Around Thanksgiving of 2012, I found Dr. Shahine on YouTube after trying to figure out how laser liposuction worked. I saw his Brazilian butt lift videos and thought he was awesome. Fortunately for me, I didn't need to pay him $10k for what God has blessed me with. Anywho, I went to the manhattan location on W34th street for a consultation and the pictures on the wall spiked my interest. I knew I couldn''t afford lipo, so I was only there for him to give me a price range so I could see what I could do about it.
I initially worked with Marly, lovely lady by the way; If I was a lesbian, I would've tried to holler, lol, she's really nice and sweet. So, I worked with Marly and she looked at my body and started writing numbers for me... we talked about my overall goal and the areas that were more important... she gave me an AMAZING number... then shahine walked into the room and said no. He spiked up the price 6 thousand dollars, like wtf man!
A month later, I'm back for surgery 12/28/12. I got there on the Friday EVENING on time and mentally prepared. After waiting for 2 and a half hours, the secretary pulled me into the room to tell me he isn't coming because of some big emergency. It turns out he fell asleep. whatever, So, I went back home. They told me to come in a noon the next morning and i would be seen first. I got there at 1pm because the receptionist told me he wasn't even in the office at that time!!! Long story short, He scheduled me for 12pm and I wasn't laying on the table til 10:30pm 12/29/12!!!
By the way, you learn a loot in the waiting room. You wouldn't belieeeeeve how many people complained about his service in there... my thing is, why isn't anyone writing reviews about him???? Is he paying off the people he screws up???? Honestly, I wish I knew what I know now. Back to the story, I did the procedure while i was awake and he spoke to me the whole time... he has good bedside manner. Being that I am full figured (I looked like i was pregnant... never lost the baby weight), he was only able to do the upper part of my stomach... I wish I knew that, because I wouldn't opt to come back for a second surgery AWAKE for him to try and finish the rest of the one area.
As I was leaving, the medical assistant helped me get dressed and I asked her for some of the blue sheet thing, and she gave me a few... This doctor doesn't send you home with anything! So if you decide to go with him, have gauze, surgical tape, and old sheets prepared.
The day after surgery, I checked myself out in the mirror and saw a little difference in the little area he did. I was excited! I couldn't wait to see what it would look like once it was finished. FYI, If you're a size 16+ be ready for pain. He had to get aggressive in the area and it was painful. Screw the anesthesia! Also, be careful when he's going into your sides because there's a barrier where there's no anesthesia and when it get scraped by that big needle thing, it's not going to be an amusing story... it will hurt ur ass!
A couple of days later when I was feeling better, I called to schedule my next seesion. I booked a date three weeks later. A few days before my scheduled surgery 1/19/13(mind you, i got a babysitter an everything for the weekend(my son is three)) the secretary calls me to say he'll be on vacation for a week! WTFFFF!!!!!! So I rescheduled after giving them a piece of my mind for the following saturday 1/26/13. That morning secretary calls me and tells me and says he wont be in til that night... so i got pissed and said i cant be starting my surgery in the wee hours in the morning. so i rescheduled for a ten days later . I got there that evening at 7 and didnt start my procedure til 1AM! After assuring me that i would be seen first, two people went ahead of me... smh. These people are a bunch of liars. I was scared throughout the whole surgery. I was shaking and everything. I took a picture of myself after he added the anesthesia ( I looked scary, yikes!). He would have me roll on my side throughout the procedure to give me "curves"... by the way, i NATURALLY have curves! so when he finished the surgery he said "Wow you stomach is flat!" I WAS SOOOOO HAPPY. I loked at my stomach and asked him why it looked weird like that, he said it's the swelling.
So I get home the next day and I got sooo angry. MY STOMACK LOOKS THE SAME!!! What the fuck was he talking about???? is he looking at the same thing as i am... i still have the slab of gut that's covering my c-section scar. Marly told me he would need to do a third session, but he said he's done..... i dont know what to say... I spent a total of $8k to still have a gut... he said he was going to make it FLAT... and there's a girl on his website who's stomach was similar to mine and he said i would look like that... well, ladies, he lied. I don't want to call him out yet because I have to go back for post ops and maybe the massages. I'm hoping my stomach goes down after that. When I go there I intend on demanding for him to finish, cause this right here aint a done deal!
Oh and as for the BBL, I'm going to tell you what his REAL customers said... if you notice all his pictures are on the operating table! Those butts a nice and juicy because of anesthesia and swelling. your butt goes down after that, some more than others. This one girl ended up with a lopsided booty and he told her it was her fault... not only that he' charging her $5000 to fix it! He doesn't seem to accommodating. It is in my opinion the he works better for thick (8-12) girls and specializes in BBL. BTW, to do the fat transfer, you HAVE to have a significant amount of fat on other areas of your body. If you're a size 2 and want a bigger booty, consider injection because he WILL NOT have anywhere to pull the fat from. Remember i told you this, because you will be disappointed with your results once the swelling goes down.
Dr. Shahine is a hard worker, but he bites off more than he can chew. I haven't yet met anyone my size (16/18) Who is truly satisfied with his results. I'm not calling it a waste of money YET, because there's still hope. Oh, and those massages are pricey if you're not ballin!