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Testimonials – Pickart Plastic Surgery, Ventura, CA

Dr. Pickart serves cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients at Pickart Plastic Surgery in Ventura, Camarillo, and the surrounding areas of California.

Dr. Pickart and his talented staff approach cosmetic and reconstructive surgery by customizing a plastic surgery plan that fits the individual goals and expectations of each patient. At Pickart Plastic Surgery, expect compassion, dedication, safety, and confidentiality.

Many Ventura patients have been very pleased with their cosmetic and reconstructive procedures by Dr. Pickart at Pickart Plastic Surgery. From a breast augmentation to liposuction to Botox®, Dr. Pickart delivers excellent results.


“I will be forever grateful that I had the good fortune to meet you and for you facilitating my transformation into a more healthy and happy person. Besides your expertise and artistry, you are the kindest, funniest, most delightful human being. You have been a blessing in my life and that of my family.” – W


“Thank you seems inadequate for what you have done for me, not only are you an excellent surgeon, you are an exceptional man! I was an ordinary patent of ordinary means but you and your staff took care of me as if I was the most important person on Earth. Theresa, Shannon and Yaeko are always warm and heartfelt. They are a delightful trio. I truly love and appreciate them.” – B


“My sincere thanks for all you did to “refresh” me this summer! Your skill, knowledge, experience and caring all combined to give me a wonderful outcome. I am indebted to you!” – A


“Clark [my husband] took me to Macy’s  over the weekend.  With my makeup on, I look great, by the way, and we went to the cashier to pay for a blouse I liked for the holidays.  She was about 18 years old and I gave her my Macy’s card.  When she ran it through, she looked at me and said with surprise ‘ You’ve been a Macy’s card holder since 1987??  Clark answered, ‘Yes, she got it when she was five.’    We both cracked up knowing that Macy’s probably didn’t give credit cards to 5 year olds.  Gotta say..I’m looking young!” – T


“First of all, it’s the best office I’ve been. Greeting you is a nice receptionist plus wholesome fresh coffee or water which ever you prefer. Nice Doctor too. Very efficient and professional.” – M


“Dear Michael, Theresa, Yaeko and Shannon,

How to thank you all for my wonderful “freshening” experience?? I am thrilled with my result – gently smoothed out but still very much myself. I have waited to thank you until I could give you my full report. All bruises gone, numbness subsiding nicely, lovely soft plumping from the filler (although just fyi the lumps at the injection sites on one cheek never fully went away but no ones else can notice them), and all in all, just couldn’t be better.

Michael, you are a master with a great staff. Theresa, Yaeko, and Shannon are all so loving and supportive – always calming and positive. I couldn’t have asked for a better team. With great appreciation.” -A


“While there is some doubt that the treatment I received will be successful, I could not be more pleased with my experience. Dr. Pickart was so friendly and personable and thoroughly explained everything. Best doctor office experience I’ve had in my life!” – S


“To Dr. Pickart and staff. THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH for ALL you have done for me. You and your office staff Far exceed the Best I’ve ever experienced. You and your staff are the absolute best in SoCal. You have given me a new life. THANK YOU AGAIN! Fondly,” -V


“You made this such a wonderful experience. The outcome is awesome. I appreciate your excellent work & your great sense of humor. I appreciate your patience, your taking time to review details! Your office staff is the best. They made me feel so welcome. I love their hugs & warm wishes. After speaking with Shannon, then meeting you, I knew I had chosen the right office. Yaeko, so great & encouraging, Teresa, so lovely & so much fun. Thank you Dr. Pickart!” – KB


“This has been such a wonderful & positive experience. It has been a pleasure & all of you are responsible for the wonderful outcome. Thank you.” – KB


“Thanks for fitting me in yesterday and moreover, for the compassionate nurturing. You are quite a team! Skilled, efficient and very caring – I have never been more impressed, and I am grateful for all you said in support. Arigato, Merci Beaucoup”- ED


“You went above and beyoned in a big, big way – and for that, you deserve a big, big thanks! You are so loved and very much appreciated.” – FC


“I want to thank you for the extraordinary work you performed on me, and your professionalism as a surgeon. I am very pleased with the results. I also want to thank your wonderful staff for helping me and being there for me always. There is no doubt in my mind that I will come back!!!” – MM


“Thank you for seeing my baby and making her feel so comfortable. She’s very shy and you won her over! I appreciate you very much.” – NH


“Thanks for making my life Sparkle! Your the Best.” – PG


“Thank you for treating me like a person and not just another “case.” You ROCK!” – SH


“I wanted to thank you for the special time and attention. The results are worth the investment. I knew from the first visit I could trust you and you didn’t disappoint. My best regards to you and your family.” – C


“Before this year ends, I wanted to email you to THANK YOU for making me look better. I get up in the morning now and do not scare myself. I look rested, fresh, and rejuvenated… May the coming year bring you much success and many happy patients. Your staff made me feel so comfortable and encouraging. You are a true artist….I appreciate your gift and recognize your specialties.” – C


“I was referred to Dr. Pickart for a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. At every consultation I had with Dr. Pickart he would take the time to answer any questions and listen to my concerns and issues. His staff was kind, caring, supportive, exhibit a high degree of professionalism. Yaeko the administrative assistant greeted us as though we were part of a special family. Yaeko provided an office environment that was relaxing, special and comfortable for a patient and family members. Theresa is Dr. Pickard’s medical assistant and is one of the nicest, kindest, sweetest, knowledgeable and supportive person I have ever met at a doctor’s office. Yaeko and Theresa thank you.

Besides Dr. Pickart’s surgical skills he provides an approach of attentiveness to the patience’s concerns. I was very impressed with his knowledge and caring manner during the consultations and especially during the surgery procedures. Dr. Pickart answered my husband’s and family member questions, explained all surgery procedures in detail, and any expectations from any process. His attentive to a patient’s concerns amazed me. Dr. Pickard gained our trust in meeting the needs to resolving my health issues. Thank You Dr. Pickart.” – N.


“I really found my consultation very helpful. Dr. Pickart let me know all the good and bad that comes with my procedure and he made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely recommend him to other women.” – N.


“Now the office really matches the people there – you guys are simply wonderful!” – S.A.


“I first found out about Dr. Michael Pickart after I lost 100 pounds after having weight loss surgery, and I asked my surgeon, Dr. Helmuth Billy, whom I trust and adore, for a referral. His response was this: “Dr. Michael Pickart in Ventura has the most experience with excess skin surgery after Bariatric Surgery.”

Before contacting Dr. Pickart, I got estimates for a 360 circumferential body lift, a breast lift, arm lift, and thigh lift from three other surgeons and from the plastic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in West L.A. The estimates were from well-known doctors in Beverly Hills, Corona Del Mar, and Marina Del Rey, two of which specialize in bariatric patients who have lost a lot of weight.

When I first had a consultation with Dr. Pickart, I was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge, his credentials, and his willingness to spend a good amount of time with me, answering my questions and discussing my options. He is approachable, caring, extremely smart, and most importantly, very experienced with dealing with excess skin on bariatric patients. It didn’t take long for me to know that he was the surgeon that I trust to help me with my excess skin issues. He didn’t pressure me, and he has a very easy-going personality, unlike another surgeon I contacted who had a very hard-sell approach.

I have had a 360 circumferential body lift so far, and I have a breast lift and an arm lift scheduled, and I plan to have a thigh lift down the road. Dr. Pickart has been amazing as my surgeon, spending countless hours before and after surgery with me. He has taken excellent care of me from prescribing medications to addressing my every concern. He answers every email that I have sent him and gave me his cell phone number if I ever needed it. I really can’t say enough good things about him. I don’t know any other doctor that would do those things for his patients.

Another wonderful thing about Dr. Pickart is his staff. Shannon deals with the financial aspect of things, and she is wonderful. She worked with me to come up with numbers that I felt were very competitive and very reasonable. In fact, the cost of the various procedures ended up being better than all the other options I had researched. Theresa is Dr. Pickart’s medical assistant and has to be one of the nicest people that I’ve ever met. She is super kind, sweet, supportive, and helpful and is great at taking out a drain. Yaeko answers the phones and is the first to greet you and is super great too. Shannon, Theresa, and Yaeko have been so supportive and so kind to me. They treat me as if I’m family.

If anyone reading this is looking for a plastic surgeon to deal with any cosmetic issue or excess skin after weight loss, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Pickart. He’s a wonderful surgeon, and he did a fantastic job on my circumferential body lift, and I am looking forward to future procedures with him.”


“On August 22, 2012, Dr. Michael C. Pickart, MD, performed a tertiary right carpal tunnel release because of excessive scarring to relieve tingling and pain I continually had in my right hand and forearm at Community Memorial Out Patient Center in Ventura, CA.

Dr. Pickart was referred by my attending physican at Sea View Medical Group.

I have had many carpal tunnel surgery’s resulting in a build up of scar tissue and increasing pain and loss of use in my hands, mostly my right.

My first impression when I met Dr. Pickart was someone with genuine concern, overwhelming kindness and a sensitivity of my pain. I noticed his reaction to other patients in his office as well. Genuine and caring. He took time and did a through evaluation before determining his conclusion.

I must mention his staff that were, just as Dr. Pickart, very kind, caring, concerned, and made me feel comfortable, special and welcomed.

Dr. Pickart is a plastic surgeon. When I went in to his office for a follow up visit I met a woman who was from Arizona who was specifically referred to see him.

I highly recommend anyone to see Dr. Pickart for surgery. Let it be your first, second or third opinion, you won’t be sorry. He is a dear sweet man.

If I didn’t feel he made a difference I would not have written a review.” – S.A.


“Everyone is my teacher, some I seek, some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude.
Thank you Dr. Pickart and your wonderful Staff for being so nice and makes your Patients always feel better and warm, and especially happy.” – N


“Wonderful Doctor that does NOT talk down to you or make you feel stupid for asking so many questions. His staff is equally amazing, they greet you like they have known you for years.
And his results are amazing. Dr. Pickart performed my breast reduction perfectly. He is truly an artist with the human body.”



Written by Pickart Plastic Surgery August 14, 2013