After unprofessional facelift and abdominal liposuction by another doctor I was looking for a help from Dr A. He had a good reviews so even I didn't see amazing before & after pictures, I thought he probably would be excellent surgeon. I was looking for a facial fat transfer and mini facelift so everything was good at the consultation because Dr A agreed. He was willing to fix my abdomen as well so we closed the deal with $12.000. I was happy for my decision even in some reason Dr A wrote on the procedure paper a Scar Revision - not a facelift. I did correct him by saying that I do not need a scar revision but he calmed me down. He said I don't have to worry about it because he will fix my unbalanced face with a mini facelift.
My surgery was on january 2010 and I was excited. Dr A put me under the general anesthesia so when I woke up, there was a huge surprise waiting for me. I didn't have a facelift bandage and my face looked good - too good, if you know what I mean. There was no bruises, no tightness from the facelift and my lips weren't swollen even fat transfer into my lips was part of the surgery. I was wearing a liposuction garment by the doctor's order so I didn't see my tummy area until the very next day. There was another surprise - no bruises or soreness on my abdomen. First I was wondering how great surgeon Dr A must be but soon I started to suspect he didn't perform those procedures at all.
I was confused so I emailed him for asking what was going on in my surgery. His response Feb 11th: "I did everything I told you we would do. I excised over two centimeters of face skin from around your right ear, and over one centimeter from around your left ear." and he continued "I told you we try our best to lipo your abdomen to make it better" and "I spent over 45 minutes on doing your abdomen". february 17th he sent another email regarding my 'not so pretty after surgery' earlobe: "Could the earlobe turned out better? Maybe, but it could not have been made better in the SAME procedure at the same time in the SAFE manner because of the fact that we did the minilift too". After these emails I was even more confused because my doctor gave me a specific details of procedures and I was sure - based on my after surgery face and body - those things were not done. He told me there was a mini facelift and abdominal liposuction but I did not believe him.
I ordered The Operative Report and learned - there was NO facelift. I learned also that abdominal liposuction never took a place so I was wondering what kind of person is Dr A. I never thought plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills can put me into sleep and trick me like this. I was dumbfounded. Thanks to Dr A I lost my money, I lost my vacation and top of that I was wearing an uncomfortable garment for ten days 24/7 even there was NO liposuction. Sad part is he never apologized or thought he did anything wrong. He was acting like nothing happened and refused return my money:(