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Anyone Go to Dr. Thomas Su in Tampa? - Tampa, FL

I am re-posting this because I could not figure...

I am re-posting this because I could not figure out how to post pictures on my initial post. I hope this time it woks. Here you go:

I did not originally go to Dr. Su. I had lipo twice before I went to him. Dr. Su did the corrective work after I had paid $9,000 to "the best" doctor in town to "learn" lipo on me (I am going to name him Dr. X for the purpose of this post). I had lipo on my inner thighs with fat transfer to front thighs in 2006 - that turned out OK. In November 2013, I spent an enormous amount of money ($9,000) for liposuction on my mid section, 2nd attempt to correct the front thighs, arm lipo and a belly scar revision. Dr. Thomas Su did lipo on my abdomen and love handles yesterday 02/21/14 to correct the mess the other two doctors had left behind. I am hoping to be able to post all of my pictures. I cannot describe the disappointment I experienced with my 2nd procedure done by Dr. X. It left me devastated and hopeless thinking that I would never look the way I imagined and hoped to look. Prior to the 2nd procedure, I was told by Dr. X’s assistant that I would need to massage the areas; after the procedure I was told that in order to get the best results I should get daily professional massages and ultrasonic cavitation. I had already spent 9K so now I felt it would be stupid of me to not get the "best" results because I was cheap on the massages. I spent $1,400 on 4 weeks of massages and $200 on a Groupon for 12 ultrasonic cavitations in Westchase spa.

THE RESULT --> LOOK AT MY PREOP PICS WITH DR. SU.

I went to Dr. Su for a consult because I felt Dr. X was ignoring my concerns and I needed a second opinion. At Dr. Su's office, Ellen greeted me warmly as I entered the beautifully designed office. We talked for about 10 min, I told her about my prior experience and then she let me change and came back in with Dr. Su. Dr. Su spent 45 min with me, addressed every area of concern and showed me exactly what I can expect if I decided to let him work on me. He was very thorough and confident that he can do what I wanted. Dr. X had told me I had to live with the way I looked and that's just how my anatomy was. After the lipo with Dr. X my obliques had fat bulges making my abdomen very unattractive. It also appeared that above the belly button, only the scar was revised, but no lipo was done. Overall I had 70% of my belly fat remaining in uneven contour. My arms looked exactly the same and my tights with slight improvement. I pointed out those areas to Dr. Su and he agreed that my results should've been better. I left Dr. Su's office angry that I hadn't gone to him first.

A month later, after consults with 2 other doctors, I scheduled a second consult with Dr. Su; I wanted to make sure we are clear on my expectations before I put a down payment and reserve an appointment for the procedure. I will try to post all the pictures if real self allows me.

After doing the mid section, I am now determined to have Dr. Su redo the arms and the front thighs. THE DAY OF MY PROCEDURE 2/21/14: I arrived at Dr. Su office nervous and ready to be disappointed again. After all, I was told by Dr. X that I was built this way and I already had the best result I could expect. But I had to give it one last chance... Well, I am glad I did!!!! My appointment was at 12:30 pm and at 5:30pm I left the office a changed person. I’ve been smiling since. Dr. Su did amazing work. He toughly is an ARTIST!

During the consult, I was told that I am going to be awake and I would stand up multiple times and that I would see my final results before I leave his office - THAT'S UNHEARD OF! I didn't quite get the picture of how I would see the final results immediately after the procedure. It simply didn't click at first.

Well, everything happened as described - I was able to see my future shape immediately after the lipo because the swelling hadn't started yet. Then I was put in my garment and sent home. I went eating with my boyfriend right after the procedure. After having my stomach and my love handles done and I am now determined to have Dr. Su redo the arms and front of my tights. I am now confident that if there is any doctor who can fix me, that is Dr. Su and he really is the BEST!

I will now let you see and judge by the pictures. I AM THRILLED AND LOOKING FORWARD TO POSTING MORE PICS AND DOING THE OTHER AREAS WITH DR. SU!

Dr. Thomas Su

Dr. Thomas Su is kind, detail oriented, and a perfectionist when it comes to final touches during the procedure. The entire staff was supper pleasant before, during and after my visit.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Comments (3)

I agree you look great. what a difference. I do not know anything about either of the doctors you have seen but clearly there is a skill difference and not your anatomy that was the problem. Your anatomy is doing just fine and you will have amazing results. It was a really good idea for you to keep pushing toward your goals.
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Wow! The pictures say it all- you look amazing! Congratulations and thanks for sharing your experience.
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Thank you, I will be posting more pictures of my 1st day post-op with minimal swelling and almost no brusing and I will also post 2 months post ops. I'm going back for the front leg revision in May.
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