July 25, 2008

I can’t say enough about Dr. Agha. He has changed my life. Although I had a gastric bypass 3 years ago and lost 140 pounds, I still wasn’t comfortable with my body. I still saw myself as big and was still somewhat shy and introverted. Then last April I attended the National Bariatric Conference in California to learn more about reconstructive plastic surgery. I talked to all of the plastic surgeons in attendance and had consultations with a few. Then I met Dr. Agha. I immediately felt comfortable with him and at ease. He not only explained the procedures I asked about, he made other suggestions and explained how I would benefit from them. I should mention at this point that I was accompanied by 2 friends who are also gastric bypass patients. They, too, were impressed with Dr. Agha. I mention them because we all decided to have Dr. Agha perform our total body lifts…together! 

We started our journey in June 2007. We took our first road trip to Pittsburgh, PA (we’re Jersey Girls) for our consultation. We were very impressed with the staff at the Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery. We were there for several hours as Dr. Agha took his time with each of us and then we all sat together and asked questions. The Hurwitz Center staff is the greatest. They are professional yet friendly. We feel like family when we’re there. 

Our first surgery was scheduled for Sept. 4, 5 and 6. Dr. Agha “marks” you the night before your procedure. While Dr. Agha was marking me, I was nervous at first, but once he started I relaxed; I could see how he was so focused and into what he was doing, I could feel his energy. Our surgeries went well. Our second surgery was scheduled for March 4, 5 and 6; and once again, everything went well. It took a bit of coordination to schedule our surgeries together, plan transportation, accommodations, etc., but with the help of the Hurwitz Center staff, things seemed to fall into place. 

We just went back to see Dr. Agha this past June for our follow-up. He gave us our photos from our initial consultation which was exactly a year before. Then he gave us our photos from that day….WOW! It’s truly amazing what he has done for us. A year ago I had several layers of sagging skin, 2 extremely different-sized sagging breasts, and absolutely no butt! Today, my same-sized breasts are locked in their upright position and I have a truly amazing butt!!! 

To sum up…The Hurwitz Center staff is warm, friendly and professional – especially Shayna, Kathleen, Johanna, Amanda…and all of the others. 

To sum up…Dr. Agha is a very gifted surgeon, talented artist and dear friend. 

I’m almost sad that my journey is approaching an end. I will miss Dr. Agha and the others from the Hurwitz Center.

* Individual Results May Vary