I am currently recovering from liposuction with Dr. Broc Pratt at Carolina Age Management Institute. Dr. Pratt performed liposuction on my flanks, bra rolls, lower back, inner thighs, lower abdomen and back of arms. He also removed dog ears from a previous tummy tuck I had with another surgeon. My surgery was performed last Friday, July 26th.
Best Experience ...I Would Actually Do It Again!!!
Dr. Pratt is an incredible surgeon — I met with many plastic surgeons in my quest to find someone I trusted for a very challenging procedure (this was not a simple tummy tuck) and he was by far and away the absolute best. Spent an hour with me on my first consultation, listened to my concerns and provided input and guidance of how to contour my shape and look natural...yet achieve my expectations.
The day of the surgery in his brand new facility (impeccably clean) he and his entire staff (love Elizabeth!!!) treated me like gold. I stayed over night and was again treated like a 5-star guest with the utmost care.
Dr Pratt called me several times personally as I worked through my recovery and was there every time I had a question or worry.
I would never go to any other surgeon. He and his staff are the absolute best! My results were more than I could have hoped for and quite honestly have changed my quality of life in such an enormous way.
I Had a Wonderful Experience!
Dr. Pratt and his entire staff are beyond amazing! The entire process from consultation to recovery was so smooth and pleasant. I felt very comfortable asking questions and sharing my concerns and most importantly very happy with the outcome. The results were far beyond what I could have expected. Very natural and just as requested!
As for the staff, Leigh, in pre-op was so great and very attentive to details. She answered all of my questions and even went out of her way to answer my text messages after hours. Elizabeth who was with me from the start of this journey ensured that my scheduling from start to finish was smooth and efficient. If there was ever a time when I was unsure of something or needed something changed she immediately made it happen. Renee is a wonderful and caring nurse. I was very excited to know that she was going to be there the day of my surgery.
Lastly, Kevin the anesthesiologist was nothing but professional and honestly the most pleasant medical professional I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. His technique was wonderful, he took any fear out of the surgery, and made the whole experience very welcoming.
The office and surgical center were immaculate and up to date. I would highly recommend Dr. Pratt to everyone!
BEST Decision, Even BETTER Care.
I had received an email about a Breast Lift promo that Carolina Age Management Institute (CAMI) was running back in August. I scheduled to have a consultation and immediately knew that it was something I wanted/needed. Dr. Pratt and his team of nurses are the BEST in the business from start to finish. I never felt worried or concerned of any negative outcome, because they walked me through and were there the whole process. I could not have asked for a better group of people to be there during the surgery day, and after. The patience and care they showed in unmatched to anyone in the health industry. I am beyond excited about the aftermath and look of my new Breast Lift. I would recommend Dr. Pratt and CAMI to ALL!
BEST DOC EVER!!!!! i had a tt 2 years ago and i still love it. Stomach is flat. I love Dr. Pratt he opened up a whole new world. I would recommend him 10 times over. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask
42 Years Old, Short and Plump - Charlotte, NC
I am seven days post op from a tummy tuck with Lipo. I am very sore, but I can already see a dramatic difference in my body. I am aboit 5’2.5” (every half inch counts) and before surgery I weighed 191lbs. I carried most of my weight in my stomach and despite dieting and excercising 3-4 times a week doing kickboxing, I wasn’t able to do anything more than yo yo diet for 10-15 lbs. I did extensive research on tummy tucks and after deciding it was safe- I met with a surgeon. For the first time in ever- he was very optimistic about where I held my weight and what a tummy tuck could do for my body. I was terrified, but proceeded anyway. Today marks the 7th day post surgery. I am very sore- especially my back where they did lipo and my incision line on my abdomen is numb but Does occasionally hurt. I’ve already dropped 14 lbs and continue to have a lot of fluid draining. I haven’t really changed sizes of pants, as I am still very swollen, but my stomach is flat. The pain is manageable. I’m taking pain meds sporadically and I have been able to do things like attend a friends bday party and grocery shopping. I work from home mostly, so I have been able to pick that up again, although I do get tired easier and have to take breaks. So far, I am extremely pleased with what I see in the mirror and am so anxious to see my body continue to change as the swelling goes down over the next few months!
31 with 3 Kids and 4 Pregnancies - Charlotte, NC
I have always wanted a breast Aug but since I breast fed I always said I will do it once I decide not to have no more children, but then after having my babies it seemed that no matter how much weight I lost I still looked the same and always had a muffin top lol. So I started investigating and made the best decision ever. I am so happy with my results and at 2 months post op I am a size 6 from a size 10-12 in jeans and a small in shirts. Super content with Dr. Parts work.
11 Days Post Op and STOKED
After multiple clients of mine told me they had work done by Dr Pratt and they had nothing but great things to say; I decided to go meet with him. After the first 5 mins I knew he would be my dr! I am 11 days post op -TT/BL/BA and I couldn’t be happier. Dr Pratt and his staff are amazing.
So Excited for Makeover (T.T, Lipo, BA), but Are These Fears Part of Normal Jitters or Unusual? - Charlotte, NC
I am so excited to have this surgery done. I have been dreaming about having these procedures since my second child, but after my third, the desire to do this became stronger and I finally decided to make the leap. I picked a doctor whose work (that I have seen) and personality and staff are incredible, (Dr.Pratt-Refine Institute) and am counting down the days. I could kick myself for saying this later but I am prepared for a lot of pain and discomfort and 3 weeks of downtime (GOSH, I DO NOT WANT IT TO BE LONGER-I know recovery can take months to a year but I have an office job that I need to be back at on week 4). Any tips on ways to have the speediest recovery possible? I've bought Arnica, Bromelaine and all of these vitamins that are supposed to speed up surgical recovery. I have been drinking a ton of water already and already started taking probiotics and have tried to eat as clean as possible. Any other common little dos or don'ts would be highly appreciated.
Best Decision I Made with Dr Pratt and Staff!! - Charlotte, NC
Smart lipo on both my upper arms and bra rolls in the front! I am an African American young woman in my 30's. I inherited large arms that resembled big turkey legs. I literally got my huge arms from my Mom, Grandmother on my mom's side and grandmother on my father's side. My main concern was not being able to fit clothes properly. My torso is very small so I fit small to medium shirts. I had to purchase large and extra large shirts due to my arms. I knew that if I didn't get the smart lipo on my arms, I would just get older and it would get worse! My Mom and grandmother have to get extra fabric added to Thier shirts and dresses just to make the sleeves fit. I was also very uncomfortable in the summer time. I would hide my arms under sweaters and be extremely hot as heck. After consulting 3 to 4 different surgeons, I decided on Dr Pratt and his staff because of thier professionalism and previous good reviews I read. I am 1 day post op and I can see the difference even with my swelling. Before surgery my arms were 16.5 inches and today with swelling they are 13.5 inches. I look amazing already. He took 6lbs of the fat. I can't wait for swelling to go away in the next few months! I'm glad I didn't believe some of the horror stories I have read on here. Dr. Pratt and staff have excellent bedside manner. Lee, Tammy and Connie were amazing as well. When a Doctor calls your fiance from his personal cell phone the night of your earlier surgery to check on you, that's awesome! I made a great decision and I'd do it again!!!!
50 Y/O Mom of Two Tired of Looking Lumpy - Charlotte, NC
There are only a few things that money cannot buy and true love is one...without the 24/7 support of my hubby the first few days...I would be a blubbering mess. I elected to have full TT as well as lipo of all the rest of my stomach, back, crests, bra rolls and inner thighs. So, first off, taking it easy for at least two weeks is not an option. Be kind to your drains...they are your friends
Mommy Makeover -Ballantyne, NC
I had a tummy tuck, lipo and breast augmentation by dr broc pratt. I am very pleased. My stomach is flat and my scar is low and is healing well. Dr. Pratt and his team kept my family informed of my status during my 5 hour surgery. I highly recommend The Refine Institute and Dr. Pratt to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.
So Happy - Charlotte, NC
My procedure went better than I expected. I didn't experience much pain. The worst part about the procedure was just having the bandages on my chest for a week and not being able to wash my chest. I honestly wish I would have done this sooner. Remember it will be difficult to wash/brush your hair so having so dry shampoo was helpful and stock up on movies and your favorite food because you won't want to go anywhere for a few days
Life Changer - Charlotte, NC
Even in elementary school, I was always “the girl with the big boobies”. I began developing in the 4th grade and by the time I was in the 5th grade, I was a C cup. The growth continued through high school and college until this year, when finally at a size E I knew that I needed a change and had enough. The back and neck pain, difficulty finding my bra size and at reasonable prices, inability to dress appropriately (or cute!) due to my size and constant jeers and snickers encouraged me to finally make a move. After researching clinics in my area, I came across Dr. Broc Pratt from The Refine Institute. I was impressed with his experience, supportive staff, attractive and state-of-the-art facility. 2 months after my consultation, I had my reduction and went from a Size E to a 38C. I couldn’t be more pleased. This is definitely the BEST decision I’ve made in my life, as it has CHANGED my life.
35yr Old Mom of 2: Journey to a New Me - Charlotte, NC
TT lipo then lipo at bra line and inner legs. Surgery tomorrow 1/31. Very nervous about swelling and overall recovery. Working mom of 2 can't be out of work too long.
Three full days since surgery. Feeling good. I am already starting to almost stand up straight. Honestly if my but bone had not flared up on me from having my kids I would not have had much pain at all.
The garment....this thing is going to drive me crazy. It makes every trip to the bathroom an adventure. But I will wear it. I hope to take a shower tonight and that will be the 1st time I will have taken the garment off. So...this should interesting.
I loved my doctor and it is worth the drive to Ballentine. They did an outstanding job from start to finish.