Location: City Of Industry, CA
Member since 8/24/2011


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Questions from Earl

Difficulty Of Medpor Cheek/Jaw Removal?

I'm looking into getting tear through(orbital rim) and Jaw angle implants. I have to make a decision wether to use silicone or porex. How difficult is it to remove these... READ MORE

Would Insurance Pay For The Removal Of An Infected Jaw Implant?

If someone had jaw implants and got a serious infection that can't be treated would insurance pay for the removal. READ MORE

How Does Hydroxyapatite Granules Differ From Medpor?

For the orbital rim and paranasal augmentation. What are the long term infection rates for this material? How hard is it to remove long term? I heard it can calcify and turn... READ MORE

Information on Gore-Tex Facial Implants (Cheek/tear Trough)

I have read all about Silicone and Porex/Medpor facial implants but had some question on Gore-Tex cheek or tear trough implants) How easy are they to remove if need be later in... READ MORE

Silicone Facial Implants Covered in Gore-tex?

Whats the infection rate of the silicone facial implants that have a goretex coating? are they difficult to remove? READ MORE

Antibiotic Gel Into and Around the Implant?

I read a post online about someone who had developed a cheek implant infection years ago. His Dr. put him on regular treatment (oral antibiotics and I think IV), but the doctor... READ MORE

Can Open Composite Fat Grafting Be Placed over Orbital Rim?

Can the strip of fat be placed over orbital rim implatns or on top to make the eyes less hollow and improves a negative vector? READ MORE

Question for occuloplastics about droopy eyes post Lefort iii surgery

Im having a modified lefort III osteotomy to correct my midface deficiency. Ive been told that due to the cut on the corner of the eye to access that part of the orbital rim it... READ MORE

How long after a Lefort III can I get orbital decompression?

I had a lefort iii in june. it helped bring out my midface but I still have bug eyes. I want to get a lefort iii. how long do I have to wait? READ MORE

Can Derma Roller give a false positive for LPP (Lichen Planus Pillaris)?

I recently had a biopsy done of my balding crown. to my dr. and my surprise it came back positive for LPP (Lichen Planus Pillaris). He said he was puzzled because normally... READ MORE

Driving after orbital decompression surgery?

Can you drive during thee recovery period after orbital decompression, or should one wait 2 weeks. READ MORE

Could the DNA appliance or homeo block help improve my smile?

I'm a 31 year old male who was born with every craniofacial/dental issue. I've hade a lefort iii and bsso. I have greatly improved my appearance but still desire a stronger... READ MORE

DNA appliance and Homeoblock device. Does the skill of the practitioner matter?

I had maxillofacial surgery but still desire a stronger bone structure. Ive read about a few people who used the dna or homeblock to accomplish this Does the bone that growth... READ MORE

ALF appliance vs Biobloc vs homeoblock vs DNA appliance for sleep apnea treatment?

I was just diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. My dentist wants to use the dna appliance but I've read there are others. which one is the best? Im also looking to help develop my... READ MORE

How difficult will it be to remove my screws and plates? (Photo)

I had a lefort iii osteotomy back in 2014. I want to have my plates and screws removed. how difficult would this be I imagine the ones by the eyes are risky but maxilla and... READ MORE

How to determine if facial asymmetry is bone or soft tissue related?

I had a malar osteotomy. My face has always been assymetrical but I feel its more noticeable post op. I have a post op ct scan and I don't really see crazy asymmetry on it. how... READ MORE

Restylane VS Radiesse for upper and lower orbital rim and brow?

I am a male with a un masculine brow and supraorbital rim. I also have weak lower orbital rim giving me a "bug" eye appearance. I wanted to try filler to give a more masculine... READ MORE

Cheek augmentation via demineralized bone

Ive recently read about a few doctors who will augment the cheek area with demineralize bone. what drawbacks are there to this method compared to silicone READ MORE

Fat graft for weird shape forehead? (photos)

I have always had a weird assymetric shaped forehead. Fro the frontal view the sides cave in near the top and have a cone or egg shape near the top of my skull. from the side... READ MORE

Fat graft or filler over Hydroxyapatite granules?

If someone had brow augmentation via hydroxyapatite granules, can fat or filler be placed over it for more augmentation? READ MORE

DMSO post surgery for recovery

Ive read a lot about DMSO how its n anti inflammatory and helps healing, can this be taken or applied post surgery to speed up recovery and reducechances of implant either face... READ MORE

How exactly is facial fat grafting done?

Are all the techniques the same. Is the fat injected straight onto the bone or honycombes throughout each layer of dermis how do you know if the fat is alive after extraction... READ MORE

Does the recovery RX device assist in recovery for hairline lowering surgery?

I read somewhere that the device can prevent post surgical hairloss and make the scar better READ MORE

Does the sofpulse machine help recovery?

Does the sofpulse machine actually reduce post op swelling. specifically for facial implant surgery. READ MORE

Dermal fat grafting for facial augmentation.

Which doctors are known for using dermal fat grafts for facial augmentation? READ MORE

Is it safe to apply Hydroxyapatite Granule bone cement over metal plates and screws?

I'm looking to have some orbital rim augmentation via hydroxyapatite granules /bone cement. I have metal plates and screws on my orbital rim and cheeks from a prior... READ MORE

Fat transfer to forehead and blindness?

I read about risk of blindness from fat graft to the forehead. not sure the cause though. i've read says its because the needle cut a blood vessel that supplies the optic nerve... READ MORE

Can a vein finder help mitigate blindness filler risk?

I know a rare but real risk of fat grafting or filer into the forehead/brow is blindness.could the use a vein finder device prevent this? READ MORE

Can the veinlite or similar device help prevent the risk of blindness from filler or fat?

I know its not common, but I have read of people going blind from filler or fat injections to the forehead. I heard about this device that shows the veins so they can be mapped... READ MORE

In term of projection with facial implants what is the mm to mm ratio?

I have heard that a 3mm facial implant does not translate to 3mm of augmentation. what is the ratio? READ MORE

What is the difference between Macro, Micro and nano fat grafting?

I have seen this mentioned and wondering what is the difference READ MORE

Filler after hydroxyapatite granule cement?

If someone had hydroxyapatite cement granules placed in their brow/supra orbital rim. Can later on voluma or restylane of even fat grafting be done on top of it? READ MORE

Fat grafting to forehead subperiosteum, does it still pose the same blindness risks?

If fat is grafted only deep onto the bone and not in all the layers of skin, does it still pose the same blindness risk or are all the arteries bypassed due to being sub... READ MORE

Hairline lowering surgery?

Im a male whos considering hairline lowering surgery. I have a bald spot on my crown from lpp alopecia. Can any doctor post a picture of what the scar will look like after hair... READ MORE

Fat grafting during forehead reduction/hairline lowering surgery?

Ive read that fat grafting can improve scars. would having fat grafting to the forhead during surgery to have a hairline lowered/forhead reduce lead to a invisible scar? READ MORE

Forehead fat grafting and late onset blindness?

Is the risk of blindness from fat grafting only immediate post op or can it occur later on (months, years) after the fat has been placed READ MORE

What causes fat grafting to calcify?

Ive read that fat grafts can calcify or become a granuloma. what causes this. is it true that it can happen years later? READ MORE

Forehead Fat graft calcification or oil cyst?

How would a Dr. treat a fat graft placed in the forhead that calcifies or turns into an oil cyst. would removal involved a coronal incision? READ MORE