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Major Disappointment
beachplum811's Review of: Dr. Mack Cheney

Rating: 2.45 (out of 10)
Review Date:
February 24, 2011, 1:11 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Mack Cheney (My Profile)
State:   Massachusetts (MA)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   beachplum811 (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):   February 9, 2006
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I had a mini lower face lift and lower eyes done. I had had a mini lift 10 years earlier and knew what to expect. At that time I had my upper eyes done. Here's my story: I had about 3 initial consultations with Dr. Cheney. I had to have 3 to get the necessary information out of him. He didn't sit down but had his hand on the door knob the entire 5 minutes I was given each time. And each time his attitude was, "Don't worry! You'll love it!" (this is the part where I should have never returned) On the day of my surgery I arrived on time and had to wait about a half-hour. I was then given local anesthesia and waited. And waited. And waited. He had to come back in to re-inject me! (again - I should have left but at this point I had paid in full and was frankly in a vulnerable position with my half-numb face) When he finally got around to me I had waited nearly 3 hours. He said that he had an emergency before me. Okay, surgery completed and I have high hopes. He sent me home with someone else's pain Rx! I couldn't fill my Rx and had to have the office call it in. At my first post-op appt. I expressed my dissatisfaction because I looked pretty much the same. Same thing at 2nd post-op appt. He blew me off each and every time I spoke with him. He told me I wouldn't see the "full results" until a year or TWO had gone by. Can I just say right here that he is NOT a plastic surgeon. He is a head and neck surgeon. This is why he is less expensive than a plastic surgeon. I didn't want him to operate on me any further so I just gave up. It was a complete waste of time and money (probably around $5000.) About a year and a half later I found my way to Dr. Leonard Miller, an actual plastic surgeon who looked at my work and agreed with me that it had not made much of a difference and in fact had make my lower eyelids look worse by removing too much skin. His nurse told me that Dr. Miller sees quite a few former patients of Dr. Cheney's. I have also seen Dr. Richard Barlett for a consult. I was extremely impressed with him as well. My only regret is that I did not file a complaint with the hospital.  

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