Is there anything that I can do to prove that my smartlipo procedure was not done correctly?
I had smartlipo procedure done on 11-2009 for upper, lower abdominal and flanks by an Internal Medicine Physician that changed her profession to perform cosmetic procedures. Three months later I went for a follow up and explained to her that I could see more fat on my upper abdomen and a big lump around my navel. She said that it was gravity and I was still swelling. Two weeks ago my co-worker decided to have the same procedure done and asked me about my doctor. After looking at some pictures on her website and other websites I realized that something was not right. I looked at the pictures that I sent to her prior to the procedure (since she is out of town) and compared them to now. My abdomen looks worst since is uneven and disfigured around the belly bottom. My cousin had the same procedure done a couple of months prior to mine by a plastic surgeon in Tampa. My cousin is the same height has me 4'11 and weighted 135 lb at the time of the procedure, I was 127 lb. I noticed that she had holes from the laser on upper and lower abdomen. I questioned my doctor about this since I only had the holes on the lower part. The doctor replied that since I have a short torso it was not necessary to perform the holes on the upper part. My weight is now 121 which indicate that I haven't gained any weight since the procedure. I actually lost some. I can pinch the fat on my abdomen, just on the upper part. I contacted the doctor but she is charging me $2,100 to repeat the procedure on the upper and lower abdomen, even though I told her that I don't have any fat on the lower part. This week I found an article at www.ratemd.com from another patient complaining exactly about the same thing from the same doctor.