Location: Portland, OR
Member since 11/21/2012


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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

Recent comments from HowDoYouKnow

Beautiful results! Thanks so much for sharing! This gives me confidence for my upcoming neck lipo. READ COMMENT

I went to Dr. Campbell in Milwaukee. I am eight weeks post now, and waiting for some swelling to go down in my neck before i do a review. READ COMMENT

Hi, Terry. This is your housemate while we were there. Just wondering how you're doing now. Hope you are well and you are still happy with your results! READ COMMENT

This surgery costs way more than $6,900 if you include airfare and Pat's outrageous fees for Casa Marino - which is nothing but a crappy B&B. That outdoor patio isn't fit to sit in, and it is blocked in with a wall - NO view! READ COMMENT

I just spent $12,000 to fix the "facelift" that Dr. Koelliker supposedly gave me, on top of the $15,000 I spent to do it in Mexico and stay there. Don't do it. My doctor here said not to count the facelift in Mexico, as nothing was... READ COMMENT