Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Botox: A Call To Action

If someone has the number for her plastic surgeon, that would be helpful

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.

5 comments:

Emily Derksen said...

by all means , de prun your chin, but if that picture is what your aiming for, I'd stay re think that life goal

Jenna said...

You're lucky! My "depressor" muscles are WAY too active.

Seeking said...

while we're at it, any recommendations for a nose job? i hear raj kanodia is awesome but for 20-25K, no way.

Active said...

glad you were okay after that chin incident. sounds pretty traumatizing for 5th grade. i'm wondering what your recovery was like for your nose job? was it horribly painful? i've been considering getting one for a while and i wonder what the reaction will be from people after. how long will it take ppl to get used to it? were co-workers cool about it?

Moira said...

whoah!! that photo scared me to death, good thing it does not happen to me after I had botox treatment, by the way if you were looking for quality botox try Dallas Botox, I've been there before..