sophierose

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Member since 1/27/2012

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  • 26 total posts
  • 7 reviews
  • 17 comments
  • 2 questions

Reviews by sophierose

Cohesive Silicone Gel "Gummy Bear" Implants NOT RECOMENDED -San Jose, Costa Rica

Getting a breast augmentation was a great choice. The recovery was painless, andI have been happy since day one. However, I will be replacing my "gummy bear" implants with softer silicone gel implants because they are extremely firm. This probably does not apply to most people because these... READ MORE

Not Sure if the Damon System is Superior - New York, NY

Braces straighten teeth, regardless of the system. However, I am not sure Damon works better or faster. In fact, they may be just about equal as far as time for all the difficulty they come with. I was quoted as needing "at least a year" in traditional braces. However, I chose Damon because... READ MORE

Worth It but Be Prepared for a Follow-up

The healing process was relatively painless. There were some headaches that required pain medicine and of course bruising around the eyes. Tenderness lasted for 6+ months. I had rhinoplasty surgery 12 years ago when I was a senior in high school and chose a surgeon from the plastic surgery... READ MORE

Skip Zoom Unless You Have Stains That At-home Treatments Have Not Fixed - New York, NY

Apparently, there are different types of machines: Zoom! and Zoom! 2. The second supposedly works better. I bought a $100 deal for Zoom whitening and am pretty sure it was the older version. I regret the purchase because the improvement was very difficult to notice. I already have white... READ MORE

Turning 30 & Starting an Anti-aging Routine, Got Rid of Blackheads Instead! - Pittsburgh, PA

I purchased generic Retin-A cream (tretinoin made by Johnson & Johnson) in the .05% strength. My reason for starting this medicine to kick off an anti-aging routine. BACKGROUND: I have used the tanning bed in the past and was a flight attendant for six years. Other than some fine crows feet... READ MORE

Careprost (Generic Brand Latisse/bimatoprost) - Pittsburgh, PA

I bought bimatoprost under the Careprost brand since Latisse is just repackaged glaucoma drops. It's under $13 for a 3 mL bottle plus shipping. It doesn't come with brushes, so I purchased an eyeliner brush. I am almost six weeks in of daily use, and I doubt even half the bottle is gone. ... READ MORE

Upper Jaw Advancement and Chin Setback (Lefort 1 and Genioplasty) - Costa Rica

I had jaw surgery about four weeks ago in Costa Rica. My surgeon was great and worked well with my NYC orthodontist. They are old friends so it was not nearly as crazy as it sounds. The private hospital was super nice. As far as the surgery, it was smooth. Upper jaw was moved forward 6mm and... READ MORE

Questions from sophierose

Cheek Implants After Orthognathic Surgery? (photo)

I am having orthognathic surgery. (upper jaw moved forward with genioplasty). The question is about how to correct the mid-face deficiency a Lefort 1 does not. I have adequate... READ MORE

Are there any laser treatments for older scars?

I have a few old surgical scars I would love to make disappear. A skin doctor told me 10 years ago that once a scar is no longer red, there is no effective laser treatment. One... READ MORE

Recent comments from sophierose

Thank you. Things seem to be going fine for myself, but reading their stories makes me reconsider how worth it this surgery could really be for anyone. I would be hesitant to sing its praises on here seeing how when things go bad, they... READ COMMENT

I think your appearance has improved, too. You had a subtle change and look best now. READ COMMENT

Just want to say I am really sorry that you are going through this. Do not beat yourself up for this "mistake" of getting the surgery. You could not have imagined this outcome. Please keep updating your journey. Good luck. READ COMMENT

Hi, I guess when you're so many weeks into it and seeing nothing, you think "I can't stop now!" But yeah, it was disheartening at times. I don't use it on my bottom lashes, partially because I am afraid of discoloration and partially... READ COMMENT

Hi, Sorry I did not see your post earlier. I got it from "all day pharmacy". I know we are not allowed to post links, but you can find it. It is the cheapest place I found in terms of price on a lot of different products and on... READ COMMENT