I had surgery on my face for basal cell carcinoma in February of 2018. Immediately following the surgery I was referred to Dr. Prischmann for a consultation. It was a very emotional visit for me as Dr. Prischmann explained the paramedian forehead flap. I initial thought process was “I can’t do this” It seemed impossible!
Dr. Prischmann met with my daughter and me and explained (with pictures) the process. Three visits to Centennial Lakes Surgery Center were required. The care there was excellent!
Dr. Prischmann said it would be difficult (and it was, very difficult), she said I would be happy with the result (and I am, very happy). Friends and family are amazed at my results. Dr. Prischmann is truly a miracle worker. I will be forever grateful! She was kind beyond measure, holding my hand before surgery and reassuring me every step of the way.
Dr. Jess I can not thank you enough for the surgery. After leaving Centennial Lakes I put an ice pack on my nose and continued when I got home. Had lunch mowed some on my tractor and held it on well into the evening. No swelling. no soreness it was great. Now you can’t see a thing but good skin. I also can not thank Dr.England enough for recommending Dr. Jess. I appreciated the way you followed up on the phone if I needed anything to call. You were with me all the way. I am 92 well on the way to 93 and if there is anything I need in facial surgery you would be the first I would call. If I learn of anyone needing facial surgery you would be the first I would recommend. From an outstanding background you have a successful and profitable future ahead. Love you (as my hood calls me)
Dr. Jess Prischmann and her team are extremely diligent, responsive and knowledgeable in their field. Most importantly, the quality of care they deliver to their patients is uniquely personable. They are undeniably fervent in their pursuit of making the patient feel comfortable and secure before, during and after their experience with the practice. The small gesture of being able to choose your own music during the procedure added a special touch that comforted you even further.
This was my first time going to a plastic surgeon and I was understandably apprehensive, even though it was for a minor procedure. Dr. Prischmann calmed me immediately with the confidence she showcased and how she took the time to listen and talk to you in a way that instantly put you at ease. The entire experience from the consultation, procedure and follow-up went beyond my expectations. I am thankful to have found Dr. Prischmann and her staff. I would recommend them in a heartbeat!
Dr. Prischmann, Amy and Kyrra,
I know it’s been nine months since my surgeries, but I can remember my experience like it was yesterday. Your kindness and compassion was like none I’ve ever experienced in healthcare. You made me feel like a person, you validated my feelings and gave me hope. There are countless examples I could share of your kind word, caring touch and compassion. These are just a few!
Kyrra, I was sitting in the exam room the day of my consult, and came in to help write a list of “things to do” before my surgery the next day. You looked at me and said, “We’re going to be besties.” I remember thinking, “Really”? I will come in and out here like every other doctor office, and you probably won’t even remember me. “But over the next few months, you proved me wrong. You did remember me. You asked how I was doing and about my family. We talked about everyday things like food and all the goodies at Valley Natural Food. I have to tell you I made the crusted salmon receipt you told me about, and it was awesome! I knew you cared and were genuinely interested. You always made me feel important.
Amy, your story was truly inspiring to me. It was comforting to know I had someone who understood what I was going through. You are a great listener, and your compassion for others is obvious. Thank you for being transparent about your experience and using it to help others going through the process. You were so sweet to help me with my make up the day of the interview too! Having a camera zoomed in on my face was unnerving, but I felt pretty that day inside and out. It was a pleasure getting to know you. I still have to try that tres leche cake from 112 Eatery!
Dr. Prischmann, you are one of a kind. I have told countless people of your unique approach to healthcare. You pair amazing expertise and skill with equally amazing bedside manner. I will never forget my consult apt. with you that Thursday afternoon. I was afraid, confused, and had so many questions and things to sort out. You looked at me and said, “let it out”. You let me have a mini meltdown before moving forward. Thank you for taking the time to do that. I know it may seem like a trivial thing, but it’s all the little that made a big impact on my experience. Then you said, “trust me”, and I did. Something inside me knew I could. You were open and non-judgmental even after hearing about all my homeopathic remedies! Usually, doctors look at me like I have two heads when I tell them I’m taking Colloidal Silver and Arnica. You were honest about what I was mentally prepared because of what you told me, and it made it easier to look at myself. Looking at my face was hard for a while. I just kept remembering, “Think long term. It’s going to be ok.” I’m so grateful God used you to put me back together again. After nine months, I’m more than ok. I’m better than ever dreamed I would be. Thanks to you.
After six Moh treatments, one chest excision and three reconstructions all within six months, I don’t look back on 2016 and feel sad or relieved it’s over. I truly feel blessed. I know God had a plan for me, and you all were part of that plan. He uses each of you and the gifts and talents he instilled in you to impact more than just my life. The entire experience impacted my family, my faith and the lives of countless other in such positive way that I don’t regret anything. Each of you were HUGE part of my healing journey, and I will never forget you. Thank you for everything you’ve done. I pray God will continue to use you in amazing ways to touch lives and make a difference. Wishing you all the best in 2017.
I am 3 weeks Post-Op from having reconstructive surgery on my cheek for basal cell carcinoma. After Moh’s surgery, I was left with a hole the size of a quarter and scared to death! After meeting with Dr. Prischmann, she reassured me that I would, in time, be as good as new. My healing has begun and it looks great already! Dr. Prischmann is the most caring, kind surgeon I have ever met and truly cares about not only my outcome, but my well-being as well. I would never go to anyone else again! I would also like to comment on the professionalism of the entire office staff! Kyrra is so sweet and so helpful as is the rest of the staff. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for taking care of me during this very difficult time in my life!
I just wanted to say thank you for taking care of me and my ear. I have been meaning to thank you before this, time just slips away. You are a wonderful person and I admire how you practice and run your business. Thank you for your kindness and caring.
I want to also say “Thank you” for referring me to Dr. Jess Prischmann. I must admit that when I saw my lip in the mirror after sugary, I was more than a lit apprehensive about my appearance ever being normal without some kind of serious scarring. However, at my first consultation with Dr. Prischmann she soothed my fears and gave me confidence for an optimistic future.
Using her skills and talent, did she ever come through for me! Now that the stitches have been removed and the healing process has progressed, my family & I are amazed that one cannot even tell that I ever had surgery on my lip.
My facial reconstruction for basal cell CA was a multiple step procedure. Dr Prischmann’s expertise, superb credentials and attention to detail has given me a excellent outcome. Her kindness, friendliness and compassion was most appreciated and the best I have ever encountered.
Thank you so much for everything! 1. Outstanding service and professionalism 2. Results– I love my look! 3. Compassion and patience 4. Full service– all my needs met at one 5 star place. Wow!!!!”
Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me and for being so thorough and answering my questions. Love the products so far (and how my face is looking) 🙂
Thank you so much for all you did for us-Putting C.B.’s lip back together. You are an amazing surgeon and a wonderful person. I hope you enjoy the flowers!
Hi, Dr. Prischmann,
I can’t even put into words how thrilled I am with the results of your work on me. I’m just amazed and very grateful. Your generosity with your time and attention are over the top and you’re clearly not only very bright but also very skillful and gifted, professionally.
Thanks again…more than I can say.
Highly recommend this surgeon. She performed my botox and I couldn’t have been happier! After I moved away I was forced to have another surgeon give BOTOX and was disappointed – my face looked so much smoother and more natural when Dr. Prischmann gave it. She is caring, down to earth, professional, experienced, and devoted to her patients. She is an expert in skin care and beauty – I take every piece of advice that she offers because she truly knows what she is talking about!!!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your composure and presence yesterday, not to mention your skill, at our daughters emergency visit. We have spent a lot of time at the hospital and the emergency room during my daughters short life. It is difficult and painful for her and emotionally draining as a parent. You made her time so much better than it otherwise could have been. Your bedside manner with her was amazing, and it made a difference. Thank you for taking time to try and put her mind at ease as well as tending to her lip. You were so sweet to her yesterday, that I can’t thank you enough. So often in life people are kind and no one acknowledges it. I just wanted to tell you your bedside manner with Sarah, went a long way toward making her feel better. Thank you again for coming in on such short notice, and being kind to Sarah, not to mention the stitches to her lip.
We hope you have a happy holiday season,
Recently, I underwent a surgical procedure to lift my lower face and neck as well as a total facial laser resurfacing procedure as a patient of Dr. Jesse Prischmann. I found Dr. Prischmann to be a highly competent, compassionate, skilled surgeon. Through her guidance and education, I went into my surgery feeling very secure and informed. After my surgery, her care and follow-up were exceptional. I absolutely love the results she was able to help me achieve and highly recommend her as a very gifted surgeon.
I cannot adequately express my admiration and respect for Dr. Prischmann and my deep appreciation for all that she has done for me. After having Mohs surgery with another physician, I was left with a much bigger excision than I had originally expected. I was very emotional and was sure my nose would never look normal again. Dr Prischmann took the time to lay out all the options and questions without hurrying me. I was quite impressed with the compassion she had for me and the patience to answer any and all questions I had. The evening after my surgery she called my home to ask how I was feeling and if I had any questions. During follow up appointments she showed the same interest and concern.
In addition to being a very competent and capable surgeon, Dr Prischmann treated me with care and respect. Within a few months my nose did look normal again, thanks to Dr Prischmann.
I want to thank you again for your professionalism toward me during my consultation with you. I realize it was rather difficult.
Your diagnosis and the time you took to explain things to me gave me a direction toward curing the problem which had remained undefined and incorrectly treated for many years.
I really enjoyed having you as my doctor. I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor! I enjoyed all my appointments with you. You made me feel special like I just wasn’t any other patient. Anyone is lucky to have you.
Thanks for everything,
I just want you to know how appreciative I am of the quality of care that I received from you. Your compassion, intelligence, and your drive towards perfection result in the absolute highest level of care. You are an approachable, caring, highly qualified doctor who earns the confidence of her patients.
Our family would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to you and all of the staff for the excellent care of our father. Your support and assurance made what was a very stressful time for our family much easier to understand and cope with. You are an amazing doctor and remarkably gifted person. Our family is truly blessed to have you in our lives.
Thank you for your expression of concern and advice. Your personality and concern certainly moves you above an excellent doctor to one of superb service.
Just wanted to tell you I am doing very well. Thanking you from the bottom of my heart may sound corny but I don’t know how else to say it. My family and I are so grateful to you and your staff for saving my life. May God bless you and continue to use your skills to heal and help those in need. We will never forget you.
Thank you again for the work you did on me. I am feeling excellent and the scar is fine also. My mom is even making me do homework! You are an exceptional doctor that I am glad to have.
Thank you so much for your time, expertise, and genuine concern for our little Kathleen. We sincerely appreciate all you have done to help her with her plugged up nose!
Words cannot express how grateful I am to have you as my doctor. From the beginning, you made me feel at ease and comfortable and in the best care possible. You are simply amazing and your results speak for themselves. Thank you for being so caring and compassionate and the BEST facial plastic surgeon!!”
I love the Hero treatment, in so many ways. I can tell such a difference in my pores on my nose, my sebaceous hyperplasia is actually gone, which I never expected. That alone will keep me coming back. I still notice some redness (rosacea) on my right cheek, but the spots next to my nose are gone. I had no dryness or flaking at all. I LOVE it!
I just want to thank you for always giving me such excellent care and advice!
It’s been a little more than a week since I was in for the new BBL treatment and I think that it’s great. There are a few very faint marks on the bottom of my cheeks and they are fading. Otherwise, my skin feels great and is glowing. I had no redness or flaking like the other times. My skin is dry, but we talked about that and it’s not related to BBL–but to our wonderful Minnesota weather!
Thank you again and see you next time!
1st day mild heat, a quick snapping feeling I thought it was painless. I saw noticeable brown spots/pigmentation after treatment.
1 week & 2 days later-
Chest Noticeably clearer ,
Some brown spots /peppering coming off.
2 weeks later chest appears smoother, brown pigmentation much lighter overall nice appearance.
Also, there was no downtime.
New BBL highlights:
- Pain free (no rubber band snapping feel)
- Treatment time seemed faster, but not sure if it really was? I think it felt that way due to no pain
- No freckling at all!
- Zero down time; my face wasn’t red after treatment. I’m usually a little beat up looking for 5 days after
- The extra tightening add-on and more energy used are definite benefits as well
- Because there was no freckling, the typical improvement I’m used to seeing, brown spots scabbing and falling off and seeing clearer skin after, I didn’t see and I kind of missed it.
NOTES FROM DR. PRISCHMANN:
Great observations, Jody! We have found that the traditional stamping method can be effective when we are looking to primarily clear browns or reds. Because of feedback like yours, for patients who like the tightening of HERO but do not see the clearance of the browns/reds they are used to, we now schedule a brief “spot treatment” follow up appointment to address these concerns.
Here is a summary of what I have noticed so far with the new treatment. During the treatment, the pulses felt less intense that the other treatment we typically do. There was very little heat associated with the treatment and what heat there was dissipated almost immediately. I felt a very, very subtle and pleasant tingling sensation on my face following the pulses during my treatment. My face is typically quite red and blotchy immediately following a treatment. My face was considerably less red and irritated immediately following the new treatment. I felt no heat on my face or chest following the treatment. With the other treatment, my face felt a little warm immediately following.
The first night my face felt completely fine. That evening, my chest never felt warm but the skin did feel slightly tender, but barely noticeable. The pigmented areas on my chest were bright red. My chest appeared to have bright red dots all over it. I wish I would have taken a picture of it. I assumed it would still look like that in the morning and planned to take a picture of it then, however, in the morning, the red dots were completely gone and my chest looked normal. I will send some pictures I took the morning following the treatment so you have those to compare.
The first day immediately following my treatment my face was brighter and more even that it typically is the day after a treatment. My face appeared well rested and rejuvenated and smoother, pores were tighter. Typically I have unevenness and my skin looks a little off for a few days following a treatment. It usually takes about a week for my skin to look really good with a typical treatment. I have a few spots where pigment is raising on my forehead. Otherwise, I have not noticed any other areas of raised pigment. I typically have a few areas where pigment raises all over my face. Not sure if it is only raising on my forehead because that is where we used the traditional treatment or not or if I will see other areas start to raise in the days to come.
In summation, the new treatment seems great for immediate gratification with very little irritation associated with the procedure itself or immediately following. It will be interesting to see how my face looks in a week and if I notice any changes on my chest.
I took the top image of my face this past Saturday shortly after waking. You can see the improvement from the previous photo. My skin really responded to the Hero treatment you gave me! My skin has a more uniform appearance. I like the anti-aging effects as well. My skin also feels better. I look forward to the next treatment.
Thank you for taking the time with me. I greatly appreciate your attention to detail, your gentle touch and knowledge. You are fantastic!
I just wanted to let you know that it’s awesome, the new laser, the new machine is incredible,. My skin feels brighter, tighter and firmer and it lifted some of the sun spots. It’s been really great in fact I’ve gotten quite a few compliments which is unusual.
I think the BBL Hero is really good. I don’t remember my skin looking this good one day after the traditional BBL. Even Jason said my skin looked good!
I’ll keep you posted but so far, first impression is great!
I really liked the new BBL treatment – definitely noticed a difference in my skin and even better than the other version! Just wanted to let you know
I noticed a difference immediately after the procedure as well as two weeks later! Love the new procedure!
My BBL procedure was one week ago tomorrow with the new technology. Here are my comments….
I tried to share my feedback as much as I could during the procedure on how much easier it was and it was more relaxing / enjoyable.
Not as jolting from time to time and also quicker and felt less heat. Overall just a more pleasant experience. I love that it helps with all the things my skin needs at my age. I will definitely continue with having at least 3-4 of these treatments a year. I love that you had done all the extensive training and were implanting the technique that the best of the best uses – Dr. Bitter! That is what sets your practice apart! Love that for you and for your clients!
I didn’t really get any lifting, but I usually don’t so that didn’t surprise me. My skin felt great that evening and the next day – it was not noticeable at all that I had a BBL treatment. I will make sure to schedule for my face and neck for all future treatments!
Hello Amy, I thought I’d touch base with you with results of the BBL hero treatment. I did notice some tightening of the skin especially around the jaw line but I noticed much less reduction of redness on my cheeks. So since the redness is my primary reason for having a BBL it looks like I’ll stick to the original method.
NOTES FROM DR. PRISCHMANN:
Excellent feedback, Mary! Because of comments like yours, we will often discuss which method is better (stamping vs. HERO). If we decide to select HERO for the tightening benefits, we always want to hear feedback on the reds/browns and evenness of skin tone. We are always open to doing a touch up “spot treatment” for patients who do not see the clearing they are accustomed to seeing with traditional stamping method BBL.
Wanted to provide feedback from my appointment with you last week. After I grounded myself with the reminder that this procedure is great, but doesn’t miraculously eliminate all skin sagging and wrinkles, I took a good look today. My skin looks really healthy, tight pores, no spotting. I’m probably super critical of myself, but I do see a bit less looseness in the skin around my mouth. Hoping that will continue to tighten up too.