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lilshortchick82's Review of: Dr. Alexander McArthur

Rating: 2.19 (out of 10)
Review Date:
October 6, 2008, 12:41 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Alexander McArthur (My Profile)
Newport News
State:   Virginia (VA)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   lilshortchick82 (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   August 5, 2008
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I came to Dr. McArthur seeking a minor breast augmentation to take me from a large a-cup/small b-cup to a small c-cup. My breasts were perfectly shaped - just a little small. I also wanted an eyelid lift for droopy eyelids, which run in my family. My saline implants were placed under the muscle by an incision under my breast. MY RESULTS ARE HORRIBLE FOR BOTH PROCEDURES. The scar on my right eye is not in the crease (where it should be) and extends well beyond my natural eyesid). The scar cannot even be covered with makeup. Not only is the scar bad, but my eyes are uneven and the scar on my left eye is completely different from that of the right.

My breasts are much worse. When my chest muscle slightly tightens up, the muscle under the breast becomes prominent and my entire chest wall becomes DEFORMED. I was advised by my general practioner to take close-up photos and seek out an attorney; advice I will be pursuing.

Want to know what Dr. McArthur said when I told him (and showed him) my deformed chest? "Can you see it under your clothes?" I was dumbfounded - especially coming from a plastic surgeon, who should know that feeling good in one's own skin is vitally important to one's well-being. If I was not so shocked, I would have commented that if I had a prosthetic leg and was wearing jeans, would he be able to tell? Incredible!

Not only does my chest look deformed, but it feels as the muscle is going to tear apart from my sternum. I cannot sleep on my back or sides.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Do not use Dr. McArthur if you want an honest doctor who cares about your feelings and results and not just your money. He is a terrible doctor who will not care or offer a reassuring word when you are crying or upset. He is cold and only cares about making money.

CAUTION: He is one of the partners to the Hampton Roads Center of Plastic Surgery, but DO NOT confuse this with being able to do a good job because that is what I mistakingly thought.

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