Terrible Results - Cleveland, OH
I had fat transfer and liposuction surgery with Dr...
- 31 Oct 2013
The fat transfer to the breasts caused large areas of fat necrosis and I've had numerous MRI's, ultrasounds and biopsies to monitor these.
After the surgery…once I realized there was a problem, I could not get in touch with Dr. Feng. My calls were dodged by the staff who said she was in surgery or traveling and constantly made excuses for why she was not available. My emails with medical questions were answered by her office manager, Linda, who is not even a nurse. When I was finally able to make an appointment for a phone consult, she cancelled on me at least 2 times. I flew to Ohio to see Dr. Feng, the wait to see her was over 2 hours even though there were no other patients there. I found this to be very upsetting especially since there was never a wait before my surgery. In fact, she and the staff were extra nice before I paid for my surgery.
When I met with her, she agreed to fix things for free (just the cost of anesthesia), but I did not trust her to touch me again after the result she already had given me. When I told her that I couldn’t wear jeans or tight pants, she told me to “stop wearing jeans.”
I’ve met with numerous fat transfer specialists who have told me the correction of these issues is difficult if not impossible. They quoted me over $20,000 to have revision surgery. As a last resort, I requested a refund of the surgical cost to help pay for these corrections. She wrote back saying that each of my issues was probably caused by my own recovery or healing. She also wrote and speculated that "I must have lost weight and this is why I have problems." I had not seen or spoken to her in over 5 months so she had no idea if I had lost weight or gained weight. I was appalled by her response. She had offered to fix things for free, but now that I was actually asking for a refund she completely turned her back on me.
Over a year after the surgery, I still have numbness, tingling and itching in my leg that was overly liposuctioned. The discomfort I feel everyday reminds me constantly of this traumatizing experience. It is always on my mind.
Overall, it has been a horrible experience that I would not wish on anyone. Her facilities are more like a fancy spa and it is easy to be fooled by all the bells and whistles. Things are not what they seem.
The whole experience makes me incredibly sad because I had a beautiful body before I had surgery with Dr. Feng. I can no longer wear a swimsuit, shorts or even the spandex skinny pants that are so trendy right now. I wear a bandage on my damaged leg in order to feel somewhat normal.
Once I had surgery and voiced concerns over the results, she completely disappeared. Denied that she had done anything wrong. Did not care once she had my money.