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Very Disappointed with Results. Waste of Money and Time. - Bellevue, WA

I'm very unhappy with the results. Not at all what...

I'm very unhappy with the results. Not at all what I expected. It has been only six months and the lines on my face are already showing again. Actually, the lines appear worse on the right side of my face than before. Around the eyes are very uneven. I told Dr. Young about this and he suggested getting fillers done. I didn't know that even after a full facelift I would still need fillers. I had told Dr. Young that was my motivation for having the surgery in the first place. Also, the scars left after my facelift are horrendous. Dr. Young must have been incredibly careless doing the incisions. Even now, the scars are thick and raised. I don't think I will go back because I feel like I have already wasted too much money and time. Not worth it at all.

Photos 6 months post op

Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Young performed my facelift, but I'm very unhappy with the results. It has been only six months and the lines on my face are already showing again. Actually, the lines appear worse on the right side of my face than before. Around the eyes are very uneven. I told Dr. Young about this and he suggested getting fillers done. I didn't know that even after a full facelift I would still need fillers. I had told Dr. Young that was my motivation for having the surgery in the first place. Also, the scars left after my facelift are horrendous. Dr. Young must have been incredibly careless doing the incisions. Even now, the scars are thick and raised. And the wait times to see Dr. Young were ridiculous. I usually had to wait 40-60min before he saw me. He would see me for 5-10min and then not return. Very bad time management.

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
2 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
1 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
1 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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There is a new service that businesses can subscribe to that will remove any negative comments about the business that is posted on the internet. I saw the ad on TV recently but can't remember the name of it. It is supposed to "remove false negative" reviews. Just a questions: Would this service effect Realself?
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Is it possible that these reviews are fake? We all have trust in this website.
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The unfavorable ones just get removed so that they are not visible to anyone except the person who posted them. And, a short statement is inserted stating that the person who posted the review 'did not follow community guidelines'. So, when one is attempting to research a physician and comes across this website, all we see is rave reviews. This is the reason why the doctors pay lots of money to advertise on this site - because the site paints each of them in a favorable light, regardless of their true skill levels or how many people's lives they've wrecked.
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the doctors pay? I didn't know that.
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I was indeed a real patient of Dr. Young. I would not bother spending time posting a review, if I wasn't. And Dr. Young, I will not be contacting you because I don't think there is anything else you can do to help me. I never want to be reminded of the bad experience I had.
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Hi vsoah31, we sent you a private message but didn't hear back from you. Can you verify that you were a previous patient of ours? The incision in the picture does not look familiar. Thank you. Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.
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How do you know this? What evidence/proof do you have that this is true?
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HI edb,

Thanks for your comment. I just want to clarify that unfavorable reviews do not get removed from RealSelf, simply because they are unfavorable. You are currently commenting on an unfavorable review, which is live on the site.

Negative reviews are just as important as positive in telling someone's story and, depending on the procedure, you will see that most topics have a degree of unfavorable reviews in them.

Reviews only get removed, positive or negative, if they violate RealSelf's Terms of Service.

Also, doctor's do not have to pay to join RealSelf. Any doctor who meets our board certification guidelines can join for free. There are some doctors who advertise; however, they do not get any special treatment for doing so and RealSelf does not alter their reviews to show them in a favorable light.
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You are incorrect. We have a team of people doing our best to keep reviews on the up and up. There are thousands of both positive and negative reviews on RealSelf. We do have a set of community guidelines that all users must follow if they'd like to post on the site. Negative reviews more often violate these guidelines than positive reviews because of the emotional nature of the negativity. Doctors do not pay "tons of money to advertise on this site". We have one program that doctors can participate in, but it does not affect who is a "Top" or "Distinguished" doctor. We do our absolute utmost to give everyone accurate information, and everyone must also do their due diligence with researching prospective surgeons.
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I am right there with you, only I did not get even a few months of improved appearance from this ghastly procedure. I am also 46 and I wasted about the same amount of money. Instead of correcting my smile lines, I now have a hideous & painful scar along my incision that now, 3 months after my procedure, has finally stopped draining gross Carmel colored puss. Its still hideous & painful though. I've never regretted anything more than I regret having this procedure at the recommendation and the hands of Dr Constance Barone. im sorry you had a disappointing experience, especially at such a sickenly high price: financial, emotional, & physical. -take care
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I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Do you think there was an infection at the incision site and that could have caused the oozing?? In any case, it sounds like there was a lack in follow up. I am thinking of you and I know that time is the only medicine at this point. Thank you so much for your support!
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I looked at his web page. He looks very young. You shouldn't have scares like this...really poor...don't go back to him...get another opinion
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Yes, I will definitely NOT go back to Dr. Young. He tells me to come see him so he can help me fix it, but I am not going to risk it at this point. I don't trust him and his work. Fool me twice, shame on ME!!!
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After reading all of these comments, I wish that I had not commented. I'm not sure who to believe and I would have to meet Dr Young before I'd determine anything!
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Thank you for sharing the picture which says it all as no. Way should you have such scar 8 months post nor in front of the ear. I didn't have any that I recall and the numbness can take awhile to go away .maybe some of the new laser tx can help w the sc.ar. tv ads r not reliable and the best reference is a real person. Which is how I found mine. Good luck
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Thanks! I feel like it was my fault for being too naive and trusting of the doctor. I have always believed that doctors would look out for their patient's best interest. But I soon discovered that it is all just a business for some doctors, like Dr. young. And I had to learn my lesson the hard way, at the expense of my face, unfortunately.
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I feel now that plastic surgery is a mine field, with only about 25% or less of surgeons in a city actually caring enough to be honest and competent to do what they propose. 25% or less! I, too, trusted that most plastic surgeons would be honest and up to date in the 21st century! But I now believe that most are not! It's a national scandal that there is so little protection or support for victims of these monsters. In most cases, the bad surgeons cannot be stopped, and other, better surgeons usually cannot help the victims even if they want to.
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How are you doing -----
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He looks very young...award winning dr...what a joke...so sorry...time will heal...wait and then get it fixed.
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I'm so sorry that you have had this bad experience. After much searching, I chose a doctor from Minneapolis/St. Cloud (Dr. Ness). He was excellent with bedside manners and surgical techniques. I had absolutely NO bruising and my stitches are invisible after eight weeks. I did have swelling and numbness, but I expected that. There are great docs out there. Dr Ness is one of them.
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Lilacs, I completely agree!! I just hope patients or people considering plastic surgery do their research and review EVERYTHING out there about the surgeon. That's why I really like sites like this, and I wish I had known about Realself sooner. I know for a fact that this surgeon persuades patients (with free revision) to take down negative reviews. But I would advise those patient -- DO NOT GO BACK! Why go back to the surgeon that made the mistake in the first place? I would not go back even if he paid me!!
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Hey Marathon mom, I sent you a private message! Thanks for checking up on me :)
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Thanks again, Svlarson. I am still researching for a surgeon to fix my scar. I am just going to take my time and not rush into things like last time. I am glad to hear you had such a wonderful experience with great results! I will look into Dr. Ness. Do you know how many years he has been in practice? I learned that experience outweighs anything else that a surgeon can offer.
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