Member since 10/21/2008


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Reviews & Stories

Bad Blepharoplasty Had to Be Re-done

Worth it BUT ONLY IF you get a skilled surgeon, not like the dermatologist-gone-cosmetic-surgeon who did my eyelids in the photo below. You'll never know what your blepharoplasty looks like until you see photos taken of yourself at angles (and we readers never will, either). The mirror is deceptive.All the photos I see of blepharoplasties, both on this site and elsewhere, are photos taken... READ MORE

Bad Eyebrow Tattooing

This is about bad eyebrow tattooing. It's also about a bad blepharoplasty that had to be revised (the pen lines in the were sketched in by a different surgeon as a suggestion for the revision), but right now let's stick to the tattooing. This tattooist was 'medically certified' and actually worked alongside the surgeon who performed the (bad) blepharoplasty. But as you can... READ MORE

Permanent Lip Implants Made Me Look Younger, Sexier, More Expressive - Austin, TX

I love my permanent lip implants because they have changed my appearance for the better, in a very subtle way, and make me look and feel a lot younger. Photos of me come out better, too, because the thicker lips give more '3 dimensionality' to my face. But best of all, they're permanent. Unlike temporary fillers, they don't 'wear off' in 3-6 months, nor do they... READ MORE

"Thread Procedure" for Cheeks

Don't do it. I spent $2500 having a thread procedure performed on me in 2002, only to have two separate surgeons tell me in 2008 that I would have to have the strings removed when I sought a facelift in anticipation of my son's wedding--he is marrying into a prestigious family, and I wanted to look good. The pros: the thread lift made my cheeks look better for a couple of years. The... READ MORE

Questions from truecolors

Tatgone or Rejuvy - Do They Work for Tattoo Removal?

No one has mentioned them yet. They are supposed to remove permanent tattoos by 'tattooing them out.' Supposedly it's safer, more effective, and less expensive than laser... READ MORE

Getting Rid of Eyebrow Tattoo for Brow Lift?

A respected Plastic Surgeon recommended brow lift as an improvement before my son's wedding this June. But then, he realized that I had permanent eyebrows tattooed on and that... READ MORE

Will Forehead Tucks Help Make the Eye Area Less Droopy?

Someone suggested "forehead tucks" on each side of the forehead to make the area under my eyebrows and over my outer eyelids look less droopy. I had a blepharoplasty in 2003,... READ MORE

Recent comments from truecolors

I can't tell from the photos you posted, but I can tell you this--lip exercises won't work. And you shouldn't be in a position where you have to do 'lip exercises' in the first place. That's not what you paid for. Your surgeon... READ COMMENT

Dear Laura, Not 'every' mistake can be erased. I've been told by more than one person (including laser physicians) that the tattooing on my lower lashes cannot be removed because of the risks involved. And I've spent over $2000 to... READ COMMENT

Dear Kate, I had the same experience with the lips--the color faded quickly--and I'm middle age. I won't waste money having it done again. Regarding the eyelids? I, unfortunately, was referred (by a cosmetic surgeon, no... READ COMMENT

Hi Yan Yan, Thanks for your question. To answer: 1. It was not an accident. The tattooist used a cheap 3-stencil kit on all her patients. If the doctor didn't realize this, she should have given that she was referring patients... READ COMMENT

Dear 8212 Anon, I am now going to a Cosmetic Makeup professional whom I genuinely trust, partly because a very meticulous plastic surgeon I trust recommended her (although don't trust all plastic surgeons to recommend you to someone... READ COMMENT