I went to a Richard Ellenbogen of Beverly Hills Body and from the show, Dr 90210., for a very minor procedure. However, because he made my nose so extremely short and pig like, I ended up needing multiple intensive reconstructive surgeries from the damage he did to me. I know many others who also went to him and need multiple serious reconstructive surgeries that include the use of skin, ear, and rib grafts because of how drastic and extreme he was with harming them.
My long, elegant, projected nose was slightly pinched, and he was supposed to add cartilage to my tip. Instead, he removed almost all of the cartilage and soft tissue from inside my tip and he also removed my nasal spine. He turned my nose into a short, flat stump with complete nostril retraction, and it looked like a pig snout. He made the distance between my top lip and nose huge, and he made me unrecognizable and hideous looking. I had asked him for a very, very subtle change. What he did to me was beyond drastic.
Before I had surgery with him, I always got told that I looked like Julia Roberts. After having surgery with him, I got told I looked like Michael Jackson.
Ellenbogen was featured on Oprah, Dr. Phil and he is in many magazines -- similar to how Jan Adams (the alcoholic who killed Kanye West's mom) was. You can't trust the media.
It is my opinion that Elllenbogen is a sociopath who feels no remorse or regret. I feel that Babkak Dadvand who assists him in harming others also lacks a conscience. CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.
The fist link shows a lady who Ellenbogen botched so severely that she needed more than one very intensive reconstructive surgery that required using her rib cartilage to reconstruct her nose.
The second link is of a lady's nose who Ellenbogen not only broke and made short, crooked and impaired her breathing -- he also inserted foreign objects into the tip of her nose. She had asked him not to touch her bridge -- he told her that he was going to give her an "Ashley Simpson" nose.
Just because a procedure is elective, the "doctor" should not be allowed to mutilate or deform people's faces and lives.
Richard Ellenbogen is very dishonest and unethical.
He altered Nora's photos (the first link) and then placed her photos, without her consent on his website as a successful outcome. This is illegal in numerous ways: It's false advertising and it's breach of patient confidentiality to display her pictures.
Then, as if that is not horrible enough, Richard Ellenbogen billed her insurance company thousands and thousands of dollars even though she had paid for her surgery out of pocket. He wrecked her nose so badly that she has permanent scars on her nostrils from stitches he did too tight.
I did not know how dishonest and unethical he was, and I was fooled by his website.
If you go on Rhinoplasty4you.com -- there are many others who have been seriously and drastically harmed by Richard Ellenbogen including one lady who goes by the name "Newface". She went to Ellenbogen to slightly even one nostril that was a little higher than the other. She was supposed to have a closed surgery.
Ellenbogen removed almost all the soft tissue and cartilage in "Newface's" tip and then also left her with 3 large open wounds. He cut out pieces of each of her nostrils and also a piece under her alar base. She's had several very intensive reconstructive surgeries to try to repair all of the damages he did to her, and she requires more surgeries that use skin, ear and rib cartilage grafts.
Ellenbogen has a lawyer who sends threats to the people who post about what happened to them -- even when they posts pictures to prove that what they are saying is true. Ellenbogen continually scrubs his filthy record clean, so that he can continue to scam the public into thinking that he is a good doctor. I was fooled by his website and his media promos.
Ellenbogen's people clean up his negative ratings on ratemds.com and many other sites, so innocent people like myself get fooled. Then, they put phony positive ratings (at least in my opinion -- any positive rating -- is most likely from him or his publicists).
In fact, the website, http://www.rhinoplastynetwork.com/ once had 8-10 unhappy Ellenbogen patients on there complaining about him all at the same time -- the moderator explained to me that Ellenbogen had that website taken down. Then, he created his own website trying to promote himself. However, his unhappy injured patients got on his website, so he had a vacation message put on there and closed the board down.
I think it's important to warn others of Richard Ellenbogen and his business Beverly Hills Body. I have met many people who have been harmed by Ellenbogen including the moderator of the Rhinoplastynetwork -- Ellenbogen removed the tip of his nose and replaced it with a small crooked graft.
Ellenbogen tried to inject free floating silicon into another lady's nose after he over resected it and mad it collapse. In my opinion, Ellenbogen enjoys ruining people's faces and lives and he loves getting on TV and getting fame. He is, in my opinion, truly evil and/or crazy.
Ellenbogen says that he is an "artist that makes people happy and beautiful." I think that is false advertising. In my opinion and accurate description of Ellenbogen is a "scam artist who makes people hideously ugly and suicidal".