Lip Lift - Baltimore, MD

Wanted conservative 3mm lip lift . Did not need...

Wanted conservative 3mm lip lift . Did not need tooth show. Dr was conservative did what I wanted. I'm fresh out post op but very concerned with my right nostril pulling down. Also my facial express ion looks as if I'm smelling something bad. I'm praying this goes away. Swelling and distortion is supposed to only get worse in 3 days. I'm concernced I've never seen any ones nose get this distorted .

nose before

nostril distortion

Here is my nose before s nd after . I've seen dozens of people on here this early in the game no one has one nostril this distorted also looks like smelling something bad. My whole facisl ecpression changed . Swellin g ok every one has this but I look lopsided distorted. I have to avoid my family as they are against surgety. They would never let me livevthis down. I really feel something is wrong

more

It shouldn't look like this as we've seen swelling or bigger nostrils but one is pulled. I really gotb unlucky don't know how I'm going to live like this.

48 hours after

Taking cipro, 1 hydrocodone started icing don't know why I didn't do that first day but I couldn't think straight so nervous. Feeling better but itchy itchy nose have to be careful not to rub it.

tooth show

Although I show a lot of teeth to begin with ( see my before smiling pic )I don't mind the amount of tooth show I have now. Told him I was concerened with being left with too much tooth show but now it looks good. I'm happy with the shape of my lips although swollen

just enouph

Tooth show he was conservative as I requested . I'm already a toothy person which I hate , I'm different everyone wants tooth show I hate big rabbit teeth lol

I'm crazy I know lol another pic but I love the shape of lip

I emailed my dr told him I love it like this hope it doesn't go down as he said it was such a small amount it would drop . I hope it at least maintains the shape. My nose and lips looked like this as a kid. I wish I could wide n my nose in my teens it thinned out . Its hard to rou nd out a thin nose. I'm loving it at the moment

7 weeks

Swelling moves around. If lip stays at this position ill be happy. He said lip drops don't understand as skin was cut out. It was miniscule 3mm I know but he didn't want to risk too much tooth and gum show. Also surgical glue still on csntv wait fir it to fall off . Lips are chapped in pic sorry bout tha t

into 3 weeks

I feel I look worse now at 3 weeks than I did at 4 days. I still can't speak properly. When I attempt to smile I look more ape like than ever. My philtrum looks longer its possible because the scar tissue is now hard as a rock. My nose is still crooked ( can see more at full face ) and has pulled down flat appearance. I'm trying to stay positive and hope everythong pops back up especially my nose. I just have to wait it out . Scar is redder than ever which is normal at this point.

today afternoon

Those pics were taken morning. I swear I look horrendous till 1:00 on the afternoon. When I wake up my nose is crooked I can't speak properly from stiffness. My face is now post lunch I can smile slighlty and speak move my mouthfreer. What we go through just to tryvto feel good about ourselves.

One month post op

The scar is hardly visible I just put mineral powder on it. I don't know if the lip will drop any more. I can smile a little more. I did not want more show like most people. My teeth aretoo big to begin with. Those coloms are still raised. They were like this prior to thecsurgery. Ibelieve all the filler migrated to the sills above my lip. I alwsys look like I have a mustache ddon't think anything for this

one month before and after

Different angle I had on lip liner in the before. Just lipstick in after not too much difference. In need of a lot of work but don't have money.

Dr. Rodriquez Fantastico ; ) !

I wish I could change my review from " not sure " to " thumbs up ". It is now 5 months and the scar is undetectable which you can see the scar from another Dr. under my chin is pretty bad ( I scar pretty bad) . He gave me exactly what I asked for which was subtle he only took off 3mms. It sounds like nothing but it changed the shape of my upper lip which was losing its shape as I am 40 now. I also have a toothy smile to begin with and to take off anymore I would have a gummy smile. Here are some before and after s with and with out lips stick. Sorry for the chapped lips : (

Thank you Dr. Rodriguez : )

Here is before and after with lip stick

I needed a conservative lip lift. My upper lip...

I needed a conservative lip lift. My upper lip was long but I had plenty of tooth show and full lips. He took off just enough skin to shorten the distance between nose and lips without giving me a gummy smile ( something I was at risk for). The scar is undetectable! He is amazing at suturing ! I've had other surgeons give me hypertrophic scarring and I was terrified if the scar but he exceeded my expectations

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Very thorough and maticulous first Dr who actually listened and communicated with me. Very honest and upfront. Kelly is great and answered all my questions pre and post op. Procedure did not hurt I had zero bruising.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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