Even after all the plastic surgeries I had had...
28 May 2014
Day of treatment
Even after all the plastic surgeries I had had done to my body and I was against getting filler when I had my facial plastic surgery done. I just did not like the idea of putting a foreign substance into my body. But after hearing about the safety profile of Juvaderm , and learning that it was the only way to get rid of the marionette lines and nasal labial folds that made me look like I had a St. Bernard's hanging jowels, I decided to get filler when I had my facial plastic surgery with Dr. Winslow.
Women warned me that I would love filler. And I dare say that I have fallen in love. It is miraculous what Juvaderm does as far as making the face look youthful. So... fast forward a few months out from my facial plastic surgery and I am asking for filler to my lips.
I had had a lip lift with my facial plastic surgery and really liked the result while my lips were swollen from surgery. After that faded my lips just did not look as kissable or as youthful. So Triste the Nurse, who is awesome with filler, injected me today in the lips and a little around the area to keep the corners of my mouth from turning down into a slight frown.
The injections hurt but the pain subsided very quickly. Triste numbed my lips with a topical cream and injected the Juvaderm, which had lidocaine (local anesthesia) in it. I immediately loved the result.
Now I am out looking for a frog to kiss and turn into my handsome prince.
I love that filler "erases" my deep creases
Buh-bye marionette lines and nasal labial folds... good riddance St. Bernard face!
Voluma and Restylane
I went to Winslow Facial Plastic Surgery today for my 6-mod check-up from my facelift etc (http://www.realself.com/review/carmel-in-facelift-and-feel-15-years-younger-incredible-work-dr-catherine). Triste the nurse, who is the BEST injector in the city/state/country (I kid you not), suggested we try Restylane filler as she does not like the way my body is absorbing Juvaderm. We also will try Voluma under my eyes as I have hollows under my eyes (you can see it in the color pix in the post above).
I am glad that Winslow Facial Plastic Surgery has so many brands of fillers. I have read here on RealSelf that some plastic surgeons carry only one brand and that's probably because those surgeons don't do fillers all that often. Dr. Winslow carries Radiesse, Juvaderm, Restylane, and Voluma... there may be others but those are the ones that I am aware of.
Dr. Winslow is having a special on June 19th, fillers are 25-40% off! I'll be going back to try the Voluma and Restylane so look for those reviews in the coming weeks!
Correction: The Date is July 19th!
Correction to the post above: The special is on July 19th.
Choose Your Injector VERY Carefully
23 Jul 2014
2 months post
Ok, I may sound a bit like a commercial in this post, BUT after reading some reviews on RealSelf wherein women expressed dissatisfaction with, or even damage from Juvaderm, I felt compelled to explain the VITAL IMPORTANCE of your injector.
I will only go to NurseTriste for my filler. Triste is the ONLY ACE INJECTOR in Indiana. This distinction was given to her by Allergan, and she is so proficient that they even have Triste train other nurses to inject fillers. Patients are so thrilled with their results (I sure am) that Triste has put Winslow Facial Plastic Surgery in the top 1.5% nationally in customer retention.
Allergan is a pharmaceutical company and makers of Botox, Juvederm and Latisse. They created the ACE program in an effort to attain optimal patient outcomes, while ensuring patient safety and satisfaction. Only those who have shown the highest level of expertise, have demonstrated a true understanding of facial anatomy and muscle groups, and are able to provide proper patient evaluation are even considered for the program.
Yeah, Triste knows her stuff! And the prices for fillers at Winslow Facial Plastic Surgery are very good! In fact, I have a friend in NY who I've told to fly here once a year for her injections. It is actually cheaper for her to do that than to pay NYC prices for filler.
17 Dec 2014
7 months post
I had surgery with Dr. Winslow yesterday and she used the SMAS from my tuck up (tightening of face lift) to augment my lips. They look sooooo luscious now that I hope once the welling goes down I will no longer need filler. Wow! Dr. Winslow is amazing!