Hi, I had a Breast Aug done by Dr Vitenas a couple of years ago and I just wanted to share with you that I went for a mammogram last week and the tech told me she sees a lot of implants and that mine were the best job she has ever seen. Thank you, again, Dr Vitenas!
I’m almost 2 weeks out from my breast implant replacement and lipo procedure with Dr. Vitenas. WOW!!! I had some pretty high expectations for the results of both surgeries… and all were met, and most exceeded by quite a bit. For example: 1. At his recommendation, both the size and material used in the implant exchange were changed. The difference is amazing. Not only do they look completely natural and feel very soft, pliable and bouncy, thanks to the “body artist” he really is, Dr. Vitenas selected the perfect size and shape so my bust is nicely and noticeably feminine, but exactly proportional for my height and weight. Of course I expected them to look good, but frankly, they are eye-poppers. I’d say 15 on a scale of 10. Way better than the work the original doctor did – the first doc actually attached the bags to my muscle tissue so every time I moved my upper “pec” muscles, the breasts jumped. (A sure sign of a boob job and poor surgical technique) I always hated that. No more, though. Too bad I can’t show you! Lots of surgeons claim to produce “natural” results. Few do. He for sure did. 2. The lipo work Dr. Vitenas did was actually even more stunning. Although I only needed a relatively small amount of fat removed (mostly targeting the abdominal “muffin top” and upper thighs) he explained the better ‘contouring’ option to create a slenderizing, proportional and more aefsthetic balance between the whole thigh (even the little fat pad in the knees – who knew!) as it joins the hips and finally curving into the abdomen and rear. He was right – the gals I know who’ve had just the front belly done end up with bulges and pockets of fat elsewhere that become disproportional and end up ruining the effect of a flatter tummy. During the very comfortable and fun consultation, Dr. Vitenas seemed pretty relentless in noticing the areas he wanted to work on, starting with the little puffiness just below my xiphoid bone. Mind you I was already a size 8! I didn’t think I needed much focus on the lower thigh either, for example, and certainly not the darn knees, for heaven’s sake. However, with a true creative artistic gift he has to work with skin and tissue, he truly did ‘contour’ and shape me from the knees right on up to my rib cage (you should see my waist line. Oooo-eeee. I dropped 2″ all the way from waist to thighs immediately (with a little more shrinkage to come in time, I’m told) but the better part was how much better it looked than I expected. My thighs are actually way more smooth (no cellulite dimples) than they were before the procedure. Plus, as with the breast shape and size, I can say his smooth, proportional, gradual shaping and sculpting from my waist to knees is better than “mother nature” did originally. And as I said, I had what I thought was a pretty good body for a 50 year old (I still wear 2-piece bathing suits and get looks.) but this is better, and has WAY exceeded my expectations. I would unhesitatingly recommend him for anyone who wanted exceptional results the very best plastic surgeon. (Plus he’s really nice, easy to talk to, and his staff are amazing – so kind and helpful. You’d be friends with them if you met them somewhere else.) Thank you Dr. Vitenas!
It has been almost 7 years since I was a patient of yours for breast reduction. I have been wanting to thank you for everything you did for me. I had a life changing experience when I underwent surgery and would recommend the surgery but most of all the surgeon (YOU) to any and everyone. Thank you again for changing my life and making me feel better. Keep up the good work and maybe I”ll see you again in the future. To this day I still talk about my surgery when asked and I always say if I had to do it again I would in a heart beat. Thanks to you my experience was a pleasant one. Have a wonderful week and stay safe.
A few years back I would have never considered plastic surgery for my breasts. I suppose cost and safety concerns were the biggest deterrent, as well as, my concern that I would get an unnatural looking result. After interviewing a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles and a second here in Houston, I opted to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas, (my friend referred him with rave reviews). Throughout the entire experience Dr. Vitenas, Michelle, Jana and the entire facility staff have made me comfortable and assured that no questions or concerns were left unanswered. The procedure was simple, exact and quite an exciting process. I highly recommend selecting a doctor who makes you feel at ease with their professional and attentive staff. I love my natural looking breasts, Thank you, Dr. Vitenas!
1. Please tell me what procedure you had.
Bi-lateral breast implant replacement after ruptured R breast implant
2. How long ago did you have the procedure done?
July 10, 2009
3. How did you find out about the doctor you chose?
Knew Dr. V previously – he refers smoking clients to me pre-surgery
4. What process did you go through to decide on this doctor?
About a nano second of consideration, then I picked up the phone
5. Describe your education/learning process about this doctor’s work.
I just trusted my gut
6. Please describe the office, including the waiting and examination room/areas.
Very shi-shi! Elegant.
7. What was your experience with the doctor’s office staff? (Are they helpful, knowledgeable, pleasant, friendly, etc)
Oh my gosh, they were all very sweet and helpful. Mostly I had the impression that they were very connected with me and what would make me comfortable. How I was doing or what I was feeling, or responding to my questions mattered to them. I was very impressed with their level of caring professionalism. I felt very safe and relaxed with them guiding me through the experience.
8. Describe the doctor’s bedside manner and how you felt about your interaction.
Well, aside from the fact that most of the time I’m practically buck naked talking to him, (which can’t be avoided I suppose) he is fabulous! No seriously, he is as down-to-earth as a doctor can get. Accessible, available, always intent on connecting with what I needed or how I was feeling – and I loved that he was CLEARLY in charge everywhere – in the office, in the hospital and in the exam room – he fills you with confidence and calmness so even if you’re showing your little imperfections or flaws, he can zoom right past that to who you are as a person. He is a real leader and puts everyone in his environment at ease with his graceful strength and sense of purpose.
9. Please discuss your overall surgical experience.
It was as good as being in a surgery can be! I was at ease from the beginning to the end. It was exactly as they described it would be, so there were no surprises of any kind. And I felt very strongly that if anything odd or unexpected did come up, I had no worries that Dr. V would handle it for me and it would all be fine.
10. How did your surgical experience match with your expectations?
Exactly as expected.
11. Were you put under general or local anesthesia?
12. What was your experience with the anesthesiologist?
Can’t hardly remember!
13. Please tell me about your recovery experience.
It was extremely easy and the most remarkable thing was I had NO PAIN.
14. How long was your recovery?
About 6 weeks before I was allowed to wear a regular bra.
15. How did your recovery match with your expectations of it?
16. How do you feel about your results?
Well, besides the fact my husband walks around saying “nice knockers!” – (which he actually didn’t before!!) I think the “re-do” was WAY better than the first surgery I had 17 years ago. The results with Dr. V are superb. I feel I am exactly the right breast size for my overall shape and figure. It feels more feminine and sexy to have a D cup than a C – and I believe my clothes look better because I am more proportioned. At 5’7″, the cup size he recommended was, in fact, perfect. And the other huge benefit was that the breast tissue is much softer and more pliable.. “very real” looking. Knowing what I know now, even if I didn’t have one of the old implants burst, I would have them replaced and re-sized just as Dr. V suggested. The outcome was, in my view, 15 on a scale of 10.
17. How do you feel about referring someone you know to this doctor?
Not only would I ONLY recommend Dr. V, if someone I was talking to was needing plastic surgery and not heading to his office, I would throw them in my trunk and take them myself! To go to anyone else would be a huge mistake. He is phenomenal. When there are so many doctors doing plastic surgery who aren’t even trained in that specialty and do not do plastic surgery as their main work, when there are literally NAIL SALONS offering botox® cosmetic, (can you imagine??? How crazy is that???) The consumer must be very cautious and choose wisely the person who they trust their body to. There are huge differences in the quality of training, service, professionalism, skill and talent.
18. Is there anything else you would like to add?
Yes! It’s one thing to be a good surgeon. Many doctors are trained to be competent and very skillful with a scalpel in the OR. It is quite another thing, however, to be a surgeon who is excellent technically (as he is) and also to be as an artist in sculpting and molding the body to be aesthetically beautiful. He has an artists eye in how he does his work. This translates to some truly remarkable and exciting results.
He has the perfect trifecta… his surgical skills are well honed and perfected over many years, he combines that with the ability to design and create like a maestro sculpting a masterpiece of art… and he’s a pleasure to talk to. He’s very bright, has a great sense of humor, lots of fun to talk to, and he’s the kind of guy you’d love to have at your dinner party because everyone would like him. Dr. V is a rare find. What a talented guy. I’m so glad he helped me, and I’d go back to him for surgery in a New York minute.
Dr. Vitenas is AMAZING!! I did my homework and visited several doctors. I really appreciated all of the time Dr. Vitenas spent with me during the consult. More time than any other doctor but he really helped me pick the perfect size. Jennifer the patient coordinator also answered all my last minute questions. Everyone at Dr. Vs office was wonderful! I have already referred one friend and I’ll continue to refer anyone & everyone that asks☺
Dr. V – I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here. Your whole staff is always so friendly and welcoming which made my surgical experience easy. My surgery results are incredible, I could not be happier with my new breasts. Thank You ALL!
I absolutely loved the Dr. and all the assistants, but most of all I love my breast implants!! Very awesome! I was very happy from the moment I saw them. The pain was minor, and I would do it all over again. In fact, I just might! ☺
Dr. Vitenas and his staff are an excellent group of practitioners. From the moment I arrived with many questions, they were ready and willing to answer them. I have had no complications and I would recommend Dr. Vitenas to anyone with plastic surgery needs. My breast implants are beautiful and I have minimal scarring.
I think the service was excellent. The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Dr. Vitenas took the time to answer my questions. He was not in a rush and that made me feel comfortable. I’ll definitely come back. I would appreciate an email on the latest research in hyaluronic acid injections and plastic surgery in general.