StillSouthern

Location: Tucson, AZ
Member since 5/18/2014

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Reviews by StillSouthern

Finally Scheduled Consults for my Droopy Uppers, Puffy Lowers and Ptosis Repair - Tucson, AZ

I wanted to share my consultation experiences as I begin this journey. I need "total" facial rejuvenation, however my eyes bother me most, but need more than just cosmetic work. I also have functional issues that involve work that many facial plastic surgeons don't usually do so likely need... READ MORE

Been Wanting to Try This for a While, Glad I Finally Did! - Tucson, AZ

Got a great deal on three treatments of the Dermapen by the person who did my botox and filler (only done that once), so I thought why not? Dermapen is a type of microneedling device, but not a roller. I heard about skin needling (Collagen Induction Therapy - CIT) years ago and the science... READ MORE

Botox for Crows Feet, Should Have Done This Decades Ago - Tucson, AZ

Been wondering about doing this for years. Saw a summer deal very near my home, with a practitioner I have heard great things about. We were going on vacation and I wanted to try it. She put a little numbing cream on and I couldn't even feel it. It started taking effect while we were... READ MORE

Juvederm Plumped my Sagging Cheeks Nicely - Tucson, AZ

Was going on vacation and finally decided to try some filler and Botox (posted pics with that one just now). She numbed it first with a cream and it didin't "hurt" but did feel a little strange. I loved it (still do)! I think there was a tiny bit of swelling, which I also loved. Would love... READ MORE

Questions from StillSouthern

What would be appropriate for these aging baggy eyelids? The right eye is usually lower than the left. (Photo)

60 years old, have thought about eyelid surgery for about 15 years. This pic doesn't show it, but the right eye is usually lower than the left, maybe ptosis? Recently had Botox... READ MORE

Is eyelid ptosis a weak muscle problem and can that muscle be strengthened with exercise?

My understanding of ptosis is that the problem is lax muscle(s) and the correction is a tightening of that muscle, is that correct? I know there are eyelid and face exercises... READ MORE

How to find the best doctor? Reasonable travel is OK but I should be able to find an excellent surgeon within 200 mi? (Photo)

Have read horrors stories here. :( Do I need an oculoplastic surgeon? I have ptosis and other issues (orbital fat herniation, aging eyes, jowling, submental fat, volume) No... READ MORE

Is there a downside to having eyes done first and facelift at a later date?

I originally planned for upper and lower bleph with ptosis repair, and maybe lipo, etc under chin area; probably fat transfer too, but seems a facelift is automatically rec'd... READ MORE

My eyes bother me most, is there a downside to having eyes done first and facelift at a later date?

I originally thought I would get upper and lower bleph with ptosis repair, and maybe lipo, etc under chin area; probably fat transfer, also. However, it seems a facelift is... READ MORE

Are these appropriate credentials for a doctor for upper lower bleph with ptosis? Other face work? I can find no adverse info.

Considering a consult for eye work (qualified for facelift also?) with this doctor. The following is listed on their website (not "exactly" the ones seen on here) - American... READ MORE

How long does it take to heal from ptosis surgery? What are complications? (photos)

I have read where since it involves layers that it could take many months for the eyes to take their final shape? What are potential problems? I know it will vary, looking for... READ MORE

Can a Facelift correct this droopy mouth and marionette lines? I have lots of sag and volume loss. (photo)

Is long lasting correction possible? There are so many options (opinions?), I will only be able to do this once, so I'm looking for the best information to get the best outcome... READ MORE

Does firm thick skin not get as dramatic improvement from facelift as thin damaged skin would??

I have well cared for, sun protected, non smoking skin. I mentioned that while I don't want to look like someone else, dramatic improvement would be good. The doctor said I... READ MORE

Does firm thick skin not get as dramatic improvement from facelift as thin damaged skin would? (Photo)

I have well cared for, sun protected, non smoking skin. I mentioned that while I don't want to look like someone else, dramatic improvement would be good. The doctor said I... READ MORE

Is there an ideal BMI for Brazilian Butt Lift?

I think I've read less than 30? Does this vary depending on how your weight is distributed? For instance, My BMI is almost 31 right now (5'6", 190), but I'm just big around my... READ MORE

My eyes looked like this 30 years ago, how much improvement should I expect? (photos)

Planning surgery very soon. Pictures attached of eyes at about 30 and eyes now, with and without flash. My eyes used to be my best feature and they are my worst now. Dr said my... READ MORE

Could Supratarsal Fixation raise my upper lid crease? Can ptosis correction be elective? (Photo)

1st OcPlas would correct (I think I convinced him to), 2nd OcPlas didn't think it was ptosis, would not fix, 3rd FacPS pointed it out, but will not fix. My reg Opth Dr said it... READ MORE

Is resecting the submandibular glands appropriate for my face/neck lift? (photos)

In addition to lots of defatting and tightening of my neck, the BCPS plans to remove or thin or something to these glands. This sounds pretty scary, and I was told there might... READ MORE

Would you recommend a Lateral brow lift? Yea or nay? (photos)

BCPS suggested lateral brow lift with my Face/neck lift, U/L blephs and fat transfer. (Laser resurfacing 1-2 months after) My brows seem high enough, but I guess it helps with... READ MORE

Discussions started by StillSouthern

How do I find the best doctor? I am in AZ but could travel for the right doctor.

I posted this in the doctor Q&A but got no replies... I'm sure I'm not the only one who has read the horror stories here, and it makes you realize how important choosing... READ MORE

What do you look for in a sunscreen? What are your favorites?

I have 2 favorites.  The physical sunscreen I use is Burnout 50 spf.  The chemical sunscreen I'm currently using is Neutrogena Dry Touch with Helioplex, 100 spf.... READ MORE

Recent comments from StillSouthern

Marie, how are you? Did you have your surgery? Haven't heard from you in a while, hope all is okay? XO READ COMMENT

Wow, what a transformation, exciting! Knee lift caught my eye..sounds right up my alley, would love more info... Congrats on all your successes! READ COMMENT

Looks like it's improving, congratulations! This is great information for so many people, thank you for sharing it XO READ COMMENT

How exciting! I too will be 60 in Feb (the 3rd), we are Classics! lol! I need lots of "tune-ups" myself. Starting with the face haha, scheduled for Dec 2, so exciting! After I would love to get lipo and maybe BBL (hate to waste all... READ COMMENT