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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, San Francisco, CA Dr. Brunno Ristow, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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Contact Dr. Ristow by phone 415.202.1507, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Ristow,

Your gifted and skilled hands with your brilliant knowledge in creating a more youthful appearance of my face has had such a positive affect in my life!

Not only am I complimented daily on my youthful "glow", I have a renewed "youthful spirit" of self confidence.

Thank you Dr. Ristow for making me look and feel beautiful.


Dear Dr. Ristow,

I just wanted to let you know how happy you have made my mother. As her daughter, I was naturally concerned but you are obviously an artist. She looks wonderful... refreshed, not plastic looking. I was actually amazed at how well it went - definitely beyond expectations. My mother has always done for others and this is the first time she did something for herself. I'm just so pleased it turned out so well. After working so hard to lose 60lbs, she deserved a little boost. After my father's passing a year and a half ago, this gave her an extra skip in her step.

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job... you obviously care deeply about what you do & should take great pride in that.


Dear Dr. Ristow,

It is Thanksgiving and I am sitting in the Oakland airport waiting to take our flight to Orange County. A delay in Portland is giving me time to linger over my cappuccino and to reflect upon the many reasons I have to feel grateful. Naturally, my thoughts travel to my revised face and to you.

I am so very appreciative of your services, Dr. Ristow. You have a remarkable gift... to be able to restore to the outside what people feel they reflect from within. When we face the world with an appealing countenance, we most assuredly feel better about ourselves.

I know I selected you as my surgeon because of your skills, but in the process I've come to realize what a good man you are... someone who practices his craft responsibly as well as artistically and leaves the recipient with his or her dignity intact. It would seem God chose wisely when he made you the recipient of such talents.

So on this special day marked by thankfulness, I wish to thank you for enhancing my appearance.

May you and your family enjoy a truly blessed and festive holiday season. I will, THANKS TO YOU!

Sincerely yours,

Dear Brunno,

It sounds as if you have done a lot of introspection and are coming out stronger and certainly better for it. I admire you.

I think your projects are very interesting... it is rare to produce as remarkable a transformation as you have been able to, especially on patient (etc., etc.)

All the best.
R.G., M.D. (Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School)

Dear Dr. Ristow,

Happy Birthday! On your last birthday you gave me a facelift - which I am enjoying very much! I love my sagless chin and my full lips! Every time I look in the mirror I remember that you are an artist! My husband also admires your work! Again, thank you for becoming so skilled. I hope you are taking this birthday off - and perhaps enjoying a party all day long in the beautiful outdoors. Congratulations and best wishes!


Dr. Ristow,

I first started volunteering at hospitals when I was 14. As you know, I am now 57. I have had the honor to work with many fine physicians. You are on the Top Three List. It goes without saying that you are a superb surgeon with incredible talent and passion for your work. But you are so much more. You are kind, gracious, I feel treasured by you. I felt unique and special. You are a true gentleman.

As a nurse I'd expected to be very anxious, scared, the day of surgery but thanks to you and your staff I was only excited.

You gave me so much more than a pretty face.


Dear Dr. Ristow,

Already, I am enjoying the pleasures of your gifted hands! I am thrilled beyond words to have had the opportunity to be on the receiving end of your exquisite talents.

Each time I step into the office, your staff instilled such a pleasurable experience for me - they certainly compliment your practice. I'm forever smitten with anyone who (obviously) enjoys the magic of his profession.


Dear Dr. and Team Ristow,

Thanks so much for the terrific and constant care before, during and after my surgery: Everyone was exceptional. I am a service connoisseur and you all were "5 star"!

Thanks so much,

Dear Brunno,

In appreciation for all you bring to KGO.

Your on AIR Delivery and caring manner has brought a better understanding as well as legitimacy and integrity TO THE FIELD OF PLASTIC SURGERY.

Thank you,

Dear Dr. Ristow,

When Lou and I met you we both felt more comfortable going ahead with the procedure. Having someone work on my face was very scary to me, but after I talked with you I walked away feeling that I wasn't just another patient to you. I felt you sincerely wanted to do the best that you could for me.

I'm still healing, but I just wanted to thank you. I didn't think that at 62 years old, I could feel pretty again. It is a wonderful feeling.

May God bless you and your work,

Dear Dr. Ristow,

I would like to thank you and let you know how pleased I am with the outcome of my surgery.

Your knowledge, your experience, and your meticulous attention to detail allowed me to have confidence in the ultimate outcome that I hoped to achieve.

I especially appreciate how you & your staff listened to my post op concerns. Never ignoring or minimizing them. While always offering both reassurance and an explanation of what my options were. Ultimately I'm glad that I was able to follow your advice and simply wait. Although longer than I expected, my lips look great!

My thanks to you,

Dear Dr. Ristow,

I want to thank you for making me look wonderful. All my friends are impressed with your talent. I will always be grateful for what you did to me, including bringing my confidence back and improving my self-esteem. You are a genius.

I hope to see you soon. I will never forget what you have done for me.

All my love,

Thanks so much to all of you. You have all been wonderful! Thank you for making me feel so special and important.

I almost forgot to mention: I am absolutely THRILLED with the results! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Dear Brunno,

I wanted to send you this note to tell you again how much I appreciate your professional skill as well as the kind and caring manner with which you dispensed them. I know you always give your best to each patient, but it meant so much to me to be treated by someone I knew.


Dear Dr. Ristow and Angels,

Thank you very much for your TLC professionalism. I'm most impressed with the good doctor's artistry in surgery - you're the Michelangelo of cosmetic surgery. I love my new look!

With gratitude and admiration,

Dear Brunno,

I just returned from a visit to Santa Barbara for my mother's birthday. She looks fabulous! She's thrilled with her face, and I'm so impressed.

It is a very natural look - she happens to look 15 years younger - but it is not at all a "stretched-obvious-plastic-surgery" face.

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job and creating such a fabulous face for my mother!

With appreciation,
R.O., M.D.

Dear Dr. Ristow,

Wishing you a wonderful year! Thank you very much for your magical work and divine skill. I am so happy with how my face looks. And the hairline. And no scars.

With warmest regards,

Dear Dr. Ristow,

Many, many thanks for a beautiful job! Seldom in life do professionals cross our paths with integrity, sensitivity, and who are truly gifted in their field.

I consider it a privilege and a blessing to have you as my doctor and wanted you to know how deeply you are appreciated.

As I left your office on Friday, my hope was that those feelings have been conveyed to you and your staff. Within the next year, I am looking forward to seeing you again!

God bless you & yours,

Dear Dr. Ristow,

This note to you comes with much respect and admiration for your work. It is now 6 months since my surgery. Still I continue to improve and become more defined. I am so pleased - I will be prettier in the 2nd half of life than I was during the 1st 50 years. You and your fabulous team are part of me forever.

Thank you,