On May 17th, 2011, I had a Mommy Makeover, which included a tummy tuck and breast lift. I entrusted Dr. Rademaker to deliver reasonable results discussed from our prior consultations. I clearly explained to Dr. Rademaker the problem areas and relied on his advice as what needed to be done. After post-op I discussed several times concerns of the outcome of my surgical procedures with Dr. Rademaker. He agreed to take care of me but then wanted to charge us $8,650.00 to repair his mistakes. Of course by this time we were greatly disappointed that he refused to compromise in any other way. We decided to call an attorney to try and resolve the situation.
I have been left physically and emotionally scarred as a result of this surgery. A demand letter from a law firm was sent with description of my physical appearance and post-op results as well as the cost of how much it would be to have another plastic surgeon correct Dr. Rademaker's work. He chose to ignore all of these letters and phone calls sent by the law firm.
Unfortunately, our lawyer informed us that they were unable to pursue further litigation due to the expense of filing such a claim and lack of cooperation from Dr. Rademaker. My husband and I spent an exorbitant amount of money on these procedures and feel we got nothing out of it except pain and suffering. In fact, I look worse now then before the surgery. My breasts are asymmetric (one is bigger then other) and the areoles are not centered. I have significant excess tissue of both breasts. I have held up my before and after pics that I took and the only difference is gross scarring! My stomach has extensive fatty tissue and skin that protrudes out on the lower abdomen.
Furthermore, I had gallbladder surgery performed on March 23rd, 2012. My general surgeon was unable to perform the standard laparoscopic procedure through the belly button to remove my gallbladder due to the extensive scare tissue left from Dr. Rademakers tummy tuck. Unfortunately, another incision was done underneath my right breast area by the rib cage. This added more down time and cost out of our pocket to pay what insurance did not cover.
At this stage, we have exhausted all avenues and hope that someone can still help us. I have all documents to support my complaint and hope someone will feel the pain I have gone through emotionally and physically.