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Amazing Doctor! Great Experience! - Southport, CT
- Worth It
- Cost: $4,500
- Tito Vasquez, MD (Southport, CT)
I wanted to have a tummy tuck but did not have the...
- 20 Mar 2013
I wanted to have a tummy tuck but did not have the luxury of being able to rest for 10 days, so I chose Vaser Lipo because the "down time" was less than 48 hours. So I went into the experience a bit discouraged.
I had the Vaser Lipo done last week. I can't tell you much about it because I don't remember it. In fact, the only thing I remember was that Dr. Vasquez was very gentle and sucked 1600 cc's off fat out of me. Yikes! I only remember that because the extremely nice receptionist came in after the surgery to check on me and told me how much. She was just as excited as I was. Everyone there was so nice! When I was done, I remember the nurse AND the doctor walked me to my car and gave my kids a lolly pop. I thought that was very sweet. My recovery was a little longer than 2 days, I was really sore to the point that I couldn't bend over for 4 days; but it was well worth it. Every time I had a question or worry, I called Dr. Vasquez and he was always immediately available.
My stomach is completely flat now! Before the surgery people always asked me how far along I was, which was very depressing. Dr. Vasquez gave me back the confidence and body I needed. Yesterday I had to take my son to a doctor appointment next door so I stopped in just to ask a question. Dr. Vasquez came out, brought me and my kids back to a room and checked me out. He gave me a smaller size wrap because mine was too big. I'm now wearing a size SMALL! (Yay!)
My Doctor: Tito Vasquez, MD
As soon as I sat down with Dr. Vasquez I felt myself immediately relax. He is very calming and talks to you in such a gentle manor that I felt very comfortable. When I told him what I wanted he told me all of the pros and cons of both and when I left his office I knew that I wanted to do Vaser because it was the best fit for me, and I was happy with my decision. I also met with three other doctors just to do my research thoroughly, but chose Dr. Vasquez because he was the only one that answered all of my questions honestly, he was the only one that told me exactly what the outcome would be, he was very calming and gentle (which I think is important for a surgeon), and he was the only one that talked to me like a person and not like a patient. You have to go with your gut instincts, and my instincts said Dr. Vasquez was the best choice for me. After choosing Dr. Vasquez, I met him again and told him my only concern was that he might be too conservative for me and that I wanted him to be more aggressive. He asked me what I wanted, actively listened, and then agreed to be more aggressive as long as he kept me safe. I loved that he was willing to do what it takes to make me completely satisfied, yet was more concerned with my safety. That is the kind of person you want to do surgery on you! Of course, he was gentle and calming and helped me put the new wrap on. He didn't act like he had other appointments waiting, he wasn't rushing me out the door or asking me to make an appointment. He simply stopped to help me. I do not know a lot of doctors that would take the time to help you out like that. He and this whole experience has changed my life. I'm not longer depressed and starting to feel a lot better. I hope this review helps someone else. It's hard to know if you picked the right surgery or the right doctor. Remember that it isn't about what is right, it's about what is right for you. If you are looking for a good doctor that will be sensitive to your needs and gentle with you when you are on and off the table, Dr. Vasquez is the perfect doctor for you. (photos to come soon!)