Lip Lift Surgery - Boston, MA

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I am 38 yrs old and decided to have this done...

I am 38 yrs old and decided to have this done because my upper lip covers my teeth and it is something I hate about myself because I don't laugh, I just smile because if I laugh, it seems I have no teeth. Needless to say I was teased alot. Had this done hoping my upper teeth will show enough to avoid having lumineers.

I was nervous, still am. I am in my 3rd day, I have a lot of swelling, no pain. I only had to take pain killers the first day. I have read alot about the scarring and started to apply aloe with vitamin E on the scar to help it heal naturally and hopefully, end up with no scarring whatsoever. I rate as good because I don't know the outcome yet. My nostrils look uneven but that is how they were, it's just the swelling magnifies it 10 times.

Went to get my stitches removed today... a bit...

Went to get my stitches removed today... a bit painful. I am still swollen but not as much as I was before. THe past week has been very scare for me since I was afraid I would end up looking like a duck.

It is the 11th day... my lip is looking good but I...

It is the 11th day... my lip is looking good but I believe I am still swollen. I am very nervous now because my daughter keeps saying I look like someone punched me and she mentioned something about my nose. I looked at a picture of me before and after and I can see a difference in the direction of my nose, in the area between my nostrils. I thought my nostrils were weird before but this is something else. I have sent an email to the doctors office asking for their opinion, if this is just swelling or if he stitched me up wrong and if so... how can this be fixed.

It's been 2 weeks now and I am feeling more at...

It's been 2 weeks now and I am feeling more at ease. The swelling has come down alot and I know I still have swelling around my nose which should be coming down within the new few weeks. I have to say if your teeth are tiny like mine, this will not do anything for you so for me, it was not worth it. I will still have to have lumineers done hopefully, next year. My lip looks nicer then before but it has been an emotionally draining experience for me. I was told by the surgeon on my consultation that my teeth would show after this was done but on the day of the surgery he told me it would be minimal. At that point in time I should have not gone ahead with it but I had such high hopes that I did it anyway.

Feeling down, ppl have told me I look...

Feeling down, ppl have told me I look "weird". I could take "different" but "weird" to me sounds like some kind of freak show. I look different, I wanted to change my lip, not my look. I can't pin point it but it's somewhere around my nose area and also my lip changed at the corners which I am now considering the corner lip lift or botox to even it up.That might me one of the things I am also noticing. If you have tiny teeth like me, this isn't worth doing. I'm hating the choice I made, really am. This didn't solve my issue, it just created a new one. Always trust your gut instinct. Learned the hard way. For fuller lips, I would have done something different. I just wanted to have a smile, have my teeth to show but as they say sometimes the remedy is worst than the illness itself.

Photo Update

It's winter....waiting for my skin to even out to get my scar "inked"

It will cost me $100.00 and I'm hoping it will go well. Will update once it's set and done. Thanks to all who have commented and good luck!
Boston Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. S has a casual way of addressing your concerns but he was very professional onthe day of surgery. He makes you feel at ease somewhat, as if this is just something minor, no big deal type of thing. I can't rate his work yet...but will do so with time.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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