SadieBee

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Location: New England
Member since 3/1/2012

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  • 371 total posts
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 discussion
  • 364 comments
  • 3 questions

Reviews by SadieBee

Extraordinary Trustworthy Doctor - New York

Convinced by before-and-after photos of his patients, and their rave reviews of Dr. Yang's skills and bedside manner. I am thrilled with the results and the care I received. I had considered plastic surgery for several years. I feel more energetic and vibrant than I ever have in... READ MORE

Biofilm Infection After Restylane Injections to Tear Troughs

I've had great results with Restylane to the glabella, naso-labial folds, and around the mouth, however, I've had a disastrous result with injections to my tear troughs. Originally I wanted a lower bleph, but my ps talked me into Restylane instead. Big mistake! I had one set of... READ MORE

Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, Fat Injection, & Laser Resurfacing - Beverly Hills, CA

After having Restylane injected to my tear troughs in October 2012, I developed an unfortunate biofilm infection. (You can read about it here: http://www.realself.com/review/new-york-ny-disastrous-result-injecting-restylane-tear-troughs.) Seven months later, I had the Restylane dissolved with... READ MORE

Questions from SadieBee

Recurrent Swelling 4 Months After Restylane to Tear Troughs? (photo)

2 months after Restylane, I started experiencing recurring swelling under eyes. Each episode leaves area lumpy & bruised. I've read horror stories about hyaluronidase... READ MORE

Lower Blepharoplasty After Restylane and Hyaluronidase? (photo)

4 months ago I had Restylane injected to tear troughs, and since then have had a problem with recurrent swelling, an apparent immune response to the Resty. Lower eyes are now... READ MORE

What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon? (photo)

I consulted an oculoplastic surgeon about bags and lumpiness left under my eyes from Restylane and a subsequent biofilm infection. He recommended an upper/lower bleph, laser... READ MORE

Discussions started by SadieBee

Asymmetry After Upper/Lower Bleph

I am two and a half weeks post-surgery and freaking out because my eyes look asymmetrical. Since day one, my left eye has looked smaller and more droopy or than my right eye. I... READ MORE

Recent comments from SadieBee

Love the new haircut, Barb! Compared to what you've been through, Botox is a breeze. I've been doing my "11's" for years, long before I did any other cosmetic procedures. Love it for this purpose! I wouldn't recommend it for crow's feet... READ COMMENT

Thank you, Abby1. This is gratifying for me to read. I know how helped I've been by others' detailed reviews, and am so happy to give back. Wishing you all the best on your own healing journey. READ COMMENT

Hi biggyc. My doc had me take 300 mg of Clindamycin for 12 days after the nodule reappeared a few weeks ago. Seems to have cleared it up, but I am left wondering is there are still minute amounts of the Restylane still left which might... READ COMMENT

Sandy, it sounds like you might have a biofilm infection, in which case you would need a long course of treatment with powerful antibiotics and to have the filler dissolved and/or removed. Do a search on RealSelf for "biofilm fillers"... READ COMMENT