Ratings for Dr. Benjamin Gelfant
Went to him for my first breast augmentation. In the consultation he said that my breasts were almost nearly symmetrical. I decided to go ahead with him as a surgeon even though he only had a two week wait time. Huge red flag. He put my implants in too high, they never dropped and my nipples were pointed downwards. I did not have any droopiness to begin with I had perfectly perky small A cups! After painful massages for months I had to go back and pay again and have them fixed. He dropped one too much, and the pocket of the other one was so tight I developed capsular contracture and ended up with completely lopsided breasts. I went back to him and told him that I was now lopsided and in pain. He told me I did not have CC and thatI was not even to begin with, except in my initial consult he had told me they were symmetrical. How convenient for him. He told me that it was normal to have two completely different breasts and said he would not operate on me because I had mental problems and was seeking "perfection". Hah, I was seeking even breasts that didn't hurt... blame it on the patient. I ended up going to another surgeon in Vancouver and required TWO more operations to fix the damage he did. When my surgeon took out the implants that had been put in by Gelfant he told me that I did have A LOT of capsular contracture. When I told Gelfant I thought I had it and was in a lot of pain he told me I didn't have it. He was too cheap and lazy to fix the mess he made. I ended up spending $25,000 TOTAL to get even implants. I would not ever let this surgeon touch me again. He also puts silicone in through the armpit which you are not supposed to do. He also botched my friends implants and she was very unhappy... He is pompous and cannot admit when he has made a mistake. I am lucky that I am financially stable and was able to afford all these surgeries and take time off work. I would have been uncomfortable and miserable if I couldn't of fixed them!
I went to Dr Gelfant after my friend highly reccommended him. She had her breast augmentation with him and her results looked impeccable. I went in for my consultation and he took the time to get to know me, my line of work and my interests. I wasn't just another customer. He advised the best size for my frame and highly suggested a modest size implant. I am so happy with the results. My breasts look beautiful and it is only 2 weeks post-op!
I can't say any negative things about Dr. Gelfant. I heard of him through two of my coworkers who had already been operated by him for a breast augmentation, loved the results and had the urge to book a consultation. The staff were friendly, professional and accomodating from the get-go. Phone calls and emails were answered quickly. Dr. Gelfant was on time for both my consultation and post-op appointment. He answered all of my questions and concerns and proportioned my breast implants to fit my frame perfectly. He specializes in scar tissue and the scars under my armpits are barely noticeable after a year and a half post-op! I could not be any happier with my results and the experience I had with Dr. Gelfant and his staff. I recommend him to anyone wanting a breast augmentation!
He used two different surgeons without my consent to do my breast lift and reduction. When I would raise any concerns during follow-ups, he told me to not worry about it and not be so detail-oriented. I was an absolute idiot for trusting him, and I advise everyone to stay far away from him!!!!!
I had lip augmentation and forehead lift in 2009. The forehead completely dropped. And today looks a mess. The lip augmentation was completely botched, after I complained I was in pain all the time, he refused to listen. First time around he put way too much fat and I looked like a clown. After pleading to have it removed he finally agreed but was arrogant as usual. I ended up looking like clown the second time around with one side much higher than the other also having nerve damage. He wouldn't do anything about it except to say he wouldn't be doing anymore lip augmentations. Ever since, my life has been a nightmare with people laughing at how bad it looks. Physicians, Specialists and any other medical staff including lab staff abuse me. I have developed breast cancer and no one will treat or do surgery because of this disgusting mess Gelfant has left me with. I saw a Dr in the States and his comment was, I do not support the person that did this to you. The fact that this untreated breast cancer will kill me makes Dr Ben Gelfant very guilty of causing an unnecessary death. He refused to refund my money and I cannot afford to go to another country for private surgery to save my life. How would anyone who reads this feel as I sit typing this I'm in dreadful pain from the cancer. Thank you Dr Gelfant for shortening my life. Who ever is thinking of going to this man, should think again. Thank for reading this. Valerie
Stay away from this rude, pompous, cold man. All he cares about is your money. He shoots down any concerns you may have and interrupts you along the way. He has the ego of a God with an attitude like how dare you question anything since in his mind his opinion is always perfect. I would never trust anyone to be in his care.
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