Liposuction Im finally Ready to do It!! Washington, DC

I am 39yr old female weighs 148lbs. I have always...

I am 39yr old female weighs 148lbs. I have always had a big stomach/waist line. Plastic Surgeon says that I am a candidate for Tummy tuck, but not going that route. Decided on traditional lipo of upper/lower abs, and flanks (love handles) I am scared as heck. I have done a ton of research and have seen where women have died for this procedure. My fiancée and family do not agree with me doing this, however, it’s something I always wanted to do for myself. Also, I lost over 60 lbs years ago.

Ok, Surgery is scheduled for Monday April 16, 2012. I told the doctor I do not want twilight sedation. I want to take Percocet or Valium. Twilight has greater risk, per research. Also, I am going to request that he not use as much Lidocaine with the tumescent process. I read where most of the death was from over dose of Lidocaine. Maybe I’m over reacting, but I want to live after this procedure so I need to do what makes me feel more comfortable. I have been undecided for about 3 years and now I finally got the heart to do it. I will post before pictures on tomorrow and after photos next week. I had visited several lipo med spa and decided not to go that route either.

I am now at the 2 weeks Post OP and I do not think...

I am now at the 2 weeks Post OP and I do not think I will be happy with the final result. I know I still have swelling but my stomach still looks too big. I asked the doctor to take out the max which is 10-12lbs. He said I would look like a shark took a bite out of me. I did my research on the doctor and met someone that had the procedure done with using him. He is a certified plastic surgeon. I can see a drastic change in the love handles but my tummy I think could have used more liposuction.

I would not recommend him because his office staff SUCKS. His name is Jamal Youselfi in Vienna, VA. He showed up 1 hour and 15 minutes late for my procedure. He was nice before the surgery, once he found out that I was unhappy, I saw another side to him. I had to call the office 4 times for a doctor’s note to return back to work. The nursing assistant put the wrong size garment on me. This was not uncovered until 1 week after my surgery.

He allows his office staff to conduct the follow up visits? Now why in the world would I want a nursing assistant conducting a follow up to plastic surgery? She’s not trained in plastic surgery and cannot tell me how I’m going to look or if in fact something looked wrong. Also, I was told that you heal faster from laser lipo, and then you would from traditional lipo.
Well, I had laser on the lower ab and traditional on the top ab, and love handles
I healed faster in the area with traditional lipo. The lower ab is very swollen. The top has gone down significantly. I am not happy with my 2 week mark. I seen photo of others at 1 week and they looked better than me. I am not sure if I am willing to have a touch up done. Waste of 4,300 as of today. If my some miracle my tummy gets flatter, I post and update the review. As of today, NOT WORTH IT with JAMAL Youselfi!!!
Vienna Plastic Surgeon

Doctor Jamal Youselfi was 1 hour and 15 minutes late for the surgery. I asked before the procedure to take atleast 8lbs, he didn’t, he only took 5lbs. He rushed on me. Also, doctor’s office is very unprofessional, I had to call 3 times for a return to work note. Also, he allows untrained staff to conduct the 1st post op visit. I couldn’t believe his home health aide Shannon was conducting my post op appointment. I asked to see the doctor, the plastic surgeon I spent my money with. Not your home health aide. She told me that she was a trained home health aide. Shannon is extremely nice, but when I’m spending my money, I want the best of care always and I think it’s a disfavor to the customer to have them see an untrained person after plastic surgery. I think the doctor should monitor your progress. His office manager Nancy is unprofessional. very unorganized!!! I would not recommend this doctor.

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