About Basil Pakeman, MD
Basil Pakeman, MD practices in New York at Manhattan Surgical Care as an Ophthalmologist, board certified by American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Pakeman was invited to join RealSelf in 2011, and has achieved "Participating Member" status. The doctor has 17 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services. Dr. Pakeman has hospital affiliations at Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital.
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Posted by Damaged Goods
Helpful and kind staff. Doctor really takes time to answer your questions and to give you an honest opinion of whether or not your goals are realistic. Incredible portfolio of previous clients that reflect his skills. Most patients who went to Dr. P rave about his work.
Posted by HK02
He is so sweet and kind! I love his attitude and all his employees are sweethearts! I had no doubt when I decided to go with Dr. P :)
Posted by na8594847
He was great! very professional and pleasant. His team are so nice and real. Not snobby and rude like at some of the other practices I had consultations with.
Posted by RN1987
He was very professional, very knowledgeable, and attentive to me and my needs. He answered all of my questions, explained everything to me in detail and genuinely took the time to listen to me. I was well taken care of. No complaints :~)
Posted by curves
I have had several consultations with many doctors about this procedure and none of them and I mean none compared to Dr.Pakeman and his staff ! When I first started to make calls to find out more about this procedure I called several places and none of the people I have spoken to educated me so much about this procedure and they weren't persistent what so ever ! Dr. Pakeman took his time to answer all of my questions! Day of surgery the assistants and Dr.pakeman were so attentative and one of them even held my hand lol! I highly recommended Dr. Pakeman he is a great doctor and definitely knows what he is doing , detailed , very kind an very patient ! :-)
Posted by bellamama100
I had the cellulite treatment this afternoon,I was bit scared when I walked in the office but the Doctor and his staff were very supportive and caring. The procedure took a little longer than I expected however I was explained that I had some really stuborn areas that required additional time. I would recommend this procedure to just about any one that is suffering with cellulite and I said suffering because it affects the selfsteem. Dr. Pakeman was very sweet and made sure I was comfortable thru out the entire treatment what I really liked about the entire experience was the fact I was not in any kind of pain during or after, I walked out of the office feeling ok. My husband couldn't believe how comfortable and aware I was right after having surgery. Some staff members were joking with my husband and reminded him how concern he was about me doing Celullaze, well ladies and gents my husband made an appointment with Dr. P. He wants to have his love handles taken care of. How about that ! I'm feeling a little sleepy now but I will keep you posted on my recovery. Thank you Dr. and staff you made this nervous Nelly very comfortable and relaxed ! See you tomorrow. Sophie
Posted by janiceinshape
I was taken care of from A to Z . Dr. P. called me the evening after the procedure to make sure I was comfortable and to remind me to take my medicines,the following morning I went to see him. On friday one of his office staff called me to check up on me and to remind me the importance of staying active, but not to work out yet ! They realized I'm a "gymaholic". It's been a week after my treatment and my legs already look really good ! Very very happy !
Posted by LittleMissFabulous
Had my consult with Dr. Pakeman earlier this month. The wait time was great, his staff is amazing!!!! Most pleasant staff I have ever encountered, so real and down to earth and took their time with me. Dr. Pakeman also answered all of my questions and I have no doubt he's the right doctor for me. I scheduled my Smart Lipo for June 6th so I will keep everyone posted. I am so excited!
Posted by jackdaripper
He is the best. Very honest, and does his thing. He will put as much cc's as your booty can take. His staff is awesome and they care. I am in no pain. THE BEST!
Posted by princessofpowr81
dr pakeman did my brazilian buttlift (lipo of my sides and toward my back and injected into the sides of my butt to round me out not the backside for more lift) and i cant tell you how happy i am!!! at first i was a little skeptical that he is an eye doctor so how could he deliver the results im looking for and safely but after talking with him i felt more comfortable with his absolute knowledge of the procedure and answered every little question of mine with perfect confidence and no hesitation. my life is changed. all i all dr pakeman did an amazing job, and im very hard to please very picky, and i would recommend him to anyone!!!!
Posted by funmami
excellent doctor, great results, great price!
Posted by SUAREZ123
I gave him an excellent rating because: he answered all of my questions and I never felt as though he was trying to rush me, he spent a decent amount of time with me, there was almost no waiting time to be seen, the staff was very professional and nice, the amount of after care follow up visits were reasonable and it was just a pleasant overall experience.
Posted by Y.c
If you are not comfortable with yourself and really think about it every single day...then do it you will feel a lot more confident and believe or not a much better person!
Posted by Spice7
Don't let the fact that because Dr. P is a board certified opthamologist fool you. He is also a board certified surgeon and specializes in cosmetic oculofacial surgery as well as liposurgery, which contributes to his skills in minimally evasive cosmetic surgery techniques, which in turn facilitates a quicker recovery time with little or no scarring.
Posted by 4068anon
Dr. P and his staff were professional, courteous, helpful,informative and caring. These attributes remained consistent from my initial consultation until this very day. Dr. P helped me make the best decisions with regard to my body and the surgery. Dr. P answered all my questions and was always available for questions. Dr. P is serious about his work, you as the patient and making you look as good as possible.
Posted by anonnyc
I feel he was kind, gentle, thoughtful and paid attention to my needs. He provided all the time I needed, and I did not feel rushed. HIs staff is okay- not that educated but very helpful Reasonable cost Though my results are not satisfactory-- and that is the most important thing
Posted by nanii83109
They are very professional throughout the procedure, they answered every question I had, I go to all my appointments post op and they check my weight and tell me whats expected, they are very courteous and your in and out of your appointments your not waiting anymore then 10 mins tops to see the Doc or any assistants. First let me say that i love all the workers in Dr. Pakesman office. Every time I go for post op visits I always feel at home and they speak to me like were friends and they tell you the truth about things. They don't just tell you what they think you want to hear. They tell what you need to know so that everything can go well and you can use your surgery to your full potential. When I first went for my consultations Dr. Pakeman and Louisa told me everything I needed to know I didn't have to ask too many questions they pretty much answered every concern I needed to know. The day of the surgery I was a bit nervous but the assistance were there the whole time asking me how I'm feeling and what they were doing they were really caring. Right after surgery they told me everything I needed to know and how to take care of my self. I just didn't take it too serious and kept eating the wrong foods so Louisa told me I really need to take it seriously and she was right I spent too much money and I look great to not have the full potential look and thanks to Dr. Pakeman, Louis and the rest of the staff I am finally happy with my self I have way more confidence before and looking at my before and after pictures there is a big difference..... Thank you !!
Posted by crer
Dr. Pakeman and his staff and very kind and patient. I would recommend him services to anyone seeking to enhance their appearance. Than
Posted by sexygrandmom
I was referred by friends that had other surgeries by him.
Posted by Joan73P
Dr. Pakeman was great. He has extremely well bedside manners and you can just te his is dedicated and passionate to his work. I am happy to have met him and his staff.
Posted by makeover K
Prior to the BBL I was shaped like a young girl. I now have the body of a sexy young woman, It's an amazing experience how your confidence level can help in all areas of life. Dr Pakeman explained in detail the procedure and also my expectations ,being that I was 121 lbs my booty size was limited. He did say that he could create a shape for me that it would look a lot bigger and perkier . I give him a perfect score of 10 . If your not a big woman and you don't like the shape of your butt , don't get discourage this Doctor creates beautiful shapes for all kinds of women big and small . It's just like he says " it's about the shape, not the size " Respectfully yours, Kell
Posted by Rossaaaa
At a family function one of my cousins walked in looking absolutely stunning with a perfect hour glass figure, I had always had a bigger booty and she was FLAT very square shape, and now I was the square one. She gave me his card and the rest is history. Dr. Pakeman is a skilled surgeon he has and eye for perfection and does not waste time in explaining his vision. He gave me a lesson on women's shapes and the roll it plays when choosing the right shape for the buttocks, and how the hips are the frame of the booty. I consider myself and educated successful woman and I had done a lot of research, I had met several other surgeons prior to meeting Dr. Pakeman with very impressive photos and good,reputations and I felt ok. when I met Dr. Pakeman it was clear to me he's been doing this for a very long time and had the information fresh, he automatically gave me the break down on my body. Thank you Doctor Pakeman for transforming this average woman into a fabulous woman. THANK YOU, Rosa V.
Posted by kassiesexi
My best friend had her fat transfer with Dr. Pakeman and I loved her results. Her neighbor had her BBL done with Dr. Pakeman as well, I saw her photos and I was really impressed. This is no rookie Doctor ! Thank you Dr. Pakeman and staff. I had my fat transfer seven months ago, I look and feel beautiful and sexi. Shopping for a good surgeon can be overwhelming and scary I am really glad I came to you . You know your stuff and you get right every time. My BFF looks amazing too, we will send a postcard from Carnival.
Posted by funmami
Dr.P & his staff are very nice. my experience was great i would highly recommend him!! The price was below the average in the upper east side.. I would pay double!!! He is a talented Surgeon!! The evaluation was free and very informative. He kept it real! Very honest with me about my anatomy & what to expect realistically.. I appreciate that!
Posted by veronic
Look at my photos 3 years later after liposculpture with fat transfer to butt and hips. I have brought to Dr. P my two sisters and my best friend. He gave me the confident I needed. I recommend this Doctor, I had met 4 other Doctors prior to Dr. Pakeman and he clearly knew what was right for me. If your looking for a beautiful body this is your guy. Quality and long lasting results is what he has given my sisters and myself. I give him 5 stars
Posted by Mamamiaxxx
I was impressed on how warm and approachable Dr. P is. He makes sure you understand the after care and he gave me his cell phone number in case I needed to speak with him that evening. I was also called by one of his staff members to make sure I was doing good. I'm really happy I got it done. Thanks Dr. P