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Reviews & Stories


V-Beam / Laser Genesis for Rosacea I have tried three total sessions with three different doctors. The price above is for the Candela V-Beam laser in Singapore. Please advise that Singapore pricing is a bit cheaper than US pricing. This dollar amount covered my lower neck and upper chest area once; where redness was extensive for me whenever I was being exposed to heat, excess touch, spicy... READ MORE

Bilateral Otoplasty

Performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in PS-Central Singapore. I feel that my operation was a success but I will have to get a second operation done on one ear, as the ears were not "symmetrically" pinned: an obvious draw of such a surgery one would assume. Considering the "incisionless" operation as a follow-up. Otoplasty has a painful and extended healing... READ MORE

Questions from mbalta

Surgery Instead of Botox Bleph?

Is there a more-permanent solution to the "botoxing" of the under-eye's "orbicularis muscle"? My PS has said that I am not in need of a lower blepharoplasty... READ MORE

Second Blepharoplasty Incision?

I had an upper blepharoplasty two years ago where only skin needed to be removed. Now I'd like to remove underlying fat as well. Must my incision site (scar) be re-opened for... READ MORE

Can Ear Surgeries Be Revised?

I had my ears pinned. The ears are not pinned the same amount, and one is pinned back too far. Is this a procedure that can be "reversed" at least a bit? Michael READ MORE

Can I Have a Chin Implant After Getting Fat Injections?

I had chin fat injections and now want a chin implant. Must the fat be removed first? READ MORE

Contact Sports After Thread Lift?

How long after a thread lift (absorbable) can I perform contact sports such as boxing and jiu-jitsu? READ MORE

What Treatments Are There to Remove Scars from Sports Injuries?

What is the best laser to use for removal of body scars? These are an "accumulation" of scars I've achieved over a lifetime of sports...many on my shins, and a few on my face, etc. READ MORE

Micro-liposuction of Jowl Fat?

How does this work? Is the liposuction performed from the inside of the cheek? Also, under what conditions can this procedure be used? READ MORE

What is Platysmal Suspension?

I've had my neck liposuctioned yet my neck still lies well under my chin. Doctors and others have said that I have a weak chin profile. I'd rather not get a chin implant though... READ MORE

Nose Tip Centering Methods?

Can the nose tip be moved or centered with a method other than Rhinoplasty (tiplasty)? For example, there is a non-invasive/minimally-invasive thread technique that works like... READ MORE

How to Correct a Slightly Assymetric Nose?

I probably have the smallest correction possible on my nose. It is off-center at the end, as be seen on the photos. What is the best way to correct or straighten this slight... READ MORE

How Long Does Botox Last in the Obicularis Muscle?

How long does Botox last in the obicularis muscle (undereyes)? I had mine Botoxed seven months ago and it's still there. READ MORE

Filler for Indentation from Scar Injection?

Hello. I had fat removed from my legs. The two holes under the buttocks resulted in some thick scars that I had later had injected with something that eats away the scar... READ MORE

Would Liposuction Help Nasolabial Folds and Under Jowling?

I have nasolabial folds and a bit of jowling. Doctors like to fix the NL lines with fillers; a temporary solution. Instead of placing fillers in the "depressions",... READ MORE

Fillers to Beef Up Area Above Chin Implant?

Hello. I have a small implant that otherwise looks fine; but I find that it causes too much sharpness when viewed at a 45-degree angle--because, unlike with a real larger... READ MORE

Fat Injections to the Sides of Temple

If I get fat injections to the sides of my temple (above the eye area and between eyes and hairline) does the doctor need to beware of the many veins and arteries that exist... READ MORE

Wrong Area of Face Fat Grafted

My doctor injected the wrong side of my face with fat (undereyes). He included PRP as well. It is day two post-procedure and I am wondering if now is an optimal time to... READ MORE

Double Butt Cheek After Scar Revision

I had a lipo scar that was placed under my ass cheek about .5 cm too far down to match the buttocks' natural crease. A revision made it nicer but 6 months after it still is... READ MORE

Kenalog Steroid Injection

Can kenalog-10 be injected to reduce moderate jowling? Would this be a less invasive method than liposuction? READ MORE

Undereye Fat Transfer: Is It Better to Undergo Local Liposuction or Moderate Kenalog Injection to Reduce Uneven Fat Transfer?

Undereye fat transfer: Is it better to undergo local liposuction or moderate kenalog injection to reduce unevenness in a fat transfer procedure? READ MORE

Can Fat Be Injected into Brow Lines?

I do not like the look (and length of time that it lasts) of botox. I want to get rid of my forehead lines. Can fat be placed along these horizontal stripes and still give me a... READ MORE

Can Corticosteroid Be Injected into a Hyperactive Undereye Muscle for Muscle Twitch? What About Botox?

Can corticosteroid be injected into a hyperactive undereye muscle twitch? What about Botox? I am looking for a permanent solution to a permanent problem. READ MORE

Can I Use Corticosteroid on the Nose for a Small Reduction?

Instead of a doctor peeling back nose skin from the tip to operate on cartilage, can I use corticosteroid on the nose for small reduction? READ MORE

Should I Get Steroid Injections to Fresh Scars from a Laparoscopic Procedure?

Should I get steroid injections to fresh scars from a laparoscopic procedure? I have two cuts to the sides of my belly button. READ MORE

Do I Need Scar Repair for my Laparoscopic Surgery Holes? (photo)

These are two holes from a varicolectomy done three weeks ago. The doc used glue and pieces of tape--but no stitches. The tape came off yesterday. It seems the skin was not put... READ MORE

Can Fraxel Repair Hypotropic Scars?

My scars are white, flat, and mostly on my shins from injuries. READ MORE

Can Ulthera Be Used Both Inside and Outside the Jowls?

I have an asian-american, and thus a "fat" face. Ulthera has a wand that can be used externally. Since the jowls are rather thick, would or could I benefit from... READ MORE

Can Intraobdominal Fat Be Liposuctioned?

I have had traditional abdominal liposuction. My stomach has bulged out, since. Apparently the fat in my stomach is..."in and around" my stomach...and other internal... READ MORE

V-Beam Around Blood Vessels?

If I get V-Beamed on the dorsum of my hands, will the laser "srike" any of my large blood vessels? I only want "the red out" from my skin. READ MORE

Can I V-Beam my Ears?

My ears have both small veins and diffuse redness that gets very red with either exercise or alcohol. Can ear skin be V-Beamed safely? READ MORE

What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Neck Lines? Can Fat Be Injected into Them?

What is the best way to get rid of neck lines? Can fat be injected into them? READ MORE

When and for How Long and How Hard Should I Massage New Surgical Wounds (Scars)?

If botox is supposed to heal these same wounds, I have read that it is because it placates the muscles beneath scars and minimizes stretching. So I would think that massage... READ MORE

Which tightening procedures are okay to get when you have Hyaluronic acid fillers?

Hello! I have filler in my temples, under-eye, and a good amount on my chin. What skin tightening lasers--such as Accent, Thermage, Ulthera, Titan, etc.--are okay to get with a... READ MORE

Discussions started by mbalta

Ablative Laser Treatments Downtime

I have tried a non-ablative laser treatment for my acne scars and it helped. Now, I would like to try an ablative laser treatment for the surface area. What is an ablative... READ MORE

Recent comments from mbalta

Hi! How did insurance cover your treatment? Thank you! READ COMMENT

Redness email me at s**** READ COMMENT

If you have stripes after two years, then it is probably the MISSED areas that are showing up. Hyper and hypo disappear after about six months. READ COMMENT