Horrible Cheek Lift Midface lift by Dr Mark Richards - Bethesda, MD

Doctor & his assistant lie to you to make you...

Doctor & his assistant lie to you to make you pay them & then you're stuck. I spend a lot of time, energy and money but I got few minutes in person appointment with him. Obviously be doesn't care about patients. I got contacted by 3 people who said they've done this procedure with him & feel miserable but I couldn't find their reviews. My face is disfunctional, can't chew run, cry smile... They only want your money & don't care about your or what you want

face looks horrible, I look like plastic surgery failed

I'm pretty young and I should've looked like in my early twenties after surgery but now I look at least 45 yo plus dysfunctional face, mouth, nose & temples' muscle. I still remember things Dr & his assistant saying about what cheek lift can do for me, all lies to get me fly thousands of miles and spend savings to be left looking like a failed cheek midface lift. difference between looking ugly and bad plastic surgery is, everyone looks at you & people think it's your fault , coworkers talking behind your back ... but if ugly no one notice you

my review is the newest but not showing at the top? maybe because it's a negative reviews & realself doesn't like to show it

so title says it's a cheek lift/midface lift but in cheek lift reviews (best match) it shows after reviews from 7 years ago. other reviews are all in time order even positive review from fillers shows above mine. is this something realself does to hide negative reviews?

What you can expect from midface lift

No lift, muscular wide face. Women's cheeks are soft smooth but with this procedure cheeks look hard & folded in half. Look at pictures below. Since the day of surgery, I have horrible acne, oily skin. skin of my face & scalp peeling off so much. Still can't eat normal food, can't walk fast or Cry or smile. Can't put on makeup too because it doesn't sit on skin. The Worst, I need to wait a year till I can fix my face if fixable.

My face look like a big mass again

For whoever wants to do midface lift, at month my face & mouth still not functional. Doctor told me this procedure help my hollow lower eyelid & pulls sides of mouth gently, I don't see it at 2 months, it's hollow & droopy. he says wait more! Waiting will not lift my cheeks upwards, damn my saving is gone & I hate how I look plus I feel disabled. Plastic surgery when goes wrong, masses with everything in life, job relationship social life health.

I hate how my cheeks still droopy! Now even Close to recovered at 2 months

One doctor said to me, my cheeks are not lifted bc droopiness doesn't happen in the plane used for lifting. Some another doc said midface lift ruined the balance exists between eyebrows, nose mouth. Patients say, long Recovery(year or more) or nerve/tissue damage. Another doctor said that they can't lift cheeks high in subperiosteal midface because of high possibility of looking unnatural and deformity so basically this procedure does little or nothing or make things even worse.

Uneven droopy upper lips and cheeks

I wish I could turn back the time. So frustrated about what happened to me. Can't believe doctor can do a botched job, collect money and sit back like nothing is wrong. I wish someone reads this and think twice or three times before committing to anything

Asymmetric lips and cheeks, droopy cheeks and pain

Dr Richards didn't lift my cheeks but pull them to the side so I look more weird and abnormal with wide face. So that my cheeks still be droopy as before! Asymmetric lip due to nerve damage I guess, don't know how else my lips look like this after surgery. And they say in my face I should get fat graft to fix asymmetric cheeks. I have extremly painful face and feel disabled as I can't even smile or run! Hurts so much and Dr Richards says, it is just as expected, how come it wasn't expected to be this before surgery. I was told I could be back work in a week and I see result right away, I did see horrible Results right away

Hard horizontal cheek and droopy assymetric lips

I can't believe i paid someone to do this to me. Recovery is slow and cheek are hard and painful. I still can't chew or run or dance... I can but it hurts and feels very bad cheek and temples. My face is so big and shapless, I suffered ftom sever acne thinning and losing a lot of hair from surgery and stress

At 3 month, I look like a big square. Assymetric upper lips and cheeks

Hate it, wish I never saw his damn website and doctor doesn't want even to admit it. Now he's saying wait till 6 months face look better or your lips might get symmetric or might not! What a joke and he said I never lifted your cheeks skin, so what I paid him for? My soft tissue over cheeks is droopy!

Learnt the hard way

ppl need to know plastic surgery is something serious and bad results are sometimes permanent. Humiliation of bad plastic surgery is far worse than natural aging or weight loss issues.

Almost 4 months post surgery. Droopy square face

I still think a long way to recovery and very upset about what I did. Doctor spent 10 minutes in person with me before surgery and here's the result. Looking for a doctor to redo it which cost a lot of money, time and energy. Can't forgive myself
Bethesda Plastic Surgeon

He never took time to see what I want or what should be done for my face. Whatever he and his Assistant said about what this surgery can do or recovery was a lie.

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
Was this review helpful? {{ voteCountOthers + ' other' + (voteCountOthers == 1 ? '' : 's') }} found this helpful