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Feedback98's Review of: Dr. Douglas Taranow

Rating: 3.53 (out of 10)
Review Date:
July 13, 2011, 7:01 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Douglas Taranow (My Profile)
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   Feedback98 (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):   July 17, 2008
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


Amazing staff and Dr. Taranow has a great personality, but that personality will easily make him skate over the important stuff. He messed up my lipo by 1) leaving an uneven ridge/drop off (that he said would go away when I pointed it out) and 2) his staff applied the garment too tight and it ripped my skin on my sides leaving horrible large scars. I followed the"do not take of the garment for three days" rule, but I called to tell him about the ripping pain. And he told me to keep it on until my first post op visit, by then the skin turned black and bubbled up... It never really healed. He flip flopped over the next few months about the cause ( his favorite was that had an allergic reaction' but the mirror image scars on identical sides of my stomach prove that wasn't the case, ny entire stomach and back would have reacted). He made a lot of promises that never came through, including reimbursing me for a $12 nivea pad he told me to try). Just stay away, he might be good most of the time... But is it worth the risk? I am ashamed to take off my shirt. I should have sued.  

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