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Dr. Ellenbogan is EXCELLENT!
Triciafromseattle's Review of: Dr. Richard Ellenbogen

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
June 17, 2011, 7:46 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Richard Ellenbogen (My Profile)
City:
Los Angeles
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   Triciafromseattle (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):   June 9, 2012
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I realize this is not the timely response you were looking for but I think this response will be helpful for others. Eight days ago I had a facelift, and fat transfer. I am 53 years old and prior to my surgery I looked pretty good for my age, but I wanted Dr. Ellenbogan to make my face look more like I use to about 10 years ago as m cheek bones were starting to show gravity, and the area above my eyes was starting to look a bit hollow. I was quite nervous about this. I actually looked for 2 years to find a plastic surgeon I would be comfortable with and ended up flying out of state to come to Dr. Ellenbogan. I made the choice to seek him out based on his before & after pictures online. They just seemed to reflect a natural look, and actual improvement. When I arrived to his office, my first impression was that his office was a bit dated, but I quickly reminded myself, that the reason I came was not to see an updated office. I then met Dr. Ellenbogan. What impressed me was that he looked at my face and I didn't feel like he wanted to change me much, but he could also tell me what we could do to gain the result I was looking for. I was pleased to hear him respond with appropriate suggestions that made sense to me. He also used his computer to show me the differences. It seemed he went to great length to make sure I really would know what to expect. I asked him if he could bring the corners of my eyes up a little, because I like that look in other women. His response really surprised me. He said Tricia that would not look right on you and I don't want to do it. It would ruin your sweet look. You are not exotic.
This response was a surprise, but I knew then that he cared about his results, and he also cared about his patients. I didn't commit to the surgery that day but I did leave with a general feeling that this guy knows what he is doing and that if I chose him, I would be in good hands. I should also say that 20 years earlier I had a face lift that didn't go all that well. They did an upper bleph & took too much fat out. They also tightened too much on one side so my face was a bit lop sided. So I was not a simple case.

I did make the decision to have my surgery with Dr. Ellenbogan, and I had it 8 days ago. I have to tell you, I am completely amazed. My face looks symmetrical & although I'm still a little puffy, I can tell I'm going to look 10+ years younger. He added the fat back in my eyes, also a little fat grafting, and also performed a neck & face lift. I honestly couldn't be more thrilled! I should tell you that the reason I'm writing this review is for patients who have just had surgery with Dr. Ellenbogan. Although I checked his references via phone I did not go online to read reviews until after my surgery. Thank God because I might have been too scared to have the surgery based on a few of these reviews. One thing seems clear to me, that someone is angry with Dr. Ellenbogan and many of the bad reviews have come from that same person. What I didn't appreciate was that the reviews scared me. So this person is doing a disservice to other people, not just Dr. Ellenbogan. I can't say enough. THIS GUY IS GOOD! Take your time with him, and make sure you are realistic with what can be done. If you are, you will be happy. This guy knows what he's doing. Look up his credentials. Their office asked me if I would be willing to be on their website. I really can't do that because I am known publicly, but I wish I could. I hope this is helpful for you. If you've already had surgery with Dr. Ellenbogan, give it a week before you judge how you are going to look. The face swells so funny that it's really hard to get an accurate picture before 1 week. Good luck! I wish you the best.

Tricia from Seattle
 
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  (10)
Accessibility:
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Personality:
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Did the doctor take time to listen to your needs?
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Does the doctor love being a doctor?
  (10)
Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
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  (10)
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Price:
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  (10)
Office & Surgical Facility:
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