Working on the Blepharoplasty site, excited! Have GREAT intra-op photos!
“I had a BA silicone 450 R went to 500 /500 went to 550 L under, on March 21, I want a redo to go bigger by 100 cc’s , how long should I wait to get a redo, I was thinking maybe July or wait til Nov of this year.”
This is probably one of the most common complaints after Breast Augmentation not related to a complication. Many patients feel that their Breast Implants are too small right after their surgery. Personally, I have never felt this way (even after two different breast augmentations with 510 cc saline breast implants) because I had gone rather large and admittedly regretted choosing such a large size (both times!). Granted, I liked it at first. When you’re just lying around healing, having noticeable results is like Christmas! But when you get back to your daily life, finding bras that fit (32F!) and easing back into your activities can be a little “different” with that much mass on your chest. So be careful what you wish for. And remember, the larger you go the more stress is applied to your tissues and the faster you will sag without sufficient support (although we all sag eventually).
Now that you’re heard my thoughts from personal experience, I thought I’d share the comments of 4 of our Expert Breast Augmentation Surgeons…
Although surgery preparation in the weeks before your tummy tuck surgery may seem overwhelming, if you plan your steps and create lists for supplies and tasks, this will significantly lower your stress levels. Doing so helps you focus on relaxing and healing, not worrying, which can only enhance your recovery. Plus, you are sure not to forget anything! The last thing you need on your surgery day is having to stop at the pharmacy and wait in the car while your caretaker rushes around searching for a forgotten item. These tips, along with your own surgeon’s instructions, should definitely help you avoid that inconvenience.
Posted in Abdominoplasty, Consultation, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgery, Recovery, Tummy Tuck
Tagged abdominoplasty, compression garments, girdle, how to, preparation, prepare, recovery, shopping list, surgery, Tummy Tuck, what to buy, What to do
Hair Extensions: Not For Extended Periods
Before: Damage After Hairlocs Removal. After: Fusion: Hate It And It Looks Awful, Too.
I once read a comment by some random celebrity (I can’t remember who, now) “The fastest way to having short hair, sans cutting it off, is to get hair extensions.” Truer words were never spoken. I have documented my experience with hair extensions over a 5 year period with 9 different systems so that you can better avoid the problems that I had. I no longer have extensions but I have had enough experience with many methods to have an informed opinion about it. I am not trying to dissuade anyone from getting them, I just want you to know what you are getting into with each method and the reality of its effects on your natural hair. Hair extensions are not for everyone.
I sustained considerable hair damage, a huge dent in my pocket book but walked away with a ton of personal experience.
Photos and more: http://yestheyrefake.net/hair_extensions.htm
Posted in beauty, Hair Care, Hair Extensions, Hairlocs
Tagged after extensions, before and after photos, great lengths, hair damage, hair extensions, how to, indian temple hair, kanekalon, keratin, micro links, micro rings, micro tubes, photos, remi hair, remy, synthetic hair, toyokalon, videos, virgin
Don’t you love the ads, “Wake up looking as though your make-up was freshly applied” or “never put make up on again”? Whatever. Obviously they weren’t referring to my face in the mornings. I assure you, even with permanent makeup, I don’t look like Jane Diva when I crack my eyes open for the first time each day.
Posted in beauty, Cosmetics, Micropigmentation, Permanent Cosmetics, Permanent Make-up
Tagged Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation redo, Breast Implants, Consultation, Cosmetics, cost, Dr. Chia Chi Kao in Santa Monica, make up tattoo, micropigmentation, Permanent Make-up, tattoo
I first sought treatment for under eye hollows with Sculptra® in November of 2004 and again for my second treatment and also to nasolabials in February of 2005. It lasted for about 18 months and since I had developed a nodule from the Sculptra®, I decided to try a product which I felt had less possible complications, Restylane.
So August 30, 2006 I had my first Restylane® under eye injections with Jonathan Hoenig, M.D. in Beverly Hills, California. Incidentally the above photo was from a treatment in September of 2009. I get Restylane injected under my eyes about once a year.
I have also been treated with 5FU injections (starting 8/2006) to correct the scar tissue between my left cheek and under eye from the fat grafting procedure I had in 2004. Granted, I had the demarcation prior to any facial procedures, but the fat grafting seemed to accentuate it.
Read more: http://yestheyrefake.net/restylane_undereye.htm
Posted in beauty, Cheek Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Lip Augmentation, Plastic Surgery, Restylane, Sculptra, wrinkles
Tagged Beverly Hills, folds, injections, Jonathan Hoenig, nasolabials, Plastic Surgeon, Restylane, under eye, undereye, wrinkles