Dr. C. Randall Harrell

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Palm Harbor, Florida Map External Link
Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
Website: fountainofyouth.com External Link
Practice: Fountain of Youth Institute
Hospital: Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital
Med. School:Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Grad. Year: 1983

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
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Rating: 3.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 34 reviews. Dr. C. Randall Harrell has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Dr. C. Randall Harrell
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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RID: 5460738
09/05/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Harrell has years of experience and always does a fantastic job. I had two very noticeable lines under my eyes and above my cheeks that were very difficult to get rid of. I went to two plastic surgeons to fix it, one refused to touch them and the other’s trial with filler failed and made me look much worse. When I went to Dr. Harrell I was very sad and nervous, he assured me the problem can be fixed. The results were amazing. The lines are camouflaged so perfectly and I couldn't be happier. I truly believe in Dr. Harrell’s knowledgeability and skills.  Respond
RID: 5459741
09/05/14 5 5 5 5 Randall Harrell Plastic Surgeon The result of my breast augmentation is incredible. I love the way they look. I traveled from Boston to The Fountain of Youth in Palm Harbor, Florida. It was a bit of a challenge but certainly worth it. Dr. Harrell and his office staff made it so easy. I loved my overall experience and I would definitely come back for another procedure. 
Paid (or co-pay): $9500
RID: 5421247
23/04/14 5 5 5 5 I have had an amazing overall experience at The Fountain of Youth. From beginning to end the experience has been top notch. The office of Dr. C. Randall Harrell is beautiful along with everyone in it. I have been treated with kindness and respect throughout this entire journey. I am very happy with my results and my confidence is certainly more present. Dr. Harrell is very knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable.  Respond
RID: 4925157
06/02/14 1 1 1 1   Respond
RID: 4293987
27/01/14 5 5 5 5 From start to finish my experience with Dr. Harrell has been fantastic and his staff is so caring and compassionate! The results of my tummy tuck and breast augmentation are absolutely incredible, I can’t believe what a difference he has made! I would highly recommend Dr. C. Randall Harrell and his staff to anyone. 
Paid (or co-pay): $12000
RID: 3645114
31/12/13 5 5 5 5 I am very pleased with results of my breast augmentation surgery. My self confidence was definitely boosted. I would recommend Dr. C. Randall Harrell to family and friends. His staff at the Palm Harbor, Florida office is very friendly and helpful. 
Paid (or co-pay): $7000
RID: 3629896
11/12/13 4 4 5 5 I have been to Doctor Harrell several times now for different things, mostly injections, and have always come away looking better and feeling great! They make me feel (and look!) like a superstar. I wouldn't trust my face to anyone else. I've seen too many botched jobs and unnatural results…I'll be sticking with tried and true results.  Respond
RID: 3604391
13/11/13 5 4 5 5 The day of surgery was what I expected from such a respected establishment. Everyone was helpfu, friendly and kind. I am truly impressed with Dr. Harrell's talent and skill as a surgeon and as a human being. All my questions were answered and he did a fantastic job on the surgery. They ROCKED!!! Very pleased.  Respond
RID: 2906267
11/10/13 4 4 4 5 My breasts never fully developed. Dr. Harrell and his staff turned them into something to be proud of. I would recommend them to anyone. I am extremely happy with my results. Since the age of 14 I have never had breasts. I have always worn extremely padded bras. Now it’s all me. Thank You. 
Paid (or co-pay): $5000
29/09/13 SYSTEM: 1 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
22/08/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Randall" to "C. Randall" 
RID: 2670708
04/06/13 5 5 5 5 I have been here once before a couple of years ago, and decided to come back for another procedure I have been wanting. Well I was pleasantly surprised that it looks like they have upgraded things and re-done a few things, the offices and such. There is such an air of professionalism that just makes it nice and a simple process to get done what you want. I knew what I wanted so it was very quick to get booked for surgery which I really appreciated. Dr. Harrell is a talented and respected doctor with superb credentials, and I wouldn't trust my cosmetic surgery to anybody else.  Respond
RID: 2670567
04/06/13 1 1 1 1 Disturbing experience. This place took me for a A Lot of money during a consultation. Cassie, manager, lied to me and told me I had to put down a deposit if I wanted to have surgery, but the money would go through 2Weeks before surgery.Then she ran my credit that day and as I walked out she said..now you have to get surgery, as she laughed!!I tried to cancel the next day after I realized they were scammers and,read the horrible reviews online. I tried calling back to get a refund back and they wont return my calls. These are real scam artists in which they also wont let you use your medical insurance and,reasons why they wont. Do NOT trust them, you will regret it!!!! 
Paid (or co-pay): $1000
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RID: 2607075
03/04/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Harrell and his staff were excellent. He was able to answer all of pre op. and post op. questions which made me feel at ease. I finally look the way I always thought I should look. 
Paid (or co-pay): $10000
RID: 2443009
10/10/12 5 3 5 4 Dr. Harrel was extremely knowledgeable and did an overall fantastic job. The staff was EXTREMELY helpful and followed up as necessary. The only downfall was the wait time. At times visits would take 20 minutes before being seen. One time I was forgotten and it took 45 minutes before I was seen. Other than that I recommend Dr. Harrel to anyone. Overall everyone was very helpful, polite and pleasant.  Respond
04/07/12 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
04/07/12 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2278763
21/06/12 1 1 1 1 This doctor perfomed surgery on my face and it turned out lopsided. When I returned to him he refused to do anything. There are so many good doctors in this area. Please do your homework and choose wisely. I didnt do my homework and now regret my choice.  See Responses
06/06/12 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2093869
30/04/12 5 5 5 5 Simply AMAZING! My whole experience at the Fountain of Youth has been amazing! The office staff had all my appointments set up ahead of time so it was easy to plan. Dr. C. Randall Harrell was amazing! He is very friendly, answers questions and makes you feel at ease. My results are amazing! I look back at old pictures and can’t believe that was me! I look amazing since my tummy tuck and more importantly us that I now feel amazing inside and out! Thank you Dr. Harrell for doing your job so well. I am lucky to have found you! 
Paid (or co-pay): $6500
RID: 2020701
14/04/12 1 1 1 1 I had 2 procedures in 10/2011 and was extremely disappointed in the results. Dr.H said I need a "revision" which means redo and he wanted more money. I refuse to go back and spend more money. The staff is very rude and would not allow my husband back with me during any of my post op appt's. Now I'm left deformed from the tummy tuck and furious that I trusted him. I should have listen to my gut feeling. On my last post opp appt he physically hurt me to the point I was screaming and I have a high tolerance for pain.The depression that followed and lowered y self-esteem was devastating. I DO NOT recommend their services.  Respond
RID: 1852601
05/04/12 2 1 1 3 Had 2procedures done. Was happy with first one. Only thing I can say is once they have your money, you really have to be on their case to get what you want. Why did I go back a second time? Guess I kinda felt comfortable. BIG BIG MISTAKE. Now they feel they can do as little as possible. I would NOT recommend them at all. I really wish I had gone somewhere else now. 
Paid (or co-pay): $19000
RID: 1656244
08/12/11 2 3 2 2 I only wish I would have known years before I let this guy even look at my face, let alone do surgery on it. I should have went with my gut the morning of surgery when I had butterflies and said "let's forget this..." Dr. Harrell's reply laughing was "ok let's get some coffee" obviously knowing that even if I hopped off the table he would still get paid!! As far as the other comments...to the person who said he would have to take cartilage from your ear to repair...HE DOES!! almost 10 years later I get pains in the ear so bad it makes me cry. He told me same thing after surggery, "wait a year for end results" yea, right, nothing changed!! I think he cut my ear open, took a little out, and DID go get coffee because he did nothing to correct the issues I had. No one can convince me that this guy is a professional! BEWARE and steer clear of this Dr.(if you can even call him that) I would give anything to have that day (and my money) back again :(  Respond
RID: 1652386
05/12/11 1 3 1 3 I had a consultation end of Oct. Decided to do a procedure in Dec. then changed my mind and Cancelled first part of Nov. Did not go to preop visit. Much to my surprise, on my next credit card bill there was a $1000 charge from them. I called Cassie, office manager, the next day and she said she would take care of it. 6 phone calls in two weeks went unanswered. Finally had to write a dispute letter to the credit card company so that I wouldn't get charged for late fees, etc. Finally received a msg from her the day before the due date of credit card telling me I would owe $600 in Administrative fees!! That's their "policy"....Wow, what a huge, expensive MISTAKE this turned out to be. I can not rate the Dr. but if the staff don't care about you then it makes no difference about the Dr's abililty. I wish I would have checked them out better before going there. All I can say is...buyer beware!!! And good luck.  See Responses
RID: 1545084
23/09/11 5 4 2 3 Dr Harrell was above average, BUT during initial consult, felt like I was buying a used car. That never changed. It was always about the $$$. I also asked to have a skin tag removed 3X. Nope, would have to spend $1500 more for that. Don't think I would go back 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
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19/09/11 SYSTEM: 4 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1327869
05/01/11 1 1 1 1 Would definitely Run in the opposite direction. He does not care about you after he gets your money. Was never available to answer any of my question after surgery. They are known for quoting a price for you and then changing it when it comes to surgery. You are supposed to be able to come back for follow up and they release you after a couple times. I was not happy with my outcome and he wasnt available to ever see me. No one at the office would return my calls. Look at all his complaints under his name and the Better Business Bureau. I wish I had. I paid an extra $2,000 for fat injections that were gone after a month and I guess thats why they wont call me back. He has a girl working for him Cass--, and she is a BIG LIAR. She will promise you the world and than lie to cover her ass. I am so sorry I let this monster mess me up. My lips are crooked and he didnt even correct what I went there for. I wasted all that money and am sick to death about it.  See Responses
RID: 1318398
20/12/10 1 1 1 1 I got a rhinoplasty from Dr. Harrell. I had complained that it was crooked after the surgery. I explained my concerns and was told to wait a year to see full results. A year has gone by and my nose is still crooked. I have called numerous times only to be ignored by staff and was promised a cal back. After waiting 2 months for a call back, i submitted my photos to the doctor and now he refuses to fix HIS mistake on my face. The Office Manager was horrible on ruturning my calls, the staff ignored my calls. Finally I got an email from the Office Manager telling me the doctor would not fix my nose and if he did, that i had to pay the full amount of a rhinoplasty surgery. Not only that, but that cartilage would be taken from my ear to fix my nose. I DO NOT recommend this doctor because of my personal experience. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. 
Paid (or co-pay): $4500
24/10/10 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
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RID: 1175514
24/05/10 5 4 5 5 Dr. Harrell and his staff were wonderful. I had gone to other plastic surgeon's offices before to see about having breast augmentation and never felt as comfortable as I did at the Foutain of Youth! I thank them for everthing they have done!  Respond
04/04/10 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1131647
19/03/10 5 5 5 5 He is AMAZING I got a breast augmentation and I am now living in Orange County, CA and people who have spent over 15,000 to get them done out here have ALL said that mine look more natural and way better! I recommend him to ANYONE, the staff is great and I have seen what a great job he does with the other procedures. 
Paid (or co-pay): $5000
RID: 1064397
27/12/09 5 5 5 5 I visited several Board Certified Plastic Surgeons before I choose Dr. Harrell for my recent surgery. I read everything on all the internet sites about Dr. Harrell as well as the surgery I thought I wanted. He told me exactly what I expected to hear and answered all my questions. I knew as soon as he left the room that he was the doctor I wanted to have do my surgery. The entire experience was wonderful, from my first phone call through all my follow-up visits. My results are outstanding and I am so pleased today. I will refer anyone seeking a procedure to consider Dr. Harrell. He is the BEST!  Respond
20/12/09 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1010119
15/10/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Harrell and his staff were consistently professional, courteous, friendly and helpful. I received excellent care and follow up from my surgery. The surgery was skillful and I was well prepared for what to expect in the days and weeks that followed. I am most pleased with the results- they have exceeded my expectations- I cannot say enough positive things about my new shape! I am also pleased that there were no 'hidden' costs or extra costs for follow up visits- you most certainly get what you pay for out of this office.  Respond
RID: 994622
24/09/09 3 3 2 2 Below is a condensed version of the published article by Fred Schulte of the South Florida Sen-Sentinel published September 14, 2002. A full version of this article is readily available at http://www.asahq.org/news/schulte.htm (American Society of Anesthesiologists) South Florida Sun-Sentinel September 14, 2002 "Lynne Burghardt never expected her brother to die within hours of having a facelift at the Fountain of Youth Institute, a Palm Harbor plastic surgery center run by Dr. C. Randall Harrell. " "Medical examiner records show that Williams is the second patient to die after facial cosmetic surgery by Harrell. Grace Boscarello, 63, died April 19, 1997, the morning after a facelift and brow lift there. In that case, the Pinellas medical examiner's office could find "no anatomic cause of death." Copyright 2002, South Florida Sun-Sentinel  Respond
RID: 933872
10/07/09 1 3 1 1 Dr.C Randall Harrell is a successful, undoubtedly capable plastic surgeon. My voice is that of a dissatisfied patient. I researched articles published emails and posts. I went in for a facelift and browlift the cost, $30,000. He left my browlift asymmetrical. I still had a double chin and my neck was still sagging. He did a revision surgery on my browlift and another on my necklift. Might I note not at the same time. Recovery is far more difficult than many people think. Poor surgical technique. This successful reputable cosmetic surgeon did not live up to his reputation. Dr. C. Randall Harrell has left me with permanent devestating effects on my life fiances. Never once saying "I'm Sorry that you had to have additional surgeries." I trusted this surgeon, a choice I regret. Don't go by what they publish but what work they have done on people you can see with your own eyes. I have some plain advice. Go elsewhere. 
Paid (or co-pay): $30000
RID: 917057
18/06/09 5 5 4 5 I went to Dr. Harrell for an augmentation and lift. He was able to answer all my questions and I felt really good about having him do my surgery. I am not disappointed. I got exactly what I requested from him. His staff was wonderful during the procedure and the after care. The nurse even called my home that evening to make sure all was well. I woud recommend him to anyone. I do have some minor scarring, but mothing more than I was warned might be possible before my surgery.  Respond
RID: 748510
22/12/08 1 5 1 3 most of the complaints Ive read about this doctor are regarding follow up. My complaint is that after my procedure I was dissatisfied with the outcome. Dr. Harrell had recommended lipo only saying I didnt need a tummy tuck. Post op his PA, Scott immediately turned it around as if I had selected not to have a tummy tuck as if I had not followed the surgeons recommendations. I feel like they gave me lame and irrelevent excuses instead of treating me like a patient, a human being, their behavior was more akin to that of a used car salesman when your muffler falls off the day after you buy the car. They have lost their compassion and forgotten Dr. Harrell is a surgeon and can greatly impact your life, self esteem. They are more of a surgical assembly line than a plastic surgery office and once they have your money they dont care if your happy or not......revolting behavior in a MD's office plastic surgeon or heart surgeon, your still a surgeon. 
Paid (or co-pay): $4000
RID: 431758
20/10/07 3 3 2 2 I want for a breast lift and he thought I also needed an implant. I agreed which was a big mistake, now I have huge breast and they still sag but with a lump on each one. Terrible job and what a waste of my money. 
Paid (or co-pay): $13000
RID: 421225
29/09/07 5 5 5 5 Dr. Harrell did my lipo. He did a GREAT job. After 5 months the "scars" are gone. After my sugery, I was back at the gym within 2 weeks. I do have some kind of strange lines on my skin. I don't know if that could have been helped. He was very honest and told me what I could expect and what was not going to happen (meaning he couldn't do anything about the little bit of loose skin I wanted to get rid of). Also, I asked him to lipo the inside of my thighs and he refused. He said I didn't need it. Thank God he didn't do it because I look great right now. It would've looked funny if my thighs were lipoed. He had a mean and nasty nurse working there but thankfully she is gone. Because she is gone, I increased my rating of his staff. If that nurse was still there, I would not go back to his office. She was horrible.  Respond
RID: 376669
31/07/07 4 5 3 1 Dr. Harrell did my tummy tuck in 4/06. While I do look a little better than I did, I have a dark scar that is very high up on my belly, my belly button looks fake and the results are not as great as he told me they would be. His personality is either dry or non-existent but he is definitely not worth your money.  Respond
RID: 48031
28/09/06 5 3 1 I went to Dr. Harrell because I need to have my brest redone due to a rupture.Big mistake! First he left a mass in had to go back and remove it then I could fell the bags inmy brest so he had to change them then the last time one was higher then the other so he went in again and now they are two different sizes! One of the things he said was that it was because of my age. However,A young girl in her twenties had very similar problems. And on top of that he said it was because I had so many operations.Well I only had one before he got a hold of me! Yes he has a sweet personality. ;but that does not make him good. Beware!  Respond
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