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Botox Was a Nightmare for Me:(!!

I am getting married in mid April and had been...

I am getting married in mid April and had been working with a personal trainer for the past 3 months to get me into great shape for the wedding.  She got me into amazing shape with her workouts and nutrition program. 

One day we were talking about myupcoming wedding and she mentioned that I would look great with a little Botox around my eyes for my crows feet.  Thinking it was not a big deal, I went to a doctor who I had known through a previous job.  He is a top opthamologist in NYC with great credentials - having performed thousands of Lasik procedures, member of AMA, Harvard and Columbia educated, etc.  I was a little nervous at first but felt confident that I was in good hands.  However, I had no idea of the possible potential ramifications. 

You relax the muscle in one area and that affects another - my undereye now has awful bags and wrinkles.  My crows feet are gone but under my eyes look awful!  I would rather have the crows feet than these bags and wrinkles that I currently have.  It's been several weeks so I am seeing improvements now, thank God!  I would never do this again.  I embrace my crows feet and can't wait for them to come back actually. 

I also hated the fact that initially my eyes looked frozen when I smiled - like the Joker in Batman.  When people smiile, there should be a smile in one's eyes and Botox prevents that.  You always see frozen foreheads when celebrities have Botox but you never see the bad ramifications and side effects.  Perhaps I could have had a better experience if I went to another doctor.  Who knows?  However, I was originally devastated. 

I now see a light at the end of the tunnel since the Botox is wearing off, thank God!  This website is a Godsend.  I have turned to it everyday since I've been unhappy with my results.  Thanks Realself.com!

I was the victim of a bad Botox job (too much in the wrong places.) I had some in the crows feet area and some under the lash line of both eyes (which I know was a big mistake on the part of the doctor.) Anyway, from my research, I see that the Botox under the lashes can cause cheek ptosis, which I believe I have now. I also have new bags under my eyes that I never had before the Botox. Are these issues that will resolve themselves over time? It is almost 6 months since the Botox and I know it hasn't fully worn off yet since I still feel a bit of tugging near my eyes when I squint. I am so unhappy having gotten Botox. I only did it as it was recommended by someone else for my wedding, and it's been a nightmare ever since. I am now considering lower lid bleph surgery to remove the new major bags I have due to the Botox. I KNOW they weren't there before I had this Botox disaster happen to me. Is the cheek ptosis something that will resolve itself once the muscle comes back around my eyes (under eyes and on side of eyes.) Please let me know. I am a 36 year old healthy slim woman with no prior wrinkles or bags. Thanks!

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Amax, Confront your doctor about this and get your money back. BE A SQUEAKY WHEEL. I've had Lasik surgery. My Lasik surgeon was 100% focused on giving his patients good vision. It's really creepy that your Lasik surgeon entered into the arena of 'cosmetic appearance.' Is he a money-grubber or what? Is he such a bad eye surgeon that he had to supplement his income with cosmetics, with Botox injections (which is a quick money-maker for doctors of all kinds)? I wouldn't trust your surgeon farther than I could throw him. Tell him I said so--it doesn't matter who I am, he'll know that I know what I'm talking about. Report him to your state's medical board of ethics, just to make your point.
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New York Ophthalmologist

Great for Lasik I've heard, but wouldn't go to him for Botox. Also, he charged me $100 to ask him questions after my procedure.

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