Can I get a refund form a Brazilian butt Lift that went total wrong? They only injected 200ml in each cheek. (photos)
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These doctors are not "real" plastic surgeons, and often do not or cannot obtain peer-reviewed credentials to perform plastic surgical procedures at hospitals or hospital-run outpatient surgical centers. To circumvent these constraints, they operate in their own office, often without anesthesia providers and without accreditation of their facility. This sounds exactly what you had, right along with the lack of ethics that the so-called "board-certified" doctor exhibited by his lack of performing an appropriate procedure.
I am glad you survived this disaster, especially the lidocaine overdose, lack of proper anesthesia provider or monitoring, and the misleading your doctor seems guilty of.
You can certainly ask for a refund, but you went to this doctor, consented to the procedure, and received what you paid for. (BTW, this was an operation you paid for, NOT a result.) Most lawyers might tell you this is a losing case. But I am not a lawyer, and you can certainly try to obtain a refund, and see if you have a legal case if unsuccessful in getting a refund. I suspect you should have done more research before undergoing this procedure by this doctor, and will likely be unsuccessful in getting a refund or a lawyer to accept this case. Perhaps I'm wrong, and I certainly hope so for your sake.
This is NOT plastic surgery gone bad--this is bad surgery by a non-plastic surgeon who you asked and paid to operate on you. Again, I'm so sorry--for you, and for what this does for our profession, whose "real" members would almost certainly treat you better. Good luck and best wishes! Dr. Tholen
Sorry to hear this... Talk to your surgeon, everything will be ok!
So sorry to hear about your story.
The important thing here is for you to have a good talk with your surgeon.
I assure you you both want the same thing: your satisfaction.
Good luck on your journey,
Dr. Fernandez Goico
BBL Issues and a Dissatisfied Patient
Earl Stephenson, Jr, MD, DDS,FACS