Location: San Francisco, CA
Member since 8/24/2009


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  • 1 review
  • 6 questions

Reviews & Stories

Radiesse for Increase in Cheek Volume - San Francisco, CA

For increase in cheek in volume. Saw great initial improvement. As time goes on- my cheek area appears to have flattened. I suspect I did not get enough Radiesse initially, I am considering getting another injection. The Plastic Surgeon mixed the Radiesse with lidocaine. I felt no discomfort and had minimal swelling. No bruising. I had 1 syringe of Rad READ MORE

Questions from anonymous57

Factors to Consider when Deciding for a Facelift?

I am considering a facelift, age 56. Excellent health. Two of the four consults I have had prefer IV sedation, the other two, general. The estimated time for the surgery is 4.5... READ MORE

How to You Feel About Negotiating Fees for a Facelift?

Are you more apt to negotiate a fee with a potential patient for a facelift during this economy? How do you feel if the patient asks you for a slight reduction in costs? What... READ MORE

Effect of More Radiesse or Juvederm Prior to Lower Facelift?

I am considering a lower face/neck lift in early 2010. I had Radiesse injected into my cheek area in April 2009 and another .5 syringe in June 2009. There seems to be a... READ MORE

Are Revision Facelift and Neck Lift Surgeries Common?

I had a face and neck lift 5 months ago. There is still laxity in the neck area which is concerning and disappointing. Is it true that sometimes a surgeon can only take up so... READ MORE

Best Treatment for Residual Neck Laxity Post Necklift Surgery

Five months ago, I had a facelift and necklift with plastyma band plication performed by a highly recommended skilled PS. The bands in my neck are still quite prominent and... READ MORE

Revision Surgery. Should You Got to Your Original Surgeon or Seek Another Surgeon?

I had a SMAS facelift/ neck lift with platysma band plication and liposuction under my chin 15 months ago. As early as 6 months after surgery, my neck bands and saggy neck have... READ MORE

Recent comments from anonymous57

Injecting fillers under the eye requires a skillful board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, complications can occur. I have had lumps and bumps as well. Its best to let the filler dissolve over time and not keep... READ COMMENT

It sounds like there is a lot of speculative information here. HA fillers are safe and rarely cause complications. As with anything we put into our bodies, sometimes we may have a reaction, a reaction could be caused my many factors... READ COMMENT

Are you in the UK? As Volvella is not a FDA approved filler in the U.S Voluma is. Botox in the lips??? Botox is never injected into the lips. It can be injected around the lips to soften the lip lines. If your wife had Botox on her... READ COMMENT

Restylane is a HA filler, Hyaluronic Acid is FDA approved as a filler for smile lines. It is also used as a filler for other facial areas as well as lips. Many dcotors combine using HA fillers with Botox to acheive the desireable... READ COMMENT

I am an independent cosemetic consultant with no affiliation to any ps. I have also had a FL and can relate to a lot of comments here. Doing your research is so Important as is having realistic expectations. Having said this you still... READ COMMENT