I have some hard fibrous knots in my chest I was looking to have removed. I wanted to get them removed if the cost was within reason.
I was introduced to my Dr. in Atlanta through a family connection. He introduced me to the thought of smart lipo to me as a possible solution to my problem. Although there are obviously risk with any product Dr. P made me feel that the risk were minimal with this procedure and it would be an excellent procedure to address my problem.
I had the operation done with Cynosure's Smart Laser/Smart Lipo Product. A representative from Cynosure (Mike Denkman) was present. During the procedure it was obvious that Dr. P was having trouble penetrating the tough fiber in my chest. After the prodcedure I asked Mike was his thoughts were and said he wished the procedure had been aborted as it was simply not working.
A couple of weeks after the procedure I went back to Dr. P for a follow up and he told me he thought the results were great. I found this interesting as the knots were still there. He told me to give it another six months to fully see the results. About another six weeks later I noticed no change and went back to Dr. P where he finally admitted that the procedure had not worked. I also went to my internist before and after the procedure who noted no change....I asked Dr. P for a refund which he would not provide.....Instead I got a proposal for a very costly surgery to cut out the material.
Upon receiving some second opinions from several othe plastic surgeons and general surgeons I was asked to get a mammogram. Some small particles showed up in my chest apparently left from the Smart Lipo Procedure...I have not had these particles removed yet but plan on doing so. I would encourage anyone considering Smart Lipo to be extremely cautious...