I have a consultation with a plastic surgeon in NYC to talk about tattoo removal next week. I made the appointment based on unanimously glowing reviews posted online. Now, reading through the reviews again, I've been struck by certain details that make me wonder if these comments are mostly an astroturfing campaign. I've been waiting awhile for my appointment, so I don't want to cancel if I'm just being paranoid. Help me out, Mefi Sleuths.
, it seems that most reviewers have only posted once, on the day they reviewed the doctor.
is the same story.
On vitals.com, the reviews come in two big bursts. One in February 2011 and another in June 2010, with silence in-between.
(to see reviews, scroll to "26 ratings (click here)" and click)
The reviewer JadeC posted the same review across RealSelf, MakeMeHeal, and Vitals all on February 21, 2011. It's her only activity on any of the sites.
There is a very similar voice throughout the reviews. Everyone sounds very sensible and no one ever says anything off-color. Sentences are always capitalized properly (including brand names like "Juvederm" and "Smartlipo").
I know I can be paranoid and I was very excited about this appointment until this morning, so I would love to be told that I'm imagining things.