Adam J. Rubinstein, MD, FACS
Adam J. Rubinstein, MD, FACS
Adam J. Rubinstein, MD, FACS

Dr. Shahine, Former Gynecologist Turned Cosmetic Surgeon, Receives Complaints of Botched Surgeries

Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL
Plastic Surgery in Miami, FLDr. Shahine has gained publicity for performing cosmetic procedures on reality TV stars. These stars attribute their curves to the work of Dr. Shahine, but many of his other patients are much less happy with their results. Some of these patients say they are disgusted with their results, and they look even worse than they did before their cosmetic surgery. As a result of these botched surgeries, a total of 10 patients are currently suing Dr. Shahine for malpractice. To avoid falling into this situation, patients need to ensure they are choosing the right doctor.

Where Did Things Go Wrong with Dr. Shahine?

Taking a closer look at Dr. Shahine’s practice and the stories of his mistreated patients reveals a number of problems that should have driven patients away from the beginning. For starters, he was and still is not a plastic surgeon. He does not have a board certification, which proves expertise and knowledge in plastic surgery. As a former gynecologist, Dr. Shahine has no business performing cosmetic surgeries. Several patients explained that they did not even see Dr. Shahine until moments before their surgery. Your surgeon should be very involved in your treatment from day one, and this is another area where Dr. Shahine severely fell short. Some patients also explained that their consultation did not even involve a qualified nurse, so they were not receiving advice from any sort of medical professional. As if all of this weren’t bad enough, video footage has surfaced that shows Dr. Shahine falling asleep on the job. These are all clear signs that Dr. Shahine should not be trusted for plastic surgery procedures.

How Can I Avoid Doctors Like Dr. Shahine?

When you are looking for a cosmetic surgeon, you should always find a doctor that is board-certified and specializes in plastic surgery. This will ensure that your doctor has the experience and qualifications necessary to properly perform your desired procedure. You should also make sure that your surgeon’s staff includes a qualified anesthesiologist and other trained professionals. Additionally, accredited operating rooms are another good sign that your surgeon is prepared to deliver high-quality care. Dr. Rubinstein is a doctor who checks all these boxes and has put forth significant effort in helping patients correct their results after botched surgery. For a reliable cosmetic procedure with a doctor you can trust, contact us today. Dr. Rubinstein’s practice is conveniently located in Miami and serves patients from Aventura, Hollywood, Broward County, and the neighboring areas of Florida.

Dr. Rubinstein Discusses Treatment for Miami Patients with Botched Plastic Surgery

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Plastic Surgery in Miami, FLAs plastic surgery increases in demand, so does the number of practitioners. Unfortunately, this means there are some “surgeons” out there who may not be entirely qualified and are merely offering plastic surgery as a way to make money off the trend. Unqualified surgeons result in unhappy patients, who are forced to live with the botched results of poorly performed plastic surgery. Dr. Rubinstein, a leading member of the plastic surgery community, offers treatment to patients who have had botched plastic surgeries in the past. This helps patients correct their results and achieve the appearance that they originally desired.

How Does Botched Plastic Surgery Happen?

The majority of botched plastic surgeries happen because patients go to a surgeon who is not trained or certified in plastic surgery. Board certification is the first thing patients should look for when considering plastic surgery, as doctors who are board-certified in plastic surgery are the only ones who are proven to be qualified and experienced in the profession. Doctors without board certification are performing major surgical procedures without the required knowledge, leading to the botched results that we see all too often.

How Does Dr. Rubinstein Correct Fix Botched Results?

Dr. Rubinstein has been active in helping patients correct botched plastic surgery results and educating them before getting surgery to begin with. With botched results, the approach will be different for each patient depending on the original surgery and the current state of the results. For breast implants, for example, he is typically able to use the incisions from the initial surgery to remove implants and replace them if desired. Replacements will better fit the patient and will be properly placed for safety and results that look and feel natural. Dr. Rubinstein’s priority is minimizing additional scarring while providing the patient with the results that they wanted initially. He is also actively developing a database that helps patients research plastic surgeons so that they can avoid less-than-qualified practitioners. To learn more about Dr. Rubinstein’s efforts or to schedule a consultation for a cosmetic procedure, contact us today. We are proud to serve residents of Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas of Florida.

Importance of Seeking a Miami Plastic Surgeon With Board Certification

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Plastic Surgeon in Miami, FLSurgeons who achieve board certifications separate themselves from other practitioners by proving their knowledge in plastic surgery. Board certification requires significant training and substantial surgical experience, exemplifying expertise in the field. Board certification is not required to perform plastic surgery, which results in a vast number of doctors offering plastic surgery without the qualifications. Individuals without a board certification may not be properly trained, and this can be particularly dangerous for patients who go to these individuals for cosmetic surgery.


Safety should be one of your top concerns when considering a plastic surgery procedure. Doctors without board certification may not know how to properly perform the procedures they are offering to you. You wouldn’t ask your electrician to check your plumbing. Similarly, you should not trust gynecologists, dentists, or radiologists to put in in your breast implants. When you go to a doctor without board certification, you are putting yourself at risk. Only doctors that are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery are truly specialized in plastic surgery and can offer you safe and effective treatments.


There are many stories of patients who go to doctors without a board certification and end up completely displeased with their results. This is especially common with breast augmentations and other procedures that involve implants. Patients often experience complications and undesired results due to the lack of skill of their doctor. To achieve board certification, plastic surgeons are required to have substantial experience successfully performing these and other common procedures. For this reason, you can only trust a board certified plastic surgeon to produce the results that you are looking for.

Where Can I Find a Board-Certified Surgeon?

If you are located in North Miami Beach, Broward County, Aventura, or the neighboring areas of Florida, you can trust Dr. Rubinstein of Miami, FL. Dr. Rubinstein is a board-certified plastic surgeon that offers traditional plastic surgery procedures and proudly serves patients who have had bad experiences with lesser-qualified doctors. To learn more about these treatments or schedule a consultation, contact us today.

Dr. Rubinstein Discusses Customized Plans to Meet Miami Patients’ Goals

Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL
Plastic Surgery in Miami, FLEach patient has different needs and goals. Each patient also has different motivations for seeking plastic surgery and will begin treatment at a different point in his or her life. Each patient is an individual and should be treated as such. Dr. Rubinstein, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, recognizes the importance of developing a personalized treatment plan for each patient. With customized plans, patients can receive treatment that is designed to match all of their unique needs.

Customizing for Results

Patients come in all shapes and sizes. Breast implants and other surgeries are not “one-size-fits-all” procedures. Doctors who don’t recognize this fact deliver results that are unsatisfactory, with patients desiring further improvements after their surgery. Dr. Rubinstein uses a temporary implant method during surgery to optimize results and best align them with his patients’ goals. This allows him to monitor the appearance of the breasts during surgery. With this technique, he can make adjustments during surgery to ensure that the results align with his patients’ expectations.

Customizing for Safety

Creating customized cups for breast implants go a long way in improving patient safety. Dr. Rubinstein uses this technique to produce breast implants that fit the patient as well as possible. Not only does this improve results, but it also makes the operation safer for the patient as there will be a lower risk of complications and undesirable outcomes. Although this increases the time of surgery, it is a small price to pay for results that are much more likely to look and feel natural to the patient.

How Can I Benefit from a Customized Treatment Plan?

A customized treatment plan ensures that all of your unique qualities and cosmetic goals are taken into account prior to your cosmetic surgery. With this information, your doctor is able to deliver the highest quality of care, ensuring optimal results and a safe treatment experience. Dr. Adam Rubinstein is proud to offer his patients personalized treatment plans in addition to his exceptional surgical skill. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Rubinstein. Our practice is conveniently located in Miami, FL, and welcomes patients from Miami-Dade County, Sunny Isles Beach, North Miami and the surrounding areas of Florida.

Dr. Rubinstein Helps Miami Woman Repair Cosmetic Damages Caused by Illegal Buttock Injections

Fat Transfer Injections in Miami, FL
Fat Transfer Injections in Miami, FLSouth Florida is known for being one of the country’s top areas for cosmetic surgery. Unfortunately, not all of these cosmetic surgeries are performed by licensed or experienced surgeons. These illegal cosmetic surgeries are not just a problem for the plastic surgery community, but for the patients who undergo them. The patients who receive cosmetic procedures from unlicensed and unqualified practitioners experience significant complications and botched results. Theresa is one of these patients, and she had a number of issues following her illegal butt augmentation treatment that involved at-home injections.

Results of Illegal Buttock Injections

Theresa started experiencing problems within months of her treatment. She would feel pain anytime she sat down, which affected her work life and her personal life. Insurance doesn’t cover complications from cosmetic procedures, which puts patients like Theresa in a tough spot. The material that was injected during her treatment hardened in her tissue, causing the pain she felt as well as firmness in the butt. These symptoms can worsen and become serious health risks if not properly addressed.

Dr. Rubinstein’s Approach to Restoring Cosmetic Damage

In this case, Dr. Rubinstein’s first priority is removing the damaged tissue. This eliminated the painful symptoms that Theresa experienced and also alleviated some of the cosmetic issues that she developed. During this process, Dr. Rubinstein also pulled healthy tissue into the area to improve results and encourage the growth of new tissue. Although Dr. Rubinstein was able to improve her condition, Theresa and many other patients still face irreparable damage due to buttock injections and other illegal cosmetic procedures.

The Risk of Illegal Cosmetic Procedures

Unlicensed and inexperienced providers may offer lower price tags for their treatments, but the results of your procedure can be unpredictable. Both the unreliable materials used during treatments and the people who administer them can cause severe implications that result in costs way higher than the price of a safe treatment from a reputable and qualified surgeon. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, contact Dr. Rubinstein today. Dr. Rubinstein is a board-certified plastic surgeon that welcomes patients from Hollywood, North Miami Beach, Broward County, and the nearby areas of Florida.

Measuring Your Practice Marketing and ROI, an Interview with Dr. Rubinstein

In this interview with Miami, FL based plastic surgeon, Adam J. Rubinstein, MD, he discusses with Aesthetic Insider™ how he has built a successful plastic surgery practice in a highly competitive market, and how keeping track of ROI is the key to his success. One of the integral components of Dr. Rubinstein’s management efforts is the partnership he has developed with Red Spot Interactive, a software solution and marketing company whose platform is based on accurate ROI reporting, patient scheduling, patient retention, and overall practice marketing. Dr. Rubinstein explains how Red Spot Interactive takes care of his practice marketing and ROI, so he can take better care of his patients.

Dr. Rubinstein Addresses Issues with Patient’s “Botched Beauty”

One patient turned to plastic surgery to get a better body, but said she got ‘disfigured’ instead. One South Florida doctor sees it so often that he tries to fix ‘botched beauty’ one patient at a time. Problems with plastic surgery is an issue NBC’s investigator Dan Krauth has been covering for months. He’s here tonight with what can be learned from botched surgeries…Dan- Jackie we’ve heard of so many cases of botched surgeries, but one doctor has carved out a niche for himself, trying to help patients who’ve had a bad experience. He says there’s one thing everyone should do before considering plastic surgery. Higgar loves being a mother to her two young children, but didn’t love the toll she says breast feeding took on her body. “I didn’t feel feminine, I didn’t feel sexy enough. So I decided after the second kid, you know, I’m gonna go and fix it.” She wanted breast implants. When she woke up from surgery, she didn’t like what she saw. “This is really wrong. The stitches were wrong. The implants were wrong.” This is the after picture, the parts we can actually show you. “I was traumatized by that. I didn’t want to do it again. I didn’t want to open my body again.” She waited for nearly two years before she decided to go to another doctor, Dr. Adam Rubinstein to have them fixed. “You know it is sort of like fitting a ten pound bag into a five pound space.” He removed her implants and replaced them with ones that better fit her body and fixed her scars, along with the jagged points sticking out from her chest. “I can’t do a lot, but I can help one patient at a time.” Patients who’ve had botched procedures visit his office every week looking for help. And, the doctor said there’s one thing that is the same in many of the botched surgeries. They’re usually performed by doctors who aren’t board certified. In Florida any doctor can perform plastic surgery, but not every doctor is trained and certified in this area. “I’ve seen a patient who’s been to a gynecologist, many patient’s who’ve been to a gynecologist, for a liposuction.” Higgar says she didn’t know her doctor wasn’t certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She said he was a family practitioner. “I trusted him cause I thought he knew better, cause he’s a doctor.” She now knows better and feels better, not just on the outside, but on the inside as well. Would you do it again? “I would do it again, but now I know how to do it.” The doctor is now starting a new program to help patients who don’t have health insurance or the money to correct their procedures. He’s also working on a database to help patients research surgeons before deciding to get surgery in the first place. For more information, click on the investigative tab, and Live in the news room I’m Dan Krauth, NBC 6 news. If you have an area of concern you would like to see addressed, call Dr. Rubinstein for your complimentary consultation, 305-340-2191.

Tips for deciding to get plastic surgery before or after children.

What Time Is The Right Time?

Having children is a highly personal choice for each woman, and it requires a great deal of thoughtful consideration. So are elective cosmetic procedures including plastic surgery. When it comes down to decision time, it is important for women to consider their plans for pregnancy in relation to cosmetic procedures.  Timing, before or after childbirth, can significantly alter the results of plastic surgery.

Before or After Children? That is the question.

A common point of conflict for many women interested in elective cosmetic procedures is whether or not to have a procedure before or after having children. It is unreasonable to assume that women considering plastic surgery, universally, have or do not have plans for children.  It’s equally absurd to believe all women who have plans for children do not also have plans for cosmetic surgery. To make such assumptions would be counterproductive and inappropriate. Instead, it’s important to focus on helping women understand all the potential risks and rewards and provide the necessary information to help make decisions in planning cosmetic procedures.

What You Do vs. When You Do It

The particular cosmetic procedure you are seeking makes all the difference when it comes to planning. Though the process of having a child does not affect all cosmetic procedures, we’ve debunked the myths and provided facts on three common surgeries:
  1. Breast Augmentation While you may have heard that breast augmentation can interfere with breastfeeding, Dr. Rubinstein assures his patients that they have alternate options. Modern incision techniques allow for full function of the breast even with augmentation. The important pregnancy-related consideration for planning your augmentation is the preservation of your results. The changes to the body during pregnancy and childbirth may cause permanent alterations to your augmentation.
  1. Tummy Tuck It is common to hear women plan for a tummy tuck after they have had children. It is a wise decision given that the weight gain and development of excess skin associated with the process of pregnancy can completely undo the results of a tummy tuck. To maximize the effectiveness of this procedure, women who are not done having children may want to reconsider for later.
  1. Facial Plastic Surgery Generally speaking, the results of facial plastic surgery will not be impacted by pregnancy or childbirth. Patients should, of course, consult their physician when planning any procedure. Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Rubinstein today to learn more.
While there are many procedures and possible outcomes, what is most important for patients to understand is that timing is a highly personal decision.

There Is No Right Answer

For each woman, the decision to undergo elective cosmetic procedures must be made to suit her unique needs and desires. Electing to undergo the procedure before or after children may have an impact on the results, so it’s essential for women to learn all the facts about their cosmetic procedure and speak with Dr. Rubinstein about childbirth plans. Only you can decide when the time is right.

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