The Scultpra page has been updated with more information and personal treatment photos. I first had Sculptra in late 2004 and again in early 2005 as part of a clinical study and used it for cosmetic applications for the cheeks, undereyes and nasolabials.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is poly-l-lactic acid, a cross-linked lactic acid product which is injected into the dermis to trigger collagen production. Sculptra is a semi-permanent product designed to create volume and thicken the skin via natural collagen formation and lasts about 18 months.
Sculptra Aesthetic® is FDA approved for cosmetic applications for the nasolabial folds and for other deep dermal wrinkles. It is also used for cheek volume and along the jaw for augmentation. It should not be used in the lips, and in thin-skinned areas like under the eyes (although I had gotten it there during clinicals).
Sculptra was originally approved only for patients with lipoatrophy, which is the loss of facial fat/volume from medications and disorders such as those for HIV. Lipoatrophy is also known as facial wasting and can cause a gaunt, unhealthy look. However, it was used off-label cosmetically. Now that Sculptra Aesthetic® is FDA approved for cosmetic applications, patients can readily receive injections from their plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
Read more on how Sculptra Liquid Face Lift can restore lost volume or add volume where you’ve never had it! http://www.yestheyrefake.net/sculptra.htm
I re-edited the Radiesse, Restylane & Botox video into three parts (in the order of which I received the injections) and added some more footage. Now you guys don’t have to watch the whole video to just watch one procedure you are interested in:
I am working on surgery videos now so those should be up soon
Posted in Anti-Aging, beauty, Botox, Brow Lift, Cheek Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Radiesse, Restylane, wrinkles
Tagged Botox, Cheek Augmentation, inject, injections, Radiance, Radiesse, Restylane, under eyes, video
I love full, high cheeks. I naturally have prominent cheeks, but I am always in the mood for more. I had 1.3 cc of Radiesse to both cheeks on January 2010 by Dr. Jonathan Hoeing in Beverly Hills, California. I loved the result and there was no palpable lumping at all. I had only slight swelling, swelling that I appreciated and was sad to see dissipate. As I said, really love big cheeks and full lips, so this area is one of those where my doctor knows best. I get a case of cheek or lip greed every now and then, and my doctor keeps me in check.
Unfortunately, my first Radiesse experience wasn’t this successful. I first had Radiesse® injected in 2004, although back then it was known as Radiance FN® and it was into my lips. I had heard so much about the product and felt at the time that it would be a good option. I was told that it should last about 2 years and that in the long run, I would save money that I would normally spend on temporary fillers every 4 months. The distributor had even comped the product (it was for a documentary on Discovery) so I was excited all over the board. Well, unfortunately I had blanching and palpable lumping (both visual and with manual manipulation) which necessitated removal so needless to say I wasn’t too sold on the product at first. These were the early days so some of us had to take the fall for the learning curve. Radiesse is no longer recommended for lips. To read more on this, see: Radiesse Removal.
But I think Radiesse is a great product for dermal facial augmentation and volume restoration!
Learn more about how Radiesse can help you restore lost volume or create augmentation where you never had it before…
Posted in Anti-Aging, Cheek Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Jaw Augmentation, Plastic Surgery, Radiesse, wrinkles
Tagged Cheek Augmentation, cheek lift, chin augmentation, injectable, nasolabial folds, Radiance, Radiesse, wrinkles
About 10 days post fat grafting and lip augmentation
I may look like a dork but I assure you, warm compresses work!
Well, first of all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And before you think I am being cliché (well, I suppose I am), it’s true! I am going to outline best ways to avoid bruising as much or avoid bruising all together, and what to do if you do bruise to get rid of them faster…
Posted in Botox, Bruising, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Recovery, Swelling
Tagged arnica, bruise, bruising, how long, how to get rid of, ice, recovery, swelling, vitamin c, warm compresses
Which Lip Augmentation Products Have You Tried? Which Would You Like To Try? Please take our Lip Augmentation Poll now! :)
Posted in Lip Augmentation, Lip Implants, Lip Lifts, Radiesse, Restylane
Tagged Collagen, Fat Grafting, Hylaform, Juvederm, Larger Lips, Lip Augmentation, Lip Implants, Lip Lifts, Perlane, Radiesse, Restylane
I have updated the Breast Augmentation Print-outs (PDF files) which include:
Posted in Breast Augmentation, Breast Enlargement, Breast Implants, Consultation
Tagged Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Checklist, Consultation, How to prepare, Print Out, Tips, What to do
Benelli Breast Lift Page and Diagrams Updated!
Also, how to determine your level of breast ptosis (sag), diagrams to help you.. Compare the resulting scars of various Breast Lift Methods.
If you feel your breasts are sagging due to age, pregnancy, weight gain or loss, but are afraid of the scar often associated with more aggressive breast lift procedures, the peri-areolar lift may be an option for you depending upon your level of ptsosis (sag). A peri-areolar breast lift can be performed with and without breast implants to reduce the amount of lax breast skin and reduce the size of the areola (the colored disc of skin around the nipple), if necessary.
Benelli Breast Lift Information
Posted in Breast Lift, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery
Tagged Benelli Breast Lift, Breast Lift, concentric breast lift, donut breast lift, doughnut breast lift, peri-areolar breast lift, Periareolar