Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Botox: A Call To Action
So for about 3 years now I've been getting Botox injection in my pruney chin. When I was in 5th grade, I was swinging between two tables during art class after school, when the tables moved apart and I fell flat on my chin. My chin cracked open, the muscle fell out of it and there was blood everywhere. My mom was working that day, so my friend Rebecca's mom who was driving carpool picked me up in her Volvo, and drove me to the hospital and tried to calm me down by repeating "You're such a trooper, you're such a trooper" the entire way to the hospital while I continued to scream. My mom met me at the hospital and they had to sedate me so they could tuck the muscle back into my face and sew up my chin and then put bandages on it so that I looked like I was wearing a beard. Since that day, the muscles have never "laid" correctly, so when I smile or talk, the bottom of my chin contorts into a prune. I thought Botox would be the answer to this, so with my first paycheck at my law firm I ran to the plastic surgeon's office and instructed him to kill that shit. He injected like 8 injections of Botox into my chin, and I asked him if it would screw up my smile, and he reassured me that I wouldn't. Needless to say, for the next 7 months I could not move my chin and could not smile because my "depressor" muscles in my chin were paralyzed. After about 8 months, the Botox has faded so that the ideal combination of de-prunization and smile rejuvenation occurred, so the next time I went back to this guy, I told him to lighten up and stop ruining my smile. He ended up giving me the ideal dosage, which eliminated prunification and didn't disturb my smile. But the last time I went to him, it ruined my smile again, so I've been gun-shy about going back.
The point being, I don't want to go back to the same guy. Does anybody have a recommendation for a good Botoxing Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist who'd take $$$ out of pocket since I don't have health insurance? I just saw some pics of me from this past weekend and the prune is back, big time, and I can't live with it anymore. Email me.