Ok, so I've dealt with having what I consider to be fat arms for nearly a lifetime. In early 2007, I decided to do something about it and began researching plastic surgeons in the MD, DC, VA area. After quite a bit of internet research, I decided to meet with Dr. Corriveau. He had written many articles on liposuction and cosmetic surgery and appeared to be quite knowledgeable. Upon visiting his office, his staff was quite pleasant. His manner was subdued but polite. During my consultation I made it clear that I no longer wanted fat arms (17 inches or so in circumference) . I decided after the consultation that I would have liposelection on my upper arms and a mini arm lift, which involved making an incision on the back of the fold of my arm and under my armpit to remove excess skin. With his fees and the hospital expenses, I was out of pocket for about $8000. Had I been satisfied with the results, I would not have cared if it had been $12, 000. However, that is NOT the case. Nearly a year and a half later, my arms remain fat as heck. I have not gained weight since the surgery, but I am really pissed that I spent this money and still have these frickin' fat arms! Although he makes it clear that he will do revisions within a 1 year time frame if you are dissatisfied, who wants to go through that? Wearing that garment and being uncomfortable, sore and nauseated from the anesthesia one time is more than enough for me. I went to two follow up visits after my surgery last March. He kept saying that I wouldn't see the final results for 6-12 months. Well guess what, I still don't see results. Granted, I can see a small difference in the "wing" effect (hanging skin/flab), but I still am not comfortable with my arms. I'm pretty disgusted that I spent this money with him and stressed that I did not want to wake up with fat arms and am basically the same as when I wrote him the check. Before you use this man or any other doctor, demand to see pics of patients that have had the exact same procedure that you want and be extremely clear about what you consider successful results. I spoke with two of his former patients that were extremely satisfied, but they had lipo on different body parts. They were satisfied customers. I certainly wish that I could say the same.
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