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)
Hi again, One more question please, I am scheduled to have the artecoll extracted with a micro-needle. The inventor of the product (Dr Lemperle) tells me that it is possible to remove some of the product using this method but that you're left with a sort of Swiss cheese effect under the skin. Do you think this will result in any kind of improvement in the lumps on the surface of my face? The healing time is about 2 weeks and I don't want to go through that if little to no improvement is what I can expect. Thanks! Wendy
transconjun bleph to remove artecoll sounds a bit frightening. i am very targeted when i do a transconj bleph not to disturb the support network of the lower lid. i would be very hesistant to do so. a direct skin incision may be better but again i have to review your situation. this is not an easy one.
Thanks for your response. I've been trying to get on your waiting list for an appointment (requesting through email) but so far, no response. If you are willing to try and help me figure out a solution to this, I will be there as soon as your schedule will allow. If you are willing, I will call your office tomorrow. I am coming from the Austin/San Antonio area so I'd like to be fairly confident we can find some sort of resolution or at least an improvement.
My major concern is that I would lead to a prolonged recovery and need for dermabrasion to make the incision look as good as possible. Oftentimes, removal of the product may not be as easy but reducing the bulk of the tissue in that area may cause a flatter profile. I would be willing to see you but I make no promises that I can do anything. best, sml