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Dont risk going to a "One Stop Shop" plastic surgeon. See a specialist!!!
magman9000's Review of: Dr. Kelly Gallego

Rating: 2.29 (out of 10)
Review Date:
June 30, 2010, 10:25 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Kelly Gallego (My Profile)
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   magman9000 (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):   April 21, 2009
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


Dr Gallego used to practice in Southern California (I use the term "practice" loosely, because it seems like he was doing just that... practicing).
I had a lower eyelid procedure from Dr Gallego in early 2009. I am 35 and wanted to have a more refreshed and awake look - my lower eyelids were beginning to make me look tired.
After meeting with numerous local plastic surgeons, I decided to move orward with Dr Kelly Gallego. He led me to believe that he was extremely experienced with lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery an showed me lots of pictures of previous patients who had the same procedure.

On the day of the surgery, Dr Gallego was late - this should have been my first sigh that I may have chosen the wrong surgeon. The procedure seemed to go well and I was fine through the 20 day recovery. Once the bruising was gone I could see that things had gone horribly wrong.

I went in looking to get a more awake look because I had minimal bags developing under my eyes. Now I look like a cancer patient. I have severely hallow lower eyelids making me look sick and tired. Dr Gallego cut out all of the orbital fat in my lower eyelids - during the consultation, he said that he would be taking some out, but instead he cut out all of the fat - this fat does not grow back.

At my 3-month follow-up I explained to Dr Gallego that I was extremely unhappy. He agreed that he did in fact take out too much lower eyelid fat, but refused to refund payment for me to apply to revisional cosmetic surgery. He did offer to give me Juvederm injections once at no cost, but I declined. I learned the hard way that he was a "Fast Food" plastic surgeon offering to do basically ANY procedure just to get your money.

The right thing to do would have been to perform the procedure delicately, and if he were to remove ANYTHING, to do it sparingly as he stated in the consultation.

If you are considering ANY procedure, PLEASE go to a specialist. Doctors like Kelly Gallego have no expertise in ANY field and will tell you whatever they think you want to hear to get you to give over your money.

Learn from my mistake and stay away from Dr Kelly Gallego - this has been the worst decision of my life and it effects me every day.


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