Write a review

If I Knew then What I Knew Now...I Would Have Had a Tummy Tuck - East Lyme, CT

I went for a consultation with the SmartLipo Dr in...

I went for a consultation with the SmartLipo Dr in East Lyme, CT. Same story as many others...I was told I was a perfect candidate b/c I wasn't overweight just had some problem areas from pregnancy and aging. Was told that my skin would tighten and stomach would be flat.

I have to give credit where credit is due. I do look better in clothes but I do not have a flat stomach and I have HORRIBLE scars. After consultation with a real plastic surgeon, have been told the only way to get rid of them is to cut them out b/c they look like cysts. I was told that the scars are from laser burns and friction that occured during the procedure. Also, my skin would not tighten any more than it has.

I thought I had done my research as I was told that the Dr had done the most SmartLipo procedures in the state. Unfortunately, lesson learned that does not mean he is the best.

So now I am left with sagging skin, lumps and still have a "pooch".

I should note that I am well within normal weight and work out 4-5 times a week...so I am not the type of person who was looking for miracles as I know it takes some hard work to obtain the figure I want.

Regarding the pain...it hurts and don't be fooled that you will go to work the next day. I was very sore for about 2 weeks and didn't feel 100% for about a month. There is no way I could have gone to work the next day b/c I could barely move for about 3 or 4 days after.

Regarding his staff-most of them are great although don't plan on seeing the same face more than twice. It seems that every time I have gone for follow up appointments he has a new person working there-another red flag.

Please really look into other options or at least other doctors before you make a final decision.

I have tried to rectify this problem with Dr Lane...


I have tried to rectify this problem with Dr Lane and his ONLY solution was to cut out my scars and then stitch them back up. For obvious reasons I am not letting him touch me again. No matter what, even if I go to a professional plastic surgeon, I am stuck with ugly scars that cannot be hidden.

FYI-Dr Lane is NOT a plastic surgeon...I didn't think it was important since he seemed to have quite a bit of experience with the procedures...I was wrong.

I wanted to share my story b/c from the research I have done...I am far from the only person that has been a 'victim' of this man. I would hate to see someone else spend the money I have spent and left with the scarring and lumps & bumps that I am.

Dr Jeffrey Lane

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
Was this review helpful? 1 other found this helpful

Comments (2)

Hi Yankees11 -- I'm not sure if you're aware but another RealSelfer has gone through a similar situation with the same doctor. Here's her review.

Anyway, I'm sorry to hear about your negative experience. What's next for you? Are you going for a tummy tuck?

  • Reply
Hi Sharon-Thank you for bringing this to my attention...I actually reached out to her already. I just wanted to share my experience and hope that someone else makes a better choice than I did. I am not sure if I will do the tummy tuck...it is hard to trust another doctor after going through this.
  • Reply