Location: Los Angeles, CA
Member since 8/29/2011


  • 80 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 5 questions

Reviews by mfan17

Granulomatous Reaction to Radiesse - Los Angeles, CA

Approximately one year ago, I received Radiesse injections in an attempt to level some acne scars on my cheeks. Instead of filling the scars like I had asked, the nurse injector (mistake #1) decided that my cheeks needed filling. Within a day after the injections, my face swelled and looked... READ MORE

Botox in Masseter Muscle for Jaw Contouring -Los Angeles, CA

I've had this done multiple times over the past couple of years to contour the jawline. I have a pretty significant case of TMJ, and over the years it had taken a toll on my teeth (being worn down) and my face. My face always looked swollen and puffy regardless of what I weighed. ... READ MORE

Questions from mfan17

What is the ideal? I've been getting Botox injections to slim the masseter muscles consistently for 2 years.

Overall, I really like the effect. My question is, at what point does the face become too tapered and appear abnormal and not in harmony with other facial features, especially... READ MORE

Does dermabrasion destroy the adnexal structures that are necessary to heal after a resurfacing procedure?

Does Dermabrasion (ablative, not microdermabrasion) preclude future laser procedures (co2, erbium)? If one does focal, spot dermabrasion to contour deep acne scars, does that... READ MORE

Is ear cartilage adequate for typical Asian Rhinoplasty patient?

In the typical Asian rhinoplasty patient, is there enough ear cartilage to augment the bridge AND to increase projection and length of the nose? Are there any particular... READ MORE

3 months post-op. How soon after the operation can Dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) be repeated?

I recently had a spot dermabrasion procedure localized to just the left cheek area. At this point, it has been 3 months since the dermabrasion, which was done to soften acne... READ MORE

Are I-shaped silastic implants a good option? Do they reduce the complications associated with traditional L-shaped implants?

Do I-shaped silastic implants used only on the bridge greatly reduce the complications associated with traditional L-shaped implants? From my research, it seems most of of the... READ MORE

Recent comments from mfan17

This was a very successful operation. You look great. READ COMMENT

It is hardly new. PMMA has existed for decades through several iterations and different brand names. In Europe it was called Artecoll. READ COMMENT

Not sure why you need pictures. This is well documented complication of permanent fillers. And yes, Artefill is permanent no matter what you have been told. READ COMMENT

Agreed. All plastic surgery is about staving off the inevitable anyway. It's about looking as good as you can for as long as you can. The cosmetic effects of facelifts, skin resurfacing, botox, and even breast implants will all fade... READ COMMENT

Did you even research this? What did you think you were signing up for when you did strip surgery? Sounds like you didn't even understand the basic science behind it considering the way you seemed surprised that it "fell out" then... READ COMMENT