"A fool and his money are soon parted" These are this man's ethics and those of his Physician Assistant, Jacqueline Brambila, MS, PA-C.
I was recommended to Dr. Terry Dubrow from a family friend of his "Botched TV show" with Dr. Paul Nassif. A Family member stated they had met these 2 Drs. and felt they were down to earth, ethical, and not out for "an easy extra few thousands of dollars." I had consulted 2 other Plastic Surgeons after having a Botched Mastoplexy, with replacement of a ruptured breast implant. After initial surgery, I looked hideous. I had a nipple going sideways, misshapen both breasts and what felt like bubble wrap under my skin. Initial Surgeon kept telling me things would calm down and "if necessary a 2nd surgery." I sought advice from a female Plastic Surgeon in my hometown who stated:
1-no Mastoplexy had been performed
2- there was significant asymmetry of both breasts
3- the nipple was definitely wrong. She suggested I contact Original surgeon to give me 1/2 my money back, as having him do 2nd Surgery would probably not end in better results.
I happened to be visiting the Orange County area, and with my families encouragement decided to call Dr. Terry Dubrow's office. They were nice enough to squeeze me in for a consultation. My husband was with me. Dr. Terry Dubrow confirmed what Surgeon #2 had said. He asked me if I would be happy with 95% improvement -since 100% he never guarantees. My answer was, "of course."
My husband asked Dr. Terry Dubrow, what % would you give this Original surgical procedure?
His answer, "this is not even 30%, it is a fail in my book."
We had not even considered a litigation situation at this time. We were shocked. As we left his office with brochure packet and cost of repairing my breasts, riding down the elevator as I was shared with my husband the additional $23,000 this was now going to cost us. He looked over and said we need to make you feel whole. This kind older lady leaned over and said, "That is my Son."
It was at this point, we decided to go with what we felt was the best. (original Surgeon claimed he was the BEST in the East Bay Region). By now, friends and family recommended we seek legal counsel, if nothing else, but to have Surgeon #1 pay for Surgery #2. I saw Dr. Terry Dubrow 3 times- 1-Initial consult, 2-day of surgery and 3-1st post op visit. The rest of the year I was followed up with his Physician Assistant, Jacqueline Brambila who was always kind and attentive. Altho, when I questioned what was the material pouching out under the scar of right breast, she admitted it was part of the implant. She made no mention of discussing this with Dr. Terry Dubrow, or what her recommendation was.
I decided to consult an attorney to pursue that Dr. B (who had performed the initial Surgery) would at least pay for this much needed "failed procedure, as per Dr.Terry Dubrow."
When it came time for Dr. Terry Dubrow to sign a declaration attesting to his statement, he refused. My attorney paid him $1,500.00 for 15 minutes just to discuss this situation, his response was that he only deals with his own litigation team.
We were shocked beyond belief at Dr. Terry Dubrow's response.
I reached out to Dr. Terry Dubrow and his Physician Assistant, Jacqueline Brambila to try and understand how he could tell me and my husband what a botched job had been done to me, and yet not stand behind his statements. There was no explanation offered and no response whatsoever.
DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAMMER! He is only interested in the money he can scam from Women and their families who fall for his performance as a caring physician-NOT!
I can't believe even after the recommendation from family friends of his TV partner, Dr. Paul Nassif, he would still give us this type of treatment. Not even the courtesy of a response from Dr. Terry Dubrow or his PA, Jacqueline Brambila.