sophierose

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

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  • 32 total posts
  • 7 reviews
  • 22 comments
  • 3 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

I have a crooked chin after genioplasty. Would burring be a good option? (Photo)

I had a genioplasty with upper jaw surgery. It reduced my chin 4 mm horizontally. It was immediately apparent after surgery that it was asymmetrical; excess bone juts out on... READ MORE

Recent comments from sophierose

I guess this just goes to show that every case is different from the next. Since we have the same orthodontist, you know how great she actually is. In my case, I wanted to have surgery ASAP. The doctor really helped me out by seeing... READ COMMENT

That is a coincidence! Another orthodontist quoted me for a year in braces. The ortho I went with quoted less time and uses Damon. I chose the Damon brand based on online research and the hope that time in braces, pre-op and post-op,... READ COMMENT

That's a shame that you had this issue with your bottom lip because the implant looked totally natural otherwise. READ COMMENT

Hi, The lips look great! I am wondering what size you chose and also if lip implants still look natural when speaking/moving. READ COMMENT

Yes, I had orthognathic surgery and still have the Damon braces on! READ COMMENT