Location: Menlo Park, CA
Member since 4/6/2012


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Reviews & Stories

Fat Transfer - 10 Months out - New York, NY

My results are mixed, but keep in mind I am very, very picky. When I look around here I have to say that I faired very well, which makes me sad to say because I really feel terrible about others who now don't want to show their face. I had fat transfer done ~10 months ago. Age/sex is late 20-something year old male. I mainly wanted to restore the 'baby fat' of my mid face, as well as make... READ MORE

Questions from Mike_M

How Does a Face Age?

Late 20 year old male here, main change since teenager I see is the jaw definition. I do see more fat under my chin as well. My face overall looks more feminine. The skin is... READ MORE

Puffy White Edema Caused by Deep Masses Under Lower Eyelids?

I'm in my 20's. Had fat transfer 1yr ago. I did get 3 small cysts I can feel but cannot see under my eyes. Recently saw it is a bit more white and puffy under my eyes. I felt... READ MORE

Dermal fillers and vertical lift, truth or fiction?

Aging of the SMAS is complex, but repeated often by doctors is the position of the malar mounds eminence sliding down, some say toward the nose, as early as 25 some say. Many... READ MORE

Looking down at a mirror vs. looking up at one, does it really indicate lax tissues?

Simply, despite being late 20s who people say looks 20, I much prefer how my face looks when laying down on my back and looking up at a mirror, vs standing and looking straight... READ MORE

Hyaluronic acid longevity in some individuals.

Have any here seen HAs last in a patient far, far longer than all data suggests is normal? It seems nearly no doctor here believes it is possible for HAs to last years... READ MORE

Chronic edema around eye after HA fillers?

I had .5cc under each eye of Resty., maintained for 3 years. 1 or 2 sessions a year. Primarily mid to lateral cheek area, not tear-trough. Placed right along the top of, and on... READ MORE

Recent comments from Mike_M

I suggest that you don't try to look like Angelina Jolie and try to look like just a fresher you. Funny, fresh faced teen is exactly how I appeared before and after. The difference after was only that I also looked even younger,... READ COMMENT

As you've learned, most of the volume decrease you'll see after the enzyme is your own natural hyaluronic acid.. The stuff they inject, especially Voluma, is intentionally cross-linked such as to resist this. The enzyme fail-safe is... READ COMMENT

(15cc in weight, when adipose, that is.) READ COMMENT

Fiberosis as you describe is only a possible and random outcome of the injected fat, this was not the case for me aside from two small spots that I no longer feel. I said a person with "naturally MORE adipose remaining in their face." ... READ COMMENT

"Hmm that sounds a bit like a pound of feathers weighs more than a pound of rocks, but I think I know what you mean" The added adipose has no greater risk of contributing to facial sag than a person with naturally more adipose... READ COMMENT