Sunken and Crepiness Under Eyes - Houston, TX

Initially I saw a dermatologist and requested...

Initially I saw a dermatologist and requested laser treatments for under-eye hollowing and crepiness. She informed me lasers would not give me the desired results I was looking for and recommended lower eyelid surgery. I saw Dr. Basu who didn't think I was ready for a full eye bleph and recommended a fat transfer from my stomach to under my eyes. The total recovery time was a full two weeks before all swelling and bruising completely disappeared and I was really freaked out my eyes would stay that way for the first week. Fortunately my recheck was on day 10 and I woke up looking less swollen and bruised and could tell I was going to love the results. I'm completely happy to date, but waiting for the three month mark. Dr. Basu assured me that would be the completely healed point and we will be able to see what "stuck" and if there is any loss of the grafts. I hadn't worn contacts in years because I felt my glasses covered the "aging" part of my face (under eyes). Two weeks ago, I went to see my eye doctor to get back into contacts. She said: Oh my gosh, I love your new hair color! It makes you look 10 years younger! Here's the thing, I have the same hair color as I did the last time she saw me. I wasn't trying to take 10 years off, I was just trying to look "fresher" but judging by the comments and reaction from people who haven't seen me in a while, I'd say it was a success. Will add another photo at the three month mark.

?The pain was easily controlled with...

The pain was easily controlled with two extra strength ibuprofen and I never used any other pain medication. In all honesty though, I rarely if ever take pain meds as they make me sick to my stomach. The doctor was worried that I maybe uncomfortable the first day or so and prescribed three Valium. I took one the first night after the procedure before bed along with two ibuprofen and never needed another.

Houston Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Basu listened to my concerns and I really appreciate the fact that he chose a more conservative route before jumping in with a major surgery. He answered my questions realistically and I didn't feel like he was pushing me to make any decisions I wasn't comfortable with. His staff was friendly and Shannon, the nurse who attended me during the procedure, was the same one to follow up with me during the aftercare visits and was really helpful in answering all my questions and concerns.

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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