Location: Bay Area, CA
Member since 1/14/2014


  • 110 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 2 discussions
  • 6 questions

Reviews by Ruz888

Arduous Recovery - Results Uncertain

At 5 weeks post op, I have to say that I've regretted my decision to go under the knife for a face, neck and temporal lift, and fat transfer to my cheeks. When I look at myself in the mirror, I look distorted: my eyes looked pulled, my face is swollen and there is residual bruising. Not to... READ MORE

Questions from Ruz888

Eyes Look Different After Facelift, Temporal Lift and Cheek Fat Transfer

At 5 weeks post op, my eyes look slanted, pulled to the sides, and there are bumps on my left side where the fat transfer was injected. I understand that it takes time for the... READ MORE

How Successful is Reducing/Taking Out Fat Transfer to Cheeks?

At 6 weeks post-op (face and temporal brow lift with fat transfer to cheeks), I do not like the look of the fat transfer on my cheeks. My face looks distorted and harsh. My PS... READ MORE

Is Discoloration on Side of Ear Normal After 7 weeks? Ear Feels Tight/Blocked/Swollen (Photos)

I am 7 weeks post face and temporal brow lift along with fat transfer to cheeks. About a week after the initial surgery, my left ear felt blocked and my PS recommended placing... READ MORE

Hair Transfer After Lateral Brow Lift

How soon is it possible to have a hair transplant to the temporal sides of the face after a lateral brow lift? After 5 months post op, it is obvious that hairline receded and... READ MORE

5 Months Post-Op Swelling from Fat Graft, Face Lift, Brow Lift and Nose Procedures. Is this normal?

I am 5 months post op from a face, brow and nose surgeries with a fat transfer to the cheek area. By now I had hoped that the swelling would be gone, but my face is still... READ MORE

Looking for Experienced Doctor in Bay Area to Remove Fat Transfer/Grafts

About 6 months ago, I received a fat transfer to the upper and midface area along with a facelift. The result is that my face now looks wide and has lost its natural contours.... READ MORE

Discussions started by Ruz888

Had Any Success with Fat Transfer Removal from Face?

In reading  multiple posts, I have learned that doctors have different opinions as to how to address the removal of fat transfer (FT) from the face. Some recommend... READ MORE

Looking for an Experienced Surgeon for Micro Liposuction of Fat Transfer to Cheek Area

I am looking for a skilled and experienced doctor who can perform lipo suction of a fat transfer to the cheek area. After 5 months, the fat graft continues to make my face look... READ MORE

Recent comments from Ruz888

Dear Chloe44, Reading your update touched me because I know how difficult it is --on a daily basis-- to deal with a bad facial surgery outcome. In my case, I had fat transfer to the cheek area, which made my face look wide and... READ COMMENT

Dear Splonsky, At nearly 2 weeks, you are at the embryonic stages of healing, so please be patient and give it time. I hope you have a good doctor who is supporting you through this period, which is the most difficult. Please don't... READ COMMENT

Dear Jersey Girl 50, There so many details in your situation that I understand so well. I'm so sorry that you had to go through such a scary ordeal, only not to like the outcome. I am in the process of consulting doctors in my area,... READ COMMENT

Hi Jojman, I know the 2 months seems like a long time, but you are at the early stages of healing. One thing I learned in this experience is that doctors don't do a good job of preparing you for the long recovery. I was told that I... READ COMMENT

While many are very open about their lives and post pictures of their procedures--which I appreciate very much as they provide visual information--some of us prefer to remain more private. Like GFGB, I've shared some of my pictures to... READ COMMENT