Thank you so much for the great deal of care and concern that you demonstrated throughout my entire surgical process beginning with the initial consultation. You were patient, detailed oriented and thorough in answering all of my questions with a great deal of knowledge and confidence.
You listened intently to what I want and subsequently the result of my surgery is amazing! I’ve continued to follow Doctor’s Orders and my recovery and healing has also been amazing. The incision made for my tummy tuck is so precise and hidden by a simple bikini that I’m looking forward to hitting the beach this summer (two piece in tow).
On behalf of my husband, he wanted you to know that our payment was really a token of our appreciation to you, for a job well done!
All My Best To You & Your Wonderful Staff. *
Regardless, there are many plastic surgeons that can provide a patient with beautiful and physically appealing results. The thing that sets Dr. Hardaway apart in her field is her individualized focus on what the patient wants and combining that with her immense knowledge and experience of the most realistic outcome for each procedure. We have discussed a number of different surgery options and if she thinks that a certain one will not give me the outcome that I am looking for then she will not recommend it even though it would have been to her benefit financially to do the procedure.
It is easy to see that Dr. Hardaway is not just in this profession for the money, in fact her prices are far more reasonable than any other doctor that I had a consultation with while I was researching my options for a plastic surgeon. I took the process of finding a plastic surgeon extremely seriously because after all I was going to spend a lot of time and money on this and of course I was entrusting my physical appearance to someone else. After “interviewing” a number of doctors I chose Dr. Hardaway even though her office is 40 minutes away from me because I was so impressed by her and her staff. Her staff is courteous, professional and helpful yet they are also friendly and warm. I appreciated the fact that they made me feel comfortable before a procedure when I was feeling nervous. They also showed me a video that explained my procedure in depth so I knew everything about it beforehand which I really valued.
During my first consultation with Dr. Hardaway I was struck by how she took the time to really listen to what I wanted and patiently answered each question I had (and I had a lot of them!) She also made sure to explain each procedure in a way that I could really understand it, this was different from a lot of other doctors who even though they knew I wasn’t a doctor they still did not fully explain all the medical terms they used so I ended up being confused about what exactly would be done to me, which is a scary feeling. Dr. Hardaway was not like this at all. Despite being incredibly skilled and recognized in her field she is still very humble and down-to-earth and just wants to do her job the best she can and give the best outcome to her patients. Even though she is extremely busy and focused on her work I always appreciated that she would listen to and address each of my concerns and never made it seem like she was in a hurry even though I’m sure she always had a million things to do. I mentioned to her that I was moving out of state and she would take the time to ask about that. I remember being surprised that she remembered that because of everything else she must have on her mind. In my experience all of these aspects about Dr. Hardaway and how she treats her patients are really unique among plastic surgeons and doctors in general.
Besides finding a doctor that I was comfortable with it was also very important to me to find a highly qualified plastic surgeon. I was reassured by Dr. Hardaway’s credentials which are highly impressive. She is not just a doctor with her own private practice she is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University, she was Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Detroit’s Receiving Hospital and Director of the Burn Center there, and she is an American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon among her many other qualifications.
During one procedure that I had done Dr. Hardaway could have chosen to create the most aesthetically appealing result in one area of my body but by doing so there was the possibility that I would have had reduced sensation there because of the tissue that she would have had to remove. Instead of taking that risk in favor of the best physical result and even though it was only a possibility that I would have reduced sensation there, Dr. Hardaway decided to not do so because she was more concerned about me being satisfied afterwards emotionally and overall. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated her consideration and concern in that matter. Dr. Hardaway continued to impress me with her follow-up care by making herself available by phone after the procedure, I had to call her once at 10 o’clock at night when some of my stitches came open, and she returned my call immediately.
Originally I was surprised to learn that Dr. Hardaway does not advertise like those doctors that you hear on the radio or see on billboards or T.V. But after being her patient I realized that she does not have to because her work speaks for itself. Dr. Hardaway’s clients come to her by word of mouth because of the excellent results and the always professional yet understanding and respectful way that she treats her patients. I could not recommend Dr. Hardaway any more highly; if you want the most positive plastic surgery experience she is the best. Thank you so much Dr. Hardaway! I wish you all the best! *
First, let me thank you for the wonderful surgery that you performed on me. Thank you and your staff for making me feel comfortable.
Before I consulted with you, I had tried many diets and nothing worked for me. I wanted to work out everyday, but I was too impatient to wait on the results and I was losing confidence in myself faster than the seconds go by on a stopwatch. Today I am very pleased with the results thus far. I have to admit that when I took my before pictures I was actually holding my stomach in because I was embarrassed. It is a pleasure to be able to look at my body today and see the difference that Lipo made. I will forever be grateful to you for helping me restore confidence in me. I strongly recommend you to other people who are looking to improve their look. Again thank you for making me feel and look better. *
Words cannot express my sincere gratitude to you to you for the marvelous job you’ve done on me. Thanks for making my dream a reality. May God continue to shower you abundantly with his many, many blessings form above. *
Thanks for your continued persistence in helping me “reconstruct” myself. As a work in progress, I thank you! *
Thanks so much for everything! All of you were wonderful! Thank you for making me calm and the great care you all gave me! I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! Thanks again to everyone! *
- C.M. *
- A.B. *
- M.G. *
Updated on Oct 12, 2010:
One week from now I’m going to go for my first physical in about 6 years. It’s a very long time, I know. I’m excited for it though. Hopefully everything will go well so I will be a-okay for the surgery.
Updated on Oct 20, 2010:
I’m all clear for surgery! yay. My procedure had to get rescheduled for a sooner date. It’s now November 17th. It’s just around the corner. The only thing I’m nervous about is going back to work. My job involves lifting large and small dogs(grooming/asst). I guess I’m just going to have to take it extremely easy. *
*Individual results may vary