GearGirl

Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member since 8/11/2008

Activity

  • 26 total posts
  • 6 reviews
  • 16 comments
  • 4 questions

Reviews & Stories

Three Facial Procedures - Bilateral Upper Blepharoplasty

You can read my background under the SmartLipo review. Although nobody (except one critical ex boyfriend) has ever said anything negative about my eyes, I had two problems with them that I felt needed improvement. First, when I was 20, my (now ex) husband backhanded me and his class ring split open my right upper eyelid and also apparently damaged the underlying structure, as it began to... READ MORE

Three Facial Procedures - Rhinoplasty - Scottsdale, AZ

You can read my background under the SmartLipo review. Although nobody has ever made any negative comments about my nose, I have never liked it. When I was much younger, I thought it was too wide. As I aged, the tip of my nose started becoming more bulbous and started forming a divot in the tip, between humps of cartilege. MOST people would never notice, but I figured if it looked like... READ MORE

Not Worth the Pain or the Money

BACKGROUND:  You can read about my background under the SmartLipo review. CONSULTATION:  In January 2008 I began considering LipoDissolve as a means to get rid of the tummy pooch that was developing.  I also had small banana rolls under my rear.  I researched this "amazing" new procedure and liked what I read.  It was cheaper, less painful, and supposedly... READ MORE

Started with Invisalign; Ended with Damon Braces

BACKGROUND:  I had braces in the 7th grade like most people, and for 16 months like most people.  I was closing gaps in otherwise perfectly straight teeth.  I had a lower permanent retainer that I had removed when I turned 20.  Things looked fine until I hit about 35, then the gaps started reappearing. CONSULTATION:  I went to the same ortho that my husband (a... READ MORE

Definitely Worth Doing!!

You can read my background under the SmartLipo review. Because I was so thin and athletic, I had pitifully small breasts.  Nobody ever complained, but I felt like my clothes didn't fit properly and hated bikini season (even though the rest of me looked great, I always had to use a padded top).  In June 2004, between job changes and interstate moves, I decided to finally have this... READ MORE

I finally had my procedure done August 6 - So Far So Good - Houston, TX

After a month delay due to the flu, I finally had my procedure done August 6 (the day after I got back from Greece).  I was SO nervous, but they gave me Valium and Demerol and Versed and I had no problems. BACKGROUND:  I will be 39 in less than a month.  No kids.  5'2" and always athletic or slim at 102 lbs.  So much so, in fact, that I was a figure competitor in... READ MORE

Questions from GearGirl

Why Did my Facial Skin Become Pitted in Fat Injected Areas?

I had rhinoplasty in October 2011. I've always looked at least a decade younger than I am, but my PS was pretty insistent on doing facial fat injections around my mouth, at my... READ MORE

What caused post-op eyelid flap and how do I correct it? (Photo)

I had upper eyelid surgery in 2011. My right eyelid/brow drooped due to old injuries. The PS decided bleph would fix the problem, even though I asked if he could just tack up... READ MORE

What caused this post-op eyelid flap and how do I correct it? I want my preop look. Brow lift NOT wanted. (Photo)

I had upper eyelid surgery in 2011. RIGHT eyebrow drooped due to old injuries. I asked if he could do a RIGHT eyebrow lift, PS did bilateral bleph instead. My LEFT eye (photos)... READ MORE

Acute acne after Dysport every time. Despite what so many doctors say here, it IS directly related. What component causes this?

I am 46, and have had Dysport injections 3x over almost 4 years to try to correct a droopy eyebrow. EVERY TIME I get stubborn acne in the area of the injections starting a week... READ MORE

Recent comments from GearGirl

You look amazing girl!!! :) Congratulations! READ COMMENT

Hi! Thank you for the compliment! :) I am not going to recommend the nurse I had. She fought me on most of the stuff I requested (simple things...like getting me food or scheduling visits) and seriously overcharged me. It's almost... READ COMMENT

I honestly have nonstop running nose. A lot of docs on the sites blame it on allergies when people complain postop...but I think something happens and I know what allergy runny nose is vs what I've got now. Sometimes if I tip my head... READ COMMENT

Your nose looks amazing! Proportional to your face! :) And the indentations in the tip, OMG I wondered the same thing. I had Michael Jackson nose for about 10 days and it FREAKED me out. Looks a lot better now, haha! READ COMMENT

LOL oh I SO understand about the postop panic. I thought, since I've had other stuff done before, that this would be a piece of cake. NOPE. I had more postop panic with this than anything else (probably because I'm a little older, my... READ COMMENT