Just Had It Today! - Dallas, TX

Well, I relied so much on these reviews that I...

Well, I relied so much on these reviews that I wanted to make sure I post my own. I went for a consultation two weeks ago and went back today for the filler. I had 1 syringe of Perlane into each upper cheek area to help with that hollowed out area under the eye and then I also had botox in between the eyebrows to help with the 11 lines. I was reallllly nervous but my doctor and his assistant totally eased my nerves. It did feel a little odd - kind of like a crunching feeling of the needle going into the cheek. They used some numbing lotion ahead of time and the injections also contain lydocaine - so it really didn't hurt tremendously. I'm swollen but have been icing a bunch. Also taking bromeleine and arnica. So far, I am very pleased ! I will update this as I heal but honestly I can pull it off right now. I think I will have a bruise though but hopefully not...


Well - here it is at 7:30am the next morning. I...

Well - here it is at 7:30am the next morning. I still have no bruising. Should I have any by now? I thought I would have some but I don't. But I will say that I do have swelling and iced a bunch again already today and that did help. So still - I haven't told my 4 year old nor her dad - and no one has said anything - and if it looked too different? My 4 year totally would have noticed - she notices everything. So even though it feels really swollen to me, it must not be to her. Last night though - NOT a good night sleep. My cheeks really hurt. I normally sleep on my side and it was far too painful to do that.
It does feel like I got hit on my cheek bones but I imagine I'd look alot worse if I did.
So - still - so far so great ! :)

FYI on the cost - it was $450 per syringe with a $100 rebate so that's $800, the additional $300 is for the botox I had also (which I do not see any results yet on but I know that will take a few days or so).

So here I am on Sunday morning, not yet 48 hours...

So here I am on Sunday morning, not yet 48 hours later - still NO bruising but definitely a lot of swelling. It's almost like the filler moved,into my upper eyelids.
I think its from laying down at night.
I am icing, drinking a ton of water and I think just being up and moving around
will help.
I know swelling is to be expected.
So HOPEFULLY I will look swollen for work tomorrow!

Here it is, Monday morning. I had the injections...

Here it is, Monday morning. I had the injections on Friday afternoon at 4pm and there is no bruising and the swelling has gone down substantially. I LOVE it. There is still a tiny bit of soreness and still a small amount of swelling but I don't think anyone will notice that at all. I am thrilled with my results.... I hope it lasts....!!!!! :)

8 days after injections... and swelling seems to...

8 days after injections... and swelling seems to be 100% gone. Verdict? There is definitely an improvement but I honestly think that I needed more than 1 syringe per cheek. Also - I REALLY wanted my tear trough area done but my doctor doesn't do that area - which is a bummer, but I'd rather go with what he says given his credentials than risk bad results. I'm hoping that adding more on my follow up next week will show even more improvement. The areas in my upper cheeks/lower eye area are improved, but I would like to see MORE in that lower eyelide area. Worth the cost at $450 a syringe? Yes. I am very happy I did it, I am happy for the results I DO have with what I have, they aren't as dramatic as I had hoped but hope they will be next week (without being weird or freaky). I guess I just wish that money wasn't an issue! :)

My two week follow up was supposed to have been on...

My two week follow up was supposed to have been on Friday (2 days ago) but i was feeling really sick that day so I had to cancel. I really wanted to go but I knew I'd probably ask for more perlane in my cheeks and couldn't deal with the first night pain that I had last time so I had to reschedule.... I am still very happy though. Between the small amount of botox in the 11 lines I had plus the perlane in my cheeks, I DO look better but not like I had anything done. :)

I finally went back on Monday (2 days ago) for my...

I finally went back on Monday (2 days ago) for my follow up and I did go ahead and get another 1/2 syringe in each cheek - my doctor said we were going to do another syringe in each but then I was only charged for one total so I am assuming he only used 1/2 in each. I should call to find out now that I think about it - but I will say this - the feeling and swelling is exactly the same so maybe he charged less since I got more? (I kinda doubt that). Well, I went to work yesterday - swollen and all - and while my boss (who I told) said it wasn't noticeable - someone else (female) walked up to me by end of the day and asked what was the deal with my face! LOL. I had to laugh because it WAS very noticeable. It still is right now. Oh well. So - yet again, so far I am thrilled with the results. I highly recommend having this done (but getting it done on a Friday! unless you want nosey coworkers asking you), I highly recommend my doctor as well. I don't think I'll bruise again this time either although I'm not completely certain yet. There isn't any right now so hopefully not.

Love it. Probably too much for my bank account. But love it!
:)

A year later....

I went back again for more Perlane in the upper cheeks due to that yucky under the eye skin that I can't stand (and he won't inject directly into the tear troughs). Last year when I first had this done, I did 1 syringe into each cheek and then went back a few weeks later and did another 1/2 per cheek. This time, we did the full 1.5 syringe into each cheek. It took longer (more injections?) and hurt more (not significantly more but more). He said I shouldn't wait for it totally go away, that it's better to come back in 6 months for a touch up and use less. With more it does seem like the side effects are a tiny worse - before I had no bruising, this time I have a small amount on each side. I had it done only yesterday afternoon - but I hope there are no more bruises to come! the swelling is the same - and the pain is the same. I had a hard time sleeping last night - which was the same as last year.
But it gets better each day. And I do realize that the swelling and bruising can be expected sometimes - which is why I scheduled it the day before a long weekend.
I still love it - although still wish the results could totally erase all the tear trough lines away! But I trust this doctor now - have gone several times for botox and he does a very good job.
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon

I haven't had my after care yet so I won't rate that yet. I had read that Dr. Bassichis had less than a great bedside manner but I think he was great. He's very professional and honest. I like that in a doctor. I trusted him and felt extremely comfortable with him.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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