Dr. Eric Pugash


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Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
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Practice: Dr. Eric Pugash - Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 80 reviews. Dr. Eric Pugash has an excellent 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: 5682106
27/07/14 5 5 5 5 I had bilateral breast augmentation with Dr. Pugash. I went from an A to D with 500 cc. I am 6 weeks post op and sooo thrilled. Recovery took longer than I expected because they were put under the muscle and larger implants but so worth it. When I met Dr. Pugash I could tell right away he had tons of experience and knew exactly what he was talking about. I trust him 100% as a surgeon and would recommend him to anyone. 
RID: 5665434
20/07/14 5 5 5 5 Getting breast augmentation was a big deal for me being my first cosmetic procedure I was really nervous and had researched for years. When I was finally prepared to book my surgery I already knew I wanted dr pugash to be my surgeon. I'd been referred to him by many friends and have heard only good things about him. The consultation went fantastic just as I was expecting. He's very professional and up front about everything. My surgery went well I had little pain afterwards and no bruising. I'm now 3 months postop and beyond happy with the results.  Respond
RID: 5642825
11/07/14 5 5 5 5 At the age of 31 I decided to undergo breast augmentation, after lots of thought and surgeon research. I was highly recommended to consult with Dr Pugash. From our initial meet through my entire pre-operation consults I was not only comfortable but I was extremely excited (as I had worries). I cannot say enough good things about his staff alone !!! from the minute i woke up after my operation, I was elated. Dr Pugash thoroughly explained everything to me, to the point where i had no questions or doubts. I am now 2 months post-op and Im in love with his work. My breasts are so amazing, not only exactly what I hoped for but better then I ever imagined they could be! He is hands down the BEST… there are not enough descriptive words to explain how i feel about my experience or how highly I recommend this doctor. IF your considering getting the nicest augmentation you could imagine---- this is the guy for you THANK YOU DR PUGASH YOU ROCK 
Paid (or co-pay): $7800
RID: 5590035
30/06/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Pugash was extremely professional. I was very hesitant going into my first appointment and he had calmed my nerves and answered every question my husband and I had. He did an exceptional job eased every concern. I would recommend him to anyone who asked! Thank you Dr. Pugash!  Respond
RID: 5570517
19/06/14 5 5 5 5 I recently had a bilateral breast augmentation (400cc cohesive silicone gel/high profile). Dr. Pugash and his team were wonderful from the first consulation all the way through the procedure and after care. He listened to all my concerns and made me feel very comfortable. His staff were all amazing (very kind, polite, etc.) I had huge concerns about scarring from inscisions and all of those worries have been put to rest. Dr. Pugash did a very clean job with the inscisions; I am only 7 weeks post op and they are quite un noticable (only about an inch wide, under both breasts). I felt that I was very well prepared for what to expect with the procedure and I did not have any complications or regrets. I would reccomend Dr. Pugash to anyone, he is hands down the best at what he does and his staff are all so pleasant!  Respond
RID: 5552599
10/06/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Pugash and his team are among the best health professionals I have ever seen. Always courteous and kind and on time, they make you feel understood and appreciated as his patient. I had a very large breast reduction done and the results have been unbelievably wonderful. My recovery time was a short 10 days and I never had pain except for some mild discomfort at times as I was healing up. The scars are getting smaller each day and I cannot say enough about how natural and light my breasts are now. I went from a 34JJ to a 36 DD - a major change and I could not have asked for a better surgeon.  Respond
RID: 5551625
09/06/14 5 5 5 5 Wonderful, friendly staff! Simone went above and beyond! I had my breasts done after having and nursing 3 amazing children. The results were incredible. I feel like a brand new woman. :) I would recommend Dr. Pugash to anybody.  Respond
RID: 5545357
08/06/14 5 5 5 5 I think that Dr.Pugash and his team are absolutely amazing! and I would recommend any one to go to him. He took the time to listen to how I wanted the procedure done, and than discussed what way he thought was best and why. His receptionists are so kind and sweet! Any further plastic surgery I need, I will definitely be going back the Dr.Pugash.  Respond
RID: 5502416
30/05/14 5 4 5 5 After reading so many great reviews on Dr. Pugash I decided to book a consult with him. My search ended there. Upon meeting him for the first time it was apparent that he was extremely knowledgeable and confident and very importantly, honest. I really had no doubts or fears going into my BA because I felt I was in the best hands possible. I do recommend listening to his suggestions. I initially wanted a slightly larger implant and after hearing what he had to say I decided against it, and boy am I glad I did. The man knows what he's talking about!! Although I am still fairly early in my recovery process everything so far has been perfect. I never even had to take pain killers.. in part thanks to my high pain tolerance but I think Dr. P's exceptional skill and precision played a large role. All in all a great experience, would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a BA. Amazing surgeon! Not sure who's more impressed.. me or my husband haha 
Paid (or co-pay): $7800
RID: 5499200
28/05/14 5 5 5 5 My decision to go with Dr. Pugash was purely from internet reviews. I read nothing but great things about Dr. Pugash, his staff, and the outcome of BA's that were done, so without a doubt I knew I wanted him to be my doctor for a BA surgery. Simone is a great part of Dr. Pugash's team, she was helpful in giving me the information I needed to set things up for pricing, and setting up my appointments for pre-op, surgery day, and post-op appointments. She tries really hard to accommodate when you want your surgery given that there are quite long waiting periods. I really appreciated the time she took to call if cancellations came up. As previous ratings have suggested, Dr.Pugash is a great surgeon. He is very approachable, knowledgeable in BA's, friendly, and listens (which can be hard to find in doctors) to the outcome you want for a BA. He answered all of the questions I asked, also covering all I needed to know for pre-op and post-op care. I am very satisfied and happy with my BA :) 
Paid (or co-pay): $7800
RID: 5496501
27/05/14 5 4 5 5 Dr. Pugash is extremely talented. I have wanted a BA for several years and have seen many many plastic surgeons before I decided on Dr. Pugash. If you are searching and searching, stop here. He is your man. After reading his reviews and seeing his look book online, I was already very impressed. I knew I needed to meet this doctor to be sure, so I booked an appointment. Simone was very helpful getting me in as quickly as possible and keeping me informed about cancellations so I could get in sooner. Once I met Dr. Pugash I was sure I had made the right decision. He was a doctor first, not a salesman like some of the other doctors. He told me what would work best for me while taking into consideration what I wanted. Every step of the procedure was exactly how he said it would be. This guy knows his stuff. He is worth waiting for if you want amazing results! I'm 2 months out and they look better than I ever could have imagined.  Respond
RID: 5488332
21/05/14 5 5 5 5 I'm a 49 yr old female. About 20 yrs ago, I knew that I would be starting a few different procedures to "keep my youthful appearance and beauty", ( I was very beautiful you see, and have always promised myself to fight against age). As I could see my body starting to age, and my beauty starting to fade, I was becoming withdrawn and interoverted, losing self-confidence. My extensive research led me to Dr. Pugash as being a highly recommended, top surgeon. After our initial consultation, I knew that Dr. Pugash understood my desire, infact, "need" perfectly. It has now been several years and several cosmetic surgeries later; every single surgery being a complete success. To see me, you would think I'm in my 30's, and my appearance is very natural. From short scar face lift, rhinoplasty, eye lift, filler, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast reduction & lift, chin implant. All perfect & look natural. Dr. Pugash has greatly enhanced me as well as my persona.  Respond
RID: 5473840
13/05/14 5 4 5 5 I am so happy that I went to Dr Pugash. I started with a 32A or even AA, and Dr Pugash helped me pick the right size based on what I wanted (which was a natural looking size that was proportionate to my body). He also went over everything I needed to know before surgery and left me with no questions at all! Dr Pugash's staff are all so helpful and kind, especially Simone. The day of surgery I was under the best care ever and I couldn't have been more happy! Dr Pugash even called me the day after surgery to check up on how I was doing. He made sure to let me know that if I have any problems, to contact him. It's been 6 weeks now and my results are FANTASTIC - I feel more confident and my breasts look amazing. Don't be stingy when it comes to your breasts! I have seen friends who did not go to Dr Pugash and their breasts did not turn out as nice. All I have left to say is that Dr Pugash better be around for a longggg time because I will be going back to him for all my revisions!! :) 
Paid (or co-pay): $7800
RID: 5454332
08/05/14 5 4 5 5 I’m a 30 year old woman with no children and I had my BA 5 weeks ago. I’m THRILLED with the results. I was 34AA before and got 500cc silicone implants placed under the muscle with an incision at the breast fold. Dr. Pugash initially suggested a slightly smaller implant (450’s), but I had my heart set on 500. He explained the risks and benefits in going larger, and I feel that I was able to make an informed decision. Dr. Pugash and his staff were extremely professional, and I felt well cared for throughout the whole process. Simone worked very hard to fit my surgery into a time frame that worked for me, and I was able to get my surgery shortly after my initial consultation. What I liked most about Dr. Pugash was that he was very realistic on what the results would be. I feel like my results are exactly what I wanted, and that all of the risks, benefits, and options were explained to me. I'm delighted with my results! 
Paid (or co-pay): $7800
RID: 5453119
07/05/14 5 5 5 5 I am a 41 year old female. My Mother used Dr. Pugash for a tummy tuck seven years ago and was very happy with the results. I had an abdominoplasty assisted with liposuction 5 weeks ago and I am beyond happy with the results. I was feeling somewhat reluctant at my last appointment before the surgery and Dr. Pugash was so helpful, he answered all my questions and put my mind at ease. His staff was amazing and so caring. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have cosmetic surgery. He is a true artist!!  Respond
RID: 5440077
03/05/14 5 4 4 5 I have been wanting BA for several years and after I had my children I decided the time was right. My intent was to go to 2-3 Dr.s before making my decision, but as soon as I met Dr. Pugash, I knew I could trust him. I felt comfortable during my consultation and he answered all my questions. The follow-ups went just as well and I am very happy with my choice. I had my surgery in Surrey and the staff were great. It's been 8 weeks since my surgery. Although I feel I could have gone bigger, I am very pleased with the end result. I have shared his name with friends also interested and I would definitely recommend his services.  Respond
RID: 5420628
23/04/14 5 5 5 5 So satisfied with my boob job. Had bilateral incisions and bandages taken off 5 days later no bruising or pain. They look fantastic seriously, Better then I would have thought. Procedure went smoothly and was even released home an hour after waking up. Would recommend!!! ??  Respond
RID: 5344004
14/04/14 5 5 5 5 He and his staff were friendly, polite, and conversational. Familiarity is an important factor in healthcare, and often overlooked. Dr. Pugash was on time for all of my appointments - there is always a wait time with Drs. His was not excessive. I found him to be very knowledgeable. He helped me condense the important issues, factors, and considerations involved with my procedure - and never made me feel like the final decisions we anything but up to me. He provided me with all the knowledge I needed for my procedure, and I never felt pressured, or rushed. He made it known that no matter what my desired results were, he was more than capable of providing those to me. I had a breast augmentation, with gel implants under the muscle, and I could not be happier with the results.  Respond
RID: 5341387
11/04/14 5 4 5 5 I had a breast enlargement as many of my friends had used Dr. Pugash and their results were wonderful. I had the excellent results that I am very happy with. My surgery and healing phase went smooth and I love Dr. Pugash's "no nonsense" approach to patient care. He's straight forward and explains everything in detail. This doctor is a perfectionist and it shows! I would highly recommend him.  Respond
RID: 5336537
08/04/14 5 4 5 5 My experience with Dr. Pugash was extremely professional and pleasant. He explained everything to me in great detail and left no questions unanswered. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for cosmetic surgery.  Respond
RID: 5239470
15/03/14 5 5 5 5 when I finally decided I wanted to get breast augmentation I did my research and found dr pugash. My sister and I both decided to do this, she got a tummy tuck and I got breast augmentation.I am so thrilled to say I love my new look.It has brought me so much confindence in what I wear and how I feel,,to bathing suits ,strapless dresses and just casual wear.I am so excited and pleased with my surgery.Everything went smoothly and Dr pugash is in my books the best.He made sure I was happy with everything...and checked up on me after the surgery.I would definitley refer and encourage anyone who is thinking about getting any type of surgery done to go and talk to dr pugash..he is the best. 
Insurance: Medicare
Paid (or co-pay): $7000
RID: 5229544
08/03/14 5 3 4 5 I had my BA done by Dr. Pugash in mid December and right now is 3 month postop, must say I am very happy with my result. I am 5'4 about 120 lbs and went for 375cc. I am currently wearing 32 D bra which was the oringally bra size I wanted. He did mention everybody body type is different. I used to be 32B. I would definitely recommend dr. Pugash to any girls that wants to get a BA because you will love your result as much as I love mine :) 
Paid (or co-pay): $7800
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RID: 5221828
04/03/14 5 5 5 5 I want to share my story and experience with anyone who is considering surgery. I understand the feelings and emotions when proceeding with this personal decision. I finally booked a consultation with Dr. Eric Pugash after reading his great reviews. My first impression was good, he's well educated and very knowledgeable knowing exactly what would work best for your body type, as everyone is different. He gives you time to speak but then naturally gives his educated opinion. I decided to pursue my decision with a Breast Augmentation and could not be happier as I call it perfection. I wanted a very O'Natural look and that's what I got. From the moment Dr. Pugash to my last appt with him I always had this calm feeling which led me to have a fast and healthy recovery. It would definitely be worth your time to meet him in person at a consultation as it was one of my best decisions ever!  Respond
RID: 5212975
26/02/14 5 5 5 5 I had a bilateral breast augmentation done by Dr. Pugash nearly two weeks ago and I could not be more thrilled with the level of knowledge, professionalism and honesty that Dr. Pugash and his staff portrayed. I had done my research prior to selecting Dr. Pugash and chose to make the trip from Calgary in order to have him perform the surgery. I could not be more thrilled with my overall experience and the results. Dr. Pugash makes you feel comfortable from the minute you walk in the door. He has been performing multiple surgeries for many years and it definitely shows. He walks you through the entire process, explaining why a particular method, cup size, implant etc. is best suited for you and how a breast augmentation truly is two separate surgeries. I could not be happier with my results and would recommend Dr. Pugash to everyone.  Respond
RID: 5212635
26/02/14 5 5 5 5 I had my BA surgery done by the wonderful Dr. Eric Pugash and his amazing team. I am now at my 3 1/2 weeks mark and I am healing quite faster and better than I has expected. When I first met with Dr. Pugash, I had wanted to get 400cc implants but after hearing Dr. Pugash's wise and logical advice, we had both decided for 350cc since my frame was too small to get bigger implants. I am Vietnamese, 5'0 tall, 103 lbs. I originally started out at 32a and after getting my measurements professionally done, I am proud to say I am now a 30 D! Dr. Pugash is extremely skillful and has a artistic eye for these type of surgery. I'm constantly getting great feedback from friends for his work not to mention my husband :) I am planning to come back in a couple of years to get bigger implants because he does such a beautiful job! I will definitely refer all my friends and anyone to him. Thanks so much!  Respond
RID: 5197980
20/02/14 5 5 5 5 My BA was done by Dr. Pugash on Feb. 7th. I will be 2 weeks post op tomorrow.Results are FANTASTIC! I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Can’t get over how amazing they are! Dr. Pugash was more than exceptional with giving information about what kind of implants would work for me and my size, all about different incisions and what he recommended. I’ve wanted this surgery for YEARS and thought I knew all I needed to know, but he went over and above for everything. Very friendly and straight to the point, just what I like. One thing that impressed me even more was that Dr. Pugash phoned me a couple days after my surgery to see how I was doing! Wasn’t expecting that phone call, but TOTALLY appreciated it! Very impressed! As for the nurses and the anesthesiologist at false creek center, they were all very friendly and comforting as my nerves started up,Gave me a few good laughs. My overall experience was amazing.I finally have what I’ve always wanted.THANK YOU Dr. Pugash! 
Paid (or co-pay): $7800
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RID: 5068259
06/02/14 4 5 5 5 I had my breast augmentation done by Dr. Pugash in November 2013. I am now over two month post op and could not be happier with the results. Simone was delightful and extremely helpful, I called her several times with questions and she was always so pleasant and thorough. Dr. Pugash himself was exceptional. I had done a ton of research before going in to see him and thought I knew everything I needed to know. Turns out I didnt, lucky for me Dr. Pugash was very informative and experienced. He gave me all the information I needed to choose the right size for my body, the type of implant and incision site. The operating nurse and anesthesiologist were also very friendly, comforting and knowledgable. The nurses in the recovery room didn't measure up to the rest; One was loudly complaining to another about her personal issues while I was trying to sleep. Both were quite inconsiderate and rude, luckily I was medicated enough to not let it bother me. Looking back now I wouldnt change a thing.  Respond
RID: 3650959
08/01/14 5 5 5 5 I have to start off by what a great staff, especially Simone, she was so friendly on the phone a such a pleasure to meet her at the office. My girlfriend had breast augmentation and I was amazed at how great they looked compared too mine. To be fair in 2007 I had a mastopexy as well as implants since I had baby, for some extra lift. I just felt as if they never were perky enough and was getting what is referred to as a double bubble as well as one was dropping. I went and saw Dr. Pugash for a second option not really know what the outcome could be and my expectations. He took the time and answered all of my questions in details and went over what size was best for me. After leaving the office I felt great getting all the information and booked my appointment. Surgery was December 9th 2013 and am now feeling great and looking fantastic! I only have great thing to say about Dr. Pugash, and have recommended my friends who are looking for a professional and experienced doctor. 
Paid (or co-pay): $8200
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RID: 3641450
23/12/13 5 4 5 5 I am 27 years old and have Breast Augmentation done by Dr.Pugash. It took 3 months to get in for a consult with him but its definitely worth it. He answered all my questions and made me feel at ease with the procedure. I was mostly nervous about the anesthesia but that was actually the easiest part! After my surgery I had mild pain and pressure that lasted about 3 days. By one week I was back to my normal self! The recovery was a lot easier then I expected. I went from A cup to now a small D and I couldn't be happier with my results! If your looking for a great plastic surgeon I would definitely recommend him! 
Paid (or co-pay): $7800
RID: 3634369
17/12/13 5 5 5 5 I am a 34 year old female. I had an abdominoplasty assisted with liposuction. I had a diastasis rectis from my 2 pregnancies which was corrected during the surgery. I am over the moon happy with my results. Finally feel comfortable in my own skin. My tummy looks natural, doesn't look like it's been pulled. Did not have any serious complications. Results and recovery occurred exactly as discussed. All staff is great to deal with. Any questions or concerns I had before and after the surgery were addressed. I would highly recommend Dr. Pugash for this procedure. 
Paid (or co-pay): $9000
RID: 3632132
14/12/13 5 5 5 5 I was recommended Dr.Pugash by an acquaintance who had gone to him, she loved her results so I looked him up and reviewed the comments. I like what I heard so I made an appointment (it took 3 months to get a consult, so you know he must be great!) After the appointment I knew that I had made the right choice. He answered all my questions, very knowledgeable, went into detail about everything and was very polite. His office is clean and nice and all the staff are very friendly. The whole process went very smoothly. The surgery went great, I felt comfortable and very taken care of. I could not be happier with the results, He did an AMAZING job. He truly is good at what he does, and I would highly recommend him to others looking into BA. If you choose Dr. Pugash, you will not regret it :) 
Paid (or co-pay): $7000
RID: 3626347
06/12/13 5 5 5 5 This is the only review you will need to read. I have read not hundreds, but thousands of reviews on every surgeon. The overwhelming result as the top surgeon around is Dr. Pugash. There is a waiting list for him, and if you want the best, you will wait. Dr. Pugash is very informative and explained everything in detail. I knew immediately that he is very accomplished in this area and knows exactly what he’s doing. I knew I was in the best hands available. My new breasts were absolutely perfect straight out of surgery. There was very minimal pain and there were no complications. My healing was fast and the scars are barely visible already, and this is only 6 weeks later. That’s how you can tell Dr. Pugash is brilliantly skilled in this field. I am ecstatic I am with the results. Dr. Pugash has restored my self-confidence and has made me feel beautiful once again. I could never thank him enough. Choosing Dr. Pugash is the best decision I ever made. My breasts are amazing. 
Paid (or co-pay): $6900
RID: 3594792
03/11/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Pugash is very knowledgeable and he definitely knows what he's talking about since he's been doing this for years. My co-worker originally recommended him to me and after the first consultation I knew that I was going to go with him! I couldn't be happier with the results, he truly is a brilliant surgeon. I would definitely recommend him to anyone contemplating getting a BA done. The staff (Simone) were super friendly and helpful and there to answer any questions you might have if Dr. Pugash is not available - they were extremely accommodating as well concerning appointments, etc. If you are looking to have any sort of cosmetic procedure done look no further! 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
RID: 3588017
27/10/13 5 5 5 5 I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Pugash and his staff. He is an extremely skilled surgeon who also takes the time to explain all aspects of your surgery at your consultation appointment. His staff is wonderful and prompt when returning calls, emails, and answering any questions you may have. The care I received before, during and after my surgery with Dr. Pugash was second to none. I would not only highly recommend him but I would not hesitate to put myself in his care again . I am extremely pleased with my results. If you are considering any type of breast or liposuction surgery look no further. Dr. Pugash is a perfectionist. His results speak for themselves! 
Paid (or co-pay): $16000
RID: 2888103
30/09/13 5 5 5 5 I had a breaSt lift with implants done about three months ago and I could not be happier with the results. From start to finish my interactions with Dr Pugash and his staff (a special note to Simone on the front desk in New West who is an absolute pleasure and so helpful)was so professional and informative. Dr Pugash took time to explain all the aspects of the surgery, the good parts and bad and what to expect after surgery. He has excellent bedside manner and of course, most importantly is an exceptional surgeon. The results are AMAZING.If you are reading this review and you are trying to decide what doctor to choose in B.C (or anywhere), honestly I cannot recommend Dr.Pugash any more highly. He is a brilliant surgeon and a gentleman. He has taken the time to build up a fanatastic team and i have nothign bad to say about the experience. No surgery is easy but i feel like my experience was made as easy as possible :) !!!  Respond
RID: 2881824
27/09/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Pugash is the best surgeon to pick to ensure results that exceed expectations. After having 2 breastfed children I had a BA/lift in May and the results are absolutely amazing. After extensive research he was by far my definite #1 choice. His staff are exceptional and very helpful at all stages(especially Simone whom I dealt with most of the time). When I met with Dr. Pugash he was intelligent, informative and exceedingly knowledgeable about his field of expertise. He guided me through the entire process and was honest, trustworthy and made me feel fully confident and comfortable. I knew I had picked the right surgeon immediately. In addition to all of these qualities he is truly a gifted and talented surgeon, a true perfectionist! I now have perfect beautiful breasts with a result I had only dreamed of achieving. For this I can't thank him enough. I am 100% satisfied and Dr. Pugash is my definite only choice if you want exceptional results!  Respond
RID: 2880010
26/09/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Pugash was recommended to me by a handful of friends who either had work done with him or knew someone who had been a patient of his. I am very happy I took their advice. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but hes personable and polite. During my consult he answered many of my questions before I even asked them leaving me feeling like I was in very capable hands. My breast augmentation went off perfectly: no bruising, minimal pain and most importantly they look fantastic. I am not surprised at the quality of his work, knowing his reputation, and would recommend Dr Pugash to anyone looking for a great plastic surgeon.  Respond
RID: 2872449
23/09/13 5 4 5 5 Dr. Pugash performed my breast augmentation in April 2013. I could not be more pleased! He was highly recommended by a friend of mine who'd previously had a BA by Dr. Pugash. From my consult to surgery, I found Dr. Pugash to be honest, knowledgable, confident, and trustworthy. All qualities that I found important in a surgeon. He is truly a gifted artist...I have fabulous, perfect breasts! His personal staff are wonderful and very welcoming. Simone is a gem! I would recommend Dr. Pugash in an instant!  Respond
RID: 2808291
23/08/13 5 5 5 5 I was referred to Dr. Pugash by a friend who had her breast augmentation done with him two years ago. After reviewing his ratings online, I was pleased that his recent ratings were great with the exception that he wasn't always punctual, which made me feel he wasn't rushing his patients. I booked a consultation for breast augmentation and lift and was pleasantly surprised when we thoroughly discussed my options and he suggested I increase the size of the implants I would choose to avoid needing a lift (which saved me money and unnecessary scarring). Simone, the receptionist/assistant, made me feel so comfortable, I was 100% confident to book my appointment without needing further consultations with other doctors. It has been 2 weeks since my surgery and I am ecstatic with my results! My breasts are full and beautiful for the first time since my children have been born and I couldn't possibly be any happier! Thank you Dr. Pugash and staff!!!  Respond
RID: 2767276
13/08/13 5 5 5 5 From my consult appointment, to surgery day Dr Pugash exceeded my expectations. His staff are wonderful and really made me feel comfortable. Dr Pugash demonstrated his professionalism as he actively listened, he was honest, and he delivered amazing results. I spent countless hours researching surgeons -PLease look no further than him if you want a really positive experience and results that make you say "this was definitely worth it!!!"  See Responses
RID: 2707381
12/07/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Pugash performed my surgery a month ago and I feel amazing. The recovery time was unbelievable and his staff has continually checked up on me to make sure I am still doing well. I would recommend him to anyone who is considering any type of plastic surgery. He is honest and very helpful, providing all of the information I needed to make decisions regarding my surgery. He told me what could and could not be done and I am thrilled with the results. I trust him 100% and would not hesitate to put myself into his care again. 
Paid (or co-pay): $7500
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RID: 2675650
10/06/13 5 5 5 5 What a GREAT experience!!! Dr. Pugash is knowledgeable, appropriate and did not sugar coat anything. He and his staff are VERY polite and answered every question big and small whenever I had one. I went in wanting exactly what I came out with, BIG, perky boobs :) He never made me believe they were going to be anything other than what they turned out to be. They fit my body and they look as natural as 700cc can look. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Pugash and would 100% go back and see him for any enhancements I may want in the future! I'm one "happy customer". 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
RID: 2614891
11/04/13 5 5 5 5 I had been hesitant in even beginning the process of a breast augmentation, but decided to have a couple of consultations just to see if it was something I really wanted and was willing to endure. The first Dr. I went to was Dr. Pugash - I didn't go anywhere else. He provided clear information and asked for my opinion. His staff is amazing, always smiling and helpful. In terms of the work Dr. Pugash had to do, he advised he couldn't do "miracles," as my breasts were very droopy after having two children. I understood but still hoped for a miracle. The process was clearly explained, although a reminder brochure with the why's of some of the follow up could help. I had the surgery, followed Dr. Pugash's instructions and cannot overstate just how happy I am. My new breasts are amazing and really are a "miracle." Dr. Pugash knows his stuff and produces fantastic results. I would recommend Dr. Pugash and his entire staff to anyone, and have several times already. 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
RID: 2610317
07/04/13 5 5 5 5 I am a forty one year old female and approached Dr. Pugash regarding a mini face lift and chin augmentation. He was very knowledgeable,patient and honest in explaining all the information I needed to make a decision. I have to admit that when he said that this procedure will make me look much better, yet no one will actually notice that I had an operation, I was very skeptical, but now almost 3 weeks later I have to admit that the results have exceeded my expectations and had I known how much better I would look I would have done this earlier in life. Another thing I want to mention is that everything Dr. Pugash said would happen after the surgery did happen, how he said that no-one will notice, the uneven sides of the face at first and the minimal scars that eventually disappear. My neck and jawline are so defined yet unnoticeable to other people, I cant express enough how much I would recommend this procedure for people with a weak chin. I cant stop admiring myself in the mirror! 
Paid (or co-pay): $11000
RID: 2584363
13/03/13 5 5 5 5 I had intended to have consultations with a few different doctors before booking my breast augmentation surgery. After hours of internet research, Dr. Pugash was my first appointment. Upon meeting him (and Simone) I knew it was the right decision and I cancelled my other consultations. He was informative and patient. I highly recommend listening to whatever he recommends. I am so happy with my result and the whole experience could not have been any better. 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
RID: 2538259
22/01/13 5 3 5 5 Dr Pugash is a great doctor. Working with him allowed me to get wonderful results from my breast augmentation. He was always friendly and patient with all my questions. His staff, especially Simone, are amazing. He is a very busy doctor, so he isn't always on time for his appointments, but he is worth the wait. 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
RID: 2531327
14/01/13 5 5 5 5 I've never written a review before but am so beyond pleased with the incredible work Dr.Pugash did that I feel like others need to hear my input. This post is being written from someone that has had 3 past breast augmentations and revisions from different doctors and been more and more self conscious with each one until Dr.Pugash did what no one else could and fixed my previous botched jobs. Dr.Pugash is honest, patient, meticulous and most importantly he actually cares about his patients. I'm getting married this year and finally feel confident in my own skin because of him. His staff are equally as valuable and are very easy to deal with. Thank you Dr.pugash and all the staff by his side!!  Respond
RID: 2526790
09/01/13 5 5 4 5 The staff at Dr. Pugash's office were absolutely amazing. Simone was always prompt with emailing and took the time to know me. Dr Pugash was punctual. He was helpful in answering questions, however, he is the type to take control with tons of confidence. I liked this quality because he is the the professional and knows what works best and why from a medical perspective. Take his advice seriously, he is wonderful at what he does. My only suggestion is, he will give you a selection of 3 sizes he recommends based on your measurements but don't feel obligated to stay within those sizes, if there is a size you have been looking at on a site, try that size on. He does recommend going up one size (25cc, which is just under 2 tablespoons) from your implant choice if your going under the muscle because the implant sits slightly in the chest cavity: best advice! Dr Pugash was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of my breast augmentation and the entire process has been complication free.  Respond
RID: 2484766
28/11/12 5 4 5 5 After lots of reviews I decided to go with Dr. Pugash for breast augmentation. Despite this I had never met Dr. pugash and had no first hand experience of his work. It was really a leap of faith. 6 weeks post op Iam happy to say I made the right decision. The staff personal to him were nothing but kind and helpful. Dr.Pugash himself was very professional. I would say he is a perfectionist and it is obvious that doing an excellent job is very important to him. There are other surgeons at the centre that I would never have gone with but do not let the work of certain other surgeons deter you from attending False Creek. I can verify that Dr. Pugash knows what he is doing and so far I have no regrets. Breast augmentation is not something to take lightly, but if it's something you really want to do, Dr. Pugash is the surgeon I would recommend.  Respond
RID: 2478536
19/11/12 5 5 5 5 Just had my 3 week post-BA checkup, and I am ecstatic. Dr Pugash is, to quote Seinfeld, a 'delicate genius'. You have to be willing to let him do his thing. He has a lot of experience, and his patients love his work. He will politely and patiently respond to your questions but in the end, I believe that what he suggests after assessing your situation is what is best for you. I see many other patients saying they wish they had gone a size larger. I too was feeling nervous about size, and I chose a smaller one than he recommended. A few days before the surgery though, I changed my mind and increased to what he thought was best for me, and I am happy I did. He was right! He's a really nice man, and his front counter ladies (the 2 I met in White Rock) were very sweet and efficient. All the staff at Parklane Surgical Center in Surrey were amazing! I felt completely and instantly comfortable there. Recommend this experience 100%! Dr Pugash is great!!  Respond
RID: 2475779
16/11/12 5 5 5 5 I recently had a BA and am thrilled with the entire experience. Prior to choosing Dr. Pugash I had 3 consultations with different plastic surgeons.I choose Dr.Pugash because he was very informative and gladly answered all of my questions thoroughly and honestly. The consultation was not rushed (and I had a lot of questions!), even after we were done Dr.Pugash made a point of telling me that I can always contact his office with any other questions I may have forgotten.Take his suggestion on implant size.I went a little smaller than he recommended and now wish I had listened to him. However i still love them!Simone is lovely to deal with and the nurses and anesthesiologist were warm a friendly(which is very comforting before having any kind of surgery).Dr.Pugash is very confident in his work and so he should be.He is an artist (seriously, I have fantastic breasts :-))I would recommend him hands down to anyone.10/10  Respond
RID: 2410853
26/08/12 5 5 5 5 I have had two cosmetic surgeries performed by Dr. Pugash over a period of a few years. The current surgery was Liposuction which I had in March 2012. I could not be happier with the results. Both surgeries have exceeded my expectations. From consultation, pre-op, post-op to follow up, Dr. Pugash and he team were professional and caring. His reception nurse, Simone, was terrific she answered any additional questions I had promptly. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Pugash for cosmetic surgery,  Respond
RID: 2392507
03/08/12 5 5 5 5 There isn't enough space here for me to fully express the high esteem in which I hold Dr. Pugash. He has a professional, friendly manner and Old World courtesy. He focussed only on my area of concern; he made no outrageous claims or promises. The procedure was explained in minute detail and he patiently ensured that I was able to hear and understand what he was saying. After my initial consultation I didn't hesitate for a moment to book surgery for a facelift. He has my complete confidence as a surgeon and I consider him to be a new and trusted friend. I am already planning another procedure with him in the near future.  Respond
RID: 2371846
16/07/12 5 5 5 5 In May of 2012, Dr. Pugash performed my Breast Augmentation surgery. I tirelessly researched Doctors and their facilities. I had two girlfriends that had gone to Dr. Pugash and while both loved their results, one said he was friendly and wonderful and the other commented that he wasn't overly friendly in their interactions (I see similar comments on here). From the "Before and After" photos and my research, I went for my first consultation with him. I found him to be friendly, incredibly informative..but most importantly straightforward. I wasn't there to make a best friend...I was there for his skills and his talent and his reputation. He was respectful and I felt so confident in him that I booked my surgery that week. The surgery facility in False Creek is indeed top notch, the people on his team are kind and warm. I could not be happier with the outcome. Zero complications, perfect symmetry and minimal scarring even after only 2 months. There's no question in my mind, he is amazing!  Respond
RID: 2219317
08/06/12 5 4 3 4 I recently had my first BA on May 22nd 2012 with Dr.Pugash. I am only 21 and I was looking online for good surgeons in my area and came acorss his site. He seemed professional and out of all the pictures I had looked through, his looked most promising. My first consultation with him was infomative yet however he seemed a bit snooty with me, possibly because of my age, but he didn't beat around the bush. My second meeting him with he gave me sizers and the biggest one he gave me was 450. I do wish he offered me bigger sizes just in case I wanted to try them on and change my mind. The day of surgery he was very professional and after my surgery he barely even said more than 2 words to me. I had a follow up call from him after and my post op meetings have been brief and very uninformative. When I asked him about when I could shave, he said 'people figure it out' My boobs look good although I do wish I went bigger. Overall, I don't think I will return to him again. 
Paid (or co-pay): $6750
RID: 2039884
17/04/12 5 4 5 5 I had breast implants with Dr. Pugash in March of 2012. I have two friends who have had implants/breast lift with him and both recommended Dr. Pugash as a perfectionist with an excellent reputation for his work amongst his peers. My consultations were thorough and he was on time. Everything about my surgery, recovery and results have been absolutely perfect. The staff at the surgery day were professional and extremely kind. The facilities were top notch and the after care was excellent. My breasts are stunning and completely free of complications and the decision to have the augmentation with Dr. Pugash was the best. I only wish I had done it sooner. 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
RID: 1823126
29/03/12 5 4 4 5 I received a revision BA by Dr. Pugash in December 2011. I had my implants for over 20years and had formed some capsular contraction in the left breast. My original implants were placed over the muscle. Dr. Pugash explained the process of removing the old implants, and scar tissue and placing the new implants under the muscle. Well, it has now been about 3 months since my surgery and the results are fabulous! The scars are hardly visible anymore and I look more natural than ever. Dr. Pugash helped me select the size as I did not want to go too large. I would highly recommend Dr. Pugash if you are considering BA surgery! 
Paid (or co-pay): $10000
RID: 1730457
06/03/12 5 5 5 5 Fantastic job!! Dr Pugash performed three surgeries on me. The eyelids, nose & breasts. My meetings with him were informative and pleasant. He took his time, thoroughly addressed any questions I had and was concerned about the best possible outcome of my surgeries. His staff was very helpful and courteous at all times. My experience with him has been great and I would highly recommend him. Thank you Dr Pugash, Simone and staff! 
Paid (or co-pay): $18000
RID: 1727196
02/03/12 1 1 1 2 Bad job ! Got breast implant and looks uneven, have to go to another surgery . I felt always rushed in any of my appointment, Have to pay to get the correction done . Dr pugash has no beside manner, he did not want to talk about this complication with me as he proffered to see his new patient . His staff always double book him and Dr does not spend any time to talk about after surgery complication. After they charged me $8500 , they did not give me an official receipt and now that I have pain in my left breast and can not sleep on my left side and need to talk about it with Docter, no help there at all and dr has no time to talk and I had to rush out since he was too busy cashing out new patient. 
Paid (or co-pay): $8500
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RID: 1718838
21/02/12 5 4 5 5 I went to Dr Pugash for my BA. He was so informative and so attentive to my needs. Any concerns I had before and after the surgery, he made sure to address them right away. The staff is extremely polite and helpful too, in person and over the phone. I am completely glad I decided to choose him as my surgeon, and I would not hesitate to go back to him in the future.  Respond
RID: 1689766
17/01/12 5 5 5 5 I had done my research in advance and had three consultations from other plastice surgions and found Dr. Pugash very pleasant and patient with my many questions. I had breast augmentation and eye lid surgery just over a year ago. We agreed that a minor additional procedure was needed for the eye lid surgery 3 months ago. This went very well. He spent time explaining the procedured, side effects and outcomes with me. He was great to work with and his staff specially Simone were always friendly and receptive. This has been a better experience than I ever could have anticipated and definitely worth every penny. I see the results every day and continue to be amazed. I would highly recommend Dr. Pugash for any cosmetic surgery and will not hesitate to return in the future.  Respond
RID: 1684547
12/01/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Pugash is amazing. I have had breast augmentation twice with him (I decided to go smaller after a few years) and both times I could not be happier. no scaring and no complications. His team is also amazing and have been with him for a long time. I can not say enough wonderful things about this doctor, or his team. West Vancouver  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1355554
05/02/11 5 4 5 5 He did my BA. He helped me select size. I thought I wanted a smaller cup size - c cup, he suggested D cup since I am a 5'10" tall women. Well he was right. They look great and very natural. Not great with conversation but does the job! Since then he has done my nose and chin. 100% pleased. His reception nurse was outstanding, in person and on the telephone.  Respond
RID: 1275968
20/10/10 5 4 4 5 My experience with my face lift was very positive. I am happy with the result especially since he did such a great job that you can't even tell I had this done.  Respond
RID: 1055921
12/12/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Pugash and his staff were absolutely fantastic. Being a mom of two, I had abdominoplasty/muscle repair/lipo two months ago to correct the damage. My results are fabulous already and I still have some more healing to go. He was realistic about results/complications and did not coddle me, which would have annoyed me. He was available 24/7 postop for any questions and his staff sent flowers too. I would highly recommend Dr. Pugash and his staff. He has given me back my confidence.  Respond
RID: 1043261
25/11/09 3 3 2 2 I am a 38 yr old professional female who recently had a consult for abdominolplasty with Dr.Pugash. After a VERY brief discussion with respect to the procedure (surgery), he became quite offended when I asked him what the signs and symptoms are related to possible complications. His arrogant answer was "Well, obviously blood seeping out from your drainage tube - but I've been doing this for 20+ years and have NEVER encountered that" Just the simple fact that he can't even bring himself to discuss IN A PROFESSIONAL manner, all possible complications had me booking a consultation with another doctor.  Respond
RID: 992286
21/09/09 5 4 2 3 The receptionists are Angels! Dr. Pugash is arrogant and has trouble accepting that he may have made a mistake! He thinks he is always right. I have seen a few good Breast Augmentations done by him but please please if you require a revision breast surgery or anything more complicated than a basic implant this is not the Doc for you!  Respond
RID: 982507
08/09/09 5 5 5 5 I had my BA four months ago and I would recommend him to anyone!!! Six of my friends went to him...all exceptional results....my pair of bears are looking great  Respond
RID: 969505
22/08/09 5 5 5 5 I had Chin/Neck Lipo by Dr. Pugash in Nov. 2008 and he did an excellent job! He and his team are wonderful. He is in demand so it will take a while to see him and to also book your surgery but it is worth the wait! My appearance is much improved as so is my self condifence! I highly recommend Dr. Pugash.  Respond
RID: 925993
30/06/09 1 1 1 1 The worse doctor on the face of this earth! He was on call at the hospital as the ENT when I went in there but refused to come in and insisted that I met him at his office the next day. When I did he told me off, said there was nothing wrong and told me to leave! I went to a another highly qualified ENT specialist and was diagnosed with a rare condition. Had my operation and am 100% better. Unless you are interested in spending years in a malpractice suit I would suggest not to go to him!!!  See Responses
RID: 857772
09/04/09 5 4 4 4 Dr. Pugash does very nice work but has absolutely no bedside manner. With every appointment I felt as if I was rushed and as if the questions I asked were annoying. I had a stitch that didn't dissolve properly, and Pugash's remedy was to pull on it with a lot of force. Needless to say, I was in a great amount of pain with tears in my eyes, before he decided a better option was to cut out the stitch. He did an excellent job on my surgery but I was very disappointed with his follow up and bedside manner. 
Paid (or co-pay): $6000
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RID: 620243
21/06/08 5 5 5 5 Had a breast lift 8 years ago. He was respectful of my concerns about scars. I decided right before surgery i didn't want the big anchor scar and he did a simple straight scar, warning me that it might not be as effective. BUT, i came out of it with perfectly perky boobs. Now after 2 pregnancies i need a tune up. I am going back. 
Paid (or co-pay): $3500
RID: 613877
14/06/08 4 2 1 1 I got a consult coz he sounded good online. But I'm not going back. The receptnist took me in the room, ripped off the used bed coverings into the trash and told me to sit down without cleaning anything first, which is gross. The room I was in was storage room for extra equipment and wallpaper is peeling off the wall. I heard the consult in the next room clearly, and heard all their questions. For the consult, he wanted $5000 for an eyejob and I've met with 4 other good, well-known surgeons (rated high on this site too), they were $2000-2500 range. I'm annoyed b/c he asked ALOT (15 minutes worth of talking) about my job (my earnings) and it seemed he wanted to charge me more based on my ability to pay. Maybe he thinks he's worth the premium, or that high prices makes patients think that you're really good. But when i'm not 'sold' when you put me in a dirty dingy storage room and waste time interviewing me about how much I make. Total snake oilsalesman. 
Paid (or co-pay): $99
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RID: 442240
10/11/07 5 4 4 5 2 weeks post op for a full abdominalplasty..So far i think he has done an amazing job,,Pain wise nothing to compare it to but otehr then heavy streenouss lifting completley back to normal activities..He put me back together with much care...I would reccomend him as well as his staff..  Respond
RID: 432889
23/10/07 5 4 5 5 I had a BA and lift. His work is beautiful and he is very honest about what he thinks is best for you. I would definitely go back to him in the future! 
Paid (or co-pay): $9400
RID: 308778
04/05/07 5 5 5 He is amazing!! Dr.Pugash does beautiful work. I got breast implants, he did such a great job everyone thinks there real. I also have a couple a friends that got them done and there breast are just as amazing. 
Paid (or co-pay): $5700
RID: 306797
02/05/07 5 5 5 Dr. Pugash and his staff conduct themselves in a very professional yet personable and approachable mannner.  Respond
RID: 249711
01/04/07 5 5 5 From the moment you phone until your follow up's after surgery, it's excellence all the way. Dr Pugash was highly reccomended to me. He is excellent in his field. When I wasn't feeling well, he phoned my home many times to talk with me. I had a tummy tuck and it has been one of the best things I've ever done for myself. Wonderful staff in the office too.  Respond
RID: 207524
17/03/07 5 5 5 very easy to talk to, excellant bedside manner. Ran on time and actually got me in for my surgery ontime. Was very honest regarding possible outcomes of surgery. My BA turned out better then I expected the incision is nearly non-existant. I travelled from Alberta to see him and I willl again in the future as well. I do recommend him to others 
Paid (or co-pay): $540000
RID: 70752
14/12/06 5 5 5 He is very thorough with initial consultation and follows through to the letter with what he reccomends. Everyone of his staff are friendly and very proffesional but not stuffy.  Respond
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