Location: New England
Member since 3/1/2012


  • 387 total posts
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 discussion
  • 3 questions

Reviews & Stories

Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, Fat Injection, & Laser Resurfacing - Beverly Hills, CA

After having Restylane injected to my tear troughs in October 2012, I developed an unfortunate biofilm infection. (You can read about it here: Seven months later, I had the Restylane dissolved with hyaluronidase, which got rid of the infection, but left my undereye area saggier and baggier than... READ MORE

Biofilm Infection After Restylane Injections to Tear Troughs

I've had great results with Restylane to the glabella, naso-labial folds, and around the mouth, however, I've had a disastrous result with injections to my tear troughs. Originally I wanted a lower bleph, but my ps talked me into Restylane instead. Big mistake! I had one set of injections that didn't seem to make much difference. 8 months later, doc suggested injecting again. At the... READ MORE

Extraordinary Trustworthy Doctor - New York

Convinced by before-and-after photos of his patients, and their rave reviews of Dr. Yang's skills and bedside manner. I am thrilled with the results and the care I received. I had considered plastic surgery for several years. I feel more energetic and vibrant than I ever have in my life, but my face was making me look sad, tired, and older than I felt inside. I wanted a... READ MORE

Questions from SadieBee

Recurrent Swelling 4 Months After Restylane to Tear Troughs? (photo)

2 months after Restylane, I started experiencing recurring swelling under eyes. Each episode leaves area lumpy & bruised. I've read horror stories about hyaluronidase... READ MORE

Lower Blepharoplasty After Restylane and Hyaluronidase? (photo)

4 months ago I had Restylane injected to tear troughs, and since then have had a problem with recurrent swelling, an apparent immune response to the Resty. Lower eyes are now... READ MORE

What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon? (photo)

I consulted an oculoplastic surgeon about bags and lumpiness left under my eyes from Restylane and a subsequent biofilm infection. He recommended an upper/lower bleph, laser... READ MORE

Discussions started by SadieBee

Asymmetry After Upper/Lower Bleph

I am two and a half weeks post-surgery and freaking out because my eyes look asymmetrical. Since day one, my left eye has looked smaller and more droopy or than my right eye. I... READ MORE

Recent comments from SadieBee

Hi KP72. I'm responding more than a year since you posted your question. I got so tired of obsessing over my eyes, that I stayed off RealSelf for a long time. I didn't really have any other symptoms while the infection was active other... READ COMMENT

I feel the same way hifi08. I traded bags for hollowness under one eye. It's been two years and the asymmetry is still there, with a deep groove in my right tear trough. I don't know whether to try Restylane again (I've been infection... READ COMMENT

Yes, galaxybean. Dr. Yang told me that after my case, he now disinfects the skin as thoroughly as he would before surgery when he does injectables. I think that everyone who is going to have fillers injected should INSIST that they be... READ COMMENT

Is the last photo in the quad how you look now? The results look great to me. A big improvement from your before photo. Have you tried Latisse to grow back your lashes? READ COMMENT

My infection definitely started long before I finally agreed to let my doctor dissolve the filler. READ COMMENT