was very patient and try hard to work with my busy schedule and was able to get me in in such a short notice. I never had any doctor called me on my cell to check on me to make sure I am okay with the procedure and to reschedule the next procedure. Any ways , many words can't explain how happy I am with the result and how appreciate Dr. Champ with his work on me. I am so very please to Dr. Patient care service which make me feel I am special. I guess he will treat on of his client like he treated me. I truly recommend this talented and professional doctor, Dr. Champeraria. More

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07/19/2016 - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria has been wonderful. He is extremely caring and supportive. He has taken time to listen to me and answer all my questions. I have always felt he was genuinely interested in me and what I have to say, how I am feeling, and my decisions. I have always felt like he had time to hear me and never rushed my appointments. He is very respectful to me always. He has been very supportive in dealing with my anxiety. He has understood my need to feel "normal" again and how important that has been to me. I strongly recommend Dr Champaneria and know you will feel very satisfied with him as your doctor. - - I had breast cancer and had a lumpectomy about 6 years ago. I wanted my breast to look "normal" again and to feel "normal" in my body again. This was all accomplished with the surgeries I have had. I am very, very pleased with the results. Dr. Champaneria was able to change my nipple, remove divets I had in my breast, increase volume and improve the shape. I am so thrilled with the results. I feel the results look very natural. Dr. Champaneria has been very supportive of me. He has taken time to thoroughly explain each step to me. He was very honest with me about possible problems such as the radiated tissue, but was persistent in finding ways for us to deal with any of those issues. I have felt totally empowered during the process. Each step that was taken, Dr. Champaneria would check with me about my goals and decisions. He has been very patient in listening, and answering, all of my questions. He has been very reassuring when I've been anxious. I have felt comfortable with the process. I have trusted Dr. Champaneria completely. I would strongly recommend Dr. Champaneria as a plastic surgeon. I am so glad that I took this step and feel good in my own body again. More

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28 Year Old Mother of Three - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champanera was AMAZING! He was very reassuring and talked me through everything and answered all my questions, ( even the strange ones) he made me feel super at ease. If I had to do it again, there wouldn't be anyone that I would trust more then Dr. Champanera he is truly the best! - - Before I came to Dr. Champanera I had a few consultations with different Dr.'s and when I came into his clinic and met him, I knew that he was going to be my Dr. I was a bit nervous because I never had any type of surgery but Dr. Champanera was so assuring and he put all my fears to rest. I wanted smaller implants but he told me that I wouldn't be happy with a small size and he recommended a bigger size and I am so glad that I listened to him, because my implants are amazing! He is truly one of the best and very talented plastic surgeon. More

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Breast Reduction - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria is very kind and courteous and he is willing to take time to explain the procedure and answer any and all questions in a thorough manner. I had confidence that he would do a great job, and he did in every way. His concern for his patients was apparent from the beginning to the end and he made me feel comfortable that he would make sure I was happy with the end result. I would recommend him as a Plastic Surgeon to anyone! - - A friend recently had Breast Reduction surgery and encouraged me to pursue this surgery as well. I did have the surgery and I am so very happy I did! Everything about this procedure with regard to appointments, professionalism, friendly and helpful office staff, and hospital experience is positive, and, the final result is wonderful. Life finally feels "normal" and all activities are now much easier and enjoyable. More

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One Day Post Op, 600cc HP Silicone - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is a very caring doctor who checks in with you often. He knows what he is doing, I'm definitely in good hands - - Yesterday I had my breast implants done with Dr. Gabriel. I wanted a look that is clearly fake and large but not so huge that my frame looks off. We decided on 600cc HP silicone round implants. I almost traveled to California for the procedure but am happy I stayed in the area, not only because it's more cost effective, but because Dr. Gabriel is great! It's too soon to say how everything will turn out but so far so good :)It's only day one and I know many changes are ahead. So far though I'm already stoked! I can tell once they start settling they will be amazing. I had butt implants with a different doctor in the past...this recovery so far seems like a breeze in comparison. As for pain, there's some soreness and tightness but nothing too horrible. Like I said its much easier than my butt was, though sleeping on my back sucks. Will keep you all posted! My friend who has amazing boobs recommended him, and I'm glad I took her advice :) More

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Should Have Done This Years Ago! - Portland, OR - Dr Gabriel is so professional and very personable. So happy that I chose him to do my surgery! - - Very happy with the whole process, all the staff were amazing Great results! I am very happy with how quickly the incisions are healing. Everything was so dialed in from the medications before and after to instructions for after care. Leave paperwork handled quickly and properly. Will return anytime I need the services this office provides! More

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Manesh is Nothing Short of Amazing - Vancouver, WA - I visited Manesh in WA while I was visiting my sister. He knew it was my first time with the procedure, and he was so comforting and informative. I could speak volumes about my results and the pleasure I have with the outcome and working with Manesh, but my my review is to attest to his character and his personable energy. He made me feel very comfortable in my own skin, talked me through it, and made the entire process as smooth as my forehead :) More

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Skin Cancer on Shin - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria is a wonderful doctor and person. From the first encounter with him I felt comfortable and confidante in having him perform my surgery. He did an outstanding job on a tough area of my leg. Hopefully I will never need his services again but if I ever needed a plastic surgeon again I would only want to have him for my doctor. - - Dr Champaneria recently did surgery on a squamous cell carcinoma on my left shin. The speed of getting an appointment and the surgery date were so quick which really relieved my mind.It was in a difficult area and the end result is a scar that is barely visible . He treated my 67 year old leg as though it were on a model and not an ordinary woman. His care and concern for me was so comforting. More

5.0
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Stay at Home Mother of Three....need I Say More? - Vancouver, WA - Please see above - - After an 'okay' experience with a different provider, I was somewhat hesitant to try Botox again - although I loved the product and how my forehead looked after using it! A close girlfriend, 10 year Botox veteran, raved about Dr. Champaneria, and she looked AMAZING, so I thought I would make the call. The front desk staff was very kind, knowledgable, and accommodating. (The procedure was 30% less at Dr. Champaneria's office AND was being performed by a plastic surgeon - not an assistant or technician.)My visit with Dr. Champaneria was FANTASTIC. He took the needed time to talk with me about my previous experience, what I was hoping to achieve, and what I wanted to avoid. I felt very confident he could deliver the results I was looking for....AND HE DID!!! If you are researching, considering or looking for a new Botox experience, or another cosmetic procedure, I would highly recommend a visit with Dr. Champaneria - I will certainly be back! More

5.0
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Always Hated my Lips, Just Flat and No Definition - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is world class and truly gifted in his profession. He and everyone in his office are very kind and all seem to truly care about each and every one of his patients. I have been a patient of Dr. Gabriel for almost 3 yrs now, he has seen me thru multiple surgeries for breast reconstruction after bi-lateral mastectomies, a tummy tuck, Botox and now Juvederm for my lips. From the hardest of procedures to the simplest, his caring bedside manner has never changed. I just can't say enough about him or his staff, they're just truly good people which these days are hard to find. - - I'm 49, closing in on "gulp" the big 50, I've always hated my smile, my lips have always been on the thin side with no definition so they just kind of blended into my face so today I had my lips injected with Juvederm. I'm extremely swollen, certainly could be daffy ducks sister but anxious to see the results once the swelling goes down. Here are a few pics of before and after :) More

5.0
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Finally!! - Vancouver, WA - Dr Allen Gabriel is truly a gifted, amazing surgeon. Most comfortable feeling I have ever had with a surgeon out of the several through the years I sought out for on this specific cosmetic procedure. Highly Recommend Dr Allen Gabriel! - - Allen is absolutely the best of the best! Exceptionally pleased with ,Dr Gabriel's professionalism, bed side manner, and precise exquisite work. I started researching in my early 20's for the work to be done, however, did not find or feel confident in the Doctor until I was referred to Dr Gabriel. Thank you and your staff for the utmost Red Carpet treatment, kindness, caring, and professional manner in which I was given! You have an incredible staff! And I will refer everyone to your practice! I am completely satisfied and pleased with the results! More

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Dr. Gabriel is AMAZING! I love how he runs his office operation. He makes you feel special, does excellent work and has the best patient care instructions I've even seen and I've worked in Healthcare for 10 years! THANK YOU! More

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From 15year Old Saline Implants to Natrelle 410's ..... COULDN'T BE HAPPIER! - Vancouver, WA - from the first phone call to set up my consultation, i could not have asked for better care!! dr. gabriel was so kind and patient and will answer any question you have......and take the time to explain everything to you!! i aways felt right at home with all of his staff!! they truly are the best, so friendly and so helpful!! dr. gabriel does SO MUCH for breast cancer patients, and his skills in reconstruction are truly amazing! so, i cannot say enough for his skills...........his eye for the best outcome is incredible....you can absolutely trust that!!! WONDERFUL, AMAZING, SWEET MAN!!! i can never THANK HIM enough!!! - - my original saline implants had been ideal for the first 10years....but, the last few years started to pull to the sides and look more "unnatural"....my family doctor HIGHLY RECOMMENDED dr. gabriel!!! and at my yearly mammogram, even the tech couldn't give higher praises for him! i could not have been more blessed to have him perform my exchange, and his skills were beyond what i could have hoped for. i have a small thin frame, and did not want anything too large....and his sizing was perfect! they look AMAZING, REAL, NATURAL, SYMMETRICAL and just perfect for my body size! More

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I am a 50-year old female who was born with my one breast significantly larger than the other. From my teenage years to adulthood, I have always been very self-conscious of the way they looked. Shopping for bras, bathing suits or strapless tops/gowns were always a very emotional thing for me to do since nothing would ever fit properly. I found that I had to insert breast forms in my right bra just to be able to even things More

5.0
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Born with Noticeably Different Breast Cup Sizes and Now They Match! Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel and his staff are a wonderful team of professionals to work with. They are compassionate, caring and there to assist you from the moment you walk in for your consultation, pre-op, surgery and post-op. He always takes the time to listen to you at each and every appointment. They never make you feel anything less than beautiful and do not make you feel uncomfortable in any way. I would highly recommend Dr. Gabriel. He has been such a blessing to me! - - I am a 50-year old female who was born with my one breast significantly larger than the other. From my teenage years to adulthood, I have always been very self-conscious of the way they looked. Shopping for bras, bathing suits or strapless tops/gowns were always a very emotional thing for me to do since nothing would ever fit properly. I found that I had to insert breast forms in my right bra just to be able to “even things out” so that no one be able to see the difference in the size of my breasts.I went to a plastic surgeon about 15 years ago but his bedside manner was less than desirable and I walked away from the appointment feeling more ashamed of my body than I had when I walked in. At that point, I had resounded myself to the fact that I would just have to live with the way my breasts looked forever.Fast forward to the present: I thought I would give it one more shot so I asked my primary physician for a referral to a doctor who I could talk to about breast augmentation. He referred me to Dr. Gabriel and I’m so happy he did!I went into my initial consultation with Dr. Gabriel thinking that I was going to have to have my smaller right breast implanted so that it would match the size of my left breast. Dr. Gabriel talked with me about all of my alternatives and he felt that reducing the size of my larger breast would be better for me and then I could decide if I wanted to have breast implants. He even worked with my insurance company to have the procedure completely paid for because I was born with this deformity. What a surprise that was to me because I thought I would have to pay for all of it out of pocket.Everyone that I have come in contact with during this time has had nothing but glowing praises for Dr. Gabriel. The nurses in the hospital said that I was lucky to have him as my doctor. He is such a kind and compassionate person that genuinely cares for his patients. I am now 6 weeks post-operative and still can’t believe how I look each time I stare into a mirror. My breasts are even and in direct proportion with my body. I am no longer self conscious of my breasts and it feels liberating! More

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I am a 50-year old female who was born with my one breast significantly larger than the other. From my teenage years to adulthood, I have always been very self-conscious of the way they looked. Shopping for bras, bathing suits or strapless tops/gowns were always a very emotional thing for me to do since nothing would ever fit properly. I found that I had to insert breast forms in my right bra just to be able to ??even things out??? so that no one be able to see the difference in the size of my breasts. I went to a plastic surgeon about 15 years ago but his bedside manner was less than desirable and I walked away from the appointment feeling more ashamed of my body than I had when I walked in. At that point, I had resounded myself to the fact that I would just have to live with the way my breasts looked forever. Fast forward to the present: I thought I would give it one more shot so I asked my primary physician for a referral to a doctor who I could talk to about breast augmentation. He referred me to Dr. Gabriel and I???m so happy he did! I went into my initial consultation with Dr. Gabriel thinking that I was going to have to have my smaller right breast implanted so that it would match the size of my left breast. Dr. Gabriel talked with me about all of my alternatives and he felt that reducing the size of my larger breast would be better for me and then I could decide if I wanted to have breast implants. He even worked with my insurance company to have the procedure completely paid for because I was born with this deformity. What a surprise that was to me because I thought I would have to pay for all of it out of pocket. Everyone that I have come in contact with during this time has had nothing but glowing praises for Dr. Gabriel. The nurses in the hospital said that I was lucky to have him as my doctor. He is such a kind and compassionate person that genuinely cares for his patients. I am now 6 weeks post-operative and still can???t believe how I look each time I stare into a mirror. My breasts are even and in direct proportion with my body. I am no longer self conscious of my breasts and it feels liberating! Dr. Gabriel and his staff are a wonderful team of professionals to work with. They are compassionate, caring and there to assist you from the moment you walk in for your consultation, pre-op, surgery and post-op. He always takes the time to listen to you at each and every appointment. They never make you feel anything less than beautiful and do not make you feel uncomfortable in any way. I would highly recommend Dr. Gabriel. He has been such a blessing to me! More

5.0
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Breast Implant Removal & New Implants - Vancouver, WA - I can't say enough good things about Dr. Gabriel. What a knowledgeable, caring professional! He has never dismissed my fears or concerns. He treats me as an intelligent woman who knows herself and her own body. When I wanted new implants, he listened to my reasons and presented several options. He will not do things he knows from years of experience won't work. For example, I initially wanted a fat transfer. He said it would not resolve my concern about upper breast fullness over time. I have built trust with him through my experiences! - - In 1986 I got McGhan Double Lumin implants (inner silicone pocket/outer saline pocket). This wasprior to when the FDA took silicone implants off the market & the Dow Corning class action law suit. Over the 27 years I had numerous health issues that I suspected were related to the implants, including migraines, joint pain, muscle pain, chronic allergies & bronchitis. I visited my initial surgeon in Southern California within weeks of the surgery after landing in the emergency room with my first migraine. I was told that the symptoms I had were part if aging (I was 31). Over the 27 years, I went to approximately 15 doctors in 3 states trying to get help. Towards the end I visited several plastic surgeons asking them to remove the old implants. I was told, "If they aren't broke, don't fix them."I had these implants in my body until April of 2013 when Dr. Gabriel removed them. During my first visit with Dr. Gabriel, he had already researched my implant type. He explained that they were recalled for failure 2 years after I had them in. He recommended immediate removal with no replacement to give my body time to recover and my health to improve. It would give me to decide if I would like my breasts without an implant. I actually enjoyed the freedom of having MY small breasts. I waited 2 years before I got another implant & I selected the gummy bear. The upper pole of each of my breasts were concave after having an implant for so long. I felt self conscience when I met my fiance. I love the newer implants that have a much more natural curve and softer feel. I am a 36 B to C, a very natural size for me. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-05-07
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Breast Implant Removal & New Implants - Vancouver, WA - I can't say enough good things about Dr. Gabriel and his staff. What a knowledgeable, caring professional! He has never dismissed my fears or concerns. He treats me as an intelligent woman who knows herself and her own body. When I wanted new implants, he listened to my reasons and presented several options. He will not do things he knows from years of experience won't work. For example, I initially wanted a fat transfer. He said it would not resolve my concern about upper breast fullness over time. I have built trust with him through my experiences! - - In 1986 I got McGhan Double Lumin implants (inner silicone pocket/outer saline pocket). This wasprior to when the FDA took silicone implants off the market & the Dow Corning class action law suit. Over the 27 years I had numerous health issues that I suspected were related to the implants, including migraines, joint pain, muscle pain, chronic allergies & bronchitis. I visited my initial surgeon in Southern California within weeks of the surgery after landing in the emergency room with my first migraine. I was told that the symptoms I had were part if aging (I was 31). Over the 27 years, I went to approximately 15 doctors in 3 states trying to get help. Towards the end I visited several plastic surgeons asking them to remove the old implants. I was told, "If they aren't broke, don't fix them."I had these implants in my body until April of 2013 when Dr. Gabriel removed them. During my first visit with Dr. Gabriel, he had already researched my implant type. He explained that they were recalled for failure 2 years after I had them in. He recommended immediate removal with no replacement to give my body time to recover and my health to improve. It would give me to decide if I would like my breasts without an implant. I actually enjoyed the freedom of having MY small breasts. I waited 2 years before I got another implant & I selected the gummy bear. The upper pole of each of my breasts were concave after having an implant for so long. I felt self conscience when I met my fiance. I love the newer implants that have a much more natural curve and softer feel. I am a 36 B to C, a very natural size for me. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-06-03
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Breast Implant Removal and New Implants at 60 Years Old - I can't say enough good things about Dr. Gabriel and his staff. What a knowledgeable, caring professional! He has never dismissed my fears or concerns. He treats me as an intelligent woman who knows herself and her own body. When I wanted new implants, he listened to my reasons and presented several options. He will not do things he knows from years of experience won't work. For example, I initially wanted a fat transfer. He said it would not resolve my concern about upper breast fullness over time. I have built trust with him through my experiences! - - In 1986 I got McGhan Double Lumin implants (inner silicone pocket/outer saline pocket). This wasprior to when the FDA took silicone implants off the market & the Dow Corning class action law suit. Over the 27 years I had numerous health issues that I suspected were related to the implants, including migraines, joint pain, muscle pain, chronic allergies & bronchitis. I visited my initial surgeon in Southern California within weeks of the surgery after landing in the emergency room with my first migraine. I was told that the symptoms I had were part if aging (I was 31). Over the 27 years, I went to approximately 15 doctors in 3 states trying to get help. Towards the end I visited several plastic surgeons asking them to remove the old implants. I was told, "If they aren't broke, don't fix them."I had these implants in my body until April of 2013 when Dr. Gabriel removed them. During my first visit with Dr. Gabriel, he had already researched my implant type. He explained that they were recalled for failure 2 years after I had them in. He recommended immediate removal with no replacement to give my body time to recover and my health to improve. It would give me to decide if I would like my breasts without an implant. I actually enjoyed the freedom of having MY small breasts. I waited 2 years before I got another implant & I selected the gummy bear. The upper pole of each of my breasts were concave after having an implant for so long. I felt self conscience when I met my fiance. I love the newer implants that have a much more natural curve and softer feel. I am a 36 B to C, a very natural size for me. More

5.0
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Active Mom of Two, Mommy Make over and Hernia Repair - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel and staff are amazing! I was really nervous to have the procedure, wondering if it would be worth the expense. Dr. Gabriel put me at ease, and the staff answered all of my questions. He is easy to talk to, and understood exactly what I was looking to do. I recovered well, and believe it was worth every penny! More

5.0
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Dr. Gabriel is first class...totally engaged and listens. He made me feel very comfortable and positive going into my surgery, then has been awesome at follow up and making sure I was satisfied with the results, which I couldn't be happier with. He is always kind and courteous and positive...always. He makes you feel like you are his only patient, never rushed. More

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I recently had surgery with Dr. Gabriel as my plastic surgeon, my experience has been nothing but excellent. From the very first consultation through the surgery and all my postoperative care I have had nothing but the utmost admiration for my physician and his staff More

5.0
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40 Year Old Botched Breasts from Prior Doctor - Vancouver, WA - I had my breast done by other doctor about 2 1/2 years ago and the outcome was awful. Pain in both breast a large lump above my right right from the doctor leaving a whole in my tissue where the implant move up into. Dr Gabrial is the kindest most caring doctor. Not only is his work perfect but the way he treats you is special and caring. I would never have another Doctor touch me. I want to thank him so much for making me feel beautiful and pain free. More

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Dr Gabrial fixed a botched breast Augmentation I had and he made me beautiful and pain free again. He is the best More

5.0
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I was referred to Dr Champaneria for a consult regarding prophylactic mastectomy with reconstruction. His office and staff are extremely knowledgeable, courteous and efficient and both my mastectomy and reconstruction surgeries went very smoothly. I am very pleased with the cosmetic outcome of my procedures and would highly recommend Dr. Champaneria and his staff. More

5.0
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39 Years Old Mom of 3 - Vancouver, WA - Having breast augmentation was always something I have wanted to do!! After breastfeeding for 4 1/2years left me with very little!! Then I lost 50 pounds and well there went more!! So after talking to my husband we finally decided that we could do it!! I calledDr. Gabriel 's office asked questions and then thought about it over the weekend then called first thing Monday morning and they made me a appointment the following week!! When I walked in and they made me feel so comfortable I knew I came to the right place!! I meet Dr. Gabriel and I knew I didn't need to look no further!! He did his exam and asked me questions of what I was wanting and we both decided that my first choice of gummy bear implants was the right choice for my body type!! The day of surgery I was his first patient of the day and he came in and he joked around!! He made me feel very comfortable and I didn't feel nervous at all!! I knew I was in good hands!! Surgery took around an hour!! I didn't have any pain just tired!! I will recommended him to everyone I know!! More

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New Journey New Beginnings - Vancouver, WA - 10 gold stars for this office there all truly amazing - - Dr Gabrial and his staff are amazing day after my surgery he called me to see how I was feeling and if I was eating. I had very little pain off pain Meds within 2 days back to work in 6 days it's now day 13 still tightness just trying to be patient for these girls to take there place I couldn't have been in better hands More

5.0
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Absolutely loved my experience with Dr. Gabriel and his staff. He treated me like family and I would recommend him to anyone I knew!! More

5.0
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34 Years Old, 2 Kids, Pregnancy Wasn't Good to Me - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria is amazing, professional, knowledgeable, and a gifted surgeon. - - After dedicating 3 years of my life to trying to get my "pre-pregnant" body back, I conceded that pregnancy wasn't good to me. I had two children and lost over 135 pounds, stuck to a very strict diet and exercise schedule, and still couldn't get my body back. Like many women I had a constant protruding stomach and lots of excess skin. My breasts were completely deflated and also had excess skin. After much research and 4 different consultations I finally found Dr. Champaneria and it was a match made in heaven! He made me feel comfortable immediately and from our first visit I knew he was the surgeon for me. His office is super professional and very friendly. He set out a game plan for a full abdominalplasty with muscle repair and a breast lift with augmentation (also known as a mommy makeover) I was hesitant at first to do the whole thing but Dr. Champaneria welcomed and answered all my questions with ease. He is very knowledgable and confident in his abilities. He also clearly outlined what to expect in the recovery process. The surgery went perfect, my incisions are as minimal as possible, and Dr. Champaneria and his team were there for me every step of the way. My aftercare is amazing and I love going into the office. I finally have my body back and could not be happier. I highly recommend Dr. Champaneria to anyone looking for a Plastic surgeon, he is truly amazing!!! More

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Gummy Bear Anatomical Implants 320cc - Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel has done an amazing job with my BA. My procedure was a little complex because I needed a mesh anchoring system (that's not the medical terminology ! ) to keep my implants safe and secure under my pectoral muscle. His knowledge in reconstructive breast surgery was extremely beneficial in my case and was another reason I chose him. He took great care of my body and listened carefully to my needs and expectations from the procedure. I was a 34 barely A cup. I wanted a very natural yet feminine look. I didn't want the world to notice because I regularly am in front of groups of people in fitness gear. However, I also wanted to feel sexier, and look a little more proportioned-somehow he made both happen. I'm not sure exactly what my size is, either 34 C or D moderate projection. I love my results and I'm healing very quickly. Dr Gabriel patiently answers my many questions at every visit. He's very confident - that was a selling point for me too as deciding on size, projection, etc can be very stressful. Dr Gabriel is fantastic and clearly an expert in the industry. His staff is gorgeous, kind, and informative as well! More

5.0
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27, 2 Kids, 115lbs - Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel has been amazing since the very beginning. He's helped me so much and his entire staff is so friendly! I love my boobs now, I couldn't imagine a better outcome! They are perfect! - - After breast feeding two kids, I went from a DD to a B. I was super discouraged when I looked in the mirror because my boobs had become so deflated! I couldn't have had a better Dr to help me through this big decision! Dr Gabriel and his staff are absolutely amazing and my boobs couldn't be any more perfect! More

5.0
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Prophylactic Mastectomy with Reconstruction - Vancouver, WA - I was referred to Dr Champaneria for a consult regarding prophylactic mastectomy with reconstruction. I am a 34 year old BRCA 1 gene mutation positive female with extensive family history of breast cancer. After careful consult and consideration with genetic counselors/oncologists/gynecologist and Dr. Champaneria, I elected to undergo this procedure. His office and staff are extremely knowledgeable, courteous and efficient and both my mastectomy and reconstruction surgeries went very smoothly and my recovery process has been very predictable. I have been very fortunate to have such a knowledgeable surgeon and am very pleased with the caliber of.my experience and the cosmetic outcome acheived. My implants are very natural looking and there is minimal scarring, and I was able to go a.cup size larger than my natural breasts. Very satisfied! More

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Dr. Gabriel and his office have been nothing short of fantastic!! I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Gabriel and am 100 % impressed with my experience. I am a week post op, and they have been on top of everything needed for my recovery. So happy I chose him for my surgeon!! More

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This office, and this doctor are WONDERFUL! If you choose to have any procedures done, I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Champaneria. His pre op and post op care is WONDERFUL. He cares about you, and spends time with you, and listens to what your ideas are too. I have never felt hurried while in his office. You will not be disappointed if you go to see him. You will be ELATED after surgery too! The office staff is GREAT also. More

5.0
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Tummy is Gonna Go Before I'm 50 :) - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is a master in his trade plus he genuinely cares about his patients. - - I'm 49 with 3 kids, my youngest was via c-section 10 yrs ago and my stomach has never been the same. I've always hated my stomach and the c-section certainly didn't help. These last couple of years have been very rough, bi-lateral mastectomy with reconstruction and all the physical and emotional crapola that goes along with it so I decided that before I turn 50, this tummy is going to go! Happy early birthday to me plus my new boobs deserve a sexy tummy to go with them. Dr. Gabriel did my reconstruction so he's going to work his magic on more of me. I'm scheduled for April 19th, so nervous but so excited too. More

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Diep Flap Breast Reonstruction and My New Amazing Belly Boob! - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria is a true professtional and a master at what he does. He made sure I knew exactly what to expect with the surgery and recovey. He is kind, patient, charming, and really wants to give you the best results he can. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff! - - Diep Flap Breast Reconstruction and My Amazing New Belly-Boob! 54 years oldInvasive Ductal CarcinomaMastectomy, right breast 4/2/2015Lymphectomy 4/22/2015DIEP-flap Surgery 2/4/216My wonderful Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Mannish Champaneria went over all of my options for reconstruction, and I decided to have the DIEP-flap. I had a nice, ample, lower belly roll that would make a great boob and it would be all me, would be warm, and would age with my body Dr. Champaneria had not glossed over the fact that it was a long and complicated surgery, and it would take a while to totally recover.I would need another surgery to lift the left breast to match the new one, and they would also do liposuction on my stomach. After that, there would be a small surgery to build the areola and nipple. Still, this seemed to be an incredible way to replace my breast. And I had all the confidence in the world in Dr. Champaneria.It was 10 months after my mastectomy when I had the DIEP-flap surgery. I checked in PeaceHealth Hospital on Feb. 3, 2016. Dr. Champaneria came in the pre-op and went over everything again. He is so professional, and seems to want to get his patients the best results he can. He also wants to make sure they know what to expect. I totally trusted him. I also met Grace, his serene and capable assistant. I knew I was in good hands.I was in surgery for 10 hours. I woke up in what would be my room for the next three days. I looked down and had two breasts again! It was me again! I think I cried a little. I had not mourned the loss of my breast to mastectomy - it wanted to kill me and it had to go. But I will admit, that looking in the mirror for those 10 months was hard. The scar looked so harsh and ugly next to the one breast I had left. I tried to not think about it. But when I woke up after surgery, looked down and saw I had two breasts again it kinda hit me. I guess I hadn’t realized just how much looking at that slash in my chest had demoralized me.The pain pump kept me very comfortable, and the nurses on the Eighth floor were fabulous. I had a monitor on the belly boob, to make sure the blood was flowing. It would make that noise for three days. I began to actually like the sound - it meant my new boob was happy and healthy!I’m now seven weeks from the surgery, and have lost 10 pounds and had to buy a 4” shorter belt. I’ll be having my revision surgery on May 4. Dr. Champaneria will lift my left breast to match the new, perker one, and also do liposuction on my mid-section.Dr. Chamaneria and his staff have been stellar. I could not have found a more caring, talented, and charming plastic surgeon. I could not be happier.I can’t wait to see what I will look like after this next one. Dr. Champaneria did such an amazing job with the first surgery, I know he is going to make me look fabulous!I’ll keep you posted! More

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ReviewScraper-2016-04-07
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Diep Flap Breast Reonstruction and My New Amazing Belly Boob! - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria just did my breast reconstrucion - a Diep Flap operation, which can be a long and complicated surgery. I never once doubted that I would have anything but exellent results because Dr. Champaneria is a true professtional and a master at what he does. He took care to made sure I knew exactly what to expect with the surgery and recovey. He is kind, patient, charming, and really wants to give you the best possible results he can. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff. I am really looking forward to the upcoming surgery, which will be a lift on my left breast so it matches the new, wonderful, right breast he made for me. Dr. Champenaria is such a gifted and talented surgeon so I know my final results will be beautiful. I thank Dr. C from the bottom of my heart for giving me myslef back! - - Diep Flap Breast Reconstruction and My Amazing New Belly-Boob! 54 years oldInvasive Ductal CarcinomaMastectomy, right breast 4/2/2015Lymphectomy 4/22/2015DIEP-flap Surgery 2/4/216My wonderful Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Mannish Champaneria went over all of my options for reconstruction, and I decided to have the DIEP-flap. I had a nice, ample, lower belly roll that would make a great boob and it would be all me, would be warm, and would age with my body Dr. Champaneria had not glossed over the fact that it was a long and complicated surgery, and it would take a while to totally recover.I would need another surgery to lift the left breast to match the new one, and they would also do liposuction on my stomach. After that, there would be a small surgery to build the areola and nipple. Still, this seemed to be an incredible way to replace my breast. And I had all the confidence in the world in Dr. Champaneria.It was 10 months after my mastectomy when I had the DIEP-flap surgery. I checked in PeaceHealth Hospital on Feb. 3, 2016. Dr. Champaneria came in the pre-op and went over everything again. He is so professional, and seems to want to get his patients the best results he can. He also wants to make sure they know what to expect. I totally trusted him. I also met Grace, his serene and capable assistant. I knew I was in good hands.I was in surgery for 10 hours. I woke up in what would be my room for the next three days. I looked down and had two breasts again! It was me again! I think I cried a little. I had not mourned the loss of my breast to mastectomy - it wanted to kill me and it had to go. But I will admit, that looking in the mirror for those 10 months was hard. The scar looked so harsh and ugly next to the one breast I had left. I tried to not think about it. But when I woke up after surgery, looked down and saw I had two breasts again it kinda hit me. I guess I hadn’t realized just how much looking at that slash in my chest had demoralized me.The pain pump kept me very comfortable, and the nurses on the Eighth floor were fabulous. I had a monitor on the belly boob, to make sure the blood was flowing. It would make that noise for three days. I began to actually like the sound - it meant my new boob was happy and healthy!I’m now seven weeks from the surgery, and have lost 10 pounds and had to buy a 4” shorter belt. I’ll be having my revision surgery on May 4. Dr. Champaneria will lift my left breast to match the new, perker one, and also do liposuction on my mid-section.Dr. Chamaneria and his staff have been stellar. I could not have found a more caring, talented, and charming plastic surgeon. I could not be happier.I can’t wait to see what I will look like after this next one. Dr. Champaneria did such an amazing job with the first surgery, I know he is going to make me look fabulous!I’ll keep you posted! More

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ReviewScraper-2016-03-29
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26 Y/o Breasts Reduced from 38e to 38c - Vancouver, WA - Dr Champaneria has been amazing throughout this process and has never left me with any unanswered questions. He has always fulfilled all my questions and concerns. He is truly amazing! - - I had a breast reduction done and went from an E cup to a C cup. I have never been happier. I have been very blessed with having such a caring and amazing Doctor. Dr Champaneria is honestly a "Champ" and I have had the best experience whenever meeting with him. I am very impressed with the work he has done and am amazed with how they turned out. He is very genuine and really cares about your wants/ needs/ questions/ concerns and really everything. He even remembered me telling him about a pet of mine at the first appointment, and every appointment after that he would ask about my pet. That just shows how caring and amazing he is. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a breast reduction. I also have recommended him and gave out his business card since my surgery. Thank you very much for changing my life Dr Champaneria! Your an amazing person and Dr! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-03-25
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Natrelle 410 Anatomical Cohesive Gel Implants (320cc [L] and 370cc [R]) (5'7" & 115lbs) Vancouver, WA - In January of 2015 I began to fully research breast augmentation. Working in the medical community provided many avenues for research, while word of mouth recommendations was by far the most important to me. By September of 2015 I had decided that breast augmentation was something I was indeed serious about and I knew who I wanted to perform the operation. I called PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery to schedule a consult with Dr. Allen Gabriel. Dr. Gabriel is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Southwest Washington. (On a side note, he is also considered “the guy” when it comes to breasts.)My consult was scheduled for November of 2015. I then met Dr. Gabriel. My initial impression was positive. His overall confident nature, while not having an ounce of (noticeable) ego, was reassuring. We initially discussed my overall goals for the procedure, along with various options. Dr. Gabriel very graciously assessed just what he had (or did not have) to work with. Measurements were taken and questions were answered. Professionalism was maintained throughout the consult. My procedure was scheduled for February 18 of 2016.I am so thankful for the end result! I am 5 week’s post-operative and I feel AMAZING! The symmetry of my breasts is nearly perfect! (I don’t know how he did it!) My incisions are tiny, which is crazy for cohesive gel’s which require a larger incision. All told I am completely grateful and truly appreciate the attention to detail from Dr. Gabriel. His perfectionism is much appreciated and I am so thankful that I don’t have to be the only one to advocate for myself as he is advocating for me!If you are considering breast augmentation in Oregon or Washington, you really need to look no further than Dr. Gabriel. He will listen to you and use his knowledge and skill to help you look and feel your best! He is truly an exceptional physician and surgeon. - - I have been thin throughout my life. I am 5'7" and my weight ranges from 110 pounds to 115 pounds. One of the down sides of my body type is that I have never had large (or medium for that matter) breasts. It did not really bother me before children as they were lovely in shape for a 32A and I possessed all the confidence of youth. Then I grew up. I married a wonderful man who loved me in spite of my small breasts and had three fantastic children. I was blessed to be able to exclusively breastfeed all three of them for a total of about 5 years. Breastfeeding my babies was something I would NEVER give back. The closeness I experienced with my children during those first years of life was priceless. That said my breasts were never quite the same and the confidence of youth was waning at 35 years old! (My breast tissue did not sag after breastfeeding, but it did atrophy. I discovered the sad truth that breasts can actually be smaller than a 32A!)In January of 2015 I finished breastfeeding my last child and began to fully research breast augmentation. Working in the medical community provided many avenues for research, while word of mouth recommendations was by far the most important to me. By September of 2015 I had decided that breast augmentation was something I was indeed serious about and I knew who I wanted to perform the operation. I called PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery to schedule a consult with Dr. Allen Gabriel. Dr. Gabriel is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Southwest Washington. (On a side note, he is also considered “the guy” when it comes to breasts.) My consult was scheduled for November of 2015. I checked in at the front desk and was promptly greeted by Jamie, Dr. Gabriel’s PA. She took me into an office and did an initial intake. She also went over all the various types of implants available. Jamie was awesome! Her natural beauty and quiet character, along with her overall professionalism, was helpful in making me feel comfortable. I then moved into an exam room. Pictures were taken, which was NOT a fun process, and sizers were tried. (Jamie had brought sizers from 250ccish to 325ccish.) I then met Dr. Gabriel. (I half expected Dr. 90210 to come in the room!) My initial impression was positive. His overall confident nature, while not having an ounce of (noticeable) ego, was reassuring. We initially discussed my overall goals for the procedure.I would like to look natural. I do not want my breasts to be the first thing people see when they look at me. I would like my breast implants to look like they might ACTUALLY be real.I do not want two round balls on my chest.I do not want side breasts.I would like my breast implants to last a long time.I would like to know that if they rupture the silicone is not leaking into my system.I do not want to feel the implant.I do not want wide-set breast implants.I AM NOT A STRIPPER. I am a Wife and Mama. Dr. Gabriel then very graciously assessed just what he had (or did not have) to work with. Measurements were taken and questions were answered. It was decided that the Natrelle 410 Anatomical Cohesive Gel Implant would be best given my goals. I had felt most comfortable with the 304cc sizer and was allowed to take it home. My surgery was scheduled that day for February 18 of 2016. I left feeling confident and SO EXCITED!!! (Fast forward several months.) Day of surgery could not have gone better! I arrived at the Ambulatory Surgery Center at 6AM with my husband in tow. My pre-operative nurse was fabulous! (The IV stick was completely painless!) Anesthesia was wonderful! Dr. Gabriel met with me one more time and size was discussed once again. (We had decided at my pre-operative appointment in January that 300cc to 360cc was a good range for my body type. He was going to decide while in the operating room what looked best. I trusted 100% that he would do right by me.) He also noted that I had a prominent rib bone on my left side and that he would use different size implants to help achieve symmetry. Then…I went to sleep and woke up with BREASTS!!! (I think the first thing I said was “Is it done?”) I had zero pain and zero nausea! (I had braced myself for the worst after reading all the reviews on Real Self.) I ate a couple graham crackers and drank some water. The nurse gave me one oxycodone for the road. They put ice packs on my breasts and I was out the door. I spent the rest of the day resting and enjoying not having to chase kids or make dinner! I took IBP and kept ice packs on. That night I took one more oxycodone just to be sure I did not wake up in pain. I slept most of the night and woke up pain free. (My breasts felt full and tight…kind of like being engorged with breast milk…but not painful.) I took one more oxycodone on the second night and one muscle relaxer. After that it was all IBP and ice for me. I would say it was never more than a 3 on the 0-10 pain scale. (I say all this to encourage those of you who have heard how painful this procedure is. I think a good surgeon makes all the difference in the world, along with a little perspective. It does not have to be a bad experience.) I am so thankful for the end result! I am 5 week’s post-operative and I feel AMAZING! Dr. Gabriel ended up placing the Natrelle 410 Anatomical Cohesive Gel Implants (320cc moderate profile on my left side and 370cc ultra high profile on my right). I might be biased, but I think my breasts look perfect for my frame! I am wearing between a 34C and 32D. I am also able to wear size small sports bras and bralettes. The symmetry is awesome! (I don’t know how he did it!) My incisions are tiny, which is crazy for cohesive gel’s which require a larger incision. All told I am completely grateful and truly appreciate the attention to detail from Dr. Gabriel. His perfectionism is much appreciated and I am so thankful that I don’t have to be the only on More

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ReviewScraper-2016-04-21
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33 Years Old, Mom Who Breastfed, 375 MF - Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel is a magician. I'm so glad I chose him, and trusted him to make the final decision with what size implants I got.For the first time in my life, my breasts are perfectly symmetrical, from the side, from the top view, looking at my under boob cleavage. They're the same size. And my nipples are perfectly lined up. And my nipple to breast ratio is finally perfect. I spent the past two decades insecure about having big puffy nipples and small boobs. Best of all, my new boobs match my frame. It really feels like they're mine, like they're the boobs I was always supposed to have. And I'm not even done healing, so they look better every day. It has done wonders for my self esteem.I've had the easiest recovery ever, it was not painful at all even without pain pills. And that's not me having a high tolerance - I found the first weeks of breastfeeding to be the worst pain of my life, and other people deal with it fine. It was just having such a skilled doctor. On top of all that, he is super nice and puts you at ease. I was not nervous at all the day of my surgery. I knew I was in good hands! - - My son is 3 years old, and I breastfed him for 28 months. Prior to my pregnancy I was a 32 B, but I was happy with my size. I'm 5'1, 110 lbs. I had cute perky boobs that fit my small frame. During pregnancy, I gained 40 lbs and went up to a D cup. The two years I breastfed, I was a 32 DD or 34 D. Now my boobs have gone back to their 32 B size, but they have lost all perkiness and look smaller than they did before. They're soft and deflated. And I really miss my breastfeeding boobs I had the past few years! So the goal is to get them back.I already had my consultation and pre op appointment, I'm just waiting to have my surgery in a few weeks. I am getting teardrop gummies, inserted bilateral (under the breast incision, under the muscle). I looked at 3D imaging and initially liked 335 cc, but after trying sample implants on at home, decided to go bigger. Then I tried 375 cc on under bras at Victoria's Secret, and I feel it will make me the perfect size, because I fit back into my old bra size I wore while breastfeeding. I have decided to go with MF rather than MX, a moderate profile, because I think it is more natural looking. My boobs never had much projection, even at their biggest. They tend to just be bigger around.I will add some before pictures & of course some afters once I have my surgery. More

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Dr. Gabriel is the absolute best, he went above and beyond for me. I feel absolutely comfortable and like family every time I come in. I don't even need to check in anymore smile emoticon, they just see me and the girls tell me they got me in!!!! He makes sure you are happy and actually gets to know you. Thank you everyone for being the greatest! ????????? More

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I have already recommended Dr. Champaneria to several friends! He is honest, helpful, professional, and takes his job seriously! I had a bit of a special circumstance, in that I have a gall bladder scar that "was in the way". So Dr. said he could do one of two ways, I totally trusted him, and he told me of any complications that could arise. Well I am happy to say, NONE of the complications happened, and I am TOTALLY satisfied with the two procedures I had done!! WONDERFUL experience!! More

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my visit with Dr. Champanemia was great, he's always very polite easygoing and easy to talk to. He always answers all my questions and any concerns I have he puts my mind at ease. The nurses and staff were also very nice. I have nothing but praise for Dr. Champaneria he's a wonderful doctor... More

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Today I had my second TCA peel, it was my first time meeting Ashley she was very sweet answered all of my questions I highly recommend her! My skin is slowly improving! Thank you! As well as the front office is very kind and welcoming! More

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My doctor referred me to Dr. Champaneria to remove a cyst on my cheek. I am in the public eye all day with clients. This office is very clean and runs on time. Dr. Champaneria and his P-A explained the steps to remove the cyst and what I should expect after removal. They are passionate professionals. Everything went extremely well. Dr.Champaneria surprised me with a painless smooth surgery. Highly recommend this fantastic team of experts. More

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ReviewScraper-2016-02-29
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29 Year Old with Assemerty. Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is a fantastic surgeon with an awesome team. He is personable and highly knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone getting breast work done. He makes his patients feel comfortable and takes excellent care of them. He even personally did follow up phone calls to make sure I was doing okay the day after each of my surgeries. He is a fairly conservative surgeon and will help you find implants that are nicely proportioned to your body. If you are looking for a surgeon to give you huge fake boobs, he might not be the surgeon for you. I love the fact that all his surgeries are done at the hospital and not in a clinic. Yes it is more expensive at a hospital, but surgeries are risky and if anything happens in a clinic a patient would probably die. Find a surgeon who does his work in a hospital. So happy I chose Dr. Gabriel for my procedures. - - I have always been unhappy with the asymmetry of my breasts. After being pregnant and breast feeding my first child my asymmetry became more pronounced and bothersome. I suffered back pain and neck pain for years. In January of 2015 I changed my primary healthcare provider and went in for an appointment for neck pain. My doctor put in a referral for a plastic surgeon consultation. I ended up choosing Dr. Allen Gabriel for my surgeon. He is well known for his work in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. From my first appointment he made me feel like the outcome I wanted was entirely possible. I told him that I wanted my breasts to be as even as possible, perkier and closer to the size of my larger breast. To accomplish what I wanted Dr. Gabriel said he recommended a lollipop incision with a reduction and nipple placement on my larger breast to match it to my smaller breast’s size and shape.The one thing that I was unsure of was the number of surgeries Dr. Gabriel recommended. When I first went in I just wanted to add implants onto my reduction surgery and get it all done at one time. He recommended I break the surgery into two surgeries, six months apart. After he explained why this was a better option I put aside my desire to rush things and reminded myself that he is an expert and wouldn’t recommended something if there wasn’t really valid reasons. I am so happy that I did it his way and went with the two surgeries.My first surgery was completely covered by my insurance because of my asymmetry. I had it done in June of 2015. It was strange waking up from the surgery because I felt so flat chested. I had minimal pain after the surgery and didn’t continue to take pain killers after the ones they gave me while at the hospital. I did get an abscess at my incision site a couple weeks after surgery which was painful to the touch. It cleared up within a couple days though. After about six weeks I started to massage my scar tissue at my incisions. I am a person who scars easily and I think that I was a little nervous to over massage… I wish I had been more aggressive because I don’t think that I had broken the scar tissue down well enough. I noticed it a lot more after my second surgery.My second surgery was scheduled at one of my follow up appointments after my first surgery. I scheduled it for late November of 2015. I chose to get the anatomically shaped gummy implants and ended up deciding on 450ccs. Which I am loving more and more as they heal and drop into place. There were two things I was not prepared for with this surgery. The first was some post-surgery depression. For weeks I yo-yoed back and forth on hating my implants and then loving them. I thought why I felt the need to do this to my body. My breast with scar tissue took longer to soften up and looked higher. It took me a little while to figure out that lots of people have post-surgery depression at varying levels and I would get over it… which I did after a couple more weeks. The other thing I wasn’t prepared for was the look of my breasts. I think having a reduction on one side made the healing process different on that side. It made me so nervous that my breast with the reduction seemed to sit higher and be tighter than my other breast. I was afraid they were just different and would stay different forever. Once I started to massage the scar tissue on my reduction breast it started to soften up and at this point looks much closer to the shape of my other breast. I am currently extremely happy with my breasts. I know I still have a good three months of healing time and maybe longer than that for the scars to fade nicely but I love the size and shape. The gummy implants are awesome; they have excellent shape and a nice squishy feel. I am very happy that I followed Dr. Gabriel’s advice and did two separate surgeries. He worked with me on the price, which when you look at how it is broken down would have pretty much been the same whether I broke the surgeries into one or two. By doing two surgeries I was able to heal correctly without putting extra strain on my incisions and also had an extra surgery to fix my asymmetry if need be. More

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Dr Gabriel is a very patient, talented and compassionate Dr. He went above and beyond at all times to make sure I was happy and that everything was healing correctly. I have complete trust in him! More

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ReviewScraper-2016-02-28
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29 Yr Old BA 445cc Natrelle Gummy Bears - Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel is truly amazing. He did two surgeries on me. Both breast augmentation but the second one was a revision/implant switch. My first surgery went well, but I was one of the few whose implant was rotating (anatomical implant). I saw him about my concern and he had me on the schedule right away for a revision. He changed my implants with round ones this time, he said they were the newest and latest model they just got, the inspira. Boy I felt spoiled already! He did my revision at absolutely no cost to me. He really cared about my concern and made it right. Great guy! Has a sense of humor too! I am absolutely loving my new breast! I went way bigger but they still look natural. And the new ones feel much softer! - - Got my breast augmentation under the muscle, 445 cc natrelle style 410 gummy bears October 2015. I have breast fed two kids. My nipples actually point down and my surgeon said I have underdeveloped breast muscles. While I loved the first month, when it when it dropped it was a little too small for me. When I was fitted I asked for 575cc, but my surgeon said I would be better with 445 cc. I'm a bigger girl, 180 lbs. so this actually looks tiny on me. He said I need a lift too, but I'm still young and can wait. He also thought about moving my nipples but we both agreed that it wasn't necessary and I didn't want the scars or loose nipple sensation. More

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ReviewScraper-2016-02-22
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29 Yr Old BA 445cc Natrelle Gummy Bears - Vancouver, WA - He is very personal, he took really good care of me. Staff are very kind. You just feel really cared for and well taken cared off. - - Got my breast augmentation under the muscle, 445 cc natrelle style 410 gummy bears October 2015. I have breast fed two kids. My nipples actually point down and my surgeon said I have underdeveloped breast muscles. While I loved the first month, when it when it dropped it was a little too small for me. When I was fitted I asked for 575cc, but my surgeon said I would be better with 445 cc. I'm a bigger girl, 180 lbs. so this actually looks tiny on me. He said I need a lift too, but I'm still young and can wait. He also thought about moving my nipples but we both agreed that it wasn't necessary and I didn't want the scars or loose nipple sensation. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-03-10
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29 Yr Old BA 445 cc gummy to 605cc inspira round srf - Dr Gabriel is truly amazing. He did two surgeries on me. Both breast augmentation but the second one was a revision/implant switch. My first surgery went well, but I was one of the few whose implant was rotating (anatomical implant). I saw him about my concern and he had me on the schedule right away for a revision. He changed my implants with round ones this time, he said they were the newest and latest model they just got, the inspira. Boy I felt spoiled already! He did my revision at absolutely no cost to me. He really cared about my concern and made it right. Great guy! Has a sense of humor too! I am absolutely loving my new breast! I went way bigger but they still look natural. And the new ones feel much softer! - - Got my breast augmentation under the muscle, 445 cc natrelle style 410 gummy bears October 2015. I have breast fed two kids. My nipples actually point down and my surgeon said I have underdeveloped breast muscles. While I loved the first month, when it when it dropped it was a little too small for me. When I was fitted I asked for 575cc, but my surgeon said I would be better with 445 cc. I'm a bigger girl, 180 lbs. so this actually looks tiny on me. He said I need a lift too, but I'm still young and can wait. He also thought about moving my nipples but we both agreed that it wasn't necessary and I didn't want the scars or loose nipple sensation. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-02-20
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52 Breast Cancer- Reconstruction W/ Natrelle 410 MX445 Exchanged to MX550 (Gummy Bear) SO HAPPY! Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is an amazing surgeon. After each surgery he personally called my husband to let him know how everything went and would visit me before I went home. Would follow up with a phone call to me at home as well. He the time to answer any questions and usually made me feel comfortable. Just look at my photos compared to others on the internet! I don't even look like I had breast cancer. Other doctors who have seen me always say wow you look great and Dr. Gabriel should be very proud of his work. I sure am! During one of my surgeries the IV blew in my hand as the anesthesiologist said I should be feeling sleepy, all I felt was my hand on fire! Jami and the anesthesiologist quickly took out the IV and had to find another good vein. During that time Dr. Gabriel held my hand and talked about his daughter and a trip to to Disneyland to keep my mind off the pain I was in. He is so kind hearted and truly cares about his patients. His PA Jami is amazing too. She always has a smile on her face and really takes the time to listen to anything you need to talk about. They both put up with me complaining about my size at first. Afterall I am 52, why should I care about that, but I did and wanted to look great for my husband of 33 years! I never feld judged or uncomfortable talking with Jami. I highly recommend Dr. Gabriel and his staff. You could not find a more caring group of professionals in our area. - - My journey started just after my 51st birthday. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma- stage 2. Within 3 weeks I was having a double mastectomy. I wasn't too scared as my friend had the same surgeons and loved them. Dr. Gabriel and Dr. Storm-Dickerson. I felt very comfortable with them as well and trusted the choices I had made to have both breast removed. First surgery went well, spent 2 nights in the hospital. The nurses at Peacehealth were awesome! I had two sets of drains for a few weeks, then one for a couple weeks more. Not long after the drains were removed Dr. Gabriel said I was ready for the nipple sharing surgery. This was a fascinating procedure. He actually cut my healthy left nipple in half to share with the right breast which had the cancer and the nipple needed to be removed. They look amazing and healed pretty fast. The worst part of that surgery was I had not had any expansion fills yet. During surgery he expanded me to 300 cc, which is all the expanders would hold. This was quite painful for over a month! I was really sad to see how small they were too but Dr. Gabriel said this is not the finished size, we would decide that later. Another month went by and the muscles relaxed a bit and filled out a little more. I could hardly wait till my exchange surgery. We had decided on the Natrelle gummy bear implants. Dr. Gabriel said they were the best available. I let him know what size I wanted to be , about 525-550 cc's (a full C cup). My exchange was scheduled for March 10, 4 months after my initial surgery. After the exchange Dr. Gabriel came to visit me first thing the next morning as I had spent the night at the hospital. He is so caring and has the best bedside manner of any doctor I have met. I had expected my breast to look and feel much larger but they didn't. He assured me they will expand as the muscles relax and to be patient. That is something I am not :) I found out later the size I had expected is not what I had. These were smaller but he felt for my frame they would look the best and give it time. I am 5'5" 145 lbs at that time, now 128 lbs.4 months past and I still didn't feel like they were the size I wanted. My C cup bra was a loose so Dr. Gabriel suggested a fat transfer or if I really insisted he would exchange the gummy bears for round implants but he didn't recommend them for me. I trusted his judgement and had the fat transfer. He took fat from my thighs, I had a lot of bruising, it took over a month for the bruising to go away. My thighs have not looked this good for awhile though so I was quite happy with that! My breast looked much fuller and I was very pleased with the outcome.....till I lost 20+lbs! Most of the fat transfer was gone. 4 months later I spoke with Dr. Gabriel & I asked why my left breast felt/looked smaller than the right. He reviewed my photos, it was really noticeable from the side view, and suggested a lift on the left breast. So another surgery was scheduled for Dec 31st. He also said the larger MX550 were FDA approved now and he could exchange the MX445 out for them since I had been concerned about my size. I already looked pretty good and was getting use to the MX445 so I wasn't sure I wanted a exchange. Up to the surgery day I thought do I really want to go through this again?, more drains and pain. I went through with it and no drains this time! Recovery has been pretty easy. I had been taking the pain meds and only off work a few days. No one even knew I had another surgery. I have to admit I love the MX550 size for me. I am so thankful Dr. Gabriel suggested the larger size. I have not looked this good for years! I nursed 3 kids for 1 year each and believe me not much was left. Having breast cancer is something I would never wish anyone to go through. If you have a choice I would highly recommend Dr. Gabriel. He is an amazing surgeon. I didn't know this site Real Self was out there till months after I was diagnosed. After seeing others photos online I feel so lucky to have such a gifted Doctor. Breast cancer takes at least a year out of you life, I feel blessed I am alive and finally feel pretty again. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-02-21
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52 Breast Cancer- Mastecotmy, Reconstruction W/ Natrelle 410 MX445 Exchanged to MX550 (Gummy Bear) SO HAPPY! Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is an amazing surgeon. After each surgery he personally called my husband to let him know how everything went and all but one surgery came to see me before I went home. He would follow up with a phone call to me at home as well. He tookthe time to answer any questions and usually made me feel comfortable. Just look at my photos compared to others on the internet! I don't even look like I had breast cancer. Other doctors who have seen me have said how good I look and Dr. Gabriel should be very proud of his work. I sure am! During one of my surgeries the IV blew in my hand as the anesthesiologist said I should be feeling sleepy, all I felt was my hand on fire! Jami and the anesthesiologist quickly took out the IV and had to find another good vein. During that time Dr. Gabriel held my hand and talked about his daughter and a trip to to Disneyland to keep my mind off the pain I was in. He is so kind hearted and truly cares about his patients. His PA Jami is amazing too. She always has a smile on her face and really takes the time to listen to anything you need to talk about. They both put up with me complaining about my size at first. Afterall I am 52, why should I care about that, but I did and wanted to look better in my clothes and look great for my husband of 33 years! I never felt judged or uncomfortable talking with Jami. I highly recommend Dr. Gabriel and his staff. You could not find a more caring group of professionals in our area. - - My journey started just after my 51st birthday. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma- stage 2. Within 3 weeks I was having a double mastectomy. I wasn't too scared as my friend had the same surgeons and loved them. Dr. Gabriel and Dr. Storm-Dickerson. I felt very comfortable with them as well and trusted the choices I had made to have both breast removed. First surgery went well, spent 2 nights in the hospital. The nurses at Peacehealth were awesome! I had two sets of drains for a few weeks, then one for a couple weeks more. Not long after the drains were removed Dr. Gabriel said I was ready for the nipple sharing surgery. This was a fascinating procedure. He actually cut my healthy left nipple in half to share with the right breast which had the cancer and the nipple needed to be removed. They look amazing and healed pretty fast. The worst part of that surgery was I had not had any expansion fills yet. During surgery he expanded me to 300 cc, which is all the expanders would hold. This was quite painful for over a month! I was really sad to see how small they were too but Dr. Gabriel said this is not the finished size, we would decide that later. Another month went by and the muscles relaxed a bit and filled out a little more. I could hardly wait till my exchange surgery. We had decided on the Natrelle gummy bear implants. Dr. Gabriel said they were the best available. I let him know what size I wanted to be , about 525-550 cc's (a full C cup). My exchange was scheduled for March 10, 4 months after my initial surgery. After the exchange Dr. Gabriel came to visit me first thing the next morning as I had spent the night at the hospital. He is so caring and has the best bedside manner of any doctor I have met. I had expected my breast to look and feel much larger but they didn't. He assured me they will expand as the muscles relax and to be patient. That is something I am not :) I found out later the size I had expected is not what I had. These were smaller but he felt for my frame they would look the best and give it time. I am 5'5" 145 lbs at that time, now 128 lbs.4 months past and I still didn't feel like they were the size I wanted. My C cup bra was a loose so Dr. Gabriel suggested a fat transfer or if I really insisted he would exchange the gummy bears for round implants but he didn't recommend them for me. I trusted his judgement and had the fat transfer. He took fat from my thighs, I had a lot of bruising, it took over a month for the bruising to go away. My thighs have not looked this good for awhile though so I was quite happy with that! My breast looked much fuller and I was very pleased with the outcome.....till I lost 20+lbs! Most of the fat transfer was gone. 4 months later I spoke with Dr. Gabriel & I asked why my left breast felt/looked smaller than the right. He reviewed my photos, it was really noticeable from the side view, and suggested a lift on the left breast. So another surgery was scheduled for Dec 31st. He also said the larger MX550 were FDA approved now and he could exchange the MX445 out for them since I had been concerned about my size. I already looked pretty good and was getting use to the MX445 so I wasn't sure I wanted a exchange. Up to the surgery day I thought do I really want to go through this again?, more drains and pain. I went through with it and no drains this time! Recovery has been pretty easy. I had been taking the pain meds and only off work a few days. No one even knew I had another surgery. I have to admit I love the MX550 size for me. I am so thankful Dr. Gabriel suggested the larger size. I have not looked this good for years! I nursed 3 kids for 1 year each and believe me not much was left. Having breast cancer is something I would never wish anyone to go through. If you have a choice I would highly recommend Dr. Gabriel. He is an amazing surgeon. I didn't know this site Real Self was out there till months after I was diagnosed. After seeing others photos online I feel so lucky to have such a gifted Doctor. Breast cancer takes at least a year out of you life, I feel blessed I am alive and finally feel pretty again. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-02-17
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Breast Cancer Survivor - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel helped me recover from a very tough time in my life. I chose to have double mastectomy and reconstruction. My husband and I interviewed 7 doctors in Portland and Vancouver. Dr. Gabriel was the only one who listened, explained and provided all the answers to every question we asked. He made me feel like I was his only patient, I never had to wait too long in the waiting room or for him to return my calls. It's been more than a year since the surgery and I am so happy with the job he did. The incision are under my breasts so when I look in the mirror I see me and not the battle wounds from a darker period of my life. I will be forever grateful for everything he's done for me. Everyone that I have met on his staff have been extremely gracious. They are always up to date with all my information and they ask follow up questions and I feel that they have studied my chart. I couldn't of had a better experience anywhere else. More

5.0
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Would definitely return if needed. More

5.0
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I've never been treated so well in my life. Dr. Gabriel and his staff are amazing! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-01-30
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41 Years Old, Two Young Daughters, Researched for Several Years Before Committing. Vancouver, WA - So pleasant and professional to work with. I am in the health field myself and he shares the same high standard of care that I obide by with my patient care and way of practice. - - Dr. Gabriel his professional, sweet personality, calm, confident, and extremely detail oriented. I am so glad that I am a patient of his. Perfect result. Exactly what I expected. Highly recommend him. His surgical staff was excellent as well. Thorough, respectful, and great to be around! This office has their process down to a tee! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-02-03
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Best Money I Have Ever Spent! 360 CCs - "Gummy Bear" Silicone Implants - Please read review above. I could not possibly have a higher opinion of or recommendation for this doctor. - - I went to 3 consultations and even hesitated to go to this one because I didn't want to pay the $100 for the consultation. My rationalization was that I was spending thousands on the procedure so I didn't want to spend more just on deciding which surgeon. In retrospect I cannot believe I wasn't willing to invest a little money into finding the right surgeon when this is such a monumental decision. Please girls, if you are reading this- I urge you- don't go "cheap" on a decision of this magnitude. I am SO grateful that I decided to meet with Dr Gabriel! He is the sweetest, most caring man, and I adore him. His staff is wonderful, too. Upon scheduling I received a folder filled with helpful information and prescriptions. They gave me a list of things to do and what not to do for the weeks leading up to the surgery and for up to a year afterward. Any time I had a question, the response was the same day. When I had my surgery, Dr Gabriel made sure I had his personal cell number in case I needed anything, end even called me himself that night to check up on me.I poured HOURS into researching this procedure on Realself.com prior to my final decision and was frankly terrified by what I saw: pics of severe bruising and hematomas, etc. My breasts have looked perfect from the moment I came out of surgery and I have had absolutely no complications. Since I chose "gummy bears" (anatomically shaped silicone implants) they are expected to sit high and look a bit funky for the first few weeks as they settle in and drop. By about 3 months they start looking really good and by 6 months you can expect perfect, shapely, sexy breasts. I will try to remember to post my 3 and 6 month pics, but thankfully, my obsession with breasts is over now that I have my own, lol! I have waited my whole adult life for this and could not be happier with my results. My confidence has already changed dramatically. It could be considered sad by some that my sense of self worth is impacted by such things but it is really none of their business. We live in this world and all of it's warped value systems whether we like it or not, and unfortunately how we look plays an important role in how we feel, simply by the way we are programmed by this world. I say, if you want this procedure done, please take care of your own needs (responsibly) without concern for other's opinions- just DO YOUR RESEARCH and make careful decisions. After all, this is YOUR life. :)The pics I posted below go chronologically from the pre-op digital renderings of what I was hoping for through the day of surgery and daily shots afterward. I will try to post updates from time to time. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-01-30
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Best Money I Have Ever Spent! 350 CCs - "Gummy Bear" Silicone Implants - Please read review above. I could not possibly have a higher opinion of or recommendation for this doctor. - - I went to 3 consultations and even hesitated to go to this one because I didn't want to pay the $100 for the consultation. My rationalization was that I was spending thousands on the procedure so I didn't want to spend more just on deciding which surgeon. In retrospect I cannot believe I wasn't willing to invest a little money into finding the right surgeon when this is such a monumental decision. Please girls, if you are reading this- I urge you- don't go "cheap" on a decision of this magnitude. I am SO grateful that I decided to meet with Dr Gabriel! He is the sweetest, most caring man, and I adore him. His staff is wonderful, too. Upon scheduling I received a folder filled with helpful information and prescriptions. They gave me a list of things to do and what not to do for the weeks leading up to the surgery and for up to a year afterward. Any time I had a question, the response was the same day. When I had my surgery, Dr Gabriel made sure I had his personal cell number in case I needed anything, end even called me himself that night to check up on me.I poured HOURS into researching this procedure on Realself.com prior to my final decision and was frankly terrified by what I saw: pics of severe bruising and hematomas, etc. My breasts have looked perfect from the moment I came out of surgery and I have had absolutely no complications. Since I chose "gummy bears" (anatomically shaped silicone implants) they are expected to sit high and look a bit funky for the first few weeks as they settle in and drop. By about 3 months they start looking really good and by 6 months you can expect perfect, shapely, sexy breasts. I will try to remember to post my 3 and 6 month pics, but thankfully, my obsession with breasts is over now that I have my own, lol! I have waited my whole adult life for this and could not be happier with my results. My confidence has already changed dramatically. It could be considered sad by some that my sense of self worth is impacted by such things but it is really none of their business. We live in this world and all of it's warped value systems whether we like it or not, and unfortunately how we look plays an important role in how we feel, simply by the way we are programmed by this world. I say, if you want this procedure done, please take care of your own needs (responsibly) without concern for other's opinions- just DO YOUR RESEARCH and make careful decisions. After all, this is YOUR life. :)The pics I posted below go chronologically from the pre-op digital renderings of what I was hoping for through the day of surgery and daily shots afterward. I will try to post updates from time to time. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-01-30
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Absolutely Amazing Surgeon!!!! Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria was an absolutely amazing surgeon who answered all my questions and put all my worries of getting a breast reduction at eighteen at ease. He took the time to go over everything that needed to be discussed and worked with me throughout the entire experience. The surgery was completely perfect, my main concern was of how the scarring would look once it was done, and let me tell you, that was not at all a problem thanks to his skills. He and all his staff were extremely kind and helpful, from intake to post op and beyond. I highly recommend his services, I promiseyou will not be disappointed. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-01-28
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From Completely Flat, to Beautiful Breasts - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel was friendly, professional, comforting and very honest and reasonable about the procedure. He's very talented and I would recommend anyone to him. - - I never developed breasts and am a very small woman with very little fat or muscle on my chest. Dr. Gabriel was able to give me very natural, beautiful breasts using implants and mesh. They look and feel great and he helped me pick the perfect size for my body, because I had a very small range of options. I also had s mini tummy tuck done to remove a small amount of extra skin from weight loss and the incision line is very small but made a huge difference! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-01-26
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45 Years Old, 2 Breastfed Children and It Showed! - Vancouver, WA - There couldn't possibly be a kinder surgeon than Dr. Gabriel. Couple him with his P.A., Jami, and I knew that I couldn't have been in better hands. His office staff is superb; his Office Manager, Melissa, always goes the extra step to ensure that patients are comfortable and confident in the process. I am so grateful to the entire staff and especially to Dr. Gabriel. - - I love to workout - swim, bike, run, hiking, anything outdoors - which has me wearing a sports bra a LOT! After breastfeeding 2 kids, I was horribly self conscious about how I looked in a bra, a bathing suit top, a tank top, you name it. When I saw Dr. Gabriel, he confirmed that I needed a lift and also suggested implants to replace the tissue that would be removed. I was unsure about the implants and definitely wasn't going for a breast augmentation but after talking it through with Dr. Gabriel, I understood that I could choose very small implants that basically took the place of the tissue that would be removed. This is what we did and I couldn't be happier. My implants are very small and they give the perfect proportion to my chest. If you didn't know that I had the procedure (and it's not something that I've shared with people) you truly wouldn't be able to notice that I have implants. My size is the same but everything is higher and rounder and back where it is supposed to be! The scarring is minimal, the recovery has been a breeze and I am just wondering why I didn't do this sooner! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-01-25
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Breast Augmentation Replacement After 22 Years. - Vancouver, WA - Being a Physician myself, I thought Dr. Gabriel is the most professional, caring, intelligent plastic surgeon I've ever met! He truly cares about his patients and is not a doctor with a big "plastic surgeon ego". Even though he is very busy, he always takes the time to talk to you and understand your concerns. The staff is also very sweet and accommodating. I drove 1.5hrs to get there and spent the night after my surgery, but it was worth it! Not to mention the fantastic results!! I would highly recommend him to my friends, family, and patients. - - After having saline implants placed 22 years ago, I decided to replace them with silicone "gummy bear" type implants. I had to also have mesh as the breasts were "bottoming out". I went with the gummer bear silicone implants as saline tends to ripple. I also felt more comfortable with the cohesive gel, so if it were to rupture, the silicone would not leak out. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-01-20
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42 Year Old, 3 Kids. Previous Lift with Breast Implant Rupture, Needed to Be Replaced and Former Plastic Surgeon Had Retired. - AMAZING DOCTOR!!! I decided to trust his opinion and valued his ideas, I couldn't be happier and I would recommend him to my closest friends. He suggested the mesh, it's like a built in bra. As an active woman, I am so pleased with how my breasts look, the shape, the size. So grateful with Dr. Gabriel's knowledge, I'm so glad I trusted and valued his opinion, I couldn't be happier. - - After realizing my implant had ruptured and my former plastic surgeon had retired, I panicked just a little bit. I had heard numerous amazing things about Dr. Allen Gabriel and decided to go in for a consult. I was so pleased with Dr. Gabriel that I decided to go through with the procedure, The best decision I could have made. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-01-16
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Super!! Super!! Surgeon - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria and his staff are very professional and courteous. Appointments always on time. He patiently listens and answers all questions, uses his knowledge and skills to achieve perfection, makes you feel comfortable. After having a mastectomy and breast reconstruction I can say I am very happy with the results and would highly recommend Dr. Champaneria as a great surgeon. - - After having a mastectomy I decided I wanted to continue my life looking like and feeling like a woman. I did not want a flat chest. I was fortunate enough to have insurance that covered all charges. My cancer doctor highly recommended Dr. Champaneria and after talking to him about procedures, pros and cons I decided to go with breast reconstruction. The surgeries and healing went well and I am very happy with the results. Pain was minimal, healing occurred quickly. The pros --I have breasts that look great and the only con was the drain tubes which caused discomfort. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-03-09
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37 Y/o After Two Kids. Wanted to Be Perky Again! - Vancouver, MA - Every nurse at the hospital on the day surgery floor had nothing but fantastic things to say about this guy. That says a lot! Nurses are very picky. They described him as a perfectionist, caring, compassionate and sets his patients up with great aftercare including medicines. We learned he does a lot of reconstruction procedures on cancer patients. Also does work with third world countries providing women with bras and such. This man is amazing. He deserves at least a consultation with you if you're considering a procedure. - - I've always disliked how my breasts survived two kids. They were full but saggy. We decided to take a look around and start learning about my augmentation options. Everyone always says to make sure you find the right doctor. I have to completely reinforce this. Do not settle on price alone. I have had friends and coworkers that have used an inexpensive surgeon in our area and most are not happy with their results. My first consult with with this surgeon. His bedside manor was brief, not super informative and he seemed to take it for granted that I already knew what to expect. I had no clue. He suggested a lift with a small 200cc implant. No discussion on types of implants or anything. He also addressed my concern with "side boob" by saying he would do some light liposuction to this area on both sides for no added cost. That got me excited! He does all procedures in office which helps him keep costs much lower. I was quoted $7500 for entire procedure. Next consult was with a surgeon that my fiance had found on social media. He had the same recommendation but agreed that he would go up to 400cc's but no larger. He seemed pretty strict on what he would do (instead of listening to exactly what I wanted) and didn't give me a fantastic feeling about my outcome. His quote was the highest at $13k for a lift and augmentation. Finally met with Dr Gabriel as my last consult. He was closest to me and is in the Peacehealth network which I'm already a member of. We found him through reviews and articles listing him as an excellent choice for procedures like this. As it turns out, they were so right. First impressions with the office girls was fantastic. The process was very thorough. It was like I was being over informed. But it could have been that this was my third stop and had already learned enough to ask better questions. Once Dr Gabriel walked in we had a great feeling about him. He is a very upbeat, approachable, confident guy and just listened to exactly what I wanted. He originally suggested that based on my desire to be "perky" that to get the best outcome for the look I wanted, he could do a reduction and a lift. Let me heal from that procedure then do an augmentation. This of course requires two surgery's. My choice was to do it all in one shot. He agreed to do it. Turns out that after my procedure he let us know that before me the most tissue he's ever removed was 200cc's. He took 300cc's off each of my breasts! I actually did have three procedures in one; reduction, lift and augmentation. It's the best feeling as your in recovery and the nurses all say, "who did you have? Oh Dr Gabriel? He's great...such a perfectionist!!!". And they were right. He also does a fantastic job of setting you up great meds to help you through recovery. They are very concerned about pain management and scar treatment. They even do laser scar treatments as you heal if needed. Overall, I was in pain for about the first week. After that my pain was managed with ibuprofen for about another week. And then it was all incision discomfort. The pain I felt was more of a dull stinging, nothing drastic. Right after surgery I had quite a bit of swelling. I was concerned that they were too high and fake looking. But of course Dr Gabriel assured me that it was all swelling and that it would get better over the next few weeks and things would look more normal. Of course this is exactly what is happening. I've had to wear my compression bra and tape on incisions everyday since surgery per doctors orders. I have my 6 week appt soon and will see if I can wear real bras at some point. At week 4 he released me to begin exercise again at my comfort level. I went back to work after the first week. It went way better than I had anticipated. Feeling better every day! More

5.0
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I had several consultations with different plastic surgeons and when I ended up in Dr. Gabriel's office I knew I found the best one! Dr. Gabriel and his staff, since the beginning, have gone above and beyond to make my experience even better than I imagined. He is very patient, talented and compassionate and I am more than grateful for all that he has done for me. I have complete trust in him and recommend him to everyone I know. I can't say enough about him! I'm a life long patient! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-12-31
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YAY for Dr Champaneria and Staff! Breast Reduction. Vancouver, WA - Professional, High attention to detail and Fun. Dr C enjoys his work and gives his patients quality care. - - So glad my 40ish little frame was lead to a great Doctor and team. They made me laugh ("OK you qualify!") and made things easy along the way. Feels great to be perky again! My breast shape, my posture and confidence is back to what I was...even better. Dr Champaneria is very attentive to detail in his work. He is Professional and fun. I felt safe and comfortable ( Until I saw myself on the website :) I highly recommend him. It has been 9 weeks and I am almost back to full speed. Be prepared for the first week of pain meds and the drainage. I had a little infection and still have scar tissue but time and meds heals. And I can lift my arms high again! Some surprises with the after details but all questions are answered. Great to really fit into a bra! So worth it. Dr Champ Rocks! Happy New Everything to me! xox sr More

5.0
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Dr. Gabrielle is the best doctor I've ever had. I came in with a breast cancer diagnosis and was super angry, sad, and overwhelmed. He and his staff explained things the way I needed it explained (I need details), they were professional, they were kind, and Dr. Gabrielle's surgical skill was impressive. He is an artist and a problem solver. I wish I could find a Dr. Gabrielle type for my OBGYN, dentist, and primary care physician. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-12-28
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BRCA1 Positive - Vancouver, WA - I highly recommend Dr. Gabriel. I am happy with the results of the four surgeries I had with him. I had complete confidence in him, which helped put me a little more at ease before my surgeries. Also, this is the only dr. that I have ever seen that didn't keep me in the waiting room past my appt. time. I always arrived about 20 minutes early, got in almost immediately, and was back in my car about the time of my appt., which I appreciated, since I was usually heading to work afterwards. - - In July of 2014 I tested positive for BRCA1 and was told that I had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and a 44% chance of developing ovarian cancer. I had my ovaries removed in October 2014 and two weeks later I had a double mastectomy. I then started seeing Dr. Gabriel for breast reconstruction. I had a total of four surgeries this year and just had the last surgery on November 25, 2015. When I was first told that I should have a mastectomy, my first thought was no way in hell. After giving it more thought though, I decided that I didn't want to spend the rest of my life worrying about whether I might develop breast cancer between checkups. I started researching Dr. Gabriel online and talked to several women who had had surgeries with him. Everything I read and was told was extremely positive. This helped make my decision a little easier. I highly recommend Dr. Gabriel. He is very knowledgeable and seems to really care about his patients. If I ever needed to see another plastic surgeon, I would definitely go back to him. He also has a very nice staff who goes out of their way to be helpful.I have always been large chested and I can honestly say that I do not miss my old breasts. The only thing I don't like is that I no longer have any feeling, but it is a small price to pay to not have to worry about getting breast cancer and going through chemo.Another thing, since this is hereditary, my insurance covered everything. I just had to pay my deductible and out-of-pocket, which totaled $2,463 for the year. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-12-10
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Facial Cancer Removal - Vancouver, WA - See review above. I say without hesitation or reservation that Dr. Manish Champaneria and his entire staff are of the highest caliber and provide excellent if not superior patient treatment and care. I am grateful and give them my sincere appreciation and admiration. - - Surgery, no matter how invasive, creates apprehension if not fear. Your surgeon should provide you with “whole person” treatment – not merely the surgical target. Discussing with you the details, risks, projected results, and follow-up is as important as being empathetic and caring. So it is with Dr. Champaneria and his entire staff to the Nth degree. When you walk into his office you are greeted in a very caring and calming fashion. You are seen with little if any delay. The compassion of the first person to see you gives you further assurance that you will be treated as a person and certainly not merely another patient or number. Prior to surgery you once again realize how important you are and are treated as such. While there are no guarantees as to any surgery, post-operative discussions and visits are presented in a clear and sympathetic manner such that you clearly understand the outcome and plans for recovery. I was referred by my primary physician with a diagnosis of a cancer on my face. What I have written above is what I experienced. I say without hesitation or reservation that Dr. Manish Champaneria and his entire staff are of the highest caliber and provide excellent if not superior patient treatment and care. I am grateful and give them my sincere appreciation and admiration. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-12-06
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25 Year Old Who Had a Preventive Bilateral Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction - Vancouver, WA - I've had health issues all of my life and have seen a lot of different doctors and specialists over the years, but in all honesty, Dr. Gabriel has been the best doctor I've ever had. They way he interacts with his patients, at least with my own experience, there are no words to describe how wonderful of a person he is. After my first surgery, I had complications with being sick and having a hard time keeping food down, it was a weekend, he personally called to check up on me and made an emergency call to my pharmacy to get me the right meds. That alone, to me, just shows how much he truly takes his job seriously and how much he cares and takes care of his patients and their well being. I couldn't ask for a better Doctor/surgeon. - - I'm 25 and made the huge but right decision in going forth with having a mastectomy and reconstruction. My mom had Breast Cancer twice and later found out she was BRCA1+. Then I later got tested at the age of 22 and was also BRCA1+. Though I'm young and was a hard decision, I would do it all over... More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-11-25
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51 and Fit - Weight Loss Left Me Flat - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel listened well and responded openly to my needs, desires, and concerns from the consultation to the post-op appointments. He and his staff always made me feel comfortable, not rushed, informed and cared for throughout the process. He understood my request for moderate yet visible results and with patience and time to heal fully, I'm sure I will see just that. - - After a year of working out and losing 15 lbs off my 5' 9" frame, I was not filling out my 36C cup bras any longer. I thought a fuller profile would be nice to compliment my smaller hips and abs. Many friends had recommended Dr. Gabriel and I couldn't have felt more comfortable in his knowledgeable hands. I'm writing this only 5 days post -Op so I'm not sure what the final outcome will be once all the swelling goes down , but his staff, his bedside manner, his confidence that I will heal into the body shape I was anticipating all makes me very happy I made the right choice to select Dr. Gabriel for this procedure. More

5.0
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Dr. Gabriel and his team brought the fact of being a breast cancer survivor to a whole different level. Without a doubt, I was beyond grateful and happy to have survived cancer after chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. At that point, I considered myself a winner already. Who cared about appearances if I was alive? I wasn???t even sure that I wanted to have the reconstruction at all. I am 60 years old and frankly that was the least of my concerns. I only did it because it was offered to me as part of cancer care and the insurance covered it. That was the best decision I made! I had the reconstruction done a year ago and I am very happy with the results. Doctor Gabriel is very professional and caring. He has done a very good job of following up with me. After the experience of surviving breast cancer I didn???t think that appearances mattered but they actually do. Thanks to Doctor Gabriel my breast looks better than it did before the cancer experience. Now, besides being grateful for having survived the monster my confidence in my appearance is great. I am twice as grateful now: one for being a survivor and two for having new and very nice breasts. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-11-17
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Saved After a Long Road Through a Double Mastectomy, Radiation, a Bad Infection, Latissimus Flap & Finally Gummy Bear Implants! - I can not say enough about how amazing Dr. Gabriel is! - - I truly felt saved after being in Dr. Gabriel's wonderful hands! After 5 surgeries (with 2 other surgeons), a very bad infection and major complications to follow, I very fortunately found Dr. Gabriel. I walked into his office in tears, feeling like a monster and so hopeless after all I had been through, and was greeted with compassion and the willingness to take on my difficult case. I didn't know how I'd end up but was already so thankful with the new optimistic feelings that I had left that appointment with. Though I was still extremely scared and had some doubt, his warmth, honestly and confidence lifted my spirit and I felt like there was now a chance of feeling more 'normal' again. I had hope again!My journey with him has taken about 2 years but being patient was so worth it. I'm so ecstatic with my results! I still can't believe how far I've come and that I'm even the same person when I look at my photos! This man is truly a blessing. He's so talented....an expert in the field (leading in procedures and technology), extremely caring, compassionate, calming, reassuring and patient...not to mention, a perfectionist! He also checks in on you after you've gone home after a surgery as well as will answer any calls with questions or concerns...at any hour! And his team is truly remarkable as well! I've felt like part of the family since day one. They all provide their open-armed assistance as well. It's amazing! I never once felt like a nuisance or a burden with all of my questions. They were all always happy to help as well as ease my mind.As far as my procedures go, he ended up performing a latissimus flap surgery and put in gummy bear implants at the same time (still had an expander on the right side). After that, I had multiple fat graftings and some minor 'nip and tuck' procedures. And then finally, nipple reconstruction! I've also just completed my second round of tattooing and I couldn't be happier!He has saved me. I went from not being able to stop crying or look in the mirror at myself to gaining my lost confidence back and wearing a bikini on my last vacation! I owe him and his team SO VERY MUCH!! I'll be forever grateful! He is a surgeon god! PS - I just had an appointment with him (11/16/15) and cried a couple of times.....but these were tears of joy this time! So thankful for the work Dr. Gabriel does and the person he is! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-11-13
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37 Year Old, Kids Can Be Murder on the Body...Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria is a professional through and through. He listened to my concerns and had answers to all of my questions. He did an amazing job on the procedure and I truly felt cared for. Dr. Champaneria is a profectionist in his profession. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have this procedure or procedures like this done. - - Large breasts run in my family. It seems that they get larger after you have children. I am about 5' 1" and had a DDD breast size. I had constant back and neck pain and was uncomfortable most of the time. My clothes never fit well and exercising was difficult. I decided to look into breast reduction and the only regret I have, is that I didn't do this procedure sooner in my life. I am now a comfortable C cup and have never felt better. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-11-10
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Vanquish Did Help! - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel always suggested what best procedure for his client. I trust his judgement on what best for me. I'm happy with all the result I have. - - Finally I got a chance to try Vanquish to eliminate some fat layers around my thighs. Genetically I have excessfat cells from my waist down. These areas are difficult or impossible to eliminate or reduce by just diet and exercise. I was ready to try Vanquish to eliminate some of the fat layers from my thighs. I had a package deal of 5 sessions which I did over a 5 week period. The process was slightly uncomfortable but it was tolerable. The cool room and the fan made it more comfortable.A day after each session, I noticed a bumpy/lumpiness under the skin where the heat hit it. I drank lots and lots of water and by messaging the area, the lumpiness smoothed out a lot faster which made me feel better with the process. At first I didn't feel much difference. But two weeks after the 5 sessions were done, I noticed a big difference on my thighs, they were tighter and more slender. My smaller Jeans fit so much better. I'm quite happy with the final results. Thank you Dr. Gabriel for your recommendation of Vanquish. I'm glad I gave it a try! More

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So far so good. Doctor Gabriel and his team are AMAZING. They feel like family. And that means a lot. It is such a tough road but they pave it as smoothly as possible. More

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ReviewScraper-2015-11-04
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28 Year Old Liquid Silicone Implants Removed - Vancouver, WA - My case was extremely difficult, and I knew there was a large risk of disfigurement. From the initial consultation, to the follow up ( which is still ongoing), Dr. Champaneria treated me with skill and compassion. I would not hesitate to recommend him. - - After 28 years, my liquid silicone breast implants needed to come out. They were asymmetrical, with one nipple pointing up and one nipple pointing down. A recent mammogram indicated that both had ruptured. There was also extensive calcified encapsulation of both implants, and I was in a fair amount of constant pain. The implants were originally inserted through an incision in my armpits, and placed on top of the chest muscle. At that time I was told that they would last my lifetime. Now, everyone knows that is not true. I am 59 years old, and have made the decision to embrace my natural look, whatever it turns out to be. Well, my natural look turns out to be pretty good. My breasts are not full, but at least my nipples are pointing the same direction – and it's not straight down! When I wear a push-up bra (36C), I even have cleavage. I give all the credit to Dr. Champaneria. The surgery was challenging and took all of three hours to perform. The doctor had to literally chisel out the scar tissue. This could have led to a lot of disfigurement, but due to the doctor's skill, it didn't. I have normal looking breasts now, and I am very happy and out of pain. And I no longer have to feel embarrassed when naked. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-02-04
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55 Years Old, 3 Kids, and Have Wanted This for Quite Some Time - Portland Area - I have enjoyed going in to talk with Dr. Champaneria, and he seems concerned, and very kind. The ladies of the office also are fantastic, and I'm looking forward to wonderful results!I want to say if you want a fantastic Plastic Surgeon who listens to you he's the one!! Dr and his staff were unbelievable and helpful in every way. I'm SI glad I got this done. - - I had my first child at 19, and gained 40 lbs, seems like I never quite lost all the weight with each child, and always seemed to gain about 40 each time. I have not liked my boobs for quite some time, but now with menopause, they seem to have grown in leaps and bounds. I use to be a 34C, and have been all over the board but recently in my Wacoal bra, I am a 34G !! UGH. The shoulder grooves have been there forever it seems, and the weight of my girls have lately taken it's toll on my back, with annoying pain between my shoulder blades. Sometimes the grooves in my shoulders ached so bad, I would have to move my straps one way or the other to actually get some relief.I got the courage to talk to my husband about getting a reduction, and he's all for it. We have great insurance, and he said if that was covered "go for it". Then I was concerned about being out of proportion, so I will add a tummy tuck, which isn't covered, but he's fine with that now too. I have stalked this site since I have googled my questions, and this site came up. It's been one of the BEST things I've found, and yes, I'm quite obsessed with all the stories.I am hoping to end up with a C cup, I've been in to see the PS twice now, once for just the reduction, and the last time was to consult about a TT, and to see if I can do both at the same time. NO implants will be put in, as I do NOT want those for me. The first consult (July 30th) the PS talked about the anchor procedure, and I saw pictures or their patients. I also had my pictures taken, which is just horrendous, but needed for insurance purposes. The second consult (Oct 22) was for the tummy tuck questions, and more pictures were taken UGH.I also have a gall bladder scar that has to be taken into consideration as the PS has to work around that, so he said my scar might start a bit higher than the real low kinds, which is fine, since I won't wear a bikini at my age anyway. Dr. then talked about the lollipop procedure, and I've been stalking that procedure now. LOL I can't seem to upload my pictures, and I'm not sure why, so I'll continue working on that. I'm very active, and have a physical job, so I'm planning on taking the month of Feb. off, which seems so far away, but will probably get here quicker than I realize.When I first went in to see the PS I was 160 lbs, (I'm 5'4"), and now I'm at 155, hoping to get to 150 by surgery time. I'm extremely nervous, and am starting to have dreams of a botched surgery, but I guess that's just normal. I'm also hoping I'm mentally prepared for the change in my future body, as for years I've covered up my body, and IF I wear something slightly tight, I usually have a sweater, or a vest to help cover me up. I also feel extremely guilty for doing this, and will have to work through that too. Otherwise THANK YOU Ladies for all of your pictures, and suggestions and stories, to help all of us futures get through this!! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-02-06
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55 Years Old, 3 Kids, and Have Wanted This for Quite Some Time - Portland Area - I have enjoyed going in to talk with Dr. Champaneria, and he seems concerned, and very kind. The ladies of the office also are fantastic, and I'm looking forward to wonderful results!I want to say if you want a fantastic Plastic Surgeon who listens to you he's the one!! Dr and his staff were unbelievable and helpful in every way. I'm SO glad I got this done. - - I had my first child at 19, and gained 40 lbs, seems like I never quite lost all the weight with each child, and always seemed to gain about 40 each time. I have not liked my boobs for quite some time, but now with menopause, they seem to have grown in leaps and bounds. I use to be a 34C, and have been all over the board but recently in my Wacoal bra, I am a 34G !! UGH. The shoulder grooves have been there forever it seems, and the weight of my girls have lately taken it's toll on my back, with annoying pain between my shoulder blades. Sometimes the grooves in my shoulders ached so bad, I would have to move my straps one way or the other to actually get some relief.I got the courage to talk to my husband about getting a reduction, and he's all for it. We have great insurance, and he said if that was covered "go for it". Then I was concerned about being out of proportion, so I will add a tummy tuck, which isn't covered, but he's fine with that now too. I have stalked this site since I have googled my questions, and this site came up. It's been one of the BEST things I've found, and yes, I'm quite obsessed with all the stories.I am hoping to end up with a C cup, I've been in to see the PS twice now, once for just the reduction, and the last time was to consult about a TT, and to see if I can do both at the same time. NO implants will be put in, as I do NOT want those for me. The first consult (July 30th) the PS talked about the anchor procedure, and I saw pictures or their patients. I also had my pictures taken, which is just horrendous, but needed for insurance purposes. The second consult (Oct 22) was for the tummy tuck questions, and more pictures were taken UGH.I also have a gall bladder scar that has to be taken into consideration as the PS has to work around that, so he said my scar might start a bit higher than the real low kinds, which is fine, since I won't wear a bikini at my age anyway. Dr. then talked about the lollipop procedure, and I've been stalking that procedure now. LOL I can't seem to upload my pictures, and I'm not sure why, so I'll continue working on that. I'm very active, and have a physical job, so I'm planning on taking the month of Feb. off, which seems so far away, but will probably get here quicker than I realize.When I first went in to see the PS I was 160 lbs, (I'm 5'4"), and now I'm at 155, hoping to get to 150 by surgery time. I'm extremely nervous, and am starting to have dreams of a botched surgery, but I guess that's just normal. I'm also hoping I'm mentally prepared for the change in my future body, as for years I've covered up my body, and IF I wear something slightly tight, I usually have a sweater, or a vest to help cover me up. I also feel extremely guilty for doing this, and will have to work through that too. Otherwise THANK YOU Ladies for all of your pictures, and suggestions and stories, to help all of us futures get through this!! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2016-04-13
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55 Years Old, 3 Kids, and Have Wanted This for Quite Some Time - Portland Area - If anyone is looking for THAT PS in the Vancouver Area, Dr. Manish Champaneria is THE One! From the first time I stepped into their office, to start the process, it has been wonderful. The pre-op help, and answered questions put me right at ease. Now through post op, and the after care, it's just amazing. YES!! you will be scared, but in the hands of this skilled doctor, and his team, the results will be SO worth it, and the aftercare will be just as amazing. Give them a call, you will NOT be sorry that you chose Dr. Champaneria as your Plastic Surgeon. - - I had my first child at 19, and gained 40 lbs, seems like I never quite lost all the weight with each child, and always seemed to gain about 40 each time. I have not liked my boobs for quite some time, but now with menopause, they seem to have grown in leaps and bounds. I use to be a 34C, and have been all over the board but recently in my Wacoal bra, I am a 34G !! UGH. The shoulder grooves have been there forever it seems, and the weight of my girls have lately taken it's toll on my back, with annoying pain between my shoulder blades. Sometimes the grooves in my shoulders ached so bad, I would have to move my straps one way or the other to actually get some relief.I got the courage to talk to my husband about getting a reduction, and he's all for it. We have great insurance, and he said if that was covered "go for it". Then I was concerned about being out of proportion, so I will add a tummy tuck, which isn't covered, but he's fine with that now too. I have stalked this site since I have googled my questions, and this site came up. It's been one of the BEST things I've found, and yes, I'm quite obsessed with all the stories.I am hoping to end up with a C cup, I've been in to see the PS twice now, once for just the reduction, and the last time was to consult about a TT, and to see if I can do both at the same time. NO implants will be put in, as I do NOT want those for me. The first consult (July 30th) the PS talked about the anchor procedure, and I saw pictures or their patients. I also had my pictures taken, which is just horrendous, but needed for insurance purposes. The second consult (Oct 22) was for the tummy tuck questions, and more pictures were taken UGH.I also have a gall bladder scar that has to be taken into consideration as the PS has to work around that, so he said my scar might start a bit higher than the real low kinds, which is fine, since I won't wear a bikini at my age anyway. Dr. then talked about the lollipop procedure, and I've been stalking that procedure now. LOL I can't seem to upload my pictures, and I'm not sure why, so I'll continue working on that. I'm very active, and have a physical job, so I'm planning on taking the month of Feb. off, which seems so far away, but will probably get here quicker than I realize.When I first went in to see the PS I was 160 lbs, (I'm 5'4"), and now I'm at 155, hoping to get to 150 by surgery time. I'm extremely nervous, and am starting to have dreams of a botched surgery, but I guess that's just normal. I'm also hoping I'm mentally prepared for the change in my future body, as for years I've covered up my body, and IF I wear something slightly tight, I usually have a sweater, or a vest to help cover me up. I also feel extremely guilty for doing this, and will have to work through that too. Otherwise THANK YOU Ladies for all of your pictures, and suggestions and stories, to help all of us futures get through this!! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-10-24
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26 Bilateral Mastectomy with Reconstruction - Vancouver, WA - A+ Quality care!! - - I was looking for the best plastic surgeon I could find to help me get my body back after the news of my brca1 positive gene test! I went to Portland and nobody made me feel like a member of the family like Dr. Gabriel! He's the sweetest man, who really cares about the whole process of your surgery! I would recommend everyone to him ! I look forward to working with him in the near future to finalize my nipples. I will post a photo after expanders were removed and the gummy bear implants placed. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-10-20
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Non-Surgical Neck Lift / Kybella - Vancouver, WA - Very helpful with all questions, concerns and total costs upfront.Also very attentive your tolal comfort during procedure. (Very little discomfort)There was really no down time for me after each procedure.Awsome results with no scars!People at work thought I had lost weight. (NICE!!)Absolutley no regrets!Thank you Dr. Gabriel!! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-10-10
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32 Year Old Female with Breast Cancer - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Manish Champaneria has exceeded my expectations, walking me trough the whole process. He has done a great job of listening to my needs, helping me choose an implant to fit my body type. I would suggest him to any of my family and friends! - - I'm a 32 year old that decided a bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy was the correct fit for me. I have the pleasure of working with Dr.Manish Champaneria, he's told me what to expect on every step of my procedure. This is the scariest thing I've ever been trough.I'm so happy with my outcome Dr.Champanreia was amazing about listening to what I wanted, He went above and beyond my expectations! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-10-09
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50 Year Old Female Patient with Old Implants - Vancouver, WA - I will go to him for every cosmetic need I may ever need. Most generous and kind Dr. in this world, wish he was also a general MD, I would go to him. - - I can not praise this man enough, he helped me grow from a very timid, self consciences person to a hold my head up high kind of person. He is not only fair, understanding, and kind, he is very generous with his time and goes the extra mile to make you feel like you matter. You do matter, call him. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-10-08
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Happy & Confident 50 Year Old Female - Vancouver, WA - I am so HAPPY since my breast reduction. I feel more confident and relieved of pain in my shoulders and back. He answered all my questions, and has a excellent bed side manner and great staff!! I am FORTUNATE to be a patient of Dr. Champaneria, MD! I can't THANK him enough. I HIGHLY recommend him! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-10-08
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Removal from Shin - Vancouver, WA - Squamous Cell Carcinoma diagnosed on shin of left leg. Because there is no extra skin on the shin, Dr. Champaneria had to work miracles to pull enough skin together so I did not have to have a skin graft. I felt he was genuinely concerned about making me comfortable with the procedure from start to finish. At the follow-up appointments he goes out of his way to be sure all your questions are answered and that you are happy with the final results. I will definitely use him for any future necessary or elective procedures I have done. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-10-07
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I Should Have Done This Sooner! - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is awesome. He explained all aspects of the procedure with me and made me feel very comfortable. I felt in very good hands. He's also personable and seems like a genuinely nice person. I highly recommend him and his staff and I will continue to visit him for future procedures. - - I am very happy with every meeting with Dr Gabriel and his professional and friendly staff. I am extremely happy with the results of my surgery. I received the best care before, during and after my surgery. All of my questions were answered in terms I could understand. The entire staff is very knowledgebl and patient. More

5.0
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ReviewScraper-2015-09-15
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Breast Reconstruction After Double Mastectomy Due to Breast Cancer - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel was recommended to me by my breast cancer surgeon and by other chemo/cancer patients I met during treatment. From the very first visit he has been caring and willing to listen to my questions and concerns. He has helped guide both myself and my husband through this process of breast reconstruction. At each visit he has shown concern for both my emotional and physical health. He is professional and yet probably the most personable doctor I have met through this process. I have already and will continue to recommend Dr. Gabriel to friends and families. - - After being diagnosed with breast cancer I opted for a double mastectomy. I was fairly young, had breasts that I had always wanted lifted and didn't want to reduce my risk of cancer returning. it was the best decision I could have made. I now have breasts that I'm feel confident and feminine with. After all of the cancer treatments I am finally starting to feel like a woman again. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-11
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23 Yo, One Child, Size 34A, 5'6 and Weigh 143lbs. Submuscular, Inframammary Round Gummy Bears! Vancouver, WA - I couldn't be happier with my choice to go with Dr. Allen Gabriel. Dr. Gabriel and his team have been so amazing and professional from the very first phone call I made to them all the way to my latest post op visit. Dr. Gabriel listens to all your concerns and requests and will gently mix them in with his personal, experience-based opinions and expertise. I am beyond impressed with everyone and everything. I live 3 hours away from their office and they did everything they could to accommodate me. They are all so warm and welcoming, both his team ans all the staff at the hospital where my surgery took place. I completely trust thos excellent and compassionate plastic surgeon! - - Hi everybody! This page has been such a huge help and comfort to me. I found my awesome surgeon throug Real Self, and I am forever grateful!I really was planning on starting my review as soon as I had had my consultation but it kept getting postponed and now I am already on post-op day 2. But I would still love to share my experience!I have always been self conscious because of my small chest, and would wear superpadded bras just to feel okay in clothing. Certain types of clothing I even completely avoided. I lost alot of volume after having my beautiful daughter( as if I had anything to spare! Lol. )My husband always told me how much he loved my boobs, and me, regardless of size and shape. But he has also been so incredibly supportive of me doing this. I (finally) did this, FOR ME!I was a 34A before, and I when I tried on the sizers I ended up with a range of 330cc and 370cc . I couldnt decide between the two so it was up to Dr. Gabriel from there on to pick out which looked the best on me. I opted for under the muscle, so in order to achieve the look i favored from wearing the sizers, Dr.Gabriel would have to size it up for me. I had a significant difference in volume between my left and right breast so he went with 370cc on my larger one, and 400 or 450 on the smaller one. I was still very out of it from the anesthesia when I last spoke to him, so pardon my incomplete memory :). I went with the textured round( slightly anatomical) gummy bear silicone implants. I think these where the perfect ones for me as I wasn't wanting the complete teardrop shape, but I didn't want to end up with a too rounded look either. I felt like such a difficult patient as I sat there requesting/describing this o' so perfect pair of dream boobs I had imagined. Haha. But the doctor listened and took all my words into account, and mixed them gently in with his expertise and came to me later with a confident solution.Dr. Gabriel listened to all my concerns and you can tell he cares a lot about his patients. In fact, his whole staff makes you feel so welcome and cared about. Everyone I interacted with, from the first phone call I made to the office - to all the nurses at the hospital - to the very last person, who wheeled me out of the hospital when it was time for me to leave.... They were all so warm and welcoming. I can't say it loud enough, how absolutely blown away I am with how great of an experience I have had every step of the way. I wish I could send flowers to every one of them! I was very nervous about being put under. I was thinking of all sorts of things happenening. I told my husband, whom has been under anesthesia many times before, " what if it doesnt work on me? What if I freak out and my heart starts racing, and that counteracts the anesthesia.. Etc etc" and he just started laughing. What exactly was going through my head? Did I seriously think I had some crazy powers and therefore immune to anesthesia? Oh gosh. I was definitely getting worked up over nothing - I was put on the table and I remember looking to me right when they asked if I feel anything yet, I confidently told them I dont feel anything different at all. I them remember turning my head from the right to looking straight up and BOOM -lights out! I didnt get drowsy beforehand or anything. I just passed out. Next thing I knew, which felt like only a moment later, I woke up with big old boobies on my chest! Yaaaaay. Well, truth is, it wasnt so much a 'yay' at first as I woke up with a lot of pain and was super drowsy. So honestly, I don't even remember much of that whole day, and had no sense of time. My husband had to refresh my memory and explain the timeframe for me. I went in at 1:50pm and was out of surgery by 2:50pm. The whole surgery was only an hour long! Apparently I sat in the PACU(where my hubs wasnt allowed in) for about 1hr 15 min, and then another 2 hours in my actual room together with my husband. I felt pretty shakey and walking was definitely a challenge after waking up. But what I remember best from that day are the Heaven sent Graham crackers I finally got to snack on after going a whole day without anything to eat and only a sip or two of anything to drink. I am telling you, girls, Graham crackers after surgery is the bomb!!Post op day 1: I felt so bad in the morning. I had been dumb enough to skip my nighttime dose of oxycodone and ibuprofen because I was sleeping when I was supposed to take them. So I was in a lot of pain when I woke up and could barely move. I needed my husband to give me a good push everytime I needed up or needed to adjust. I definitely made sure to be on top of my meds for the rest of the day tho! As long as I made sure to take meds I actually had a pretty good day yesterday. I enjoyed my hard balloon boobs quite a bit. I did have a moment of disappointment as I thought my boobs were way smaller than I had wanted. It got me pretty sad. But I judged from only being able to look down and under my bra, and it was hard to see what was hiding underneath the supertight bra and extra stuff wrapped around me, even in the mirror. When I finally got the courage to open my bra and see these new creations for what they were, I was actually blown away by how huge they are! They are swollen, high and hard. So imagining the final result is impossible, but I definitely don't doubt that they are pretty big! (Woohoo). So keep that in mind, girls, don't freak out too early, like I did. Of course, we are all worried that we will get boob greed, but at least give it time first.I do love the fact that my husband is already drooling over them every time I undo my bra to air them out a little. Lol!Like previously stated, I am now on post op day 2, and with an ice pack as my best friend at the moment, I am feeling pretty good. Very little pain unless I move to fast. The mornings really are the absolute worst, tho... but as soon as I get my meds and icepack going, it eases up. I just gotta tough through it! Thank you to all the other wonderful girls here on RealSelf! Reading your reviews and seeing your pictures were a huge help and comfort. I hope my review will do the same for someone else!(Pictures to be uploaded soon!) More

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Dr. Gabriel is BEYOND amazing. I had the best experience working with him and his office. I am sending everyone I know his way!! I am a RAVING fan now! More

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Dr. Gabriel is a compasionate and caring doctor. I loved his staff and the hospital he associates with. I had the best experience possible and would recommend Dr. Gabriel as the best doctor I have ever encountered. I am now a raving fan of his and am telling all my family and friends that he is the doctor to go to! More

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Breast Explant - 55 and Wanted Them Gone! Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel was confident. He was not overly talkative, but I like that. He advised me on what could be done, what I shouldnt do at all such as lipo. He talked with me throughout procedure, constantly checking if I was experiencing any pain. He let me know when I would feel pressure or squeezing. First side was very easy, 2nd side was harder so he added more pain reliever. Quick followup in 3 days, answered any questions I had, but not many since I had had a great result and experience. I would highly recommend him to other seeking breast explant, or reconstruction. - - Had 350cc silcone implants, subglandular. No hardening. No leaking. Hadn't gained a lot of weight since having them inserted maybe 10 lbs, but they just seemed to get bigger and bigger. Started as a 36a or 34b. Had wanted to be a "c" cup, but ended up as a DD. Started looking matronly and clothes fit oddly. Scheduled a consult and my doctor said I would be good candidate for in office removal. Schedule the explant, two months from visit. Went in for removal, and it took less than an hour. Procedure was not painful. Afterward, when pain killer wore off I felt maybe like I had worked out extra hard doing pushups. Results looked great just 3 days after. I'm now that "C" cup, soft, giggly, and natural. I so wish I had done this sooner. I'm so happy with results. More

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Breast Reduction Due to Neck, Jaw, Shoulder Pain and Chronic Headache's - Vancouver, WA - Thank you Dr.Manish C. Champaneria, MD for being so amazing at your job! Thank you for taking me on as patient and bringing me relief! You did an AMAZING work on me. My breasts are now the perfect size for my little self. I now live my days without constant headaches!! Im HAPPY! - - I was convinced my headaches would disapear and my jaw, neck and shoulder pain would subside if I went through with a breast reduction. I live with a broken jaw and slight scoliosis in both my cervical and thorasicregions of my spine due to a car accident 23 years ago. And the aftermath breast feeding two sets of twins! My breast were heavy to me and by small frame.Well, it worked!! It has been 9 months since my procedure and my headaches are down about 90%!! Even my neck and shoulder pains have subsided! More

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So Happy with my Outcome!! Vancouver, WA - So caring, informative, knowledgeable, easy to talk to. He's very good at making you feel comfortable. - - After breastfeeding two babies and undergoing a surgery to remove an abscess after mastitis went out of control, my breasts were looking pretty sad. I had always had a small A cup size, but they got so much smaller after all that. I did not like how I looked anymore and could hardly look at myself in the mirror after showering. I decided to have an augmentation done, but was pretty nervous about the procedure. Dr. Champaneria and his whole staff made me feel so at ease and comfortable! They are absolutely wonderful! They are always there to listen and answer questions...and I am thrilled with the outcome of my surgery! He did an amazing job and I really appreciate everything he did and continues to do everything I go back for a check in! I highly recommend this surgery if you are feeling like I was...and I can't speak highly enough of dr. Champaneria and the whole office staff! More

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Mother of Three, 40, Love Love my New Breast Implants. Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is very knowledgeable regarding breast implants, so I trust his judgement with my surgery. He's very friendly, approachable and honest. I am very happy with his works! - - After years of thinking of having breats implants, finally I got it done by Dr. Gabriel on May 2015. I got the Gummy bear Nattrelle breast implant. I love the result, they look very natural, good sizes. They don't interrupted my lifestyle (since I'm active kinda person). I really appreciated the expertise of Dr. Gabriel regarding what type of breast implant and what look best and appropriate for my body size /body type. I am very happy with the result. I love the staffs at his office, they were so nice and friendly, I feel comfortable right away. I highly recommend Dr. Gabriel to anybody, or at least give a try for a consultation. I'm definitely one of his happy client. Thank you Dr. Gabriel! More

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27 Years Old, No Kids, Ready for Some Boobs! Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is a wonderful surgeon, doctor, and overall human being. He made me feel so comfortable and he made me feel like he truly cared about me and my happiness. - - I've always felt like my bust size was too small for the rest of my frame, and I've said I was going to get breast augmentation for years. I finally got serious, had an excellent consultation, and made it happen. Everyone inn Dr. Gabriel's office was spectacular! Jamie did the majority of my consultation and provided excellent advice and information. She put to rest any doubts I had about having the surgery. I felt comfortable and well taken care of throughout the entire experience. More

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44 Yr Old Done Having Kids. Vancouver, WA - I was referred to Dr. Gabriel initially by my OB/GYN. She said in her circle of colleagues and her own friends with the ability to choose virtually any doctor, he was the best choice. Next, I asked my circle of friends and his name came up repeatedly for his compassionate care of breast cancer patients. I researched him online and was impressed with his medical background and progressive commitment to always advance his practice to improve patient care. - - I wanted to consider a breast reduction for two reasons: my breast size was not proportionate to my body and I deserved and was ready for a "new me". I struggled with ill-fitting clothes and self image. While a DD bra in my 20's looked fine, it didn't as I aged and had breast-fed 3 kids. I always wondered if I would be a candidate for a reduction and lift. I was ready to commit to changing my body and am so happy I made the appointment for a consultation. I would recommend him to anyone for a consultation. Two of my close friends, based on my experience, have followed through and now are also happy patients! More

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Couldn't be more pleased with this wonderful team of professionals! Dr Gabriel is kind, knowledgable and great at what he does! I'm thankful to have found him and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to friends & family. More

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24 Year Old; Tall and Thin W/ 370 Anatomical Gummy Bears - Vancouver, WA - Best PS ever! So kind and compassionate and in it for his patients, not the money. Would recommend him to anyone! Truly talented and very patient. Answered all my questions, even the dumb ones, and was even available via personal cellphone. Very concerned about all his patients. Never rushed and very thorough and continuous with post op appts. - - 24 years old w/ no kids5"11 133 lbs prior to surgery32 b I originally wasn't going to post anything and then I decided I had such a hard time finding gals like me, so I thought I better give it a go. I want to start with I have the most amazing PS ever! He was so patient with me and very kind and compassionate. All of his staff was AMAZING, and I mean everyone! I originally went in to him timid and nervous of going to big and I picked the 235 cc anatomical gummy bears classic style under the muscle inframammary incision, and what do you know they were too small for my liking. Most docs would have told me you'll learn to like them or we can revise for thousands more. Not my PS! He did an in office implant exchange in office with local anesthesia for not a dime. I brought him some wish pics and we decided on 370 cc anatomical gummy bears full profile with the most projection. The first time I went through surgery I was pretty pain free for the most part, just discomfort. I only took my pain meds the day of and ibuprofen the day after. I could wash my own hair day two and my limitations were only per told by my doctor i.e no lifting heavy objects, no baths etc. the second time around I was completely pain free and only took meds prior to the surgery. The only discomfort was removing textured implants since their goal is to In a sense root themselves and you can't numb the inside only the superficial skin. My second surgery was 8/6/15 and my incisions were so light my doc had a hard time finding them for my revision :) More

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49, 2 Children, Single Mom, Needed to Have Saline Implants Replaced, They Were Visible Under my Breast Tissue - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel came highly recommended from a friend of mine who had him do her reconstruction after her mastectomy. Dr. Gabriel has been so wonderful. He makes me feel like he truly cares about me as a person and not just another case. He is very knowledgeable and straight forward. His pre and post op regimen are very thorough and well thought out. He personally called to check on me the day after surgery. I was so impressed by this. He has his patients best interest at heart. He is also a favorite among the hospital staff. Everyone raved about what an amazing surgeon he is and how well he looks after his patients. I found it all to be true. Once again Dr. Gabriel, thank you for giving me my confidence back and making me feel beautiful again! I truly appreciate you. Your staff is wonderful as well! - - My current implants were falling below my breast tissue. I had my first breast augmentation 12 years ago but after 2 kids they needed to be replaced. I consulted with Dr. Gabriel and he suggested that I go with the "gummi" implants and he would support them with a mesh. I am 2 weeks post-op and already very happy with the results I am seeing. I love the feel of the "gummi" implants. The entire process has improved tremendously over the last 12 years! My level of pain never was above a 3. I went back to work pat time on day 7. Thank you Dr. Gabriel for giving me my confidence back! More

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A+ physician Allen Gabriel! Is the most honest sweet man you ever met. Glad he's part of my journey. More

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27 Year Old Post Breast Augmentation, and I'm Very Happy with my Results!! - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel cares about each and everyone of his patients. He has great bedside manner and is always willing to answer any questions. You can tell he really takes pride in his job and loves what he does! - - Dr. Gabriel is one of the best doctors I've ever met. I work around a lot of doctors so I know a good one when I see it. I had a lot of anxiety about getting surgery but he made me feel very comfortable and was always willing to answer any of my questions. I would highly recommend him! I couldn't be happier with my results!!! Thank you Dr. Gabriel! More

5.0
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Tummy Tuck with Botox & Brazilian Butt Lift for 39 Year Old After 2 C-sections - Vancouver, WA - I felt comfortable right away and was impressed by Dr. Gabriel's professional and kind demeanor. He is a talented surgeon that produces beautiful results. I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality result and experience.The entire team, from reception to scheduling, was thorough and efficient, yet I never felt rushed. Dr. Gabriel has surrounded himself with a wonderful group of people that are great at what they do. - - My pregnancies left me with stretch marks that radiated from my belly button and a saggy flap of skin that hung over my c-section scar. When I first considered getting a tummy tuck, I only wanted to get the loose skin removed. What I received is 1,000 times better!Summary: I was extremely fortunate to get more than 2 weeks off (from work/responsibilities) post-op for recovery. I had excellent at-home care for a full week. I followed my doctor's instructions closely with great results. What follows is a detailed account of my experience for the first 5 weeks after a T.T. and B.B.L.Pre-Op Measurements:Ht: 5'9"Wt: 185lbWaist: 34"Belly: 42.5"Hips: 42.5"Butt: 45"At the consultation appointment, I met with Dr. Gabriel and shared my request (just a Tummy Tuck) while he offered additional options (Botox in the abs to aid in recovery and a Brazilian Butt Lift) and explained all of the procedures to me. At that same appointment, I had my "before" photos taken, I was given a complete price estimate (including hospital fees), and I was able to schedule my surgery date. I began my pre-op preparations 2 weeks before the surgery date. I received a detailed list of supplements and instructions to help prepare my body for surgery and recovery from the doctor's office. I filled all of the prescriptions and followed the instructions exactly. I made a 1-week post-op medication schedule and preloaded a 28-pocket pill box. The total for the medications and supplements was around $150. (The most expensive was a $40 prescription for anti-nausea medication.)On the surgery date I arrived at the hospital 2 hours before my scheduled operation time. I had to take a (urine sample) pregnancy test before getting prepped. I took a sterilizing cloth bath and put on compression stockings with my hospital-issued gown. The nurse then hooked me up to an I.V. and Dr. Gabriel came in to the prep room and marked me up with "guidelines". I was wheeled to the O.R. where I met the anesthesiologist, P.A., and other nurses that assisted during the surgery. ***I made a special request that may not be available or advisable to many patients: I asked that the catheter that is used during surgery be left in post-op. All the people in the O.R. thought it was a strange request, but I knew I would rather sleep as much as I could that first night instead of get up every few hours to use the restroom.*** Once the general anesthesia was put in my I.V., I just closed my eyes and listened to their pre-op chat for all of about 5 seconds. The surgery consisted of removing about 2.5lb of skin and closing an almost 2" gap between my ab muscles. I had fat liposuctioned out of my back and a little from just below my butt and all of it was used in the B.B.L. Two drain tubes were stitched into my pubic area.The next thing I knew I was in the recovery room. When I woke up I wasn't groggy or disoriented. I was then taken to my "overnight suite" at the hospital. My request to leave the catheter in was honored, and my stay at the hospital was uneventful. I was given one dose of pain medication via I.V. just after I arrived in the room, and I was relaxed, painless, and drowsy. For the rest of the time I took oral medication to regulate the pain (I never got above a 4 on the pain scale). I didn't get out of bed until about 16 hours post-op. ***The nurse removed the catheter at this time. It wasn't a pleasant sensation, but it was worth it to me to have it in during my hospital stay.*** I was then able to use the restroom and take a nurse-assisted shower. The nurse showed me how to deal with the 2 drains I had in my pubic area. (The drains must be emptied and the fluid measured daily.) I was wrapped in a compression band (not a body garment) and then released to go home, roughly 24 hours after my surgery time. ***My husband took the week off from work to be my in-home nurse. He also took care of all of the day-to-day needs of our family.***I had set up a little "recovery center" in my living room prior to surgery. I used a reclining chair as a bed and had an easy-access table with the pre-loaded big pill box, a large water bottle, crackers, lamp, and cell phone charger. I used hiking poles (they are like adjustable-height ski poles) to get up and move around. (I had instructions to get up and walk around every 2 hours.) I was pretty bent over the first few days, and my back muscles got really sore. My butt was tender and there was a lot of bruising on my back that first week. My tummy tuck and incision never bothered me, and I believe that is due to the Botox that was injected into the muscles during surgery. ***I took a stool softener 3 times a day instead of 2, and I used Miralax powder, not the Ducolax pill. I only took pain medication for the first 2 full days I was home, which is what causes constipation. However, I knew my body would need the extra dose of stool softener. I was fortunate to have no problems with B.M.s post-op. I went down to 2 doses per day after day 4. After the first week, I went down to 1 per day.*** Instead of pain medication, I took 1 muscle relaxer at bedtime for the first week post-op. I was consistent about taking the prescribed anti-inflammatory, which probably helped regulate pain as well. I didn't need the anti-nausea medication at all.I had 2 follow-up appointments scheduled in the first week. The hiking poles ($30 at Costco) were great because I could adjust the height as I was able to stand more upright over the first several days. My husband helped me bathe in the bathtub by putting a camping cooler in the tub so I could sit on it while he poured water over me with a pitcher. The sitting position allowed me to keep the incision line dry. I was able to get in and out of the tub myself, but it was nice not to have to reach up and wash my hair. I was bent over pretty far at the 2nd-day appointment, and almost completely upright at the 7th-day appointment. I had one of my drains removed at the second appointment. Still no abdominal pain, just a tender tush. After a week, the bruising on my back was mostly gone, and I was walking upright without assistance. The places on my butt where the fat had been injected were hard lumps. I was released to drive, as long as I wasn't taking pain medication or muscle relaxers. The only exercise I was allowed to do was walk.At the 2-week post-op appointment my second drain was removed. I received a small marble to help shape my new belly button. I was still wearing my compression band at all times. Dr. Gabriel suggested buying some Spanx compression undergarments. He was quite pleased at how the Botox had given me back my mobility so quickly. I was happy that it didn't hurt!I started massage therapy to soften the scar tissue and help speed my recovery at 2 weeks post-op. The nerves in my back and butt started to "wake up", and I would get the odd pins-and-needles sensation in my back. After my first massage therapy appointment I had absolutely NO pain or skin-tightness anywhere on my body. For a day I felt like my pre-surgery self. It was recommended that my husband repeat the massages daily. He ended up giving me 3 massages that week (1 every other day). At the 3-week appointment, I was given clearance to wear the compression garment 12 hours at a time. I preferred to wear it at night while I slept, or when I was sitting for long periods of time. Often, I would wear compression undergarments under my regular clothes. More

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34 Years Old, Mother of 1 - Vancouver, WA - I wanted implants ever since I was suppose to have breasts around 14. The women in our family just never had abundance in that area. Never having the extra funds and working as a firefighter I did not want the extra weight or possible back strain. Once I got my new job that didn't require as much strenuous work, I made the call to Peace Health for a consultation with Dr. Gabriel. I had also went to 2 other consultations, both in Oregon. I selected Dr. Gabriel for three reasons. First, he came highly recommended from family and good friends who had either gone to him or knew someone who had for the same procedure and were more than pleased. Secondly, they are local to me as I live in the Vancouver Washington area; So I knew all of my after care appointments would be a convenient. Finally I chose him because I like him and his staff. They were ready with all of my questions from start to finish (and I had some silly ones). The staff even informed me about the Care Credit Program that allowed me to afford-ably secure funds for the procedure, as I had come up short in cash. The ratings that I would give Dr. Gabriel are pretty high because he is a great Doctor who cares and concerns himself with his patients concerns. The staff took pictures and had personalized state of the art software to give me an idea of what different sizes would look like on me. That processes helped me get a better idea of what I was looking for. For a few weeks before my appointment I utilized the free rental implants to wear around in my day-to-day to gain perspective. They were great about letting me just pop into the office and change them out for different sizes (weighed by units and oz's, not cup size). The procedure went flawlessly. His staff did all of the foot work for me so all I had to do was walk in and they handled everything else; from appointments, pictures, trying different sizes so I was sure about what I wanted, getting me in quickly, mapping out the "what to do next" to after care and beyond. I can not think of a way to fully express how happy I am with the results, not to mention the extreme boost in self confidence. I am so completely happy with the full spectrum of my procedure, my only regret is not doing this sooner. The after surgery perks are amazing as they pass out some generous freebie's. I trust Dr. Gabriel and his staff, and that goes a long way with me. I would recommend them to family or anyone who is even remotely curious about getting this procedure done for at least a consultation. I have them on speed-dial now and will work with only them in the future, given I decide to have any other procedures done. More

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Father Time Catches Up to a 38 Yo Male Professional - Seattle, WA - "Ha! I'd never get Botox. I'll be fine as long as I use sunblock." Well, the time came last year in 2014 when I noticed that my face was not looking a fresh as it did in my mind's eye. I guess you can't look 25 forever! I noticed a lot of wrinkles in my forehead area, and a sharp crease/furrow between my eyebrows from too much scowling (or thinking) at work. I tried to relax my face in the mirror and the furrow and lines were still apparent. As a man, I had reservations about getting botox. I always viewed it as something Beverly Hills housewives get with their girlfriends. Needless to say, I got over my preconceived notions and saw Dr. Champaneria upon recommendation from a friend. My first impression - he has got to be one of the most POLITE doctors that I have ever seen! His demeanor was gentle and he answered all of my questions and fears in regards to the process and expected results with a lot of care and detail. Dr. C put me at ease and I went forward with the procedure with minimal anxiety and worry.After the botox, the furrow between my eyebrows completely disappeared within a few days! My forehead looked smoother as well. Most importantly, I am still able to make expressions with my face - which was the main concern that I had about the procedure. In short - I highly recommend Dr. C based upon my interactions with him, his friendly office staff, and (ultimately) my results. I will definitely go back for follow-up treatments. More

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Every girl has that story, times they were made fun of, just looking in the mirror wishing things would disappear or change, even just rearrange. When I asked this Doctor why he does what he does it wasn???t for the paycheck or the glory he had a different story. ??I want to make you feel as beautiful as I see you???, to choose to use his skill to my confidence help rebuild. I really thought I'd need a girl, what could a man understand? But in his kind and gentle way he was able to convey, that he truly cared and would in every way do his very best, he set my mind at rest. Not only his manner set him apart, not even just his kind heart. His knowledge won me over from the very beginning, he knew exactly what to do, never faltered, never without a clue. To say that I am satisfied with the work he performed would be an understatement for he'll never understand how my life he has transformed. For those out there looking for a physician who will really listen, make sure your end result is utterly without fault and whose care doesn???t end poorly or prematurely??? I recommend Manish Champaneria, MD Thank you Doctor for what you did for me! More

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18 Years Old Breast Aug, No Thanks to Puberty. Vancouver, WA - Dr. Allen Gabriel is a miracle worker. I chose him because I've had many friends and family members who went with him and had great results. He really knows what he's dooing, and he will know what is best for you. He's such an honest doctor, and will give you no bullshit. Him and his staff made me feel so comfortable throughout the whole process. The day of my surgery was a peace of cake. I was never nervous for how my breast would look, I knew he would do an awesome job. The night of my surgery he even called me to see how I was doing. The day after that, the nurses called to check up on me. They are all so thoughtful. I'm so happy I chose the PS I did! - - Age: 18Weight: 105-110Height: 5'3Cup size before: 32BI am 3 weeks from my augmentation and I am beyond excited. I've spent hours and hours researching.. Just about everything. Thanks to you lovely people and your help I am SO ready to do this thing. When I went in for my consultation, I used the sizers, and even had a 3D look at what the end results would be, but I still couldn't decide on if I wanted cohesive teardrop or the cohesive round. My doctor suggested teardrop because of how small my frame is, but I've seen nothing but unhappy reviews with them. I'm open to the idea but have only seen a handful of good results. I'm leaning towards the round, but I might get a moderate profile. Also I'm not sure what size I'm getting yet. I think my doctor wanted me to go 350cc, but I wanted a little bit bigger. My pre op is basically going to be another consultation because I've had 6 months to ponder on it all and now I feel like I'm back at the drawing boards. I hope it all turns out! More

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Most amazing experience I have ever had!! Love the whole team and I will refer everyone!!!! The proof is in my smile and my chest!?? More

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72 Year Old Male, Plastic Surgery on Large Area of Back After Removal of Melanoma - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria did a wonderful job of plastic surgery on my back after melanoma surgery. He was also very good during the six months post-surgery follow up. I appreciated the fact that he was caring and always took time to explain the process. I would highly recommend him to anybody that needs plastic surgery. More

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Keeping It Real.... Sort of - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel was professional as always and has an excellent panel of office assistants to keep things moving smoothly. - - I am a chronic Botox junkie. If it were up to me, my face would never move. FORTUNEATELY Dr. Gabriel is grounded in reality and only puts the Botox in places that will help prevent deep lines and so I never look "overdone." I appreciate his skill and commitment to keeping me looking YOUNG and NATURAL. I've never had a bad experience with the product or its implementation and Gabriel has been seeing me for five years. More

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56yr Old with Implants from 25years Ago Now with Severe Encapsulation - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel was very professional and yet personal and caring. He made me comfortable and confident in his abilities. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Dr. Gabriel followed up with me personally several times by phone and gave me his direct phone to call if I had issues. He knew exactly the technique, breast implant type and size for my body shape. This is day 3 after surgery, but so far I am extremely pleased with the results and would highly recommend Dr. Gabriel. - - Motivation: Encapsulation and likely implant leakage. I was more and more uncomfortable hugging anyone closely due to my breasts feeling harder than normal - they no longer felt like they were my own breasts anymore. I was becoming more and more self-conscious about my breasts. When I found out that they were probably leaking, I became concerned about the health risk. Pros: Remove leaking and encapsulated implant thereby reducing health risk and equally important renewing my confidence of how my breast looked and felt. Cons: Cost, taking time off of work, as well as the pain and risk factors that come with surgery More

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39 Year Old Man Who Felt He Didn't Look Like Himself. Riverside, CA - Dr. Champaneria was referred to me by a friend. I felt like I was starting to not look like myself anymore. But I didn't know why or if I could -- or even watched to fix it. Terribly nervous, I made the consult. Dr. Champ -- as I call him -- was professorial, yet casual and got to the root of what I didn't like about my changing face structure. Then got right to providing reasonable options & pros/cons for each. My apprehension was calmed and said 'Lets do it!' The procedure was simple & painless. I felt like my face enlivened immediately -- but best of all, my attitude did too! More

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43 Year Old Mother of 3 with Severe "11" in my Forehead - Vancouver, WA - Doctor was very knowledgable and professional. He was kind, patient, and answered all my concerns and made me feel comfortable with the procedure. - - Dr. Champaneria is great! He was very patient and addressed all of my concerns. I had Juvederm treatments in both my forehead and cheeks. The results were amazing. I no longer have the "11" in my forehead and my cheeks slightly lifted up. He is very knowledgable and produces amazing results. I will definitely be using him in the future. The front office and staff were very friendly and welcoming as well. Everyone there make you feel very comfortable! More

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43 Year Old with Deep Brow Wrinkles - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria has a great bedside manner! He is very personable and professional. It is very clear from the beginning to the end of the appointment that he wants YOU to be happy with your treatment. - - Dr. Champaneria was very personable and a pleasure to work with. I saw him on 6/26/15 for a Botox treatment to my brow area to smooth deep wrinkles on my forehead and in between my eyes. Dr. Champaneria spent time asking me questions about what I wanted out of the visit. He took my requests and came up with a treatment plan that I approved. My treatment was fast and painless. Best of all, I look great! Thank you Dr. Champaneria! More

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40yo, Asian Male, Software Engineer, Married - Vancouver, WA - I was so nervous and a little worried about the procedure. Dr. Champaneria calmed me down. He applied the Juvederm at my pace and was very reassuring during the whole procedure. After swelling went down, i notice a huge improvement. I would try it again. - - I noticed the other day that i had some areas under my eyes started to waste away on my face. I spoke to Dr. Champaneria, and he recommend to try Juvederm. I didn't know what Juvederm was. Dr. Champaneria was able give me a very detailed explanation and he answer all my questions about Juvederm. (i.e. what it is, how long it lasts, when to come back) More

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Dr. Gabriel is a true gem, not just as a doctor but as a person. He paid the cost to take his whole staff to Haiti to assist with surgical needs after that devastating earthquake. Very compassionate and caring. More

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At my first meeting with Dr. Gabriel I was amazed not only at his expertise but his sincere compassion, interest and kindness that he directed at me as his patient. He is a supremely talented Physician and a very kind human being. Dr. Gabriel?s post op care was incomparable. He called to check on me the evening after surgery as well as the following day. At my in office post-op he checked me over carefully to make sure I was on track and happy with my results. I could not have been happier! I live in the Seattle area but drove 200 miles to have him do my surgery because he is the best. More

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Rating Dr. Gabriel on a scale from 1 to 5, I would give him a solid 6 stars!! He is an amazing surgeon with a truly caring bedside manner. His wonderful staff immediately put me at ease. My experience from the moment I walked into his office all the way through surgery was excellent. More

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36 Yrs Old, 4 Children, Small Sagging Breasts - Vancouver, WA - After having 4 children my boobs left little to be desired after having the life sucked out of them lol. I decided that it was finally time for me to love the way I looked again and that is where miracle worker Dr. Manish Champaneria stepped in! I wanted to go over the muscle with saline implants...Dr. C took the time to explain in detail all the reasons that I should go with silicone and not saline. I was a 32B and I wanted to be a D...he explained that since I am such a petite build with very little breast tissue to cover the implant going over the muscle, that the saline would look a like a disaster of sorts on my frame and that he, as well as I, would not enjoy the end result. I am sooo glad that I took his advice because let me tell you I AM IN LOVE with them! He has a great sense of humor and comforting bedside manner...I can't seem to say "thank you" enough times! :) More

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Quick, Easy and Totally Worth It! Vancouver, WA - Face peels, which just by the name sounded a little intimidating to me, I found are really easy and made such a difference in the look and feel of my skin. In the last year I have had four and each time my skin improved. Jauna, the esthetician at Allen Garbriel's office, did them in conjunction with starting me on a skin care line called Skin Medica. The result of the peels and the new product has totally changed my skin and I could not be happier with the result. More

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In the Competitive Field of Plastic Surgery – Dr Gabriel Stands out As the Leader in the Industry. Vancouver, WA - My procedures/products: Gummy Bear breast Implants – above the muscleJuvederm Voluma – cheeks and lipsLatisse – eye lashesSkin Medica Products: TNS Essential Serum, Lytera, Retinol Complex, Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen.Skin peelsLaser treatmentsThe above list sounds really long, time consuming and expensive but what really was shocking to me was how quick and easy everything was.Choosing to have elective plastic surgery was a huge decision for me to make and I knew the key to success of the surgery would be in the hands of the surgeon that I entrusted my body to. I work in the healthcare field and my job places me in contact with literally hundreds of physician’s offices. It is amazing what you can tell about an office the minute you walk into the waiting room. The best words to describe my initial impression of Dr. Gabriel’s office are caring, professional, technologically advanced and classy. I felt that was a great start. At my first meeting with Dr. Gabriel I was amazed not only at his expertise but his sincere compassion, interest and kindness that he directed at me as his patient. He took the time to really listen to what I wanted and he came up with a plan that turned out INCREDIBLE! I call it my “Mid-life Makeover” this is what happened next:Skin Products:I started seeing Dr. Gabriel’s esthetician Jauna, for skin peels, laser treatments and facial products. She is a very knowledgeable professional who changed what I will use on my skin FOREVER by introducing me to a line of products by SkinMedica. What amazing products! I had no reaction to any of the products or the chemical peel. With my history of severe allergic reaction to anything I use on my skin (including anaphylaxis after a facial) I must say I was in total awe! On day one, I waited for the red irritated feeling that I usually get and nothing happened. On day two I really expected to see signs of a rash, still nothing. On day three I literally looked at the products sitting on my counter and said out loud, "Where have you been all my life?”. On day seven, I gathered up hundreds of dollars worth of prescription creams and expensive facial products that I had purchased and I threw them all away. 3 Dermatologists and one Allergist could not figure out what was happening with my skin and the best explanation they could come up with was Roscea combined with skin changes during menopause. After one week using the SkinMedica products I could feel the difference and after one month I could really see the difference. No more irritation and the fine lines are gone! The products are a little pricey but after using them, quite honestly they are worth every single penny in results. Latisse:About 2 years ago, I noticed that my eyelashes were getting pretty thin and definitely were much shorter. I started using Latisse every night before I went to bed and within about a month my eyelashes were noticeably thicker and definitely longer. After two months I had nice full and long looking lashes. Laser Treatment/ Skin Peels: Next came some quick and easy laser zaps that took care of the little spider veins on my face. In literally minutes the annoying spider veins that had been on my face for years were completely gone. Crazy fast treatment with huge results! Also, equally quick face peels which sound a little intimidating but they are really easy. Basically the product is wiped on and within about 3 days my face began to peel like after a sunburn. I just made sure I had moisturizer on hand to apply throughout my workday. After a couple of days the peeling was gone, as were some of the fine lines in my face, and my skin felt so smooth. The only word of caution I found with face peels is to avoid having one done at least a week before a big event so all the peeling is completely gone.Juvederm Voluma – cheeks and lips:I had the Juvederm Voluma done at the same time as my breast implants. Ladies, waking up after surgery and having perfect breasts AND a face that looks years younger is a feeling like no other! I will be hooked on Juvederm Voluma for life! I had some slight swelling on my cheeks and lips and a light bruise on one cheek. The light bruise was easy to cover with make-up and was gone in about 5 days. The swelling in my cheeks went down really fast and was gone in less than 48 hours. My lips took about two weeks for the swelling to go completely away. I took 10 days off work and went back looking very well rested. That is the great thing about having Juviderm done correctly, people notice that you look really good, well rested, more youthful but it doesn’t look like you have had “work” done on your face.Gummy Bear Implants (above the muscle):As I discussed above, my first appointment was a consultation with Dr. Gabriel to discuss my plan. The next appointment his office staff coordinated for me to go from one specialized member of his staff to another – with basically no waiting in between. First, I worked with his Surgical Nurse, who educated me on the different types of implants and answered all my questions on the actual procedure. I was even able to feel all of the actual implants so I could choose the product that was right for me. Next, I saw his awesome nurse Ashlie, who gave me different sizes of implants to try on until I narrowed my choice down to two sizes. Then the real fun began. She took pictures of my breasts and put those pictures into the computer where she then added the breast implant sizes that I picked out. I was able to see myself with the “new body” in 3 D. It was truly amazing and super helpful in choosing the right size. I was then sent home with the size implant I chose to try out. Trying on clothes and experimenting with the look of the implants was very helpful in determining what size I truly was comfortable with. While I was getting to know my implants, Dr. Gabriel was busy studying my 3D pictures. At my next appointment we went over size and positioning. Dr. Gabriel had determined that due to an irregular shaped rib cage I would need mesh to keep my breasts pointing forward (one tended to wander off to the right). I also told him that I felt the implant that I had chosen was slightly too large. He was totally in tune to what I was saying and the look that I was going for and we decided on a slightly smaller size. Dr. Gabriel sent me home with all my pre-op instructions, which included a vitamin regiment, what to expect the day of surgery and post op instructions. Every detail was covered.On the day of surgery, surprisingly I was not afraid. Dr. Gabriel and his staff had answered all my questions so I just felt excitement. I had the Gummy Bear implants placed above the muscle with mesh. Since I had mesh placed, I also needed to have drains for about a week. Waking up from surgery and getting my first look at my new breasts was pretty cool. Dr. Gabriel nailed the size spot on and the shape of the Gummy Bears looked absolutely natural. For the first time in my life, I looked at my breasts and thought they were absolutely perfect.Dr. Gabriel’s post op care was incomparable. He called to check on me the evening after surgery as well as the following day. At my in office post-op he checked me over carefully to make sure I was on track and happy with my results. I could not have been happier! I drove 200 miles from where I live to have Dr. Gabriel do my “Midlife Makeover” so he made sure that I was in good shape to drive home. I had the surgery done on a Friday and I drove the 200 miles home after my post-op appointment on Tuesday. It has now been 4 months since my “Mid-life Makeover” and I am so grateful for the experience. At that inevitable time in a woman’s life when you have to work twice as hard to keep everything from heading South, it was wonderful to get a “lift”. The makeover started a chain reaction in me which caused me to start workin More

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Amazing Product! Vancouver, WA - Jauna at Dr. Allen Gabriel's office, started me on Latisse. She told me to be consistent with using it every night before I went to bed and I would see results. She was right. Within about a month my eyelashes were noticeably thicker and definitely longer. After two months I had nice full and long looking lashes and barely needed any mascara! More

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I Am 54 Years Old and Had Juvederm Voluma in my Cheeks and Lips, I Am Now Hooked for Life! Vancouver, WA - I had the Juvederm Voluma done at the same time as my breast implants. Ladies, waking up after surgery and having perfect breasts AND a face that looks years younger is a feeling like no other! I will be hooked on Juvederm Voluma for life! I had some slight swelling on my cheeks and lips and a light bruise on one cheek. The light bruise was easy to cover with make-up and was gone in about 5 days. The swelling in my cheeks went down really fast and was gone in less than 48 hours. My lips took about two weeks for the swelling to go completely away. I took 10 days off work and went back looking very well rested. That is the great thing about having Juviderm done correctly, people notice that you look really good, well rested, more youthful but it doesn’t look like you have had “work” done on your face. Dr. Gabriel did such a terrific job, I could not be happier! More

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Laser Treatment for Spider Veins - Amazing! Vancouver, WA - I had some little spider veins around my nose, chin and cheek area that I wanted removed. Jauna, the Esthetician at Dr. Gabriel's office, carefully explained that the laser would feel like a little light rubber band snap and would last just a few seconds. It was really easy and in literally minutes the annoying spider veins that had been on my face for years were completely gone. Crazy fast treatment with huge results! More

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37 Year Old Mother of Twins Mommy Makeover with Botox for to Aid Recovery. Vancouver, WA - Fantastic plastic surgeon with an attention to detail. He has a very pleasant bedside manner. He will make sure you are recovering with minimal pain. - - I am a 37 year old mother of 6 year old twins and one 4 year old. I enjoy chasing my kiddos, running, and hiking. I was leery about having surgery because I did not want to be laid up. The decision to do this surgery was 100% the best decision. I feel confident and happy with the results. Dr. Allen Gabriel is a fantastic and skilled surgeon. He guided me through both surgeries. Initially I had a breast lift/augmentation. I had nursed three children. I have always had large breast. Before pregnancy I had 34DD. During pregnancy and nursing I jumped up to a 36 J. After nursing they deflated back to a D. One was larger than the other and they were very saggy. I also had excess skin around my abdomen. I had 2 C-sections that left my lower abs wrinkly and misshaped.I elected to do the breast surgery first. Recovery was easy. Dr. Gabriel used botox to help recovery by injecting around the muscle. I had the lollipop incision. I am pleased with the results. I am back to a 34DD. They look very natural. I was back to chasing the kids within a couple weeks. I was able to return to the gym after 6 weeks. My scars 2 years later are very faint and in some areas gone. I wish I had done the abdominoplasty with the breast surgery. I was unsure about recovering from both at the same time. I also wanted to see if losing more of the pregnancy weight and increasing weight training would help. Recovery from this surgery was more painful than the breast surgery. I feel like being athletic definitely helped get me upright faster, but having the botox injections in the abdominal wall seemed most helpful. I was amazing at how fast I was mobile. I was able to care for the kids after 7 days. Dr. Gabriel also removed an umbilical hernia for me and closed the separation I had from the twin pregnancy down my linea alba. I think if you have had C-sections in the past this will see relatively easy. It is surgery so discomfort is assured. I did not wake up in horrible pain. It was managed quite nicely with some pain killers for a couple days and then ibuprofen. I was also really impressed with how strong my core feels 12 weeks later. My running feels amazing. I am back to running 9 mile runs and hiking. Dr. Gabriel has a wonderful and knowledgeable staff as well. He will keep constant contact with you. His nurses are attentive and caring. Follow-up appointments are made frequently to ensure your healing is progressing in the direction it should. I think after a consult with Dr. Gabriel you will be confident you are making the right decision. It's great to have a body that matches the way I feel! More

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44 Breast Lift with Implants - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is one of the most amazing doctors that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I recently had to have a breast mass removed and decided that since I was going under, I might as well have some improvements. I did not want to be larger in size, I just wanted perky fuller breasts. I never specified any specific implant sizes, but clearly discussed my expectations with Dr. Gabriel. He worked closely with my oncologist to come up with the right strategy to meet my expectations. I can not tell you how happy I am with the results. I was slightly nervous about not being specific about implant size and leaving it up to his discretion, but he did not disappoint. He called me the evening of my surgery to check on me, and told me that he tried 4 different sizes before settling on the final one. This man is a perfectionist and I would recommend him to anyone. He will be straightforward and honest about what he can and can not do for you, and he will honestly tell you if you don't need anything done either. He and his staff are 100% professional, caring, and wonderful to interact with. I am one happy patient More

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My Breast Reconstruction Story - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Manish Champaneria is a very talented reconstruction surgeon. I highly recommend him. He treats his patients with compassion and he is very empathetic. He's easy to talk to and I am extremely lucky to have had him as my surgeon. It's amazing how he put me back together again! - - I really didn't think it would effect me all that much to lose a breast from breast cancer. I thought about how fortunate I truly was to be alive and to have survived stage 3 breast cancer. But, I found myself looking in the mirror at my body that looked so different after the chemotherapy, radiation and a unilateral mastectomy. I had gained weight due to side effects of steroids used as part of my treatment, lost my hair and I stood there looking at one breast and on the other side, I had a "chest wall". I felt guilty as I cried. I felt so unattractive. I felt that I shouldn't be so selfish, so vain. I dried my eyes, put a smile on my face and hid my disfigured body the best I could. I was happy to be alive. I decided to pursue breast reconstruction with Dr. Manish Champaneria. This was a life changing experience as well. Dr. Champaneria preformed the Diep Flap procedure of reconstruction on me. I highly recommend this procedure with utilizes the fatty tissue and skin from the abdominal area to create a new, natural feeling breast. So, basically, I got a tummy tuck and a new breast! Dr. Champaneria did a wonderful job! He is a true artist at what he does! Not only do I feel whole again physically, the depression I was feeling has lifted and I feel that I can move forward into a bright, hopeful future. Dr. Champaneria really cares about his patients and it shows. He spends quality time with each patient. He's easy to talk to and he made me feel that my case was not only important to me, but to him as well! I highly recommend Dr. Champaneria. More

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Much Needed Aug Revision..27 and 5'5 - Vancouver, WA - I couldn't believe how incredible and down to earth Dr. Gabriel was. He listened, understood, and was so genuine. I couldn't be happier with my decision. - - Where should I even start? I had my first aug when I was 20 after I my child was born. After 7 years of having 275cc round style implants I knew I had to get an upgrade. That's when I started shopping around. I went to three clinics in the Vancouver/Salmon Creek area and finally decided to go with Peace Health Plastic Surgery because of Dr. Gabriel and his staff. My consultation was long, informative and exciting. Dr. Gabriel noticed my right implant was "bottoming out," my implant was slipping out of its pocket!! He reassured me it could be fixed. I had to get mesh,drains and if I wanted the new gummie implants! I suddenly got excited because the gummies are known for their anatomical shape. I have a long chest so, I really need an implant that's longer and not a perfect round. I was reassured by my new Dr. He could give the illusion of my chest starting higher and make me look proportionate. Because my implant was bottoming out... They got me in soon and it's officially been a couple weeks and I'm so excited to show you my steps!! By the way... I am not style 410 FX 450cc and its fabulous! More

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44 Year Old Male Lower Body Lift - Vancouver, WA - From the first consult, Dr. Champaneria made both my wife and I feel very comfortable with the procedure. He patiently, answered all of our questions and thoroughly described the entire process. We met multiple times prior to surgery and made sure all was well with us along the way. Post surgery, Dr. Champaneria has been awesome!!! He sees me every week and continues to care for my every need. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone for any procedure. He is excellent and his staff is great as well. - - 10 years and 170 pounds after gastric bypass surgery, I was ready to rid myself of my apron. I awoke from the anesthesia 22lbs lighter and 8 inches smaller in my waist!!! Recovery wasn't bad and I returned to work 4 weeks after my surgery. I am now 9 weeks out and have returned to the gym (except weight training). I am down an additIonal 10lbs bring my total weight loss to over 200lbs. Another 30 and I may need additional work. Any additional procedures will be done by Dr. Champaneria!!!! More

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I'm a 26 Year Old Mother to Three Sweet Kiddos. I Nursed my Oldest for Two Years & then Our Twins for Two Years - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel was phenomenal! I managed to stay calm because he is so easy going and kind. His staff at the hospital were amazing as well! I had better treatment with breast augmentation than I did when I had my c-sections. I got a little emotional once I was on the table in the operating room but Dr. Gabriel was right there. He asked my favorite pandora station, turned it up, and the nurses and anesthesiologist literally stroked my face and talked to me until I fell asleep. Very impressed and grateful for Dr. Gabriel and his team! I highly recommend him! - - The first two days were a breeze, I was able to walk around our hotel grounds, get up by myself, and use the restroom myself. The evening of the second day I decided to have soup from Olive Garden, and have been very ill. No food except applesauce, banana, crackers! Lesson learned. Follow doctors instructions and you'll be just fine! More

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Dr. Gabriel performed two surgeries on me. He is an outstanding surgeon, very compassionate and caring. I would highly recommend him More

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42 Yr Old Man Loves How Botox Keeps the Wrinkles Away - Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel is amazing. His knowledge and professionalism is top notch. - - I have been going to Dr Gabriel for years. He works miracles with Botox. I always leave looking refreshed and natural, never frozen. I used to go to another clinic and never knew what the results were going to be. Either too much or too little. I never worry about that with Dr Gabriel. I am always pleased and will never go anywhere else. Thank you Dr Gabriel and your fantastic staff for working your magic on me. More

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BrCA 1 Positive Prophylactic Mastectomy - Vancouver, WA - A + + on all levels. Being 25 was scared but he eased my mind :)!! - - I love Dr Gabriel. He is a genuine honest man who cares about his patients.. I would recommend him to everyone. And look forward to working together in the future.. On April 23 I had my bilateral mastectomy with immediate implant expanders. . He offered for me to call him at home at any time day or night.... I thought I had a infection but I had a low grade fever but he returned my call in in less then 10 minutes. Forever grateful Jessica Garcia More

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Great Results - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria is very skilled, knowledgeable, professional and personable. - - Dr. Champaneria preformed CO2 laser on my face. I had an amazing result. The procedure was painless with only a minor sunburn-like feeling for 3 days.I highly recommend Dr. Champaneria as a skilled Plastic Surgery. He is not pushy nor does he try to sell you something you don't need. I know I will definitely be returning to him for my plastic surgery needs. More

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31 Yr Old Mother of 2 Beautiful Girls. Nursed Both for a Year. Needed to Feel Like a Women Again!! - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gaberial is so amazing. He makes you feel comfortable, along with his staff. Everyone that worked at the surgery center the day of my surgery were amazing also. I had no nervousness going into this. Everyone did an amazing job making me feel comfortable! - - Amazing experience! I had no problem at all. Recovery was easy for myself. My right breast feel right into place. My left breast did its job & stay high like they usually do, so that one was more sore, tight feeling, & it would spaz.All in all I give everyone 100%. I myself didn't have much pain, just my left breast spaz sometimes. More

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Working out 7 Days a Week...want the Body I Work Hard For. - Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel is not only professional but kind. His interactions always seem completely sincere and genuine. I will recommend him to anyone wanting plastic surgery. His nurses and office staff also show care and kindness. - - After 2 kids and hours and hours in the gym trying to get the tummy I wanted I decided to do this. The boobs were an added bonus I had no idea I wanted so much until I got them! What I loved most about my experience was that Dr. Gabriel tried to talk me out of my tummy tuck saying I had a "beautiful belly". At that moment I knew that all the hours in the gym had paid off but I wanted a better version of my best. I loved the honesty and willingness after much talk to try to give me the belly I wanted. After all is said and done. My tummy is exactly how I imagined it would be and Dr even agreed after the fact that after seeing the muscles that he could indeed make it so much better! More

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Rating Dr. Gabriel on a scale from 1 to 5, I would give him a solid 6 stars!! He is an amazing surgeon with a truly caring bedside manner. His wonderful staff immediately put me at ease. My experience from the moment I walked into his office all the way through surgery was excellent. More

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41 Years Old Mother of Two Boys. - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Allen Gabriel, is extremely attentive, a great listener, spent extra time educating me on all of my options, and continually follows up with me via phone, email, and text message. He came highly recommended by other friends, and now I understand why. - - After nursing and the natural aging process, I was left with sagging breast tissue. I was unable to properly fit into my bras, because there was a big space at the top of my breasts. I wanted to wear, bras without pads.. Being a runner, I wanted natural looking breasts. Dr. Allen Gabriel and his staff exceeded my expectations. Six days post op, minimal pain, tiny incisions, and the results are already becoming evident. I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Dr. Allen Gabriel, to anyone needing a natural looking, breast augmentation. He and his staff spent extra time with me, both pre and post op. More

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Circumferential Body Lift - Peace Health Plastic Surgery Dr. Manish Champerina - I'm a busy wife and mamma to 5 kiddos and over 8 years have lost well over 100lbs, leaving me with unsightly loose skin. Over the Fall I was able to take off the last 20lbs, and my husband and I made the decision to begin the plastic surgery process to finish my journey. I had several consults with local surgeons, but when I met Dr. Champaneria I knew he was the one I wanted to fix me up. ;) Dr. C gave me a new hope that I could be that girl I felt like I was. He offered several procedure ideas and was patient with me as I went back and forth in my decision making process. He saw me in his office as much as I needed to help honestly and truthfully guide me to the right decision. What sealed the deal for me was when he shared that he has ocd in the OR, striving for the very best results he can get I connected to that lol! My surgery went beautifully, and recovery was uncomplicated and my pain was managed very well, yet it was still incredibly hard. This is a BIG surgery and when people warn you of the intensity of recovery, believe them. Dr. C and his whole team held my hand every step of the way and see me as often as I need. The support I was given is very comforting and has helped tremendously. Nurse Ashley is amazing, and has been a great resource for me and is a pro at pulling drains pain free. ;) My tummy looks beautiful. I never knew I could look and feel so good. At 5 weeks out my insision scar looks incredible already and I have such a hope for my future now. Dr. C is a true artist, while being very conservative to minimize my pain during recovery. I can't glow enough over him and his whole team. 5 stars all the way. More

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Circumferential Body Lift -Dr. Manish Champaneria - I'm a busy wife and mamma to 5 kiddos and over 8 years have lost well over 100lbs, leaving me with unsightly loose skin. Over the Fall I was able to take off the last 20lbs, and my husband and I made the decision to begin the plastic surgery process to finish my journey. I had several consults with local surgeons, but when I met Dr. Champaneria I knew he was the one I wanted to fix me up. ;) Dr. C gave me a new hope that I could be that girl I felt like I was. He offered several procedure ideas and was patient with me as I went back and forth in my decision making process. He saw me in his office as much as I needed to help honestly and truthfully guide me to the right decision. What sealed the deal for me was when he shared that he has ocd in the OR, striving for the very best results he can get I connected to that lol! My surgery went beautifully, and recovery was uncomplicated and my pain was managed very well, yet it was still incredibly hard. This is a BIG surgery and when people warn you of the intensity of recovery, believe them. Dr. C and his whole team held my hand every step of the way and see me as often as I need. The support I was given is very comforting and has helped tremendously. Nurse Ashley is amazing, and has been a great resource for me and is a pro at pulling drains pain free. ;) My tummy looks beautiful. I never knew I could look and feel so good. At 5 weeks out my insision scar looks incredible already and I have such a hope for my future now. Dr. C is a true artist, while being very conservative to minimize my pain during recovery. I can't glow enough over him and his whole team. 5 stars all the way. More

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ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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43 Year Old Mother of 3 - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Champaneria is an amazing kind and gentle doctor. He takes the time to get to know you and you specific needs. He does and awesome job at making you look and feel beautiful. - - Dr. Champaneria is AMAZING!!!! He really knows botox and filler. He knows how to subtly enhance your best features while improving upon your worst. He is kind and gentle and takes the time to completely explain your options and expected results. I have complete trust in him and would never go anywhere else! More

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ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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Reduction and "Hooks"-Could Not Be Happier with my Results - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is amazing. He has a way of making you feel heard and he genuinely wants you to be happy with your body and is willing to work with you. At one point I remember him saying, "Forget what the insurance says, this is your body, what do you want?" I work in healthcare and can recognize an exceptional doctor when I see one. He is attentive and followed up with me closely after my procedure; always making sure I had what I needed and if there was anything he could do for me. I've only heard good things about Dr. Gabriel from other patients. I highly highly recommend him. - - I'm a 21 year old RN and have had chronic upper back pain for four years. This was the best decision I've ever made. Dr. Gabriel recommended the hooks and I'm glad he did. I am single with no children and it was important to me that my breast looked good. They are perfect. I can finally wear cute bikinis, buy pretty bras and feel comfortable in my body. I can wear low cut shirts without a bra and look good! My boyfriend loves my new boobs and I continue to be amazed. They are even better than I expected. My scars are present but fading faster than expected. I start getting laser treatments for my scars in a few weeks. I highly recommend Dr. Gabriel and his team. More

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I work in surgery with Dr. A Gabriel most Thursdays. I can not say enough good about Dr. Gabriel. Although I will attempt to. Dr. Gabriel is the most skilled,caring, passionate surgeon I have ever worked with. He has truly the biggest heart, and awareness of others feelings, (patients, nurses, staff, etc.). Dr. Gabriel has a gift, he is an amazing plastic surgeon and human being. More

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ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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Gummy Bear Study Participant. Vancouver, WA - I have done a thorough review of Dr. Gabriel and his staff elsewhere in the recent past. He is an amazingly talented surgeon with a wonderful, genuine bedside manner. His staff is excellent. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of reconstructive surgery!!! - - It took me 5 years to decide what, if anything, I was going to have done after having a bilateral mastectomy in 2007. I finally decided to participate in a study looking at the latest version of the gummy bear breast implants. I have been completely satisfied with the results. I am finally going to have nipple reconstruction this week followed by tattooing. I am eager to be done but also very happy with the results thus far!!! My surgeon, Dr. Allen Gabriel, is phenomenal! More

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Dr Gabriel is absolutely the best. He has made the process of cancer reconstruction stress free with his honesty, compassion and caring. He is available and wants to hear from you anytime you have any kind of concern (24/7) throughout the process which is so amazing and not something you expect these days. I would highly recommend him! More

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ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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Small Boobies and Wanted Larger - Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel was amazing! I was very happy with the entire procedure from my consultation to my finished product. He was patient and answered so my questions, made me feel at ease with the surgery process and was very down to earth. By far the best experience I've had with a physician in this capacity. - - I've always wanted larger breasts And had a financial opportunity to do so. I'm very pleased with the results. The procedure was a breeze and so was recovery. I was expecting the experience to be more difficult and painful but was pleasantly surprised. Dr Gabriel was attentive and very helpful in all the follow up visits. I would recommend him very highly. More

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Dr Gabriel is the best! He and his staff go the extra mile to help you through the cancer journey. He is so compassionate and caring! I always said if I ever get breast cancer, he will be my Dr. Well I did and he is. I don't suggest going to those lengths.. Go see him for something to make yourself feel better. A little Botox or a lift! You will love him and the office staff! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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35 Year Old Mother ROCKS a Mommy Makeover and Brazilian Butt Lift - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is a secret little gem here in the Northwest. He has a great bedside manner and has a brilliant surgical gift. I could tell at the hospital how respected and well-liked he is by how the nurses interacted with him during my recovery. He came highly recommended from a couple friends who had used his cosmetic services before me. I also am friends with a couple surgical nurses he frequently works with. They say "he's the best." He always answers my questions and has never left any of my needs unmet. He does beautiful work and is a pleasure to visit with in his office. I'd do it all again. - - Let me start by how absolutely thrilled I am with my surgical results. I went in for a Mommy Makeover consult where I knew I wanted the abdominoplasty with liposuction and breast lift with augmentation. I was super nervous to go in for my initial consult, but everyone in his office was so kind and put me at ease the entire time. I was laughing and joking (while naked) during my pre-op photos. Dr. Gabriel has an amazing way of being both incredibly professional yet comfortingly relaxed. After hearing my wishes for my body and evaluating and discussing my surgical options, Dr. Gabriel offered to inject the lipoed fat from my flanks into my (very flat) derriere. At first I scoffed at the idea, but Dr. Gabriel promised me I would not end up with a "J-Lo" butt. I went home to consider this new option. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of moderate or realistic sized BBL reviews and pictures out there (see my jeans photo). Everything is pretty extreme. But I decided to "get it all" and proceeded with my pre-op phase of surgery. There was a good amount of info given to me regarding what equipment, supplements, garments, and other recovery needs I would need to obtain before surgery. I felt quite prepared going in to my big day. Melissa and Rachel are wonderful resources of information and teachings, in addition to Dr. Gabriel. All of the Dr. Gabriel staff are amazing. They are so gentle, kind, and professional. Every nurse is so patient and helpful. Walking in the door, I am greeted by the lovely receptionists, who remember my name, and recall details of previous conversations I've had with them. Great personal touch. My recovery has been so smooth. Any little need or concern I have had, I call the office and they are able to help me, or even get me in for a swift appointment. I will continue to regularly visit with Dr. Gabriel for scar management (all included) throughout the next year. I am so thankful for choosing Dr. Gabriel to do my surgery. I love my new body. I love how my clothes fit. I love feeling confident every day and not being consumed with self ridicule. I love being curvy but tightened in just the right places. Thank you, Dr. Gabriel. More

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ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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32 Yo - Vancouver, WA - Kind, personable, and listens to concerns. Does great work, love my new boobs! - - He is am amazing surgeon, personable, great office staff, easy scheduling, worth every penny. He is a great surgeon, he was recommended to me by a friend, and what a great recommendation he was. You also get extra perks when you do surgery through his office including, free laser hair removal, skin care products, and botox!!! love love love him! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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Finally I Got the Fuller Lips I Always Wanted - SouthWest Plastic Surgery clinic. Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is very detail oriented and caring toward his patient. He always wants to make sure, you look your best in any precedure he perform. Highly recommend him for anybody! - - I just got the lips filler injection with Juvederm Ultra XC. I can already tell I got the fullness that I really desired. Now I don't need to put extra lip liner to fake a fuller lips. I'm very happy with the result. Dr. Allen Gabriel really knows how to adjust the right amount of the filler to enhance the beauty of my lips while keeping them looking natural. If you considered Juvederm lips enhancement, I strongly suggest to see Dr. Gabriel to get the procedure. Now, I love my shapely lips, thanks Dr. Gabriel, you're the best ! More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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Needed Mole Removal - Vancouver, WA - Amazing, & friendly! - - Entire staff was terrific!! Very professional, courteous & well done. I will be back in the future. I got 5 moles removed & stitched up. A week later stitches out & 2 weeks later I'm already happy with the results so far!! I have one more appointment in 3 months just so the doctor can check the healing process. Never felt like a doctor cared so much. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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39 YR Old - 375 Cc Gummy Bear Natural Shaped Implant - Vancouver, WA - 3 weeks post op I am overall happy with the outcome. I will need a lift eventually due to nursing two kids, but my first step was to get the implants and let them settle a bit until I do a lift. I gave the final decision to Dr Gabriel on Size - he made a perfect decision. I liked the sizing of the 305cc in the round silicone which I tested at home - He went with a 375 CC Gummy Bear Natural Shaped implant and I just measured at D-DD sizing which is exactly what I was looking for. The staff were all very personable and great to work with. Dr Gabriel personally called me a day after to see how I was doing. At the very end of 2 weeks I felt significant decrease in pain and feel like I'm getting my life back and am able to sleep on my side again plus lift heavier weight than 5 lbs as of today. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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Smaller Breasts and SO Happy - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel and his staff are sincerely as good as it possibly gets. He is such and amazing doctor and you can tell he really cares about each patient. He is always cheerful and positive and never rushed. His staff all emulate is professional and positive attitude.In regard to his work...I am extremely pleased with the outcome. He asked lots of questions and I got exactly what I was expecting. Beautiful work! - - I'm 53 and have had back/neck pain and severe indents in my shoulders from bra straps holding up my large & dense breasts. I made the decision to have a breast reduction and seriously wish I had done it years earlier. The process from beginning to end was a pleasant experience, due to Dr. Gabriel and his staff's positive and professional attitude. He took time explaining the procedure and what to expect. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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410/ Gummy bear size MM360 - My breast augmentation surgery is on Thursday and I couldn't be more excited! I decided on the MM360 for a more natural look.. I have to say that I couldn't be more thrilled to have Dr. Gabriel doing my surgery and I'm 100% confident in my decision in choosing him as my surgeon.After lots of research on the top plastic surgeons in the Vancouver/ Portland Area, it wasn't even a question to me who I wanted for as my plastic Surgeon, Especially after getting to meet him and the nurses at my consultation.. They calmed my nerves tremendously.Everyone took the time to explain each step and offer every option available and when I spoke I really feel like they listened to my wants And needs and took everything I has to say in to consideration. I would refer anyone of my friends. family or just anyone looking to have a procedure done to Dr. Gabriel!I can't wait to share my after surgery photos (:was convinceresearch on him as a surgeon, scheduling my appointment, having the consultation, my pre op and my soon to be surgery.Everything question I had was answered More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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Older Male with Love Handles - Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel is a very professional, experienced and approachable surgeon who genuinely cares about his patients. He is a perfectionist in his procedures and uses the lastest surgical techniques and equipment. I would highly recommend Dr Gabriel if you are considering liposuction. - - Had pronouned love handles causing clothes to never fit properly or look good. Didn't have high expectations for liposuction due to my age as skin is less resilient as one gets older. To say the least, I was amazed at the results. The love handles are completely gone, I have a waist, the skin is tight and clothes look great. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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Finally I'm Back to my Younger Version of Me Again (I'm 42) - Vancouver, WA - I'm 42 year old female. I just got my breast implant surgery from Dr. Gabriel. I must say that, I'm very happy and satisfied with the result. I'm using the latest gummy bear implant, they look and feel very natural, so amazing. Dr. Gabriel listens to what I need and he always make sure what he did is best to my body type (not just those cookie cuter, "just-breast-implant-look") Dr. Gabriel customized what size of breasts that look best for me. Not to mention, all the staffs are the best, you always feel like home. I highly recommended Dr. Gabriel for all my friends, family or pretty much anybody I know. I'm one happy client of Dr. Gabriel for sure. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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Age 38, 5'7, 145 Lb, Fibrocystic, Asymmetric, Saggy Breasts - Vancouver, WA - When you become a patient of Dr Gabriel's practice, you become family. Simply put Dr. Gabriel treated me as if I was his sister. Every scenario was discussed. I was well informed of every option available. He took a great deal of time, precaution and care to ensure my end result would be stunning. Dr. Gabriel's extraordinary staff are tender, kind, personable, knowledgeable, there for me 24/7, no matter how silly I thought my questions were they all made me feel as if I was their only patient. - - Breast augmentation involved several issues that needed to be resolved. My left breast was significantly larger than my right. The breast tissue was severely fibrous, causing significant discomfort. I was unable to keep breast tissue in a bra. My left breast pushing an e cup and the right a full c. The actual breast tissue about a b cup bilaterally. The excess size was due to skin and fibrous lumps. (5 in total) I was flat shelved on the top and both breast were severely sagging, including large areolas. Breast fed 2 children for 18 mos.Dr. Gabriel indicated that I would benefit from natrelle 410 "gummy implants" as well as mesh (internal bra) In order to prevent future sagging. (Reduction, lift, augmentation) I have a 210 cc and a 370 cc natrelle 410 gummy with mesh. The mesh required 2 drains.167 grams of tissue removed off of the left and 68 grams off of the right breast. The natrelle is extremely natural looking and has created fullness in the upper chest that I was hoping for. Both breast are now symetrical. (I WILL UPDATE WITH PHOTOS ASAP) More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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30 Years Old, No Children, Prior Augmentation (Re-construction). Vancouver, WA - 150% beyond I'm crying my hopes and my dreams-- thank you Dr. Gabriel, Jenny, Ava, Rachel, Ashley, My Melissa, and the whole fleet and team at PeaceHealth Medical center. - - Dr. Gabriel is literally an angel. He and his staff changed my life. Dr. Gabriel is realistic, talented, and truly, brilliant in the area of his expertise. I came to him with low expectations because I had consulted two other professionals who left me feeling like there was no chance for enhancement. When I came through his door since the first call- his passion and desire to make a difference showed through. It continues to this day 21 days post op. I feel a great bond with my plastic surgeon and, I highly very highly recommend if you are considering cosmetic surgery first make a consultation with him. You will not be mistaken, and trust you will not be regretful to the time you take in making your decision wisely and with the best of your capabilities which means knowledge and understanding. Happy surgery! More

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He is plain and simply wonderful, best bed side manner! HIGHLY recommend! professional More

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ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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Lift the Breasts and Enhance Them! Yes, YOU Deserve This! - Vancouver, WA - Really impressed with Dr. Manish C. Champaneria, MD how well he works with you. Very respectful and answers all question thoroughly. He is a very gentle and kind individual whom makes you feel very relaxed and comfortable. The surgery was easier than I thought and the results are Beautiful! Probably the most gentle and caring doctor I have had surgery with. I trust him completely. Everything just went as he explained to me it would. Easy to contact talk with. - - I am a 59 yr old who was tired of the "droopy old lady" breasts and wanted them back to the were before. It was the best thing I have done for myself. I was scared but Dr Manish C Champaneria, MD was such a gentle sole that my worry turned to "Lets do it"! It was a very smooth procedure and had BEAUTIFUL results. The scars are healing very nice as he did a great job. It was well worth the money spent. I feel like a new person again. THIS IS A MUST DO FOR YOURSELF. Cannot in words express just how wonderful I feel. Going to give my daughter, who is in her 30's and three kids later, a gift to have a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift with Implants whenever she is ready. Thats how impressed I am. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-12-31
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Lift the Breasts and Enhance Them! Yes, YOU Deserve This! - Vancouver, WA - Really impressed with Dr. Manish C. Champaneria, MD how well he works with you. Very respectful and answers all question thoroughly. He is a very gentle and kind individual whom makes you feel very relaxed and comfortable. The surgery was easier than I thought. Probably the most gentle and caring doctor I have had surgery with. - - I am a 59 yr old who was tired of the "droopy old lady" breasts and wanted them back to the were before. It was the best thing I have done for myself. I was scared but Dr Manish C Champaneria, MD was such a gentle sole that my worry turned to "Lets do it"! It was a very smooth procedure and had BEAUTIFUL results. The scars are healing very nice as he did a great job. It was well worth the money spent. I feel like a new person again. THIS IS A MUST DO FOR YOURSELF. Cannot in words express just how wonderful I feel. Going to give my daughter, who is in her 30's and three kids later, a gift to have a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift with Implants whenever she is ready. Thats how impressed I am. More

5.0
ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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20 Year Old Saline Implants Removed - Vancouver, WA - I found Dr. Gabriel to be knowledgable, sympathetic and genuine. Very concerned that things were going to turn out the way I am expecting, never pushing me in a different direction. Probably the best listener I have met in the medical field. - - 6 months ago one of my implants leaked. I have always known this could happen and imagined I would be shocked to see it if it were to happen. I was caught by surprise at how much I loved what I saw. Then after doing some reading about the possibility of having bacteria and/or fungus grow in the now open implant I decided to freak out. After reading several reviews I chose Dr A Gabriel. I originally spoke with Melissa, even though I was a panicky mess, Melissa remained calm and patient with me. I was out of town and wasn't coming back immediately. When I was back in town I called again and Melissa scheduled an appointment for me. I was an inconvenient client for them, I was wanting information while I was out of town, Not clear on when I would be back in town to be seen and trying to figure out how I was going to pay for things ect. In spite of that I was treated with complete respect by all of the staff, I felt they sincerely cared to help me achieve the results I was interested in having. I came to them at a time when I felt lower than dirt, nothing seemed to be working out for me and I was scared. they held my hand and walked me back to wholeness. The procedure was quick and painless. The recovery has been easy. A beautiful experience! More

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ReviewScraper-2015-09-03
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Redo After 22 Years After LIPO~ - Vancouver, WA - If you need work done or want work done and are afraid of OMG what if? r Gabriel is going to take care of you and your needs. He is kind, attentive, and perform amazing work. - - Seriously best doctor ever, he is a pro, and won't suggest things to do on you that you don't need done, or will have to be redone in a short period of time. I came into the office and they staff was all very professional and knowledgable. When he came in he made me feel at ease and beautiful. He is amazing! More

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35 Years Old. 2 Kids. Full Time Job. My Family is my Everything - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Allen Gabriel is an amazing doctor!! He always makes me feel comfortable and cared about. He is very professional, caring, kind, informative, helpful, and does perfection work. I had a perfect experience with Dr. Gabriel and I am more than happy with my results. Better than I could have ever imagined. It was an amazing experience. - - I had an amazing experience!! I chose to do this procedure because I wanted to do something for me. I work very hard to be fit and healthy and after having kids my body changed and he was able to help me with an insecurity I had. Dr. Gabriel was very professional. He was sensitive to my concerns and answered all my questions. I appreciate everything he did for me. I went into the process not knowing much about it and he went above and beyond what I expected. I was treated with kindness from Dr. Gabriel and his entire staff. More

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67 Year Old Needed Breast Implant Revision - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel's manner and reputation helped assure me that I made the best possible choice in physicians. He was warm and approachable and furnished me with the details I needed to feel comfortable in proceeding. He listened to my concerns and also paid attention and delivered the results I was hoping to achieve with this surgery. - - My implants were 15 years old and needed replacing, but I was further motivated by the painful substantial capsular contracture I was experiencing in both breasts. I was not anxious to have this procedure because I knew it would be a big surgery. However, I thoroughly vetted Dr. Gabriel and as a result had the utmost confidence in his abilities which definitely eased my apprehension. His pre-op and post-op instructions were very detailed which were most helpful as well. More

5.0
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Botox Awesome Invention - Vancouver, WA - Being male I never thought of using this product as I felt it was geared to women, but after repeatedly being asked if I was angry, I thought I should look into it. I chose Dr. Gabriel after contacting several offices and with the friendly front desk and his level of expertise I thought he would be the best choice as he is the one who does the injections. I am more than happy with the results and I am happy to say no more questions on my anger but it is so subtle and natural people can't figure out what the change is. More

5.0
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Juvederm, Voluma and Botox... Couldn't Be Happier - Vancouver, WA - Dr Gabriel and his staff are the best around. - - Thank you Dr Gabriel for your hard work and artist skill. I couldn't have asked for better results. I feel I was taken care of by the best Doctor and staff around. From the warm welcome when you enter the office to Dr Gabriel's caring funny personality, I was totally confident I would get the results I was looking for. His knowledge and skill is apparent each time I look in the mirror. If you are considering Voluma in the cheeks, Juvederm in the lips or Botox, don't wait any longer. I'm glad I didn't. More

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31 Year Old with 2 Children. Vancouver, WA - I have always wanted to be able to wear a bra or swim suit and actually fill it out. I finally decided when the time was right to opt for a breast augmentation. Dr. Gabriel was my 1st choice doctor based on my research which named him #1 rated plastic surgeon in the NW. My experience has been a great one! The day of surgery I was so scared but when Dr. Gabriel came in to prep me we started chatting and I felt most of my fears and anxiety float away. I felt safe and confident he was gonna take good care of me, and he did. His bedside manner is exceptional, not to mention he's incredibly talented. I would totally recommend him and will! - - I have always wanted to be able to wear a bra or swim suit and actually fill it out. I finally decided when the time was right to opt for a breast augmentation. Dr. Gabriel was my 1st choice doctor based on my research which named him #1 rated plastic surgeon in the NW. My experience has been a great one! The day of surgery I was so scared but when Dr. Gabriel came in to prep me we started chatting and I felt most of my fears and anxiety float away. I felt safe and confident he was gonna take good care of me, and he did. His bedside manner is exceptional, not to mention he's incredibly talented. I would totally recommend him and will! More