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Liposuction to Abdomen, Flanks, Back & Neck; Harvested Adipose Tissue Injected into Hips
- posted 3 years ago
- updated 3 years ago
- Not Worth It
- Cost: $11,000
- Paul G. Ruff IV (Washington, DC)
I had moderate swelling the first six months and...
- 20 Aug 2009
I had moderate swelling the first six months and appeared to have good results. Approximately nine months after procedure I slowly began to resume the exact same proportions I originally sought to have changed only I was smaller in circumference.
At my initial consultation I stated that I wanted a tummy tuck. The plastic surgeon insisted that I didn't need it because I had great skin. I now know that my rolls of fat is actually extra skin and I did in fact need a tummy tuck.
As for the lipo performed to my neck, I have lax skin in my face so performing lipo only made the condition worse. I also have scarring from the canula that was used along my jawline. I actually needed skin tightening or a face lift procedure instead.
Having the fat from my abdomen injected into my hips did nothing to enhance my shapliness which was the desired result. It actually disfigured my buttox. I have since learned that that procedure is completely ineffective and a waste of money.
I honestly believe that I was taken advantage of and that the surgeon deliberately advised me to have unnecessary procedures performed for the money. I was referred to him by another surgeon that performed a medical procedure on me. I believe he took advantage of my blind trust in the recommendation.
When I went for my annual follow-up I was in tears due to the results. The surgeon told me that he agreed that the results were less than desired but that he didn't know why. He offered to redo the lipo and perform the original procedure that I requested which was a tummy tuck at half price which was over $6,000.00. I was insulted being that I was already paying nearly $12,000.00 for no results! Beyond that I simply couldn't trust him any further.
Looking back I realized he didn't do any patient education or discuss alternate options/precedures explaining the potential results of each. He was always rushed and seemed irritated when I asked too many questions.
I would advise buyers to beware of this surgeon because he is not ethical in practices according to my personal experience. I was originally told that I could have copies of my before and after pictures. To date I have yet to even see them and I awaiting a response to my request for copies of the pictures and my medical records.
As you will see in the picture, I am ashamed to tell anyone that I had anything done!
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Looking back I realized he didn't do any patient education or discuss alternate options/precedures explaining the potential results of each. He was always rushed and seemed irritated when I asked too many questions. I would advise buyers to beware of this surgeon because he is not ethical in practices according to my personal experience.