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veryunhappywithresults's Review of: Dr. James Oestreicher

Rating: 1.05 (out of 10)
Review Date:
February 6, 2013, 12:57 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. James Oestreicher (My Profile)
State:   Ontario (Ont)
Country:   Canada
Reviewer:   veryunhappywithresults (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):   January 20, 2011
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I cannot help but read these positive reviews with disbelief. My upper blepharoplasty results have been terrible. I wish every day that I could undo the damage and return to my normal eyes. My eyes were my favourite feature. I went to Dr. Oestreicher because I had done my research, and I knew that finding an excellent oculoplastic surgeon was the key to success.

I do not feel that Dr. Oestreicher consulted his exam notes before he performed surgery on my eyes. We had discussed the removal of a small fold of skin - only. Instead I received a cookie-cutter blepharoplasty - leaving me with unbearably tight and scarred skin, very hollow, rounded eyes, high creases, and wrinkled skin on the eyelid platform. My eyes are constantly tired and painful, and I have mild ptosis in one eye secondary to the surgery.

When I returned for a recheck exam, Dr. Oestreicher did not acknowledge my concerns. He examined me briefly, and concluded that my appearance looked 'surgical' - but would improve with time. This has not been the case. I have spent a considerable amount of money on consultations with other oculoplastic surgeons in the US. I have not yet had corrective surgery - as I am terrified of an even worse result.

I am glad (and envious!)that others have had positive results. Perhaps the doctor was having an "off" day - but he has ruined the appearance of my eyes - and there is not a minute of the day that I don't feel regret for having this procedure done.


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