I most certainly understand!
Your situation sounds very similar to heliboy (and many others I am sure). Some really bad experiences from the past. That, I believe, is called wisdom. I know that he has used BHT for some repair work and so on and so on.
I am so new to this that it is easy for me to be optimistic.
I never tried surgeries in the past because it just never crossed my mind. And when I hear the horror stories from the past I am so glad that I didn’t even know any of this was going on.
I had no idea until about 2 years ago what a huge industry this is. And apparently quite competitive with some very strong views.
From what I have seen on the net. Dr. Woods certainly has a great reputation with very good and established results.
As a new person. It seems to me that there are the same handful of names that come up concerning BHT. If you are not in a rush, you could wait to see how my case turns out and Taz and some of Dr. Umar’s other patients. If they are failures then that would be nice to know. If they are successes that would be nice to know also. I believe that heliboy is largely viewed as one of Dr. Umar’s success stories.
Of course, for all of these doctors, I imagine that the majority of their patients don’t post to the forums and put their information on the net. So I think it is tough to get a real handle on what the “real” total of successes and failures are for any of the doctors.
In my opinion, if you are ready to jump in now, Dr. Woods is certainly very established and respected as far as I know. I obviously chose to go with Dr. Umar. I am not paid by Dr. Umar. But I do like him very much.
I will be honest, I never met with or considered going with Dr. Woods because they are not located in the United States. But clearly, in this specific case, Dr. Woods has an excellent reputation. But call me old fashioned, if something goes wrong, I want to make sure that someone is going to be held accountable to the utmost extent of the law. Of course, there are great doctors outside of the USA and they are held accountable for their actions. I just felt more protected here as a US citizen. When someone starts to stick needles in my head it makes me a little nervous no matter how great their reputations may be
I am not doing a sales job here. Please believe me. Dr. Umar, as a patient himself in the past, has had some pretty good scarring that a doctor did to him in the past. So I know that he is sensitive to this issue and I believe his personal experiences as a patient helped drive his passion for this industry.
From these forums I am gathering that Dr. Umar is viewed by some as a new kid on the block. Some success stories, but not truly established for 15 years or so. I believe he has been specializing in this process anywhere from 5 to 10 years. He was already an established dermatologist before that. I think some of the other doctors are maybe more like 10 to 15 years. There are so many ways to view this situation in any industry.
I did meet with four other places for consultations. I just never got that wow feeling that something great may happen from my specific case.
In my opinion, as a patient, this was the right time to go with Dr. Umar. Experienced enough to have substancial success stories. New enough that he is hungry and completely driven. Of course, the proof is in the after pictures, and I will have to wait 6 months to a year to see if this works or not.
There seems to be some movement in this industry and it is unclear how it is all going to play out. That is exciting in many ways.