Birmingham Plastic Surgery Testimonials
Worth the flight to see Dr. Karaca
“I live in Los Angeles, and I’ve been to many different plastic surgeons, and none can hold a candle to Dr. Karaca. He truly is a master at what he does. I fly from Los Angeles to Birmingham to get my face touched up, he is that good. First rate plastic surgeon. There is none better.”
– Julie Adams
Dr. Karaca lives up to his good name
“In 2003, I asked a medical professional for the name of the best surgeon she had ever worked with. She gave me Dr. Karaca’s name and said no one else could come close – he was a surgeon with an artist’s eye. I had a facelift that year and was completely happy with the results. This year (2012) I have returned for an eyelift and three days ago I had a breast reduction. Dr. Karaca is a fabulous surgeon, and I will recommend him to anyone. He lived up to the high praise.”
– Glenda Joann R.
“Dr.Karaca was very professional, knowledgeable and patient during the two consultations I had with him,explaining exactly what he was going to be doing in the surgery. He took thetime to look at pictures of thebreast to make sure I got the shape I desired. The surgery and recovery weregreat, and people are shocked when they found out I had a breast augmentation. I recommended him to my mom, and she had the same fantastic experience.”
– M. F.
Breast Implant Surgery
“The best thing I ever did was take the recommendation of a Beaumont employee and call Dr. Karaca to see if something could be done about my recent replacement surgery by another doctor. He assured me that I would no longer think I looked like a freak after he did his surgery. Guess what? I feel like a new person now. He did a fabulous job!!!! I thank him from the bottom of my heart!!!! I will definitely refer anyone to him…..”
– Barbara O.
Dear Dr. Karaca,
I just read your email, and there’s no time like the holidays to thank you for everything that you have done for me. I am 72 years old, and I feel great and look great. I live in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and spend my days exercising, playing tennis, and playing golf. I wish that your practice was in Florida. I tell all of my friends what a great plastic surgeon I had in Michigan. Too bad that you are not here, they would be crowding your waiting room. Yes, there’s no time like the holidays to spend a few moments to say, “Thank You.” Hope your Christmas is filled with health and happiness.
Dear Dr. Karaca,
I left your office yesterday after having my final stitches from my breast reduction surgery removed. I was (and still am) full of so much emotion.
I was searching for the right words to tell you how Ifelt – to let you know just how much this surgery means to me – but . . . I couldn’t find the words. I went straight home, determined to write you a letter but again I had trouble. After taking an extra day to ponder, I realized my problem.
There are no words adequate to express myself – but. I’m going to try.
I’m sure I could have gone to other doctors for this surgery, but I highly doubt that any could come even close to making me as happy as you have.
You obviously are very dedicated to your work. You made me feel that you considered me as a person – that you were concerned about my likes and dislikes. My needs and you designed my surgery to fit my lifestyle.
Before surgery, you made sure I understood what was going to be done to me, what to expect in the recovery process and the precautions I needed to take. As a result, I felt very comfortable with the whole idea of surgery. The staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital was very friendly and efficient. Everyone I came in contact with was knowledgeable and very helpful. But, most importantly, when the bandages were removed, and I saw your work (this is where the description is difficult to put into words) the emotions that went through and the way I felt at that moment is something that I will remember and treasure all of my life.
Dr. Karaca you mentioned that my surgery was your first of the New Year. You with your skills are responsible for starting not only a new year but a new life for a happy young woman. I’ll be eternally grateful.
With gratitude and respect,
August 21, 1989
Dear Dr. Karaca,
This letter may seem a small way of saying “Thank You” for what you have done for me but believe me it means a lot in a big way. I appreciate your skill, knowledge and professional ability in order to be able to treat me the way you have. Why can’t there be more doctors like you? I honestly feel great about myself. To be a whole person again has done wonders for my self-image. I have done my best to educate people on my surgery, and I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to you who may be considering having it done.
I hope to make your portfolio. After all, a double reconstruction would certainly reveal your credibility at its finest. Hopefully, in the future, you’ll be able to persuade your colleagues to use, or at least consider your techniques. Let’s face it: all mastectomy patients will never have the privilege of being treated by you.
I’ve wanted to express this to you since the operation, and I feel glad that finally I have. Everything has taken place just as you said.
In closing, I do hope you understand my feelings, and if at any time you need additional confirmation to help a future patient make a decision, I would be more than happy to accommodate you.
Keep up you witty, charming professionalism. I’m awfully glad to have been your patient.
Dear Dr. Karaca
After five weeks, I’m finally beginning to allow myself to BELIEVE that those “rocks” you removed shall continue to exist ONLY as uncherished memories replaced, thanks to your skill and confidence. By a natural softness, I thought I was destined never to have again. Your life must be FILLED with “beautiful moments and cherished memories’ of all the people you have helped – both physically and emotionally – by restoring, replacing, rebuilding whatever defects they bring to you! May God bless your work – and may you have many more years of beautiful moments and memories. My husband and I both thank you again.
Dear Dr. Karaca,
I wanted to write you a letter to let you know how much I have appreciated your kindness and commitment to me as a patient. It is very rewarding to know that there are people like you in the world that actually care and love what they do professionally. I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for me, and so far so good. I’m currently in Oregon but promise to come see you the next time I am back that way. I am so much happier with these results. I just never felt right about the first ones. You are a wonderful doctor and person. I appreciate all you have done for me.
To my favorite dresser,
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on my leg. I am very pleased with the results. I cannot believe it looks so great. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
June 16, 1994
After contemplating surgery for more than four years, you must know that it wasn’t an easy decision for me. Even after choosing you for a surgeon, it still took 10 months to finally go through with it. I have been impulsive about many things in my life, but this was not one of them. After meeting with several doctors about my situation, I found such a feeling of relief at your office. While other doctors are looking at their watch or holding on to the doorknob, you are answering every question and explaining each detail.
Your professional manner, confidence in the resultsand time you took for consultation all made it somewhat easy for me. I realize that the money you earn is made while you’re in surgery, but if it weren’t for the time you spent beforehand, I would never have gone as far as the operating room. Thank you for your patience.
Although I am still recovering, I can see the results were well worth the long wait. Your perfectionism is obvious. I certainly hope that I will not be in need of your services in the future, but I will definitely pass your name if given the chance to refer someone.
Tuesday, January 10, 1995
Dear Dr. Karaca, M.D.,
This letter is in confirmation to a conversation I had with you regarding my facelift of a year ago.
Let me take a few lines to tell you a little about myself. I am a 49-year-old female who has always taken pride in my appearance. Although, not to the point of being vain.
Exercise and good nutrition have always been a part of my adult life. I have been able to maintain my weight within a 10-pound range since my teens. So I must admit I was quite surprised when my face and neck started sagging much inmy middle 40s. My eyes became extremely puffy most of the time. People began remarking to me about my lack of rest. When in fact I had a good night’s rest,eight hours or more.
My main interest in having my eyes, face and neck done was to turn the clock back a few years and put my features back in sync with the rest of my mind and body.
Much to my surprise after having my face done. One of the first things that became very apparent was the way in which people treated me. There was no doubt that when I looked better, I was treated better. Clerks in stores were more eager to wait on me and took more time trying to please me. People, whom I have done business with on a regular basis during the past 20years, for example, banks, the drug store. And the beauty shop all treated me in a more positive manner. The man at the market that I frequent suddenly went out of his way to make conversation and be more helpful. Similarly, the person at the dry cleaners had a new friendlier attitude toward me. Friends and acquaintances who knew nothing about my surgery eagerly wanted to know what I had done with my hair or what new makeup I was using. “You look fantastic!” they would say. It happened much too often to have been just a fluke. I am sure if I were competing in the job market, the simple fact that I look better and more vibrant than other 49-year-olds would be a big advantage.
In conclusion, I would like to thank Dr. Karaca, M.D. for his wonderful skills and expert technique. I will enjoy my new face every day. It has been a very positive change in my life.