NO RESULTS!!! - Beverly Hills, CA
Dr. Amron is NOT THE LIPEDEMA SPECIALIST that he claims to be. I am a Physician Assistant and did extensive research to find a surgeon that specializes in lipedema. I needed liposuction on my lower body especially on my thighs and above my knees. I made an appointment with Dr. Amron and during our consultation, he was extremely confident. He spoke intelligently about my condition medically and aesthetically. He assured me that he could get great results and remove 5 liters of fat in one procedure. He said the surgery would help alleviate the pain in my knees. I was so relieved to have found the right doctor. Oh, was I wrong! The procedure was extremely painful. It was done under local anesthesia, meaning I was awake throughout the procedure. I was crying and shaking, it was so unbearable. I was close to blacking out from the trauma and pain. The pain seriously haunts me until today! When it was over, I wanted to see how much fat was taken out. The nurse pointed to the canister that had lots of fluid and blood but not much fat, and it was only a total of 2.5 liters! When I voiced my concern, Dr. Amron said he was also surprised that he didn’t need to take out more. I was sent home with instructions. I wore expensive custom compressions ($400 for 2) for one month, walked 2 miles a day, and saw a lymphatic masseuse for $275 for a 30 minute session. I waited patiently for the swelling to go down and after one month, THERE WAS NO DIFFERENCE. At my follow up visit, Dr. Amron said he was “perplexed” and that he would think about what to do and call me soon. He didn’t get back to me for months. Then, he had me see another doctor to see if I did in fact have lipedema and if I had fluid trapped which would prevent him from doing another surgery. She confirmed that I did have lipedema and showed that I had fat that could have been removed. Dr. Amron insisted I wait at least one year before he would go in again for a second procedure but I lost complete trust in him. I wanted my money back so that I can get this procedure done with a more qualified surgeon that would actually produce results but he refused. He offered half the surgeon’s fee or to do the surgery again at no cost. I spent over $10,000 and 2 weeks off of work for the worst pain and NO RESULTS. It has been almost a year and a half since my surgery on March 31, 2015 and based on my before and after pictures, measurements, and weight there is still absolutely NO CHANGE except that I am left with pigmented scars, trauma from the excruciating pain during surgery, and a loss of my hard earned money. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH AND READ THE MANY REVIEWS OF SIMILAR NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES!!