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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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? How do I know when to contact the doctor about a bruised or swollen area? READ MORE
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
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
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 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
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
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
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