I had several procedures done by Dr. Jacobs in September 2007 and five years earlier in 2002. I've had a total of 4 operations over the last 15 years or so with 3 different surgeons, one of whom made a serious error I still have to live with. Stanley is the doctor I came back to after my bad experience because I wanted 1. a doc I felt I could really trust 2. absolute excellence and 3. someone I could speak with, rather than being spoken to. \r
Based on my first experience with Dr. Jacobs I'd come to know he engages in technical conversation with his patients as far as they want to or are capable of going. I put in many hours of research on the history, techniques, controversies and trends of the surgical procedures I was interested in as well as learning the names and functions of the muscles and support structures of the face. My consult with Dr. Jacobs did not disappoint. He seemed to quickly recognize and appreciate the effort I'd made to educate myself and provided me far more time than I could have expected, exploring in depth, the issues, possibilities and experiences relevant to my specific goals. \r
Dr. Jacobs even helped my best friend, who had been my helper post op, with considerable time and assistance in addressing a concern I mentioned offhand during a post op appointment. Dr. Jacobs provided not only excellent information about my friend's problem but a solution that WORKED when nothing else had....AND HE NEVER CHARGED A PENNY for helping my friend, never glanced at his watch when answering questions..etc. The man is, take it from someone who knows, truly exceptional and a RARE find (the surgeon who injured me was at STANFORD and in a position of considerable authority and respect.. illustrating how difficult finding excellence really is.) Notice I haven't even gotten to the results of the surgery? Jacobs is that good....how often are doctor appointments reliable sources of warmth, humor, demonstrable excellence and intellectual enrichment?
Pros: The best at what he does AND, warm, intellectually engaging, empathic and down to earth
Cons: If you're looking for an aggressive splicer to artlessly stretch your skin, this is NOT the man for you