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liposuction and fat transfer caused damage
leaf's Review of: Dr. Kristoffer Chang

Rating: 3.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
September 2, 2008, 11:36 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Kristoffer Chang (My Profile)
City:
San Francisco
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   leaf (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   July 10, 2008
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I had a buttucks lift by this Dr. in 2001, because of prior lipo damage to buttucks (by another Dr.) which caused it to sag. THe results only helped about 20%. Another surgery in 2004 which was suppose to transfer fat to buttucks left me with deep holes in both knees, and no results to buttucks area. He charged me alot of money but only placed 40 ccs in each buttucks. I now know this is not enought fat to make a difference. He told me it was. In 2008 he attempted to transfer fat back into my knees to correct them at my request. Even after I asked him not to go near my lower gluteal crease, because that was where I sagged so much, and why he did the buttucks lift in the first place, he did anyway! I was horrified and still am, because my buttucks fell even further down into my upper thighs, because he weakened the tenuous support structure I had left under the crease. I do not think he communicates well, and I would never trust this Dr.s judgement with lipo or fat transplant. (I could not comment on his other skills).
The other thing is I think he is dishonest and overly greedy for money. He said that during this procedure he could transplant some fat to one thigh area, which had been too aggressively liposucioned by another Dr. years ago, and by a coritsone injection in my hip which left big indentation. He promised it would make a difference and I paid him an extra $500 for this for his surgical fees, (not the operatiing room cost or the anesthesiologist.) Anyway, there was nothing there afterwards. Not even the slightest bump to show a difference. I am thin, except for fat in inner and back of thighs, so not much fat should be removed cause of possible skin rippling or sagging, (I am in my 50's).... so that is why he recommended conservative removal of fat. BUt to charge me for literally nothing, and then he refused to do anything more, and also refused to refund my money when I asked. I basically think that is wrong. I would not trust the integrity of this Dr. If I can figure out how to use this site, I will post pictures of the sagging of the lower crease of my buttucks 1 and 2 week post op. I am very unhappy, because he should have known not to liposuction in an area that had already been damaged. This is commmon knowledge and I do believe did not act with reasonable care for my circumstances. I have suffered so long with this disfigurement, and then to trust a Dr. and pay him, only to end up worse is really tramatic.
 
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