💉*The devastating consequences of an unrecognizable face*
💉Could you have imagined that over the following months and years that your life would be turned upside down? That you would struggle to leave the house, stop seeing your friends and family, end relationships and rely on medication to get you through the day? The disappointing and traumatic consultations with other surgeons, as well as the hours spent trawling the internet looking for solutions, have become a full time job - and there's no end in sight.
💉Extract taken from Don't Call Me Ugly by Alicia Douvall
💉 The cosmetic marketing strategies used to reel patients into facial fat grafting involve falsified statistics, citations from heavily biased academic publications, and language that actively seeks to downplay and minimise the procedure to the level of a mesotherapy injection.
💉But the resulting facial changes are typically drastic, permanent and highly disturbing to those who mistakenly believe that this procedure will afford them a minimal or localized improvement in one area. In essence, theories relating to facial fat grafting being natural and undetectable are simply not true.
💉One of the most common complaints relates to the (over)filling of facial areas without consent. Among the ever-growing number of unhappy patients, you will find numerous people who have woken up from their surgeries to find that their surgeons took it upon themselves to inject additional facial sites that were never discussed. This is sometimes accompanied by extreme overfilling of these no-go areas, making them look totally distorted and unlike their natural selves.
💉Grafted fat is viscous and, due to the enormous quantities of grafted fat used in facial fat transfers, can make your face and skin feel swollen, tight and uncomfortable at best.
💉There is a simple way to avoid any of this happening to you, and that involves staying far away from facial fat grafting of any kind.
⭐️ Throwback to this 53 year old lady requesting facial rejuvenation in combination with a revision rhinoplasty. A septorhinoplasty with turbinoplasties, deep plane facelift and neck lift was performed. A very pleasing improvement in neck contour, jaw line and facial contours was obtained. All nasal breathing issues were successfully addressed 🙌🏼😍
Happy Wednesday everyone! This week I think I’ve been pretty productive. Yesterday I sat down and worked on SoS. I managed to plan 19 chapters on Monday and wrote chapter 19 yesterday. I’m going completely out of order but I think that’s working better for me than forcing myself to write chapters I’m not motivated for.
Today I want to reintroduce my main character, Kassandra. Kass is a Priestess at the Temple of the Stars and has been training since she was six years old for this position. She’s exactly where she wants to be until people start going missing and bodies start appearing at the Cyrene (the hospital). And when she starts having dreams about glowing eyes and violent deaths she starts wondering what’s going on. After some more events (that I won’t mention because spoilers) Kass is faced with the decision to flee and work out what’s going on. Especially after the castle seer seeks her out and tells her about an impending war with the Darkness. Kass is then forced to hunt down the original Five bloodlines, the descendants of the first gods, because only together can they stop the Darkness.
I should probably work on a “working” blurb since I really don’t have one yet. But I’m liking the new additions to Kass’s character and the plot. I’m excited to get draft 3 written so I can do another round of beta readers. Because I can finally see this all coming together. I’m loving my new planning and where this new draft is going. Hopefully I can find more time to write even with uni breathing down my neck. So far I’m liking most of my classes (except philosophy coz yuck). I’m hoping my motivation sticks and I don’t give up halfway through the trimester.
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I can't believe it's already July! I would've been having my end of year exams right about now, but instead I'm at home watching Frozen 2 🤙🏼These days I'm taking it slow, and allowing myself to have more 'unproductive' days.
In medical school the amount of information thrown at you each week is continous and it never fails to amaze me how quickly your brain has to somehow find a way to adjust it's processing capacity to keep up. So i like to think my poor neurones are actually thanking me for these unproductive days🤗hope everyone has a lovely weekend!💌
I started studying a few hours now and felt stressed a little bit. I'm lucky that today we officially have access to public places in my country with taking the necessary precautions ofc, so I will go out with my sister to enjoy the summer and have some fun, I'll continue my study afterI came back.
how do you feel today ?