Oct 16 Last Year - Had Upper/lower Surgery - Always Inflamed Now - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

I'm going in for revision - but not allowing...

I'm going in for revision - but not allowing them to touch my eyes. My eyes are wrecked. It's like I now have an allergy or something which makes the upper and mostly the lower lids brightly red and inflamed - especially if I exercise or when I wash my face. "water/moisture"? What's this about?? Great - and very attractive! My left eyes is always crying out in distress - what have I done. Suggestion - never, never, never have any work done on your eyes!!! Anything can happen. Actually, I was told by a couple of doctors that they'd seen worse. Comforting. Don't have extra money to pursue corrections. What they'll do now, is just tighten my facelift, which will pull the eyes up at the corners, that are pulling down, which will give me some relief. My prayer is that they don't overdo it, because I really don't want to be one of "those" that people can tell had work done. Right now, it's pretty natural, cause it's hard to tell they did anything. They we're pretty conservative. I know this doctor can do a good job - I no longer expect perfection - now I know when flesh is involved, each heals differently, and there are no guarantees. It's risky period. I want the tightening - I believe it will help my eyes - but a revision for my eyes I can't do, because that's where real problems come in from what I've learned. Also, can anyone tell me about lip augmentation "fascia"? Thanks.

Plugs - today I went to an ocuoplastic surgeon and...

plugs - today I went to an ocuoplastic surgeon and he told me it was common to have serious dry eye after a blepharoplasty - so he put in plugs! He said the important thing was to stablize me and that down the road permanent plugs could be inserted. Who would have thought? I was ready to rip my eyes out of my head! Now I have some relief - first time in over a year. I was already to have a 2nd surgery in desperation. Just thought I'd keep you informed - hope this info can help maybe one person.

Serious problems with eyes - can't function - no...

Serious problems with eyes - can't function - no relief - where can I go? What can I do? Just had 3 month plugs put in 2 days ago. Won't commit suicide, but wish I was dead. Hope others are getting help out there. My heart feels for you. Got a good deal for my surgery - you definitely get what you pay for, at least I did. No bargain! And I'm still paying - got $3,300 more to go on CareCredit. What a shame. What a sham. Now, if I can get it fixed??? Where's the money going to come from??? Went for the deal, because I'm not rich. I just know I can't live like this. I can't work right now. My lids are throbbing. My eyes are excessively dry. It's been 14 months since the surgery. Any advice?

First off, I want to mention that I had gone to...

First off, I want to mention that I had gone to Strax in Lauderhill, and had a face lift Oct 2010 with Dr.Jeffrey Keim. I am putting this info out so that people can be forewarned that some doctors have a high standard, and some don't. Some aren't as good as others. My facelift with him was a tremendous disappointment. My eyes were in terrible pain and looked bad up until last week, some 17 months later when I chose to go with a different plastic surgeon. What a difference!!! I could have gone back to Strax for a revision, but my results were so terrible, and my eyes so agonizing I just couldn't risk it. Thank God I found Dr. Timothy Alexander at the South Florida Center next to the Galleria on Oakland. My surgery was on the 16th of this month (May) He's an artist and knows his stuff. I already look pretty, and I still have my staples in, and my face is still somewhat swollen. Strax was unwilling to give me a refund of any sort - only offered to "fix" the problem areas. Couldn't see putting myself through another seriously inadequate and potentially damaging job. The fact that when I tried to dispute my charges with Strax, and they were unwilling to yield at all, makes me want to notify others of my experience with them, so you won't have to go through what I have. Their review board went over my pictures and said that my facelift was about a 6, and acceptable in their books. Okay, perhaps not the best one, but within their standards of acceptability. What an amazingly low standard they have. So my warning is - stay away from Strax. I still owe my credit card $3,000. to pay off the remainder of my balance to them. No one could pay me for all my unhappiness, discomfort, pain and depression I've gone through, just by going to Strax. They promise satisfaction guaranteed. Try to call them on it. They're untouchable. They will win.
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He's a nice man - has good credentials. I believe no one should ever touch your eyes, no matter that they're board certified, unless they are occuplastic surgeons. Even then, there's no guarantee. It's risky. My eyes aren't okay. They have scars at each end and are pulling down on the corners. I know he did his best. I guess you get what you pay for mostly. The chief surgeon has taken over my case and will be doing the revision. I have confidence in him. I'm still scared - the pain really hurts for a long time. Emotionally it's devestating while you agonize whether you've made a mistake or not. However, people that see me now, think I look pretty good. We're always more critical of ourselves than others. But, there is room for improvement in my opinion, which is why I want the revision of the facelift - because it could have been better - I just pray it's not overdone - then I'll have to live with that decision. That's the hard part. When we do it to ourselves - and why? For vanity's sake. Old is old. Why fight it? Why do we hate old? Cause it's not pretty. Is phony pretty? Have a good day and be very careful!!! Eyes - don't mess with them!!!

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