John K. Mallen, MD
 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon  
 Cosmetic Surgery


Letters From Our Patients.....

Deciding to have cosmetic surgery is a very personal decision.
Reading about the experiences of other patients and
scheduling a personal consultation
may make your decision easier.


Breast Augmentation Patient Quote 1:

"My breasts are very natural looking and feeling. I have gained so much self-confidence in my appearance. I just purchased 7 new bathing suits."

Hair Stylist, Plaistow, NH

Breast Augmentation Patient Quote 2:

"I was very well cared for by everyone on Dr. Mallen's staff. I felt I was treated with dignity and respect. My personal needs were addressed and my initial nervousness was put to rest."

From a Patient Requesting Complete Anonymity

Breast Augmentation Patient Quote 3:

"Dr. Mallen met with me several times prior to surgery to ensure I was comfortable with the size and proportionality of the breast implants."

From a Patient Requesting Complete Anonymity

Breast Augmentation Patient Letter 1:

I have never been able to wear clothing without a padded, water, or air bra. Even my bathing suits are padded. I remember being pregnant and loving my breast size, however after my children were born, my bust size returned to an A cup again. I spent several hours researching and trying breast enhancement pills, herbs, teas, and creams (to which I had an allergic reaction).

Realizing how many expensive months had past without results, I decided to have an augmentation consultation however the plastic surgeon did not answer my questions. I left feeling uneasy and promptly went back to my research and padded bras. Several years later, I made an appointment with John K. Mallen, M.D. My husband and I arrived and sat next to a woman who asked why I was there. I hesitated but answered, "A consultation for breast augmentation." The woman stated, "He is a great surgeon. I had a breast augmentation 10 years ago and love it." A few minutes later, I entered the exam room with three pages of questions that I had jotted down and research papers. Dr. Mallen's main question to me was "Why do you want breast implants?" "For myself," I replied. This was the correct answer. Dr. Mallen is not a plastic surgeon out to make money; he wants to make people feel better about themselves. He eased all my concerns during that initial consultation, including my biggest fear, anesthesia. He had the head of anesthesia contact me and put my fears to rest. However, my husband was still very concerned about the surgery and its safety. Over the next three months, we visited and called Dr. Mallen asking questions after questions. We decided together that the surgery was something that I wanted for myself and when my husband also felt comfortable, we would proceed with a surgery date. All risks were discussed, bleeding, infection, healing and rippling, so I felt that we were very informed. My surgery date was set.

Surgery came and Dr. Mallen reminded me of all the pros and cons (a con being no working out at the gym for 6 weeks). "No pressure, do whatever you want," he said. I was very nervous and glanced at the "before surgery" photos that Dr. Mallen had taken and immediately wanted to be wheeled into the operating room. An hour and a half later, I was done, feeling great, sitting up and talking to everyone. I was so happy. Now my concerns were how long do I keep the bandages on, how long before I could exercise and how long before I could wear clothes braless! Over the next few days, I was taking walks and gradually resuming my activities, without doing any lifting, of course. Five weeks later, my husband and I took a trip and friends commented on how great I looked. I now feel more self confident than I have ever felt before.

I want to thank Dr. Mallen and his staff for making me feel like I always wanted to!

42 years old, Pediatric Nurse, mother of 3 children, Methuen, MA

Breast Augmentation Patient Letter 2:

If you are looking for a sensitive, caring, top-notch surgeon, Dr. Mallen should be on your list. Devoted to restoring and preserving women's beauty, Dr. Mallen has centered his career on the study and art of plastic surgery using the most innovative techniques. It is Dr. Mallen's bedside manner, however, which I believe makes him stand out from any other doctor I have ever had.

During some of my recent procedures, Dr. Mallen insisted on having a consultation with me and my husband to determine both my motives for surgery and my expectations. He wanted to be sure that once I paid for the procedure and endured the pain, the result he produced would give me the self-esteem I was looking for. I found that quite extraordinary. Following my surgery, Dr. Mallen called me several times at home during my recovery period and insisted on seeing me on both Saturday and Sunday to check my healing process. He does not do house calls, but he is the most caring doctor you could ask for.

When you are in search of a doctor, you might look to your friends to recommend a prominent doctor with a terribly busy schedule. Or you might ask around for a skillful doctor with a wonderful bedside manner, punctuality and availability for his patients. I would highly recommend an appointment to meet Dr. Mallen.

42 years old, Insurance Company VP, mother of 2 children, MA

Breast Augmentation Patient Letter 3:

Having a breast augmentation was the biggest and best gift I have ever given to myself. I always hated to look at my body in the mirror because I was not happy about the small size of my breasts.   I was able to keep the rest of my body lean and toned.  I wore loose or ruffled shirts to disguise the look of my upper body build and often hesitated about going out socially.

After giving birth to my 4 boys, my breasts looked like saggy little pancakes.  After years of joking about implants, I decided to have a consultation.  After meeting with Dr. Mallen, I felt very comfortable about his demeanor and advice.  I became ecstatic about having the procedure.  Dr. Mallen made me feel empowered, relaxed and completely comfortable about having this intimate and potentially embarrassing procedure done.

The procedure was uncomplicated and the healing went very smoothly and there are no visible scars.  Boy, do I love the results.  My breasts look and feel so natural that my partner doesnít realize that I have implants.  We both love them.  I love wearing cute little outfits, both cleavage-bearing and traditionally feminine form-fitting ones.   My body is beautifully proportioned.  I was even able to breast feed my fifth child.

I look and feel 20 years younger than my real age of 46.  This was the most positive life-altering experience that I have ever been through, right alongside giving birth to my dear children.  Only this time, it was just for me. 

I urge any woman considering breast enhancement to discuss the matter with Dr. Mallen; you wonít find anyone more professional, talented or congenial.  He was very conscientious right up through the follow-up appointments. I, along with the many other women who have been his patients consider ourselves his #1 fan.

46 year old mother of 5 children, Salem, NH

Liposuction Patient Letter 1:

I am the mother of two and an athlete that works out 5-6 times a week. Even with rigorous workouts, I continued to have disproportionate trouble spots on my body that I could not change through diet and exercise. After a lot of thought, I decided to set up a consultation with Dr. Mallen. I was very nervous about my initial visit, but was quickly put at ease. Dr. Mallen was direct, thorough, and professional. He made me feel comfortable. I came away from that consultation knowing that the Dr. had his own criteria for determining if I was the right person for the procedure and would not do the procedure if I was not a good candidate or if I would not have a good result. After having liposuction, I have been very pleased with not only the results of my surgery, but also with my entire experience from the consultation through my post-surgical care.

35 years old, Office Manager, mother of 2 children

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) Patient Quote 1:

"Before surgery, I was a nervous wreck. Immediately after surgery, I woke up and thought, wow, there is no pain. As I recovered, I had hardly any bruising. Now, I am just really happy. The only regret I have is that I didn't do it sooner."

56 years old, Executive Assistant, Hampton Beach, NH

Lower Face and Neck Lift Patient Letter 1:

Feeling Better About Myself

Two years ago weighing 200lbs, I decided to watch what I was eating and lost some of the weight. After 1 Ĺ years, I lost 50lbs.

As a result of my weight loss, the skin around my face and neck hung. I looked in the mirror and I saw my mother's reflection staring back at me. Not that this was a bad thing, I just was not ready for that particular look.

Upon seeing Dr. Mallen, I told him that I wasn't trying to look 25 again, I just wanted to look my best for my age.

This past March I had my lower face and neck lifted. The operation went very well. I was uncomfortable for a week, but not in pain. I returned to work after 2 weeks wearing a chin strap and a kerchief.

After 2 months, my face was pretty much looking the way I wanted it to. It has been 5 months now and I am still healing, but I am the only one who can tell. There is some minor swelling in my cheek area. More swelling goes down with each week that passes.

I was always under the assumption that you could have this procedure and in 2 weeks to a month, you are brand new. Dr. Mallen explained to me it takes 6 months to 1 year to completely heal.

I love my appearance now. I feel the best I have felt about myself in a long time. Whether it is plastic surgery or weight loss that a person is seeking, my advice is to have reasonable expectations and patience. Results can't be rushed. To look good and feel good starts from within.

55 years old, Food Service Worker, mother of 4 children, Haverhill, MA

Abdominoplasty Patient Letter 1:

After losing 160lbs, I was still not satisfied with what I saw in the mirror. I had a large amount of excess skin hanging from my stomach. After many days of research and many referrals from my doctors, nurses and ladies from my gym, I made an appointment with Dr. Mallen. Right away, I felt at ease with Dr. Mallen and was completely comfortable with him and the decisions we made together. I had a tummy tuck and I am extremely pleased with the results. I look in the mirror and I am finally happy with what is looking back at me! I am confident in the clothes I wear and for the first time in my life I wore a 2 piece bathing suit to the beach. I strongly feel that the results that I have been so fortunate to have are a direct result from the caring and dedicated surgeon that I was lucky to find and a very supportive husband and family.

31 years old, Regional Branch Supervisor, mother of 3 children, Dracut, MA

Abdominoplasty Patient Letter 2:

Dear Dr. Mallen and Staff:

I would just like to send a quick thank you for your undivided and incomparable attention to the questions that I had at hand at my last visit with you. I was completely taken aback by the amount of time that Dr. Mallen spent with me personally, especially after this being my third opinion for plastic surgery in the last 2 months. I felt like I was treated like the Queen of England and that for the first time in my life dealing with doctors my best overall health concerns were of most importance. I did get your name out of the phone book, but I can assure you that my personal opinion of my treatment at your office has and will continue to be passed on to all the women of my age who attend my health club daily. I can only hope that my encouraging words will continue to send new qualifying clients your way. I was petrified to undergo not only surgery but even the initial consultations of cosmetic surgery after being a literal "shut-in" for over 10 years of my life. After my visit with your office, I know that I have made the right choice and will receive the ultimate in personal, physical and psychological care throughout my treatments.

Again, thank you for your kindness, sensitivity and reassurance that my choice for cosmetic surgery is under the best of care available. Feeling comfortable in my choice for such life altering procedures puts my mind and heart at ease. I am extremely grateful for this priceless gift.

I look forward to scheduling our next visit and ultimate surgery dates.


39 years old, Salem, NH

BOTOX Patient Quote 1:

"I would do it again in a minute...and I will. I found myself looking in the mirror a lot. It was a shot. There is no recovery period. You walk out (of the office) and you're done."

47 years old, stay-at-home mother, Andover, MA

BOTOX Patient Letter 1:

Dear Dr. Mallen and Staff:

The primary reason for my having Dr. Mallen as my cosmetic surgeon and even bringing family members to him is his adherence to something all too often lost in today's medical practitioners. He puts his patients' needs and concerns first. He is always there to consult, explain, or even simply allay fears.

His ability to explain procedures and put one at ease convinced me to try the BOTOX injections. The procedure is relatively painless, while the benefits are well worth any mild discomfort. As a Consultant, it is imperative that I look and feel my best. My self assuredness and appearance are fully 50% of the sale of my services. No top level executive is going to trust his business to someone who looks aged and uncomfortable with themselves.

At 60 years of age, Dr. Mallen and his BOTOX have helped me to maintain my ability to compete in a world that seems to grow ever younger while I grow older.

60 years old, Consultant, mother of 4 children, Chester, NH

BOTOX Patient Letter 2:

I first noticed the furrow lines on my forehead when I was in my early thirties and at that time I hid them under bangs. By the time I had reached my forties, the lines on my forehead had become very deep and I was feeling very self-conscious. I would find myself checking throughout the day to make sure my bangs were just right. I had become obsessed. I heard about BOTOX treatments, but was reluctant to try it. Finally, I did and I cannot believe the difference just one treatment made. I truly feel more confident now.

45 year old mother of 3 children

Restylane Patient Letter 1:

For five years, I have been unhappy with the fine lines around my lips causing my lipstick to "bleed."  After trying Restylane, I could not help but be thrilled with the results.  A second treatment improved the area even greater.  I fell that the slight inconvenience of redness and swelling for 2-3 days were well worth the silky smoothness that I now experience.

59 year old mother and professional

Sclerotherapy (Spider Vein Treatment) Patient Quote 1:

"I could not wear shorts due to massive spider veins. I decided to attend one of Dr. Mallen's seminars and all of my questions regarding spider veins were addressed. During the procedure, I did not experience any pain. I am more than satisfied with the results. To watch the veins disappear was like a miracle, especially because I had so many of them."

61 years old, Hair Stylist, Haverhill, MA

Facial Peel Patient Letter 1:

Dear Dr. Mallen

My skin loves the BioMedic peel and the line of BioMedic products. The treatments were quick and easy. Both the treatments and the products have dramatically reduced my Rosacea. I get compliments on my skin and now I can wear very little makeup. Your office is very friendly and accommodating.

45 years old, Windham,NH



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