Milind Ambe Yelp Post
This is Milind Ambe, and I am the Plastic Surgeon who performed the surgery that Alexis is referring to. Even though my Office Manager , Cheryl Lewis, who has been my Office Manager for over 15 1/2 years, told me to not to worry about this vitriolic , inaccurate, falsely represented , immaturely written, and grammatically incorrect review , I feel the need to respond appropriately and truthfully, as a Plastic Surgeon who takes his work and reputation extremely seriously.
It is truly incomprehensible to me, that even though I have spent more than 20 years in practice at the same address in Newport Beach , working tirelessly to build arguably the busiest and most well-respected solo Plastic Surgery practice in Southern California, that an immature, unrealistic patient can try to harm my reputation anonymously.
I know exactly who this patient is, not only because she was disappointed with her result, but also because I spent an inordinate amount of time with her before operating on her, answering every single question she had , and I spent 30- 40 minutes with her and her boyfriend(who was probably 20 years older than her and sat with a blank stare in the corner of the exam room every visit, acting like he was mute) on every post-operative visit, once it was realized that she was having some issues.... not because of me, but because of the size of the implant that she wanted relative to what her own breast tissues would tolerate , due to her poor skin genetics and poor skin elasticity that she inherently has.
What should be first pointed out is that Alexis posted an inaccurate photograph as to how her breasts looked upon her last visit with me. We have post-operative photos that are very different than what she is demonstrating in this photograph. Also, it is important to note that Alexis tried to fool all the Yelpers by actually aggressively contracting her pectoralis major muscle (chest wall muscle ) which will create distortion of an underlying breast implant in almost any patient. This is not how her breasts look without her actively, aggressively contracting her chest wall muscle. I know because I just reviewed her unclothed post-operative pictures with my office staff.
As Alexis, herself, pointed out in her horrible review (which, of course, I cannot write about patients, but they can write anything false about me that they want) , she wanted very large breast implants. She did not tell you that I specifically told her before her operation that a large implant in a young women can stretch breast tissues in the bottom of the breast, sometimes unpredictably. What Alexis did not tell you (according to her chart and according to our post-operative pictures that we have of her at 2 months) was that she had a perfect result at 2 months and that she was "extremely happy" with her results. This is clearly documented in her chart and her her post-operative pictures.
What she also did not disclose to you, was that when she came back and saw me several months later, when her skin had stretched more in the bottom of the breasts than she would have liked , that I spent a tremendous amount of time explaining to her and her boyfriend that , in some young women, their breast tissues(because of their genetics and because of the fact that the weight of a large implant stretches the skin more than we would like) "bottom out" or stretch more in the bottom of their breasts..... so, even though I performed EXACTLY THE SAME procedure that I perform in all of my breast augmentation patients, and even though she appropriately followed my recommended post-operative protocol, her skin simply stretched more than normal because of her genetics , not because of anything else... not because of what I did technically.
Also, of course, Alexis did not disclose to you , that after spending an inordinate amount of time explaining everything to her and her boyfriend on two occasions, that I told her that the operation to address this problem (a problem that occasionally happens to EVERY Plastic Surgeon that has performed thousands of breast augmentations,,,, and if they say that it has never happened to one of their patients, then they are simply lying ) was very straightforward and simple , and that I was going to address it WITHOUT charging her. Did Alexis tell you that she completely understood what had happened, had scheduled the revision operation with me, we had even discussed potentially switching to a lighter weight and smaller implant , and then at her pre-op, she suddenly decided to cancel the operation? Of course, she conveniently did not mention any of that information in her review.
Alexis had a great early result, and then she had a common problem that can happen in certain patients whose skin stretches more than anticipated due to the genetic elasticity of their skin relative to the weight of the implant .... and then I not only spent a tremendous amount of time explaining how it happened , how it could easily be fixed, and I was willing to take care of the "easy fix" WITHOUT charging her a revision fee (which many surgeons would charge, since it was not my fault).
It is incomprehensible to me that this patient does not have the moral conscience or decency to disclose any of this, but she simply thinks that she can try to harm my very hard-earned excellent reputation, by using a review site that will post anything, irrespective of how false or inaccurate it is. Shame on her.
I can tell you that I take this false representation of actually what happened very seriously, and I have a very loyal office staff of 11 women that takes it very seriously when a patient tries to harm my reputation and affect my ability to provide for them and their families. This will be dealt with appropriately.