Dr Carlo Rob Bernadino

I have consulted with doctor bernadino 3 times in...

i have consulted with doctor bernadino 3 times in reference to revisional surgery to correct
a blepharoplasty performed by a cosmetic surgeon in guadalajara.
Although Dr Bernadino suggested it would be difficult to repair my upper eyelids to the heighth of normal asian anatomy at this time,that it would be best to repair the obviously
deformed lower lids.

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Every day when i look at my eyes,i wish Doctor...

Every day when i look at my eyes,i wish Doctor Bernadino could fix the upper lids to the height of normal asian anatomy....
I still have the huge dent in the middle of my eyebrows where the dermal fat graft is and last week,i went back to Doctor Moorwood who had filled the dent in 4 months ago successfully with restalyne to use up what was left as the dent was becoming evident once again and he used it up around and under the fat grafts making the dent more evident and then told me there was nothing he could do but he suggested botox....then told me to seek a second opinion....everyone means well.....I cant wait untill Doctor Bernadino fixes me,so i can get on with my life...
pre-op is 02/11/2013
surgery is 02/19/2013
post op is 02/26/13
I am nervous and excited...
So much has happened in 7 months

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The pictures i am adding the night before my...

the pictures i am adding the night before my revisional lower lid blepharoplasty are as follows.
before my original upper and lower bleph done in guadalajara.after 6 months
and later after this revision

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The surgery itself took 1 hour and fourty five...

the surgery itself took 1 hour and fourty five minutes.
I was awake during the entire procedure.
Dr Bernadino explained everything that was going on and i experienced little discomfort .
I will update as the days progress.

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2 day is February 22nd 2013. I had my revision a...

2 day is February 22nd 2013. I had my revision a look under eye surgery on the 19th of Februaryby DrCarlo Robert Bernadino.
it took about an hour and 45 minutes, and I was awake during the entire procedure. Doctor Bernardino explain to me step by step what he was doing and what the procedure in tailed. He is a very gifted and precise surgeon.
I am going to post 2 days picture and keep you updated as time progresses. I think 1 day he maybe able to fix my upper lids also. Talk to you soon

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Today is 02/24/2013 the 5th day after my...

today is 02/24/2013 the 5th day after my revisional blepharoplast with a canthopexy.
I am not feeling any pain past the 2nd day and cant wait for the stitches to come out.i look pretty scary still,not black and blue so much now as green and yellow.and still very swollen.Doctor Bernadino called me to make sure everything was okay and to let me know if i had any questions to feel free to call.
really a nice person
ill update as time goes on

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I had the stitches taken out yesterday i still...

i had the stitches taken out yesterday
i still have a lot of swelling and on the sides of my eyes i have a wierd bump and a vertical line that makes my eyes look very odd.
doctor bernadino told me yesterday that everything will even out and i am hoping that is the case.
i will wait a few days before i take pictures so some of the swelling can come down

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Today is 3/3/2013 i am having a lot of problems...

today is 3/3/2013
i am having a lot of problems with my right eye.it has only been 12 days out of lower eyelid revisional surgery with (i think) a canthopexy.
my right eye looks very strange and where he reattached the muscle it is very visible and stretches above my lower lid to the upper lid with a bump on both sides and scars.
i know the scars will fade with time.
meanwhile i wrote to Doctor Bernadino as to what to do to maybe make it better...or somehow stretch it out before it is too late

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I had an appointment today with doctor Bernadino...

i had an appointment today with doctor Bernadino concerning the strange shape of my right eye and the bumps on either side of both of my eyes where the stitches were.
it has only been 3 weeks since the revisional surgery and he said that it should resolve itself within the next month.
I am still swelling and he also advised me to do tissue massage to help with the scar tissue .

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Today is exactly 30 days after my revisional under...

today is exactly 30 days after my revisional under eye blepharoplasty and canthoplasty or canthoplexy(im still not sure which)with Doctor Carlo Bernadino.
I am still experiencing a lot of swelling but not as bad and my eyes still look a little strange ,bumps on both sides and the long scar on the right with the over corrected looking muscle ....im thinking with time it will get better and better and the scar will disappear and i will look wonderful.only time will tell...well here are my 1 mon th photos.it is hard to see what i am talking about with the flash and with makeup,but ill try....i no longer have the lumps under my eye though from my first surgery

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Colleen, Congrats on your surgery. Your end results look great. Glad that you are happy with your results as well. Did you take or do anything special in prep for or after revision to help with healing? Thanks for sharing
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i am not happy with the way my eyes are right now,i have lumps and irregular scars at the ends of both of my eyes and an overcorrected undereye lift on the right side.my doctor told me to massage the area and it would go away,but absolutely no change at all.i am just hoping that it will go away today is one month and 3 days after the procedure
Colleen, Sorry to hear that you are not happy with your results. You look great in the 1 mo. later photo, though I know make-up can conceal. Hopefully time and massaging will resolve the issues you are concerned with. Try not to let anxiety overwhelm you. I appreciate that you are willing to share your experience as it can be helpful to all who may be considering the same surgery. Thank you. I would go to an oculopastic surgeon if only for a second opinion, before having anything else done, if that is a consideration. Best wishes.

I have an appointment with doctor bernidino today....

I have an appointment with doctor bernidino today. A follow up appointment. I still have the lumps on both sides of my eyes bumps underneath my eyes and a weird stretched out muscle on the right I especially. I am hoping that when I get there he will not just say do tissue massage and it will get better. I have to meet with my husband's family for Easter and I am embarrassed that it looks so strange once again. We will see what he says. My eyes look smaller it seems, and I still don't know exactly what it is he did. I will update this review when I get back after 4 o'clock this afternoon. Here is a picture of my 1 eye and the bump that it has and it did it is exactly the same on the other I also.

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thank you very much for your letter. I appreciate any feedback I can get. Doctor Bernard do you know it is an Occuplastic surgeonso I am hoping you will be able to resolve this issue.maybe there's something else going on with me medically that is causing all of these issues I do not know.but I am tired of looking odd.

So far not good.even worse and my eyes are uneven...

So far not good.even worse and my eyes are uneven and have strange lumps and creases.. my doctor says it will heal...we will see.it has been 2 months

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Still have a lot of swelling on right eye i am...

still have a lot of swelling on right eye
i am hoping it will go away
i am hoping for the best
it looks awful

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hang in there..I was six months out before I liked the results!
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thank you embeau for your support I appreciate it
Bleph results take 3- 6 months for final results to emerge. Perhaps you are being slightly over critical of yourself and of the changes that are in play at the moment. Hang in there!
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trying to be patient and not so depressed

i hate what i have done to myself

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Vantage Eye Center is a joke

i told Doctor Bernadino i would give him 6 months after the revision to see the results
and pray that the weird job he did would go away,so far it has not and my eyes look small and strange with an odd pinched look in the corners,and bags just in the corners of my eyes where the stitch was on both sides,when i went back to see him on my 3rd month,he yelled at me,told me it was my fault because i lead an active lifestyle and pretty much in a nutshell let me know that he was not responsible in any way and i was NOT to seek another revision....i was totally disgusted and upset but i am STILL trying to give the man the benefit of the doubt,i am trying to walk in HIS shoes.he is under a lot of stress,everyone makes mistakes,not everything turns out perfectly for everyone,i understand,i am human too.He works for a corporate company that probably regulates everything he does and perhaps he does not have the opportunity to rectify any procedures gone bad because of the center(Vantage Eye Center.this i dont know either.so i go see him,he does all of this,treats me like crap,then sends me a bill and charges my insurance company for(an encounter).
i am livid.this is the second one since after my surgery and i payed 4 grand out of pocket for this supposedly simple procedure.i call the billing department and she tells me that the post op visits arent covered by insurance..PAST 3 MONTHS????
WTF?this is a plastic surgeon no?i did not use insurance.
i trusted this guy and although i know he is busy and under the gun working for some big eye center it is NOT my fault and i should not have to pay the price for them being @#%$%$ up.now my 6 month post op is coming up,i dont know what to do.the center is a joke.the doctor is blameshifting and had the balls to yell at me and tell me it was MY fault????AND i am going to get charged an additional couple hundred dollars for a 2 minute post op visit???alls he would have had to do was explain his situation,an email,i would have understood.i am pretty smart and i am very compassionate.accidents happen.its not the end of the world,but
i dont know.pretty bad customer service and the center sucks...point blank...the Doctor?well i dont know...i really dont know what the dude is all about...will post 6 months pics soon

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Dear Colleen, I’ve been following your progress with your revision because I too need revision. I've been hoping and praying that you would end up with a positive result. You are a wonderful, compassionate, and helpful person. I've really appreciated your willingness to share your story. I'm shocked and sickened at the way you’ve been treated by your surgeon and the corporation he works for. Had your revision turned out well, I would have been willing to travel to Monterey County to consult with Dr. Bernardino for my own revision. However, because of the poor treatment you've received, I will not do business with this doctor or with Vantage Eye Center. Thank you so much for warning us. My heart goes out to you.
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Dear Jessie i know how you feel because it is really with a lot of hope that we all follow each others stories,especially if it is because we have had a debilitating experience. I am so sorry to hear of your experience and my heart goes out to you. Yes,i am feeling pretty disgusted with the entire series of events that has led me to where i am at right now, It is very unfortunate. i am having so many issues with this revision and cannot even turn to the surgeon responsible for advice or a post op or anything.....I dont understand how someone can be that way...i could not nor would i not take responsibility and step up to the plate. My original surgeon did. He never stopped corresponding with me,always was there when i needed him and was willing to do whatever he could to rectify the situation. He was and is a good man. He took responsibility and stepped up to the plate. I just could not make it back to guadalajara ... So here i am ...5 months down...complications...especially the last few days.and no one to turn to..... if you feel you need to talk... you can email me at ****.net or even call me at **** any help i can offer or even just a shoulder to cry on. for both of us

update

i am nearing my six month mark.
Dr Bernadino wrote me an apology letter stating that after his last meeting with
his employer Vantage Eye Center,that the policy of charging for post ops past 3 months be extended for a year post op.
He also assured me that if there were any problems with the initial surgery that a revision would be done free of charge.
I am going to see him next week.
and will update then

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waiting for what??????

tried to make an appointment but could not get one untill the 28th of this month...
this doctor is very very busy...my 6 month review was on the 19th but i did not want to write my review before i had an appointment.
as it stands today,my review is not good.
the marks will be very low...
i will give them the benefit of the doubt and see what will be done and be a little more patient.

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i had to wait forever for an appointment for after care follow up and had to reschedule because i had to work on that day. so now the next available appointment is not untill the 10th of next month at 8:40 am Dr Bernadino is way overbooked,his patients get lost in the shuffle.... Afetr care is non existent and when you do have an appointment you are lucky if you get 5 minutes discussing progress. I guess because most of the patients are insurance referalls ,i dont know. or maybe i have just had a bad experience or MAYBE it is just the company he works for that sucks but i wish i had gone to someone with a private practice who would have treated me like a human being
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08/23/2013 with a lot of makeup on

will post side pictures showing fat pockets and pinching

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in the light

under the light

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6 month review

im not happy with the results and am definately not happy with Vantage Eye Center but i think Dr Bernadino is a nice guy and hopefully will do what he can.

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6 month review

eyes have become very small and have skin bunching up on both sides of eyes
I went to see Dr Bernadino the day before yesterday for the 6 month post op..
He agreed that the size of my eyes was much smaller and told me that the skin that was nunching up causing the lumps could be corrected with another surgery scheduled on 9-23-2013....but he stated he did not want to chance trying to correct the size of my eyes or shoulkd i say the malposition of the lower lids because it may do more harm than good....i just wanted the rippling under my eyes from extra skin to go away originally.other than that i had beautiful eyes,a beautiful face....now i am afraid that this next surgery will make my eyes even smaller.....i am hoping not,but i am scared to death....here are before my first surgery with bernadino and now

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forgot to add

Doctor Bernadino also suggested massage several times a day to somewhat help the scar tissue to stretch and that will help the smallness of my eyes.
it seems to be working already as a matter of fact.

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Thank u Colleen, for taking the time to write ur experiences in detailed with picture it really help us to make a choice in which Dr. To choose n what to expect after surgery, it feels, after reading all u went thru like we already know u a familiar person(^_^) Colleen have patience, massage ur eyes so the scars can loosen up n so r u. Ur eyes will look beautiful, not exactly the way they used to b but beautiful learn to love them the way they r right now n massage them n u will see they will get better("_")! N thank u again for all the info u provide us!!
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thank you mele i am hoping that the revision he is going to do will help somewhat i am massaging my eyes every day and hoping that the scar tissue will loosen up.my doctor was very kind to offer to fix the folds on the sides of the eyes. i am grateful for everything and everyone
I pray that the revision will be of benefit to you. You are still a very beautiful looking woman.... lovely cheekbones. Blessings.
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Going to surgery in 1 hour to have Dr Carlo Bernadino do revision

My revisional surgery is at 12 pm.it is for a revision to the revision for under eye bleph.
I am a nervous wreck and dying for a cup of coffee,even called the surgical center to see if it would be ok since the last surgery i was not sedated and had only local anesthesia and was awake the entire time.
they said no....
i appreciate the doctor offering to do the revision free of charge but i am really worried that my eyes will be even smaller than they are already from the first revision.
He assured me in an email that the chances were slim to none....are my beautiful unique eyes forever gone now?
i like Dr Bernadino,i do...Im just nervous and afraid.....I will be out of surgery around 2pm and will update tonight and the rest of the recovery with photos...so bummed i am going to be going through recovery again.....i am hopeful and will try to be patient..
Please Dr B....dont let me down...restore my beautiful eyes

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billing

so 5 MINUTES AFTER i gave a stellar review for Dr B
i recieve yet ANOTHER bill from VANTAGE EYE CENTER for a physicians visit
after i was told that post ops will now bw covered....for a year
they have billed my insurance already this going on the THIRD time....I like Dr B.but VANTAGE EYE CENTER is #$@^%$#

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Thank u Colleen for keep us updated! I'm happy to hear that u r pleased for the results. I can't wait to see ur results n pictures(-_-)! Of it ok?
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my eyes are still much smaller than they were before the original revision,my big doe eyed look is something that is gone forever i guess now.... as far as i can see past the swelling though,the big lumps on the sides of my eyes are not apparent anymore.i did wake up in the middle of the procedure and although felt no pain whatsoever did feel the doc working on my upper lids,no marks ,so perhaps some muscle work. he is a man of few words and no documentation given to me to state any procedures performed.. just instructions to ice,put opthalmic erythromycin 3 times a day and no cycling for a week.this monday the stitches will be taken out..my right eye now appears smaller than the left but at least no more dents and bags..on the sides of my eyes....

third day after revision 09/23/2012

pictures of third day after revision...notice the stitches on sides.
lots of bruising that will go away
great job,healing nicely

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Hi! Colleen it looks pretty good! Congratulations!! Just wait for stitches to come out n I sure u will look wonderful you'll see. A new beautiful u that need to start loving n learning new techniques on makeup for ur new beautiful eyes(^_^) if u look very pretty without makeup, I'm pretty sure u will look stunning with makeup on! Thank u for keep sharing ur stories with us!!

2 weeks after revision for revision

i went to see the doc yesterday for my 2 week post op
he had taken the stitches out on the prior monday
and on my way back to work i was vigorously rubbing my right eye and reopened
my incision
the doctor was kind enough to meet me at the other office,and although had a full caseload with many many patients,managed to fit me in and restitch my eye up using dis-solvable sutures.thus no 1 week pics....
i will probably have a visible scar,but not his fault..
he told me to massage daily to help break up the scar tissue....
my eyes seem a little larger,but will never be the same as they were before the revision.....
i miss being beautiful.
although my eyes do not look bad by themselves,because they are much smaller,the rest of my features look strange...my nose now seems abnormally wide,my face too long,i look so much different....
maybe it is standard procedure for a surgeon to sew up lower eyelids to smooth out the skin underneath the eyes and to prevent ectropion...i dont know,i am not a surgeon only a patient.....but for now and maybe for the rest of my life i will have to accept that i am no longer a beautiful woman.....

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photos later

i have to go to a meeting but will post photos upon my return

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Hi Collen I haven't heard or seen from u in a while, n I was wondering if everything it's going well for u? Can u share more for us we miss u n wish u the bes(-_-)!!!
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2 weeks out photo

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Wow! No more bags! No scars, ectropion or bulges under ur eyes! Look great! Dr Bernadino did a awesome job(^_^)!! Just massage area like he told u to break up scar tissue. Now, under ur eyes r smooothhh not like before! Thank u for sharing!! Awesome results!!
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Thank you Mely Dr B can probably help you with your mild ectropion....i think you are beautiful though and your eyes look so big and bright...my eyes are so small now,it looks strange...unless i wear reading glasses,then they are the perfect size.....maybe it is common procedure to prevent ectropion to sew up and shorten the lids....the first time they looked great at first untill they started to heal,the scar tissue contracted and they got smaller and smaller...at 6 months they were very small...i am trying to be aware of this and massage and stretch them a little but he says there is nothing he can do....i dont want to say anything bad about him,he is a great guy and a good surgeon....they were not small the first time right after the revisional surgery,they did have the puckering on the sides of both eyes but er thought it was from the stitches,it wasnt untill a few months went by and the swelling went down and the tissue started to heal and contract that they became smaller and smaller....so i do not know what will happen this time...he only made another incision on the outer corners of my eyes this time as opposed to around my eyes and pulling the lower lid up which caused my little eyes....they look perfect behind reading glasses ,maybe one day i can save enough money and get them made larger,like they were....i dont know if it is possible,,,,but i do miss my most mesmerizing feature......so yes.no more bags,no more wrinkling,no ectropion..he can fix all of those.he is a good doctor and a good man.....
oh,and i wanted to add that when he gives advice on REALSELF...he DOES know what he is talking about... i would listen carefully to what he has to say... every individual heals differently is all....

photos from the doctors office before and after

i do not know what he did to cause my eyes to become so small and strange..
he does not tell me and let me know that he is done with me...
first he told me he did not do a canthopexy but in the records he said he did...i am asking him to own up and repair what he has done...these are photos from my records i picked up from his office.the first 2 are before he did the lower blepharoplasty for bags and the second 2are after,then another before and after..
it is not just a very small cosmetic difference,yes the bags under are gone but at what a cost.
how could a human being do such a thing and not feel responsible?
what recourse do i have?
i am so depressed and angry?
why he did not just let me know he was not ready to do this surgery or suggest i go to someone else..
how could something so simple go so wrong?
i am glad i recorded every appointment i had with him so that i would have all of my facts straight.
i am not out to hurt anyone or destroy them but i did not plan on having someone destroy me and just shrug his shoulders and tell me to go away either...and i paid him to do it..
no,im sorry or anything...unbelieveable

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looking through photos from 9 months ago

i cant believe how pretty i was before i let Bernadino do my lower lid surgery....
i found a thumb drive that had hundreds of before photos on it....so bummed

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so depressed.i hate myself....
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help

also when i wrote him an email about it he asked me to refrain from emailing him again so i have not

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shout out

just wanted to give a shout out to ,everyone following my blog....the inlaws,the steps,the exes and my friends

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Hi Thank you for your updates I hope everything turns out the way you hope or expect, Its the first time for myself having surgery and reading your blog has helped me to put things into respective . take care I care
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I hope that everything goes well with your surgery also. I am sure you will be fine. And thank you for the nice message I appreciate your support.

deposit

i also forgot to add that during the booking process i was hurried through after my second visit to the scheduling nurse who asked for a deposit IF i wanted to book a surgery,that was refundable if i changed my mind....i wrote out a check and was informed by my bank that it had been cashed the next day.
when i called to talk to the eye center about it,i was informed that this was their policy......so even though i had reservations from the beginning ,well,you know the story....

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tarsal strip procedure???

i have been wracking my brain and researching what my doctor could have possibly done to my eyes during surgery and came upon some videos on youtube that ended up looking exactly like what he did to my eyes..it is called a tarsal strip procedure and it is done on elderly patients for droopy lower lids and ectropin
why he would do such a thing for someone young and attractive is beyond me....here is a pic before the stitches came out ,,,,sure looks like that is what he did.....what an injustice...no wonder he said it was not repairable .....and he still has not told me what he did exactly

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12/12/2013

i have been in the process of seeing several other cosmetic and occuplastic surgeons to give me an idea of exactly what it was that my occuplastic surgeon had done,i had scheduled 2 prior after care appointments with him but cancelled because so far it has only been a waste of time as he had never been honest and forthright about what he had done and he never took responsibility.
I understand that accidents happen,he did the best he knew how,he did not expect this to turn out this way.but to destroy someones best asset cosmetically and shirk all responsibility is so very not cool....will update after the next consultation with yet another surgeon.

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Oh! I would love to, that u can go with me.
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Oops, I mean to say Dr. Fernando Guerrero Santos in Guadalajara Mexico thank u Colleen(^_^)!
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mely i posted pics at my review of doctor fernando guerrerosantos. they are before i had the revisional under eye surgery with Dr Bernadino so you can see for yourself. i think Guerrerosantos is a good surgeon and a really nice person. Let me know if you decide to go,i may go with you

had my after care follow up with Dr Bernadino at Vantage eye center 12/19/2013

i had my follow up appointment with Dr Bernadino today at 9:40 am
I brought my husband as support and witness.
Dr Bernadino promised that he would finally explain what it was that he had done to my eyes to make them look so strange and freakish,sunken and hollow, if i came in person and that he did not feel comfortable explaining anything in his last email encounter.
Although at this point i absolutely did not want to see him in person,i wanted some resolution and explanation as to what may have caused such a bad result.
I would have accepted any honest answer so that i could convey it to someone else who could repair somewhat what he had done.
I recorded every visit and consultation i had with him so that i would not be in error as to what had been explained.
unfortunately,Dr Bernadino continued to deny any wrongdoing,would not accept any blame,blamed everything on everone else including my previous surgeon,told me he had done nothing to change my eye shape,completely denied he had shortened my lower lid at all.he also told me that i and my husband were fabricating bad results and he was not responsible.
He also stated that there was no change in the shape of my eyes whatsoever and still adding insult onto injury refused to explain any of the surgical procedure .
He adamantly and steadfastly denied shortening my lower lid in any way.
My husband,who is a man that does not lie or speak up for almost any reason stated that he felt terrible that he himself had vouched for this doctor and he felt responsible because he can see how badly the results turned out and then how badly i was treated AFTER my eyes were destroyed by this surgery.I was so proud of him,my husband.it took everything for him to say that.Dr Bernadino also stated that he knew all 400 something occuplastic surgeons and their children ....hopefully he will not also destroy my chances of having what was done repaired.
This man has costed me soon to be tens of thousands of dollars,my beautiful eyes,my self worth and destroyed my trust

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now signs of ectropin

to add insult onto injury,i am also in addition to my eyes lloking terrible
have started to get ectropin.
thank you so much doctor for everything
posting side before and after bernadino and next week will post pics of ectropin as it progresses

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I'm sorry you went through all of this. Your eyes are still beautiful. how are you doing now?
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you are sweet to say that DanaMar...i am hanging in there. Still totally disgusted with what happened and especially the way this doctor treated me and i am sure i was not the first.ESPECIALLY because i DIDS inform him beforehand that i was going to journal this on realself and that i had recorded all of my visits and follow ups and he was still cruel,rude and unprofessional.and ruined my beauty,shortened and destroyed my lifelong genetic looks and sneared and snickered at me when i asked him for help and the truth... My wish is that he would have surgery with someone just like him as payback....now i know where the word NARCISSIST comes from

what i am left to live with now

this photo was the last visit i had with my occuplastic surgeon in his office.
i took this photo myself...

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1 year ago 02/19/2013

left and right eye.
doctor tells me these are successful surgeries.
thank you doctor.what a nice person you are

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I am praying for you. I hope you can find someone to help you. A good malpractice attorney?
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you are very sweet. i dont want to cause anyone any harm i just want to look like i used to thats all. i want my doctor to tell the truth about what he did to me and make it right. i am just praying for some resolve.
In your Jan '14 pictures the lower lid shape has lost the very elongated u-shape of a natural lower lid. Dr B has taken almost any gently curve out of the lid and made it more of a straight line; that is why the eye looks much smaller, of course. I often wonder how often patients and PS are not properly communicating. I know you didn't want the result you got; I just wonder what outcome he could possibly think you were wanting to have delivered such a radical technique designed to straighten out a drooping lid. I'm beginning to think that patients need to bring pictures not only of what they DO want but also of the outcomes they absolutely want assurance isn't going to happen. I hope you can find some relief; the fix will probably require a skin graft to create more lower eye skin margin. I wish you well....grace60
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my drivers license right before surgery with Dr Bernadino

this is what i looked like right before Dr Carlo Rob Bernadino operated on my lower lids to reposition fat pads...he destroyed my eyes.cut my lids short,denied responsibility.he tells me he performed successful surgeries on me and he did nothing wrong.he has ruined me....i wish i could turn back time and never let him operate on me on february 19th 2013

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before bernadino

right before,my drivers license

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I am so sorry that the result from your eye surgery have turned out badly for you. You are very brave to share you photos. My heart goes out to you. I will keep you in my prayers, hoping that you will be able to find a satisfying outcome. Many Blessings to you.
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i need advice

is there anyone who can help me?

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U r trying to show the inside of ur lower lids so we can see the scars where dr did the surgery right? Because u don't have ectropion scleral show. What u have its smaller eyes due to this last corrective revision surgery, right?
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i have ectropion,but not scleral show because he pulled my lower eyelid up so high it disfigured my once beautiful eyes. so he sewed my eyes up in the inner corner as to keep the scleral not showing but i still have ectropion and dry eyes,getting worse by the day....i too have scars and weird indents around my eyes...Dont worry Mely,together we can get it fixed.
Yes, very soon, we will.(^_^)!!

my eyes are ruined

my beautiful almond expressive one of a kind eyes have been destroyed by this surgery.how can something so simple go so wrong...and on top of ruining the shape of my eyes,this person lazered
every bit of fatty tissue from under my eyes and left me looking old and strange....wow,i was so beautiful and in a single hour this person has ruined me

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Colleen, I agree wholeheartedly with NCnetshopper. I also think of you and pray for you each day. I've suggested to you previously to look into a malpractice attorney, and am raising it again. Please remember that if you pursued that, it's not to harm Dr. Bernardino -- it's simply to right a wrong, and to be made whole. You clearly need to have his work revised -- that will be very expensive. At the very least, he should have to pay for that -- that should not come from your pocketbook. And, understandably and justifiably, you are enduring considerable emotional trauma that is directly attributable to his shoddy work -- for this, you deserve to be compensated. This is not about harming someone, but rather about taking care of you. This is something we, as women, often find difficult to do -- we tend to put ourselves last. It is clear that you are very humble and kind -- please give yourself permission to be kind to yourself, and take care of you. Perhaps as a start, just go in for consultations (no commitments), and hear what different lawyers might advise. Stay blessed! :-)
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Please contact a good attorney. This seems like a clear cut case if malpractice. I think of you every day.
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for those of you that think that this doctors work was not that bad

these photos are from his office from before the lower lid work he took himself
they are of my whole face.
he laughed at me because i said it ruined my face
you be the judge

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im sorry,first one is before and second one is from months after

preop postop

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Wow.that guy butchered your beautiful face.I cant believe he did that to you.you must be so depressed.what does he say about it? He must feel really bad
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do not let this person touch your eyes

do not let this man touch your eyes if you are looking for an aesthetic outcome.
if it is something medical and you dont care what you look like go ahead

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the reason why it looks so bad

i had a teardrop shaped inner canthal and my surgeon raised the canthal and that is what has completely ruined my eyes.i had to go to 3 other doctors just to find out what Dr Bernadino had done.had he been honest and owned up and at least told me the truth even though it looks bad,not knowing and having no answer is what really hurt me and infuriated me....now i am trying to find someone who is capable of fixing it.and he wouldnr even help me

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im not the type of person to sue anyone for any reason,im not a troublemaker and i am a very forgiving person. i dont want to hurt anyone,but in the same sense,i do not want to be harmed either. doctors have a Hippocratic oath(do no harm)intentional i am sure this outcome was not what he had anticipated ,nor did i. but i do know that it will not be possible to have my eyes look exactly like they were,at least have the inner canthal repaired or opened up somehow,probably with a graft and possibly a little skin incision under the medial canthat to allow the inner eye to drop a little so that the eye will appear a little larger and i will not look so strange. that is all that i can hope for at this point. my doc will not be open and honest with me but i am hoping the person that i am going to see will be able to help me by extracting the complete step by step surgery in order to repair this(they are friends) i am hoping that he could at least give me this
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I am glad you finally got to the bottom of what he did. I hope you can find a good surgeon to fix this. I do hope you consult a good malpractice attorney too. Best wishes.
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my eyes hurt so bad

my eyes hurt so bad

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I'm so sorry for what this man did to your eyes. I hope you can be compensated for the revision. Have you been able to find anyone to correct yet?
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My last question on here this site made up their own question and posted it. No way I wrote bumpy empty butt. My butt isn't empty it's under my glut. I can't believe it now I don't even know if we should truse this site. Are they getting kick backs from drs maybe. Idk its weird. I wouldn't have asked if cellulaze would smooth our a lack of tissue either that's just stupid. So whoever asked my question or turned the question around up be ignorant and say empty bumpy butt is not even. Educated enough to try and change questuons around. My question. Is under the detailed area This blows my mind.
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Sweets, what was the full name of Dr. Goldberg .. I'm checking around for other eye specialists to visit. Where is he located?
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it seems impossible to believe i ever looked like this 10 years ago and what a huge difference your eyes can make

look at the eyes i was so proud of.i could stop anyone in their tracks..
who would have thought such unique eyes could be just a distant memory now

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Find a good lawyer and sue the incompetent dr. What was your surgery initially for in Guadalajara? Was it an eyelid lift? Your still beautiful!
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yes the initial surgery in Guadalajara was for an eyelift also,there was a little bumpiness left under the lower lids that i went to this occuplastic surgeon for.if he would have just repositioned the fat like he said he was going instead of playing experiment it would have been perfect
i dont want to sue anyone,i dont want to hurt anyone,i just want to have it repaired is all

i have been to see the most gifted and knowledgeable occuplastic surgeon.he has never seen a case like mine

after going to more than a dozen surgeons and specialists
i have found someone who could perhaps help me.
He is an expert in his field and basically just a really good honest talented man.
I totally trust him 100 percent.
He was completely baffled as to what Dr. Bernadino had done.
He had never in all of his years of occuplastic revisions seen anything like what has happened to me.It will cost me 11 thousand dollars to undergo surgery to see if he can repair the damage.
He was completely honest with me,because he had never seen this before it would be a very complicated procedure and i would have to be awake during the surgery to insure no muscle damage.He was asking me what this man had done and of course since Bernadino would not tell me i had no answer.
This is the only way i will have an answer and hopefully this very difficult surgery will be successful.
This is the last of my savings
I am devastated by what has happened to me and how i was treated.
I do not want to go through the rest of my life looking so strange and in pain.

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I am going through the same thing. My eyes are much smaller than what they were and my PS tells me that they are perfectly fine. WOW. Please let me know how your corrective surgery turned out.
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Devon54.I know it is disheartening.specially when you know how different you look to yourself.I know that surgeons are not perfect. Everyone makes mistakes.but doctors that flat out lie to your face as if it will make everything okay because they do not want to take responsibility are scum to me.I wish they just had the balls enough to say I am sorry, go to so and so , they will fix it.s*** happens. There are more talented doctors out there. Admitted
Good for you!!! Becareful, listen to your gut and ill say prayera for you.
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the newspaper ad this doctor and company post constantly in the local paper...

hmmmm
please look at photos
his experimental procedure on me destroyed my beautiful soulful eyes
and left me odd looking,unattractive and very very sad
he still to this day would not admit sewing my inner lids together

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Please keep us posted on your second surgery. I am in the same boat as you and would travel to your doctor if he is able to fix it.

when i blink

i forgot to add that when i blink,my lower lid pulls up and into the inner corners of my eyes,including my cheeks....how could someone so knowledgeable do something so ignorant

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Have you scheduled the revision with the new surgeon? Sending you happy positive thoughts.
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Colleen, we should meet maybe on a weekend so you can see how my eyes in person. I do not talk about it much with other people because it is something very private. I hide behind huge dark sunglasses.
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