Location: Taneytown, MD
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28 May 2017, Created 1 month ago

Tina B. West, MD

5 out of 5 stars

I am a long-time patient of Dr. West. I see her quarterly for my routine maintenance that keeps me looking younger than I am. At each visit, she continues to amaze me. One expects that after years of caring for a patient, a doctor should greet you with a certain level of familiarity. While Dr. West does that with me, she also welcomes me with a compassionate attitude inquiring about any... READ MORE

The Best Plastic Surgeon in the DC Area - Bethesda, MD

A few months ago, Dr. Richards performed an arm lift on me. The results are amazing and my recovery was fast and painless. I had read horror stories on Real Self from other people who had this procedure performed by other plastic surgeons, so I was a little afraid to have it done. As with other surgeries performed by Dr. Richards on me, the results exceeded my expectations. I had no... READ MORE

Complicated Eyelid Issues from a Previous Surgery Resulted in Ectropion and Dry Eye - Bethesda, MD

Because of a previous botched eye surgery performed many years ago by another doctor, I was left with multiple functional issues that resulted in severe ectropion and dry eye. While Dr. Cytryn is highly skilled and gifted in cosmetic facial surgery, he is also an expert in repairing eyes that do not function properly. Due to my complicated eye problems, Dr. Cytryn has had to perform several... READ MORE

Younger Skin the Easy Way - Chevy Chase, MD

I am a longtime patient of Dr. West at the West Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dr. West uses the most up-to-date lasers and equipment. She is realistic and honest about the results she expects. Her credentials are outstanding, and she has a wonderfully warm yet professional demeanor. She is a perfectionist too, so you can be assured you will get the best results possible. The West... READ MORE

Amazing Results-Smart Lipo, Mini Tummy Tuck, Medial Thigh Lift - Bethesda, MD

While planning for my surgeries, I did extensive research on plastic surgeons in the Washington DC area. With so many to choose from, I wanted to be sure I selected the best one for me. In addition to weighing in on the surgeon’s experience, skill, and talent, I wanted to ensure the doctor’s staff was competent and professional too. After interviewing several offices, I chose Dr.... READ MORE

Instant Results with No Downtime - Chevy Chase, MD

My goal is to stay looking good for my age. I want to maintain a natural looking result for as long as possible. I understand that I will eventually need a traditional facelift, but for now, I am satisfied with having a liquid facelift. The great thing about a liquid facelift is the instant results and no recovery period. You do have to return for touchups, but it is worth the cost in time... READ MORE

Facelift and Eye Surgery - Waldorf, MD

This doctor transferred fat unevenly to my cheeks. One side was severely lopsided causing my mouth to be crooked. He caused ectropion of both eyes and removed too much skin from my upper eye lids. The lack of skin on my upper lids prevented me from being able to shut my eyes completely or keep them shut when I slept. He cut out my nasal labial folds leaving me with permanent facial scars... READ MORE

Questions from 301Linda

Does a person have to stop using Botox and fillers before they seek a facelift consultation?

If yes, how long should they stop using fillers and Botox before the consultation? READ MORE

What could cause lumpiness (wave-like appearance) around the lower cheeks and chin area?

I am 59 years old. I 've had 3 facelifts. The last one done in 2006. Recently, I 've developed a lumpiness (wavelike) appearance that surrounds my chin and lower cheek areas.... READ MORE

Can multiple facelifts damage the underlying skin enough to cause permanent rippling?

I am 59 years old. After having 3 facelifts during my lifetime, the skin around my lower cheeks and chin area is now starting to look wavy (lumpy). Could this be caused by... READ MORE

Will plastic surgeons still perform a facelift and liposuction on a person who has had a thyroidectomy?

I recently learned I might need a thyroidectomy. I've been planning to have a facelift and liposuction on several places of my body in the near future. Will plastic surgeons... READ MORE

Do older women (60+) who have facelifts still need dermal filler injections after the surgery?

I am 60 years old and have dermal filler injections as needed. I am planning on having a facelift and wonder if I will still need to have these injections after the surgery. READ MORE

Can liposuction be performed on the front and back of the thighs with good results?

If yes, what technique works best for these two areas? I've been told by two plastic surgeons that liposuction cannot be done on the front or back of the thighs? READ MORE

Should I seek a doctor who specializes in revision facelifts since I had 1 done in 7 years, and I now need another to look good?

I am 60 years old. I am interested in having another facelift because I am starting to look old again. Should I seek a plastic surgeon that specializes in revision facelifts or... READ MORE

Can a person still have plastic surgery if she has osteoporosis?

I have recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Will this prevent me from have a facelift or liposuction in the future? READ MORE

Is it better for someone to have PRK for a LASIK enhancement if they developed dry eyes from the original LASIK surgery?

I had LASIK monovision surgery in 2004 when I was 49 years old. I am now 60, and my dominant eye (right) no longer sees distance well, and my left eye no longer sees up close... READ MORE

How safe is it to have long-term maintenance injections of Dysport?

Every 3 months, I receive Dysport injections for crow’s feet, bunny lines, neck bands, brow wrinkles, and in the chin area. Could these injections eventually build up in my s... READ MORE

What can I expect from lower eyelid grafting? Will it be that noticeable after it heals completely?

I had upper and lower eyelid surgery in 1994. Since that time, I've been suffering with severe dry eyes from ectropion. I've had several surgeries to fix this issue by 3... READ MORE

Do the final results of Smart Lipo really take 6 months to show?

I had Smart Lipo on my arms two months ago at the age of 61 (female). Currently, my right arm has a lot of loose skin, and my left arm has loose skin and some lumps. I am... READ MORE

Is it possible to have one arm done at a time for arm lift surgery?

I would like to have arm lift surgery on both arms, but I would like to do one arm at a time. Is there any reason a plastic surgeon would object to this? if yes, why? READ MORE

Can a mid-face lift correct ectropion caused by too much skin removal during an upper and lower eyelid surgery?

I once had a facelift and eyelid surgery that left me with ectropion. I’ve had multiple surgeries to correct my ectropion without success. My eyelids do not close completely w... READ MORE

I need skin grafts after a bad blepharoplasty. Could the grafts be harvested from an inner arm area that's had brachioplasty?

Years ago, I had a facelift so the areas behind and in front of my ears cannot be used. Both eyes have no skin to spare. Besides the inner arm, where else on the body could... READ MORE

Is there any way to relocate a belly button to its original position after a tummy tuck with floating belly button surgery?

I had a tummy tuck with a floating belly button procedure. My belly button was moved approximately 3 inches lower than its normal position. This was needed to remove the excess... READ MORE

Can a mid-face lift correct lagophthalmos caused by too much skin removal during an upper and lower eyelid surgery?

I've had eyelid surgery that left me with lagophthalmos. I’ve had multiple surgeries to correct this without success. This condition left me with severe dry eyes. An o... READ MORE

Can wearing an upper mouth guard permanently change the shape of your mouth?

I wear an upper and lower mouth guard when I sleep. The upper mouth guard is quite large and pushes my top lip and the area above my top lip outwards. Can this cause my mouth... READ MORE

Discussions started by 301Linda

Is the expiration date listed on Renova and Tazorac tubes referring to the unopened tube or for an opened tube?

I just purchased a 60 gram tube of Tazorac for $662.00. The expiration date on it is for July 2017. Does this expiration date mean for the opened tube or the unopened tube? READ MORE

Has any women over 60 had good results from Smart Lipo on the upper arms?

I had mine done at 61.  It has been nearly two months since the surgery, and my right arms is flabby and my left has lumps.  My surgeon says it takes 6 months to... READ MORE

Recent comments from 301Linda

It was for all four treatments. READ COMMENT

Of course. Good luck with whatever you decide. READ COMMENT

I paid out of pocket. I've never heard of any insurance company paying for cosmetic surgery. READ COMMENT

Sorry. I don't post any pictures of my surgeries on the Internet. All I can say, is it was well worth it and Dr. Richards does a fantastic job with scar placement. The other surgeries he did on me (thigh lift and tummy tuck) scars... READ COMMENT

My full recovery time was about 10 days. The area under my armpit and elbow was still sensitive for a few more days. Before the surgery, I was worried I would not be able to take care of myself, but I had no issues from the start. READ COMMENT