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marychan1@hotmail.co's Review of: Dr. James Oestreicher

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
October 27, 2008, 3:00 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. James Oestreicher (My Profile)
State:   Ontario (Ont)
Country:   Canada
Reviewer:   marychan1@hotmail.co (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   October 28, 2008
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I would like to share my painful experience with anyone considering eyelid surgery. After my first eyelid surgery, the result was that the creases of the upper lids were very high and did not look natural. The lower eyelid muscle was not tightened and the cheek was hollowed and sagging.

I was frustrated to the point that I refused to see any friends. I totally isolated myself for almost a year. During that period of time, I was busy consulting different plastic surgeons, hoping someone would do a better eyelid for me.

With luck, I got a referral from Dr. Peter Girschek (opthamologist) to Dr. James H. Oestreicher in downtown Toronto. Dr. Oestreicher is well known by his peers as a plastic surgeon in eyes only. With his special training and knowledge, he performed lower eyelid ectropion and external blepharoplasty revision on my eyelids.

In term of the high creases in my upper eyelid, Doctor Oestreicher thought that it would be very challenging to lower the creases in the upper eyelid. Instead, he performed Botulinum on me. Surprisingly, the results were very good. I am so grateful. I wish I found Dr. Oestreicher when I had my first eyelid surgery.

I am a happy patient now. I would be more happy if I didn't have to go through the hard way to find the right plastic surgeon. The lesson I learned is that if I want to do eyelid surgery or fill the areas around my eyes, I will only consider an ophthalmic plastic surgeon, who only specialize in eyes. If I want to do the nose , likewise I would only consider an ENT surgeon. I would check the credibilty of that doctor and consult more doctors before I put myself to someone's arms who only has the title of plastic surgeon.

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