His work is amazing. As I searched before/after photos for the procedures I wanted, my doctor's work literally stood out from all the rest - his clients look natural, and fantastic. Other doctors' clients looked... worked on, if you know what I mean. It's very important to me that at the end of this, I look like me - not bimbo-barbie, lol. Not that there's anything wrong with someone choosing to look... bold - hey, I get it, I just don't want it for me.
His facility is impeccable. He has his own surgical recovery facility, in addition to the surgical center. Part of his "package" is a 24-hour stay in the facility, so that the first crucial day post-surgery is spent under the care of trained medical personnel.
He is a perfectionist. I mentioned this yesterday. There is not a single detail he leaves to chance. Pre- and post-surgery have a complete regimen of nutrition and supplementation (which of course, speaks to my Nutritionist-heart). Additionally, because he takes control of every aspect, all the little things, like the post-surgical garments, salves, balms, etc - are all included in the package. I was handed a bag at my last appointment and inside was everything I'll need!
He has a heart. My doctor supports a charity called 1 for 1 Medical. When someone books and pays for a surgical procedure, my doctor donates and performs a Cleft Palate surgery to someone who could not otherwise have it.
Were there any drawbacks to my doctor?
Price was definitely a factor. He is not inexpensive, but this is absolutely a case of You get what you pay for. His record is clean - pristine, even. His clients are thrilled with the results. And he is personally invested in the success of each procedure and recovery - after all, each one is a testament to his skill. So yes, he's more expensive - there are other doctors who charge less (some significantly less), but as important as this is to me, as permanent as the results will be, I will not cut corners on something this vital.
Other drawbacks - ok, I'm gonna be both honest and a girl here... Dude is young and hot! Lol. Why is this a drawback? Seriously? Do you know how hard it is to drop the robe in front of a guy to begin with? Then, add in the hotness factor and one's own body-insecurities... yeah, very awkward. He laughed this last time when I hesitated to open my robe - "It's nothing I haven't seen before," he said. "Yeah, well you may see it all the time, but I don't show it all the time," I replied. My poor husband didn't know whether to chuckle or groan. At least I didn't have to go through the mortifying photo-process again! That will mess with your head - talk about shining a spotlight on every insecurity I have! Yeesh!
Ok, so now, all that said, who is my doctor? Dr. Robert Cohen. If you're interested in surgery, I encourage you to first - do your due diligence, and second - check out Dr. Cohen. Of course, that's all after you've done everything in your power to change your body ;-)
|Dr. Robert Cohen|
Want a story about the first time my hubby and I met with Dr. Cohen?
This was back in 2008, before I reached goal weight (I was nearly there). I booked a consult, and we showed up with a whole list of questions. The hubby and I were both stunned by Dr. Cohen's youth, but his expertise was apparent. He was very professional, very analytical, and a bit intimidating. During the conversation, he turned to my husband and asked what were his thoughts... Bill said, "well, we've spent a lot of time on your website, and those of other doctor's, and by far - yours are the best boobs."
Dr. Cohen looked blank for a moment, then, with an absolutely straight face, reached up, grabbed and squeezed his pecs and said, "Thank you, I've worked very hard on them."
O.M.G. I about fell out of my chair laughing. All right, I thought, not only does he know his stuff, but he's got a sense of humor. ;-) I knew I wanted to continue doing what I could to change my body - reach goal weight, and maintain it, hone it through diet and exercise. I wanted to do everything in my power before I had surgery. No shortcuts. But I knew now that I would be safe and comfortable in Dr. Cohen's care. Four years later, I am even more sure.
And now... I'm counting down the days! Just three to go! Woot!!