This past year has been one of the most difficult in my life and Dr. Raskin is the person who turned it all around for me. I faced a 60 pound weight gain due to other medical issues and I could not see a light at the end of the tunnel no matter how hard I tried. The moment I met Dr. Raskin, I knew that I had been saved. One of the first things she said to me was “this will be one of my biggest surgeries but I believe in you and I am on your team”. There are always negative views when it comes to plastic surgery but, Dr. Raskin never made me feel like I couldn’t do it and truly believed this would kick start me and my new healthy lifestyle. The work she did speaks for itself, I couldn’t be happier or feel more like myself again if it weren’t for the hours of hard work she put in during the surgery. What speaks to me the most with my experience with Dr. Raskin was the moment right before I was put under. I have had traumatic experiences with other operations in my life so regardless of my age, when I am brought into the operating room, I am brought to tears out of anxiety and irrational fear. I have had many surgeries with many different surgeons but Dr. Raskin did something that none of them had ever done. She saw the stress and tears in my eyes and instead of continuing to get ready for the procedure as most surgeons do; she took off her gloves, looked me right in the eyes and held my hand. She spoke softly and was entirely focused on me and how to calm the situation down. While this gesture seems so small, it is something that I never thought I would experience from a surgeon. Dr. Raskin invests herself in her patients. She supports them beyond the operating room. She wants you to succeed and will do anything to help. She has high expectations for herself as shown in her amazing work but, she has high expectations for her patients as well. She is the kind of doctor that a patient wants to come back and show how well they have done. My latest check-up ended with me tearing up because of how grateful I was to have met Dr. Raskin and to have her make such a difference in my life, not just my appearance. There is no doctor I trust more than Dr. Raskin . I could write endlessly about her abilities and bedside manner but, I say this, go see for yourself. You will feel at ease and know you have found the right person the moment you meet her.
“THERE IS NO DOCTOR I TRUST MORE THAN DR. RASKIN. I COULD WRITE ENDLESSLY ABOUT HER ABILITIES AND BEDSIDE MANNER, BUT, I SAY THIS, GO SEE FOR YOURSELF. YOU WILL FEEL AT EASE AND KNOW YOU HAVE FOUND THE RIGHT PERSON THE MOMENT YOU MEET HER.”
“I FEEL MORE MYSELF THAN BEFORE.”
My entire life I have struggled with the shape of my legs, always covering them up and wearing sarongs at the beach. No matter how much I exercised and dieted ‘that fat’ just wouldn’t budge. Smartlipo was a great solution for me. Now, a physical and also mental obstacle has literally been lifted and my ‘dream’ jeans slide on without having to wiggle back and forth. I feel more myself than before. Dr Elsa Raskin’s procedure not only reshaped my legs, but most importantly helped me love myself a bit more.
“IF I HAD KNOWN HOW GOOD I WOULD FEEL, I WOULD HAVE DONE IT WAY SOONER.”
When I made the decision to see Dr. Raskin about my stomach it was because I did not like the way it looked. What I could not have imagined was how much the procedure made a difference in how I felt about myself. It is an amazing thing to be at the beach with your family and not for a minute give a thought to anything but enjoying your day. Not once this summer did I have to stop what I was doing and cover up because I felt self-conscious, it was like being a kid again. If I had known how good I would feel, I would have done it way sooner.
“I would highly recommend Dr. Raskin and am confident in saying I am sure I will use her again down the road.”
I met with 4 doctors (2 in Greenwich, 2 in NYC) before deciding on Dr. Raskin. She was thoughtful in her approach, spending time with me explaining the procedure (SmartLipo), potential results, risks and recovery. I did not take the decision to have plastic surgery lightly and she made something rather scary so easy and pleasant. She never made me feel rushed and was willing to answer any and all of my questions. Even after the consult, I could call to ask questions. Jackie in her office was incredibly responsive in making sure I had all of the information I needed to make a decision. On the day of the procedure, everyone was so friendly and comforting. They eased any anxiety I may have had that day. Dr. Raskin personally called me the morning following my procedure (a Saturday) to make sure I was doing well. I have had two follow-up appointments (should point out that she was always on time – with no wait) and am seeing results. I would highly recommend Dr. Raskin and am confident in saying I am sure I will use her again down the road.