First, this guys is NOT a licensed Plastic Surgeon! He told me he was a licensed Plastic Surgeon and he said the reason he does not practice in a hospital is to ""cut down overhead costs and offer his services at a lower cost to his patients"". The TRUTH is, he does NOT have a license to practice in a hospital! AND, since he is NOT a Licensed Plastic Surgeon, this means HE DOES NOT HAVE INSURANCE! That's right! If you are having him to a cosmetic procedure, good luck!
Robert P. Pitera lied about his credentials entirely! He lied about his practice and procedures in his office rather than a hospital. He lied about the treatments he was performing and their safety and FDA approval. He fraudulently misrepresented himself to gain another patient, me, of his services - something I would NEVER had done had I known the truth.
He botched my VaserLiposuction procedure and followed up by giving me LipoDissolve injections, a procedure that Dr. Robert Pitera said was, ""FDA Approved and Safe.""
However, these injections, approximately 50+ I received, are NOT FDA APPROVED and they are considered DEADLY by the FDA and many Certified Plastic Surgeons!"" He also conned me into believing that a procedure called VelaSmooth would even out the areas that he ""botched"". This treatment with a Laser moved around my stomach not only DID NOT WORK, he burned my stomach several times.
In addition to all of this, there's more he lied about, he did NOT even touch the 1 area I actually paid to have Liposuctioned. After Lipo-ing other areas instead, he had the audacity to tell me I'd have to pay for another procedure and THEN he would at that time lipo the small area on my lower stomach from pregnancy...even though that's what I paid for in the first place.
During the procedure I was awake and I felt the pain! The anesthesia wore off and HE kept giving me more anesthesia. I was totally out of it but I noticed the nurse and his assistant telling him he could NOT give me more anesthesia, that is was dangerous. He'd reply, ""Just a little more."" Then HE would give it to me himself. He did this several times and each time the nurse and assistant would tell him, ""She can't take any more anesthesia, it's dangerous.""
Needless to say, this quack's case is now in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office under investigation for CRIMINAL CHARGES of FRAUD.
**Note: I tried to give a lower rating, more of a WARNING to stay away from this quack!