Member since 4/21/2013


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Questions from Elainey

Swelling on One Side 7 Weeks After Cheek Implant? (photo)

After surgery it was more swollen than other side. When I moved my head in certain positions or touched certain areas of the implant, it was extremely painful. Each day was... READ MORE

Is ArteFill a Good Alternative to Cheek Implants?

Had cheek implants about 3 months ago. They got infected and removed. My cheeks are very flat. What are the pros and cons between Fat Transfer and ArtiFill as an alternative to... READ MORE

Lower lid hollow and rounded, would AlloDerm give good results? (photo)

I am in my late 60's and have hollows in my lower eyelids and some rounding due to a previous surgery that was done many years ago (the doctor has since retired). I am I’m... READ MORE

Oculoplastic surgeon recommendation?

Can you help with a recommendation for an Oculoplastic surgeon who does both AlloDerm and fat transfer, and is located in Northern California, south or noth bay area (San Jose,... READ MORE

Can using CO2/Erbium-Yag to laser resurface cause hyperpigmentation?

Plastic surgeon I went to recommended CO2/Erbium-Yag to laser resurface only around my mouth area, rather than full face, because I tend to get hyper-pigmentation. I am... READ MORE

Alloderm implant versus palette skin graft - lower eyelids

I am nearly 70 years old. Had previous lower eyelid surgery many years ago and fat was removed. Lower eyelid is now pulled down with scleral show. One eye has about 1/8"... READ MORE

How long does Alloderm graft last to correct sagging in lower eyelids?

Does Alloderm last as long as soft palette graft to fix sagging in lower eyelids? And how long can either expect to last? In my case the sagging is due to a previous lower... READ MORE

Does fat transfer work well for tear trough and hollows under mouth areas? (photos)

I would like to do something long-lasting and safe to fill in tear troughs and hollows on the sides of my mouth. Any suggestions? READ MORE

Discussions started by Elainey

Does anyone has experience with Alloderm tissue for sagging lower eyelids?

I'm especially interested in how long Alloderm lasts as compared with soft palette tissue READ MORE

Oculoplastic Surgeon in Bay Area, California - Does anyone have experience with Dr. Peter Levin

I need correction for a previous lower eyelid surgery. Dr. Peter Levin in Mountain View, California is the only Oculoplastic surgeon listed by ASOPRS in my area. I'm... READ MORE

Recent comments from Elainey

I've yet to use Dr. Peter Levin. I hope someone else has used him and can chime in. READ COMMENT

I'm having trouble finding how to contact Dr. Timothy J. Marten. Does he have a web page? READ COMMENT

Thanks for recommending Dr. Guy Massry. Reading his reviews, I see that he has an outstanding reputation. I wish I had the luxury of being able to travel for the surgery. I'm located in the Northern California, Peninsula South Bay, and... READ COMMENT

Thanks for recommending Dr. Kim. I will keep him in mind for other surgeries. But for my eyes I think I'd better stick to an oculoplastic surgeon who specializes. As you said, fixing is always harder than getting it right the first time. READ COMMENT

Kind of makes me wonder even more about Dr. Peter Levin if no one is commenting about him. READ COMMENT