Dear Dr. Centeno:
“I didn’t really get the opportunity to talk to you the other day when I was in the office, so I wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for a job well done! You are a very talented surgeon and also strive to go the “extra mile” in order to see to it that your patients recover and heal as comfortably, painlessly, and quickly as worldly possible, while at the same time making them feel like part of an extended family.
Your surgical talents and personal skills are greatly appreciated and I look forward to maintaining a continued relationship throughout the future years to come as the natural aging process continues to take its toll.”
RB, St Louis, MO & St. Petersburg FL
"Dear Dr. Centeno, Thanks again for your surgical skills that gave me an improved body. I am constantly checking myself out in the mirror and I like what I see :) May God continue to bless you, your family and your practice.."
"I came to see Dr. Bitar because I saw what a good experience my sister-in-law had. Her confidence was boosted with a breast augmentation with a reasonable rate. I decided to have a breast augmentation and fat injections to my lip with Dr. Bitar.
I asked for a C cup, like I had when I was breastfeeding my kids. Dr. Bitar made me look proportionate, not overwhelming, head-turning or fake. It felt great when I heard the comment 'you look really good in that outfit.' My clothes do fit better. Personally, I feel like I can pick anything out of my existing wardrobe, especially the tank tops I felt too intimidated to wear certain places, and can now expand my wardrobe and feel good in anything.
Professionally and psychologically it is allowing me to get more in touch with my feminine side, not so much a 'tom boy.' I feel more confident and sexy for myself and my husband. The best part about my experience with Dr. Bitar and the office staff was how impressed Dr. Bitar was with the results and him asking if I was ready to pose for Playboy."
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the care you have given me. There are no words that can ever express how grateful I am to you and your entire staff.
After my last surgery, I was so overwhelmed I started to cry. For the first time in my life…even among all the swelling, my stomach was flatter than I knew was ever possible, and my arms were just beautiful. I think I worried the nurses until I told them it was because I was so happy and excited. What a great surprise to wake up to!
Now I have a new beginning. I can finally see, for the first time, the light at the end of the tunnel. I know I still have a long way to go but what a great beginning this has been for me.
Everyone at your office is always so welcoming which has made my experience so comforting.
I have shared my experiences with several people who are also considering cosmetic surgery. You and your staff have made this experience so wonderful. I would highly recommend you and working with your office staff to anyone.
I hope when you have an occasion to look at this gift and enjoy the gift card, it will remind you of what you mean to me and the experience of having you as my surgeon."
EM, St Louis, MO
"My eyes appeared tired and older than my years. The surgery that Dr. Bitar performed restored my appearance to be more youthful. My friends say that I appear more vibrant and confident! It even motivated me to make other positive changes in my life, such as weight loss, attention to my hair, and fashion."
Dr. Bitar "I am so happy with my breast implants, I would do the procedure all over again in a heartbeat."
"I came to see Dr. Bitar because I was interested in having a neck lift and eyelid lifts. The results are FANTASTIC! I am very pleased with the surgery and how much better I look. I definitely look younger and less tired. I intend to have some additional cosmetic surgery soon because I am so pleased with the results of the first surgery. Dr. Bitar is always very personable and straight forward. He takes the time to answer all questions. His staff is truly wonderful, also very friendly and helpful."
Testimonial of Mrs. Victoria Lee, Mrs. North Carolina 2005
"My experience with Dr. George Bitar was probably up there in the "top 5" of my life, for many reasons. Having just come out of the most difficult years of my life,I was seeking to fulfill a promise I had made to myself during those years: that I would someday "get back" the breasts I used to have before I had children! and I wasn't going to waste my money on anyone but the best.
Dr. Bitar came to me highly recommended. I knew from the first phone call that he was literally Godsend. I had never experienced a doctor more attentive, sensitive and caring. Being a doctor- a very busy one at that- I was amazed how he made the time, on his own initiative, to build a rapport relationship with me. A pronounced understanding exuded from him. He cared more about me and my well being that wanting my business.
As far as his work? BRAVO! He gave me the breasts that he could take pride in as well as enhancing my lips. It was always his priority to make everything look as natural as possible for my body, and he succeeded in doing that. I will never go to another doctor for I have been blessed with the best! Thank you.
"When I came to Dr. Bitar I was status post Gastric Bypass and had a lot of skin on my stomach. I had a tummy tuck and I'm pleased with my results.
Since my surgery, I have noticed that people treat me so much better and my works seems to be better now too. Physiologically, I feel much stronger then before the surgery.
Dr. Bitar is one of the nicest Northern Virginia cosmetic surgeons I have ever met. I felt comfortable from the very first time I spoke to him. Every time I go back to his office the staff are very kind. I would recommend anyone to this wonderful Northern Virginia cosmetic surgeon."
I came to see Dr. Bitar because I had bags under my eyes with excess skin and fat. Dr. Bitar performed upper and lower eyelid lifts on me and I'm seeing amazing results. I don't look tired anymore. My eyes look longer and brighter. I think because I look better, I feel better.
Professionally, I need to look well maintained and now I do. I would say that the entire surgical experience was pleasant and professional. The staff was very helpful and considerate. Dr. Bitar Is thorough and very personable.
Thank you, Dr. Bitar and staff, very much.
"Previous surgeons performed plastic surgery on my nose and I was dissatisfied with the results, so I searched for other Northern Virginia cosmetic surgeons and came to see Dr. Bitar. I had a rhinoplasty with Dr. Bitar and it was very successful. I am very pleased with the results.
I am more confident and feel more beautiful. The surgery has increased my confidence and has psychologically made me a happier person.
The entire staff is very helpful and professional at all times. Dr. Bitar explained the entire procedure thoroughly. He is experienced and a true professional."
" You are the reason I wasn't amputated at the knee. This happened because chance had it you were on call at Fairfax hospital back in 2000. I was flown into that hospital from an ejection car accident. Everyone at the hospital wrote me off until you said no!...I can fix this. Because of you I'm still walking around in 2012. Long story short, you did a free flap on my foot(every thing was gone but my toes) from my thigh. After 45 days at said hospital I never got the chance to say thank you.
Again, thank you so much for being there for me, I know I had a very slim chance of keeping my ! leg/foot without you. The last 12 years have been a blessing thanks to you and your craft."
"I came to see Dr. Bitar for my neck 'wattle.' I had the neck lift procedure done about two months ago and most of the swelling is gone and my neck looks 95% better.
I feel more self-confident about the way I look – no more 'old lady' neck. My husband, who didn't think I really needed the surgery, has commented on how much better I look. Dr. Bitar and his staff are very friendly and willing to answer any and all questions preoperatively and postoperatively."
"I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how I am doing post surgery and to thank you so much for your fine work.
I had nearly severed the tip of the middle finger on my left hand completely off in an accident involving a crane. I remember telling you just before I went into the OR that if you had any doubt that the tip of my finger could be saved to go ahead and amputate it. I am happy to tell you that my finger is nearly 100% today. Every time I work with my hands I think about how grateful I am that you made the decision to save my finger. Thank you so much again for the great job you did for me."
"I came to see Dr. Bitar to get a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction on my stomach, hips, inner and outer thighs, and buttocks. I went from a size 12 to a size 8. I had a flabby tummy due to pregnancy, and now it is flat and firm. My thighs are smaller and shapelier. I am more confident in my looks and can't wait to have my next surgery.
I have loved dealing with Dr. Bitar. He is so kind and checked on me often to make sure I was feeling okay. Dr. Bitar is very patient oriented and meticulous in his work. His staff is wonderful and friendly."
"I had a Bilateral Breast Reduction and Bilateral Upper Blepharoplasties. I feel better physically and even feel that I am once again 'in control' of my body and its appearance. I feel proud of myself, that I took action to remedy a problem that could be resolved. I have come to praise plastic surgery and its positive benefits and without hesitation, I would elect plastic surgery again.
Since my surgery I feel better about myself. My self-esteem has been renewed, and I even have a sense of pride that I had the courage to remedy a physical and psychological problem.
I like the fit of my clothes since my surgery and that has restored my confidence in my outward appearance. I am enjoying the compliments of those who ask if I've lost weight or those noting that my face looks thinner (because of my, now, opened eyes)! I feel so much better about 'me' because I look better and have confidence in that outer appearance which, before my surgery, was clouded by extreme self-consciousness. Now, I feel great! I look great! And I am very, very pleased with the outcome of my surgery.
I have two words to describe Dr. Bitar and his office staff – warmth and compassion. Dr. Bitar and his staff, especially Pat, his nurse, and Diane, his receptionist, made my pre- and post-operative appointments most enjoyable experiences. I felt more like a 'friend' than just a patient. Pat and Diane take the time to get to know Dr. Bitar's patients and their needs. They remember names and greet you with welcoming conversation. You are made to feel that you are cared about and that you are much more than just a name or number to them. Dr. Bitar greets you with enthusiasm and optimism, and it is very evident that he is caring and that he wants to be of help to his patients.
My overall experience with Dr. Bitar and his staff was a most positive one in every respect. Truly, it was a surgical procedure, medicine, with a human touch."
"I came to see Dr. Bitar because I had a 'tire tube' from having three children and putting on extra weight for 12 years. I had a tummy tuck and breast lifts with augmentation.
The results were more that I could have imagined. My stomach has never been so flat. Having been overweight I decided that I wanted a healthier lifestyle. I lost weight, started working out but still couldn't lose the roll around my middle. Having had the surgery my self esteem has risen, and I no longer hide behind baggy clothes. I feel more confident, more outgoing and have more energy.
Dr. Bitar and his staff couldn't be more wonderful. He always has time to go over the details and I never felt rushed. Dr. Bitar put me at ease the moment I met him with his wonderful bedside manner."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
“You are truly blessed with an artistic eye and a highly sophisticated aesthetic sense.”
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