My Bad Experience - Baltimore, MD
I was a patient of Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez for some...
- 8 Jan 2013
I was a patient of Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez for some years. He has an impressive office and a friendly staff. He has performed three procedures on me. Complications accompanied all three procedures. The first procedure left very visible scars on my head, around my temples. Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez promised to correct the problem but has never had time to see me. The second procedure, a minor one, was performed by Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez in his office. When I came in for the check up a few days later, it became apparent that he stitched my skin unevenly, and Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez had to re-stitch the incision area. He assured me that once I heal completely, there would be no uneven appearance. Unfortunately, it turned out not to be so. I had to go to another surgeon to correct his mistake. During this time he also suggested another minor in-office procedure. This third procedure also left me with scars that are visible to this day, years later.
This being said, I would like to address one major problem that happened to me while I was Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez's patient. During my first procedure, Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez suggested to replant the fat from my buttocks to the area underneath my eyes. He told me that he will insert the fat under the muscle to lessen the depression that I had under my eyes. Trusting his judgment and being unaware of his mediocre skills, I agreed. It turned out be a disaster. I have bags under my eyes that I never had before. Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez admitted that he "possibly" implanted too much fat and even tried to remove it a few times. Unfortunately for me, with the removal of fat, my skin began to sag. I consulted with 2 other plastic surgeons about how to eliminate or at least lessen the damage that Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez caused to my face. Both of these surgeons told me that the procedure was done sloppily and that the fat was not implanted underneath the muscle but on top of the muscle, which caused the bags under my eyes.
During my last appointments with Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez I opened my file to see what he was saying about the problem I was experiencing. I was shocked to read that he was preparing a legal case. He described me as "hysterical", and misquoted my words to make me sound unstable. Although, I do believe Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez has excellent bed-side manners, his skills are exceedingly questionable. There are many other surgeons that are far more experienced and skilled.