Friendly Staff (except for one nurse which is the same one that told me I would no longer see my Surgeon and would be assigned a new one. She always seems to be in such a mood)
Dr. Rizvi listens to what you want and doesn't waste your time with bullshit.
He went over the procedure and explained how and what he was going to do for me.
He went over the possible pain I may experience or not, the emotional changes and stages my body would be going through.
I used to have a vertical line right in the middle of my abdomen. Dr. Rizvi created a round belly button which has detail inside. I don't even remember having a belly button as nice as it is now. I love it so much. It looks very natural.
He said he would keep my Tummy Tuck incision low and that he did. He took most of my stretch marks off and the ones that remain are below the belly button. I'm still swollen from the procedure, but It is way flatter than it was.
I cannot express how happy I am with my breast. I can't remember ever seeing them look this good ever. He made them look fuller and youthful. To be honest, now I don't mind showing them off.
He provided us with his personal contact number for emergencies or immediate concerns. He was great about answering right away or returning phone calls.
This is not a con towards my Surgeon but rather towards the Institute where I had services rendered. Dr Rizvi is no longer at Athenix because he had gotten busy at his private practice. I was told on my two week visit by a nurse that he would no longer be my Doctor and a new Surgeon would be assigned to me. I didn't like the fact that now I would have to be familiar with another person when I was already comfortable with Dr. Rizvi. I was given an appointment to see the new doctor at the 6 week mark and I told the nurse Dr. Rizvi wanted to see me at 4 weeks. She said It didn't matter, he was no longer my doctor. A week after, I had what I later found out was an allergic reaction to the stitches and my body was rejecting. I didn't know what to do and it was after hours and I didn't have the new Surgeons information so I contacted Dr. Rizvi and sent him a picture of the area. I think he called me within 10 to 15 minutes after sending the message to him. He explained how to care for the area to avoid infection. At that time, I took the opportunity to ask him why I couldn't continue seeing him and he said I had the option to stay at the institute or see him at his private practice and would be more than happy to accommodate me. I haven't had any issues seeing him at his private practice.