I had wanted to get a tummy tuck, hernia repair and lipo. After much research, I selected Dr. Bootstaylor and am so glad I did. My criteria was:
1) Must be certified
2) Must accept high BMI
3) Must be female
5) Mist be able to repair hernias
4) Can do drainless Tummy Tucks
She checked all the boxes. I would like to give an honest review of pros and cons…
Communication from the beginning has been great; it’s a little different for me having to use text that goes to all the office staff so it helps to address your text to the person you intend it to go to. Interactions with Dr. Lissa were so pleasant, she is very knowledgeable and willing to explain things, she takes her time and gives you undivided attention.
I am so pleased with my results, she heard my every request and even went above and beyond. For example, I tend to keloid and had an abdominal scar that was a year old. Dr. Lisa took the time to treat my old scar during surgery. After surgery, I had noticed the scar was shrunken and flat. I pointed it out at my 1 week appt and she told me she had treated it. She took initiative to correct a blemish and I didn’t have to ask her and she had foresight to use that old scar as a test site incase I needed keloid treatment in the future so now she knows the exact formula for me.
She is very knowledgeable and has an eye for art. My incision is symmetrical and healing so smoothly. She is very skilled and it’s obvious. The ladies at my recovery house were changing my dressings and I overheard them say “her doctor even did this, shes a good doctor”. That validated what I already knew from my research.
My belly button is so cute! I requested to keep my original belly button but was told that may be difficult with a belly button hernia (which I had researched & read many others had lost their belly button due to a hernia). Not with Dr. Lissa! She saved my belly button and repaired the huge hernia as well. She is definitely a God send and I am blessed to have had her work on me.
She accepts high BMI. Not everyone fits into one mold and she understands that. I consulted at a BMI of 40. I was never asked to loose weight and it was never discussed. It’s difficult to find a good surgeon with out BMI restrictions. They are far and few in between but I am grateful she isn’t afraid of a little challenge.
CONS: (If you can call them that)
I was first put off that I had to pay for my consultation with Dr. Lissa. I would have liked it if they would credit you if you booked the surgery. However, it’s worth it and in hindsight, I would pay it willingly knowing what I know now. Her time is valuable and she really does give you her undivided attention.
She is a little on the pricey side, could be because I fall into the high BMI category, but let me tell you this ~ She is worth every penny! I have absolutely no regrets at all. I could have gone to Miami and paid half of what I paid but I chose personalized care. I didn’t want to feel like I was in a production line and only another number. I was given great care that was personalized to my individualized needs. I was the only surgery scheduled for that day so she was fresh for me and only focused on me. Therefore, you get what you pay for.
Overall I am just over the moon with my results and am grateful to Dr. Lissa and her team for all they have done for me!