After reading many reviews, visiting the website...
Upon my arrival at the clinic on 12 Nov 2013, I was warmly greeted by the staff and stayed in my room to rest for the night before surgery. It is exceptional of them to host my traveling partner who was able to stay overnight with me.
In the morning, I was woken up at around 730am and proceeding with meeting with Dr. Karkhanis to discuss my problem areas once again, then he marked the areas for contouring and took pre-op pictures. He explained everything very clearly and his attitude is most caring, sometimes this is lost in doctor/patient relationships.
After the pre-op procedures I was taken to another room where the team was waiting for me. My anesthesiologist ensured that I was well prepared for the contouring process. I did not expect to stay awake and much to my pleasure, I was asleep for the process. When I woke up, I was already in my initial compression garment and had some soreness, mostly in my abdomen where the contouring was more aggressive due to large pockets of fat in that particular area. Know my previous body shape, I could see results immediately!
Dr. Karkhanis skillfully excised 5 liters of fat from my body, specifically in the abdomen, flanks, chest and thigh area.
I stayed at the clinic for an additional 2 days just to ensure I had no complications post-op. Each day, I was taken care of greatly by the charming staff and they were extremely receptive to my requests for juice, tea and biscuits each day. I left on 15 Nov 2013 with my drains in place to assist with normal discharge of fluids.
It is now 18 Nov 2013, 6 days post surgery and I had my 1st post-op review with Dr. Karkhanis. Everything is going very well and I am happy to report that bruising is minimal. He removed my drains today which I was more than happy about!
I don't have pictures from the pre-op visit but I will post some I took prior to my trip to India.
I cannot give more than 5 stars but if I could, I would. I highly recommend Dr. Karkhanis and his team at the Centre for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery (CCRS).
Note- It is in your favor to pay for your surgery with cash if possible. There is a 12% charge for using credit cards (which I knew and was okay with) since I don't travel with large amounts of cash on hand. Payment was worked out easily.
It's been some time now and I felt like it was time for an update. I have no intentions on checking or replying since I am working overseas and have limited access to the internet.
I know some of you though this review/post was bogus or posted by Dr. Karkhanis, I assure you that is incorrect.
So I posted a pre-op picture showing you just how fat and I let my body get.
I have also posted some new pictures of my body now (I rarely post photos like these on the internet) but for the sake of my update, I have!
For your awareness I did not go into the operation with the intentions of coming out with a six pack and did not think abdominal etching is a esthetic look, not for me anyways. My idea was just to have my doctor contour my body for a better look, and he did.
I hope that everyone achieves success with the procedure of their choice. There is nothing great about spending hard earned money only to not come out happy. I previously had smart-lipo about 3 years ago in Dallas, Texas and the results were less than par.
Today I'm happier with my body, eating better (gluten free) and adding fitness routines to my life.
Dr. Karkhanis is professional and above all else he is down to earth, taking his time to address any concerns from people all over the world. He is a master in his craft of reconstructing and contouring the body with minimal impact to it. His bedside manner and attention to detail are outstanding. You could not get a better surgeon! The rest of his team are cordial and have helped me with everything I've asked for, including assistance with booking a hotel and getting around Mumbai!