55 Yrs, African American Woman, Need Lower Face & Neck Rejuvenation - Stratford, NJ

Like most others, It took a couple of years of...

Like most others, It took a couple of years of filler injections to realize that I just needed to go ahead and get a more permanent surgical solution. After weight loss and general aging, I needed a lift. Consulted with 2 surgeons who felt I didn't need a lift "yet". If it bothers me ...I need it.

1 week to go and.....

Actually, I think i look pretty good .....for my age! My neck actually looks tighter....in the right lighting. And If i hold my head just so........ i think I'm even looking younger lately! I even passed a mirror and didn't cringe. It's not so bad after all! Anyone else have similar thoughts right before they go under the knife?? LOL

lower face before pics

.....It's time.....

Surgery date canceled....

So frustrating. My cardiologist did not approve my surgery, and I was psyched! You all know how long it takes a person to really wrap their mind around having the procedure!! you envision the day approaching, the morning of the actual surgery, waking up after the surgery, those initial painful days, as well as the day you realize you're on the to healing. Damn! But clearly, I don't want any procedure if my heart can't handle it at this time. I'm not giving up though!!

Heart situation was a blessing in disguise....

Really hard to believe, but I was actually RELIEVED when my cardiologist said I was not eligible for surgery. I was having a really hard time accepting that Dr. Corrado would be operating on me. I wouldn't cancel it myself because the timing was right and I had already paid my money. I kept telling myself that I should ignore the uneasiness that i felt. I didn't have to like him. "You're knit-picking", I told myself. I went against my better judgement and kept my appointment, planning not to say much at all for fear that if he said another thing that was pompous, defensive, or condescending, i would jump off the table and drive home in my hospital gown! So...God stepped in and canceled it for me. What a horrible experience! i just keep thinking that if I had gone through with it, what if I had had a difficult recovery? The aftercare would have been horrible with a Dr. that you did not trust, nor feel comfortable with. Lesson learned. Listen to your gut!! I'm so glad I didn't go through with it!!!!

Heart situation was a blessing in disguise......

Really hard to believe, but I was actually RELIEVED when my cardiologist said I was not eligible for surgery. I was having a really hard time accepting that Dr. Corrado would be operating on me. I wouldn't cancel it myself because the timing was right and I had already paid my money. I kept telling myself that I should ignore the uneasiness that i felt. I didn't have to like him. "You're knit-picking", I told myself. I went against my better judgement and kept my appointment, planning not to say much at all for fear that if he said another thing that was pompous, defensive, or condescending, i would jump off the table and drive home in my hospital gown! So...God stepped in and canceled it for me. What a horrible experience! i just keep thinking that if I had gone through with it, what if I had had a difficult recovery? The aftercare would have been horrible with a Dr. that you did not trust, nor feel comfortable with. Lesson learned. Listen to your gut!! I'm so glad I didn't go through with it!!!!
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon

Consultation with Dr. Corrado was interesting. I had done my research and felt comfortable with his qualifications and all, however, upon meeting, I felt his bedside manner could have been better. He seemed difficult to talk to and defensive. A patient should feel comfortable asking questions about the procedure they are considering. Went back for a 2nd consult, we addressed the apparent "lack of rapport" and things seemed to get better, so I'm scheduled for surgery 3/23/16. Surgery was canceled for medical reasons and I was quite happy about it. Communication with Dr. Corrado was quite uncomfortable, as his attitude was pompous. I was made to feel that I had no right to ask questions about the procedure. Some Dr.'s may not believe it, however, It matters how the patient feels about the surgeon we are entrusting our bodies to. I'm so glad the surgery didn't happen because I can only imagine what aftercare would have been like. To his credit, my funds were returned promptly.

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