I Finally Did It

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After searching for almost a year and interviewing...

After searching for almost a year and interviewing a few doctors in my local state, the answer of why I should or should not have them done left me alittle nervous about the procedure. But I decided to keep searching my lips were really bothering me they were so thin. I wasn't intersted in doing injectables I was wanted a more permanent soLuton to my thin lips. Furthermore I didn't want really big lips because on me that wouldn't look natural and just won't look right on me since I have never had big lips . I kepting looking on real self and found Dr.Jeffrey Horowriz in Maryland and I just happening to be traveling there for work . So I called and booked my appointment I had basically only one day to get this happen. The day of my procedure I arrived and the Doctor greeted me , when I came in his staff that day were off so it was just the Doctor and I . We talked about the procedure and what was to be excepted . The doctor used a numbing cream to the inside of my cheeks before he injected 4 shorts ( I believe it was lidocaine ) in any case it called a dental block. I didn't find the shots painful at all the doctor did a great job injecting the shots. But everybody pain tolrance is different.I have a few dental blocks before my brother is a dentist . Furthermore he wanted for me to get numb, placed a paper over my face with course a cut out for my eyes and nose . The Doctor said I could feel so pulling and tugging but I felt nothing as far I was concerned it was a piece of cake. Further, with paperwork and everything I belive I was walking out an hour and half later. I left the office with a small ice pack and a surgery mask on my lios The Doctor wrote me a prescription for pain pills because I was getting on a airplane for 5 hours and that was my biggest fear that I was going to be in pain stuck on an airplane in pain. But I decided not to fill it because I was flying alone and what if I feel a sleep and missed my plane or the pain pills made me sick to my stomach. I arrived at the airport about 45 minutes later just in time for the dental block to start to wear off I headed for Jamba juice ( you can't use a straw) but the cold drink felt good. My next stop was the airport store for extra strength acetaminophen of course just my luck they had none . As I waiting for plane my worst fear had come true my lips were throbbing and I was in pain . I decided I had to risk extra bruiseing by taking advil but I couldn't image sitting on a plane in pain. So I took some advil (400mg ) and omg it worked I was relieved I was very tried for not sleeping well the night before and slept on the plane probably 3 hours . I arrived home at midnight I took more advil just incase and had no problems sleeping all night . I am sure I wasn't propped upand I lost the anica pills the Doctor gave me in the airport . So for doing everything wrong I survived lol

4mm tops and bottoms- permalip implants

Let me start my clearing up a few things in my pervious post . I arrived home around midnight from the airport I atempted to brush my teeth but really couldn't open my mouth ( my brother is a dentist I guess I may get a f on my next cleaning check up lol ) I have disolveable stiitches on both sides of my mouth my lips are sore to touch but nothing unbearable alittle bruised but not bad . Of course I am still swollen but it is getting less everyday

Can't wait to wear lip stick

Swelling is going down I think I'd coming out good so far I just hope the shape stays

Getting better every day

The swelling continues to go down but my shape is good I am happy so far. Oh if you wear a mouth guard at night I haven't been able to wear mine I can't open my mouth that wide still alittle chapped but that's getting better today back to work tomorrow. Actual could of went back to day but why ? So back tomorrow

Back to work

I decided today when I went back to work maybe I better not wear any lip stick I didn't want to bring too much attention to myself so I just used a very light lip gloss.. I walked in to work, my supervisor which is a man walks over and welcomes me back and asks what did you do to your lips ? I respond nothing I had a root canal and my mouth is alittle swollen he goes oh I thought you got botox in your lips and then he says well they actually look good like that. I walked away a little freak out hopefully noone else would notice well if they did noone said a word. Well my daughters boyfriend (who is only 19) was over for dinner. Later he asks my daughter did your mom do something to her face or I am just tripping my daughter changed the subjet well thats too people i didnt fool lol Corners are still alittle sore . Furthermore drinking and eating can be a little challenging at times but overall still happy

One week

Today is exactly one week since Wednesday my lips have went down so more on the bottom and I think they look natural for me and I feel less conscious I was worried a little bit everyone would notice .What I noticed so far my lips are still peeling lips are still stiff but getting better , the corners of mouth are still alittle sore but only if I press on them so far I am still happy

Two weeks

I am still very happy with my new lips I believe the difference is Suttle but natural but those woman who want more volume you might need to go to the larger implant . The good news noone looks at me like I had anything done . My lipstick for some reason stays on longer ( the same lipstick I have also used before) my lips are still very chapped . I can't feel the upper implant at all , the bottom one I can feel sometimes it like the lip is alittle numb there but it doesn't bother

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Week 3

Everything so far is looking and feeling good still very happy

So happy with my new lips

Everything is great I am very happy I did it , I was worried in beginning just couldn't make my mind up since it seems sometimes they just don't work out but I am glad I did it and so glad I found dr Horowriz he did a great job. What I have noticed every now and then I stumble over my words but not often I don't feel the top at all sometimes the bottom lip I can feel but it doesn't bother me . So I went to have my teeth cleaned this week my brother is a dentist ,he or his very smart hygienist didn't notice my lips . The hygienist said well you really needed this cleaning lol I thought I bet I did since I wasn't able to brush my teeth very well for a few days ! I am glad I found doctor Horowriz through real self thank you Dr. Howrowitz

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still happy

I haven't updated in a while , everything is going great still. I am still very happy with my decision to get lip implants. I know longer feel self confident that my top lip is disappearing I feel normal. I sometimes wish my bottom lip was bigger but I had such an easy experience I am leaving everything alone. I feel they will make my face as I get older ( darn I hate that word) lol happy I have lips doctor did a great job!

The Doctor himself was great very honest down to earth didn't try to up sell on other procedures but was very honest on what the outcome would be I would definitely refer him to someone else. Very honest and professional. The after care or follow up I rated a 5 because it wouldn't let me leave it blank I flew out of area within 4 hours of procedure so I really don't have a comment for this section

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
4 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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