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I saw Dr. Repta after doing some research for an...

I saw Dr. Repta after doing some research for an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). He had some great reviews and thought he would be astounding. During my consultation, he mentioned a couple of other procedures, e.g., breast aug/ lift, some lipo- basically a mommy makeover which was perfect considering I’m a mother of 3. I felt pretty confident about doing the procedure and went ahead with the procedure. THEN the problems started.

About a week post op, my right breast felt as if it was on fire. Originally I thought it was the healing process but then it became engorged and swollen and it hurt to even look at it. When I went to see Dr. Repta, he entered the room with this unbelievably rude, and hostile manor. Though he’s soft spoken, he is incredibly sarcastic. He basically whipped my robe open to examine my breast and when in an aggravated tone and me if read the post op information because it seemed to him that I must’ve been involved in some activity that caused a HEMATOMA to develop under my breast. I was SO offended. Of course I read the post op directions. As a matter of fact, I’ve worked in the healthcare industry for 15 years.

Anyway, after I asserted myself and told him that I didn’t appreciate that sort of accusation, he immediately changed his tune and then we started talking about going back under the knife. Given it was an emergency, I got in quickly thanks to the wonderful staff... but THIS recovery was horrendous! After about 2 weeks, I then noticed that same breast started to droop. I had one nipple that pointed straight and one that pointed to the floor. Then, I noticed some redness on my abdominal scar which later started oozing yellow, smelly puss. I went back in again to see him. Now he is suggesting I go in for a revision of the best, AND he is going to remove the hematoma. Please keep in mind, I am a worker mother with 3 young kids, and now I can’t work or pick up and hold my children. The last recovery was the most difficult. I felt uneasy and afraid of what the outcome would look like.

It has been about 8 months since my 3rd operation. Abdominal is scar is what I expected, not great but I guess it’s better than hanging skin. On the other hand, I hate my breasts. I have one nipple that points straight and the other point north east. As much as I feel this is something he needs to fix, I don’t want to put myself through the embarrassment and irritation of this man that basically accused his botched work on me. I have already found another surgeon to correct it and funny enough, this woman told me she knows Dr. Repta and has done quite a few revisions of his original work. In my opinion, Dr. Repta’s cockish demeanor clouds his realistic judgement.

In my writing this, I am hoping to save someone else the unfathomable amount of wasted money, wasted time recovering, and wherever you work is understanding of the situation because what was supposed to be a week recovery before heading back to work, became over a month of procedures and recovery time.
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon


1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
1 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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