The procedure itself was great and painless (I have a high tolerance, though -- not all do) and my under-eyes look AMAZING. It took maybe 30 minutes, tops. Restored volume under the eyes and I look 24 again ! It's amazing what a small tweak can do to the face to restore youthfulness - and a nurse, I do not advocate over-done plastic surgery. In fact, they KEY to any good cosmetic procedures is to look at someone, and never know they've had something done. My eyes have always been my thing, the defining feature on my face and the feature I get the most compliments on (even his lovely receptionist, Zaira, told me how much she loved my eyes!), so I am very picky about what I put on/near them, or what products I use on them. Definitely blown away, and definitely worth every dime!
As for the Belotero, the filler is much softer than the older generations such as Restalyne or Juvaderm -- very suited for the eye area I find. I did bruise under my left eye, and that took 2 weeks to fully heal -- but it wasnt big, and easily concealed. The under eye area is very smooth, and looks much more youthful -- hollowness is all but gone. Belotero leaves no lumpiness as the others can, either -- looks very smooth and with Belotero, the risk of Tyndall effect is very low, too. I'm very glad I chose this filler, and will probably use it moving forward (also want to try Restalyne Silk, a new filler smaller in particle size, too). DEFINITELY way better than Restalyne for the tear trough!
I can say without a doubt I highly recommend Dr. Taban for anyone looking to spruce up their eye youthfulness, or to anyone who has suffered some kind of eye injury, as Dr. Taban is an oculoplastic surgeon -- specializing in the ocular region of the face. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my eyes, that is for sure!