I am really disappointed with Dr. Verebelyi! I had the SmartLipo procedure done on my chin/neck, to eliminate a slight double chin. I didn't even go in with the intention of having it done. I went in to just have some injections done, and during the course of the consultation, he suggested the procedure. I SPECIFICALLY asked him prior if there was going to be loose skin, he assured me no, that the laser would tighten it up. That was NOT the case. It left me with a HORRRRRIBLE turkey neck appearance because of all the loose skin. I complained and was informed I could have a different procedure done to fix it... at a cost of an additional couple grand. He also said I was told that loose skin may be a side effect, but that was an out and out lie. I had asked HIM if that would happen during the initial consultation and he had said no. The nurses were very kind and suggested maybe it still needed more time. That was back in March or so (had the procedure done in Jan 2010), and it has been almost one year and it is still loose. I am embarrassed beyond words. What makes it worse is that I am a professional comedian and on stage constantly, and I am always self-conscious about it, that is NOT conducive to success in my field. If I had been told to choose between a slight double chin or a turkey neck, I would have NEVER agreed to the procedure. I really feel like I was duped. The injections (Juvaderm, etc) I received were fine, but you can get those anywhere. I am out 4 grand only to look worse. I am now a 40 year old with a 60 year old neck. DON'T ANYone get that procedure! I also would suggest to get a 2nd opinion on any procedure you want done there.
On the plus side, the staff is very nice and professional, and Laura (nurse) is awesome, but even all that doesn't fix what that procedure has left me with. I am horrified to have people look at me and I now HATE to have my pictures taken. I moved in May to NYC and while there consulted with similar offices and they all suggested procedures to fix it, but they are all too expensive for me. Bottom line is, I ASKED IF THERE WOULD BE LOOSE SKIN AFTER AND WAS TOLD NO. I would never have done it if I had known. Words can not describe how badly this procedure has made me feel about myself. This goes down in my own history as one of the worse decisions I have ever made. The fact that Dr. Verebelyi told me after I complained that he had told me it was a risk just pissed me off because that meant both he either thought I was stupid or had forgotten and also he proved himself to me to be a liar. BOOOO!