Location: Orange County, CA
Member since 10/7/2013


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Reviews & Stories

WOW! The Difference a Few Months Can Make!!!! LOVE the "LITE LIFT", Love the Surgeon!Orange County, CA

Don't have room to express everything here, but the long and the short of it is, so glad to have taken the plunge and had the procedure! It has made a huge difference in my outlook and my self image. I was feeling older than my years, and now I feel like I feel on the inside (as everyone says). Ask me any questions you would like, because I asked many questions on this site, and it helped... READ MORE

56 and Needing a Lift. - Orange County, CA

I had a quad bleph with lower fat grafting about two months ago. The recovery was about 7 weeks for me. I think the results are fantastic!!!! My surgery was more complicated than most and ,therefore, I had a more lengthy recovery, however, good things come to those who wait, and I am very happy with the results! It really took ten years off! READ MORE

Questions from MSG222

How common is the "noose/choking sensation" following surgery?

I am freaking out about this sensation others have mentioned. How common is such a lasting sensation following modified SMAS and Corset Platysmaplasty? READ MORE

I am scheduled for a Corset Platysmaplasty as well as other procedures and am worried about the tight feeling?

I have Asthma, not really horrible, but use an inhaler. The last thing I want and what I fear is a feeling like my breathing is constricted and to have a hard time breathing.... READ MORE

One or two procedures?

Hi! I just found out that I am to have LMA anesthesia for my upcoming 5 hour surgery. This will include a SMAS lift, platysmaplasty, quad bleph and lateral temple lift. I am... READ MORE

Quad bleph and lower lid transfer - best/safest anesthesia choice?

I'm scheduled for Quad Bleph with lower lid fat transfer. Some would consider me a highly anxious person. What is the most comfortable but safest form if sedation- IV or LMA? READ MORE

Steroids if no steroids after lower bleph?

I am very confused about the use of steroids in helping resolve swelling with lower bleph. Some doctors advise a short series and others strongly caution against it. What's... READ MORE

Can sclera show from lower bleph get better with time?

I had a quad bleph and lower fat grafting about 2 months ago. One eye has a bit of sclera showing, not too bad, but noticeable to me. Can it get better after any residual... READ MORE

Want and need a SMAS facelift but afraid!

I have a good doctor and want to have the SMAS lift but am afraid of potential jaw, nerve or gland pain as well as the neck tightness from a submental platysmaplasty. Any words... READ MORE

Know it's not ideal, BUT......platysmaplasty after a SMAS it possible?

I'm really afraid of having a submental platysmaplasty with my SMAS lift. Is it possible, down the road, to change my mind and have that as a stand alone procedure? READ MORE

The best way to avoid the "noose-like" sensation following a platysmaplasty?

Hi! How to avoid that "chin strap" feeling after SMAS lift with Submental Platysmaplasty? Is it better to minimally tighten laterally and then concentrate on the submental... READ MORE

I'm 57 years old and have a concern regarding neuralgia issues. Am I a candidate for a SMAS lift?

I do need a SMAS lift, am 57 years old and have a concern regarding neuralgia issues. I was diagnosed with OC by an ENT several years ago...not severe. Also, may have mild GN .... READ MORE

Can a SMAS lift injury any of the underlying sensory nerves?

Does a SMAS lift come in contact or disrupt any of the sensory nerves or the Greater Auricular Nerve like a regular facelift does? READ MORE

Would a SMAS lift would cause additional problems with SCM tightness?

I have episodic tightness in my right SCM which can cause weird neurologic symptoms. I was wondering if a SMAS lift would cause additional problems with SCM tightness. Also, I... READ MORE

Corset Platysmaplasty; will I be able to endure the tightness under the chin?

I am having a SMAS lift and a Corset Platysmaplasty. My question is.... will I be able to endure the tightness under the chin....this is what worries me the most. I guess I'm... READ MORE

Anesthetic choice during Corset Platysmaplasty. Is IV sedation safe?

Is IV sedation safe to use during a Corset Platysmaplasty? Does sewing the two muscles together cause any breathing problems or trigger any spasms which could close the airway?... READ MORE

Is it safe to use light IV sedation for a 3 1/2 hour procedure? SMAS Lift, Temporal Brow Lift and Corset Platysmaplasty.

Is it safe to use a light IV sedation for a 3 1/2 hour facial rejuvenation procedure ....SMAS Lift, Temporal Brow Lift and Corset Platysmaplasty? READ MORE

How can I turn my head to the side and keep it there during SMAS lift without pain from neck muscles after the procedure?

Hi. I have some one-sided limited range of motion in my neck . How will I be able to turn my head fully to the side and keep it there during SMAS lift without pain from neck... READ MORE

Which is an easier surgery if you have regular neck range of motion problems, i.e. turning neck side to side causes neck pain?

Would I be wise to avoid a Corset Platysmaplasty since my neck is stiff and tight a lot of the time anyway. I have been in multiple whiplash accidents, and it has taken its... READ MORE

IV Sedation....are you really asleep?

Hi! I am having a 3 1/2 hr. surgery under IV sedation and the anesthesiologist keeps telling me that I will hear everything and be able to talk to them during the procedure. I... READ MORE

How much pain will someone really be in after a modified SMAS lift, Corset Platysmaplasty and Lateral Brow Lift?

Everyone says that the first few days are the worst, however, if I stay on the pain medication, how much real pain is someone usually in for those first 3 days? I guess, since... READ MORE

Worried about Laryngospasm during Corset Platysmaplasty. Is it safe?

Hi. I have allergies and Gerd and was worried about having the Corset Platysmaplasty where my neck is extended backwards. I know that everyone is now hyper aware of this... READ MORE

Super tight and swollen under chin incision for Corset Platysmaplasty. Is this normal?

Hi. 7 days post SMAS lift with Corset Platysmaplasty. The only complaint I have is the feeling like there was cement poured into the sides of my neck and hardened. The hardness... READ MORE

What is the difference between a hematoma and just regular bruising?

What is the difference between a hematoma and just regular bruising? How do I know when to contact the doctor about a bruised or swollen area? READ MORE

Muscle Relaxer for tight neck after Corset Platysmaplasty?

Hi. I am three weeks post SMAS and Corset Platysmaplasty. My neck is .extremely tight and it is difficult for me to hold my head straight without becoming fatigued or my neck... READ MORE

Pulling under chin after Corset Platysmaplasty. When will it loosen up?

One month ago, I had a SMAS lift and a Corset Platysmaplasty. I am good as far as the SMAS lift goes, but I still have swelling, some lumps and what feels like muscle pulling... READ MORE

Super tightness in digastric muscle/ligament under chin pulling to top of clavicle. When will this go away?

I had a Corset Platysmaplasty 5 weeks ago, and there is still swelling/lump about an inch or less under incision. I can feel the tightness of one muscle /digastric? or... READ MORE

I have lots of brown sun spots all over my upper chest from years in the sun. What is the best way to get rid of them?

Could you tell me the best way to get rid of a large and dense area of many brown sun spots that have been there for many years from sun exposure. I recently had a face and... READ MORE

I want to firm up my arms. They are getting loose due to age. I don't want a scar. What are my options?

I am in good shape except I feel self conscious with my arms not being tight. I have lose skin due to aging, not weight or losing weight. I don't want a scar on my arms. What... READ MORE

Is there any treatment that helps cellulite?

My plastic surgeon's office is now offering something new...Vela Shape III. Does it have any impact on cellulite or tighten loose skin? Really? Is it worth the money? READ MORE

I have red and enlarged scars by ear after facelift. What should I do about these scars? (Photo)

I had a "lift" about 9 months ago. I will attach photos to show scars. It's hard for me to wear my hair up or pulled back now, so I wanted to see what to do about these scars.... READ MORE

Got to be some way to take care of sagging, dimpled skin under arms and on the front of the upper thighs.

I am tall and relatively thin and must have weak underlying connective tissue, because I have dimpled saggy skin under arms....and on upper front of thighs. I am not a... READ MORE

How can I correct my aging, flabby arms, and the fat around my knees? (Photo)

I have two problems that restrict the clothing I wear. One, my aging, flabby arms, and two, the fat around my knees. Both of these restrict either sleeveless tops or wearing... READ MORE

How to find someone who really knows what they're doing using the Velashape III?

OK, here's my question....I want to try the Velashape III on my arms but have heard that the results are highly dependent on who does the treatment. How do you find someone who... READ MORE

Alternate treatment for "H" or frown lines besides Botox? (photos)

Hi. I had a few Botox treatments for the "H" lines between my eyes. They reduced them a bit, but didn't by any means alleviate them. The last Botox treatment was a disaster!... READ MORE

What is the best non invasive way to remove fat and tighten my skin?

Had the face done, now need the following recommendations for non invasive work for the following: upper arm fat and skin tightening, love handles and abdomen, upper thigh... READ MORE

Discussions started by MSG222

Different types of Corset Platysmaplasty???

I am still confused why some say recovery is grueling following a corset plat.  Are they referring to the original, Dr. Feldman's procedure which is stitched all the way... READ MORE

Recent comments from MSG222

That is very very horrible that your surgeon let a resident/intern complete an incision on such a visible and delicate incision site. What was he thinking?????? I'm sorry that this has happened to you. I'm glad he has owned up to... READ COMMENT

You might try Dermablend makeup. I had such deep purple bruising after fat transfers to chin and under eyes . Someone in my plastic surgeon's office told me to try Dermblend which I did and still use occasionally ! Watch You Tube on... READ COMMENT

I haven't scheduled anything yet....just doing my research first! I do have a great plastic surgeon though! READ COMMENT

Hi! What about doing just the arm lift first? How is that? Would that alone have been easier to cope with? READ COMMENT

You are looking great! I need the same two surgeries as you have just had and am anxious to follow your progress and see more photos! Continued good progress and healing , and thanks so much for sharing! READ COMMENT