Location: Los Angeles, CA
Member since 8/18/2008


  • 44 total posts
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 discussion
  • 14 questions

Reviews & Stories

I Am So Happy I Removed the Implants. Santa Barbara, CA

I considered re implanting them, but after much pain, hard capsules, and the scare of another mammogram [plus they were 40+ years old] I had procrastinated far too long. When I was 21 no mention of replacing them. I went on 8 consults, until I found the perfect plastic surgeon. He said I did not have much of my own breast tissue, so he thought I may not be happy with the flat chest look after... READ MORE

Better for Neck Bands? Santa Monica, CA

I had been using Botox for my ugly neckbands. I was never really impressed, or really noticed that much difference. The medspa was offering a special, so I decided to try it. I saw better than Botox results a couple of days following the injections [I think maybe 20 or less units] Same amt they used for Botox. I am sold. Had never heard of it before. Maybe its good for longer muscles? If I get... READ MORE

Ultherapy for Lower Face and Neck - Westwood, CA

I just had it done last week. They gave me a vicodin and xanax [I highly recommend taking some pain meds] It is painful even with the meds, but I did very well, did not have to rest during treatment. The aesthetic PA did it and did not give any aftercare info. Like your neck is numb, swollen and hurts for a few weeks [Thank goodness I always find the answers on real self] I was also just... READ MORE

Questions from bernie001

Chin Implant No Longer Fits Aging Profile, Would Your Recommend Non-Surgical Options or Revision Surgery? (photo)

I had a chin implant when I was 16 [now 60] and my jawline has obviously changed. Looks like my chin and lower lip jut out too much, have some notches that have developed where... READ MORE

Can Ulthera Be Done on the Neck Only, or is the Lower Face with It Necessary?

I have wrinkled neck, and bands [I will botox them] and not really happy with my profile. I just paid for a future visit for neck only, mainly because I am afraid of the pain,... READ MORE

Have I lost my smooth jawline due to fat or lax skin? (Photo)

I already had ulthera, titan and it did not lift this area. It was suggested I do i lipo ot trusculpt. Makes sense, if thisis fat. I am very thin, thin neck. The ulthera did... READ MORE

Fat transfer or fillers. What is the criteria for each?

I have posted questions already. I would never get a facelift or neck lift, so I would like some alternatives besides these methods for more volume and lifting. I have done... READ MORE

How would I find a good plastic surgeon in Serbia for Breast explant?

I am traveling to Serbia and have been told there are excellent doctors and prices. How would I find? Need breast explant, maybe redo, and a neck lift. I am guessing this would... READ MORE

Which would you recommend; lifestyle lift/lite lift or neck lift for neck and jowls?

Does the short scar facelift [like lifestyle lift/lite lift] work for a neck wrinkles and some jowls or is a lower facelift or necklift better for this? READ MORE

Breast explant surgery after 40 years. Which is safer: in office, or in a hospital under general with an anesthesiologist?

I am afraid of the psychological effect of no breasts, not fitting into clothes, etc. I have always had hard capsule, many immune issues, pain, ruptures. How long after explant... READ MORE

Do I need to do more tests before I have the explant to see if I have silicone in lymphs?

I am scheduled for implant removal surgery in a few weeks. I have had many health issues, I believe to be caused by the rupture and silicone leakage. My plastic surgeon says if... READ MORE

How do I know all my implant is removed?

I am 7 weeks post explant and my right breast feels like it still has some silicone hardness like before the removal. My surgery was ;capsule removal' would I need another... READ MORE

I'm 64. What's the best temporary option for lifting my muscles and adding volume to my face? How much would it cost? (Photo)

I need to fix my skin { face,neck chest } I need to lift my muscles and add volume. Considering co2 laser, and starting to research which {I really should get a lower lift, but... READ MORE

Which procedure should be done - CO2 or neck lift? (Photo)

I am planning the 2 procedures based on all my consults and needs. If I don't have to do the necklift I would be happy. I know my results for each are different, but some... READ MORE

Very old chin implant and changes to my profile that I don't like. Any suggestions?

I am in my 60's, but I had a chin implant when I was 16 years old. In the last 4-5 years I have been going on consults for aging facial issues. and just recently been diagnosed... READ MORE

Which procedures do plastic surgeons use to lift the skin, muscles, fat procedures?

Some say that they 'suture' up in places, and others just pull it all to the ear or back or ears area? What would be the difference in results? The best result so skin does not... READ MORE

Fractora, Forma, Ultherapy-Dermatologist reviews

As soon as I heard about Ultherapy I was excited, but after having it done at a 'aesthetic spa' - heard bad stories and I also found out they did not know how to do it... READ MORE

Discussions started by bernie001

Post removal depression and getting through it?

I have scheduled my implant removal in May. I have so many fears about the outcome. Yes, I want a healthy body. But I was SO self conscious about my flat chest, got my implants... READ MORE

Recent comments from bernie001

Wow, that sounds horrible. You explained it better than ANY docs I have seen. [about 10 so far] Your profile pic is amazing. READ COMMENT

My husband had some doubts at first and I thought-this is it.... I am me now [7 mo. post] Poor self image is very difficult to deal with, all the imagery of [someones] perfection around us. My wish is that all women, men, find the joy... READ COMMENT

Do you know the name of laser used? READ COMMENT

Sorry but you may be seeing your body proportions incorrectly, based on tv personalities. Its not natural, but I guess everyone has their views of what is right for them at 23. READ COMMENT