I had an upper body lift with Dr. Sholar in Evansville Indiana. This included a breast lift, brachioplasty (arm lift), and bra line back lift. Not one of my procedures turned out well. My breasts were droopy and my nipples pointed down. My arms became infected and I was left with awful scars. My bra line back lift had necrosis and left a large crater in my back. She never scheduled a follow up appointment after having laser treatments that were supposed to help the scaring, but made the scars even wider.
My recovery was awful. I was almost 8 months out before all my incisions were closed. When I called to let them know I was unhappy, she would not see me or return my calls, and she was not willing to give me any of my money back. After I threatened to hire an attorney, Dr. Sholar had an office worker call and offer to redo the surgery. I had no faith in her ability to do any better than the first go around so I did not even consider that as an option. I had revisions done by another surgeon and my experience was totally different.
Recovery was a breeze and I had no issues with healing or scarring. I am not the only one who has had issues with Dr. Sholar and I would suggest visiting the Indiana Department of Insurance website to check for malpractice claims before seeing Dr. Sholar. It was an awful experience and I am still physically and emotionally hurt by her actions.
During my revision surgery with another doctor he was able to give me a beautiful breast lift and repair my back scar, but he was not able to remove all of the scarring on my arms and I will live with them forever. I have not proceeded with a lawsuit at this time, but because I was not able to recoup any of my fee from her and I am still dealing with physical and emotional issues that I cannot afford to continue to manage, I am looking at moving forward with some sort of legal action.
We all make mistakes and I understand that Dr. Sholar is human. In my opinion, the right thing to do would be to admit the mistake and do what you can to make it right with the patient. She had the opportunity to make this right with me by refunding a small portion of what I paid her and she was unwilling to do so. I ended up paying another $10,000, out of my pocket, to have all the surgeries over again with a competent doctor.