Finally I have an appointment booked,That was like jumping through hoops in itself.. If I would have gone with my first instincts, I wouldn't have went through all the trouble I did.
I loved Dr.Salama's Before and after pictures and he is highly reviewed on this site,but I wasn't really sure about flying to the east coast and I live on the west coast. I did some checking around and booked a phone consultation with a PS in my neck of the woods.. My appointment time comes and goes and I get no phone call or email stating that They wouldn't be able to keep the appointment.I finally get to talk to the Doc and discuss what needs to be done,he tells me his patient coordinator will call me back with a quote, She calls me back a couple of days later,with an outrageous quote, it pretty much floored me.. Not only was the quote really really high,she told me I needed 5 areas done,when I asked her what the extra area was ,she told me the arms..For one, I never discussed that with the doc,and 2 the pics that I sent in didn't show my arms.. WTF!! right? The office staff is the first people in contact with the patients, I think it is really important for any doc to have a good office staff.This lady was just shrewd,and very drab..
Just for the heck of it I decided to call a PS thats 30 minutes away from me.. he didn't have any before or after pictures on his site,so I thought they may have some,I could look at in the office.. When I called to inquire the lady informs me she don't have any before or after pictures and cost would depend on what size implant I wanted..I informed her that I was not interested in implants,I wanted fat grafting.. She says ok ,what would you like to know? I asked her how much it would be and she told me around $8,000 ,I asked her how many areas of liposuction that included..She told me that's not included...HUH!!..I told her you have to do liposuction to get the fat to graft to my butt.. She said, I'll call you back tomorrow let me talk to the doctor. I told her never mind I wouldn't be having that surgery done there..Have you ever felt like you were one dumb a$$ away from totally loosing it.
A few more days go by, and I'm kicking around the idea of flying across the country. I finally make up my mind and decide to give Dr.Salama's office a call..Wow I'm impressed, I talked to Nancy she was super friendly and informative..I sent my pictures in and booked a date for surgery..That goes to show ya trust your instincts..