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Complaint Review: Richard Ellenbogen And Babak Dadvand Plastic Surgeons Of Beverly Hills

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  • Submitted: Sat, January 24, 2009
  • Updated: Sat, February 04, 2012

  • Reported By:Troy Michigan
Richard Ellenbogen And Babak Dadvand Plastic Surgeons Of Beverly Hills
9201 Sunset Blvd., Suite 207 Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

Richard Ellenbogen And Babak Dadvand Plastic Surgeons Of Beverly Hills destroyed my face forever Los Angeles California

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Couldn't have been me

*Consumer Comment: I can understand you and I am sorry for you.

*Consumer Comment: I am not surprised to what happen to you

*Consumer Comment: Sue em

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First of all, be very careful, don't make my mistake. When you read positive reviews about Ellenbogen and/or Dadvand, it's someone from their staff or family pretending that they are happy patients. I was stupid 2 years ago and I thought the good reviews were genuine. Everybody in the medical community now knows what Ellenbogen is, ask your doctor and you'll see for yourself. Even today, when doctors ask me "who could possibly do that to you" and I say "Richard Ellenbogen from Beverly Hills" they shake their heads.

I went to Beverly Hills for a blepharoplasty and eyebrow lift. I was gonna turn 40 in 3 months and wanted a big birthday party and wanted to look the best I could. My brows were starting to droop. My lids were heavy. After seeing Dr Ellenbogen on TV, on the National Enquirer and after reading so many positive reviews, I decided to consult him.

To make a long story short, he and his assistant Dadvand were so charming and seemed so confident, that I booked the surgery, immediately. I distinctly remember that I was gonna fly back the following day but decided to stay in LA and have the sugery in a couple of days. Richard Ellenbogen and Babak Dadvand also pointed out that my jaw was somewhat boxy and masculine and suggested to perform a mandibular reduction via intraoral incisions. I was surprised that they even knew the cause of that: I've been suffering from bruxism (clenching of the teeth at night) since I divorced and I developed very strong mandibular muscles.

The surgery itself was a nightmare. I was under conscious sedetion and I would never wish that fate to my worst enemy. Having your eyes worked with, seeing blood and scalpels while you're awake, it's the worst feeling. Two years after the surgery, my eyes are asymmetrical, my brows too. The right eye is more open and more slanted than the left. I can't close my eyes entirely when I sleep. I always bring artificial tears in my purse. My jaw is a mess. Crooked, lumpy and he put a chin implant without me giving consent.

I blamed myself. I was in denial. I said to myself. It must be me. Ellenbogen can never go wrong. I cried every single day. But then I realized that there are many other victims out there who wish Ellenbogen was dead and buried. They never returned my calls after they got my money. They dismiss my concerns saying that I'm crazy and I have unrealistic expectations. But my eyes are so messed up that I have to hide 24/7 behind a pair of huge Chanel sunglasses.

I curse Ellenbogen and Dadvand every single day of my life.

Adeena
Troy, Michigan
U.S.A.

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Couldn't have been me

AUTHOR: Richard Ellenbogen, M.D. - (United States of America)

This is Dr. Ellenbogen answering this untrue made up report. First I don't do jaw reductions. I have not done one in 35 years of private practice. Second I don't use conscious sedation. I do all my eyelid surgeries under general anaesthesia. It is to me the only humane way to do it
I wrote the eyelid chapter in a major plastic surgery textbook for 4 editions and am damn good at eyelid surgery.
This entire report is made up and not factual.
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#2 Consumer Comment

I can understand you and I am sorry for you.

AUTHOR: RhinoSpecialista - (Malta)

I am very sorry for you and I can really understand what you are passing through. I also had a bad experience with Dr.Paul Nassif- both Paul Nassif and Richard Ellenbogen were on Dr.90210. I also believed positive posts on the internet and I was stupid enough not to trust those posters since when I asked for their pics no one of the hundreds answered me or sent me any pic. They took thousands of money from my bank account. I cry, cry, cry, cry... Does Ellenbogen give ''Gag Contracts'' or Physician-Arbitration agremments as Paul Nassif gave me to sign?

I heard a lot of unhappy Richerd Ellenbogen patients, and their pictures I saw, I would say, were deformed patients. I am really sorry for you!
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#3 Consumer Comment

I am not surprised to what happen to you

AUTHOR: Sarah - (United States of America)

Hi,

  I am also a victim of botched eyebrow lift.   I know that many doctors do things without people's consent and get away with it once you sign the consent to surgery form.    They do things their way and they don't have to listen to what you want.  Why they do that is because you are being used as a training subject.  Most people aren't aware  of that until their surgery is botched or super botched.   These doctors will then turn around and say things like you may have unrealistic expectations and bah, bah, bah.  I bet you heard of it all aleady by now. 

To make it worst, all doctors that do comestic plastic surgeries will stick together even though they know there are wrong doings among their peers.  They won't snitch cuz it will look bad on them.  They will however, offer to do revision work which equates to botched surgery done by previous surgeon.  If you don't have a whole lot of money to throw away, then you are out of luck in finding a lawyer and/or an expert witness.    Expert witness  = greedy doctors too!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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#4 Consumer Comment

Sue em

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

If you are so unhappy about your cosmestic surgery sue them
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