I have had plastic surgery by Dr. Kaplan on two occasions. Each time he was knowledgeable, considerate, and very conservative in his recommendations, which is exactly what I wanted. He will not do any procedures that will make you look unnatural or "done". Even if I had pushed for something I wanted but he felt would not be in my best interest, he would NOT have done the work. I went back many times before deciding to do my last procedure and he was patient and listened to all of my thoughts and questions each time. Dr. Kaplan has also used injectables with me and each time he did it with skill and precision. Excellent results. The key is that I was well aware of the risk of complications whenever I had anything done. The staff at Dr. Kaplan's office are wonderful....each and every one of them. I have never been rushed out the door. Quite the opposite. I would recommend him without any reservation.
Had a facelift in 2007 and I was not satisfied. One of the problems was that one of my earlobes was misshaped after the surgery. At one of the post op visits, he said that it would just take a stitch to fix it and he would do that at the next appointment. When I saw him at the next appointment, he told me just to massage it and that it would go back to its normal shape because the earlobe is just fatty tissue. He also did not surgery on my son's nose after it had been broken. My son was having trouble breathing and his nose was growing off to the side. Dr. Kaplan straightened the nose, but did not fix the breathing problem. My son was in high school at the time. A few years later when my son was in college, he had to have another surgery to trim the turbinators inside his nose so he could breath better. I will not have Dr. Kaplan perform any other surgeries for anyone in my family.
I went to fix a small scar, which another surgeon said I should not do anything about due to the risk of making it worse. However, I foolishly shopped around until I found a surgeon named Dr. Kaplan who optimistically said of course he could make it better. It turned out badly and I ended up going back to that first surgeon who said don't do it because it was bad enough that he could mitigate the damage and make it better. If you're lucky enough to talk to an honest, sincere surgeon who says don't do anything about a small scar and its risky, DONT DO IT. Otherwise you'll end up getting screwed over by a guy like Dr. Harold Kaplan.
Dr. Kaplan is a wonderful Surgeon, Physician, and a really nice guy. He addresses your concerns without over doing his patients. He is honest and he and his staff make you feel very comfortable with discussing your appearance. Friends comment that you look beautiful or well rested instead of looking like someone else. I highly recommend him.
Went to this quack for Botox and he had no clue how to do a good job. He was not open to knowing my past experiences with successful surgeons/spas and seemed very full of himself. I felt ripped off by him and he refused to correct the problem when he saw that it didn't take, unless of course if I spent more money. I reported him to the BBB. Also anytime someone asks me in my business (entertainment/beauty) for a plastic surgeon it won't be him. FYI, saw the photos of his plastic surgery and not good at all, better surgeons in Beverly Hills but he is cheap. But it's your face and to go cheap like him, you might as well go to Mexico. Like the other review post, I felt scammed by him.
Dr. Kaplan was very nice and they were friendly up front, but I really didn't see any difference afterwards and then they started making excuses. Not good customer service afterwards. They said they might give me a special price next time but don't think I'll be back. Waste of money! There should be another catagory above stating whether we were satisfied or not.
Dr. Harold J. Kaplan's Credentials
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- Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153 (Grad. 1971)
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First Name changed from "Harold" to "Harold J."April 8, 2012
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