Becoming Stronger

Location: Alexandria, VA
Member since 3/22/2014


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Reviews & Stories

Treatment Review

Lift lift #2 + filler to lower lip

Lip Lift

15 Feb 2017, Updated 1 month ago

These photos were taken yesterday. I no longer have tooth show 11 weeks post surgery. All my lift is in the center, leaving me with a bit of a rabbit look. Per my previous observation, I felt at the time he drew the markings he did not take enough off from the side. I feel my concerns -- 11... READ MORE

External Medialized Corner Lip Lift Journey - Beverly Hills, CA

Background: I have an upper lip that is not very harmonious with other features nor is it attracitvely shaped. My original upper lip length was 22mm. I had an upper lip lift with Dr Stephen Baker 6 months ago, so it is now 16mm. It was a traditional skin only lift. (For that experience, see my other review.) The corner and side areas of my lips curled under and down and I also had a corner... READ MORE

Lip Lift. Washington, DC

I have a 22mm upper lip which is not only aging, but is not attractive. I have had 4 consults. 1) Dr Haworth 2) Dr Rodriguez 3) Dr Stephen Baker and a 4th who would not do it. I felt the most comfortable with Dr Baker. The fact that he does a lot of reconstructive surgery around the mouth, is Ivy League graduate, and was first trained as a dentist (then later as reconstructive and cosmetic... READ MORE

Fat Transfer to Lower Lip, Philtrum, Side of Nose, and Mental Crease - New York, NY

I have a very long upper lip. Although I'd like to get an upper and corner lip lift, I wasn't ready to shell out the 25K that one famous doctor wanted to do the 3 procedures he recommended I need. (Corner, upper lip lift and V-Y Plasty on lower lip.) I decided to try a preliminary step of getting a small fat transfer to my lower lip, which I hoped would give the top and lower lip better... READ MORE


I am 53. Normal weight (130 at 5'6") Problem areas: My jaw line has gone soft with age and my brows have dropped to the point where I look grim or stern when my face is relaxed and not animated. I don't want to get a brow lift because I fear that the subtle amount that I want lifted would wind up being a permanent look of surprise. Solution: Previously I had had Thermage and after initially... READ MORE

After Two Weeks, Noticeable Difference - Followed by No Difference Dubai, AE

I was extremely skeptical about Thermage CPT, assumed I would not get any visible result and was going to settle for a result of buying myself another year of not aging as much. In part, I believed this would be the outcome because I was doing it in Dubai where the doctor was not going to use the 900 pulses on my face but instead only used 425 and 225 on my eyes. (I had been on website, which... READ MORE

Fat Transfer to Top and Bottom of Feet - New York, NY

I received fat transfer to my feet not for cosmetic purposes but because I had destroyed the fat in my feet with multiple steroid injections I received for Morton's Neuroma. MN is an inflammation of the nerve between the toes which often occurs to women over 40 who run or wear high heels. Without fat on the bottom of my feet, I could barely walk barefoot the distance from bed to bathroom.... READ MORE

Questions from Becoming Stronger

How could a doctor make my face more proportional and, if possible, attractive? (photos)

I have already seen multiple top revision rhinoplasty surgeons who said that my dream of having a nose that was not so short and over-rotated is not possible. So any thoughts... READ MORE

Can a bullhorn lip lift be executed successfully when the patient has a shortened, over rotated nose? (Photo)

I have a shortened, upturned nose, thanks to 2 rhinoplasties. (Note: I had 2 consultations with revision rhinoplasty specialists who said the tip could not be de-rotated.)... READ MORE

Which surgery is performed first - corner lip lift or upper lip lift?

I am considering going to 2 different doctors to perform a lip lift and corner lip lift. (Because of price.) If I do this, what is the order in which I should do this? READ MORE

How does removing prematurely surgical glue on an incision affect scar outcome?

If a plastic surgeon has used a combination of internal, dissolvable sutures plus surgical glue for a facial plastic procedure, will picking at and removing the surgical glue... READ MORE

Why the price differences with Fraxel vs Restore?

I noticed that there can be a large variable in prices charged for Fraxel:Restore from doctor to doctor and in geographic areas around the country. What are the elements that... READ MORE

What is the value of Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers or Bioptron for healing?

Have doctors found post surgery healing to be improved with the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers or Bioptron? I am curious to know if facial plastic surgery, specifically... READ MORE

Recent comments from Becoming Stronger

Too bad it had to take a real self review to get them to respond. Hopefully your situation will get resolved. READ COMMENT

Wonderful result. By chance have you also done his filler technique for the lower face? It looks like your chin area is much better as well. I was considering getting that done. READ COMMENT

Is that the caisson technique or some such thing? You look AMAZING. READ COMMENT

The results are good so far. Be prepared for one thing...because he took the same distance off from the sides and the center, your mouth shape will have the same slope as before. So if you hoped for more lift on the side, you won't get... READ COMMENT

What is your lip length now? READ COMMENT