Smart Lipo MPX Scam?
I had a consultation with a plastic surgeon and am seriously considering participating in a MPX Smart Lipo study done by a Dr. in Calif. I did not meet the Dr. but was very impressed with what I learned from the consultant. She told me that this Dr. was the first in Ca. to use Smart Lipo and is the one that trains other Dr.'s how to use it.
There are little clips from news stations and he seems to be legit but I have not found his name on the Cynosure website or in any of the news articles that I found. Patients that participate are supposed to receive 50% off of the normal fee. The quote they gave me for upper/lower abs, inner and outer thighs which they considered 6 areas is $15,690 and with the discount it would be $8,000. If I decided on 4 areas they would charge me $5,000. Does this seem reasonable?
They do use conscious sedation with an IV vs just a local that some of the Dr.'s that are quoting in the $5,000 range charge. I can't help but feel this is a little bit of a scam since I haven't found anyone on this website that has paid even close to what he says his regular price is. The consultant said it's because he's "the best" and the leader in the field.
Hmmmmmm, I would greatly appreciate any opinions on this because if I decide to participate in the study I need to let them know ASAP. Any thoughts on this?