Artist • Surgeon • A Woman’s Gentle Touch
Dr. Mandal’s beautiful and exceptionally natural results are a testament to her skill as both an artist and a plastic surgeon. She executes each procedure with exacting precision, technical finesse and an attention to detail that is intended to give aesthetically superior results. As a specialist in the face and neck, she belongs to a select group of plastic surgeons who have achieved Dual Board Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery.
A Forward-Looking Visionary
As a pioneer in her industry, Dr. Mandal has introduced many innovative procedures and techniques to her practice – well before her peers. In the late 90’s, she foresaw that the specialty of facial plastic surgery was moving in a minimal invasive direction with an emphasis on facial contouring, pan-facial rejuvenation and pre-juvenation. As an outside-of-the-box thinker, she is ever-evolving to align with the aesthetic needs of her patients and to advance the art and science of facial plastic surgery using the latest minimal invasive techniques.
A Boutique Practice • A Concierge Experience
Commercialization of the aesthetic industry has given rise to plastic surgery “factories” and medspas with non-plastic surgeons, nurses and assistants performing cosmetic procedures. This trend has resulted in dilution of the plastic surgeon’s expertise. In fact, no two plastic surgeons are alike. The same procedure performed by different surgeons can lead to very different results. The discerning patient seeks a personalized approach, specialized skill set and superior quality results. He/she is not willing to compromise outcome for price. Having a boutique practice, Dr. Mandal offers a concierge approach with:
- A 100% focus on the face and neck.
- Aesthetically superior results that are exceptionally natural looking.
- Expertise in advanced techniques for minimal invasive facial augmentation and contouring, pre-juvenation as well as pan-facial rejuvenation.
- Select procedures not performed by most other plastic surgeons.
- Each consultation and treatment being a direct, one-on-one appointment with Dr. Mandal.
- The time spent with each patient taking precedence over patient volume.
- Treating each patient’s face as a unique canvas with an artistic eye, exacting precision and technical finesse.
- Personally performing all treatments.
Added Value of “Minimal Invasive”
The aesthetic market is saturated with cookie-cutter surgeons and generic injectors offering trendy procedures with competing fees to maximize patient volume. Dr. Mandal incorporates select procedures and techniques which, in her expert hands, can give predictable results of unparalleled quality.
While all patients desire to look better, how they achieve this goal matters. In fact, patients are willing to pay more for a minimal invasive procedure when it bypasses the risks and downtime of aggressive surgery and is performed with a high skill level for superior results. Dr. Mandal brings added value to each minimal invasive treatment with:
- 24 years of experience exclusively in the face and neck
- An emphasis on facial pre-juvenation to keep you looking timeless and natural
- A pan-facial approach to rejuvenation to restore overall balance and harmony
- The ability to produce an outcome that comes as close to a surgical result as possible without surgery
- Techniques that can maximize longevity and minimize downtime
- A talent for exceptionally natural results
- Personally performing all procedures, both surgical and minimal invasive.
Patients seek her services not because of the product or procedure itself, but for her ability to give superb results.
A Loyal Patient Base
Dr. Mandal’s patients value her expertise which is rooted in scientific knowledge, clinical research and over 2 decades of experience as a Facial Plastic Surgeon and thought leader specializing in the face and neck. As an outside-of-the-box thinker who is not afraid to go against the norm, she stands up for what she believes is right for her patients. Direct, open communication, good judgment and exceptional technical skill are the foundation for her long-term patient relationships. Always hands-on, she personally performs all procedures, including minimal invasive treatments. Ever grateful to her loyal patient base, she is humbled by how many of them say they wouldn’t go to anyone else for their face.
Patients From Around the Globe
Every year, Dr. Mandal’s Palm Beach Gardens practice attracts hundreds of visitors and part-time residents. Patients frequently fly in (click to learn about Destination FACE™) to see her, sometimes for the day and, other times, for a mini-rejuvenation vacation. Patients come from all over Florida, across the country and around the world seeking a very specific level of expertise. Most find their trip is worth the results and enjoy the opportunity to visit the Palm Beaches as a convenient and confidential place to recuperate from a cosmetic procedure. Famous for its beautiful weather and white sand beaches, the Palm Beaches are an indulgence in luxury. The diverse array of eclectic art, world-class shopping, award-winning restaurants, cultural activities and warm weather sports also make the Palm Beaches a premiere international resort destination.
An International Educator
As a leading authority who is passionate about teaching, Dr. Mandal has lectured all over the world on advanced techniques in minimal invasive facial rejuvenation and facial contouring. She has spoken at numerous plastic and aesthetic surgery conferences including in Dubai, Monaco, Tokyo, Shanghai and Vancouver. Her course on ‘Avoiding Errors in Facial Volumization’ was welcomed with great interest and enthusiasm at several key international aesthetic meetings of her peers. As a Master Injector, she has been a trainer and educator for Suneva Medical, the manufacturer of Bellafill® – the 5 year filler. She was also an honored guest at the BellaDiamond Summit in San Diego where she was recognized as one of the top 1% of Bellafill® injectors in the world, of which there are no more than 25.
A Super-Specialist in the Face
Plastic surgeons often say they are specialized, but many do a little bit of everything all over the body. Discerning patients know that when you work on the face 100% of the time, that is what you are good at. Patients seeking a Super-Specialist in the face look for a plastic surgeon with:
- A practice exclusively dedicated to cosmetic procedures of the face and neck
- At least 10 – 15 years of experience in the face and neck region
- Fellowship training in Facial Plastic Surgery
- Specialty certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- A high volume of surgical as well as minimal invasive procedures in the face and neck
- Expertise in advanced aesthetic techniques in the face and neck
The Value of Fellowship Training
Today, Facial Plastic Surgeons who specialize in the face and neck are typically fellowship-trained in facial plastic surgery. These fellowships, credentialed through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), are in in addition to a 5 to 6 year residency in head and neck surgery. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Mandal focuses her practice to cosmetic plastic surgery and minimal invasive treatments of the face and neck.
Dual Board Certification
As a Dual Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Mandal has achieved certification in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) certifies Facial Plastic Surgeons who are exclusively dedicated to plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures of the face and neck. Patients interested in facial rejuvenation, pre-juvenation or facial contouring specifically seek Facial Plastic Surgeons because of their unique qualifications.
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A native of Michigan, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she recieved her medical degree from Wayne State School of Medicine where she made the Dean’s List. Her general surgery internship was followed by a surgical residency in the head, face and neck. She then completed a coveted fellowship in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery with the Glasgold Group for Plastic Surgery situated in Princeton, New Jersey. View Dr. Mandal’s Resume
After 15 years of formal education, she opened her plastic surgery practice in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1998, becoming known for her expertise as a Facial Plastic Surgeon in the coastal carolinas. One of her many Florida patients who travelled regularly from Palm Beach to see her, encouraged her to consider Palm Beach and talked her into making a trip. Dr. Mandal fell in love with the area and was faced with a now or never moment of decision. Despite having an already successful practice, she took the bold step of relocating to Palm Beach County where she opened her practice in 2006.
From the outset, her Florida practice thrived. In 2007 alone, she performed 392 facelifts, a volume that dwarfed that of the vast majority of plastic surgeons – according to 2019 national statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgery, 123,685 facelifts performed by 7600 U.S. plastic surgeons is an average of 16 facelifts performed each year per plastic surgeon. By late 2007, she was already building her current 3000 square foot facility which houses her private offices and surgical suites with breathtaking views of Soverel Harbour Marina.View Dr. Mandal’s Resume
Dr. Mandal chaired the Annual Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation Luncheon at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. She also served on the committee for the Alzheimer’s Association. With her active role in the American Heart Association and numerous other charitable organizations, she has often been featured in the Shiny Sheet of the Palm Beach Daily News. She has also been a member of the exclusive invitation-only International Society of Palm Beach. In collaboration with the Jewish Alpert Family and Child Services to support awareness of domestic violence, Dr. Mandal hosted a special Evening of Charity and Fashion at her surgi-center’s grand opening in 2009, featuring a runway fashion show by New York designer Christian Cota with 400 VIP guests in attendance. As the chairwoman of the Magnificent Beauty Luncheon, she raised awareness for FACE to FACE, the humanitarian arm of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in support of surgical missions abroad to repair traumatic and congenital face defects. This exclusive luncheon fashion show, held in Palm Beach Gardens, featured a prominent guest list.
An Artist’s Journey
Anita Mandal Jewels
With the first 20 years of her career singularly focused on a passion for sculpting beautiful faces, it was purely by accident that Dr. Mandal came across a hidden talent. With a natural eye for selecting exquisite gemstones and an innate sense of balance and proportion, she began hand-carving mini-sculptures in jewelry form. Working with precious metals and special finishes, her 3-dimensional gem and diamond-encrusted works of art, carved with flowing curves signify movement – a distinguishing feature of her pieces. Feeling as impassioned about designing highly sculptural jewels as she has been of her work as a plastic surgeon, she established Anita Mandal Jewels.
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While the two careers seem worlds apart, there are more similarities than differences. To translate the idea of a complex, 3-dimensional art jewel into a well-crafted, finished piece requires technical precision, artistic vision and a penchant for problem-solving. Multi-dimensional facial contouring to restore one’s natural beauty is accomplished through an artistic eye, application of scientific knowledge and surgical finesse. Both require superior visual, technical and intellectual skills. As a plastic surgeon, the human face is her medium of artistic expression; as a jewelry designer, her hand-crafted artistic sculptures manifest through strategically placed gemstones, diamonds and pearls skillfully set into precious metals.
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