Dr. Stephen Schendel
Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Reviews for Jaw Procedures Near Palo Alto, CA

Dr. Steven Schendel is notably one of the best plastic surgeons in the Palo Alto area. As touted by both patients and peers, his surgical results, compassionate manner and level of experience and authority on facial surgery cannot be disputed. In fact, we have compiled a collection of countless patient reviews for you, as you conduct the necessary research you need to make an informed decision. We hope these patient testimonials provide additional insight as you decide who will be the best plastic surgeon for your specific case.

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Vitals  |  Jun 15, 2013

Superb surgeon with an artist's eye - Dr. Schendel was recommended to me by another Palo Alto plastic surgeon who is himself well-regarded. He told me that Dr. Schendel was the absolute best. I had a complex problem --- revising a poorly done sliding genioplasty which itself was a revision of an old chin implant from 1969. My situation was unfortunate --- I had developed a sagging chin and all kinds of other undesirable outcomes including difficulty chewing and speaking. I had originally had a receding chin, but in 1969 the implants were primitive, made of old silicone and the implant had worn at the roots of my lower teeth. Another doctor in trying to fix that, had caused an asymmetry and weakened the chin muscles. Dr. Schendel gave me beautiful symmetry and function to my jaw, and it looks and works terrific, perfectly natural. He has a calm air of expertise, and I knew that he understood what needed to be done to set this all right. He is very friendly and informative. I can't recommend him highly enough. His office staff is also wonderfully helpful and personable. What a relief after years of bearing up with my unfortunate appearance and inability to chew or talk properly. Now I am completely satisfied. More

Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Vitals  |  Apr 20, 2010

Dr. Schendel is a wonderful doctor. He is double board certified, not only is he a plastic surgeon but he's been to dental school and is a maxillofacial surgeon as well. The only other doctor I'm aware of that has both of these qualifications is Dr. Jeffrey Posnick in Maryland. I had hemifacial microsomia & required surgery of the upper & lower jaw (maxillary osteotomy and mandibular sagittal split plus genioplasty). These are the hardest kinds of surgery to do: you not only have to think about what the person will look like but how their jaw functionally works. I interviewed four other maxillofacial guys: William Arnett, Henry Kawamoto, Jeffrey Posnick, Douglas Monasabian. Dr Schendel was the only one who was accomodating when I asked questions, didn't try and remove teeth from my mouth, and had that artistic eye/knew what would look good on my face. If you could see my before & afters, you would know I went from average to attractive even though my problem was a functional one. Email me for more information [email protected] More

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