Calabria, Renato / Did not perform proper procedures and failure to disclose.
Dr. Calabria misled me as to the fact that he had never been sued by a patient (I have his e-mails to prove it). Had I known he had been successfully sued and was currently on probation, by the medical board, I would never have allowed him to operate on me.
By Calabria’s own estimate, and that of other plastic surgeons, the procedures he was to perform on me: vertical face-lift, neck-lift, endoscopic forehead lift, lower eye-lid correction (blepharoplasty) and fat injections (volume restoration) to various places on my face; that I paid $41, 000 for should have taken 8 to 9 hours to perform. He spent less than 5 hours on my procedures.
Two of the procedures got infected. My left lower eyelid, seen to by Dr. Applebaum, and the right cut in my skull. The endosocopic cut had opened to such a degree that Calabria was to re-stitch it. He did not.”
Rather than the “Vertical Facelift” I paid for he performed the One-Stitch procedure instead and left me with the scars to prove it. He also caused a lump on my cheek. He promised to eliminate this lump; he did not. My lower Eye-lids were to be done from the inside; he cut on the outside and stitched in my eyelids resulting in a chronic case of blepharitis.
Calabria had me sign release forms AFTER administering valium. The licensing board reprimanded him for this in the past but he continued this behavior.