Hope out there for others in a similar predicament! Kind of a long story but I do get to talking about Dr. Lupo in the end!
I just wanted to share my story in hopes of helping others. Most people seem to write reviews when they are unhappy with their results so I don’t want to focus too much on the negative.
When I was 29 years old, I was diagnosed by a wonderful Endocrinologist – Dr. Harold Miller with Grave’s disease (hyperthyroidism) and my type caused my eyes to bulge out (rare). It’s a pretty scary looking eye problem and you can google images to see what I am referring about.
I never had much self-esteem despite others telling me that I am a pretty girl. While out in a shopping mall, a small child laugh at me and ask their mommy what was wrong with me and why do my eyes look so crazy. I immediately went home and cried so hard and knew that I had to look into something to help my problem. I found on the internet a procedure called Orbital Decompression which removes the fatty tissue buildup around the eyes that causes them to bulge. In a panic mode not realizing I need a specialist in the field (oculoplastic surgeon), I find a plastic surgeon whose name was plastered everywhere and thought it would be a safe bet. I never consulted with Dr. Miller and went and had the procedure done.
This was the worst mistake of my life! A procedure that should have been an hour or 2 went on from 6 am – 10:30 pm at night! He obviously had to call in reinforcement because he didn’t know what he was doing. My eyes were so asymmetrical and far worse than before the operation. I went back after many months of recovery for a follow-up and asked if he could fix my eyes. He looked at me like how dare you question my work and what is wrong with you! He agreed to do a second surgery at no cost and still left me a mess with a ton of scar tissue!
I cried to Dr. Miller and he told me that he wished I would have talk to him first and I should go see a specialist in Covington – Dr. Kyle Acosta, an oculoplatic surgeon. It only took one surgery and he grafted skin from my eyelids and worked his magic in 1 hour with no anesthetic side effect and minimal pain and bruising ……I had phenomenal results with eyes far prettier than before my graves eye disease diagnosis. The only problem after this was that he told me eventually I would need laser treatment on the skin that was grafted because the inexperience doctor left me with so much scar tissue.
That is where Dr. Mary Lupo came in…a nationally recognized expert in the field of Dermatology. She took that tough, scar tissue around my delicate eye area and made it smoother than a baby’s skin after one non-aggressive laser treatment! My results can be seen on her website and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her!!!!
Finally, I got diagnosed with something scary, I made a bad decision on selecting someone to do surgery on me but despite all I believe God brought Dr. Harold Miller, Dr. Kyle Acosta, and Dr. Mary Lupo my way for help. God sent sweethearts with amazing bedside manner restoring my faith in doctors!!!
God Bless all who read this and hope it helps!