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Excellent Results ... But I do understand the concerns
mrsj's Review of: Dr. Mariam Awada

Rating: 8.47 (out of 10)
Review Date:
October 29, 2008, 9:24 am

Doctor Name:   Dr. Mariam Awada (My Profile)
State:   Michigan (MI)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   mrsj (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):   March 31, 2008
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I have read all of the reviews of Dr. Mariam Awada on this site, and certainly there is truth to all of the good and a bit of the bad. I'll address each in hopes this helps others:

1. Consult Charge: You will be charged for a consultation. The consultation fee is applied to the cost of your procedure should you choose to go forward.
2. Wait times: Yes, you will wait - for a really long time on your initial consult day (more than an hour post appt time for me), a fairly long time on your next appt (30+ min post appt time), and you may find that you will wait on the day of your surgery (I did). It does put one in a very cranky mood! My advice - bring a book or your ipod (I always do) and expect the worst. Good news post op and for cosmetic procedures, I've never really waited more than as would be usual at any dr's appt, i.e., 15 minutes.
3. Staff: Staff are lovely, friendly, funny and let's face it, they have to be - this is a business and they are it's first line representatives. Most (if not all - hard to tell) of them have been thru a procedure with Mariam. Ask about your procedure and who's had it, then arrange to speak with that individual - I found them to be honest with about what to expect and what they themselves went thru.
4. Mariam's Bedside Manner: Let me start by saying I find her charming and funny - now... She is not particularly warm upon initial meeting and I can see how to many this could be very offputting. Prior to my procedure, I visited 5 other well respected surgeons, all but 1 with personal recommendations from previous patients and all of whom varied on the personable scale from a 10 to a 0 (the 0 appeared to be shockingly stoned out of his gourd!). In our initial consultation, Mariam listened carefully to my wishes, desires, and concerns about the procedure I was contemplating. She was brutally honest as to what I could and could NOT expect, what she could and could NOT do, and is very confident in her skills, which can come across as arrogant. Right, so if you're looking for a surgeon who's warm and cuddly, she's unlikely to be your cup of tea. I'm not that sort of person - I want an surgeon who knows their business, period, and am not at all concerned about bedside manner. Mariam answered all my questions directly and honestly, she treated me with professionalism during both of my consultations (I requested an additional mtg to discuss my concerns...oh why sugar coat it - fears), and at the end of the day, she was the ONLY surgeon that I felt comfortable allowing to basically cut my body in half and remove fair amounts of fat. and reassemble my abs. Post op, she was always present for the milestone follow up appts (2 wks, 6 wks, 3 mo, 6mo), and with each successive appt, I found her to be more personable. Simply put, I find her to be a delightful person and trust her implicitly when in comes to my cosmetic self improvements.
4. Results: I can only speak to my experience, and my results are truly excellent. My abdominoplasty and liposuction went very well, and both my husband and I are pleased with the results. Yes, my scar is larger than I had initially wished, but that was necessary and I understand that. Having properly set expectations going in was key to my happiness, and Mariam did that very well. At the end of the day, surgery won't make you "perfect" no matter who does it - it takes work, discipline and a bit of pain to get ensure a good result.

I have had loads of people ask me about my surgery and recovery (I was not shy about discussing it), and after they tell me how fabulous I look, I always get the same question: "Would you do it again?" The answer is always the same - absolutely and twice on Sunday. I would choose Mariam Awada again without hesitation and I would (and have) recommend her to anyone I knew considering surgery.

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