Location: Portland, OR
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Reviews & Stories

Worst Decision I've Ever Made

All I wanted out of this was a neckline again. I knew liposuction would not be enough for me. My local doctor charges $9,000 for a neck lift, so $6,900 for a full face lift sounded pretty good to me! I paid an extra $3500 for a breast lift, and I was told I needed to stay at Pat's recovery house an extra four days for the breast lift. But when I arrived there, I was told that that would be... READ MORE

Questions from HowDoYouKnow

Must I stop taking low doses of Ephedrine before Liposuction and a Breast lift?

I am taking ephedrine two or three times a day at 12.5mg each tablet. Do I need to stop taking this before surgery, and, if so, how long before? What are the dangers? Thanks so... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for an inner thigh lift? (Photo)

I have been told by one doctor that I would not get much benefit from an inner thigh lift. Thanks for your time! READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for an arm lift? (Photo)

I know the arm lift leaves a long scar, but the flabby leftover skin after a 30-pound weight loss seems like it might be worse! Any other ideas? Thanks so much! READ MORE

Double chin five weeks after neck/mid facelift. Any suggestions? (photos)

I am five weeks and three days out from my neck and face lift, and it seems that my neck/double chin is nearly as bad as it was before surgery. It was nice and flat about a... READ MORE

I am nine weeks post face/neck lift and serious neck remains. (Photo)

I see very little improvement in neck after nine weeks. The whole point of facelift was to get rid of neck, as I knew lipo alone wouldn't do it. So much scarring for nothing!... READ MORE

Are these scars normal after face and neck lift? (Photos)

I had face and neck lift in Mexico about nine weeks ago. Are these scars normal? Is this current/modern practice? What type of procedure is this? Is this what everyone gets... READ MORE

Can I get a Facelift Revision and a Breast Lift/Reduction at the same time?

Hi there. I am wanting a facelift revision and a breast lift/reduction. Is it fairly common/doable to have these two procedures at the same time? READ MORE

I am 6.5 weeks post deep-plane face and neck lift. Will this swelling under chin after necklift go away? (photo)

Performed by a face specialist. The doctor told me that he sewed my platysma muscles together, as well as cut out a large fat pad. I still have a large double chin, and am... READ MORE

Is this double chin 12 weeks post deep-plane facelift acceptable/normal? (photos)

Hi there. I am 12 weeks post deep-plane face lift with platysmaplasty and removal of fat pad. I am confident in my doctor and can feel the work he did. What could be causing... READ MORE

Am I too "thin" for revision from sleeve gastrectony to Duodenal Swith (SADI-S/SIPS/Loop DS)?

I was sleeved in Mexico in Dec 2014 with a bmi of about 32, at 5'3" and 182 pounds. I Lost 30 pounds (out of the 50 that I wanted to lose) in the first four moths, and worked... READ MORE

Recent comments from HowDoYouKnow

Thank you so much for this update. I can't tell you how helpful it is to me. I just committed to converting gastric sleeve to DS yesterday, as my sleeve failed. My surgery is next month. I couldn't sleep at all last night because I'm so... READ COMMENT

Thank you so much for sharing that! Have you had any bad side effects or complications? And dental problems? READ COMMENT

Wow. Congratulations. You look amazing! Can I ask how tall you are or what your BMI is? Thanks so much! Any trouble getting down to your goal weight or keeping the weight off? READ COMMENT

Hi there. Thank you so much for sharing your story. There is not much information about this procedure out there. I have mine scheduled for next month. Can you please tell us how you're doing now? How are you feeling? Have you reached... READ COMMENT

We are looking forward to that. How much weight have you lost? READ COMMENT