Rating Feedback for Dr. Barr (1660988)
'I had liposuction done about three years ago. Dr. Barr did a brutal job on my arms. After 6 months I went back to discuss my results and he told me my arms looked this way because of my back fat. Instead of taking responsibility for his poor job he made me feel terrible about myself and tried to sell me on having more procedures done. When I told him I wanted him to fix the way my arms looks only and didn't want any further work done, he got visibly angry with me. Just before the procedure when he was marking me, I was pointing out the area, which I had done a million time before, he jabbed me with the marker and basically yelled, "This, you want this done, this is not part of your arm." I began crying at this point and cried until my husband picked me up from his clinic. I was awake during the corrective procedure the whole time crying. His nursing staff was very caring. He is a total monster and only cares about his bottom line. He is in it to make money not because he cares!'
It is very unfortunate that this patient feels this way about her experience. She had ultrasonic liposculpture of her abdomen, waist and arms in August of 2007. Pre and post operative digital images reveal a truly transformed aesthetic outcome in all treated areas. After her surgery she stated that her upper posterior shoulder area should have been considered part of her arm treatment area. It was explained that the upper posterior shoulder area is not part of the arm and is considered a separate treatment area. Extra time would have been needed to treat that area and there would have been an additional charge to cover that additional time. She was seen in the office multiple times regarding many areas of concern including shoulders, bra strap, and upper back. 18 months after her original surgery, she returned and booked SmartLipo on multiple other areas of her body. She also requested that the Smart Lipo be used on her arm area for skin tightening. As she would be undergoing other SmartLipo procedures, this extra skin tightening of the arm area was offered to her free of charge as a gesture of goodwill to a past and present client. The night before this booked surgery, for which there were staff, equipment, supplies and OR time reserved, she cancelled all of the procedures with the exception of the no charge tightening of her arm area. Despite cancelling the night before, she arrived at the facility and wanted to pursue only the no charge portion of the planned surgery, and again stated that she thought her shoulder area should have been treated originally as part of the arm area. It was once again explained to her that her shoulder is not considered part of the arm treatment area. She became very agitated. I eventually agreed to treat her shoulder at no charge as a courtesy and to diffuse the situation.
If she would agree to sign her photo consent we would be happy to place her before and after images on our website and allow the results to speak for themselves.
It is disappointing that a patient with excellent results and care would choose to anonymously discredit me. I have dedicated my professional career to providing exceptional outcomes in an honest and compassionate manner and feel that my reputation and growing patient base can attest to this fact.
This patient was discharged from my office following this event.