I saw Dr. Mirrafati in Febuary 2006. He did a Rystalyne and Radiesse injection in my lips and nasal folds. He told me the next time he would like to "build up my forehead" to get rid of the minor crease I had. I saw him for that specific purpose in October 2006. He charged me $1700 for a package that included Botox. He said he would use whatever was left over in my lips and nasal folds. I got a terrible lump on my forehead (see attached photo) that still has not gone away. I called to speak with him about this, and he did not return my calls. I was hoping it would go away. Since it did not I made an appointment and saw him in November. At that time he made light of my situation. He told me to "Go stand on the highway naked and see if anyone notices." He then stuck a needle in my head to break up the lump. This left me with a permanent purple mark and a divot. It still did not go away, so again I made an appointment and saw him in December. It was one week before my husband's Christmas party and Dr. Mirrafati again made light of the situation and told me "Just wear a jewel on your forehead and go as a Hindu." He then injected a steroid into my head. The lump still did not go away so I saw him again the next month in January. This time he told me "There is nothing I can do, don't worry it will go away in a year." I told him I at least wanted my money back, and he offered me $300, and asked me to sign a contract stating I would not tell anyone. To say I was insulted is a complete understatement. I have tried to be very gracious and work with him. I am still left with this awful bump, a purple mark and divot on my head, and he wouldn't even refund my money.
I want justice for this situation. I feel that as a patient we need to be informed about doctors like this that take advantage of women simply wanting to look their best.