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Member since 1/7/2011


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Reviews & Stories

Face Lift Revision. Champaign, IL

Dr. Russo and his entire staff are excellent. His talented and artistic work to revise a facelift and blepharoplasty (I had in Peoria that went terribly wrong), made me feel confident again and I am very pleased with his work. I recommended him highly. He also does great work with fillers and fat grafting. READ MORE

Hollow Nightmare - Peoria, IL

Make sure your surgeon marks your face while you are awake and explains exactly how much fat he/she plans on removing from your eyelids. Do not let them sedate you before you know what to expect. You will never wake up from the nightmare of hollowness. I did many consultations and decided on the wrong Doctor. A board certified facial plastic surgeon! I put my trust in him. I was told he would... READ MORE

sub nasal lip lift

The surgeon did not make the incision at the base of my nose. Now I have a very visable scar about one centimeter below my nose in a half circle shape. The scar is very noticable and I cannot conceal it with make up. I am very self conscious about it. I was told by other surgeons it will not "go away" that it should not have been done this way. Now I suffer with this horrible scar. I... READ MORE

Questions from July4

Do Most Surgeons Draw Pre-Op Surgical Markings on Your Face While You Are Unconscious?

When is the pre operative surgical markings done for a face lift and blepharoplasty. It is before the surgery while you are awake and sitting up or after you are sedated and... READ MORE

Difference Between Cheek Lift and Mid Face Lift

What is the difference between a "cheek lift" and a "mid face lift". READ MORE

What Type of Lip Lift Did I Have?

I had a "sub nasal lip lift" but my scar is like a half circle beneath my nose,down toward my lip. What kind of lip lift did I have? I am not happy with the placement... READ MORE

Gore-Tex Implants to Create Philtral Columns Above Lips?

I had a sub nasal lip lift and the surgeon put gore-tex implants to create philtral columns above my lips. (between lips and nose) It is very hard and makes it painful to eat... READ MORE

Blepharoplasty Scars?

Are eye lid incisions alwasys made in the crease of the eyelid? Mine are in the shape of a curve that goes up to my brow area. I had a blepharoplasty with a brow pexy. Scars... READ MORE

Is the Position of Earlobes Changed After Face and Neck Lift?

I had a face & neck lift in August 2010. The position of my earlobes has changed. I cannot wear my earrings because my right ear peirce is further away from my face than my... READ MORE

Gore-Tex Implants In Facial Plastic Surgery

What is the main purpose for the use of Gore-Tex strips in facial plastic surgery today? Are 2mm Gore-Tex strips useful in creating philtral columns? Is this an antiquated... READ MORE

Blepharoplasty of Upper Eyelids. Is fat and muscle removed or just skin?

Do most surgeons remove fat and muscle in the upper eye lids during blepharoplasty? Or is just the excess skin removed? READ MORE

Where Will The Scars Be For A Facelift, Blepharoplasty & Subnasal Lip Lift?

If you are having multiple procedures done, does the surgeon do the pre-surgical markings and show the patient where the scars will be placed? READ MORE


Do some surgeons take fat and muscle from eyelids & move the eyelid crease very high? Is this an antiquated technique from the 1960's & 70's? For what reason... READ MORE

Blepharoplasty Revisions for Hollow Upper Eyelids

After Blepharoplasty surgery creating hollow upper eyeslids. What is the best repair option for hollow eyelids. Pearl fat grafting or fat transfer? What is the risks and... READ MORE

Fat Transfer Removal

I had fat transfer to the cheek area and unfortunatly too much was placed above Zygoma area (cheek bone). I have protruding humps for cheek bones. I am reluctant to send many... READ MORE

Hollowness Under Brows 1 Year After Brow Pexy. Could This Have Been Prevented? How To Correct? (photo)

I had a brow pexy over a year ago. I now have very hollow areas directly under my brows. What could have been done to prevent this. How can it be permanently fixed? I am a 52... READ MORE

What is the Best Procedure to Lift the Midface?

I am considering a midface lift and would like to know which is the best & longest lasting procedure. A midface lift with endotine or a Soof lift. I would like to improve... READ MORE

Recent comments from July4

I am in the process of getting photographs from Dr. Russo, Champaign IL, who did a lot of revision work, and when I do, I will post the photos. Thank you for your interest. And yes, my sub nasal scar is very subtle compared to the... READ COMMENT

Your story saddens me. I also had many problems with my cosmetic surgery. My issues are on my face. Hard to cover up. I did not trust my initial surgeon after (A Board Certified facial Plastic Surgeon In Peoria, IL) I asked questions... READ COMMENT


I had a face,cheek & neck lift by a board certified facial plastic surgeon, in August 2010. I have severe pixie ears and my face,cheek lift did nothing to "lift" my face. I would also like to join in on the Dr. OZ or Oprah and speak... READ COMMENT

Who was the plastic surgeon? READ COMMENT