Cheeks On Fleek

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You know I keep it real here. Over the past year, I lost 13 pounds and kept them off because I’ve drastically changed my eating habits (no more carbs and sugar!) and bumped up my workout game to rival that of an Olympian.

But…the weight loss has been no bueno to my face because it thinned out too much and I was starting to look like the creepy thingamajig in Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” painting. Thankfully, The Miami Institute took notice of my blog and offered me a consultation with Doctor Julio Gallo where we decided this girl needed some Juvéderm dermal fillers in my cheeks ASAP.

During my chat with Dr. Gallo, I learned that as we get older, our skin’s collagen production goes South (much like the direction of our boobs), which in turn, causes less firmness and suppleness. This equates to, yep, you guessed it… dreaded wrinkles and deep folds. And we all can agree that the only living creatures in which droopy/wrinkly skin looks cute on are basset hounds and Shar Peis. #Trust

So Juvéderm to the rescue! And I knew I was in good hands. You see, Doctor Gallo is Miami’s top plastic surgeon and take a look at my results above! I’m obsessed. He injected the apples of my cheeks with Juvéderm Voluma which added volume beneath my skin’s surface to lift and contour my cheek area. And, nope, it didn’t hurt because a nurse rubbed cream on the treated area 40 minutes beforehand so the face is nice and numb (cue The Weeknd’s “I Can’t Feel My Face” tune right about now). 

For those of you unfamiliar with The Miami Institute, their office is nestled inside the swanky Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Miami and is super Chic (capital “C” for dramatic effect, natch). Swathed in contemporary art, the office boasts the best-of-the-best doctors and every get-pretty procedure under the sun. Celebrities (sorry…my lips are sealed!) flock to this office like moths to a flame and with good reason…the results here are perfection. To find out more, visit here or call (305) 692-0695. 

Doctor Gallo

 {Dr. Julio Gallo and I during my appointment}

{Bardot dress, Valentino rockstuds, Hermès Birkin handbag, Céline sunnies, Van Cleef & Arpels earrings}

Photos by Karla Garcia

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  1. Cristina
    May 15, 2016 / 10:40 am

    You look awesome!

  2. Vivian
    May 15, 2016 / 11:08 am

    I’ve been thinking about getting fillers too.

  3. Elise
    May 15, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    You look so young… ??

  4. Lana
    May 16, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Brave girl to be open and honest about this

  5. May 17, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    I love how you own this. And your outfit is perfection. Thank you for always visiting my blog and showing love. I really appreciate it!


  6. May 21, 2016 / 9:31 am

    You go girl!!!! Losing 13 pounds!!! That’s awesome. You look absolutely phenomenal. Totally putting us 20 somethings to shame!

  7. Seba
    May 25, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    You look great

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