I am sorry to read about your experience. You are right—Elliot Heller is not licensed. I was researching plastic surgeons too for BBL. His profile on ratemds.com and realself.com have lots of positive reviews and his office quoted me...
Sorry to hear that! I had the same feeling when I went to Dr. Lefkovits' office for a consultation for a Brazilian butt lift (I'll have my own review of him soon). Good luck with everything.