Location: Connecticut
Member since 2/5/2010


  • 9 total posts
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 questions

Reviews & Stories

Somewhat Painful but Worth It - New Skin is Soft, Smooth and Glowing - Westport, CT

I'm not a big spa-type person and had thought facials, peels and other such treatments were basically bogus. However, during the process of getting consults for eyelid surgery, I spoke to an aesthetician at one of the doctor's offices and she really changed my thinking about skin treatments and skin care. I discovered it wasn't all "fluff" after all.I decided to get a peel before... READ MORE

Eyelid Surgery Got Rid of Dark Circles and I Feel Pretty Again! - Westport, CT

I'd had dark circles under my eyes for as long as I can remember, but over the past few years the shadows had gotten worse (I'm 45). I thought it was due to stress and lack of sleep, but even when I was rested I could no longer hide the shadows with concealer, and I felt haggard and unattractive. One day, I looked more closely in the mirror and noticed puffy bags under my eyes. This was a... READ MORE

Painful Due to General Anesthesia, but Worth It - Westport, CT

I had liposuction done on my hips, inner thighs, outer/rear thighs (aka "banana rolls"), arms and knees. Even though I'd always been slender, I had certain areas that were problematic, especially "haunches" on my hips, fat bulges on my upper inner thighs, and chubby arms. At the age of 44, after working with a personal trainer for nearly two years, I was in the best shape of my life, but the... READ MORE

Questions from vickifa7

Is Facelift Too Premature for a 45 Year Old Woman?

I'm 45 and have under eye bags and nasolabial folds that really bother me. I've gotten 3 different recommendations on what I need, ranging from lower Blepharoplasty with... READ MORE

Do Eyelids Tighten Up As They Heal After Blepharoplasty?

I'm 4 weeks post-op after upper and lower blepharoplasty. Once the initial swelling went down, gaps developed between my lower lids and eyeballs. Doctor said it was chemosis... READ MORE

Recent comments from vickifa7

My skin is pretty good, I guess. I'm 45 so I had concerns about whether my arms would shink back too (unfortunately I don't have any before and after pics). I was religious about wearing the sleeves for the full 6 weeks, and actually... READ COMMENT

Hi Nicole, I apologize for my delayed reply, I haven't been on RealSelf in a while. I'm not sure if they can use lidocaine with general anesthesia, it might be too much for the body to handle. I think my pain may have been on the... READ COMMENT

My esthetician advised no exercise at all until the peel was fully complete, as she said there was a risk of blistering if the skin overheated, etc. However the instructions that came with the peel did not mention this restriction, nor... READ COMMENT