37yr Old Need Body Sculpting - Florida, FL

Hello, I just paid my deposit with Dr Velilla....

Hello,
I just paid my deposit with Dr Velilla. Surgery the first week in December. Flanks, upper and lower abdomen and back procedure. I'm from Georgia and I have searched and searched for a good doctor that does LOCAL anesthesia and glad I found Dr V. I'm 5'5 143lbs, waistline 29 inch. Goal is to have a smaller waistline!

Day 1 After Surgery

I will give a full update on my waistline and back lipo in a few days. The picture is less than 24 hours after surgery right before my massage. Very swollen.

Garment and Foam

I absolutely hate this garment and really hate this foam. Need to get answers from other pass Velilla patients on how they survive this for a whole month!

This garment and foam is probably the worst experience as regards to the entire process. I'm finally home after having the procedure.

On Sunday I will give a full review on my entire experience.

Scars

Developing dark scars on my left and right side of lower hip. Not sure if this is normal after having lipo on waistline. Will call office Monday

Will I ever go back or recommend Evolution MD...probably not

I'm back home in Georgia and decided to do a full review.

So far my results look good only 6 days post lipo on waistline and entire back.
The issue I have is the entire process leading up to surgery and after surgery.

Let's start with before surgery. My consultant was Ledda. If you're reading this and Ledda is your consultant, whenever you call back demand someone else.
Ledda left out so much valuable information that I needed, like the recommended time I should take in Florida, pre surgical procedures, medication call in, pre surgery appt, labs NOTHING. I had to complain to the surgery coordinator, and she informed me that Ledda has had several complaints and she will let management know. Ledda is all about her commission and once she gets that downpayment you will never hear from her again. All she discussed with me was my procedure cost and downpayment cost. The surgical coordinator worked with me to get my pre surgery appt the same day as surgery procedure since Ledda failed to inform me on this and I had already purchased my plane ticket.

Evolution is unorganized.
First of all the majority of the Evolution staff English comes as a second language.

When it was time for the surgery a nurse from Cuba messed up my IV insertion and wasn't very friendly so she had to get another lady to insert it. A mess!
I kept asking her questions about what was happening next etc etc, it was clear she didn't understand English well.

Right before surgery I finally meet Dr V and he did my markings kept it short left the room.

I remember nothing from the surgery and I was under local anesthesia. I felt nothing. The only thing I remember was laying in the recovery room throwing up 3 times after the procedure and someone asking me if my ride was outside. Like really....can I rest and get my mind right before yall kick me out.

The next day I got drainage massage and meet with Dr V nurse. Dr V himself didn't meet with me. He appears to have a Hollywood personality in my opinion. Actually I heard he may get a reality show.
Honestly if I EVER get another procedure done it will be with English speaking facility and doctor. I like doctors who are personable with clients. A doctor should always call or personally see the patient they preformed on the following day.

At the end of the day my waistline is smaller and I'm gonna be great all summer 2017.

2 week Post Surgery

1 Month Post Surgery Still Sore

A month ago today I had smartlipo on my waistline and back.
I'm still sore and slightly hard on my left and right sides of my waistline. My waistline went from a 29 to 27. I'm looking forward to seeing my final results in a few month but so far I'm pleased.

Need more employees who are fluent in English, better organization in regards to communication with consultants and surgery coordinator. One seems to blame the other department for informed information. Doctor Velilla should personally see each and EVERY patient he did surgery on the next day or at least a phone call instead of having his nurse see the patient the next day after surgery. I'm day 6 of surgery and yet to receive a call from the doctor whom I trusted in. Besides that, my results are fine so far. Swelling and discomfort. I'm back home in Georgia and decided to do a full review. So far my results look good only 6 days post lipo on waistline and entire back. The issue I have is the entire process leading up to surgery and after surgery. Let's start with before surgery. My consultant was Ledda. If you're reading this and Ledda is your consultant, whenever you call back demand someone else. Ledda left out so much valuable information that I needed, like the recommended time I should take in Florida, pre surgical procedures, medication call in, pre surgery appt, labs NOTHING. I had to complain to the surgery coordinator, and she informed me that Ledda has had several complaints and she will let management know. Ledda is all about her commission and once she gets that downpayment you will never hear from her again. All she discussed with me was my procedure cost and downpayment cost. The surgical coordinator worked with me to get my pre surgery appt the same day as surgery procedure since Ledda failed to inform me on this and I had already purchased my plane ticket. Evolution is unorganized. First of all the majority of the Evolution staff English comes as a second language. When it was time for the surgery a nurse from Cuba messed up my IV insertion and wasn't very friendly so she had to get another lady to insert it. A mess! I kept asking her questions about what was happening next etc etc, it was clear she didn't understand English well. Right before surgery I finally meet Dr V and he did my markings kept it short left the room. I remember nothing from the surgery and I was under local anesthesia. I felt nothing. The only thing I remember was laying in the recovery room throwing up 3 times after the procedure and someone asking me if my ride was outside. Like really....can I rest and get my mind right before yall kick me out. The next day I got drainage massage and meet with Dr V nurse. Dr V himself didn't meet with me. He appears to have a Hollywood personality in my opinion. Actually I heard he may get a reality show. Honestly if I EVER get another procedure done it will be with English speaking facility and doctor. I like doctors who are personable with clients. A doctor should always call or personally see the patient they preformed on the following day. At the end of the day my waistline is smaller and I'm gonna be great all summer 2017.

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