This section of the forum is dedicated to discussions on various surgical techniques for facial rejuvenation, including fat transfer/fat grafting, browlift, blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery), facelift, etc. Also, this category includes questions on hand rejuvenation via fat grafting. (Of note, Dr. Lam does not perform body rejuvenation except for hand fat grafting)
This is Kate (you did the Botox for my jaw) back in December. I was EXTREMELY pleased with the result and fully realize that required very technical skill on your part (hence why I flew from Chicago to have you do it). I will be coming back to you to have it done again, and I know I will be looking at having other things done some day in the future (such as fat grafting) and quite frankly, you are the only person I trust to do these type of speciazlied procedures. It seems many surgeons lack the skill or miss key elements you understand about the facial anatomy to produce the desired final outcome. And it is soooooooo exciting to find someone like yourself because I truly believe you are an extraordinary and very gifted surgeon with a great artistic eye. I sincerely mean this and as a result, you would be the ONLY one I trust to have anything done. So here is the part that is going to sound weird and I feel funny bringing this up, but I found myself thinking, I plan on going to Dr. Lam for the rest of my life, but then thought what if he retires, or something happens to you---who on EARTH would I go to that could even compare?? I am NOT asking you to tell me now, but was wondering if you have a "secret list" of doctors who you would recommend your patients see if they need fat grafting, Botox for jaw, or any other highly specialized procedure? Should something ever happen to you (I pray not), it would be nice to know whom you would personally trust to send your patients to? Anyway, maybe you tell your mom or people at your office. In the meantime, I hope you will be doing this for YEARS to come and will continue to see you as long as you do!!
On a different note, it's been about 6 months since my Botox for the jaw. Do you think I should set up an appointment for August to get it done again or wait a little longer?
thank you for your honest, sincere, and effusive comments. they really touch my heart and bring me back every time to why i am on this planet. even botox for jawline work is not trivial to me. i love this!!!! i personally don't have a list because what i do 99.9% of physicians do not. that makes it hard. i am in Vegas lecturing this week and I know that I offer a different mix of services beyond just mere quality. Don't worry: I will be here for many years to take care of my patients. I promise.
let's play it by ear with the jawline. it usually lasts about 9 months more or less. when you see about 50 to 75% loss, then make a visit. i look forward to seeing you again!
I'm also a patient of Dr. Lam. (I agree he's all that and a side of fries.)
I think you ask a good question here. Dr. Lam is very healthy but, I worry about him for two reasons: He seems to work about 20 hrs. a day, everyday. Every time he travels abroad to lecture, it seems some havoc (unrelated to Dr. Lam of course) is taking place.
Actually, his relative youth is one reason I chose to go to him. I knew I wanted to establish a professional relationship with someone who'd still be working years from now when I REAAALLLLY need help.
Hurry back from LV Dr. Lam and please be careful.
Last edited by MementoMori on Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
don't worry. all is well. i now wear full body padding and helmet so i should be safe. (just kidding).
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery