Disappointing Experience with Radiesse
I went to a plastic surgeon to freshen my...
- 3 Mar 2008
I went to a plastic surgeon to freshen my appearance. I am only 34 and had slight NL and wrinkles around the eye area when I smiled. The Botox ($250) is working wonderfully, however, I am NOT at all happy with the Radiesse ($600) treatment. It has been 5 days and I have these UGLY jowl lines under my mouth (this is something that was not there prior to the treatment). Right after the injection, I noticed the puffiness right below my mouth and the assistant TRIED to massage it away. I also had bruising on one side of my face (NL area). Luckily, the bruising, swelling and lumpiness has gone down significantly (I have no lumpiness or feeling of the product now). However, those UGLY jowl (puffy lines below the bottom lip that extend almost to the bottom of my chin) are still visible, especially from the side angle/profile AND I see a minimal return of the smile line when looked at up close in the mirror. I have contacted the doctor and scheduled a follow-up, however, it is VERY UNLIKELY that I will allow him to perform any further procedures--corrective of otherwise. I am convinced that this problem is due in part to the surgeon---he may have placed to much of the product in that area--as it was visible right after he injected it into the lines. I am hoping that this Radiesse does not last a year, because these jowl lines are horribly ugly and actually make me look angry and old. FYI, ladies this surgeon was referred to me from a retiring surgeon that once treated me with collagen. This "new" surgeon, who is younger (early 40's) seemed very awkward and nervous from the beginning, he was also only able to show me one before and after photo--which was of a 60 yr old woman. I almost left without having anything done, but talked my self into staying because I trusted the retiring surgeons referral. If I could do this over, I should have trusted my intuition and I SHOULD HAVE LEFT. I think if I would have had a more experienced plastic surgeon, I would not have had these jowl lines.