38 Years Old - Lost Lots of Facial Volume After Bariatric Surgery - Dallas, TX

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I've lost, as of this morning, 155.6 pounds. Wow....

I've lost, as of this morning, 155.6 pounds. Wow. So strange to write that!!

After always having been the "cute but fat" girl, I was very excited about my weight loss! At first, just the weight loss started to make me look years younger, but then I had lost so much volume in my face, that I had huge fat bags under my eyes and my nasolabial folds were extremely pronounced. I hated that I had this new body (which will require extensive plastic surgery later, but I look pretty good with clothes on), but my face always looked old and tired. I tried every product on the market to reduce the bags under my eyes, but nothing worked.

I had gone to another doctor in an anti-aging practice (they take a holistic approach) and since I trust him, I asked his opinion on fillers. He told me that there is no evidence that they are harmful and "you gotta maintain the cute". Lol

I made an appointment for a couple weeks later with Dr. Minshew-Shurr.

Let me tell you, this woman is an artist! Beyond that, she's just super cool. The whole process took about 2 hours, but she and I were chatting the entire time, so it probably wouldn't normally take as long.

Here are my pics as of today. We did radiesse at the tops of my cheeks and threaded some into the nasolabial folds. We also did some Botox which I have not included in the cost above.

I go back in 2 days for her to check on everything, perfect any assymetry and adjust my Botox since we started low until she could see how well my body metabolized it.

I did have a tiny bit of bruising, but nothing like I've seen from other folks on here.

Round 2-Botox and Radiesse + down another 35 pounds

Well, I tried this once and it just clocked on me. I can't remember exactly what I said, but I can assure it involved Dr. M still being amazing, waiting too long for a re-do, it being cheaper this time around and probably needing a tiny touch up. Dr. Mind hew also filled a line on my upper lip that was making both of us crazy and my girlfriends loved the look so much, I may go have my lips done :). Probably not, but stranger things have happened. Anyway, here's an updated pic, 190 pounds down and that much closer to 39.

Switching to Voluma

I'm down another 13 pounds as of this morning which puts my weight loss at 203 pounds! Wow!! I think I lost most of it in my FACE! Lol.

Due to time constraints from my crazy job and some unrelated health issues, my Botox and Radiesse have just about run out. I've been using the Loreal Volume Filler products which really do plump up my nasolabial folds a tiny bit, but I'm ready to be re-plumped. Perhaps a tiny bit more than before. Here I am this morning - HAWT!!. I'll post another after I'm done and again in a couple days.

Day of

Still swollen and such. Just a couple hours after and I have makeup on.

Day 4 post Voluma injection - swelling gone

I really, really like it! Touch up tomorrow. I have what feels like a little pocket to be filled on my right cheek, but I'm not sure if it's just because I have a beauty mark high on that cheek. If this lasts as long as they say, I could not possibly be more satisfied.
Dr. Janiz Minshew-Shurr

LOVE HER! See above :)

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
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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