After having my implants for almost 20 years, it was definitely time to get them redone. I was very unhappy with how asymmetric and wide spaced they were. I had considered going back to the original plastic surgeon but my husband, Joe Valdez of PT by Joe, had met Dr. Albert Carlotti during one of the NPC Fitness Shows and had suggested that I make an appointment to talk to him.
I found it amazing that as a surgeon he also competes as I do in the world of fitness and for me being an IFBB Bikini PRO, symmetry is extremely important. I immediately felt he would have a better understanding of the demands we place on our bodies and the symmetry I need to be and stay extremely competitive.
When we met with him, he made me feel so comfortable and he spent a lot of time with me explaining what needed to be done to make my breast look even again and for my implants not to sit so far apart. So different than anywhere else I had ever been.
I was thoroughly impressed, as was my husband. At that time, we talked about size and what type of implant I would want and what would be best for my overall look I’m trying to achieve especially with me being an IFBB Bikini Pro. His professionalism and knowledge of the sport I participate in made my mind up… it would be Dr. Albert Carlotti and Dr. Michelle Carlotti at The Carlotti Center that would redo my implants.
After picking my date for the surgery, I had my preop visit with Dr. Carlotti and staff so we can finalize our plan as far as size of the implant that would be used and how the procedure would go… all of these years I thought I had 500cc implants that were rippling so badly it was visible through my skin.
Day of surgery, I was obviously slightly nervous but everyone on their staff was there to help and made me feel extremely comfortable! I remember feeling a sense of calmness as I went to sleep knowing I was in good hands.
As the awesome husband-and-wife team proceeded to operate on me, they found two things that were very wrong: one being that the implant size that I was sure for 20 years was 500cc was definitely NOT 500cc and that my old implants had been way overinflated and likely why they were rippling so badly and were upside down! Along with that, they found that my chest wall was concave. Dr. Carlotti spoke with my husband to make some quick decisions in regards to where they would have to go from there. The decision was made to stay above the muscle and go with a little bit larger implant due to my chest shape.
All I can say is I am so thankful that my husband and I made the decision to go with the Carlotti Center. I couldn’t be more pleased with my results!! Thank goodness I did NOT go back to my previous doctor…. Dr. Albert Carlotti and Dr. Michelle Carlotti are an amazing team with unparalleled expertise, devotion, and kindness. The results that I got, given what they were working with, are absolutely beyond beautiful!! I could not be happier!
Now, when I step on stage, I have the utmost confidence from head to toe!!
IFBB Bikini Pro Lisa Kelly-Valdez
“After a great deal of research on many plastic surgeons in the Valley, I chose the Drs. Carlotti. They take the necessary time to meet with their clients and fully understand their needs before undertaking any procedure, plus they truly listen. I highly recommend them for anyone wanting to look and feel extraordinary!!”
2014 USA Karate Gold Medal Champion
At 53 years of age, empowering myself to look and feel better for both the present and the future remains an enduring personal goal! Private consultations with Drs. Michelle & Albert Carlotti led to an actionable plan regarding diet, exercise and elective surgery.
My journey included a mini face lift, eyelid lift, laser peel and periodic injectables. Admittedly, my decision to undergo these procedures was more maintenance focused and less about purely enhancing my appearance i.e. vanity or the often read about search for the “Famous Celebrity Face”. Being intellectually honest, I came to the realization that as I age, my diet, level of exercise and commitment to a healthy life style in of themselves may not be enough to preserve a youthful (vibrant) appearance. For me and I am sure many women there exists a sense of self-confidence / empowerment associated with our appearance. I could not be more proud of the results!
With the help and support of the Carlotti Center and of course my husband I was confident I would be in trusting hands. Knowing Drs. Michelle & Albert Carlotti as I now do – their professional background, genuine care for their patients as well as their competent staff – I would not use any other surgeon. They are simply the best! This unique husband & wife plastic surgeon specialist team are most talented, professional and trustworthy.
Dr. Michelle Carlotti transformed my breasts in ways I was told were not possible. I had uneven, saggy breasts with large areolas. Four surgeons turned me away saying that the anchor scars that were necessary to lift, level out my breasts, and shrink my areolas would be extensive and I would be less happy with them than I was then.
I am here to tell you that Dr. Michelle made the perfect, even breasts
with tiny areolas like I wanted, and that after a year the scarring is nearly imperceptible. Actually even if I could see the scars I would still love my perfect new breasts. I’m so glad that I trusted Dr.Michelle to do what so many other doctors could not.
Thank you Carlotti Center!!
I was very fortunate to find the Carlotti Center after a great deal of research on quality surgeons who could help me achieve my physique goals. I’d spent a great deal of time working to transform my body and as many women know, sometimes you need a little extra help.
I immediately connected with Dr. Michelle Carlotti at my initial consultation. Her skills and credentials were outstanding but what really convinced me I was at the right place was the genuine care and concern she expressed for her patients. Both she and Dr. Albert Carlotti completed by breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, partial lift coupled with a hernia repair in their center.
They walked me through every step of the process. As a fitness model and talent, my physique is extremely important and I so grateful to have had the assistance of Dr. Albert and Michelle Carlotti. Once a patient you are like family at the center and that makes all the difference to me.
~ Kim Miller, Two-time Nationally Published Fitness Cover model, Fitness Writer and Co-Owner of Fit Mom Diet
“15 Months ago, I had the 4-D Facelift procedure performed by Drs. Albert & Michelle Carlotti. I am extremely pleased with my results! From the first Consultation to my last appointment, I have so say that they have provided the highest quality of care and follow up, as have their entire staff. It is amazing to me, how talented they are in the art of cosmetic surgery and they have restored my youth, which I couldn’t have asked for more!
Even my “X” told our Daughter, that I looked like I did when I was 25!, and I’m 60! Who could ask for more ~ I’m me, but OH SO MUCH BETTER!!
Thank you, Drs. Albert & Michelle – I’m so happy to be a patient & you’ve made me feel like part of the family – you are both so personable!
If you are thinking of having any elective cosmetic surgery done, don’t go to ANYONE but the Drs. Carlotti! I would recommend them anytime!!”
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