Wanted to Regain Pre-baby Body - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Although I'd been told by family and friends that...

Although I'd been told by family and friends that I did not need to have surgery, I still decided that it was something I wanted to do. Not a vain person by any measure, I began to feel self-conscious about my post-baby pouch and the dreaded back fat that often follows. I saw this doctor on YouTube and the procedure he performed on his staff member (who was totally awake during surgery) look so effortless and her results were amazing. Based on her testimony it only took 6 WEEKS TO RECOVER COMPLETELY! I thought WOW this is it, this surgery is for me!

I researched the doctor and found that he was not a plastic surgeon by specialty, but had formal training in the area and had been in practice for over a decade. His Health Grade reviews were glowing and no complaints or lawsuits had been filed against him. The results I'd seen and testimony from previous patients made me even more comfortable to schedule a phone/virtual consultation and move forward with my "smart" lipo procedure. To say the procedure was effortless or expertly handled would be an understatement.

Not only did the doctor arrive over an hour after my scheduled procedure time but he spent barely 5 minutes with me before marking his points of entry and shuffling me onto the surgical table. The numbing process (which they do NOT show on YouTube) was not only PAINFUL but seemed to take FOREVER to complete! After the numbing the real torture begins. Because you're completely awake it can be jarring to see the equipment and devices that he uses. My procedure was performed VERY AGGRESSIVELY and I tried to remain calm throughout by assuring myself that this is how it's supposed to be done.

I now realize the many (important) differences between a board certified plastic surgeon and a doctor who simply performs cosmetic procedures. The training, the expertise, the precision...listening to the CLIENT...ALL important things a good board certified "plastic" surgeon brings to the table. This is simply something that cannot be ignored if you truly expect a good/great outcome.

Despite wearing my compression garment for the prescribed amount of time, getting my massages as recommended, working out, and not gaining ANY weight, I look WORSE now than before the surgery!! I have a horrible silhouette which I cover up more so now than before! I guess you get what you pay for.

So unfortunately, now one year post-op I have LUMPS, BUMPS, and BRUISING (still) which requires another surgery in attempts to correct the damage already done!

Your takeaway: DO YOUR RESEARCH AND ACCEPT NO LESS THAN A BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON WHO WILL LISTEN TO YOUR NEEDS AND PROVIDE YOU WITH HONEST ANSWERS ABOUT THE OUTCOME.

I am in FACT a REAL person/former client!

To respond to the doctor's (Dr. Stratt) previous post, I am indeed a REAL person from Virginia Beach who came to your office in December 2014. I even had my fiancee reach out to your staff approximately 11 months post surgery to discuss my concerns and dissatisfaction. Do I sound familiar now?

After my experience, I now suffer serious pain in my lower abdomen and have very noticeable lumps and bumps in that area which prevent me from wearing form-fitting clothes due to extreme discomfort. Because of the pain & cost to try to fix this issue I will most likely have to accept and live with this problem as I've been trying to do to the best of my ability.

So, you can try to discredit my post as is your right to do so, but you simply cannot discredit me or my experience with your office.

Thank you.
Dr. Rodger Stratt

Very brief meeting prior to surgery but he seemed pleasant enough. The office staff doesn't always appear to be on the same page when dealing with patients/clients so there was a couple of hiccups trying to get my labs completed...like waiting for the paperwork to be forwarded to the doctor's office.

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