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Revision Dr. Hoenig?

Revision Dr. Hoenig?

Postby crauf » Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:42 pm

Hello,

Has anyone had a revision with Dr. Hoenig? I have a consultation appt. set for mid October. I've read some positive things about him on this board, and he is only 30 miles from my friend in Long Beach (I live in Ohio).

I am 9 weeks post-op upper bleph and remain sick at heart about my results - technically probably OK, but wrong for my face and noticeably asymmetrical. I do not have high hopes that things will change that much.

I told my PS I wanted to leave the hooding - just wanted my lids off my lashes, but now I'm stuck with this round-eyed look with too much height toward the nose that makes me look older and less attractive. I've tried to resign myself and accept the look, but I just can't take it anymore!! I felt so much better after making the appt., and I'm hoping like crazy that he'll say I'm a good candidate for a revsion. I would not have this procedure again for the world!

Thanks - you're all great!
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Postby Mariel » Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:02 am

Did you have a chance to email photos of your situation to Dr. Hoenig? I corresponded with someone who had the same problems as you and that's what she did. He told her that creases change so much in the first year that he would not do anything until they stabilized completely. I think he did offer her some restylane in the upper lids to try to fill in the hollowed part near her nose, but I cannot recall more than that. And I know he uses 5FU for scarring, so if your high creases are caused by scar tissue, he may be able to address that.

I just would hate for you to get your hopes up, thinking that there may be something surgical that can be done this early. If anyone at this time in your healing is offering a surgical solution, please run in the other direction!

So sorry for your situation! Hang in there. Things DO get better.
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Postby crauf » Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:37 am

I have not emailed my photos, but I brought up the situation with the office person making the appointment. I said that some doctors make you wait a year (Dr. Fagien's office told me this), but she said "no," that a year was not necessary, especially for uppers. I hate to use up my Skymiles for nothing!
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Postby RENECHOW » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:26 am

crauf wrote:I have not emailed my photos, but I brought up the situation with the office person making the appointment. I said that some doctors make you wait a year (Dr. Fagien's office told me this), but she said "no," that a year was not necessary, especially for uppers. I hate to use up my Skymiles for nothing!


But 9 weeks is much too soon.
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Postby natasha1 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:57 pm

Send him pictures via e-mail. Hi WILL respond! He responded to me, him and his wife are very through about it. But I was 10 months at that time, 9 weeks way too early, but send your pics nevertheless.
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Postby crauf » Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:54 pm

I just got off the phone with the same office person at Dr. Hoenig's. She put me on hold while she called Dr. Hoenig to ask. I got the answer that, depending on healing, a revision can be done at 3 to 6 months. Just letting you know what I was told, as this might be useful information for others.

If I could have my old eyes back tomorrow, I'd be doing back handsprings. But I know that can't happen :~{, though I'm optimistic about restoring a little of my soft, gentle hooding. Did you and/or your husband have revisions? How did it go?

Thanks.
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Postby familygirl » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:06 am

Did you get my private message....hang in there
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Postby Mariel » Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:25 am

Crauf,

Everyone's situation is different, but why don't you try to email those photos or send them by mail? Talk to Danya, who is his PA and also his wife, and talk to her directly about your situation.

I would just hate for you to get your hopes up about early surgical revision. He might offer you restylane, which can puff out a hollow lid, or fat grafting once you are healed, but to be honest, crease problems can be a challenge. He told me flat-out that he wouldn't do anything surgical for a year. I appreciated his honesty, though it was hard to hear at the time. And my creases changed ALOT in the first several months.

I DID end up having a very complex revision with another surgeon, but that was for lower lid problems. I also had fat grafting to the uppers at the same time, so that may be a solution for you down the road...

Hang in there and good luck!
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Revision with Dr. Hoenig

Postby chesapeakebay » Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:04 pm

Crauf, Mariel is correct. 5 weeks is not only way too early for a revision, but way too early to possibly judge your final results. I had upper eyelid surgery 4 mo's ago @ my upper lids are still changing. Time is on your side @ things will likely relax. I am currently a patient of Dr. Hoenig's @ require some revision to my lateral canthi. He insists on waiting close to a full year for this @ I am in agreement. Honestly. things may work out better than you think, but the waiting is hard....
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Postby Mariel » Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:17 pm

Crauf,
I received your email but when I tried to reply it was rejected. So sorry! But here's a quick response. In fairness to my revision surgeon, I keep his info private. I have alot of healing to do and I swelled and bruised more than most, so I am nowhere near knowing what my results will be like.

Really do take heart that things get better with time. Full healing takes one year. That's why cheseapeakebay and I are saying to hang in there and be patient. Dr. Hoenig is very direct and will not sugarcoat things or do something that is not warranted, so perhaps a visit will make you feel better.

Take care and hang in there!
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Postby crauf » Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:01 pm

Thanks, everyone.

I'm trying to get my before and after pics from the ps so that I can email them to revision specialists. They've told me they are having computer issues.

As my lids relax, so do my eyebrows, giving me a harsh, unfeminine look rather than the gentle, melancholy look I had before. Soon my brows will sit on top of my lashes! (Really, all I wanted was my lids off my lashes.)

I'd be interested in hearing anyone's revision / fat grafting accounts.
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Re: Revision Dr. Hoenig?

Postby beentheredonethat » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:55 pm

I just joined this group. I know this is an old post here that I'm responding to, but I wanted to tell you all my experience with Dr. Hoenig. He did my lower bleph revision 6 months after the other doc botched me up. Dr Hoenig is the best doctor there is, hands down, he is the best. I live in Mexico, kind of a long trip for me, but I would travel to his office no matter where I lived in the world. Everyone who works with him, all his staff, everyone, they are all super great people, always attentive and helpful, always polite, super super wonderful people. He does the best work. He will be honest with you and tell you the truth. He told me on a scale of 1 to 10, my ectropion was a 5. I looked pretty bad. I was depressed, needless to say. The revision he did was fantastic, simply fantastic. It is hard for me to find enough words to say how great he is. If you need a revision, no matter where you live, travel to his office. He and all his support staff are worth it, no matter how far away you live.
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Re: Revision Dr. Hoenig?

Postby jenloveslife » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:06 pm

I emailed pics to Dr. Hoenig last week, but have not heard back from him. How long does it usually take? Maybe I should call.

Thanks,
Jen
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