Location: Los Angeles, CA
Member since 6/6/2011


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Reviews by catreal09

Zoom Whitening in Mumbia, India

This is the second time I've had Zoom teeth whitening. The first time was about 8 years ago and I was extremely happy with the results. Travelling to India I thought I'd go for a freshen up, although my teeth are only a little bit discoloured. I chose the dentist from looking around on the... READ MORE

Botox in India - Mumbai, India

The lines around my eyes have bothered me for a little while, they show up when I put on a really big smile. I've thought about botox but not very seriously. Then I thought, while in India, why not?? I went to a well known hospital in Mumbai and met with a very attentive doctor from the... READ MORE

Big Risk, Big Reward! Lasik Surgery for Extreme Hyperopia

This is the end of a very long journey for me, one that has led me all the way from Australia to Mumbai, India. I wish I had more time to reflect but I have to be up early for surgery tomorrow and thought writing something is better than nothing. My background is that I have extreme hyperopia,... READ MORE

Horrible Experience with Local Tattooist - Australia, AU

I originally had my tattoo eyeliner done somewhere else, and it was nice but barely noticeable. A while later I saw that a local tattooist was having a special, and unfortunately I got sucked in by the cheap price.... During the consultation I asked her to draw on my eyebrows, and when she... READ MORE

Not what I asked for..

So I had rhinoplasty 2 days ago. I have been thinking about it for a long time and I came to the US with the intention of having a couple of procedures. Right now I am 2 days post op and concerned that my nose looks short and upturned.... Will it really correct itself so much that it looks like... READ MORE

Removal of Cosmetic Eyeliner and Eyebrows. Melbourne, AU

I have had cosmetic eyeliner and eyebrows for about 3 or 4 years and have begun the process of removing it with the picosure laser. It involves numbing the eye, placing in metal eye shields, and zapping the tattooed areas. The aftermath is some bruising which takes about a week to clear and... READ MORE

Questions from catreal09

Considering a Subtle Rhinoplasty. Opinions Please!

Hi all I'm considering a rhinoplasty to give my face more definition and a softer profile. I've had my first consultation and was recommended a subtle rhinoplasty,... READ MORE

Vision Correction Options for High Hyperopia and Some Astigmatism?

I'm a 23 year old female with a glasses prescription of +600 / -025 x 15 and +750 / -175 x 168. My vision is something that has affected me my whole life, socially and... READ MORE

How to fix red marks left from laser mole removal?

I had a few moles burnt off with a laser 3 months ago. This has left some light coloured redish marks / scars which bother me, although they are definitely an improvement on... READ MORE

Should I use picosure for cosmetic tattoos?

I got cosmetic eyeliner and eyebrows a few years ago - big mistake! I have had 1 picosure treatment on both areas, and it is expensive and painful around the eyes where I... READ MORE

What kind of treatment could be done on my overly projected bottom lip and jaw area? (Photos)

Hello, I've been looking at profile shots of myself and I feel as though my bottom lip and jaw area may be too projected. What could be done to provide an improvement? Would... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty for droopy tip. Is there a surgeon out there that can give me the nose I want without making it too short? (Photos)

I want rhinoplasty for my droopy tip but I'm concerned I might end up with a short nose. It's already quite small. I've attached a photo of what I want. Elegant with possibly a... READ MORE

I have scar on the white part of eye (sclera) from strabismus surgery. Can it be fixed?

One year ago I had surgery for strabismus in my right eye using adjustable sutures. I now have two scars from the incisions that are a greyish pinkish colour. I think the... READ MORE

I think I have mild ptosis, is this fixable with eyelid surgery? Or is there more going on? (photos)

Hi doctors, I've noticed in photos that my right eye is slightly more closed than my left eye. When I smile the area under my eye wrinkles up differently. From reading on this... READ MORE

Why didn't my nose turn out as promised after my first rhinoplasty? Is it easy to fix? (Photo)

Hello, I had a rhinoplasty over 4 months ago with an experienced surgeon. I'm disappointed with the results. My nose doesn't look anything like the imagining - it is shorter,... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty results do not look like computer imaging. Can this be used as evidence to attain a refund? (Photo)

I had a rhinoplasty about 6 months ago and it looks nothing like what was promised. The computer imagining shows deprojection, a nice slope, shorter nostrils, and a refined tip... READ MORE

Will an otoplasty revision improve the shape of my ears? (Photos)

I had ear pinning about 6 months ago. I'm not happy with the shape, it is pulling inwards in the middle whereas I'd prefer a straight of slightly out-turned shape in the middle... READ MORE

Will laser resurfacing be enough to fix my hooded eyelids? (Photos)

I'm 27 and have noticed some minor hooding on my eyelids. It is more prominent on one side so the lower crease on one side makes my eyes appear assymetrical. Would laser... READ MORE

What treatment options do I have for eyelid asymmetry and overall rejuvenation? (Photos)

Hi, I'm 27 and am concerned about fine lines and hollowness under eyes, and assymetry of eyelids and eyebrows. What combination of treatment options should I consider and in... READ MORE

What can I do about dynamic wrinkles under the eyes? Filler, laser? (Photos)

I can get botox for my crows feet but that doesn't stop the bunching under my eyes. What about laser (erbium, co2) followed by filler? Is this a good strategy? READ MORE

My nose looks much wider 8 months post rhinoplasty. Why? (photo)

I had an open rhinoplasty 8 months ago. I feel that the front view is worse than before - it's wide and short, with unattractive nostrils exposed. It has lost an elegant inward... READ MORE

Can an eyebrow lift correct a very small amount of asymmetry precisely?

One of my eyebrows is slightly lower than the other. Say a couple of millimeters. I have spoken to three oculoplastic surgeons who did not recommend any surgical correction.... READ MORE

Recent comments from catreal09

Thanks. Yes it's true, its been difficult to accept. READ COMMENT

Yes I did consider him. I wasn't sure if he would give me a natural result. His work looks good though. READ COMMENT

Looks good but I think lipo will get the results in one go? READ COMMENT

Thanks but I liked the front view of my nose before surgery. I never wanted it changed aside from the tip made smaller a bit. My surgeon has kept me in the dark about everything. READ COMMENT

If I were you I'd have a consultation with Ashkan Ghavami in LA. He has some mixed reviews on here but I my old coworker had her third revision with him and she couldn't be happier. He seems good with complex revisions READ COMMENT