Dr. Alberico J. Sessa

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Sarasota, Florida Map External Link
Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
Website: sarasotasurgicalarts.com External Link
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 27 reviews. Dr. Alberico J. Sessa has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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RID: 5630277
09/07/14 5 5 5 5 I want to start by saying that before I went and seen DR. SESSA I didn’t have any breast at all. I was an “A” cup. I talked to a friend that had just had her breast done and asked who she went to and she recommended Dr. Sessa and was very happy with his work. I made an appointment and they got me in right away and worked with my schedule. The staff at Dr. Sessa’s office was so inviting and friendly. I was so nervous at first but then Sessa and his nurse made me feel comfortable and they asked what I wanted and cared about what mattered to me! I didn’t want to wait a long time to have the procedure and they didn’t make me. I chose when I wanted them done. I now have a “C” cup and I am happier with my body then I’ve ever been. He did such a great job. I had the cuts done under my breast and now that I have healed you can barely see the scars, and they are not visible unless they are uncovered. I can’t think Dr. Sessa and his staff enough for all they did for me!!!? -Faith- 
Paid (or co-pay): $5050
RID: 5482682
17/05/14 4 4 1 1 I have deep scars on my leg and arm that are over 50 years old. Dr. Sessa suggested that I have laser treatments. The sessions cost $250 each, but I was told if I agreed to have four, they would charge me $750. Dr. Sessa performed four laser sessions that are done with a powerful machine that is very painful. Every time I came back, we went through the whole process, but there was absolutely no difference in the scar tissue. No improvement whatsoever. It was a charade to get me to pay for the treatments. When I wrote to the doctor and asked for a refund, he said, “Sorry, there were no guarantees.” I showed the scars to my dermatologist and told her that I had laser treatments; she almost had to restrain herself from laughing. She said those kind of scars cannot be treated. There is no flesh there to make new skin grow. They are too deep. Resurfacing is done on skin that has all its layers. I’m very disappointed in Dr. Sessa.  Respond
RID: 5298321
22/03/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Sessa and staff were all very kind and informative. I appreciated Dr.Sessas time he spent with my husband and I being the patient. It was a very good experience and I was never nervous but excited. There is not one thing I could say negative about Dr. Sessa or his staff. I have recommended him to friends and family and said "I love my doctor"  Respond
RID: 5214347
27/02/14 4 4 4 4 I found Dr. Sessa online and went into his office for a consultation about getting breast augmentation. I found the consult to be very helpful and liked how I was able to try on different size implants so I could see what the results would look like on my body type after surgery. I scheduled my surgery date before I left. A few weeks later I showed up for my surgery and was a little nervous seeing I've never had any type of surgery before. Everyone there made me feel very relaxed and confident about the procedure. Surgery was fast and that night Dr. Sessa called me to see how I was feeling which I thought was really nice. Recovery was quick and I started seeing serious results after about 1 month. I am now at the 3 month mark and I couldn't be happier about my decision to have my breasts done. They are soft and look really natural. I would definitely recommend Dr. Sessa in a heartbeat. If I ever choose to do surgery in the future Sarasota Surgical Arts is where I would go.  Respond
RID: 4426613
29/01/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Sessa and his staff are fabulous!!! Had Smartlift and laser resurfacing, one week later I was 30 yrs younger. Wish I had done this earlier, almost painless (few stitches) and very happy!!! I would not see another doc after Dr. Sessa simply the best! 
Paid (or co-pay): $8900
RID: 4408014
29/01/14 5 5 5 5 I recently had a breast augmentation with Dr. Sessa. Him and his staff were very friendly and kind each visit. Dr. Sessa suggested a crest lift to be done as well and I love the results! I am very happy with my breast, the recovery time and the minimal scarring. I would recommend anyone interested in have a procedure done to use Dr. Sessa. 
Paid (or co-pay): $4900
21/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Alberico" to "Alberico J." 
RID: 2765273
13/08/13 5 5 5 5 I had a face and neck lift, and breast augmentation in March 2013. Absolutely thrilled with all results! Face doesn't look 'tight' - just like me, only about 20 years younger. Breasts look natural. Doctor Sessa took excellent care of me. I have great faith in his abilities. His staff was wonderful. I chose to stay the night, after my procedure, for an additional fee. Well worth it - I had the most excellent and attentive care. Wish I had done the breasts years ago, not waited till age 55. But I could not be happier with everything Doctor Sessa did!  Respond
RID: 2719852
26/07/13 5 4 5 5 I am 3-months post-op for Breast Aug, Laser-Lipo (outer thighs). I could not be happier with the results! Dr. Sessa, and his entire staff, is friendly, professional and easy to talk to. I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience beginning with my first phone to the office all the way through to my 3-month follow-up. I thought the consultation process would make me uncomfortable since I felt embarrassed by my body after having (and breast-feeding 3 children), but Dr. Sessa has excellent bed-side manner! I went from an A-cup to a C-cup and they look and feel VERY natural. I also had lipo on my outer thighs to remove the small pockets of fat that just never seemed to go away not matter how hard trained. I had no idea what a big difference such a small area would make. Amazing! Dr. Sessa and his team at Sarasota Surgical Arts are top-knotch and the results exceeded my expectations!  Respond
RID: 2692746
24/06/13 5 5 5 5 I went to Dr Sessa for a breast augmentation and he did a wonderful job! The size is perfect and his staff is courteous and the place is always clean. He called me the night of my surgery from his cell to make sure I was doing ok. I would recommend dr Sessa to anyone! Wonderful job and very nice person 
Paid (or co-pay): $3800
RID: 2602558
28/03/13 5 5 5 5 I absolutely love Sarasota Surgical Arts they where a wonderful office. I had a breast augmentation, they helped me pick out the right size for my body and I loved the results. I would recommend this office to everyone that is interested in getting a procedure done. Dr. Sessa and his staff are all excellent, this is the office to choose you wont regret it. 
Paid (or co-pay): $4000
RID: 2537900
22/01/13 5 5 5 5 I am a loyal patient with Dr. Sessa, having two successful lazer lipo treatments. My results were amazing. Dr. Sessa is a highly proffesional doctor in what he does, he always makes sure everything is correct and treating his patients with a lot of comfort and is open to any questions. The staff at his office are all kind, thorough, and welcoming. I recommend Dr. Sessa to anyone who is looking for an outstanding result in their physical appearance. D.  Respond
11/11/12 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2447042
15/10/12 2 4 4 5 I had a breast augmentation recently and I will say Dr. S was extremely nice and did a GREAT job. My problem is that Christine, who I consulted with, failed to tell me that you lose up to 100 CC's when you go under the muscle. I found this out through my own research after the fact. The "sizers" I tried on aren't even close to the size I ended up with. I had a friend go with me to make sure and she agrees. It would have been nice to know this as I would have added to compensate. But again, the surgery was great. I also had fillers for $1000 but didn't notice a difference and was told I didn't "do enough" - they should have told me how much I needed so I feel that was a waste of money. I noted "poor staff" because of the misinformation but the other girls in the office were quite nice. 
Paid (or co-pay): $5000
RID: 2438168
03/10/12 5 5 5 5 Went to Dr. Sessa for a breast augmentation. Went to his office originially because they take Care Credit and he was close to my house. The staff at Dr. Sessa's office was amazing. From the first consult to the end check-up, they have always been very personable and friendly. Dr. Sessa always made himself available by office or by cell and was always there caring for my needs every step of the way. Very professional, clean office. Would recommend his office to anyone! Thank you Doctor Sessa!  Respond
14/08/12 SYSTEM: Specialty changed from "Oral Surgeon" to "Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon" 
RID: 2400771
14/08/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Sessa is extremely good.Although my surgery was serious my recovery was relatively easy thanks to Dr. Sessa and his staff. I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone considering plastic surgery. He is skilled, careful and detail oriented. At all times I felt safe and cared for. My results from a mommy makeover are ridiculously good. My stomach looks like I was 18 years old and Im 49. 
Paid (or co-pay): $11000
RID: 2080104
24/04/12 5 5 5 5 Dr.Sessa and his staff are wonderful. They are very knowledgable and take time to answer any and all of your questions. The office is very clean and comfortable and everyone makes you feel right at home. Dr. Sessa is a sweet and caring man. I recommend Dr.Sessa for all you plastic and cosmetic surgery needs.  Respond
RID: 1689631
17/01/12 5 5 5 5 I had my surgery 2 months ago, and I already feel like my new breasts are a part of me. I went with a 325 silicone gel implant, and they feel and look natural. People that didn't know I was having the surgery aren't immediately drawn to them, which is what I was going for. I wanted what I had pre- babies, and I am very pleased. Thanks to the office staff, I was much more comfortable going into the surgery than I expected. They spent a great deal of time catering to my needs and questions. I appreciate everyone at Sarasota Surgical Arts for the part they played in my experience! 
Paid (or co-pay): $5200
RID: 1671923
29/12/11 5 5 5 5 It has been 8 weeks since my breast augmentation by Dr. Sessa and I am completely satisfied and pleased with the results. He took his time during my scheduled appointments with him, he was attentive to my requests, and he was professional. His thorough instructions and knowledge made the entire process very easy. The results that I received from the breast augmentation surgery are exactly as I had described to Dr. Sessa. I have and would recommend him.  Respond
28/12/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1668418
23/12/11 5 5 5 5 I have had 2 previous breast augmentation surgeries in the past in 2004 and 2005 by a different Doctor in a different state. I had a unique problem to rectify where one of my breasts developed normally and the other did not develop at all. I was never satisfied with the results from the past surgeries. The implants were never natural looking or feeling, were very uncomfortable and one actually collapsed . So in June 2011, I went to go see Dr. Sessa to rectify the problem with another surgery for silicone implants. I could not be happier with the results!!!! The implants are natural looking and feeling and Doctor Sessa did a fantastic job in making them the same size. So for the first time in my life, I don't feel embarassed about the way I look and am confident in my appearance. The surgery itself could not have gone better. The staff did a great job of prepping me and making me feel comfortable and Doctor Sessa was very polite and professional. I highly recommend Dr Sessa! 
Paid (or co-pay): $5200
RID: 1571738
26/10/11 1 1 1 1 DO NOT GO TO DR. SESSA. I HAD A BREAST AUGMENTATION A YEAR AGO AND ENDED UP DEVASTATED & EXTREMELY DEPRESSED FROM THE HORRIBLE JOB THAT HE DID. HE RUINED MY BODY. I HAD TO HAVE A SECOND OPERATION TO FIX HIS ERRORS (a different doctor of course.) I really can't even describe how much grief and money he cost me. I would show pics if I could!! The best doc is http://drmbarnett.com/ she doesnt advertise she gets her clients from word of mouth. She will make sure everything is perfect and exactly the way you want. I feel so lucky to have found her an her staff!! 
Paid (or co-pay): $3600
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RID: 1534469
10/09/11 5 3 2 4 I was unhappy with the "turkey waddle" that I was getting in my neck. I went to the seminar and was pleased with the presentation and the former patient who spoke highly of Dr.Sessa. He assured me that he could fix what I was unhappy with. I paid to have the "smart-lift with neck", however, only 3 months later, I had loose, sagging skin on my neck and the beginning of turkey-waddle again. He said he was sorry that I was unhappy, and told me that I would need a neck lift to fix it. I told him that I thought I had just paid him for it 3 months ago! The price he quoted me was almost as much as I originally paid him!!! Would I recommend him? Absolutely not!  Respond
RID: 1475418
29/06/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Sessa is an extremely caring and professional surgeon. After meeting with 6 other surgeons I selected him to perform my breast augmentation in February. His staff is wonderful and were there to answer all of my questions before and after my surgery. I had no complications. My surgery went great and my result was perfect, symmetrical breasts. My scars are minimal. I chose silicone implants and my breasts look natural. Dr. Sessa placed the implants so that they would settle in a natural place rather than being high and looking fake. I couldn't have hoped for anything better. I have recommended Dr. Sessa to my friends and family and highly recommend him if you are looking for a skilled and professional surgeon.  Respond
26/06/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1472823
25/06/11 5 5 5 5 Excellent staff, beautiful office. The Doctor did an excellent job. He is also warm and friendly.  Respond
RID: 1448190
24/05/11 5 5 5 5 Highly accomplished, professional, and courteous physician and his staff! I had excellent results with my SmartLift. If you are considering surgery, get it done here.  Respond
RID: 1437121
10/05/11 1 3 3 3 Buyer beware!! Make sure you compare this surgeon with another surgeon on other things but price. You get what you pay for and I regret ever stepping into this office! They cost me much grief.  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1403472
31/03/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Sessa is truly a skilled surgeon. I am extremely pleased with my Smartlift. He took the time to patiently answer all of my questions and put me at ease. His office staff is wonderful and his surgical team is terrific. I would highly recommend Dr. Sessa for your cosmetic procedure. 
Paid (or co-pay): $6300
RID: 1193257
20/06/10 2 5 5 5 He was great. He was patient and he took the time to listen and respond to all of my concerns. He deserves a better office staff, but as a surgeon he gets 2 thumbs up for sure! He did a great job. 
Paid (or co-pay): $4000
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RID: 1144593
07/04/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Sessa is a very caring, competent surgeon. I am extremely happy with the results of my face lift. Dr. Sessa took the time to call me at home after my surgery to see how I was doing. He never rushes me and always takes the time to address any concerns. I highly recommend him.  Respond
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