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Questions from Mal

Does Restylane Work Like Botox on Forehead Lines and Wrinkles?

According to the Restylane website, Restylane may be used to decrease both the horizontal lines across the forehead and vertical line between the eyebrows. Can Restylane be... READ MORE

Will Fraxel RePair Help Tighten Loose Neck Skin?

I am a 46-year-old female, very thin (5" 4" 100 lbs) and does not have a lot of subcutaneous fat. I'm concerned about my neck area since I have some loose skin... READ MORE

Can Perlane or Juvederm Ultra Plus Be Used to Lift, Define and Add Volume to the Lower Face?

Can Perlane or Juvaderm Ultra Plus be used to lift, define and add volumn to the lower face/jaw line with good results or is Radiesse or Sculptra a better option? I would... READ MORE

Filler to Smooth Out Forehead?

I am unable to use Botox. Is there a filler ( or other alternative) that can be used in the forehead area to help smooth out the area? READ MORE

Why Do Surgeons Choose One Incision Technique Over Another?

Why Do Some Plastic Surgeons Make Incisions in Hair-bearing Scalp when Doing a Facelift While Others Will Make the Incisions along the hairline, but not into the hair? Is there... READ MORE

Tazorac (Retin-A) Ok To Use Prior to Face/necklift?

I've used Tazorac (Retin-A) 0.1% nightly on my face/neck for 20+ years. How long does it need to be discontinued prior to a face/necklift? READ MORE

I Had a Mini Cheek/Neck Lift Done 5 Days Ago, Feels Like there is Fluid in my Left Ear, Normal?

Plastic surgeon said in interview that he does a SMAS Lift, although he refers to the procedure as a mini cheek/neck lift). Apparenty, the PS used a liposuction tool to assist... READ MORE

I Had a Cheek/neck Lift Done 6 Days Ago. Should the Area Under my Chin Be Completely Smooth?

Directly following a cheek/neck lift (platysmaplasty) surgery, the area under my chin was completely smooth without dents or any signs of platysma banding. However, today there... READ MORE

Face/neck Lift (SMAS/platysmaplasty) Three Weeks Ago and Have Left Ear Numbness

Since a face/neck lift 3 weeks ago, the entire outside of my left ear is completely numb (there is slight sensation at the very top of the ear and some sensation in the center... READ MORE

I'm 9 Weeks Post Op Following a Face/neck Lift with Significate Pain Around my Ears, Face and Neck (Under Entire Jaw Line)?

I believe it is a combination of nerve pain/swelling. I have severe burning pain all the time around ears, face and neck. IIt's worse on the left side (most of my ear is... READ MORE

11 Weeks Post Op Following a SMAS/platysmaplasty with Ridges/indents Under my Chin? (photo)

Not sure what happened, but I have ridges and deep divots under my chin following a SMAS/Platysmaplasty. Does it look like the platysmaplasty did not hold requiring a revision... READ MORE

It's Been Almost 4 Months Since my SMAS/Corset Plastymaplasty. When Can I Do a Revision? (photo)

Irregularities under my chin. All said too soon to tell. Irregularities are still there and suspect it is what it is. I spoke with PS, no liposuction was done in the area. I... READ MORE

Area of Loose Skin Under Jawline Following SMAS/Platysmaplasty Done 4 Months Ago? (photo)

I've Had a Difficult Recovery (Lots of Nerve pain/strange nerve sensations/extreme tightness around ears). My PCP sent me to an ENT just to check things out.I already had lots... READ MORE

Still Have Plastyma Bands 4 Months After a SMAS with Submental Platysmaplasty?

I cannot use Botox . What other alternative are there to get rid of platysma banding? If Botox can be used to relax banding, then Is cutting them a possibility - Do they really... READ MORE

5 Months Post Op from SMAS/submental Platysmaplasty and There is a Loose Pocket of Skin Under Left Side of Jaw?

It feels like an air pocket-sometimes it lies flat; other times it bulges out.I believe something has torn. I can feel downward tugging on the area anytime I move muscles or... READ MORE

I Am 6 Months Post Op from a SMAS/Platysmaplasty - My Jawline is Firm Except for a Spot Where Some Sutures Broke After an Exam?

I dont' think I have many options as my neck is thin and there are already irregularities that I will need to address. I am thinking of doing a submandibular lift as I don't... READ MORE

Skin Tightening. How Effective Are These?

How effective are the following for skin tightening: Erbium Glass 1540, Venus Freeze, and Exilis. I'm looking for a skin tightening device that tightens neck skin but does not... READ MORE

Fat Injections/Fat Grafting? (photo)

I've posted my picture on this site before due to large divots under the my chin. The most consistant answer I've received has been I need fat injections/fat grafting. However,... READ MORE

Recent comments from Mal

I too had a bad experience with Juvederm placed under both eyes. I was hoping to get slight fullness and ended up with extreme undereye bags. I had several Hyaluronidae injections which helped some. I am now considering either... READ COMMENT