I will be completely honest. After having a twin miscarriage, and finally giving birth to my son, my stomach needed some help. Plus with age, gravity has started to take over, and my rear has decided to go south. In comes the BBL!!! While I shopped around with other doctors, I was NOT willing to do general anesthesia at all. No one really gave me that "comfort" feeling. However, my husband suggested that since I'm determined to do this, find the best possible doctor. So I did. I reviewed realself, yelp, and so many others in search of the best doctor. When I came to Dr. David Shifrin's name, I was intrigued. I saw his before and after photos on his site, along with many others and was sold. I made my initial appointment.
When I came in for the initial consultation, honestly my wait was 1hr and 45min. BUT I didn't mind that at all. His waiting room was literally PACKED!!! Now, like I said before, I have shopped around. I was use to going into an office and being either the only one there or sitting with maybe two or three ladies. Trust me, this is a good sign, and I DIDN'T mind AT ALL!!! Holly was at the front desk, and she was so sweet. Finally I was taken back, and to save time, I got naked immediately (LOL). Of course I put on a robe, but because I was really sure, I knew that this was my doctor. Because there was a long wait, another doctor (Dr.Paul West) came in to check on me, and sat to answer any and all of my questions. He was extremely knowledgeable and very polite. He took a great deal of time with me, and answered ALL of my questions. A few minutes later, in walked Dr. Shifrin. I can not begin to say enough. Because I had done so much research, and read so many amazing things, it was almost like meeting a celebrity. LOL. I found myself hoping that he would take me on as a client (yet I'm about to pay this man $10k)... LOL... I felt like the lucky one... Everything that I had read was true, and I joked that he was a BUTTOLOGIST. He laughed, and again asked me if I had any issues/concerns, and what my goals were. I explained to him that I had had a twin miscarriage after years of fertility, and as I broke down to cry, he asked his nurse to go grab a tissue. I collected myself, and explained that after finally giving birth, I wanted to do something for me. I couldn't believe the compassion and empathy that he showed. We weren't talking $$$, we weren't talking surgery, we were talking real talk. I explained that I was really nervous about the anesthesia and asked if I could do the BBL awake. He explained that in order to get the results that I was looking for, he needed to use general. But reassured me that he has great professionals working for him, and no need to worry. Dr. Shifrin is truly great and I KNOW and am EXCITED to have my surgery in the morning!!!
Back to my story. I then had the pleasure of meeting Donna. If you've read up about Dr. Shifrin, you've read something by now about Donna. When I spoke w/her on the phone, I told her that I couldn't wait to meet her, and there I was. She was truly as wonderful as everyone said she was. After paying for my surgery in full, I was then ready to talk w/Blanca. I can't begin to say enough about how kind and terrific Blanca is. We chatted several times about locations and times as to where/when the surgery would take place, and each and every time she was fantastic.
Again, I can't say enough about this Doctor and his entire staff!!! While I am nervous about going in tomorrow, I know that God will protect me, and he has two great angels (Dr. Paul West, and Dr. David Shifrin) taking care of me. Since my surgery is on Monday (9/26/2016), I will update you (this site) on 9/27. I might not feel up to typing tomorrow. OK... Here I go. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers!!! Can't wait to share my before and after!!!