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romec26's Review of: Dr. Hector Viera

Rating: 2.33 (out of 10)
Review Date:
February 7, 2009, 2:02 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Hector Viera (My Profile)
State:   Texas (TX)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   romec26 (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):   June 1, 2004
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I should have trusted my gut and left his office but I thought he would be a good doctor since his website specialized in facial lipo. The office is nice and his staff is courteous but the doctor himself is the total opposite.

I went with my mom and when he did the initial consultation. I told him that I had a chubby face and wanted the fat removed from my face. Well he agreed to it but also suggested I get a nose job, which I thought was strange since I have a perfectly good nose. He than started looking at my mom and started trying to sell plastic surgery to her. I should have left his office than but I didn't.

So the day of the surgery came and I was very excited, the surgery went fine and I had no complications. A few weeks went by and my cheeks were actually more swollen than before. I tried going back to his office and tried telling him that I looked the same but he insisted that the swelling would last 6 months and that it was all in my head.

Well for one year I had people asking me why my face was so swollen, I had chipmunk cheeks now with two indentions under my cheekbones. During the initial consultation I told him I wanted all the fat removed but he said that If I did that, my skin would look older sooner. I told him I didn't care, and he said fine, and he agreed.

What he did was go into my cheeks and remove just a little bit of fat so that perhaps I would go in for another procedure and spend another 4,500. And he could get more money out of me.

I ended up with slight indentions under my cheekbones and my face still was fat, but now I started gaining weight right under my jawline and upper neck. I feel that I was treated differently because I was Hispanic. Most of his clientèle was older Caucasian woman. The ironic part is that one of the reasons I chose him was because he was of Hispanic decent.

So the moral of the story is trust your instinct. If you feel that a doctor is shady or not up to par, run,run away!

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