I had lipo revision from Dr. Stanley Okoro in...
I had lipo revision from Dr. Stanley Okoro in Atlanta GA in April. I had expectations that it would be a successful surgery from the amount of lipo revisions he had stated he performed. Unfortunately, I spent $10,000 & saw no improvement. I had 5 hours of anesthesia with only thermitight on my lower abdomen & lower flanks & upper back. He also did some blending which was supposed to improve the irregularities & indentions. He suggested exilis & I purchased that package as well. I had no idea that thermitight did not need to be done under anesthesia & I had paid a very hefty price for OR time etc. On my 3 month post op, Dr. Okoro was able to clearly see there was no change & he suggested thermismooth body as the next step. I had already paid $4,000 more than I was quoted for revision lipo from other plastic surgeons in the Atlanta area & now Dr. Okoro wanted to charge me more for extra thermi treatments! I found it difficult to consider when almost no improvement was seen. I've reached out to GA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the past with the follow up surveys but no one has ever contacted me regarding my concerns. The follow up with office staff regarding quotes etc. is very poor & it takes several attempts before anyone answers your questions. I am very disappointed in Dr. Okoro's commitment to patient satisfaction & I'm sorry to say, i would never recommend GA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to anyone.
Before & After Pictures At GA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
I will also note that Thermitight's claim to tighten skin had no effect on my skin. Dr. Okoro is a clinical teacher for thermitight & my procedure was done under anesthesia with plenty of time, preparation & an ability to do it at the maximum strength. It still made no difference.
30 Aug 2016
4 months post
Thank you all for your feedback. I wish you knew how much I value your comments & suggestions & I will give each of them much thought going forward.
I did want to provide an update to say that Dr. Okoro called after I wrote my review. I stand corrected on the Thermismooth device. Dr. Okoro said he did not own the new machine & GA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery was being charged on their usage. Dr. Okoro did say he would speak to Thermismooth on my behalf to see if I can qualify as a "model" for before & after photos. The pictures I posted on realself are from Mytouchmd.com, taken at GA Plastics so Thermismooth would have pictures from the beginning of all of my Thermi procedures. This would help alleviate costs of some future investments on my revision so I am hopeful they'll work with me. Dr. Okoro discussed fat grafting before my revision surgery & he explained if I needed further improvement, he would consider this in several months. I do need to say that Dr. Okoro & his PA, Jenny did return an initial phone call pre-surgery when I inquired about including blending to the surgery to break up scar tissue. I was really hoping breaking up the scar tissue would have helped my irregularities.The other 2 Plastic Surgeons I had consultations with before choosing Dr. Okoro had seemed very focused on this aspect. Dr. Okoro did do the blending & clarified that thermitight was difficult to do on revisions due to the scar tissue & this is the reason he wanted to do it under anesthesia. He said I could still see improvements with thermitight up to a year although they also state most results are seen in about 3 months.
I wanted to provide this corrected information & to say my conversation with Dr. Okoro was informative.
I will show updates of the path I choose & hopefully the investment & time I've spent trying to correct this liposuction will finally bring a successful conclusion.
Update: No communication with GA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
16 Jan 2017
9 months post
I have not spoken with Dr. Stanley Okoro in 4 1/2 months. The last we spoke Dr. Okoro was going to speak to Thermi to see if he & the company would decide on offering me Thermismooth for my abdomen & back at no charge. This was due as a result of me spending $10,000 with Dr. Okoro performing Thermitight for revision lipo & having no results. Dr. Okoro had his assistant get back with me to let me know all they would offer would be an esthetician to do thermismooth on the abdomen & I would be responsible for payment for the upper & lower back to be treated. I had hoped Dr. Okoro would have been more concerned with a positive outcome instead of seeking further profit at this point. During my vacation time in early December, I called to schedule a time to meet with Dr. Okoro since this was such a huge investment for me financially, physically & emotionally. I left a detailed message with the front desk & they assured me Erica, who is responsible for collecting all money for surgeries in advance, would return my call as soon as possible to schedule a time to meet with Dr. Okoro. I have yet to hear from Erica or anyone from GA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery since I attempted to reach out. It is only my opinion, but it is disappointing for a Plastic Surgeon to make claims to be an expert at revision lipo & have such poor outcomes followed by poor follow up. I would recommend researching thoroughly before making the same mistake I did.