Severe Pain During Procedure and Post Op Recovery Not Accurate - Chevy Chase, MD

I had the Smart Lipo done on my inner and outer...

I had the Smart Lipo done on my inner and outer thighs. I don't know what the results are yet since it has been only 6 days. However I have a high pain tolerance and thought the surgery wasn't going to be so painful. It was awful!! They gave me Vicodin and Valium prior but I could barely tolerate the procedure. I wish I had been sedated during it. I felt the doctor and staff there minimized the surgery and I was not prepared for what it was really like. It has been 6 days and the pain is so bad I can barely walk or sit down without horrible pain. I was told I could go back to work in 2 -3 days and take a walk that night. THAT IS NOT TRUE!!!! I was suppose to get my flanks done in the future but will not do this ever again. Cool sculpting is the better way to go for abdominal and flank area. 

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did they not give any local anesthesia? and use the numbing fluid first? i had my flanks done and was only in light pain for at most 3 or 4 days had my tummy done yesterday and the only pain i have is when i get up from lying down. i would possibly look for a board certified surgeon if you wish to have your flanks done, i did not feel any real pain during my surgery
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I wish I had taken before pics but I didn't even think about it until after. Do you know if Dr. khalifeh would give me my before and after pics if I ask him? I agree with you, about seeing the fat that has come out after and seeing the results sooner. I went today for my 2 week post op and he said everything is good. I am happy with what I see so far. He also said it's not common for his patients to have as much pain as I had for a week. I guess I a big wimp lol. He is a great doctor!
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Chevy Chase Plastic Surgeon

The staff was very disorganized and rescheduled me 3 times after I had all the arrangements made with work etc. On a positive Dr. Khalifeh was kind and professional.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
1 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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