Timothy Marten, MD - Bad Experience

R J. 6/20/2016 1.0 star rating TERRIBLE Experience!

I DO NOT TRUST this doctor on any level. When post surgical problems occurred, changed from the pre surgery nice guy behavior to rude and snarky. Told me problems were my fault because I sought surgery. Neck/face look so much worse now according to family, friends and photos.

Wish someone had given me the "Buyer Beware" warning beforehand. Chose this guy because he had a big name. Sometimes big names translate into big egos.

Certainly paid big money. Big mistake!

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Aishah Pcv
map-marker San Francisco, California

Abysmal Experience

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Unsatisfactory Timothy Marten, MD response to poor surgical outcomes: lumpy, uneven absorption of overdone fat grafting along with poorly executed facelift. Marten refuses to accept responsibility and uses the convenient excuse of "patient healing" characteristics for all poor outcomes. He cites improvement based on adulterated pre-op photos (underexposed, flash off-center, digital wizardry, etc.) and compares to after photos taken in the first post-op months (favorable lighting and before fat graft absorption).

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Here are pictures about one tragedy...


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Aishah Pcv
map-marker San Francisco, California

Mediocre to Poor Resuls

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I also experienced less than satisfactory results - so much so that I feel ruined and deformed. Dr.

Marten doesn't really care, denies the obvious and essentially disappears when problems arise (as reported previously by "Red Roxie" in a Real Self forum. She and several other disgruntled patients are spot on. The problem is Dr.

Marten has mastered the art of marketing and through astroturfing (fake reviews), skillful photo editing, his 2009 "text" and frequent presence at conferences has set himself up as "the" fat graft expert. Fat grafting, and especially his overdone technique, is a problematic procedure with potentially deforming results.

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I am a victim of Timothy marten, as well. Run!!!


Been there myself. Dr Timothy Marten completely changed my face several years ago.

He kicked this dog when she was already down... use caution, he’s all smoke and mirrors and he will destroy your feminine beauty!


Please start a blog about this tragedy. Or join the existing ones.


I'm very sorry to read this.

I truly sorry that this happened to you too.

I just got over an anxiety attack after feeling my face what he did to me.

He drilled my nose bone so much that my previously nice nose is now a huge mess...

He sucked my fats from my face off..

He pulled the structures overly tight and to wrong directions My neck chokes me.

And the list continues! This is terrible.

It's extremely hard to live like this. I was only 36 when he destroyed me.

Aishah Pcv

"No reasonable revision plan for unsatisfactory outcomes. Sends long but obviously oft used and standard email replies to patient complaints.

Office visits are unsatisfying and discrepancies abound (denials, obfuscations, etc.).

Another MD suggested taping conversations with Dr. Marten to avoid these issues."

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map-marker San Francisco, California

Dr. Timothy J Marten Md. plastic surgeon - bad experience

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This Tim Marten is not a professional plastic surgeon due to the fact that he violated a patient badly with surgeries she did not want or need. Her face is disfigured now and she has dysfunction on her body.

He did everything due to his hate towards her. He could have told her to leave but instead he butchered her in session that took several long hours. Surgery that she needed would have taken just couple of hours. Be safe people and stay away from this man!

There are plenty of good professionals to choose from who only do procedures that are agreed with the patients. Tim Marten is not one of those.

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This review is not only about bad quality, but about a crime this plastic surgeon did. Surgery without consent is a crime, so is touching body on face only operation.

This place is very shady. Beware!


I just came home after trying to see some clothes at a mall.

After a first glimpse to the mirror I had to leave.

The woman on the mirror looked like someone who has too tiny and gaunt head to her body.

This is what Timothy created me.

He told me after the surgery that you can tell to people that you have lost some weight. In other words he told me that he carved my face empty and that I'd have gaunt face when swelling dissolves.

He collapsed my nose and carved my neck empty too. I have hard time in my throat because the parts there are detached and they crack. Even a litte bit of workout makes breathing whizz. I never had that.

I used to play very fast paced sports where you had to have great sprinting ability and endurance in fast phased sport. Now I don't think I can do that anymore since Tim violated my throat so badly.


He sucked my nasolabial folds empty of fat that they'll start forming badly.

This kind of man marten is if he somehow hates you! He sure hated me and I sensed the cruelty but I was not smart enough to walk away in the morning of surgery.

I wanted to believe that I felt wrong and I thought he would not harm me in front of all the staff. But little did I know.

I don't think there are much more evil person among plastic surgeons that Timothy J Marten is. I hope there is no other ps like him. I believe his reputation is built on lies.

No individual who is professional does what he has done to me. No one. It's not about a humane mistake! Do you undestand that?

This is about extreme cruelty and a crime and this man runs free and operates other people on weekly basis. The system is extremely effed up when this is possible.

Till the day I die I will try to warn people with the truth. I hope I'm able to save some of you from his cruelty.

It's your choice... but there are probably over 10 000 ps in USA. Marten is just one of them and when you look at the before/after pictures you realise hopefully that there are far more better ones out there with cheaper prices and with no horror surgeries without consent on their records. Choice is yours.

Go to him if your heart says so. I was ruined by this man and I will never ever recommend a person like this. If I compare his consultation to the other 6 plastic surgeon I have now seen in USA. He is the worst one even with his 30 years of experience in the business.

You'd think a man with such a long experience could tell you everything about the surgery when you fly over for that reason to hear about the surgery... But no, he just left the room within 5-10 minutes because according to him I was the one who had to know all of the right questions... who knows when you haven't studied to become a plastic surgeon...

What an unprofessional old man with no professional manners. He should have told me that he doesn't know how to help me and he does not want to help me.

I would have left. But no... he did not say anything. On the morning of surgery, a month after my visit to hear how the surgery would go, he tried to sell me new things.

I did not agree. Morning of the surgery is not a place to start telling different ideas about surgery. The place and time for the discussion was a month earlier when I paid the surgery and we had agreed the 2 simple things I requested.

He wrote cruel lies on one paper that he had written on the morning of the surgery... He is an unskilled old liar from my experience.

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Please post photos of your before and afters.

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Do you understand that not all the destruction he did shows in the pictures.

When he sucks fats out of your eyesockets and you have tight skin, then that does not show. It feels and shows when fingers all of the sudden fit in to eyesockets.

Fat elimination from lips, chin and cheeks have the same effect.

Selfies and skype show the destruction, how he remodelled the whole face to very ugly compared to previous.

This old man who should retire is just cruel and does these evil things because he apparently is sick in his head.

He does those because he knows he has great chance of getting away. What happens under the skin stays there.

Why is there puncture holes 2cm under eyes each side? Why is there cut mark between eyebrows, why was there large bruise on nose, why was there these weird holes on nose, why nose kept leaking liquid after the surgery, why it still is weird, why he injected fat on nose bridge without consent............... He did several procedures without consent that ruined patients looks forever.

People should see pictures of his patients when they were younger and compare to his work. I bet the women would look nothing like in the pictures, because martens work is not about rejuvenation, it is unskilled evil mans attempt to reshape these people ugly. He knows how fat elimination affacts human faces. It has very aging impact.

He knows no fat should be taken out without consent. It is the sagging skin, not fat that is taken out in lift. Marten reshaped my face to a frek look. I looked good before in selfies.

Now I look disgusting.

Why is that? Because Marten did things he was never ever supposed to.

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Hi. Just read your review and it’s awful.

I was offered a free FL from him because he’s doing some teaching videos for medical students.

After reading your review, I am Running away! Nicole

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He is a scammer. He violates some of his patients on purpose.

He has no respect for his patients. He truly is a disgusting and cruel piece of ***


He does something very wrong.

Instead of lifting he pulls the jaw area extremely tight and he hacks some important strictures and detaches chin from its base that it's look weird instead of normal chin.

I did not want him to touch anything that is in my neck or near the center of my face or eyebrows... Important things that make me look me were there.

Now I have this weird overly skinny and tight witch face.

I bet he had some studen who operated my right side. My right side used to be my better side. Now it is gaunter and more and bones were taken out. Something very important was taken out that affects the facial width.

Whit bare eye it looks that the front view of my face on right side is at least 0,5cm less than the left side. It's because of the bones and buccal fats he toook out.


What kind of plastic surgeon sucks fats and bones out that surround eyes even no work for eyes was requested?

An extremely evil one! He tried to create me lazy eyes and bulging eyes. And he managed to do that among other sick problems.


This *** freak did not listen a word I said or wrote what I wanted. I did not have anything wrong in certain places yet still he found a reason to stick his tools to everywhere.

A real professional plastic surgeon know that the less you mess the better the result.

But he didn't want me to look me anymore

My regular weight has been as an adult 48-52kg most of the time.

I weight 56 when I had the surgery. This freak liposuctioned my neck and face fats completely away, so when I go back to my normal weight, then I have only skin and bones left. I did not sign up for a weight loss surgery, but that is obviously what Tim Marten gave me. He even told me after the surgery that I can tell my friends that I've just lost some weight.

They had put me a bandage on my leg and I did not know what it was.

Night nurse said that maybe it's from the fat harvest. So they harvested fat from my body and I did not even sign up for any sort of fat injections or lipos.

But who knows what they did while I was under anestesia since Tim Marten does not let me speak with the OR staff. That tells he is just guilty of everything. Previously I though they had dropped a tool on my chest near my throat during the surgery, but I bet it's a spot where he injected the fat lump I have now on my throat.

Eversince the surgery was it has been an uncomfortable feeling in my throat.

He was not supposed to touch it but he did. This evil man destroyed everything in me.

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