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Complaint Review: Kaplan Cosmetic Surgery

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  • Submitted: Sun, March 17, 2013
  • Updated: Sun, March 17, 2013

  • Reported By: L R — Longwood Florida
Kaplan Cosmetic Surgery
106 Boston Avenue, Suite #203 Altamonte Springs, Florida United States of America

Kaplan Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Barry Kaplan, Dr. Barry J Kaplan BEWARE!!! MONEY HUNGRY PERVERT!!!! Altamonte Springs, Florida

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Kaplan Cosmetic Surgery

*Consumer Comment: A Satisfied Kaplan Customer

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A few things here about Dr. Kaplan....1) He is unprofessional and touched me very inappropriately.... During my consultation, he was 'examining' the curves of my body to see what size implant would be best....proceeded to 'graze' my bum repeatedly as I moved away & made comments such as, yes, this will look beautiful, you will have it all, very nice curves" I had my male friend with me & even he was puzzled, but reassured me that it was probably just 'what he does' & to not think so much about it & shake it off. I considered his opinion & I tried not to take it into consideration...bad idea.....I admit I should have followed my gut on this one, & truly regret that I did not.

After some thought & letting my male friend talk me into it (of course he wanted me to get them) I went back and paid in full (1/2 cash, 1/2 credit) for a breast augmentation less than 2 weeks before my scheduled surgery. I signed NO paperwork whatsoever except for the page where it says I gave them my money....NO paperwork about pre and post surgery preparation, Did not sign the CONSENT for breast augmentation, authorization for him & his physicians to perform the surgery, NO informed consent, procedure for treatment....I signed NOTHING except for the money paper.

Go figure. He didn't even tell me to read it....just told me to stop smoking (which I don't anyway) & to stop taking vitamins. That was all. I should have known right then and there, that there was something wrong with this situation. But I was just too excited for my new additions. I let this blind me & wish I saw the 'writing on the wall,' but even then it was too late. He had my money.

About 6 days before, I had to take my dog to the vet & he was very sick & needed surgery & I could not afford both. I begged, cried and pleaded with Dr. Kaplan to refund the money so I can pay for his surgery and he refused. He then agreed to give me back half of the money, $2,000, and kept the other half of $2,000 CASH for himself, no service rendered!!

So now he has $2,000 of my hard earned money, for nothing! But he says its for ordering the implants (saline) and booking the other doctor, which he did in about 4 seconds right in front of me. I then proceeded to look online and he has many negative reviews I somehow did not see in the beginning, so I will not even consider going back to him if I ever decide to this again. He offered to reschedule my surgery, but for a rescheduling fee of $1,000 in addition to the money he was keeping of mine!!!

In closing, I feel he has no right to keep my money, being that I never signed any of the required paperwork to book and confirm the surgery. I know certain doctors have their policies, but I truly believe this was null & void, being that I never technically consented to the surgery. He still has $2,000 cash of my hard earned money, all of which is rightfully mine and it disgusts me to this day that he thinks he is able to get away with this.

Read up on this man....he has had multiple lawsuits against him and has had his license revoked. Don't want to see this happen to anyone else....Please ladies, DO NOT let this man touch you or steal your money!! I hope this helped your decision.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/17/2013 08:10 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Kaplan-Cosmetic-Surgery/Altamonte-Springs-Florida-32701/Kaplan-Cosmetic-Surgery-Dr-Barry-Kaplan-Dr-Barry-J-Kaplan-BEWARE-MONEY-HUNGRY-PERVER-1035589. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Kaplan Cosmetic Surgery

AUTHOR: A True Christian - ()

I had the same beyond terrible experience with this Evil so called Plastic Surgeon Dr. Barry Kaplan!  He is a hacker, thief and con man!!  He costs me thousands of dollars for ruining my breasts and face and now I have to spend thousands to get it all fixed by a true highly recommended plastic surgeon!  If you love yourself...Do Not Go to Barry Kaplan the Con Man...Hacker and Thief!  This man is a Joke not a True Caring Doctor.  Don't waste your time looking at a few photos like I did!  God only knows who truly did those few people and he uses those same few photos all the time!  Barry Kaplan is Beyond Evil ....Don't Go Near this Con man surgeon!!

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A Satisfied Kaplan Customer

AUTHOR: brinewe - ()

A friend of mine, who was considering going to Dr. Kaplan for a breast augmentation, discovered and almost didn't go to him because of it. I am a very satisfied patient of Dr. Kaplan a felt the need to post a rebuttal for those that are considering going to him. I have no ties to the office whatsoever, nor will I ever recieve any type of compensation. I just know how nerve racking it can be to pick the find the best Dr. for a cosmetic proceedure. I do not mean to discount anybody, but I wanted to share my experience in contrast. 

Dr Kaplan did my breast augmentation 2 years ago (March of 2012). The whole process was very easy. I felt very comfortable during the consultation. He did mention my curves, but I felt like he would need to evaluate my body and "size me up" to determine the right size implants. I never felt he was inapropriate, and I am kind of a shy person. The pre-op instructions where very simple, don't smoke or take viatamins for x-amount of time before. 

I paid the full amount when the surgery was scheduled. I did sign a paper that I believe this report referred to. The paper that I read and then signed and took a copy of, did explain additional charges that could be incurred if the surgery date was changed. It was not simply a reciept, but an agreement to the scheduled surgery time. He does work on a very tight schedule out of two offices. I had to wait almost a month for an opening. 

The surgery was done on a Friday afternoon. I walked out of the office as promised, Kaplan personally called that evening to check on me (as he does with all patients). He had me raise my hands over my head, asked some questions etc. He did tell me that my breast looked amazing, but I felt that was a proffesional taking pride in his work... I relaxed all weekend, and I was back to work on Monday. The results where amazing, I could not be happier.  

I know 6 other women that have gone to Kaplan for both Breast Augmentations and Lipo Suction/tummi-tuc. Some went to him before and after me. Every single one of them have beautiful results that they are extremely happy with. 

You should feel comfortable with your doctor. Go to his free consultation, and if you don't like him, don't use him! I met with two other doctors before him that I did not feel good about.

Another thing I would suggest... If you do not have funds set aside for emergencies, you should probably consider getting yourself in a better financial position before you spend a few thousand dollars on a cosmetic procedure... I wanted boobs for years. I started saving in when I started college. I still waited 2 years after college, until I had a good job, a rainy day fund, and the cash to pay for them. 

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