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the best money i had ever spent. - Thane, Mumbai, India
- Worth It
- Cost: $6,500
- Sameer Karkhanis, MD (Thane, Mumbai, India )
Over the past 10 years, I have felt very insecure...
- 21 Feb 2012
Over the past 10 years, I have felt very insecure and had to be very careful with what I wear due to scars from chicken pox and tattoo removals. The chicken pox scars were revised on Harley Street, London. The procedure did not turn out anywhere near as expected. The scars were revised many times over and ended up creating bigger scars than the original. This was a huge shock to me as the scars were supposed to be revised into a straight line. The reason was put down to my olive mixed race African/European skin-type (which I found out to be untrue later). I also had liposuction in Belgium which left me with lumps, uneven skin and incision scars. In addition, the liposuction did not make any noticeable impact on my body shape.
As a result of my past experience with cosmetic surgeries, I am highly sceptical and not very easily please when it comes to scar revision and liposuction. I came across the positive reviews and blogs on the doctor online whilst searching for solutions to correct/improve my scars and damages from the liposuction. Ultimately, I had decided to visit his clinic as a leap-of-faith despite my extreme apprehension on the perceived quality and standard of cosmetic surgery in India.
The initial meeting with the doctor went well but I remained uncertain. It was only after multiple consultations (on same trip to India) in which he explained, over numerous times, his assessment of my skin-type, recommendation on the type of procedures and the process of the procedures themselves that I felt comfortable and assured. He did not, at any stage, rush or pressure me to undergo any procedures. He had also explained to me that I was left with scars from previous surgeries due to poor skill/quality of the surgeon/clinic and not because of having fine sensitive skin.
Post-surgery at the hospital, I am happy to confirm that this is true. My current scars are really unbelievable. You can hardly see them - very thin fine skin-coloured lines with no keloids!! Each time I take a look at my ‘new’ scars, I remember the doctor and what he has done for me. I used to hide my arms when taking photos and now I have Angelina Jolie arms! My new body looks amazing!!! He is a highly-skilled and brilliant surgeon with a great deal of patience, understanding and willingness listen to his clients.
The aftercare at the hospital was excellent and the female staff was fantastic. I appreciate the fact that he does not “sugar coat” the situation and he is very clear and realistic about the possible outcomes. He has made my dream come true and I will be going back for a breast augmentation in future. The hospital is very clean and practical and equipped with the latest technology. However, it's not your average 5-star hotel. The hospital can make an arrangement on your behalf with a nearby hotel, if required. You will need to expect some level discomfort (strong painkillers are given though) if you are planning to have liposelection on 5 or more areas. I could not hold back my tears as I was saying good bye to him to return home and this is also the first time in my life that I felt compelled to have to leave a review.
My Doctor: Sameer Karkhanis, MD