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Doctor Fernando Guerrero Santos - Guadalajara Mexico

I am having a face lift and asian eyelid surgery...

i am having a face lift and asian eyelid surgery in 6 days in guadalajara mexico.
i am petrified,but i have done a lot of research and some of the finest plastic surgeons in the worls are in guadalajara
so here i go
i am 52 years old and i want to look the best that i can look at my age and be competitive in the work force.
i am half asian and my eyes are very unique
it is going to take a very skilled surgeon to rejuvinate them without changing them...
fernando guerrero santos is the son of jose guerrero santos,a world famous plastic surgeon.
i will post after photos whe i come back

wishing you the best of luck,and a great result.
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Okay i flew in to guadalajara at 4:30 am after...

okay
i flew in to guadalajara at 4:30 am
after collecting my bags and making it through customs i was greeted outside by a charming sweet man named jose who was to be my guardian angel,tour guide.he quickly took my luggage and after a short tour of the city in the dark to me to my place of residence for the next ten days....it is completely amazing...a bed and breakfast where you have your very own incredible studio apartment with marbled shower ,internet,cable,phone and a beautiful tropical garden.....AND an incredible caregiver who lives in the main house who cooks 3 unbelievable meals a day for you.....i mean food that was so good,better than any restaraunt i had ever been to.and unbelievably for 50 dollars a night,included everything.
i got here at 6am,took a hot shower and fell to sleep for a few hours as jose was coming back at 12 to take me shopping and money exchange etc....i was completely taken care of,then at 6pm,i had my consult with doctor fernando guerrero santos.the most amazing plastic surgeon i have ever met,so knowledgeable,so honest and kind and absolutely hilarious.
my surgery is scheduled for the morning at 10 am...
so jose takes me to the pharmacia to get my antibiotics,and all other meds and all of this after patiently waiting for me for 2 hours
and he takes me back to wonderful emmas,who of course is cooking another incredible dinner.she brings it to my room with fresh bread braised pork,fresh sauteed vegetables and an amazing creme of poblamo pepper soup i had never tasted before,and a tall glass of fresh squeezed orange juice.i mean,where in the world does this type of wonderful care and beautiful accomodations really exist?well right here in beautiful guadalajara,the city of roses whe i feel like a princess lol.so now im taking a shower and watching a movie and when i wake up,emma will be here and jose will be taking me in for my surgery...BTW....here is emmas email adress in case you want to spend a few days in paradise yourself. e*****@yahoo.com.mx;
when i get out of the hospital i will continue my reviews and ratings complete with pictures

Okay...today is the 28th of june and i had my...

okay...today is the 28th of june and i had my surgery yesterday ...everything went fine and i was transferred to a room in a very nice hospital...BUT,i was hooked up to so many bells and whistles,and of course im in mexico,english is not the native tongue nor should it be,but i tried to converse with a dozen or so nurses in and out who couldnt understand me nor could i understand them,on top of having major surgery that made me look like a monster and i kid you not,your face is guaranteed to swell to twice the original size,and you have to try to sleep sitting up.... which is monumental in itself,encased like a mummy,so even the sound on the tv is 100 percent just to hear it..so yes,this is only day 2 and it so far has been pretty dang uncomfortable...so yes,i stayed up all night trying to watch movies and made it through.so finally it is today,dr guerrerosantos comes in and cleans me up and re bandages me
tells me everything is going well and lets me go back to my home in guadalajara..sweet emma is here and we chat for a few minutes,she arranges the room so it will be facelift friendly and goes into the main house to merrily whip up something absolutely fantastic....it is 2:30 pm,tomorrow is the 3rd day after the FL and apparently the worst for swelling...geez,it seems if my head got any bigger i would be the next halloween pumpkin...i will fill you in as the days progress...you ready for the pics...didnt take any yesterday cuz i was in the hospital but today i did and will just to let you know what day to day looks like
i am also waiting for results to give it the 5 stars although i just love this guy,he is a real ,talented funny person.....

So my wonderful hostess emma,comes in with another...

so my wonderful hostess emma,comes in with another fantastic meal for lunch
fresh fruit with plenty of pineapple for healing
and an incredible bowl of homemade chicken vegetable soup with a big bowl of cous cous on the side.
and a big glass of fresh juice,mango and papaya i think
i ate every bite......
so i sleep for maybe 4 or 5 hours and there is emma again with
this incredible chicken salad with every mouth watering vegetable you can think of...
if you stay in guadalajara,you would be so happy here.
so today is 6/29/2012
the 3rd day after 7am and emma has made me a pot of coffee and breakfast....
will update later

So tomorrow morning,jose is coming to pick me up...

so tomorrow morning,jose is coming to pick me up for my second post op with dr fernando,im hoping i can get the stitches out of my eyes and forehead.......ahhhhhh ..take a shower,maybe wash my hair.then i can put on some bondo and maybe go to wal mart ,i mean.i still look scary,but it will only be day 4...i felt good right out of the gate...some super big sunglasses and .....whooo hooooo
ill post more pics tomorrow
I have to agree, you were already a beautiful woman. Bet your results will be fantastic. Can;t wait for your after recovery pics
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Sounds like the perfect post op place to be. I am just passed my 5th week. You were a beautiful woman before. Can't wait to see your progress. Take care yourself and from here on everyday will gradually get better.
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It is 7am,day 4 6/30/2012 and i woke up,my eyes...

it is 7am,day 4 6/30/2012 and i woke up,my eyes are swollen shut and my lips are twice as big as they should be,going to go see doc this morning though in an hour and a half...wondering if he is going to take the stitches out of my eyes and worrying about the swelling.....is this normal?im supposed to be flying back to the states on the 5th,but am thinking of staying a few more days at least untill i am pretty sure everything will be allright.
i can see blood under the skin in my lips but that will resolve with time....pictures when i return
i will let you know what doc says when i come back and any feedback will be appreciated

Okay,so it is 10:54 am and i just got back from...

okay,so it is 10:54 am and i just got back from the appointment with dr fernando....he took the stitches out of my upper and lower eyelids and cleaned the suture areas for the facelift.
i have got this dreadlock thing going on with my hair,but cannot wash it untill monday,not because it would be detrimental to my remaining sutures but because i cannot rebandage myself up properly afterwards....i still need chin support and support on the sides of my ears....i mean i could do it myself,but do not have medical tape,someone to hold the 3 areas while i redo it etc....right here right now.anyways.....this monday i get the cat litter stitches in the front of my forehead taken off and am pretty sure i will feel much better every day.but in a perfect world,someone would materialize with all of the gauze and bandages and say to me,here colleen,heres some baby shampoo.ill wrap you back up after your long luxurious shower.....hey,you never know....the day is still young,and we will see....but now for your viewing pleasure,here are pics of day 4..............................
Easier said then done when you were put into an Mexican prison Mr Burke continues to send out my photos. I am thinking of a law suit against her. Neverthelss, the place that you wnet to sounds so good. They seem to care. Does the doctor do fat trnasfers.
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well im sorry if you had a bad experience.good luck in the future and it is time to just let sleeping dogs lie
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So today is day number 5 after my facelift.i slept...

so today is day number 5 after my facelift.i slept really well,feel really good,got up and had breakfast and coffee with my wonderful caregiver emma.it is kind of amazing that i feel so good....my face is still very very swollen though ,but i did manage to wash the back part of my dreadlocks without getting my head dressing wet.doc wants me to keep the dressing on 24/7 to insure proper adhesion and to keep the swelling down...i am going to post some day 5 pics in just a few minutes....

My lower face is still really swollen and...

my lower face is still really swollen and distorted but is getting better every day...tomorrow i get the terrorist turban taken off and the other 4 sutures i think where he did some muscle work on my frown lines

I sure hope that my eyelids settle down a...

i sure hope that my eyelids settle down a bit,perhaps it is the swelling,i do NOT want to lose the asian look i had.
i may choose to stay a few more days to make sure everything is going to be non problematic,better to be safe than sorry.
emma say that i can get a pass from the doctor so that it does not cost me more to change my flight.....
see you tomorrow folks
You are doing great! Thank you so very much for posting all that you are experiencing! You are a very brave and lovely woman. I look forward to following your progress. I am praying all goes well with you!
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I can see a difference between the first photos and the most recent ones you posted. It seems the swelling and redness have gone down a bit. I am sending good thoughts for your continued recovery. Thanks so much for letting me follow your progress, and for kindly sharing your experiences so the rest of us can make the best decisions for ourselves.
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Okay so today is day 6 7/02/2012 after my...

okay
so today is day 6 7/02/2012
after my surgery
woke up feeling pretty good
face still swollen but looking a little more normal
and i can see much better,eyes are getting less swollen
of course i still call everyone i know to reassure me that
i will still be recognizable after the swelling goes down
and even though im not liking the way my eyes look in conjunction
with my bowling ball face right now
(kind of like an asian pig)with pink lipstick
i know that with time,my cheekbones will be discernible once again from the rest of my face
and SOOOOOOO excited to be able to put makeup on
and i mean false eyelashes and everything without them sticking to the top of my eyelids
so of course,emma comes in with an incredibly healthy breakfast of an omelette ,fruit and whole grain toast...
who says you lose weight with a facelift.....
i have no problems at all figuring out how to make any kind of foods,fruits or vegetable fit into that 1 inch of space
that gives open access to your mouth and tummy after a facelift....lmao
i am going to wait till after my appointment with doctor G. today to take pictures....
i so want that forehead stitch to fall off.
anyways,enough chatter for now....will post pics later

Okay so just got back from dr Gs office he...

okay
so just got back from dr Gs office
he took a few stitches out
more to go on wednesday
i asked him about the eye thing and he attributed it to swelling
i can unly hope that is the case.
i go back on wednesday
i do not like to post pictures of me that look ghastly
but i do want to be as real and honest about the entire process as i have had a few to be with me
plastic surgery is not for the faint of heart its true
but to be honest with you,had it not been for the ladies out there that had the balls enough to document their experiences
i would not be sitting here right now
Well Colleen each day you have posted picture I see your looking better and better. It takes time. Somedays you will feel like "what did I do to myself" but it does get better. I am 5 weeks post op had some complications which kind of slowed the healing process. Anyways keep us posted on your progress.
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Collen, Thank you. I did contact Beverly. She seems very nice and I will not have the drama that I did with Internatinal Patient Coordinator, Sheri Burke.
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I am also going to post before and after pics of...

i am also going to post before and after pics of my eyes
as they heal
the first is before and the second is on the 6th day

Okay so i was supposed to get out and do some...

okay
so i was supposed to get out and do some shopping with jose the driver,but as i was posting my last 2 photos,i noticed that the incision is opening up a little on the right eye.
so i went inside the house to ask emma if she had a steri strip or something or if she could call the doctor as to what i should do
emma tells me to go upstairs to ask the girls upstairs what to do
they tell me not to do anything,go sit down and keep my bandages on
that i am aggravating the situation
i know they mean well so i smile
and thank them and go give emma some money to help buy me some snacks at the farmers market.
i am starting to feel uncomfortable and put on the spot now,like not everyone is out for my best interest....
so i email the doctor anyways and send him a picture because i know HE is out for my best interest....
I do not understand why people would want to undermine anyone for any reason at all.
Anyways,i am waiting for a response
this is not a good situation to be in right now

So anyways i call beverly who is my patient...

so anyways
i call beverly
who is my patient care advocate
and she has made sure that the steri strip that i need is going to be bought
and has contacted the doctor

As soon as doctor guerrero santos was out of...

as soon as doctor guerrero santos was out of surgery he immediately had me come in to examine the eye
everything had healed up
and he spent an hour with me
removed some stitches and just making sure i was okay

He explained the procedures he had performed in...

he explained the procedures he had performed in great detail.
he had spent 5 hours in the operating room on me,on just my face
he also had done a new procedure on my glabellar muscles between
my eyebrows and placed a skin graft from my orbital socket behind it and
secured that with the 4 sutures that you can see on my first initial pictures....
serious orbital trauma and unbelievable techniques
the whole eye ,forehead area is really quite sore still
see you in the morning.
i saw him today
he told me it was
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I would for sure talk to the doctor . You have another Appt tomorrow before you go home right? It could be swelling.
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Can you get ahold of the Dr? When is your next appt. with him? I hope it is just the swelling, although the swelling has gone down. Did you notice this before?
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Okay so today is 7/4/2012 technically the 7th...

okay so today is 7/4/2012
technically the 7th day AFTER my surgery
i have been counting the day of my surgery as the first
i woke up with a face of many colors,but mostly some big black and blue areas
that are tapering to a purplish was,with a yellow background
it must mean i am healing
i am feeling pretty good
i dont think you feel bad necessarily with a facelift
it is mostly emotional turmoil on a day to day basis
because the person you see in the mirror the first couple of weeks is NOT
going to be the person you will see once the swelling goes down.....
it is a very very scary procedure ,not the operation itself,but the slow metamorphosis of healing
everyone,and i dont care who you are,is going to be in a state of panic
calling everyone they know
all day every day,untill ALL of the swelling goes down and the heal is almost complete..
i asked the new man in my life last night
are you still going to love me if i look funny?
of course he tells me,i love whats inside of you colleen....lmao
2 donuts and some fried chicken with a cup of coffee.....
but ,today for some reason,although i still have a lot of swelling
im looking better and better.....
am i worrying,of course i am....
its a process
it takes time.......all wounds heal with time...
i had more problems 2 weeks ago throwing my hip out at zumba
than i did going through 5 hours of major trauma to my
face......its all in the expertise of the doctor
if anyone wants to get ahold of me
i would be happy to help anyone through this process
my email is c****@comcast.net
i hope my new man wont find me on here
but if he does,like he says,he loves me for my
fried chicken and donuts
and ME?
i used to always think it was only my heart,humor and wit that made me ME.....
but the beautiful face im going to have,,,,,is the worm on the hook......
will post pics soon
if anyone wants dr fernandos email....just email me
and i will send it to you
colleen.

And emma still whether i like it or not heaps...

and emma still
whether i like it or not
heaps healthy foods on me
after i went to see doctor fernando last night
i had jose take me to walmart for a junk food run
mwaaahhaaaaaahhhaaaaaaaa
so i come in real sneaky like,theres is wonderful emma
she is fixing dinner she tells me,and she looks at my bags of
junk food....and i smile and i tell her i am not really hungry right now
she hands me a fork and knife and smiles
and when i get back into my apartment she has this huge bowl of every kind of fruit
cut up into all this different designs,like one of those tv commercials
and a plate of homemade,sugar free,cranberry oatmeal cookies....
she is wonderful

I wanted to post a pic of emma ,my wonderful...

i wanted to post a pic of emma ,my wonderful guardian angel
and jose ,my bilingual driver along with twinkie the dog
just so you could get a picture of who i am talking about
Colleen,
Have a safe trip home tomorrow.
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You look great, I am on day 12 of my face and neck lift I am feeling very well except for my right ear lobe it is driving me nuts, it feels cold and itchy I get the stitches and staples out tomorrow... Most of my swelling and bruising is gone.. I contribute that to icing about 10 times a day for 7 days.. I am very happy so far with how I think I am going to look.. If someone can tell me in SIMPLE terms how to post photos I will ... I have been taking them daily. good luck all
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Hi Sweetie
You have an amazing sense of humour. Face surgery takes time. There were so many changes for me over the first month. Lots of swelling, bruises and just looking weird. Now almost 4 months it gets better all the time. My hubby is so great with surgery. He just said it will get better as its surgery. Yah a guy comment so dont stress at all. But we do! We worry we are women and yes it is scary. I looked back yesterday of a photo hubby took on his camera right after surgery. OMG OMG i shivered and got stomach pains. But then put the 2 photos before and after ...ohhhhh its so good and so glad I did it.
Take care I am here for you
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Okay today is 7/5/2002 i just got back to the...

okay
today is 7/5/2002
i just got back to the place i store my cats and my stuff
emma gently woke me up at 4:15am
colleen,the taxi is here...
there was emma and luis
had taken care of everything,they grabbed
my bags and gave me a hug and poof
im on a flight back to where i started from
im heartbroken already....
noone seemed to notice on the plane that i was very strange looking
that my face was kind of a greenish yellow with a splatter of black and blue
i couldnt wear sunglasses,it was dark outside still...
but with regular glasses on you could not make out that the purple yellow was not part of the lenses ...
today,i have a wierd swelling in the middle of the forehead where the fat graft was placed
i hope it goes away soon...im going to email doc and see what he says....he is a good guy...emailed me twice to tell me how to be careful ,make sure i do this and that...i mean who does that?my mom didnt even do that...but now i am going to ask him about the swelling on the right side...i mean anyone ever have that?
if i would have been there,i already would be sitting in his office,with him looking at me saying,its just swelling colleen....give it time....arent i supposed to look like J-LO already in 8 days????not.....anyways...thought i would touch base....now that im back.....to the place i store my kitties

A little more settled in now,been home a few...

a little more settled in now,been home a few hours
did my laundry made some dinner
feeling good to be back home now
i still have my wrap on most of the time
oh when is the swelling going to go down
my roommate was very surprised that i was not in worse shape
but i can tell im having some weird swelling here and there
mostly right between my eyebrows
where doctor g did the fat graft thing
kinda feeling a little like herman munster
with the color and everything
just 2 bolts on the side of my neck
naw not really....im tired
i know emma and luis are tired
they had to get ME up this morning
anyways.thats it ...hope everyone is recovering well

So now im sitting around feeling my face and i...

so now im sitting around feeling my face and i notice i have this big lump
on the right side of my face on my jawline
like something you would feel with a severely abscessed tooth
kinda really freaking me out
so once again i email the doctor to ask him if i should be concerned
have a ticket on layaway just in case
and waiting on an answer
okay
today is 7/5/2002
i just got back to the place i store my cats and my stuff
emma gently woke me up at 4:15am
colleen,the taxi is here...
there was emma and luis
had taken care of everything,they grabbed
my bags and gave me a hug and poof
im on a flight back to where i started from
im heartbroken already....
noone seemed to notice on the plane that i was very strange looking
that my face was kind of a greenish yellow with a splatter of black and blue
i couldnt wear sunglasses,it was dark outside still...
but with regular glasses on you could not make out that the purple yellow was not part of the lenses ...
today,i have a wierd swelling in the middle of the forehead where the fat graft was placed
i hope it goes away soon...im going to email doc and see what he says....he is a good guy...emailed me twice to tell me how to be careful ,make sure i do this and that...i mean who does that?my mom didnt even do that...but now i am going to ask him about the swelling on the right side...i mean anyone ever have that?
if i would have been there,i already would be sitting in his office,with him looking at me saying,its just swelling colleen....give it time....arent i supposed to look like J-LO already in 8 days????not.....anyways...thought i would touch base....now that im back.....to the place i store my kitties
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Well today is day number 9 after my face lift...

well today is day number 9 after my face lift upper and lower bleph
woke up this morning with my eyes not swollen shut for the first time
i actually look pretty good considering
but i kid you not it is major surgery and from what everyone tells me it changes day to day,

I am trying to be patient with the results post...

i am trying to be patient with the results post op
i am still not liking the way my eyes look right now but still have a lot of swelling from the fat graft between my brows
and the swelling all over
im NOT going to take pics tonight,going to wait and take them as i see improvement
am hoping when all the swelling goes down i will look more like myself and hope to god my lids drop a little
dear svoebel
thank you
i am going through a million what have i done moments
i feel as though i will never heal
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Colleen, I honestly don't remember if there was a "magic" day when I suddenly looked better. I do remember it taking about 2 weeks. Hug your kitties, relax and make a cup of tea. Don't over do as you are still healing. You are looking somewhat normal for days 8-9. Take care.
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Okat today is 7/8/2012 my friend carol is...

okat
today is 7/8/2012
my friend carol is coming into town to take my stitches out finally the day after tomorrow
i am still bruised beaten and swollen,and that freaking herman munster fat graft is making my face and eyes look soooooooooooooooooo distorted...i want to say i woke up looking better but i am not quite sure yet...eyes are still swollen and tight.
i think this process is like being pregnant and in labor with multiples for 3 months straight...
oh,im miserable,oh will it ever end....ill never look the same.ill never do it again.what have i gotten myself into?
and then after it is all over......will we forget all about the torture we put ourselves through to begin with....or will it all be worth it in the end?
im not sure.....im hoping so...
i want to thank everyone who is following my blog and who has given me encouragement on a daily basis.....perhaps when i reach the 2 week mark,i will have some respite,thats what everyone is telling me.
at least by then,no more stitches....but still have the scars from those 4 strange cat litter clumps that were on the middle of my forehead,still very very sore...i did notice however that the sensation on the left side of my neck has come back.that is a very good sign to me...
any sign of life after death is good
everybody heals at a different rate
apparently 2 weeks to a month healing is phenomenal....
we will see....catch up with you all later
Yes, that was the M word I was thinking of.
When I get my facelift, I'll have the face of a 40-year-old and still have the memory of a 65-year-old.
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Thats funny Easy GoinGal.... When are you planning on surgery? And what are you getting done... I had no idea when I went in that he was going to lift my brows I was shocked when I saw the staples in my head, I asked him why he did it as I didnt ask for it He said becuase it would makle up look better and it would only take about another half hour... He did not charge extra either.He is so sweet
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Chasesmommy- Who was your doc? And what did he charge for the facelift? Your page doesn't show that info.
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Sorry i havent been posting the minute i have...

sorry i havent been posting
the minute i have gotten back from guadalajara
as much as i have been wanting to keep
under wraps,my friends have not let me,and have been
around me around the clock to make sure i am okay
whether i like it or not
tomorrow,i will be alone
and i can document my recovery
shhhhh,they are still here
see you tomorrow

GOOD MORNING ALL i normally would never take...

GOOD MORNING ALL
i normally would never take pictures first thing in the morning because
that is when we look our worse and most swollen
but it is THE first time i have been alone since i got back from guatalajara
today is the 13th day after serious surgery with fernando guerrero santos
although my face is still all swollen up and bizarre looking and i still have that wierd swelling where the fat graft is between my brows,looking at my face this morning,there may be light at the end of the tunnel.i must have emailed DR F 20 times in the past 4 days and he emailed me back everytime...
i told him
i want that fat graft OUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
my eyes are so swollen,he told me,give it 2 weeks colleen,you will be happy....i got that email yesterday...it has been one dinner and an overnight and already i look better...my cheeks are still swollen,but my skin looks better,my cheeks have color for the first time since and well,ill write tonight when i look better and post pics from right now

Colleen, I posted my comments regarding Dr. Jose Guerrerosantos and Dr. Cardenas in GDL, MX. My comments are here: They approved them today: Good to talk with you You look much better! Little improvements day by day. Read more: Title: Facelift excellent results good aftercare great price (for Dr. Jose Guerrerosantos)

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thats wonderful sweetheart
you are great
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Hi Colleen
Just read your update today and your Doctor is so right. When I look back I was so swollen.
This is major surgery . We all swell different and we all heal at our own right time. All I can say is patience. Then in a month or two you will go wow. Take care
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Okay today is exactly 2 weeks after my upper and...

okay
today is exactly 2 weeks after my upper and lower bleph fat graft between my brows and
face and neck lift
although the swelling has gone down quite a bit and the bruising is almost gone,i am still left with
swelling and an odd look about me...
especially where he worked on my corrugator muscle between my eyebrows
i can see the graft between my eyebrows and the top of my eyes and between my frown lines now is a dent
right in between my brows,like a vertical dent about an inch long..almost like the graft has split and fallen...will it ever go away?.
i mean,when is all this going to be over?
i am going to have to be looking for a job soon and do not want to be self conscious about all of this on my face..
does anyone have any advice?
i think that when and if the swelling between my eyes and the dent between my brows does go away
and the rest of the swelling goes down
i see a lot of positives.....but what about all of this?
i wrote my friend beverly and will see what she says
tonight,i am taking pictures because this is a significant day ...2 weeks...

Gawdddd i have been busy all day long and still...

gawdddd
i have been busy all day long and still have had company
other than having a very conspicuous dent in the middle of my forehead where my doctor
removed the glabellar muscle and attempted to add a fat graft that for some reason did not adhere
to the proper area(see photos)and is now kind of drifting downwards towards the eye area...
i am looking pretty good.
so i emailed doctor guerrero santos,he emailed me back and said to wait a little while(2 weeks)and it should go away...
i did not get a brow lift when i had gone to him originally and that is what he placed the fat graft through my orbital socket...
i told him though that i would like for him to see what he could do..
i wanted to take some pictures with some makeup on,but am going to have to wait untill i am able to...it is late and i just wanted to put up the 2 week pics
Wow Colleen
Just checked in and you are looking good. Remember swelling will take a few months to come down. Even now after 4 months I still feel puffyness on my cheeks and I know when the numbness goes away I should be close to completion. For some people it takes a year or longer...good stuff for you!
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Thanks for sharing Colleen, I look forward to your updates and check for them daily. From the looks of your photos you are improving with every photo.
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I have been following your posts and I am hoping that things are working out. I have really learned a lot from your experience. Please keep us updated.
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Okay today is 7/16/2012 it is 19 days after my...

okay
today is 7/16/2012
it is 19 days after my face,neck lift,upper and lower bleph,glabellar removal and fat grafts
my face is still swollen.in different areas,but is looking more normal ..my eyes are still swelling especially when i first wake up in the morning
but that will subside....i have to remember how traumatic a surgery ,my face has been through and it takes at least a month to look
close to normal.i have been getting out and about and although swollen in the eye area and a little watering in the right eye,feel almost normal enough to go out in public
there is ONE problem though.....where doctor fernando removed or tweaked my glabella muscle in the middle of my forehead there is an actual very visible dent there now,very strange.and when i asked him about it he told me to wait untill the swelling goes down around 7/28/2012...that will be exactly 1 month post op.the fat graft he had placed that you can see in the first 5 sets of photos apparently are not taking or have slipped or are swollen or whatever,but there is a divot now....
other than that very strange and very embarrassing hole in the head.i am starting to look very good i think....i also have a swelling in my right arm where when i was in the hospital,the iv kept backing up and finally came out and i have a collapsed vein and it is getting redder and more painful.i will post pics tonight after i get back from work and maybe to kaiser to see about the right arm thing..
Colleen, got your message and tried to call you Monday night. I have an overseas phone interview tomorrow AM (YEA) and the annual SLA library confrerence in downtown Chicago. So, I will not be reachable Tuesday.

If Dr. Guerrerosantos suggest injecting fat in the indention.... Understand that it will last a few years, but some of it will be reabsorbed back into the body.
See if he can provide another alternative.

I forget whether it was Dr. Cardenas or Dr. Guerrerosantos who injected fat under my eyes to keep me from looking hollow. I was upset because previously, the fat had been removed. And I was happy with my eyes.

These guys love touching up each other's work! Fortunately, fat injections are not permanent. And after time the fat was reabsorbed. So no harm done.

This may or may not be a good alternative in your case.

Call me Tuesday night.
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A year for the numbness to leave??Geez Louise... My right ear drives me nuts especially when I put my glasses on...
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We don't tolerate agendas or scare tactics on RealSelf. The vast majority of RealSelfers "play by the rules" and it is a great community for sharing information (both pre- and post-op). Unfortunately, there are sometimes people who sign up for reasons contrary to the site's purpose. We do take action in these circumstances, so we'll look into what happened here and make sure it doesn't happen again. Thanks for letting us know.

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Today is 7/17/2012 i wake up looking odd face...

today is 7/17/2012
i wake up looking odd
face still swollen and numb
dent in the middle of my forehead
today is yet another what have i done day.
it seems to me that doing what i have done has put a giant cog in the wheel of life
it is summertime,it is beautiful out,im in love again
but i am embarrased by my appearance and it is really putting a damper on my juju
im afraid im going to lose the man i love,i have not known him long and for the most part of our relationship
it has been 1 month before(normal colleen)and now,almost 3 weeks after...swollen,bruised,funny looking
dented colleen...
knowing that i will not even be near normal for months
should i let him go??it would be the unselfish thing to do..he deserves so much better...
do i want to let him go???of course not...realistically ,he is the best thing that has ever happened to me...
a very unplanned romance in the middle of a planned facelift.
okay,so if he goes will i be disappointed,yes and no.
life is full of disillusionment and disappointments
and he does NOT deserve to have to be with the injured me,waiting and waiting for the old me to come back..
who would want that for a person they really care for.
this journey is fraught with second guesses
and i know that there are a lot of people who are going to go through this too and my blog will make this journey
a little more understandable by reading about my constant confusion.
work is a bitch too.
the whole deal about me getting this procedure done was to be more competitive in the work force.
but at this point in time,im hiding behind ,swollen eyes and sunglasses and couldnt apply for the job i wanted anyways..
i am an impatient person and i want results yesterday....it isnt going to happen....it is painful long and changes day to day....talk at you later
colleen
i did ask him to try to work a little on the frown lines between my brows.and i was very surprised to wake up and find those four stitches in my forehead,when i asked him he said it was a fat graft,i dont think he ever meant any harm and i am sure he will fix it,that is the kind of person he is,and he was really excited to see my progress,he really was,he put a lot of work into my face and he is a very very good doctor....ill never take that away from him.am i pissed i have a dent in my head ?of course i am,but it will go awy with tim and i can see my face really becoming quite remarkable really...he did a very very good job,but the fat graft drifted...it will be resolved and soon i hope...i post 3 week pis tomorrow
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If he was considering fixing the area of the forehead between/above the brows, he should have discussed this with you in advance of surgery. And he should gotten your informed consent.

I truly do hope the problem resolves itself. Did he discuss this procedure with you prior to surgery?

I hope that I am not out of line saying this. From what you have stated, Dr. G opted to do this procedure without consulting you after you were under anesthesia.

By going under anesthesia, you are not implying consent for procedures that were not agreed upon in advance.

It was nice that he added this extra service for you. But, he took a liberty in doing so. He took it for granted that you would want this done. Was there some misunderstanding?
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i think that what happened is that doctor G placed a fat graft in between the eyebrow and it drifted.not his fault and my body will reabsorb it
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Okay today is exactly 3 weeks after surgery i...

okay
today is exactly 3 weeks after surgery
i have a ton of makeup on so it is not going to be easy to see the real results
that way but oh well.i still have swelling,divot in the head and pea sized floaters around my eyes
in my lid are and forehead,but for the most part i feel pretty good.
the dent in the head is still there but obsessing over it is not going to make it go away
nor will my doctor attempt to repair untill i have more time healed.
the flash on the camera is bright so it does fill the dent in and it becomes hard to see
but is there...
now remember,i have enough makeup on to choke a pony so you may be thinking awwww.she looks good,but underneath it all i still have 2 black eyes and lumps and bumps and travelling fat grafts.
i have some kind of bump under and above my right eye,makes it look kinda wonky and they water for no reason.looks strange if i dont put makeup on a certain way.i really liked my lids they way they were but i am hoping they relax a little and go back that way again....without makeup,remember,i am still scary k?
Just found this article on the web: Titled: "6 basic facelift techniques" "what women 50+ need to know". If you query the above in the search box, your link will be an extension of the vibrantnation web site. It's good basic info on facelifts.There are many names for the same procedures.. It helps to understand the similarities and differences between procedures. Hope this helps someone.
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Does anyone know when we can wear earrings again? I am one month tomorrow and this morning I had to fight to get them in I dont want the holes to close up so I thought I will put them in for an hour or so.. Also when can we dye our hair.. My 18 yr old grandson just stopped in and said my face looks awesome.. Although now that most of the swelling went down I do see some wrinkles under my chin.. Is this normal? I am thinking I had so much if he tightened it more it would make my neck too tight I am right or wrong Thanks
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I was told after 1 week the chin strap doesnt do much. I hated wearing it and made my neck wrinkled . My turkey neck is gone and he did lipo under my chin and all that excess loose stuff has shrunk . My doctor also told me this lift should last 10-15 years and I will be close to 80...but who knows what miracles they will have by then.
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Good morning today is 7/22/2012 24 days after...

good morning
today is 7/22/2012
24 days after.i spent the last 2 nights at a friends house and did NOT take my makeup off and my eyes are so swollen up today
feeling pretty good but still have that very evident dent in my forehead.
i am not sure i have the patience enough to wait untill the 28th to see if the swelling goes down or whatever.
and how do i get it to dissolve quicker if im not supposed to touch it?
i am writing doc on the 24th to talk about things,then im going back as soon as my friend recovers from his surgery.
i promised him i would.
he has his surgery on the 30th
i am going to set up a spare room in his house for me and stay with him a week or so.
other than that ,not much to say....just dont want everyone to think i have up and died or anything....and also,as strange as i am still looking 3 weeks after major surgery...when i was at the staore yesterday ,some handsome,i dont know early forties guy was watching me,was parked next to me and started talking to me,asked me out to dinner and gave me his phone number....lol
guess he didnt notice the dent and i must be looking better
xo
I'd like to see the photos---where are they? Its great being able to be part of this surgery "trip", I wish you well.
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Thankyou svoebel for your comment.
I believe we should rate the good and the bad,as its a minefield out there,and of course any doctor is going to say their facelifts will last 10 or 15 years.....they would say that,would,nt they.!
Only time will tell.?
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Okay in 3 more days it will be a month since my...

okay
in 3 more days it will be a month since my facelift in mexico
i think except for the fat graft
i emailed him this morning and he told me that it was not just a fat graft,but a fatdermis graft
a very intricate procedure....he put a lot of time and work into it,but still i have the dent
i wrote him back and he will answer tomorrow...
the rest of my face however,is looking better and better every day
my face is still swollen,i still have 2 black eyes and if not for that horrible dent
i would be in hog heaven
my honey is a carpenter and loves to work on cars and he always
offers to fix my dent with a little bondo and sandpaper
i am going back to guadalajara to have doctor guerrerosantos fix the dent
anyone wanting to join me is welcome to....
email me c*****@comcast.net
or call me 619-***-****
i am posting pics from this morning
and in 3 days will post the one month pics
Hi Colleen
So how are your fat grafts? Any changes?
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Colleen, your eyes were beautiful:)
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Im so depressed about this fat graft,i dont want...

im so depressed about this fat graft,i dont want to see anyone anymore...im letting go of everyone in my life...im letting go of my lover..i am never going to see him again
he doesnt deserve to be with a freak
sherri
you are a funny girl
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Colleen, My paternal grandmother had a cute saying: If you miss this bus, another one will be around in 15 minutes. A cute sense of humor and a very wise lady. Give yourself time to heal.
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The doctor called back today and said he didnt need to see me that it is normal.. He said within a couple months everything will be smooth and pretty.. He said it heals kind of like in pieces or something I didnt hear everything I was just so happy he agreed with everyone here... I dont take vitamins but maybe I will buy the hair skin and nail ones for awhile... Whew this is work...lol
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Okay

okay

Okay today is 1 month post surgery how am i...

okay
today is 1 month post surgery
how am i feeling?still swollen and bruised
still have black and blue under my eyes
still have the travelling fat grafts under my eyes,specifically,my right eye...
also the fat grafts above the inner corners of both my eyes is still lumpy and extends above my brows forming the ridge
what can i do....doc says he would rather not touch it right now,will cause scarring etcetera.he wrote me a letter yesterday,saying he could take them out through my orbital socket by reopening the incision in my eye....crazy....it has been only 30 days...he doesnt want to do that...if it still causes me problems and doesnt go down he will do that or maybe endoscopically through the forehead...i dont know
i dont think anyone ever really knows what they are in for as far as what an emotional ,tumultuous,physically and emotionally challenging and LONGGGGGGGGGGGGG ride you are in for....
here are a few 1 month pics
You looked great before, and you look great now. In my opinion, you could have waited another 5 years before taking the surgical route... In the mean-time, a little filler in the lower lid/upper eye area would have given you a satisfying result.. If I was a cosmetic surgeon, I would have suggested you hold off a while..
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Craig
you must be someone I know dearly
otherwise I would not have been the only post you have made
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You look stunning ,even though you do have a few issues which are a problem,but i am sure things will work out very very well.!
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Today is 8/02/2012 i have recieved a lot of...

today is 8/02/2012
i have recieved a lot of emails where everyone is wondering how i am doing
i am okay thanks to a dear friend who has kept me busy enough to not obsess on my journey as much
i mean,of course i am still obsessing but only half of the time now.
i recieved an email from my doctor today saying that he can do the surgery on the 17th of this month
he is saying that he will need to reopen the initial incisions
and he is not sure he can completely remove them
so what is going to happen now?
what should i do?
i cannot live like this and yet i am afraid of what could happen now
i am frozen by this bizarre dent right in the middle of what used to be my frown lines
the rest of my face looks swollen
my cheekbones look amazing
i want a life,i want to be in love,i want to work
i am scared and i need advice
so now it starts all over again
i just hope this can be fixed and does not make things worse
i still love my doc
he is a good guy
he never meant any harm at all
this is an unfortunate event
that unfortunately is turning into a catastrophe
I don't think it's a scam, I had a breast lift here in the states and had to have revision surgery, it just happens sometimes. All said and done I couldn't be happier with them now, not so much when I was going through it but glad I did it.
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seems like a big scam if you have to consider more surgery
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Colleen, You say you have a dent, would it be possible to put filler in the dent just to smooth it out instead of having another surgery?
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Okay today is 8/7/2012 it has been 1 month and...

okay
today is 8/7/2012
it has been 1 month and 10 days after my surgery in guadalajara
i still have lots of swelling and 2 black eyes
where i had puffiness under my eyes,i now have wrinkles when i laugh
the dent in my forehead is 2 and a half inches long
(i think that is what my boyfriend said)
he measured it with calipers lol and a half an inch wide
i was scheduled to see a plastic surgeon here in nor cal but got cancelled today
so i am pretty much stuck in pergatory now,cant go anywhere and dont want to stay home
i thought by now i would be travelling a little and then looking for work,but now i am stuck.i have to hold on to what money i have
because i do not know how much revisions are going to cost me...just the forehead fat grafts thing,i can live with everything else..
so now doctor guerrerosantos is telling me it is going to cost me 2000 for the revisional surgery and that he is not sure he can take the fat grafts out on top of travel expenses and food and lodging....so will cost an extra grand on top of that AND will need to recover AND unemployment does not pay me enough to cover my rent and expenses,so basically i feel totally lost and all alone..
i feel like a burden and i dont want to be around anybody anymore,if i cannot find someone here to fix it that i can afford,then i will be forced to go back to dr G and just hope for the best...it is what i can afford now...IF and WHEN i come back,i will post our communications if things do not turn out favorably...i dont know what to say today or what to do....i want to run away,but cant....i will take pics on the 15th and let you know what the doctor that i am going to see on the 10th says
xoxo
colleen
I hope all goes well.. I go back to dr thursday it will be 7 weeks for me. I still have the lump under my neck Not as big but still there,. Not as much numbness now.. I cant wait for him to tell me that I dont need the chin strap anymore> I have been sleeping in it everynight.The right side ot my face is still slightly swollen. but no a whole lot,Hope everyone is doing well
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Colleen,
Have you had consultations and if so what have the docs said? Please try and keep your spirits up. I know it's tough because I am dealing with having to replace my recently done veneers and it's easy to feel depressed.
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nope
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Today is 8/13/2012 i am still trying to tell...

today is 8/13/2012
i am still trying to tell myself that not enough time has passed
that i am still healing,that the wonky eyes and chipmunk cheeks
and divot between my eyes and hollow black marks underneath them are just part of the healing process
i am hoping and praying that that is the case...i miss my sleepy asian eyelids that were not supposed to be altered,maybe it is still swelling,i am hoping it is so....i think anyone who goes through this feels this way for the first few months no matter what or so i have heard.i still think doctor guerrerosantos is a nice guy,that he is a good surgeon.that he does do good work but everyones outcomes are different...i have had an appointment with a local plastic surgeon here to help with the divot meanwhile between my brows,everything else i can live with for now but that i cannot,and i cannot afford to fly back to guadalajara ,even though emma wrote me and said i could stay with her while i was there ...for free.....she really is one of the sweetest kindest most wonderful human beings i have ever met
anyways,so i go see this sweet man
doctor david morwood....
he is sweet and intelligent and funny and kind
he does a test run on my face and puts a little saline in the divot and viloa,it fills in to where it is almost un noticeable...
so he is going to treat the area with juvaderm and some botox and hopefully it will be bearable untill the dermal fat grafts settle down some.
totmorrow the botox,then after dr norwood consults with dr g,the juvaderm....
i hope i look a little better.im tired ,i cant type anymore,and i dont feel like taking pics,so i will take the tomorrow
good night all
colleen
sorry I haven't posted any pics,I have been very very busy and am waiting for the plastic surgeon here to put a little filler in the dent in my glabella area.
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I think you look great already.
I just turned 51 and looking for ways to look younger. I will follow this site.
Thank you for being so brave and taking pictures for us to see.
You are one tough lady!
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Hi Colleen. Checking in with you. Do you have more recent pictures to post?
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Okay today is August 23rd I just got back for my...

Okay today is August 23rd I just got back for my second consultation from yet another plastic surgeon his name is doctor Douglas Sunday s you and D E he is a wonderful plastic surgeon and he examined my face and said he had never seen anyone do dermal fat grafts in the area that my plastic surgeon did them I still have the big dent in between my eyes and on my forehead what can I do the doctor said he preferred not to use any filler because where I need it is risky and could potentially cause blindness so he would prefer that I wait 6 months I'm not happy I'm starting to really regret everything my eyes look different I am regretting everything I'm still holding out hope though did everything will get better with time like a friend of mine said I should have never mmessed with perfection but as this doctor said today hopefully things will get better what am I to do I am lucky that I have a man that has dude beside me through all of this even though I am not perfect anymore he has accepted me even if I cannot accept myself probably through this whole experience

Okay today is August 23rd I just got back for my...

Okay today is August 23rd I just got back for my second consultation from yet another plastic surgeon his name is doctor Douglas Sunday s you and D E he is a wonderful plastic surgeon and he examined my face and said he had never seen anyone do dermal fat grafts in the area that my plastic surgeon did them I still have the big dent in between my eyes and on my forehead what can I do the doctor said he preferred not to use any filler because where I need it is risky and could potentially cause blindness so he would prefer that I wait 6 months I'm not happy I'm starting to really regret everything my eyes look different I am regretting everything I'm still holding out hope though did everything will get better with time like a friend of mine said I should have never mmessed with perfection but as this doctor said today hopefully things will get better what am I to do I am lucky that I have a man that has dude beside me through all of this even though I am not perfect anymore he has accepted me even if I cannot accept myself probably through this whole experience

Anyways still trying to give it some time...will...

anyways still trying to give it some time...will post pics on the 27th...it will be my 2 month mark
Sorry to hear of the results. I hope within time it all settles out. That is pretty scarey with a filler causing blindness. Never heard of that before? Wow. I had a tiny incision to partially cut the muscle between my eyes. No complications. It just causes less frowning. Sort of like botox which I had once and it didn't take. I had to go back for a second time and then it took but was gone in 2 months. The botox .
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Today is the 27th of august i had my 5 and a...

today is the 27th of august
i had my 5 and a half hour long surgery in guadalajara exactly 2 months ago
what can i tell you
it has been a total roller coaster ride and im still not done yet
my neck is all swollen,and i am not sure if it will go away
that whole fat graft thing is just plain F@#$cked up
hopefully it will desolve or at 6 months someone else can try to remove it
im trying to be positive but am certaintly bummed but relieved it was not worse
is 2 months enough time to see the end results?
i dont know
i hope not
I'll try to start one of my own today, I've just been dragging my feet because I just wanted to be fair to everyone involved and just respond out of emotion. But I think I'm to the point where I can do that.
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Great idea kim.
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Hi Kim, I'm really glad that you feel up to telling us about your surgery. Thank you for deciding it share it with everyone.
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Today is 9/29/2012 exactly 3 months and 2 days...

today is 9/29/2012
exactly 3 months and 2 days after
my surgery in guadalajara with doctor fernando guerrerosantos
i wish i could say that i am totally healed and everything is wine and roses,but i am still healing and have
some not so pleasant experiences....
i still have the divot in the middle of my forehead
from those dermal fat grafts,and hollowness below my eyes where my cheekbones are still,oh so prominent
andwrinkles now appear when i laugh...
although,it seems to be residing a little.
and have swelling under the right side of my jaw,with what seems to be a torn ligament or something,like a muscle tear on that side that is apparent when i lift my face up....
i am hoping that too will go away.
i had written a letter to the doc stating that i was going to come back to guadalajara to see him so that he
could do the fat injection into the divot in my forehead....i am once again going to stay with emma....she is an angel and a true friend....
i will be happy to see everyone.
dr G. said he will charge me 300 for the procedure,simple he says,will fix everything.....
i hope so...
300 for the procedure
400 for a plane ticket
200 for transportation and accomodations
another 1000 dollars.....
planned for after the 6th....
Dr G. is on vacation...
i have moved and so have been very busy...
moved in with my boyfriend.....
he is a saint....
i have been a crazy mad woman
with a wonky but still healing face and he had still hung in there...
although i am sure that if he could have commited me,he probably would have on 7 different occasions.
yes i did say it.7 times......i wish i would have known beforehand what an emotional basket case
i would have been....i would have commited myself for the first 4 months at least the first 3 months after all of this craziness....
i was watching hutch last night,when he had that allergic reaction ,how he was freaking out and drinking all of that benadryl.....
and plastic surgery makes you feel that way for 4 months straight,and no amount of benadryl could calm a person down...
the only time i was myself was when i was either asleep,or half asleep,or just woke up....otherwise i was aware and a mess......
pity the poor person who had to be the significant other...untill sybill heals...
i moved,i cant find my camera chord,but i will look for it and take my 3 month pictures tomorrow...
im looking better....i will be overjoyed when i do not have the dent in the forehead anymore.....
please doctor guerrerosantos....do not let me down again
colleen..

Yes committed, That's where i should be right now. LOL I so know how you feel. The mood swings are terrible. Everyone keeps saying it will get better but man, What a ride. I'm really glad your Doctor is willing to follow up with you. I think that helps a lot (not that I would know anything about that) I think you will feel so much better about everything once your dent is fixed. I must add once again that I think you have one of the most AMAZING jaw lines I have seen. Good luck on you up coming trip, please keep us posted. I really enjoy your updates and since of humor.
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Hello everyone Today is November 4th 4 plus...

Hello everyone
Today is November 4th
4 plus months after surgery
Tonight is the first time i have been able to read
through each and every one of your posts.
I am curious to see how everyone is doing now?
I had the dent in my forehead filled by another plastic surgeon here in monterey 2 weeks ago.
It cost me 500.00 and took about 5 minutes.Although not completely gone,it is no longer visible.
I still have some roping and swelling under my chin and both sides of my neck.
My cheeks are still really swollen and underneath my eyes,look odd and lumpy...
i went to another surgeon here and was told that i would need to undergo a lower blepharoplasty
with orbicularis muscle suspension..but i wouls still need to wait a few more months for healing.6 months is the soonest for revisional surgery.and maybe by then i will not need it.i am feeling for the first time that maybe things will be allright....
i have been going back to the gym and am getting back to normal....i will post pics tomorrow...all of the before and afters and the update photos too.
for some reason,they had all but gotten deleted from on here,but i had them saved on disk...
I want to make sure that we all tell our stories,good and bad to help the next person make a conscience and well thought out
decision .This will help others get through this....
Note to 60 and Loving and "Crying": Please let Colleen have her blog. The both of your are very offensive how you insult other people and take jabs at people who have gone through what you went through.This is out of line!
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Thank you for warning us of the dangers of "cheap" cosmetic surgery in Mexico.
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Hello Colleen.....now you are looking considerably better,would you do it all again,and with the same doctor.? I have to say i am envious of your jawline,for you are looking just amazing.x
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Went to another plastic surgeon today for a...

went to another plastic surgeon today for a consultation.
he is an occuplastic surgeon who specializes only in eyes.
he measured my eyelids and told me that dr guerrerosantos made the incision 14 milimeters high.
he butchered my ethnicity...
he ruined my natural beauty
it will take thousands of dollars to repair my eyelids if repairable at all....it will be very difficult..
it was not intentional,but i made it very clear that my eyes where the most important thing on my face and he ruined them...
i hope he does the right thing and sends me all of my surgical records so that i can get the ball rolling
Sorry to hear about your experience. Plastic surgery of any kind often entails revisions and touch ups, even among the finest plastic surgeons in the US or the world for that matter. Unfortunately, when you have surgery in a foreign country, what do you do when you need even the most minor revision? Either you return to the foreign country or you have to pay somebody in the US to do the revisions, which will not be free. If you have surgery in the US, you can go back to that surgeon for the touch ups and they will likely be free. Revisions are just a part of plastic surgery, which is why traveling abroad does not make sense in my opinion. Good luck.
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I have to agree with Dr Edelson, I sure learned the hard way
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Another recommendation I have, stop beating yourself up over this. Wishing you only good things for the new year! Dr, E
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Today is exactly 7 months after my facelift and...

Today is exactly 7 months after my facelift and upper and lower blepharoplasty by Doctor Fernando Guerrerosantos
in Guadalajara Mexico.
All of the swelling is gone and although i will need a little touch up under the eyes for some hollowing and uneven fat distribution
I must say that even though i was unhappy at first because my eye shape was changed a bit,altogether he did a wonderful job.
Cosmetic surgery is not something that gets all better within a few days,or even a few months.
My patient care co ordinator Beverly Mc Carter,told me it would take seven months to heal and she was right exactly.
i will go back to Doctor Fernando Guerrero Santos for any other cosmetic surgery i will ever need..
And i would recomend him to anyone
But perhaps some revisions may be needed
..Colleen Lawson Petro
why do i love your eyes? they were beautiful before and they're beautiful now. they still look exotic. i hope you are feeling better about your surgery.
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i am actually broken hearted about my eyes.they cannot be repaired.i think he is a good doctor but had no clue as to asian eyelid anatomy and the fold looks bizzare and unnatural.my eyes were so unusual and beautiful.im pissed but i know he meant well and had no clue...if you are any other nationality it would have come out fabulous...but unintentionally he destroyed the one thing i treasured the most...would i refer him,yes i would still
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Hi Colleen I enjoyed reading all of your detailed posts prior to scheduling a mid face and neck lift with Dr GuerroSantos Jan 15, 2013. I had wonderful results that I posted here and it was your post and a few others that made me feel comfortable with choosing him. I plan to return to him maybe in Nov to remove excessive skin under my arms. I am so happy to hear now your satisfaction and yes of course it takes time especially in your case. With me very little swelling, bruising only the first 10 days then only numbness and stiffness. I am sure this will take like you said 7 month to resolve but it is something I can live with. The hospital he used was first class and everyone including Jose were wonderful. I rented a private apt. in Tlahqueparque for $275/2 weeks and Jose drove me most of the time but I also took the local buses to have fun and tour.
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doctor fernando guerrerosantos guadalajara mexico

Hi Colleen...I was thinking of you when I came across Dr.Yael Halaas in NY. Check her out online under procedures and click on "Asian Eyelid Surgery". she also has a live chat that you can ask questions.
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Wait im confused.... You had ur surgery with dr santos? And were unhappy? But now ur happy?
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i think dr Guerrerosantos did a great job
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Dr Fernando GuerreroSantos

No matter what i feel that Dr GuerreroSantos is a great surgeon and a great guy.
He has been there for me still to this day if i have a question about anything or if i need help with anything he responds and has been a great friend.
I wish i would have gone back to him for my revision.
I would not hesitate to go to him for any reason
well Dr Edelson,thank you for the advice. I did end up seeing someone in the U.S. who specialized in eyes he said. Here in the Monterey bay area. He did what should have been a simple procedure and destroyed my beautiful eyes then refused to take any responsibility and even admit what he had done to them in the first place. And i would have been so much better off had i gone back to Mexico to Dr Fernando Guerrerosantos. So no,i cant go back for touch ups and even the most experienced plastic surgeons are stymied as to what this doctor in the U.S. did to my lower lids also. They had never and i mean in thousands of revisions NEVER seen something like this. And i cant even get an answer from this U.S. doctor. His answer was,i dont keep records i just fly by the seat of my pants.
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Mexico Plastic Surgeon

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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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