Meh - Doraville, GA
I went to the doctor and complained that my face...
- 16 Apr 2013
I went to the doctor and complained that my face looked tired and had concerns about under the eye area. We talked about autologous fat transfer and fraxel (CO2). He should me pictures of many patients that had it done, and I saw great improvement, but honestly I am no where near where these women started and wasn't ready for such drastic measures. I asked him what we could do in the meantime for my complaints.
His suggestion was botox and some filler in the nasal folds. I don't know why I didn't ask about WHY he was suggesting the filler there, I just thought maybe it would give lift to the under eye area. Figured the doctor would know, and it all happened so fast
I'm about 3 weeks out and VERY disappointed. First off I was not told of the bruising and swelling that would last a week! I had to spend an extra $150 on makeup products lest someone think my husband was abusive. We are talking a large purple/black bruise on one cheek. Second of all, the sides are not even. I noticed immediately after injection, but thought "there must be a reason he did that." Now the top of one side (nasal fold) looks oddly protruding. Not significantly noticeable, but the problem is that now my eyes looks more tired/loss of fat - on both sides. And I notice marionette lines that I didn't before.
Many years ago I had Juvederm placed there and other areas (1 syringe) and it looked nice and natural. This just looks fake in the nasal area, and makes other areas look worse. Fortunately the botox is perfect. I guess it's a good thing I didn't go with the fat transfer for my whole face. Who knows what I would have ended looking like.