Dear Dr. Lam.
Two years ago I suffered some substantial fat loss in the face from a treatment for acne. At the time I was panicked and unable to determine what was causing it--it happened very quickly. To correct the extremely gaunt look and pain, I had a lower face lift and restylane and radiesse put in later. However, the facelift was not performed very well, and I now have pixie ears --in fact, the ear lobes seem to be the only thing holding up the rest of my face. Plus I have bumps under my skin beneath my ear "lobes" and I fear these are sutures. This looks odd and doesn't feel very good either. Is this something you could correct even though I have been having fillers? I would certainly like to switch to fat grafting--something more permanent, but this face lift revision has to be addressed first. One of your former patients recommended you--I met her on another cosmetic surgery message board while I was looking for solutions for what the acne treatment had done. I don't want to post names of the treatments I had on this message board--I guess what I am asking is how long would I have to wait after having restylane put in for a facelift revision to be performed? Thanks for your time. You seem to answer questions quite promptly--even though you must be incredibly busy. Thank you so much for your time.