Paid for Reduction, Didnt Get One?

1.I know that consents release surgeons from liability against aesthetics, but how does that work when he only removed 100 grams, thereby insuring that I would not have a true reduction. 2. Do most surgeons just eye ball and mark breasts, on the day of surgery, without measuring? When I asked why he wasnt using a ruler or something, he said "Do you want to do the surgery?" I am still 32 DD and now breasts visibly lopsided. Am I just out of luck and $7500? Thanks for your time. Jan

Doctor Answers 2

Unhappy after “Breast Reduction” Surgery?

I'm sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction after breast surgery. I think, generally speaking, it is in patients' best interest to discuss their questions/concerns with their own plastic surgeons in a calm/constructive fashion.

 Most plastic surgeons try very hard to end up with happy patients;  you may be surprised at how  fruitful some calm/constructive communication  may be.

 If, after making these attempts, you remained doubtful or dissatisfied, a second opinion consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons may be helpful to you.

 Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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All breast reduction patients should be marked preoperatively. I know of no consent form, acceptable to a hospital, that releases surgeons from liability for cosmetic procedures. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon and, if dissatisfied, seek a second opinion. Best of luck.

Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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