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i had surgery for mild gyno done by caridi 10 months ago with an awful result

1. the preop assessment was inadequate. he spent one minute with me, did not examine me and did not explain the surgery/consent.

2. the surgery was done poorly, rushed and incomplete with a bad result - very uneven and lopsided. he did excessive lipo on the right side [in fact he removed all the normal fat along the right edge of the pec] and much less on the left side. he removed part of my right pec muscle fascia resulting in permanent deformity - a large divot next to the pec and deltoid.. this has left me with a significant asymmetry postop. the right side is a lot smaller now. he misused the vaser and caused second degree burns. this has left me with significant skin scaring, discoloration and burning pain. i now have to take neurontin to sleep. this is permanant irreversible damage. when i showed the second degree burns to the nurse post op - maria , i was advised this was normal

3. i found post op communication with lacey and caridi deceptive, evasive, misleading and dishonest. initially he said the result was incredible. after three months, he acknowledged the asymmetry but said that this was swelling and fluid, which should settle with six months massage. he has not provided any proper and truthful explanation for any of these complications. NO answers to specific questions as to WHY uneven and lopsided? he said that the problem was my expectation ?? i had mild gyno and postoperation i am now left with a small and deformed right chest

he said that this has never happened before. he has stopped responding to emails asking further for advice and postop management for the ongoing worsening scar and tissue defect. he has effectively abandoned postop follow up

4. i have sought a second opinion from a local surgeon who has confirmed that i have a vaser burns contraction and dysthetic nerve damage from negligent use of the vaser. the scar tissue on the right is worsening as is the bad burning pain. he explained that these complications are due to over resection of normal tiissue, a result of poorly planned surgery. the liposuction was not done equally on both sides. the sternal and axilla edge, and the delto-pec groove has been aggressively resected on the right BUT not addressed on the left side. he was unable to explain why there is a big divot next to my right axilla and deltoiid muscle, and he told me that he could not understand why this area was subjected to liposuction on one side but not the other side!

5. in summary, i have had a disastrous result. in my case, caridi has done bad, lopsided surgery [my right chest is now flat and collapsed] and then tried a cover up by trying to tell me that the result is excellent. the manner in which he has conducted and abbrogated all follow up demonstrates a total lack of professional standards.

i have submitted a complaint to the texas medical board about my experience [including corroborating evdence - sequence photos and emails, second opinion]

6. i also want to point out that the caridi website is very misleading:

1. the vaser causes more severe scar formation than
conventional lipo. this fact was explained to me by
other surgeons. furthermore, the vaser causes damage to
the pec muscle and fascia when abused. the muscle is
flattened and no longer moves naturrally

2. all the website photos are early post op. there is no
reference to the severe scar formation that will evolve over
the next six months - burns contraction and skin damage,
sunken divots, tethering on animation, none of this is
covered in the preop consent and discussion, and this
outcome is very real. there are no photos showing this

3. in my experience, the preop assessment and post op
follow up fell well short of an acceptable standard of care
Hi! I just saw your youtube video of a woman's saline breast implants being removed under local anesthesia. I'm really afraid of undergoing general anesthesia again (I have psychiatric disorders that make me prone to fears and anxieties) and yet, would like to someday have my own saline breast implants removed. My implants are under the muscle and I've probably had them about 15 years with no problems. I am 40 years old. Would it sometimes be possible for someone with under the muscle saline implants like me, to have them removed under local anesthesia? You could reduce my anxieties a lot with this answer! Thank you!

Dr. Robert Caridi is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Westlake Plastic Surgery offers top quality, Board Certified cosmetic surgery in Austin, TX, guided by the experienced Dr. Robert Caridi, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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09/01/2022

Have a look at these AMAZING before and after results from this Breast Lift with Implants procedure performed by Dr. Caridi🤩

👇Case Details 👇

This is a 38 year old female who is 4’8″ and 103 pounds with one child who presented to me for a breast enhancement. The combination of time, her child and a forty pound weight loss affected her breasts. She liked the size but not the shape of sagginess of her breasts.

She is seen here after a bilateral breast lift with implants procedure. Dr. C used 250cc high profile silicone implants beneath the muscle through a vertical “lift” approach and removed about 100 grams of dense breast tissue from each side.

There is an impressive difference at one year out from her procedure. Her breasts are up, perky and firmer and the shape has improved!

✨Let us know what you think in the comments below!✨
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08/29/2022

Check out this INCREDIBLE Rhino Reveal👃

Rhinoplasty is a true form of plastic surgery art. You can watch this complete case on our YouTube channel which is linked in our bio!

👇Case Details👇
Only after having performed for 3 decades do I consider myself a reputable surgeon for this critical undertaking. Check out this amazing before and after transformation here at Westlake Plastic Surgery. It is one of my favorite procedures to perform.
The goal was to reduce her dorsal hump and to adjust her tip projection adequately and refine the tip.

She is seen here and in the video (link in bio) 6 weeks after her surgery. It is evident that she now has a nice, straight dorsum with a tip that is higher than the dorsum. The tip of her nose is still swollen as it is only 6 weeks out. This swelling will take up to two years to completely subside.
The most exciting part to her of her new nose is her profile - no more hump and no more downward facing tip!

⭐️Let us know what you think in the comments below⭐️
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08/23/2022

🎥And finally, a beautifully detailed rhinoplasty video for your visual and educational enjoyment 👃

This incredible before and after result can be found by on our website and also on our YouTube channel!
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Photos from Westlake Plastic Surgery's post 07/23/2022

Check out these incredible breast augmentation before and after photos🤩

👇Case details👇
This patient is shown after a breast augmentation - at 7 weeks so continued softening and settling will occur.

Important notes:
Once her breasts have settled and dropped to their ideal level, it’s imperative that she keep them at that level by wearing a working bra to keep them slightly higher (up and in) so the pocket doesn’t keep expanding in unwanted directions.

Swipe 👈 for additional before and after photos from this case🙌

✨Let us know what you think in the comments below!✨
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07/22/2022

Check out this Rhino reveal 👃before and after 🤩

⭐️Case Detials⭐️

We were targeting a nose that “fits her face better” by refining the tip with slight rotation, narrowing the base of the nose, and reducing the dorsal hump.

I think it’s safe to say we achieved that here🙌🙌🙌

You can view this case over on our YouTube channel

Check it out!
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07/14/2022

Another 👃🏼rhinoplasty success story at Westlake Plastic Surgery🙌

🎥 you can view this entire case over on our YouTube channel!

👇Case details👇

This patient had a moderate plus size wide nose and a very significant osseous component to her osteocartilaginous vault. She also had wide tip diverging points with a deviation of the mid body of the septum to the right side, moderate turbinate hypertrophy, asymmetrical lower lateral cartilages, and significant thickening of the skin from the key stone area to the tip.

Visit our YouTube channel to view the entire case🙏
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07/04/2022

Happy 4th of July from the entire Westlake Plastic Surgery family! 🇺🇸🎆
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Photos from Westlake Plastic Surgery's post 07/01/2022

✨Check out this entire Breast Lift With Implants case from the other day! ✨

👇Case Details👇
This patient had a previous breast augmentation and breast lift done around the areola elsewhere and desired a revision with smaller breasts and improved shape. She wanted perkier breasts that are not so saggy.

Dr. Caridi removed her existing silicone implants above the muscle. One of them was ruptured. He adjusted the pockets so her new implants will sit up front and not to the side. He also did a bilateral breast reduction of about 150 grams each side and 250cc silicone implants in the same pocket

This is a long-term result. Our goals have been achieved and her result is quite nice in part because she wears a supportive bra. Her breasts are smaller, higher and perkier than before. Her scars have done well 🙌

Swipe👈for additional before and after photos from this case!

Let us know what you think of these results below🤩
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06/26/2022

Dr. Caridi explaining his BAR Procedure

🤔Have your breasts been pulled down by the force of gravity? Want them raised again to look higher, tighter, lighter and perkier?🤔

🎥Check out this short explanatory video of Dr. Caridi explaining his revolutionary procedure called the Breast Augmentation and Reduction (BAR), an advanced version of the Breast Lift With Implants 🙌

If you are interested in learning more about a BAR procedure, then schedule a consultation with him today! 📆🖥 www.westlakeplasticsurgery.com
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06/21/2022

Have a look at this INCREDIBLE Rhino reveal👃🤩 performed by Dr. Caridi🙌

Rhinoplasty is a true form of plastic surgery art and only after having performed rhinoplasty for 3 decades does Dr. Caridi consider himself a reputable surgeon for this critical undertaking.

It’s one of his areas of expertise and a procedure that he truly loves to perform. Take a look at this before and after!

⭐️Let us know what you think in the comments below⭐️
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06/19/2022

Wishing everyone a happy Father’s Day from Dr. Caridi and the Westlake Plastic Surgery team!
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06/16/2022

Take a look at another incredible Rhino Reveal👃🙌

This patient is an excellent example of a “routine” type rhinoplasty. She had the typical nose hump and a wide tip complex and a wide nose at the base. Her nose didn’t fit her face in an ideal balanced proportion.

With this patient, Dr. C reduced the hump, refined the tip and narrowed the nose in general.

The after images showcase a balanced and normal nose and that does not bring “extra or unneeded” attention to it🙌

Swipe 👈 for additional before and after images of this👃Rhino Reveal

If you have questions about a Rhinoplasty procedure and are eager to learn more then click the link below to schedule your free virtual consultation! 📆
🖥 www.westlakeplasticsurgery.com
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Photos from Westlake Plastic Surgery's post 06/12/2022

Another spectacular👃Rhino Reveal for you to check out! This is a typical finesse type nose job- which includes reducing the hump and refining the tip to bring balance and beauty to the nose and face!

With this particular case, Dr. Caridi reduced the hump with a small amount of tip modification to essentially blend in her nose features so it fits her face better.

The results are real and natural and our patient told us: “this is the nose I should have been born with’🤩

This patient is several months out from her surgery, and her nose will continue to change ever so slightly over the coming two years.

Swipe 👈 for additional before and after images of this👃Rhino Reveal

Let us know your thoughts of these incredible before and afters in the comments below👇
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06/06/2022

✨Check out this dynamic before and after photo from a Breast Lift With Implants procedure! ✨

👇Case details👇

This patient is seen in the post-operative photos after the placement of 470 cc high profile smooth walled silicone implants were placed below the muscle.

A “lift” was performed to basically change the shape of her breast tissue and to reposition the nipple-areola complex to a more ideal location

⭐️Let us know what you think in the comments below⭐️
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06/06/2022

🎥Watch this short take video of Dr. C discussing his surgery plan for a Mommy Makeover procedure on a woman looking to get her pre-pregnancy body back after having multiple children!

👇Case Details👇
This Mommy Makeover procedure is comprised of:
✅Tummy Tuck
✅Liposuction

In this case, Dr. Caridi identifies an abdominal / tummy bulge - not so much fat but rather what's called fascial weakness, or muscle fatigue in the stomach / abdomen area, a result of having children.

Dr. Caridi describes his entire strategy for the procedure including the skin that will be removed, the fascia that will be tightened and the liposuction that will be performed from the front all the way around to the patient's back, all combined to give the patient her thinner, taller pre-pregnancy body back!

Check out this entire case by visiting our YouTube channel!

If you are interested in a Mommy Makeover, then schedule your free virtual consultation! 📆🖥 www.westlakeplasticsurgery.com
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Photos from Westlake Plastic Surgery's post 06/01/2022

If a picture says 1,000 words, then this one EASILY says 10,000🤩🤩🤩 Just look at these AMAZING before and after photos for this Rhinoplasty patient, 7 days post-op. Being just 7 days out from surgery, swelling will reduce over time. This is far from the final result!

The nose sits at the center of your face and has a high impact on your appearance. A well done nose job is a game changer. Nothing like nose job before after to showcase the change.

With this patient, you can see that Dr. Caridi reduced the hump in her nose. The difference is real and natural. You would never know that she had her nose done.

Swipe 👈 for additional before and after images of this👃🏼Rhino Reveal

*individual results may vary

If you have questions about a Rhinoplasty procedure and are eager to learn more then click the link below to schedule your free virtual consultation! 📆
🖥 www.westlakeplasticsurgery.com
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05/31/2022

Today we remember and honor those who scarified for our freedom.

Dr. Caridi and the entire Westlake Plastic Surgery team wishes everyone and their families a wonderful Memorial Day!
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05/26/2022

Have a look at these incredible BAR procedure before and afters, 4 months post-op!🤩

Case Details👇

This patient is seen about 4 months after a breast augmentation and reduction, which is a more refined alternative to the breast lift with implants procedure. She has 350cc high profile silicone implants below the muscle with a 60 gram breast tissue reduction from the bottom (saggy) part of the breast.

The final scar is lollipop shaped. She has some mild asymmetries and a skin fold at the bottom of the right breast. Dr. C plans on removing this skin in the near future.

The benefit of this procedure is superior breast fullness, higher breasts and an overall “lift” that is unmatched by any other procedure🎉

✨Let us know what you think in the comments below!✨
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05/23/2022

Check out one of the most drastic changes we’ve seen in a while!🤩

Case Details👇
This patient has been carrying around these very large, saggy breasts for years, and has finally been given relief - for her back especially!

This is a reduction of breast tissue and relocation of the nipple-areola complex with the insertion of a breast implant to give a “lift” appearance with superior fullness.

We do have a video of this case which is available on our YouTube channel as well!

As always, my free online consultation option is available to you at the link in my bio.
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Our Story

“My goal at Westlake Plastic Surgery is to connect with my patients in such a way that they see me as a well trained, personable physician who provides excellent cosmetic and plastic surgery services. I am open, frank, and honest with my patients.”

Videos (show all)

Dr. Caridi explaining his BAR Procedure
✨Check out this dynamic before and after photo from a Breast Lift With Implants procedure! ✨👇Case details👇This patient i...
🎥Watch this short take video of Dr. C discussing his surgery plan for a Mommy Makeover procedure on a woman looking to g...
🎥In this gyno quick take video, our patient visits the 👑Man-Boob King👑 Dr. Caridi to address his standard case of Zone 1...
Can you have gynecomastia surgery twice?🤔It happens! But it doesn't have to, especially for an Army veteran who has sacr...
Check out another Gyno quick take video🎥Pubertal gynecomastia (gyno developed during puberty) is the most common cause o...
Check out this Gyno quick take video🎥Our patient today at the Austin Gynecomastia Center is a classic example of how the...
🎥Watch this quick take video of Dr. C removing this patients gyno using the internal flap gyno surgery technique! Ensuri...
Have you heard yet?👂📅Dr. Caridi will be hosting a live AMA (Ask Me Anything) this Friday, December 17th from 9am-11am!⏰🙋...
Be sure and subscribe to our YouTube channel to view complete cases on many of Dr. Caridi’s popular procedures! We have ...

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Austin, TX
78746

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