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Complaint Review: Richard Ellenbogen - Beverly Hills Body - Babak Dadvand - Los Angeles, California

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  • Richard Ellenbogen - Beverly Hills Body - Babak Dadvand
    9201 Sunset Blvd., Suite 202
    Los Angeles,, California

Richard Ellenbogen - Beverly Hills Body - Babak Dadvand Scam Artists Liars Fame and Money Hungry Publicity Hounds Los Angeles, California

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Unjustified slander and character assasination

*Consumer Suggestion: Update about Nora's Missing photos

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I, too, was mutilated by Richard Ellenbogen, and his "accomplices."

I went to Richard Ellenbogen because I thought he must be good to be on TV and in magazines. Little did I know that he needs to pay for publicists and advertisements all the time because he has such an awful reputation. The only way he seems to be able to get patients is through buying himself fame and scamming the public.

Don't even trust the photos on his webpages. Richard Ellenbogen owns numerous webpages that look like testimonials for him, but probably all of them are photoshopped and full of bs.

Like the other two who filed reports about Richard Ellenbogen, I too, was left with a deformed and mutilated nose that was extremely short, crooked and almost tipless with extreme nostril retraction.

I made the biggest mistake to let Ellenbogen operate on me twice. The second time around he even did more damage, and my entire nose collapsed.
Besides making me look deformed and like a pig, I was unable to breathe.

Richard Ellenbogen refused to give me a refund, and he tried to inject free floating silicon into my nose after he destroyed it. That is when I went to a doctor in Newport to try to reconstruct my nose. However, it was so destroyed, he was unable to give me much improvement.

Then, I had another reconstructive surgery in Chicago that improved my nose from the deformed and mutilated wreck that Richard Ellenbogen left me with.
Though, I still am not completely normal looking because of how drastically Richard Ellenbogen harmed me.

I need to get a lip lift to close this gigantic space between my nose and my lip that Richard Ellenbogen left me with.

Richard Ellenbogen is very nasty and arrogant, and many of the reconstructive surgeons that I have consulted with have told me that he is an alcoholic/drug addict. I can't state for a fact if this is true, but many of his peers say that they have seen him drunk and intoxicated at medical conferences, etc. Also, this would explain why so many people have been butchered by Richard Ellenbogen.

I truly feel that the there should be a class action lawsuit against the state of California for allowing Richard Ellenbogen to continue to practice since so many people including myself have filed extremely valid medical complaints against him.

The state of California has allowed other drug addict/alcoholics such as Jan Adams to mutilate and destroy people too. Jan Adams only got in trouble after he killed Kanye West's mom -- probably because it made the newspapers since she was a celebrity.

At least two people have died from surgery with Richard Ellenbogen -- yet nothing has been done to stop him.

Richard Ellenbogen's "accomplice" Babak Dadvand is not even certified, yet he does much of Ellenbogen's surgeries.

I suggest, if the news reads this -- they contact some of the people who have been mutilated and/or seriously harmed by Richard Ellenbogen. One lady is Nora, and if you google "Nora's Ellenbogen" -- you will see her horrible results. Ellenbogen altered her photos and put him on his website as promotional material! Nora's email is

Another victim of Richard Ellenbogen is Dean, the moderator of the Rhinoplastynetwork. Dean knows of many people who were harmed by Richard Ellenbogen. Dean had one reconstructive surgery since Ellenbogen's destruction of his nose, and he needs at least one more. His email is

I know many that are interested in getting a class action lawsuit against Richard Ellenbogen including both of the other people who filed reports. However, the statute of limitations in California is one year. I feel that the statute should change or the state of California should be sued. California is very negligent for not revoking his license years ago.

Las Angeles, California

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Unjustified slander and character assasination

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

In answer to this complaint. I do not have a publicist or any p.r agent. I do have a website person to manage and seo my website. None of my pictures are fotoshopped since that would be a violation of my professional societies ethical standards an a violation of the standards of the california medical board. I have never injected silicone or recommended its injection because it is dangerous and illegal . In fact the article I wrote in 1980 in a prestigious medical journal was reviewed by the FDA and shortly thereafter silicone for injection was removed from the market.Silicone hard rubber implants are  however legal and safe.

I do not drink alcohol at all and never have my whole life..I have never habitually used drugs prescription or otherwise.
I do all my own surgeries myself. The only exception is Dr. Dadvand a board certified surgeon who spent a year in postgraduate teaining with me sutures half of my tummy  tucks and breast reductions after I place the important marking stitches in order to shorten the patients anaesthesia time.

I don't always get perfect results although I try to. Sometimes I get a perfect result and it doesn't please a patient. It is difficult to please everyone regardless what field of endeavor you do be it manicurist or surgeon.I know I am well schooled and experienced in my techniques. I have won numerous awards for my expertise. I have taught in this country and been a visiting professor in other countries. I operate in third world countries on children pro bono. I am always willing to reoperate on someone if they are not pleased. I am not arrogant but always humble and grateful.
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Update about Nora's Missing photos

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

It's so true that Richard Ellenbogen is continually using his lawyers, his publicists, etc. to scrub his filthy record clean. He had the rhinoplastynetwork board taken down when there were 8-10 very upset and unhappy patients of his on there.

Ellenbogen had his negative ratings on removed. Because many of us
who have been harmed by him are in touch with each other -- we emailed each other to put them back up. Some of us have.

If you email the moderators of they will tell you that they've receive threats from ellenbogen's lawyers all the time and have to remove posts from numerous people who have been severly harmed by ellenbogen over the years. I have letters saying that they know of at least 9 people whose posts they've had to remove b/c of ellenbogen's threats to sue that site.

Kat -- the lady who posted below with her horrific pics -- had to remove her pics from the website -- Ellenbogen's attorney's sent the website and Kat threats to do this.

Recently, it apprears that Richard Ellenbogen had Nora's photos removed-- she does not know why her photos are not up. They were attached to the Canadian Rhinoplasty board as a way to warn perspective Ellenbogen patients of what could happen if they go to him. (Suspicious??)

Here's Nora's photos on a lesser known site:
If they get taken down -- we'll know, it's Ellenbogen scrubbing away the dirt on him once again . . .

Ellenbogen altered Nora's photos and placed them as a success on his website. Then, he did insurance fraud and billed her insurance for a surgery he clearly botched which she had paid for out of pocket. Just shows how little consideration Ellenbogen has for the law, patient confidentiality or any sort of morals or ethics.
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