Testimonials

Read What Our Patients Have To Say!


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Dr. Centeno,

Thank you very much for your excellent care and attentive service during my pageant preparation. Your innovative combination of treatments helped me to highlight my beautiful new skin during my photo shoots and the Miss Universe pageant in Brazil. I would highly recommend your services to anyone who is interested in aesthetic services when time is of the essence and the stakes are high! Best wishes.

Alexandrya Evans
Miss USVI 2011

Alexandrya Evans, Miss Universe USVI 2011
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Dr. Centeno,

I am eternally grateful for the excellent care and attention you provided while I was preparing to compete in the Miss Universe competition.

When having healthy, flawless skin was a necessity, your innovative combination of treatments and skin care regiments helped me to highlight my beautiful new skin during my photo shoots and throughout appearances while in Brazil.

Alexandrya Evans – Black
Miss Universe USVI 2011

Alexandrya Evans, Miss Universe USVI 2011
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I met with Dr. Bitar and knew after a few meetings that we would work well together. I asked him extensive questions about my lengthy and complicated procedure. He was and is always available, patient and complete in his responses. He is informative, direct and confidence-inspiring. It is clear that your medical safety and well-being is his primary concern and getting the best possible results a close second.

On May 2, I had a complete lower body lift which included inner and outer thigh lifts, buttock lift and tummy tuck. I am positively thrilled with my results. I had every confidence and faith in Dr. Bitar and he came through for me beautifully. He removed over ten pounds of skin from my lower body, tightened up huge areas of loose skin and resculpted an entirely new lower half of my body. I lost an entire pants size, feel so much better in my clothes, feel wonderful without clothes, and now feel like the results of my large weight loss that I worked so hard to achieve show so much better! I truly feel not like a new person, but that the real person underneath has been revealed. I have become engaged this year and look forward to starting married life with an all new and improved me!

 

K. D.
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What sets Dr. Bitar apart from all the others is his sincere dedication to the patient combined with an artistic and tireless vision of how he can help you achieve your cosmetic objectives.

There is a distinct sense that your surgery has been absolutely personalized just for you and that he’s as committed to your concerns as you are. There is not a lot of undue favoring on the results as much as objective analysis of a job well-done and, perhaps more importantly, attendant to the patient’s own analysis.

Dr. Bitar performed full body liposuction on me and my results are outstanding! Rather than just reducing my overall size, as one might expect with weight loss, the procedure truly altered my shape in subtle but significant ways. It actually reduced my clothing size more than had I lost a lot more weight. The strategic reduction of fat made all the difference.

I am in a high-visibility job, often on camera and always in front of people. By feeling as if I look better, and more like my ‘old-self,’ I feel a lot more confident in how I look. But more importantly, I feel happier with the image the public sees now. In my business, first-impressions are often all you get so it’s critical that that impression is a favorable one.

Dr. Bitar and his staff are simply wonderful. He takes the time to get to know you and really discuss options in a non-threatening and very relaxed environment. He’s always responsive to inquiries throughout the process and his staff went way out of their way to accommodate me… They are truly a sincere and dedicated group of professionals that feel like family friends.

When you consider something as serious as invasive elective surgery, you want to feel confident that your doctor and his staff are absolute professionals. But you also want to feel like they are warm, caring people who really do care about you and your results too. Unquestionably, you can find the nexus of these two criteria in Dr. Bitar and I would whole-heartedly recommend him to any family member or friend seeking cosmetic surgery.

 

M.L.C.
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I sought out Dr. Bitar and two other plastic surgeons after losing 95 pounds from a gastric bypass. I told them I wanted perky breasts, a flat stomach and some liposuction on my saddlebag hips. Dr. Bitar spent a lot of time with me on that first consult, answering all my stupid questions, and his staff won me over. Pat and Ann were very attentive, helpful and patient. They were the icing on the cake I needed to make my decision.

I had surgery on June 4th and went from a sagging E/F cup to a large C. I have perky breasts for the first time in over 30 years. I don’t have to tuck my t-shirt up under my breast to absorb the sweat and I don’t flop and jiggle all over the place. I can wear spaghetti strap camisoles with the shelf bra and it doesn’t look like one continuous boob across my front.

As for my stomach, it’s flatter than I can ever remember and I don’t have the saddlebags on my hips. I can wear sexy underwear and it’s actually sexy on me.

I went to my 30-year high school reunion and everyone was telling me, I hadn’t aged a bit. Thanks to Mom for my great skin, Dr Anez for my bypass and, finally, Dr. Bitar for the icing.

K. C. B.
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I can never express my sincere appreciation for the care that you have given me. Thank you for giving so much of yourself in sharing your technical skill and demonstrating your commitment to practicing plastic surgery at the highest level of excellence. You are truly blessed with an artistic eye and a highly sophisticated aesthetic sense. [You have] a clear vision of what is possible and appropriate, encompassing attention to detail to make your patients look fabulous.

You are without a doubt one of the nicest and warmest compassionate doctors I have ever met. Your gifted spirit allows you to bring out the beauty in everyone, no matter how much or little they have already in their favor. All of these things not only make you an extraordinary surgeon, but also a wonderful person.

 

Y. A.
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Dr. Bitar performed an Abdominoplasty with Hernia Repair and Liposuction to my inner and outer thighs.

I was unhappy about the way I looked. I worked long hours and hard all of my life, and I wanted to do something for me.

Dr. Bitar removed about 7-9lbs of fat during surgery. Most of the fat was removed from my thighs. Since surgery I now have a much flatter stomach and much, much thinner thighs. I also know that I will not see the final results from my surgery until 6 months out. I still have swelling in my mid section. Before surgery I wore a size 18 and now I’m between sizes 14 and 16. Even though I’m wearing a size 14, I have a much flatter stomach…

Since I’ve had surgery I joined a gym (with the blessing to exercise from Dr. Bitar) about 2 months after surgery. … I [still] have work that I must do to make me smaller. Since surgery, I now have energy and the will power to exercise and diet that I never had before. I actually look forward going to the gym.

As for Dr. Bitar’s staff, let me start with Diane (front desk) – cheerful, helpful and very positive. Pat (nurse) – She is the kindest person I’ve ever met. … Pat excels in inter-personal communications, sparks enthusiasm; she is very competent in her job and very professional.

What can I say about the best doctor around? Dr. Bitar constantly seeks to broaden his professional horizons. He attends seminars to maintain his knowledge on current procedures. He is very personable, kind, gentle and always takes time to listen. Dr. Bitar always wants to make sure that you understand the procedure that you are requesting. He will honestly tell you the pros and cons of the procedure. He will give you what time you need and you may call him at anytime. He’s the best!

 

L. F.
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I came to see Dr. Bitar for an Abdominoplasty. I am very pleased with the results. I went down 2 pant sizes, my abdomen is flat and he was able to remove many of my stretch marks. At 38, I look better than I have in years. Clothes fit better and I am able to wear a two-piece bathing suit again for the first time since my pregnancy – 14 years ago!

Dr. Bitar took a lot of time to explain everything and answered all my questions. He was available in the office or by phone whenever I needed him. His staff is wonderful, especially Lily!

 

M. B.
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I came to see Dr. Bitar for removal of excess skin from my abdomen and upper arms after dramatic weight loss. He performed an Abdominoplasty and Bilateral Arm Lifts on me and as of the date of this testimonial, I am 6+ months post-surgery. I am very happy with results so far and expect further improvement over the next 4-5 months as the swelling continues to diminish.

I must have consulted with half a dozen plastic surgeons in my search for help with excess skin removal. At my first consultation with Dr. Bitar, I was overwhelmingly impressed with the amount of time he was willing to spend with me. He explained his practice and provided me with the knowledge about the procedures I was considering. At every step, Dr. Bitar was compassionate and concerned about my needs and was very good about explaining the surgical process and what I could expect in the way of results. It was clear to me that Dr. Bitar was impassioned about how he could improve a person’s life and self image through reconstructive surgery.

To say that a great weight has been lifted from me is both an understatement and ironic as I had over 13 lbs of excess skin removed as a result of 150-lb weight loss. I had a huge hanging fold of abdominal skin and big hanging flaps of skin in my underarms. I felt horrible about it. It was both unsightly and very uncomfortable in spite of my dramatic weight loss. I was still very self-conscious about my body because of the folds of excess skin.

I now look and feel better than I have in over ten years. I am still a ‘work-in-progress’ and realize that I must take an active role in my reconstruction recovery through exercise and a healthy life-style. I plan on having more work done to achieve my body image goal, and I will do this with Dr. Bitar’s skilled and compassionate services.

Dr. Bitar’s staff, from administrative to his nursing staff (especially Pat), are beyond superior in attitude, care and concern for his patient’s needs. I have always felt well cared for by them all.

 

K. P.
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I came to see Dr. Bitar for a Tummy tuck and Liposuction to reduce my waistline and hips. My results are outstanding. The surgery reduced my stomach and hips significantly and I went from a size 14 to a size 10.

The surgery has given me an outstanding look at life and made me more confident as a person. I feel better at work and when in the public at special engagements.

Dr. Bitar and the office staff are friendly and understanding.

 

S.J.M.