Wow.... My heart goes out to these women who had problems with Dr. Lam. I feel I have to tell my story.
I too found Dr. Lam while watching youtube videos, and thought he must do really great work. I made an appointment with him and requested botox and liquid silicone in my smile lines since that is what he spoke about on youtube.
He took pictures of me and proceeded to do the silicone injections and the botox. I came back a couple days later and we went into the examination room for the "hard sell." Dr. Lam showed me the pictures he took of me on my first visit, and at first I was shocked. But then I giggled to myself and thought... OMG! He photo shopped these to make me look worse than what I do. It was so obvious.
He was trying to make me insecure by telling me all the things wrong with my face and how he wanted to pin my ear back and fill my face with filler because my chin was just waaaaay too pointy for my face, so he wanted to fill it all in. And he could do it for another $3K. I kept declining his offer and he kept insisting and insisting and insisting trying to wear me down.
I got up and looked in the mirror and asked him, "So you want to make my face bigger?" He insisted he just wanted to make it more rounded and youthful looking. I looked again in the mirror and thought to myself. I think I look pretty good now and declined any more procedures once more.
However that was before the botox took full effect and pushed my forehead and eyebrows down so low I was having problems fully opening my eyes because they would hit my eyebrows. I couldn't put eye makeup on and my eyes looked so small and pointed downward. I went back in and told him about this and he said my eyebrows were too high up before it wasn't natural. Now after the botox they were in the "natural" position.
And I was horrified because to this day my eyes still droop lower and never went back to where they were before. The corners use to go upwards. The silicone in my smile lines, that luckily I only had done once, when I lose weight you can see the filler lines in my face.
He also was kind enough before I left to show me his new spa that he, "sunk all the money he had into." It was gorgeous, but then I realized why such a hard sell on me. He was trying to pay for it.
Once again ladies AND men I'm glad I listened to my inner self and refused to let him make me insecure with doctored pictures and bullying me into having things done I definitely didn't need.
I would NOT recommend this doctor to anyone.