Dr. Charles Chalekson, MD

Dr. Charles Chalekson, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 52

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Dr. Charles Chalekson, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Templeton, CA. Dr. Chalekson has more experience with Breast Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chalekson to book an appointment.


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Charles Chalekson Plastic Surgery1310 Las Tablas Rd Ste 202 Templeton, CA 93465
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Dr. Chalekson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chalekson

4.3

Based on 45 ratings

5 Stars
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (41)
  • Listened & answered questions (37)
  • Office environment (37)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (7)
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Dr. Chalekson did a breast lift augmentation for me a few years ago. I was so happy with the outcome that I decided to come back to him for an abdominal- plasty and hernia repair. He is incredibly professional, informative and a talented surgeon. I felt very comfortable in trusting him with my major surgeries. He was able to do a drainless tummy tuck with me which made the recovery much easier. I have had zero issues or complications with either of my surgeries. And I am very happy with my results. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dec 16, 2020
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Great staff, very friendly. They all make you feel comfortable as a patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 13, 2020
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I had a great experience with Dr. C. I had a capsulectomy. He was very educated and handled me with respect and great bed side manner. He did exactly what I wanted. I didn't feel body shammed or scammed in anyway. I originally called a few doctors and I choose Dr. C because he was very professional and especially because THE STAFF WAS SO NICE. Receptionists mean everything to a company. Thank you :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stacey – Dec 11, 2020
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Staff is friendly and need to be for damage control. Dr. is arrogant and condescending. Blames patient when things go wrong. eg repeated suture line failures. Gluteal lift a disaster. Developed hip infection Went to him years ago for facelift that had complications. Had to go to Beverly Hills Caliber Plastic Surgeon to repair, now my butt lift. There is a reason the elite do not come to Templeton CA for surgery. see him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sandra Obermeyer – Nov 18, 2020
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I had a wonderful experience working with Dr. Chalekson and his staff. He walked me through the process and thoroughly explained my breast reduction and abdominoplasty procedures. I was very pleased that he was able to get my breast reduction covered by insurance. I'm very happy with my results from both procedures. Dr. Chalekson made me feel really comfortable with my decision and I would highly recommend him ~ great experience overall!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 25, 2020
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Was referred to Dr. Chalekson for reconstruction surgery after mastectomy due to cancer. Worst experience of my life! I am now left with a deformed hideous chest. I should have never had reconstructive surgery...or at not by him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Sep 25, 2020
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Being faced with breast cancer and a mastectomy is scary. I just had my last visit with Dr. Chalekson. I had some complications following my surgery and reconstruction and through it all, Dr. and his staff were wonderful. I never felt rushed, I had all my questions answered and always was treated kindly. I would highly recommend Dr. Chalekson.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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K A – Sep 23, 2020
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From start to finish I was extremely happy with Dr. Chalekson and his entire team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Sep 23, 2020
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Office staff guides you every step of the way. Dr. Chal listens to you and is realistic, incorporating his years of experience with what you want for the best results. Surgical staff was amazing! (As an RN, I’m a tough critic.) what a gem in Templeton. I’m extremely satisfied with my decision to take my business here!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Andrea – Sep 22, 2020
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Dr.Chalekson and staff were so friendly and professional! Listened to me and answered all questions I had! Very very pleased with the results from my filler! Definitely will be my go to!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Tabitha – Sep 11, 2020
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Well, actually I still visit weekly. This is week seven post-op: tummy tuck, breast reduction, and fat grafting face peel. Dr. Chaleklson is a truly gifted surgeon and a very special person. Every doctor and their staff should learn how to take care of patients from this team of professionals. The entire staff feel like friends to me. They walked me through everything. I am very happy with my results. Dr. Chalekson employs nice, happy, smiling people to take of you. It feels good to look better and it feels good to have to wonderful people take of me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Kelly Gleason – Feb 07, 2020
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Dr. Chalekson was one of the two surgeons participating in my mastectomy, and then he performed my breast reconstruction. I was completely satisfied with the entire process and the outcome. He and his office made sure the experience was as simple, compassionate and low-drama as humanly possible. There's really no other plastic surgeon in SLO county to trust with this procedure and long process.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 19, 2020
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I had breast augmentation. The aftermath is horrible. Gonna have to have them taken out buy another Dr. I wouldn't go back to Dr. C or refer him to my worst enemy.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Jo805 – Dec 26, 2019
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I had a breast augmentation and it is wonderful. Amazing work and I am in love once again with my body figure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Atascadero, – Jun 27, 2019
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Was an amazing process with them. Neck and lower face surgery. Could not be happier.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jun 06, 2019
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Dr. Chalekson and his staff are AMAZING. I knew exactly what I wanted and they definitely delivered. They are all very caring, attentive, and knowledgeable. I do not hesitate to highly recommend Dr. Chalekson for anyone looking to have any procedure done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Annemarie Rechlin in Atascadero, CA – Jun 01, 2018
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I'm so happy to have picked Dr. Chalekson. I had a wonderful experience from the first consult, through surgery, to excellent results. Dr. Chalekson is a very skilled surgeon, meticulous, detailed & professional. He made me feel comfortable & at ease by answering all my questions & concerns to obtain my goal. I felt safe under his care. I'm thrilled with my results, better than I had expected with minimal scarring. His entire staff were caring and so kind. Awesome Dr. & staff!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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M. Smith in Paso Robles, CA – Aug 29, 2017
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A great experience with Dr Chalekson and his staff. I was diagnosed for a second time with breast cancer and facing a mastectomy with reconstruction. Dr Chalekson has been wonderful through this experience. I felt from day one very confident that he would be able to perform the surgery I would need. In addition to the primary surgery, I needed a breast reduction on the other side which I just completed that portion and am very happy with my results.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Belurae M in Arroyo Grande, CA – Dec 09, 2016
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Very pleasant office. All questions were answered and very happy with results
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What could be improved
No results
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Jul 29, 2016
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He took extra time with me explaining cosmetic injections. I knew I didn't want a frozen look and he made sure it was completely natural.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Redding, CA – Jul 29, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chalekson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chalekson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chalekson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (805) 434-2828.

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery includes breast augmentation and breast reduction, which can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons, as well as breast reconstruction following mastectomy.Compare with other Breast Surgery specialists.

Dr. Chalekson typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Breast Surgical Procedure
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reduction
Nipple Reconstruction
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Dr. Chalekson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Injuries
  • Buttock Lift
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Chemical Peel
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dermabrasion
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysport Injection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Face Skin Lesions
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Scars
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Spider Veins
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection

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About Me

Care Philosophy

It is our goal to make your visits informative and your surgical experience pleasant and rewarding.

Biography

Dr. Charles Chalekson graduated from UCLA and then from USC Medical School. He completed his 6 year Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at Southern...Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Southern Il University
Residency Hospital
1992
B.S. In Psychobiology, University Of California
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Is Dr. Charles Chalekson, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Charles Chalekson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chalekson frequently treats Breast Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Chalekson specializes.

Where is Dr. Charles Chalekson, MD's office located?

Dr. Chalekson's office is located at 1310 Las Tablas Rd Ste 202, Templeton, CA 93465. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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