Dr. Michael Szalay

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Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
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Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 34 reviews. Dr. Michael Szalay has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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RID: 5574328
23/06/14 5 4 5 5 6 weeks ago I went to Dr. Szalay to get a boob job and the results are EXACTLY what I wanted. I went in for my first consult with a "open to suggestion" attitude, I made it clear that I didnt want "Big"I just wanted "bigger" Dr. Szalay then got me to try on a few sample sizes and within 5min I had found the size I felt comfortable with, he is extremely precise and I felt 100% confident in the choice he had come up with for me. I went back for a 2nd consult just to be sure and within that month I was booked in! The day of surgery I wasnt nervous at all,however due to the fact this surgery is perfomed via twilight sedation while he was stitching me up I did wake up, I did not experience any pain although I could feel him tugging and stitching away...they immediatly put me back to sleep. The first 6 days post op are bad - day 2-3 I would say are the worst but the medication they give you helps. I had no bruising and the swelling took about 1 month to ease. EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH EVERYTHING! The Pain is worth it!!!!  Respond
RID: 3611274
21/11/13 5 3 5 5 I had my breast augmentation with Dr. Szalay just over two months ago. I couldn't be happier with my result. The outcome is exactly what I had desired and Dr. Szalay did a fantastic job. He is extremely precise with his measurements, implant placements and sealing the wound. My scars are healing wonderfully. His staff including the nurses were very helpful, knowledgeable and caring. Dr. Szalay was happy to see me three times before the surgery, as I was unsure about my choice of implant. He made me try different sizers and advised me on the differences between the implants. The surgery itself went smoothly and I had a speedy recovery. I wouldn't go anywhere else! 
Paid (or co-pay): £7400
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RID: 2894490
04/10/13 5 5 4 5 I found Dr SZALAY to be very professional and a perfectionist in his work. He doesn't make small talk, which may be why some comments on this site have criticized his personality. The nurses and admin staff were friendly and helpful. I had lipo to 6 areas of my body and now, after 2 weeks, I'm starting to see a positive difference. It will be a few weeks until the final result is achieved but I am very happy with the results so far and would recommend Dr SZALAY for lipo.  Respond
RID: 2096062
01/05/12 5 4 4 5 Dr Szalay helped me out of a horrible situation when we realised I had PIP implants. He really went the extra mile. I did not expect this of him, as he is a quite stand-offish man, not rude, but he doesn't dote and fawn all over you. He was unimpressed with the results of my first operation - we could not have predicted the outcome. He then proceeded to immediately book another operation within three days at absolutely no charge. I am now completely healed and both he and I are satisfied with the results. He is excellent value for money, do not expect a hotel/day spa. Do expect to wait a little while for your appointment. Keep a positive attitude and you will be rewarded for sticking with this efficient and complex surgeon. Thank you.  See Responses
RID: 1707107
07/02/12 5 5 5 5 Had breast augmentation surgery 3 days ago and there isn't a thing I could say needed improvement. Reception and nursing staff were extremely kind and knowledgeable, operation was very well priced, doctor was experienced and I was very happy with the result of my operation. I would recommend to anyone wanting breast implants.  Respond
RID: 1665565
20/12/11 5 5 5 5 I had my breast augmentation done with Dr szalay 5 days ago and so far they are looking really good could not be better, he has done a great job!really knows what he is talking about,Dr szalay and his staff were so nice and friendly, could not of had a better experience. 
Paid (or co-pay): £8025
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RID: 1659518
12/12/11 4 4 5 5 I am very happy with my breast enhancement,Dr Szalay and his staff.He is warm,helpful,approachable and you get the results you ask for.He is very realistic and honest and that was important for me.I just wanted my nice,full,pre-breastfeeding boobs back and thats what I got! The results are amazing-they are so natural. Couldn't ask for a better doctor.  Respond
RID: 1653379
 
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RID: 1573797
28/10/11 4 5 5 4 I had my first consult with Dr. Szalay 28/10/11. From the moment I walked into his practice, to the moment I walked out, I was extremely happy and satisfied with the help and information given by both Jane and Dr Szalay. He is professional and polite and gave me his recommendations for the best outcome for breast augmentation. He is a professional and I have faith in the results I hope to achieve through Dr. Szalay. I am making my appointment within the next few weeks! Can't wait, so excited and I know that I am going to be happy with the results. Lisa 
Paid (or co-pay): £75
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RID: 1551057
30/09/11 5 5 5 5 I travelled from Sydney to see Dr Szalay for breast implants.Dr Szalay really cares about his patients.He was informative, friendly and professional.He made me feel so comfortable during my first ever surgery and made it so much easier for me.I am thrilled with my results-I have had so many compliments since and wouldnt hesitate to recommend him to my friends.Thanks Doc!  Respond
RID: 1529306
03/09/11 5 5 5 5 I went to Dr Szalay after all of my friends had their breast implants with him and raved about how good their results were.He wes very friendly to talk to and seemed very understanding.He was also very professional and took alot of time with me to help me decide which implant to choose.The twilight sedation went reaaly well and it is now 2 months and the results are just fantastic! It is the best decision I have made and I can definitely recommend Dr Szalay.  Respond
RID: 1510542
12/08/11 5 5 5 5 I have recently had a mid face and neck lift with Dr Szarlay and could not be happier with the result. His skill in this stitch lift proceedure is superb. His concern to make sure post surgery all is well, is followed up with two to three visits back to the surgery for three weeks to dress wounds and check that you and the wounds are healing as expected. These visit are at no extra cost and have been factured into initial expenditure. Whilst there was little dialogue between Dr Szarley and myself pre or post surgery, he is no doubt focused on the job requested, and gives very clear printed information and also medication which explains what you can do to help with pain control, needed for the first few days. His staff were all very kind and you get the feeling of a very professional team. It's now three weeks since my surgery, I feel terrific and am thrilled with the result.  See Responses
RID: 1347874
26/01/11 5 4 5 5 I went to Dr Szalay to get a chin augmentation done in October last year, and I have nothing but praise for the magic this man has worked on me! Yes he was running late, but he is just such a perfectionist! He did an amazing job on my chin, it looks amazingly natural, I had the surgery done late thursday and i was up and about first thing saturday (all be it in pain, but its surgery, what else do you expect?) After 2 weeks you couldn't tell I had surgery (unless I pointed it out), the swelling was gone, I had no bruising and it looked oh so natural!! Getting a chin implant isn't easy, most surgeons don't do them, and ones that do charge twice as much as Dr Szalay! I will say it again, amazing doctor, I am so thankful to him :)  Respond
RID: 1244838
07/09/10 5 5 5 5 My overall experience with Dr Szalay and his surgery was excellent. I am from Perth so most of my pre op information was over the phone and via email. Both Dr Szalay and his receptionist were very helpful and gave me ample info on the surgeries i was going to have. I met with Dr Szalay a day before my fist procedure and he was thorough with what to expect. Both my surgeries ran smoothly and even though it has only been a short time since the surgeries, the results are already looking great. I would definately reccommend him as a surgeon. 
Paid (or co-pay): £15000
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RID: 1191272
17/06/10 1 1 1 5 Well I have a friend whom used Dr Szaley for breast Augumentation surgery and she highly reccomends him , I too am hopeing to go through him. But unfortunatly like other reviews on this page his staff are very unhelpfull, everytime I talk to the receptionist it's like pulling teeth. she just doesn't want to help! If I were to judge him on his staff i would not be going to him, but that would not be fair so I am still going to go and see him. Fingers crossed he's nicer than her.  Respond
 
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RID: 1141546
02/04/10 5 4 5 5 I recently had liposculpture with Dr Szalay. I found him to be Extremely professional, meticulous and thorough during pre-op consults. This then followed through to the surgery - just BEAUTIFUL results :) Obviously a perfectionist!....a little behind timewise - hallmark of a good doctor if you ask me - everyone gets the time THEY need, NOT what fits into a 20minute time slot. Contrary to others' opinions perhaps, the $$ issue seemed minor - if $$ was such an issue to him he would charge a lot more - he is VERY reasonably priced. I have COMPLETE confidence recommending Dr Szalay and his lovely staff... 
Paid (or co-pay): £3700
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RID: 1136785
26/03/10 4 5 4 4 EVEN THOUGH I HAD READ BAD REVIEWS ON THIS SITE FOR DR MICHAEL SZALAY, I DECIDED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AND JUDGE FOR MYSELF. THIS IS WHAT I CAN REPORT BACK... 1/ THE STAFF WERE VERY FRIENDLY 2/ DR SZALAY WAS RUNNING ON TIME, IF NOT EARLY 3/ HE WAS VERY WELL MANNERED AND PLEASANT TO SPEAK TO 4/ HE LISTENED TO WHAT I HAD TO SAY AND THEN GAVE ME HIS OPINION 5/ EVEN THOUGH HE WAS UNABLE TO HELP WITH MY DIFFICULT CASE, I WOULD DEFINITELY SEE HIM AGAIN IN THE FUTURE FOR OTHER WORK IF NEEDED. BY THE WAY, WHILE I WAS IN THE WAITING ROOM, THERE WAS A FEMALE THERE WHOM HAD RECENTLY HAD A BREAST AUMENTATION WITH DR SZALAY AND SHE SAID SHE WAS VERY HAPPY; SHE WOULD DO IT AGAIN AND I QUOTE, "THE BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT". FROM MY EXPERIENCE, I WOULD DEFINITELY RECCOMMEND DR SZALAY AND HIS SURGERY. HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE OUT THERE WITH MAKING THEIR DECISION. (DID I MENTION HE IS VERY WELL PRICED ALSO)  Respond
RID: 938835
16/07/09 2 1 3 4 Saw this doctor re rosacea. Wasn't impressed his extreme tardiness (1.5 hours wait), failure to apologise for same, or his suggestion that what I needed was "to get stuck into the botox". To my eyes, he has a somewhat strange facial appearance - my concern being that if his clearly altered features are his idea of attractiveness, this doesn't accord with my ideas re the same. Didn't go ahead with any procedures with this doctor as I didn't feel comfortable doing so. I did appreciate his being upfront with costs/fees though.  Respond
RID: 933248
09/07/09 3 5 5 5 I had a lift plus by Dr Szalay around nine months ago. I'm very pleased with the result. His people skills are not fantastic, but I found him to be very honest about what I did and did not need to have done. He listened to what my concerns were and accommodated me in regard to them. Scarring is minimal (even my hairdresser couldn't tell).He is somewhat focused on the money, but you do get value for money with him. Reception staff were quite callous post-op, I wasn't very impressed by them.  See Responses
RID: 931538
08/07/09 5 5 5 5 I recently had a lift plus & brow lift done and I am very happy with the results.At first the DR seemed a bit abrupt,but I think he is very smart & focused on his work. After care was excellent & the Dr was very friendly & helpful.Would recommend him to anyone. 
Paid (or co-pay): £8800
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RID: 923530
27/06/09 2 5 3 3 i have only had consultation and have settled on Dr Szalay.he comes across a little rude,but probably more just doesnt know how to talk to people. answered all questions including complication rate etc. reception staff not good though.didnt explain what to do after consultation etc. 
Paid (or co-pay): £60
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RID: 867445
22/04/09 1 1 1 1 consultation waste of my time. uninterested in my concerns. actually seemed in a trance throughout my consultation.would not like to put my life in his hands. 
Paid (or co-pay): £90
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RID: 856618
08/04/09 2 4 2 3 This is the second comment on this doctor. The first time I gave him a decent rating. I have since been to him twice and he was rude in his approach and when I asked a question he quickly answered then left the room. If he is wanting to earn money you think he would show some respect to his customers/patients. I will not go back.  Respond
RID: 836245
19/03/09 1 1 1 1 i was booked in to have breast augmentation with dr szalay i had put $2000 down as a deposit/ my surgery date was booked, i had done all the blood tests, and was counting down the days it was 4 weeks to go until surgery when dr szalay emailed me and cancelled my surgery for no reason, i begged him to re consider and his reply was "sorry ive made up my mind!" i was devistated after having it booked in for so long and ready to go and then to be cancelled on via email i called his office and his receptionist said he would call me back, hours passed and no call so i tried calling them again and the phone mysteriously went to the answering maching 4 TIMEs even though they didnt close for another hour so unprofessional. he did not care about me as a patient at all and now refuses to see me,  Respond
RID: 820343
08/03/09 2 4 4 1 i went to micheal slazlay for a consultation was extremley disapointed with his attitude. i wasted my money should have gone to someone more proffesional. 
Paid (or co-pay): £57
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RID: 769685
21/01/09 1 3 1 2 Dr Szalay's bedside manner left a lot to be desired. I was told that he would supervise the laser treatments on my face but all this consisted of was him popping in at the start and the end of the procedure. One particular capilliary I was trying to get rid of came back only weeks after treatment. I was told the treatment would be painless, however, it was VERY painful and it was only after my 3rd (out of 5) session that Dr Szalay bothered to tell me about a numbing gel I could use, which ended up making a huge difference to my comfort factor. He also told me I would be able to return to work straight away after laser, however, the nurse doing the treatment correctly informed me that it would not be possible and make-up is not recommended until the next day after treatment (again, something the Dr promised would be ok). The reception staff were also quite unfriendly. I'm currently looking for a different doctor.  Respond
 
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RID: 720019
11/11/08 3 5 3 4 He was really helpful in the first interview and I felt confident with him. However, he seemed to ignore post operative complications, and only after I bought obvious issues to his attention, and complain did he acknowledge them and take some action. I still have lingering trauma issues to my face, numbness and swelling, which I hope will resolve in time. It's been two and a half months since the procedure, however the information supplied states it could be 6 months or more before all swelling resolves.  Respond
RID: 692638
29/09/08 3 3 3 3 I found Dr Szalay to be rude, unapproachable and only interested in my money. He stood up to talk to me about 2 feet away like I had some infectious disease! When i was asking him questions, you could see he had no interest in what i was saying and kept telling me the price I would have to pay. I couldn't stand the guy actually anf I felt unwanted in his surgery. He also shunned from seeing me in his office, instead I was consulted in a recovery room!! Right theer and then I knew this was not the palce I was going to let a bloke like this tamper with my face. I am going somewheer I am going to be accepted as a patient and not a number!  Respond
RID: 671648
23/08/08 1 4 3 3 The doctors is good. The reception staff are hopeless! Told me the incorrect surgery time and did not return calls. I went to the surgeon as he was recommened to me by someone that had also had liposuction. I also went to this doctors becasue he was at least $5000 compared to another quote I had. I am happy so far with the liposuction and the scars are very very small and he has done a good job. Quite a nice man.  Respond
RID: 648643
26/07/08 4 4 4 4 Dr. Szalay seems very confident and knowledgable. He needs to be a little less formal in his approach and take the time to speak to his patients. 
Paid (or co-pay): £585
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RID: 611178
09/06/08 5 5 5 5 I am an actor by profession.An ageing actor.My face is my career and unfortunately, time and lifestyle have taken their toll. I researched a few doctors via their advertising in the paper but upon talking to Dr Szalay,I felt instinctively comfortable .I found him to be intelligent and professional.He corrected my jowels and acne scarring which,for years,I had deftly covered with make-up.He also fixed noticeable broken capillary veins on my cheeks.The highest testament of succcess is that since my "alterations" were made, my workload has increased.I have nothing but praise for Dr Szalay and will indeed return to him in the future to keep ravaging time at bay.Thank you.Very happy.  See Responses
RID: 579211
29/04/08 2 2 1 1 no patient care and rude. Only in it for the money. I would not recommend him to anyone. A lot of false advertising on the paper. He left my face with scars.  See Responses
RID: 462045
11/12/07 5 5 5 5 In 2003 my wife had been having esteem problems with her facial appearance. She suffered from a number of broken capillaries. Dr Szalay conducted laser treatment upon her and without exception, they cleared up. Last year, she decided to have a facelift procedure and it has taken years off her appearance. She is much more confident, cheeky in fact! And I would like to thank Dr Szalay for the new woman she is. We have recommended him to our circle of friends withought hesitation.  Respond
RID: 435161
27/10/07 5 5 5 5 I have been to Dr Szalay three times - beginning, for lift stitch to lower jaw, laser under eye and recently (2007) for permanent injectable around the mouth. He is courteous, explained the procedures fully, and I've had great results.  Respond
 
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