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509 Olive Way #1430, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.612919 -122.336784
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central Business District
Beauty Realized at The Stella Center – It's an unnerving, strange thing to trust another person with your face; when a doctor puts that instrument to your skin, all those hopes, that tremulous confidence, come to rest on the optimistic implication of ability in their hand. From the moment I spoke with Dr. Stella and her staff (namely Ms. Reichley), they instilled such an easy confidence, providing the opportunity for trust in all aspects of their proficiency. Everyone was kind, compassionate, and so very patient (even when I had to bring my very young son along). Despite a rather consistent lack of punctuality on my part, everyone remained cheerfully willing to work with my busy schedule, doing so without any trace of irritation or inconvenience. Dr. Stella listened attentively as I explained what I wanted, presenting herself as invested in and utterly focused on me as not only her patient, but as a person. She did not treat me as a checkbook, but divulged all the possibilities, to include even the limitations, of my request, making sure to take care as a physician should. The results of Dr. Stella’s work are stunning, the ambiance of her lovely office relaxing, her staff wonderfully capable; the entire experience has been a veritable treat and a testimony to trust well-placed. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Dr. Stella and Staff!
Treatment for dark circles – Ive always suffered from dark circles under my eyes and have tried many creams to get rid of them nothing helped much and I always hated looking at the dark circles. I heard fillers would reduce the look of dark circles under your eyes. I was really nervous to get the proceeder done because Ive heard a lot about people who have got it done an were very dissatified with it. So I did my homework and wanted to find the best Dr! I decided to go to Dr Stella because she is a double board certifed facial plastic surgeon. And she uses Restylane for the filler which from internet reviews by highly skilled Drs is the best filler for under your eyes.
I was extremely happy with the results! I dont have to reapply under eye concealer all the time now. You can spend a lota money on creams and not be satified. The price was good and I found out it can last a year. So worth it! The proceeder did not take much time and Dr Stella is very thourgh. She pays attention to small details making sure both eyes were symetrical and added a little to my cheek so the over all look matched. She is highly professional! This was so easy to get done but you have to pick a highly skilled Dr like Dr Stella esp for filing under eyes!
Im looking forward to returning to the Stella Center!
Discounted_Nose – When I called Stella to express my dissatisfaction with ryhnoplasty she had performed on me, her response was "you were given a discounted rate". And a discounted nose is exactly what I have ended up with. Do not be deceived by her ads and special offers. You will not achieve the result you want at Stella center. It is a complete waste of time and money.
Great Experience – Last year I went to the Stella Center to research about getting a rhinoplasty. I had already looked at a few places, including what a friend had suggested. When I entered the office I was pleasantly suprized by the ambiance and friendliness of the staff.
I decided to get my rhinoplasty and even another small procedure with Dr. Stella, because I felt so comfortable with her and her staff.
Before the surgery, she took photos of me and adjusted them so that I could see what my nose would likely look like. There were several options for what my new nose could look like. I was able to choose the final effect. The day of the surgery was so exciting, I felt like I was getting my real nose, the nose I should have always had. Dr. Stella made me feel so at ease with the entire process.
She believes in a variety of herbal treatments to keep swelling down. My mother actually had a rhinoplasty in the late 70s and could not believe how I looked after my surgery. She compared my surgery to her's saying, "You don't even have swelling or any blaack and blue...I had tons. And your bandage is so small, is that it?" I admit, it didn't even look like I had surgery the day before. All I had to show for it was a bandaid like mold that Dr. Stella created just for my nose.
After all was said and done. I feel like I have the nose that was always ment to be on my face. It looks so natural, only my emediate family know. No one has ever suggested that something has changed about my face. They just say that I look so pretty now, and account it for a healthy lifestyle.
Laser/Botex – I purchased a laser hair reduction package and have seen Cindy for all five of my original treatments plus two maintenance visits. She is really professional and friendly. I had the bikini area treated and was a little self-conscious but she put me at ease. Five Stars!
My results from receiving botox were not as exceptional however. I took advantage of a special last fall for $10 per unit, but it didn't work as well as I am accustomed to (I normally go to another doctor). Even at the special price it wasn't worth it-I felt like I wasted my money because it never really "kicked in" and what little affect it did have began to wear offf after six weeks. My friend said the same thing happened to her. When I called Allergan (Botox manufacturer) they said it depends on the person doing the injections and the re-constitution by that person.
Good but not for me – I'm conflicted about this review. Dr. Stella is a good doctor, but she seems emotionally distant and doesn't show any concern. For me that makes or breaks a doctor I want to return to. Also, I wound up finding out more about my procedure from the staff than from her, which I didn't really care for. For what it's worth, she did a good job on my procedure, but I probably wont come back.
Rhinoplasty Gone Wrong”
It was with high hope and expectations that I visited Dr. Stella for a rhinoplasty surgery. Three years and two surgeries later (performed by Dr. Stella) I am left with a disfigured nose and emotional scars for life. My experience at Stella center has been a nightmare and I hope this message helps other to seek cosmetic surgery elsewhere to achieve the desired result the first time.
Strongly Recommend! – Simply stated, Dr. Stella is competence in concentrate. Ever the consummate professional, she has the unique ability of making you feel like you’re her only patient. She is quick to listen, slow to speak; yet when she does her words are carefully chosen and deliberate. In my own practice as a dental specialist, I have watched in amazement at her impeccable, yet welcoming chair-side manner. I can only hope to calm my patients the way she so gracefully delivers information and treatments.
I have received treatments with Botox, Juvaderm and a repair of a previous rhinoplasty. I am ecstatic with the results! I feel beautiful and the work is very natural and smooth. Her hands are made of gold, nothing looks ‘done’ and she worked diligently until the job was complete. Her unwavering devotion was clear right from the beginning.
Dr. Stella possesses a keen sense of detecting and protecting her clients from bad deals, dodgy advice, and overdone treatments with her progressive communication skills. In a way it is a shame that she solely focuses her professional endeavors in facial plastic surgery and esthetics. Truly, I wish I could also employ her as a financial advisor, counselor, and life coach. If you take anything away from this recommendation it is simply that Dr. Stella brings far more to the table than merely having a penchant for working as an advocate and specialist in a health care setting involving patient care. She brings contagious positive energy and always greets staff and patients with a smile.
As a dental specialist myself, she has inspired me to improve my practice. Dr. Stella has my strongest recommendation for patients seeking beauty and rejuvenation in a welcoming, progressive and professional setting.
Best Ever – I have been Dr Stella’s patient for many years. Suffice it to say I even occasionally go there for my ordinary acute medical issues… I always felt Dr Stella had skills and knowledge that would have made her a fantastic general doctor as well. At the same time I understand her passion for beauty. I am so happy that we in Seattle have such a high end, highly skilled professional. A doctor you can trust. In Dr Stella’s specialty filed this is so scarce. Every time I walked out of there feeling (and looking ) like a photo model.
I have ALWAYS been more than satisfied with the services, treatments, staff manners and attitude at the Stella Center. Word of caution to all: these people will spoil you! You will hate going to other doctor offices after this experience.
Exceptional results and staff – My experience with The Stella Center has always been one of excellence. I am an esthetician and see the results of facial plastic surgery and filler/injections quite often. I must say that all the work that I have seen performed by Stella to be impeccable. It is realistic, well executed and absolutely not overdone.
Also, personally, I find she and her staff to be so kind and absolutely confident and competent. Stella's demeanor is so calm. You know you are in the hands of a true pro. Many of my out of town friends come to Seattle simply to see Dr. Stella as they find her work to be better than any they have found elsewhere.
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