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1.0
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In my personal experience and opinion: "RealSelf.com" is "Real Dangerous" and "Real Deceptive". Upton Sinclair said, "It is hard to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." Plastic surgeons depend upon plastic surgery...
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#1725570

Right on

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#533016 Review #533016 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$5000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

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1.0
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I signed a contract with Real Self on advertising my of medical aesthetic services 5 months ago. Before signing the contract with them, they reassured me that I will be getting a great return from this advertising and I should not worry about getting a great response...
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#1814545 Review #1814545 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$5
Preferred solution
Full refund

This site is not managed

1.0
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If you write something on the site you can't delete it afterwards, this is very wrong because sometimes patients are annoyed one minute and happy the next when the swelling gone down. They also never remove reviews that you can prove are wrong, they are just really nasty company and probably are ran by a cosmetic surgery company that is trying to keep good reviews for its self and bad for everyone else.
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#1805853 Review #1805853 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Information for patients
Preferred solution
Apology

DO NOT BELIEVE in Realself

1.0
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Realself is a total fraud. They post if you pay. DO NOT believe in anything they say or post. BE CAREFUL
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#1778576 Review #1778576 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Longmont, Colorado
1.0
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Now when it comes to review sites I have always been aware that a fair amount of manipulation goes into some of the reviews, however it never really bothered me to much, however when your considering something as serious as cosmetic surgery transparency and honest...
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#1613730 Review #1613730 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Realself Website
Pros
  • Some of the doctors advice is informative and helpful
  • Talk to real paitents directly
Cons
  • Takes down reviews
  • Blocked or policed if you post something negetive
  • Fale reviews
Reason of review
Deceptive and dangerous
Loss
$5000
Preferred solution
Either be honest about what the site is

Plastic pain

What a joke/scam RealSelf is. The doctor who destroyed my face has 5 star reviews on RealSelf. They removed my reviews and blocked me. Another plastic surgeon told me that this surgeon from Orange Ct is a dangerous sociopath whose license should be removed. RealSelf harbors criminals and violates client rights. Plan to sue Tom Seely CEO for big bucks anyone want to join in?
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#1576027 Review #1576027 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Liar cheat fraud bad surgeon
  • Promotes dr without knowledge of them
  • Your dishonesty
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Loss
$750000
Preferred solution
Lawsuit

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I wrote a review on a product that I had a bad experiences with and my review sparked a lot of conversation and was quite popular. There were also people harassing and bullying me due to my experience which they, in their denial, did not want to agree with. Every time...
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#1491177 Review #1491177 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Realself Hospitals And Clinics Review Listing

Not helpful or truly compassionate

2.0
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i attempted to post a question in dermatology asking if there are any options to remove a bump that formed around my nose ring which would allow preservation of the piercing. I also noted that I had already been to a local derm to have infection ruled out. The question coordinator told me he would not post my question because the site is only for esthetic/beauty inquiries. I believe a piercing is an aesthetic choice and having an unwanted bump on a highly visible facial area is an aesthetic beauty concern. I used to think this community was there to support members through their journeys with cosmetic quests and concerns. Now, I’m more apt to believe it’s to sell plastic surgery/products and to promote paying docs. In other words, it’s just an elaborate advertisement.
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#1463334 Review #1463334 is a subjective opinion of poster.

They promised and not delivered

1.0
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Signed up with Realself.com to increase the amount of business, at the beginning when my account was free I had tons of traffic, then they called me to be an spolight doctor , bit that has a price, since then no more calls or reviews, or patients. They tell me I have to keep paying every single month for one year, because I signed some kind of online contract. I have a lawyer involved now to stop them from withdrawing my account.
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#1461496 Review #1461496 is a subjective opinion of poster.
1.0
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I signed up for real self a few months ago while researching a surgeon for a rhinoplasty. I ended up going through with it and am loving by results, so I made a review for my doctor with regular weekly updates. Lots of people seemed to appreciate the review,...
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Kaylob
#1660132

Completely agree with what you’ve written here. The way they run their website is bizarre.

They have no right to keep material that belongs to you and block you from accessing it. Absolutely disgusting

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#1409195 Review #1409195 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Service
Realself Review Listing
Pros
  • I liked that the community users were genuinely nice people
Cons
  • Moderators are bizarre
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
I want all of my contributions deleted asap. Username: Htownpsych88

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Latest Question

Delete negative review.

My dr wants me to be satisfied, hes willing to perform the parts of surgery that were unsatisfactory. If I can remove this NEGATIVE REVIEW.
Please help....can my review be removed?

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4.4
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As a physician and contributor to RealSelf.com I must admit to my ongoing frustration with the majority of comments made by many doctors. On several occasions I was ready to disassociate myself with that section of RealSelf.com even though I consider the website of great help to patients seeking information What frustrates me ? The self-serving comments, self-promotion and lack of empathy . Looking through a prism of an average patient the comments made by many doctors are, at the very least, profoundly confusing. Dermatologists always suggest consultation with Dermatologist while Plastic Surgeons suggest Plastic Surgery only. Moreover, the suggestion frequently glorify the most expensive and, more often than not, unnecessary procedures, excessive amounts of products and poorly effective services. Many side effects described by patients are trivialized if caused by a "core specialist" yet thoroughly criticized when caused by, for example, a RN injector. The entire process comes across as a salesmanship and business transaction rather than truly compassionate medical advice. I understand it is very difficult for the RealSelf Team to ensure unbiased comments by the participating doctors but it would only be fair to the patients to have omnipresent disclaimer that any medical advice does not necessarily reflect the best practice and represents a personal opinion of the practitioner that may, or may not, be fully beneficial to the individual patient. Otherwise, the RealSelf.com is the best forum for those who seek aesthetic and cosmetic information!
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#1312400 Review #1312400 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Information for patients
Cons
  • Doctors comments
Reason of review
Ability to be patient's advocate
They do not allow you to edit or delete your own reviews once you post them. I called to get my review deleted and they said that I had to reach out via email but that it would take 1-2 business days to delete the review. This is a very frustrating policy! This isn't...
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#1305143 Review #1305143 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Realself Health And Beauty Review Listing
I uploaded photos to my real self question, after posting I didn’t want the photos up anymore because I do not feel comfortable with them being posted, and I don’t know how to delete them so I need help deleting the photos on my question.
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Anonymous
#1519981

This is what you can do. Go to the question and hit edit on the pictures.

You can crop them until nothing is left. I did this with a few of my questions and it worked great.

I just cropped them until it was a tiny square and that did the trick. Hope this helps.

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#1295045 Review #1295045 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Realself Health And Beauty Review Listing
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
I had a bad experience with a big cosmaticsurgery Dr N. S. In beverl hills is not only bad but negative. What's funny? . All these fakes reviews. And lies you can see and fead on all websites. Not only that but also way expensive. Of course I will go to ask for another...
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#1261422 Review #1261422 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Realself Hospitals And Clinics Review Listing
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
1.5
Details
Realself conceal reviews. a dr botched me really bad and i wrote a review. i noticed that she still had 5 star ratings and mine was not among the reviews... nowhere to be seen. I wrote to them. in order to see the review i had to sort them differently ( from lowest) ....
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Anonymous
#1646894

Yep. Agreed. I left an honest review and not only did the review not show up, not affect the rating, but I got locked out of using real self.com!

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#1253235 Review #1253235 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Realself Review Listing
Pros
  • Were overviewsof treatment
Cons
  • Deceitful ratings
Reason of review
deception, deception, deception
Preferred solution
stop deceiving customers by hiding the bad reviews, and drs qualifications. why do you allow non board certified dr’s on your site and label them as core oreven top? stop lying

Dr. ratings are not done properly!

I have been looking on Realself website to try and find a good, qualified plastic surgeon. I believed the ratings ("Top Doctor", "Core"), until I came across a doctor Gregory Roche from Michigan. He was rated as a Top Doctor. This is ridiculous, he is not even board certified! I used him for a totally botched breast implant job. He did not talk to me after surgery. He does not even show his face for any of my checkups, I was attended to by an assistant. I kept asking to talk to him but I never could. I was told by a real board certified doctor that I had a consult with to correct this surgery that I was correct. Dr. Roche is not board certified nor is he a good surgeon! Where can a person go to get real truthful information when deciding on plastic surgery?????
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#1222615 Review #1222615 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Realself Website
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Quit lying to people looking for honest answers when considering surgery.