Beware of This Doctor
I asked for a little neck lift. Minor skin pulling...
- 2 Feb 2013
I asked for a little neck lift. Minor skin pulling up. He did lypo, when I didn't need it, damaged a nerve, leaving me with a crooked smile, a huge, ugly scar under my chin, which wasn't mentioned at all before-hand, and a horrible baggy, unever, rumply neck (which was beautiful before and normal), with a giant deppression under my chin, a blob of fat on one side, and he sliced bits of my ears off as well.
According to his notes, he also broke up my old neck lift scar tissue, instead of latching onto it, which no one can understand or explain. When I called, after the surgery, alarmed, they suggested I pay for two months of "laser neck tightening" for thousands more dollars and more time. Which didn't work. During my consultation, he also noted I had laugh lines.
His solution was to pull the skin up under my eyes, and cut it off, taking it on, to pull the skin tight and smooth out the lines. No other surgeon I've spoken to has heard of doing this. I now have smaller eyes, with webs in the corners and a giant crease coming out of the sides. When I complained, he replied: "What? They look like eyes to me!" When I protested about my awful neck outcome, he said: "Well you don't want those awful "smile" lines on your neck!" Which give away the fact that you had surgery."
Everyone has those, and I have nerve damage, sags, rumples, holes and bags, plus a huge scar. Everyone can see THAT. Unbelievable. I have spent the last several years miserable and ashamed, and will now have to undergo further surgery and expense to TRY, and repair this. I've already consulted with 8 other surgeons. The nerve damage, sliced, smaller ears, and small eyes with webs, cannot be fixed, and I will have to live with these for the rest of my life. My neck can be improved, but not repaired completely. And the nerve damage and crooked smile are forever.
BTW- I had a minor neck lift in '98, and it was great - just a little skin tightening - no problems, perfect. So the procedure it'self is fine. I don't know what happened here. Just a nightmare.
He ruined my neck and had me pay for it. I chose him because he was local (I had moved to Texas, near Austin, and was trying to avoid planes and hotels), was in a good neighborhood, seemed sane and normal, office seemed fine, he was Board Certified and had no sanction or malpractice history found. I later heard from any nurses, that when they called in for re-do's, it's often him, more than any other surgeons, and they weren't surprised at what happened to me.