Elizabeth S. Harris, MD
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal
I cannot say enough how blessed I was to be referred to Dr. Harris, & that does not come lightly from me as I had MAJOR trust issues with surgeons past. I have been through some really bad experiences, so when my surgeon whom I had a good experience with became ill the day before my scheduled surgery in September, I thought I was at a loss. Being that he would be out for an extended period of time and my encapsulation was painful at best, I was left to find another skilled surgeon to perform the surgery. After asking a few times for him to recommend someone, He recommended Dr. Harris, which said a lot to me from the beginning. I was able to get a consultation. The staff in the office is truly one of a kind!!! They were absolutely wonderful, so caring and so helpful!! That is something I had NOT experienced with the other surgeon. When Dr. Harris came in, she REALLY LISTENED to me. She didn't act rushed or as though I was wasting her time. She talked with me first, then did my exam after we discussed my requests, then I got dressed again and she spent even more time talking to me. She was so amazingly thorough and even talked me out of a procedure that wouldn't be a benefit to me. She could have easily sold me something but she was more concerned about ME not my money. I was amazed. They scheduled my surgery, got my paperwork so quickly for me, helped me with EVERYTHING, gave me my prescriptions and were so genuine during the whole process. I left feeling more confident than I ever have. Surgery day came, Dr. Harris came in and even though the surgery center was behind in their times checking people in as they were so busy, she never ever made me feel rushed. She explained the whole process to me and to my husband and made sure to answer any questions we may have, then Dr. Kruczek, the anesthesiologist that she has worked with for 18+ years, came in & he explained everything to us as well. They didn't just blow me off and say "She's been through this before, so we can skim over" which I fully expected, as I have experienced that before. I told him I have a little trouble coming out of anesthesia sometimes. He said "I will make sure you don't have that problem". He explained he will come give me a "margarita" to calm me before surgery starts and then before he left he said "God Bless you and your surgery" and I was highly impressed being that I am catholic, which they ask you during your interview if you want to give your info. He left and once I was prepped, came back with my "margarita", I don't remember a thing because he doesn't like you to have to see the operating room. I thought that was amazing. Was so impressed by that as that can be stressful for some folks! I came out of anesthesia so quickly I was again amazed. I was in recovery for what seemed like a very short period of time so it was great! My husband said Dr. Harris came out and explained how everything went and made him feel a lot better about the process. Then he said they called to check on me the next morning! When I got up to shower the second day, I wanted to see the results, I figured I wouldn't be able to tell much about the lipo and be somewhat disappointed with the look of my breasts. I WAS SO HAPPY! Dr. Harris is a true artist. I don't say that lightly at all. My breasts looked perfectly proportioned (which I was very concerned about since I had such bad scar tissue build up) and were already plumping back up and my lipo LOOKED SO GOOD! I have had lipo in other areas and never could tell right away. One other note, because of the pocket being left behind with implant removal, Dr. Harris wanted to be safe and put in drains. I appreciated that immensely, as I would rather a surgeon err on the side of caution than not! Even though those aren't fun no matter how you spin it, there was plus to that part, she used a place from the lipo to insert the tube so I wouldn't have another hole and another stitch. THAT is a surgeon who cares more about her patients than anything else. My follow up appt., the staff was just as caring and friendly. The drain removal was not bad at all. Dr. Harris spent just as much time with us checking on things and discussing everything with to make sure we had no questions and I felt well. I genuinely cannot say one single negative thing. Not one. She is an artist and devoted to her patients. Dr. Kruczek was the best anesthesiologist I have had. And lastly, but just as important, Dr. Harris' staff is so professional, caring and helpful! I will use Dr. Harris for any procedure I might need in the future and I will recommend her to everyone I know. Thank you to her and her staff from the bottom of my heart. What a blessing ya'll are!
My doctor so far is amazing with understanding what I want and so friendly and very confident that she with meet my goals!!
5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
Friend. I loved Dr. Harris and her staff! The entire time I felt like she was my advocate and really listened to what I wanted. After having four children I was ready to have my pre-baby tummy back. Her caring staff was always available for my questions and I appreciated all of their care. I also felt like she stands behind her work 100%.
5 out of 5 stars
Good doctors deserve some help in getting the word out Like anybody else I did extensive online research when I was considering having breast augmentation. Two things were very important to me: 1) That my physician shared my philosophy of beauty (or at least understood and respected it) and 2) that they had the expertise needed in order to successfully deal with an anatomical variation known as pectus excavatum. Being a health care professional, I feel I can tell when a doctor truly enjoys what they do and cares about the patient's needs. After a consultation with a "marketing savvy" cosmetic surgeon I was horrified at how easily a woman may be bullied into an appearance that didn't suit her. I was getting ready to look into out of state doctors when a friend suggested Dr. Harris. After meeting with her, I was very relieved to have found a local surgeon I liked. She took the time to listen, give me an overview of the procedure, answer questions, take measurements, go over the breast implant catalogue, discuss my concerns over pectus excavatum, etcetera. I walked out of her office certain that she knew what I wanted and that we had a good plan to achieve it. In addition, when I was tempted to deviate from the original plan, she did her duty in giving me an honest professional opinion, which I was so grateful for! The anesthesiologist that assisted in my procedure was also very caring and pleasant, which put me at ease. Of note, her fees and payment arrangements were also very reasonable and accommodating. The staff was also kind and pleasant. Overall, I definitely recommend Dr. Harris.
5 out of 5 stars
Dr. Harris is everything you will want in a plastic surgeon and more. Her attention to detail is a true talent based from her art background. She spent more time than any other doctor that I went to for a consultation. I felt more comfortable with her and therefore more confident in my decision to have my surgery because of her professional conduct and bedside manner. If she thought I was a little hesitant than we would spend more time talking about that hesitation. Natural outcome and exercise were key to me... I had absolutley no doubt in my mind that I made the right decision to do my surgey because it was truly what I wanted for myself. It was more than a confidence booster... it was a personal decision that was the right choice for me. After seeing her in the OR, I was ready. I am so happy with the result and had a better outcome than I could have ever imagined. My result is truly a part of me that I can't imagine being without...breast implants. I would highly recommend Dr. Harris and her super kind and supportive staff that held my hand the entire way through...OUTSTANDING. If you have consulted with another doctor please consult with her and compare. I am in real estate and would never just tell a client to get one bid. Go with the best!!! I will be back. Thank you for everything...from start to finish and beyond and exceeded my expectations. She really cares and that is hard to find in any industry. Amazing!! Also... They called and made sure I was not working 2 days after surgey...yea very important to listen and follow post surgery instructions!
5 out of 5 stars
I could not be more pleased with the results of my breast implant removal and lift. I had decided I would never feel really good about my appearance again, but Dr. Harris changed that. She did what I thought could not be done. She is truly an artist, and also cares about her patients and what is important to them. She is a real professional. The staff is great as well. I would recommend Dr. Harris and her staff to anyone considering plastic surgery. I will definitely be back to see them.
4 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
5 out of 5 stars
I highly recommend Dr. H. I spent nearly 13 years thinking and planning on getting a tummy tuck. I talked to three other cosmetic surgeons, and Dr. H was by far the easiest physician to talk with and was willing to patiently answer my many questions. Although I am sure she would be a terrific cosmetic surgeon for men, every woman who is considering cosmetic surgery should see Dr. H. She understands why and what is important to women about cosmetic surgery. Now that the surgery is over, I could not be happier. Having the surgery and having Dr. H do it were two of the best decisions I have ever made. She is an angel.
5 out of 5 stars
Dr. H is a great physician and surgeon. My procedure was the first surgery I had ever had and she made me feel very comfortable right from my first visit. She gave me all the information about my procedure beforehand and continues to follow up with me to make sure all we well after. I am very happy with my results. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wonderful plastic or cosmetic surgeon and practitioner.
5 out of 5 stars
Dr. H is one of the best Doctor i have ever had. she is so attentive and explains every detail to you, she spends so much time with you, and you never have to wait, I really like that. Most doctor's over book and keep you waiting on there time. she gave me such a peace about my surgery. and i would HIGHLY recommend her!! I would recommend you check Dr. H out if you are wanting plasic surgery of any kind.. she made me look and feel 10yrs younger
About Elizabeth S. Harris, MD
Elizabeth S. Harris, MD practices in San Antonio at Center for Cosmetic Surgery San Antonio as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Harris began participating on RealSelf in 2011, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Treatments offered at Center for Cosmetic Surgery San Antonio
Education / Training
Medical: MD, Northwestern University, 1986
General Surgery, University of Virginia, 1987-91
Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia, 1991-93
Fellowship: University of Virginia, 1989
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