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Dr. Ben Lee / Disabled me from life after bad abdominalplasy

1 3701 S. Clarkson St.Englewood, CO, United States Review updated:
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Phone: 303-783-3997

Dr. Ben Lee is a doctor I chose to perform a mommy makeover which consists of a breast augmentation and an abdominalplasty at the same surgery. He seemed to be energetic full of life and a perfectionist.
He ill advised me on the augmentation by recommending a size to big for my structure. I told him I wanted it to look natural and not like I have had an augmentation done. That's not what I got. The initial surgery came out ok but too large as he led me to believe that by putting the implant under 2 muscles you loose more volume. The incision's are unbalanced. One is normal and small and unseen. The other one looks like a slash mark on my chest. The scar is not even up under my breast. The implants caused me so much discomfort and pain. I asked him about removing them and I had an apt. scheduled only to find out that they had charged me the price for putting me under anesthesia but they scheduled me for a local and he was not going to remove the capsule (the scar tissue that forms around the implant). I canceled my apt. and got my money back. He does not listen to patients.
The other surgery was an abdominalplasty where he removed too much excess skin and made my stomach like a tight drum. He also stitched my rectus muscles together which I did not need because I was already small in stature and only weighed 103 lbs. This tightness is so tight I cannot walk around very long. There is a constant tugging and tightness that it puts my body under constant stress. I started having breathing problems, shortness of breath because my diaphragm and organs are being squished. I am unsure how long I can survive like this. I am basically waiting to die so I can be out of my misery. I feel like he put the timer on and hurried thru the whole surgery to see how fast he could get it done. Also my lower abdomen incision is not even. It slants upward to the right about 1/4 to 1/2 inch higher then the other side. How does this happen? How come he is allowed to hurt people this way?

Jun 19, 2013
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  • Sw
      6th of Jul, 2013
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    I am sorry to hear your nightmare. I just wanted to tell you a little about mine. I had a bulging vein in the middle of my forehead. I went in for several consultations. Doctor assured me it would be no big deal to tie off and remove some of it. So after several months I gave up hope on it getting better so I went ahead and scheduled the surgery. Well when I went in to have the procedure something unexplainable happened and he said it was not showing. I didn't believe him so he gave me a mirror to show me. My mouth hit the floor. It wouldn't bulge...I should of left right then and there but I was so excited I just kept checking it over and over. So after a while of him seeing me so excited and happy he says to me, well it's really up to you. I proceeded to say, well I kind of wanted to get it over with but it's not...and right when I was about to say the word showing, he cuts me off and says well we can do it. My heart skipped a few beats. I thought to myself, it's your life, it's a big decision. And right then he turns toward me, points to the chair and loudly said sit back! It was so stern I jumped in the seat. I just froze up and did what he told me to do, wishing now I had ran for my life. I started hyperventilating/having a panic attack. I was breathing harder than I have ever have in my life. Neither the doctor or his no hearted nurse asked me if I was ok, not once. The night of the procedure a lot of air came out of my right eye. When I blew my nose my bottom eyelid would flap. This happened about 5 times. I haven't been able to breathe very good out of the right side of my nose ever since. I have suffered a nervous breakdown from this man. I can't sleep. I can't even believe I would consider surgery. But the point is there are a lot of coward doctors out there. They don't really care about you. They just suck you into there little trap and steel your money. They don't care you have to live the rest of your life with this choice. Everywhere I go I think about what happened to me. I want to go back and be my old self again. I want the body God gave me. I just don't feel normal anymore and I hate it. I'm sure you feel the exact same way. I am so sorry for your suffering. These doctors will somehow someway get what they deserve. I had to turn in my doctor to the medical board for what he did to me. Anyway, I hope things get better for you. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

  • Sw
      8th of Jul, 2013
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    I am sorry to here your horrible experience. If you look under plastic surgery - mid carolina surgery, that's my horror story. I am so traumatized by the experience I can't sleep. If some how I do fall asleep it's because of pure mental exhaustion. And then I wake up with my heart pounding! I too am absolutely miserable. I was wondering if this affected your sleep?
    Thanks and best of luck!

  • Td
      6th of Mar, 2014
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    I had a breast reduction and lift back in 2008 from Dr. Ben Lee. My breasts are misshapen and my nipples are in two completely different places. One breast is a clef and the nipple falls into my arm pit when I lay down. I am extremely self conscious and constantly hiding my breast. My areolas are two completely different sizes besides being in two different heights. When I called to make a follow up appointment I was told by the receptionist that he was interested in communicating with me that he had reason to see me. I cannot afford to have my breast fixed. I am more than happy to participate in a lawsuit against Dr. Lee for malpractice. I continue to have emotional scares which have affected my self esteem. Other Doctors and nurses have commented on the botched job I received and recommend other plastic surgeon to fix it. I feel ashamed and embarrassed.

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