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bad surgical outcome from tummy tuck/abdominoplasty
jimmy_oz's Review of: Dr. Anthony Porter

Rating: 2.88 (out of 10)
Review Date:
February 5, 2009, 5:52 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Anthony Porter (My Profile)
City:
Adelaide
State:   (*)
Country:   Australia
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   jimmy_oz (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   1 found
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   September 3, 2008
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I had surgery 6 months ago to tighten loose skin on my belly. Almost immediately afterwards i had an over hang and belly was bigger than before the surgery.
I felt like i was lied to when I was constantly told time and time again at all post op consults that this would go down by both the surgeon and his nurses (apart from 1 of his nurses who told me this was the worst tummy tuck she had ever seen!!!)
I now have no confidence in Dr Anthony Porter and have to pay another surgeon out of my own pocket again to fix up the mess.
He has offered to fix it surgically, i but i cannot trust him. I figure if he cannot get it right the first time then i assume his second surgery will end up messy again.
You can see from my pictures how bad the end result is.
I cannot believe that i now have a bigger waist than before the surgery and in my opinion a bigger front bulge too.
I have gone from going to the beach and taking my shirt off even with my belly the way it was, to nowbeing too ashamed to show my torso because of this funny roll/bulge half way up my belly and a scar that is 2 inches above my underwear line and i was told that underwear would cover it!
Belly button also continually leaked for 4 months post surgery!
This is just my experience with him, i am in no way saying that he is a bad surgeon, i am just simply stating what my results from his surgery are.
I regret having this done and have become embarrassed of my image and depressed. My GP Doctor ended up referring me to a psychologist for councelling.

What a mess!!
 
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