Location: San Francisco, CA
Member since 1/19/2013


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Questions from MSH57

Will Overall Width of the Nose Go Down Once Tip Swelling Resolves?

I had a rhinoplasty about 2 months ago. From straight on, my nose looks much wider than it was. How much should I expect the overall width to go down. From taking pictures and... READ MORE

What is Recovery Like for a Mandibular Angle Augmentation/implant and Can These Be Subtle?

There's not a lot of information on mandibular angle implants, especially what recovery is like. What is it like? Is it a few days to regular activity or longer? Also, they... READ MORE

Does Swelling Last As Long for a Tip Revision Only As It Does a Full Rhinoplasty with Osteotomies?

I had a rhinoplasty about 5 months ago and the alar base is still very wide. If the tip swelling goes down enough for everything to be in proportion, I'll have the base reduced... READ MORE

How Do You Keep Your Appearance From Changing Month to Month with Radiesse?

I'm considering radiesse but I'm worried about my appearance gradually changing month to month then going back to 100% when it's redone. Is there a way to time retouches so... READ MORE

Can Botox Eventually Cause Muscles to Atrophy Enough that Botox is no Longer Necessary?

Botox works by paralyzing the muscle (e.g. the glabellar muscles). Eventually the muscle starts working again, necessitating repeated injections. I've read that the frequency... READ MORE

Is it possible for swelling two weeks after alar base reduction to be bad enough that you don't see any narrowing at all?

I had an alar base reduction about two weeks ago. I've compared the pictures before the procedure and after by measuring the proportion of the alar base to the width of my eyes... READ MORE

Does it make sense to use Sculptra to regain volume in cheeks then use something like Voluma to create shape?

I'm a man going through a course of Sculptra treatment to gain volume in my cheeks and lift my face. From what I've read, I should get a good bit of volume eventually, but it... READ MORE

How much longterm volume should one expect from different fillers?

Different fillers come in different sized syringes or vials and have different effects when they're finished and all swelling is gone. I was hoping someone could provide... READ MORE

Can fat transfer be done in the same area as bellafill/artefill? How does the lift from fat transfer compare to other fillers?

I received radiesse periodically in my cheeks. The results were relatively good but my body devours fillers. Radiesse would go away in a couple of months. Since then, I've... READ MORE

Recent comments from MSH57

Your bridge will look a lot better once the tip swelling goes down. I bet a lot of this is just the contrast between the two. READ COMMENT

Tip swelling takes a long time to go down in some people. I hope your doctor told you that. It's only been 3 weeks. Please be patient. It will get considerably better in the next few months. It just takes time. READ COMMENT

It's easy to think you're going to be patient, but really hard to actually be patient. Just remember it's a long process. I'm a little over a month post op and I'm still pretty swollen (even still have a very faint bruise underneath... READ COMMENT

Welcome to the longest week of your life! ;) Good luck! You looked incredible before surgery. You're gonna be an 11 after! READ COMMENT

Look at the payment options on Carecredit. I agree that other options are probably better, but if you're certain you can pay back within their promotional period, it's a good deal. If you can't or aren't sure you can, definitely try... READ COMMENT