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Paid for a surgery that I never had

I paid 9,500 in cash for an upper body lift and had to postpone it due to breast cancer and had it removed. I Tried to reschedule the surgery and Dr Gary Brownstein refused to do the surgery and stole all my money ,and refused to refund it back to me . I paid for a surgery I never had .I never got the sugery resolved . Tracy Maxwell feel free to contact me Tracynurse7@***.com I would highly not recommend this money grubbing surgeon
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#1523021 Review #1523021 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Review in Hospitals, Clinics and Medical Centers, Doctors category from Owings Mills, Maryland

Hello, I had an experience with dr Gary brownstein. For one thing his wife was NEVER a nice person to deal with as she works in the office. I had a tummy tuck 15 yrs ago done by him since then I had a burn accident and wanted him to look at it to see if he could help me remove the scar.it I called the office to make an appt and his wife actually said it was office procedure to charge 125.00 for consult fee. Really ?? Didn't you make enough money off of me as your previous patient that you wouldn't even do this as a courtesy?? Its always about the money where's the compation for the patients?
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#881135 Review #881135 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Owings Mills, Maryland
Reason of review
Pricing issue

Dr Gary M Brownstein Review from Mount Holly, New Jersey

I have read the reviews on this site and have had the most wonderful experiences with Dr Gary Brownstein over the past several years. I have had multiple procedures performed and have found Dr. Brownstein to be knowledgeable, patient, and skilled in his profession. For those that rely on Internet reviews, I encourage you to talk with Dr. Brownstein in person. We all know those that write reviews are not necessarily patients. They can be competitors, etc., who may not have the same attributes as Dr. Brownstein.
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#761021 Review #761021 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Mount Holly, New Jersey
Reason of review
Good customer service
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DR. GARY BROWNSTEIN DEFORMED MY BODY! DO NOT USE HIM! CHERRY HILL COSMETIC SURGERY.

DR. GARY BROWNSTEIN DEFORMED MY BODY! DO NOT USE HIM! DON"T LISTEN TO THE BULL *** REVIEWS GIVING HIM 5 STARS ON YELP OR ANYWHERE ELSE!!!! THEY ARE FAKE!!!!! THIS MAN DOESN"T KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING! HE DEFORMED MY TUMMY AND HE WILL DEFORM YOU TOO!!! BEWARE! RUN! GO ANYWHERE BUT HERE! He is not worth his high prices and is not skilled. I am in my 20's and got lipo from him. I am thin and just wanted him to get rid of the fat in my trouble areas. He ended up deforming my body! I look like a freak naked. I have indents on my skin! it is horrible!! When I showed him, he said its because of my skin/age that it happened. What bull *** Im in my 20's not 60's!!! I am in the process of finding someone to help me ,but I am so scared. I do not want this happening to anyone else! Please do not waste your money on this fake, unskilled surgeon. Just because you're in Cherry Hill,New Jersey doesn't make you a good plastic surgeon.Don't use him!!!
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#1121964

I regrettably had an identical experience with Gary Brownstein in 2012. He charged nearly $6000 which was far above typical liposuction costs however he convinced me that he was worth it.

I was left with a severely deformed midsection.

The sides & back are asymmetrical and lumpy. My belly button is no longer in the center. Bi Weekly Post op visits consisted of draining fluid from a concaved area that was also extremely painful. He told me the uneven and recessed areas are just swelling and the natural stages of healing....

I later learned that this happens when a incompetent surgeon actually cuts into the stomach muscle with the cannula.

Today I am looking to have this corrected by a competent Dr as I am still too embarrassed to take my shirt off.

Please stay away from Gary Brownstein.

He is not be trusted.

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#614573 Review #614573 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Cons
  • Lack of skill arrogance
  • Poor attitude
  • Disrespectful
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$13658
Preferred solution
Full refund
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Dr. Gary Brownstein THIS DOCTOR PLASTIC SURGEON WAS AWFUL !!! CHERRY HILL COSMETIC SURGERY ,cherryhillcosmeticsurgery.com/ Cherry Hill New Jersey

Botched! I am a former patient of Dr. Gary Brownstein, M.D., a rude plastic surgeon practicing at the Cherry Hill Cosmetic Surgery Center.The following is my opinion as of 3-6-15 (1 year after surgery) This man is only in it for the money: (Note: I learned from healthgrades.com, that Dr. Gary Brownstein was disciplined by the State of New Jersey Board of Medicine in 2010 for allowing an unlicensed person to practice medicine in his office - by using a laser in the treatment of his patient. He was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine, costs of $4,685.19, complete a Legal & Ethical Implications in Medicine Physician's Survival Guide Laws & Rules Course, and perform 50 hours of community service. I wrote below, and write here, I should have done my homework). I regret that Dr. Brownstein performed my upper and lower blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery). I should have done my homework and used an oculoplastic surgeon - that is, a cosmetic surgeon whose speciality is cosmetic eye surgery. Although Dr. Brownstein performs facial surgery, his focus is breast surgery at least, as it appears from his website. I am a 63 year old professional woman. Dr. Brownstein spent a very short time with me during his pre-op evaluation/consultation (9-12-13) which was only 4 days before surgery on 9-16-11. The short time he spent with me should have been a red flag, but it seemed impressive (or so I thought) that he sized up things so quickly. Cosmetic surgeon offices I later contacted were surprised to hear of the short time that Dr. Brownstein spent with me. Dr. Brownstein did not discuss with me what results I did not want from surgery. He did not ask for photographs (recent or otherwise). He did not discuss my myasthenia gravis (a nerve and muscle disorder which a plastic surgeon informed me can sometimes create or increase ptosis (slight drooping) of eyelids and/or eyebrows. I listed my illness on Dr. Brownstein's patient intake form. Dr. Brownstein did not discuss, before surgery, the possibility of any negative result I now have, such as - My eyes now appear smaller in width and are rounder (they were almond shaped). Neither Dr. Brownstein, his staff, ever discussed the possibility of these negative results. When I initially asked Dr. Brownstein about the appearance of my eyes, he said that he cannot change the shape of eyes (i.e., eyeballs). I knew that of course, but the appearance of eyes are often changed by blepharoplasty - after all, that's one of the main reasons why people have the surgery. Yes, Dr. Gary Brownstein, M.D. did a good job in removing the bags under my eyes (which created a shadow beneath each bag). However, now beneath each eye is a dark circle particularly when I even slightly tilt my head. Dr. Brownstein tried to tell me that the darkness is from dark skin pigmentation (which cannot be reduced by blepharoplasty). The result looks almost as the original bags. Another plastic surgeon told me post-surgery that the darkness under my eyes may be from a slight hollowness causing a shadow which could have be from excessive fat removed and/or not properly transitioned from the bottom of the lower lid to the upper cheek area (according to an ocular surgeon I saw well after my surgery). Neither Dr. Brownstein nor his staff ever informed me, either verbally or in writing, of the possibility of this result. Dr. Brownstein removed the sutures a week after surgery. It was very painful - Dr. Brownstein told me that apparently the anesthetic had worn off. Great. I believe at the next appointment, Dr. Brownstein's assistant demonstrated how to massage the areas, but only after I asked her to do so. However, I later realized that she didn't tell me how often to massage, how long, whether to use a gel, creme, etc., and, if so, what type. A few hours after I left the office (late Friday afternoon), I called the office but it was closed. I called again and left a message stating that the matter involved an emergency (although it wasn't, but it is was important to me). I spoke with Dr. Brownstein's answering service who was helpful but she advised me to call or see Dr. Brownstein's office on Monday. I went to Dr. Brownstein's Cherry Hill office on Monday and a member of his staff told me they never had a patient who called so many times as me. I replied I didn't care. Almost 7 months after surgery, I still have significant, noticeable scars. I have recently read that if Dr. Brownstein had used a different procedure for my lower eyelids (transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty) there would not have been any scars. This newer procedure utilizes a laser, not a scapel, and is performed from the inside of the lower eyelid. In conclusion, I strongly recommend against using Dr. Gary Brownstein for cosmetic eye lift surgery. Do your homework first and don't assume anything.
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#2274343

When you have a lower lid blepharoplasty they pull fat from around your eye which causes your eye to sink back in your head. Your eyes will never be beautiful again there’s nothing you can do.

#958481

Is there a way that I can contact you as I am considering the same surgery.

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#607971 Review #607971 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Cons
  • No refund
  • Disrespectful
  • Lack of skill arrogance
Reason of review
rude doctor
Loss
$18000
Preferred solution
Full refund
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Dr. Gary Brownstein Plastic Surgeon Overpriced Poor Results Arrogant Botched Pushy Useless Rip-off Solipsistic Scam Fake Unscrupulous Bait and Switch Weird www.cherryhillcosmeticsurgery.com