I Wanted to Love It, but I Don't. - Asheville, NC

I actually had an arm lift and a breast lift at...

I actually had an arm lift and a breast lift at the same time. I am mostly pleased with the breast lift other than that I never regained nipple sensation (it's been 18 months). Armlift - not so happy. She used a very, very conservative approach and I am left with still a lot of hanging skin. When I asked her about a possible revision, she said it wasn't possible. When I asked her about at least fixing the "pooch" near the elbow, she also said it wasn't possible. I went to 3 reputable PS's for 2nd and 3rd opinions and each told me they could tighten the arm significantly and also easily fix the "pooch" under a local anesthesia in the office, naturally all for a fee. I have also asked numerous times to have copies of my photos and every time they make an excuse why I can't have them (probably because they're afraid I would use them to show other folks online what a poor job she did). I just don't think she does many of these, and I personally would not recommend Dr. Stern for an armlift. I feel she should have been more receptive to my concerns and offered to revise the armlift. So don't go in expecting if you're unhappy with your results to get anything revised for free. Have a look. These are my own photos since she won't send me mine.

Right arm tattoo scar cover up

Scheduled to do the left arm in 2 weeks. That one will be roses. I chose these as a little tribute to my adorable granddaughter Lilya-Rose. When the side chest scars are healed enough, I will have the tattoos extended a bit down the side of my chest to cover the part of the scars there that will show in a bathing suit or sleeveless top. I did receive a letter from Dr. Stern; I won't go into detail other than to say she has cited a "miscommunication," offered to revise my scar (which one or ones she did not say), but did not offer to refund any of my fee so that I could have someone else do the work, so I am finished. Time to move on ...
Asheville Plastic Surgeon

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