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I Love my EYES - Atlanta, GA

It was so worth IT. It took me about 6 months to...

It was so worth IT. It took me about 6 months to find a surgeon that I felt comftable with and one who had 2 licenses. He was a General Surgeon and a Reconstructive Suregeon and could operate at numerous hospitals. He had no complaints or law suits that I could find in the last 10 years. When I went for the consultation it was free and he was very surprise to know I knew ALL about him. Do your homework ladies. The day before I had the surgery someone ask me "Are you tired?" I thought thats why I'm doing this. I did it for me not for ANYONE else. My doctors  in Atlanta, GA he is the greatest and I will definetly be going back to get some other things done.. I LOVE MY EYES I look 20 years younger...LOL My recovery time was start to end 7 days! little bruising or swelling! I'll come back and add before and after.

I would do this again definetly...I am so please...

I would do this again definetly...I am so please that I followed through. I was afraid at times. I even cancelled my appointment BUT called back the same day and ask was it still open! Lucky me....  All I would say is just do your homework and check out your doctor take your list of questions with you to consultation and don't be afraid to ask!

small note: my nose is really not that big..LOL its the camera angle

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Wow! 1 month our you look amazing!
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Please can you provide me with the phone number of Dr John M.Griffin, MD? Thank you,
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thanks for the review my dear, hope that I will get the chance to do mine
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Hello Liznatl, Who was your surgeon? I would love to see the rest of his work on African Americans. I have a couple of issues and would like to see the end result of what I need on other African Americans in the same age bracket as myself. Please let me know. Thanks for lending you info to Realself. I had been helpful!

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Hi I would like see more work on more other African American
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Your eyes look great. Im interested in this procedure, but I live in Chicago and I'm very nervous being African American that my skin will scar from the incisions. Thus far I haven't found anyone who I trust with my skin and condition. I will give your doctor a call and possibly make the trip to ATL for the procedure. Thanks for sharing as your eyes looks better than any of the eyes from the Chicago doctors before and afters.
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ULook Awesome
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how do you check the background of the doctor? btw your eyes look really good.
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Hey liznatl, just checking in with ou to see how your eyes are doing 5 years later. Chat back. Best, Chrystal.
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Hi Chrystal, Eyes are STILL doing great no problems and no recurring puffyiness/bags and someone told me it would happen..NOT I still feel its the best thing I could have ever done for myself. No regets!
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I am so happy for you! I am so glad that you did your research and did not wind up like me. Thank goodness you did your homework. Glad to hear that you are still happy. I am happy with my redo that was done after my botch job, thank goodness for the men and women who truly dedicate themselves to the ethics of medicine and consider the patient first. So good to hear from you. Best, Chrystal
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Hi Chrystal! I think I'm starting to figure out how this site works. I've been so thankful for all the powerful sharing you've done on RealSelf. Now I'm seeing from others' posts what a remarkable difference it makes to "do your homework" and find a doctor who is properly qualified and is also a good fit for you personally as well. My husband now has a consultation in 2 weeks with a local ( we live in Upper Michigan) plastic surgeon who has been practicing for more than 20 years. Cannot thank you enough for sharing your LSL experience. you've truly taken a heartbreaking situation and used it to help others. I plan to keep educating myself here! Bless you!
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Thanks Suzyque518 for the kind words. I am only trying to get women and men to think the entire process through. You cannot get sidetracked by a commercial and promises made by "marketing". They are only out for one thing and that is the signature on the dotted line. I am so glad that you did your homework and found a reputable surgeon. Best to you, Chrystal
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That is great..can you look at my post..I'm having my upper and lower lids done on April 2..three more days...the uppers are being covered by my insurance and the lower I'm paying for..I've been dealing with this since my early 20s..I'm 32 now..I'm so excited to get this done..and an Occuplastic surgeon is doing it..i also have a lazy eye..but my surgeon is known for helping with disfigurements
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I'm afican American had lower eyelid surgery 12 days ago and no bags but scars on each side of cease will it go anyway what if anything can I do please email me ..****.com

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What exactly did u check for doctors ? And was it pretty quick recovery? I would love to do it-I may have the uppers done 1st tho by opthomologist because I'm having other issues...but would love to get rid of the dark circles & such--great results--looks good!!!!
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Hi my name vanessa your eyes looks so great to me send me his ey email address
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Hi tiny my name vanessa im Africa America I would like to know more about your new look of your eyes surgery because I would like to have it done I live in soi Florida my sister had got her eyes done doctor didn't do a good jobs this my email vanessabailey1977@gmail.com
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Hi, you'd need to contact liznatl listed above, this is her post, not mine. Just click on the name liznatl below on the Feb 12, 2013 post.
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Hi I m very impressed with your results of surgery of eyes
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I am very impressed with your results. I have been considering this surgery for awhile. I am so concerned with the bruising. But your eyes look amazing!! I live in Atlanta as well and plan on having a consultation with Dr. Griffin.
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Hi Aundrea33ofatl, Few siggestions that may help with the swelling - If you smoke - STOP as soon as you can 2.)Dr Griffin Office will give you something/or suggest PRE-Surgery to take at least 3-7 days out. 3.) I think they suggest I drink Pinapple juice hard to remember now..Just ask they will tell you.. He really good and his staff is excellent from start to finish.
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Thank you Liznatl for your reply. I am only having lower eyelid surgery and like you I was amped up initially and then started to back track. Lol But now I plan to move forward. I do not smoke and plan not to drink any alcohol at least 14 days prior as I don't want to have any unnecessary retention or swelling. I have one eye that is puffier than the other so I'm concerned with symmetry. Could you tell me after surgery how long did it take for a full recovery?
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I really cant remember how long it took for completed recovery.. BUT after about 4 weeks I was looking pretty good and everyday got better and better. You could see how the swelling was going down and how smooth your eyes become. I too had 1 side that was puffier.. Everything will be aiiright please post your before and after so we can see. I took weekly pics of myself just so I could see the progression of recovery BUT they got lost(*pissed*) JUST BELEIVE,,JUST BELEIVE..good luck
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he did a good jobs under your eye for you do u have his number
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