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Is that where you got it done?

Oh Lord NO! Never would. I get it done by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

"...While you may see advertisements for Botox in salons, spas and maybe a party or two, Botox is a real medical procedure, with the potential to cause serious problems, even death....

...So, who should perform your Botox? While plastic surgeons and dermatologists are the obvious choice, properly trained ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists are also reasonable alternatives. These four groups all receive appropriate instruction during their residency training programs.

What about family doctors, emergency medicine doctors, dentists, podiatrists, and everyone else who is trying to get into the act, courtesy of their weekend crash courses? Let’s just put it this way … I’m legally allowed to perform colonoscopies, but you wouldn’t want me doing that to you. Why? I’m not formally trained in colonoscopies. Doctors who add Botox and other cosmetic procedures to their menu of patient offerings are taking advantage of their medical licenses in this era of declining insurance reimbursement for the procedures that they were trained to do. It reminds me of Suttons Law: Why did Willie Sutton rob banks? Because that’s where the money was.

Bottom line? Like all medical procedures, choose your doctor carefully, and don’t view Botox like you view a manicure."

I went to a Plastic Surgeon vs a derm because I figured he had more weapons in his arsenal--that he wouldn't waste my time with non-surgical injectables if I really needed something more invasive. I was bracing myself for recommendations of upper bleph, lower bleph, endoscopic forehead lift and a litany of other surgical procedures that I would require--turned out my case was just a matter of a few injections. Nothing more. I keep asking him if I need surgery, and he looks under my chin, around my face, and says 'not yet.' What a relief! But the botox and filler make a remarkable difference imo. Truly amazing.
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