Arm Liposuction-30yrs Old, Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn, NY

I'm new to writing reviews, in fact, this is my...

I'm new to writing reviews, in fact, this is my first time ever writing a review. I used the site to navigate through my procedure so I figured I could help others with a review of my own.
I recently went to Dr. Sergey Voskin for arm liposuction using a groupon. I'm 2 days post op, and I feel like I'm doing fine. The most invasive thing Ive ever had done was probably a facial, so I really have no other experiences like this one to compare it to.

I chose to do my arms, because I feel that its a location that cant really be covered without adding a cardigan. There are tons of clothing items you can purchase that help pull in stomachs, or thigh slimming spanx, but nothing really for the arms.

After purchasing the groupon, I researched arm liposuction recovery, procedure and post op care. I decided to do it in the next 2 weeks to give myself time to see results in time for the summer.

I called in and was able to get an initial consultation within the week. After reading a few reviews that were a bit negative, I decided to see how it was for myself. I have a feeling the personnel at his office also read the reviews, and made efforts to rectify any complaints. The women at the front desk were cordial, taking my name down, and updated me on the wait time every 2 mins or so.

During the meeting with Dr. Voskin, he assessed my arms, and also asked what other areas I was interested in--at this point I thought "Ah, here comes the hard sell on why not more, or add this area too" but it didnt come!

There arent too many pictures of the work he has done on the internet I think because his clients are mostly the non-blogging type (think older Russian women). He ended up showing me pictures of his clients in his office.

After meeting with him, I met with his office manager who set up the date of the procedure, assured me that it was safe, and that shes had liposuction on herself. I was given 2 presciptions, 1 to be taken 45 mins before the procedure, and a 5 day antibiotic regimen to be started 1 day before the procedure.

I was also given a few pages directing me on what to do. I was advised to get a compression garment to be worn immediately after the surgery, and for the next few weeks. I purchased mine from contourmd.com. and I recommend using their site for any compression garment. I love mine!

On the day of the procedure, I was nervous. Very nervous. I was told to remove all clothing from my waist up. Dr. Voskin came in and drew out the areas he would be working on. I got on the bed, and he injected me 4 times I think with an initial anesthetic to numb small areas he would later use to go in with a longer device to inject a mix of liodcaine and a solution in an IV bag. This was the worst part. He did say that it wasnt the best feeling, and it wasnt. I expected it to be worse. It did burn a bit, but honestly people...what do you expect? He did this all over my arm, and a small section of my back. The solution made my arms feel very heavy, and cold.

After about 15 mins of letting the solution set it, he came back to begin. I dont think this procedure is for the faint of heart, as you are awake the whole time, and can see most of what is going on. Its uncomfortable, but I wouldnt call it painful. I expected to feel pain when I saw what was going to happen, but it never came. There were times that because of the position, he had place a hand on my flank which is very ticklish. He was very attentive, asking me how I was feeling throughout the whole procedure.

When it was over, his assistant--I believe her name was Ina, cleaned me up, put bacitracin, bandages on my arms, and helped me into my compression garment.

I went into another room when I was dressed and given a prescription for tylenol with codein for the pain.

The procedure took 3 hours from when I arrived to when I left.

All in all I would say it was a good experience. Ive only been taking the tylenol when I change out of the garment, and change bandages.
Brooklyn Physician

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 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
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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