Dr Patti FlintMade an unnecessary incision during the surgery
Dr Patti Flint did a facelift on my wife. We picked her due to being a woman and being listed as a Top Doc in the Phoenix Magazine. As it turns out these are not good criteria for picking a plastic surgeon.
Dr Patti Flint’s demeanor is cold and distant. We initially took that as simply conveying a professional air. But it turns out she really is cold and distant.My wife’s pain following the surgery continued long after it should have normally gone away. It even increased.
Patti’s initial response was to assure us the pain would be gone in no longer than three months. When three months was past she suggested various massage techniques. When this failed to give any relief she then said it shouldn’t take more than two years (the time limit on filing a liability suit – coincidence?). She also implied the problem may be psychological.
Upon reviewing my wife’s records that Patti provided (we needed them for other doctors to review), we found the records “doctored” to state that my wife had complained of neck pain prior to the surgery. This is not true.
In addition to the above she made an unnecessary incision during the surgery and told us she had done a revision on an old scar – there was no old scar to revise. It continues to baffle us why she did this.
We have spent hundreds of dollars visiting others plastic surgeons, pain specialists, neurologist etc. to try to find a solution to her continued debilitating pain.
Suggestions we have received are that perhaps the problem is caused by the non-dissolvable stiches Patti used. One doctor offered to remove the stitches as they may be in contact with nerves thus causing pain. The doctor told us he never uses permanent stiches for this very reason.
My wife has been prescribed Gabapentin by a Neurologist, which seems to be relieving the pain a bit, yet now she has to deal with other side effects.
the same day Patti sent an email to my wife seeking information on her recovery. She mentioned in her email that she had read her review. What? She can’t stand a negative review? In her email to my wife she didn’t offer to help find any solution.
4 Reviews on Dr Patti Flint
I was initially impressed with Dr. Flints staff.
I was initially impressed with Dr. Flints staff. They were extremely helpful over the phone and I could get an appointment for the initial consultation immediately. Dr. Flint reviewed my requests which included an upper arm reduction (the over 50 flap), liposuction and fixing the reconstruction of my right breast that the original plastic surgeon couldn’t fix.
She was cautious in her promises and will only do things that will enhance and not drastically change your appearance. After 5 months I am totally pleased with my results. My scars are fading, I feel better about myself and she did fix my right breast so I feel comfortable in clothes again. I will be back, not only for my follow up appointment, but for more touch-ups as life goes on.
The results are so natural, many friends do not know about my surgery but know i have changed and look great.
Dr. Flint was very professional but also listened and took my concerns into account on my first consultation. The surgery center was very nice and the people i dealt with were kind and caring.
My surgery was fairly pain free and healing time was much shorter than i had expected. The results were far exceed my expectations. No one has noticed my scars. The results are so natural, many friends do not know about my surgery but know i have changed and look great.
What a waste of time and money!
What a waste of time and money! I recently visited Dr Flint’s office with the hopes of receiving Juvaderm treatment for some lines around my lip area that I wanted filled. She required that I pay $100 in advance just to schedule a consultation. In addition to this ridiculous fee I also had to take a half day off of work because she is only in the office one morning a week.
Once at the visit, I was told that Juvaderm would not work to fill the lines that I was concerned about. Not only did I waste the money she required for the consultation, (Shouldn’t a consultation be free? That way she could let you know if you’re a candidate or not before spending any money), but I also lost half a day’s pay at work.
Plus I still have these horrible lines around my lip area that she could do nothing about. I don’t recommend going here. Find someone who can offer a free consultation and some real solutions to your problems, instead of just stealing you money and doing nothing.
Patti Flint, MD Is Scammer.
I called for a consultation. First of all, it is $200 for the consultation (first time ever in life I’ve been told a consultation is not free.) I called for Lipo and was told I had the wrong BMI. Ironic isn’t it?
Also you should know this would have been my third consultation and the other two doctors already cleared me so I’m not sure what this one is trying to pull. Seems to me they only take certain BMI and weights etc in order to make their results look better. Don’t Bother with this one!