RealSelf members share their treatment experiences and photos, along with doctor reviews, costs, and candid opinions on what's worth it (or not).
Awesome experience ta ta to the tatas - Akron, OH
From my breast reduction consultation to after I got home the night of surgery Dr. Pedersen was everything I expected and more. He took the the time to explain everything and answer any questions I had. Not only did he take care of me he also made my family more at ease the day of surgery. He even personally called me the night of surgery to check on me. I would recommend him to anyone. I also adore and appreciate all of the ladies in his office they also answered any questions I may have had especially Julie who has gone above and beyond helping me get my paperwork in order for work.
48 Yr Old, Mother of 3 - Akron, OH
I loved my consultation with Dr P. and he has a great staff. Dr P. took me step-by-step of what to expect, and I'm not disappointed. Thank you Dr P. for all your professionalism and the awesome results.
Long-awaited, Should Have Done It Sooner, Breast Reduction - Akron, OH
Dr John Pedersen is a highly skilled, personable, caring surgeon who immediately put my mind at ease. After seeing the results of my surgery, I was totally amazed at the precision it took to remove so much skin and flesh with the end result being two perfectly matching, much smaller, breasts...and to imagine how tedious that kind of surgery must be when a person's chest is moving up and down as they breathe on the operating table. I can't get over that. Only a highly trained and experienced surgeon could do what Dr Pedersen did for me.
Treat Yo Self! - Akron, OH
I loved Dr. P from the beginning. Very realistic about what could be achieved, confident of himself but with just enough awkwardness to make him charming and unintimidating. I love that he works directly with the hospital and he's doing amazing new procedures in the area (Robotic Assistance. How cool is that?!). The staff were all friendly and easy to talk to. As a younger patient I was concerned that I may not be taken seriously inquiring about an expensive procedure, but I felt respected and all of my questions and concerns were answered. I liked the results so much that I've decided to have another procedure done by him as well.
That decision was completely my own and I never felt bullied into a procedure by Dr. Pedersen or his staff - the procedures I made consultations for were the only things discussed at those times. I would say the only thing that other people might not like is that he didn't spend a lot of time discussing every little detail about things. I got the condensed version; there was no drawing lines to show where incisions would be, etc. Personally I didn't mind, I trusted his judgement and felt that as the surgeon he knew exactly what needed to be done for my case. I think had it bothered me I could have asked for more details and to further discuss the procedure and there would not have been any issue at all, but I felt confident enough that he knew what he was doing. ;)
27 Years Old, Direct to Implant Breast Reconstruction. Akron, OH
Breast Implants with Lift . Akron, OH
My experience with Dr. Pedersen has been nothing but excellent ! He is professional , attentive , and down to earth ! He made me feel 100% comfortable throughout the whole process ! He is a very skilled and detail oriented plastic surgeon ! He gave me top notch results! Thank you Dr. Pedersen for giving me my confidence back ! He is by far the best plastic surgeon in the Akron area!
41 Year Old Mom of 4 Tummy Tuck - Akron, OH
Dr. Pedersen has a great bedside manner. I consulted with several surgeons. I chose Dr. Pedersen because of his credentials and the fact that I felt very much at ease with him. He also offers the "no drain" tummy tuck ( depending on the patient and circumstances) I liked this option and I felt he was the best surgeon for me.
33 Year Old Woman
Dr. Pedersen is an amazing person. Not only did he do a fantastic job on my Panniculectomy but he alleviated all my concerns before surgery. He even held my hand until I was completely under anesthesia which reassured me that he really did care for my well being... not just about getting the surgery over and done with. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the Northeast Ohio area!
Tummy Tuck - 47 Year Old Mom/fitness Fan. Akron, OH*
"You Get What U Pay For" - Akron, OH
He is professional, sweet, friendly & makes you feel so comfortable, even with the things we dislike about ourselves the most. What he tells you he will or can do, he does BEYOND what u expect!! He is an amazing Dr & no one will be disappointed! Its impossible.
I was totally impressed with Akron Plastic Surgeons and Dr. Pedersen. Beautiful, professional office. Enthusiastic and warm team who made me feel encouraged and totally comfortable. I went in feeling a bit apprehensive and left feeling totally confident and excited about moving forward. I know I am in good hands!
Clinical Coordinator/Nursing Instructor - Massillon OH
Dr Pedersen is amazing!! I had breast cancer and he has done reconstruction surgery and is continuing to work with me to make sure my every need is met! I can not thank him enough for fixing what was previously done and making me feel like I can look at myself again! I would highly recommend him to anyone for any type of plastic procedure whether it be reconstruction or cosmetic. He also has a wonderful bedside manner and his staff are great as well!! Thank you !!!
Student - Westlake, OH
Dr. Pedersen did my direct to implant breast reconstruction. My results are beautiful-- better than I could have ever hoped for. Before surgery, Dr. Pedersen told me his job would be to make me "feel whole." I don't think I fully understood what that meant at the time-- but I do now. Every time I look in the mirror, I'm reminded of why I'm so thankful to feel whole after going through so much. I'd recommend Dr. Pedersen to absolutely anyone-- cosmetic or reconstructive. Thank you Dr. Pedersen and the whole office for everything you've done for me!
New Lexington, Ohio
Dr. Pedersen is absolutely amazing. I had Lypo and abdominoplasty. Im 52 and my stomach looks better than it did when I was a teenager.
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