SUCKED IN, May 29, 2007, 4:25 am
Dr Bruce Katz has probably gotten more publicity than any other Dr for the new SmartLipo technique....and he is a total fraud. He has been on "Good Morning America", "Today Show", in People magazne, Star mag.....he gets you in there under the pretense that he is the pioneer in this field. And he probably is. Problem is, he is very ambiguous about how much of his procedure is SmartLipo and how much is "regular" lipo (I beleive he does PowerLipo).
I --a 50 yr old mother of 2--specifically went to him for SmartLipo, as I had issues that could have warranted a tummy tuck, but I didn't want to go that route. Dr. Katz convinced me SmartLipo was my answer--and it probably is, as it is a painstaiking, time-comsuming process nd when done right,m works great.
But when I had my surgery date, Dr. Katz breezed through it, doing ALL PowerLipo, and at the end, skimming me for a mere 8 minutes or so of SmartLipo. And the whole time, he was ducking out every 15 min or so to supervise other procedures concurrently in other rooms.
Three months Post-Op, I am not only NOT SMALLER than before, I am bigger! He left me lumpy, asymmetrical and most importantly, NOT smaller than before, even after promising me this summer I would have a flat stomach.
The only place I am lighter? My wallet. This is a Dr who clearly knows what he is doing, but chooses to either save that knowledge for his more high-profile patients, or just wanted to get in as many patients as he could in one day at my expense. I am now faced with trying to get him to do a revision, or suing him for he money back. And as you can imagine, he has been VERY uncooperative in dealing with me post-op.