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Please Advise - Re saggy jowels
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Hi there,

I have always always looked very young for my age - up until 2-3 years ago. The last 4 -5 years have been majorly stressful and it has caught up with me somewhat. Im 51 this year, slim and fit.
I have always felt attractive and good about myself - but then my jowls started to sag.

For the first time, late Feb 2012 I had fillers injected into my cheeks, a little around my mouth for just a few fine lines, a little running from my nose to my mouth and some into my chin as it has always bothered me being a little weak.

I wasn't sure what treatment I was going to get when I visited this practice, which incidentally was for the first time and had no idea it was going to cost so much.
I ended up paying way more than I had anticipated and there was poor communication with the price, I thought I was paying 1,800 but I ended up paying 2,600 - and wasn't that happy with the results - so I went back a week later.
The woman said I was still swollen and to give it time. She was so intimidating, uninterested and unsympathetic that I was and still are, reluctant to go back for fare of her response.

It has been about 3 months and I look just how I did before I saw her if not worse. I dont really look like me - and I still have saggy jowls!
I borrowed that money to have this done and feel absolutely disgusted with the treatment I had from her and this clinic.

Please help me with any advice as to what I should do. Im not ready to be old and saggy! :)
I was told by her that these 'great results would last 1.5 years' or so. ??

Many thanks for any advice,
Jo90

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DrSolomon


Plastic surgeon
Thornhill, Ontario
Canada
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  advise regarding facial fillers and jowels.
May 14, 2012 9:33 PM

Its difficult to give advise without photos. Fillers can be really effective in treating facial folds, loss of facial volume and in some cases early jowels. Like all treatments the (more)
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aberger


Plastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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May 10, 2012 5:56 PM

I'm sorry to hear you didn't get the results you were expecting. My best advice is to see a qualified practitioner, such as myself, who will be in a position to evaluate you correctly and (more)
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AlexanderRivkinM.D.


Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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  Go to an experienced injector for evaluation.
May 10, 2012 12:25 PM

This is a terrible experience to have to go through.
You need to have someone really experienced with injections look at your face.
It should be a doctor, and it should be someone who (more)
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docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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May 9, 2012 6:46 AM

Need photos! Did you use a M.D.? What filler was injected? (more)
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samir


Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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  Fillers
May 8, 2012 1:46 PM

Pictures would help giving you an advise.
You seems to have had a significant amount of fillers in the face to pay $ 2600.
My guess you are not a candidate for fillers for facial (more)
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SterlingRose
Los Angeles, CA
United States
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May 15, 2012 6:26 AM

I have now seen an expert and been advised that the filler and enzyme have caused major sagging and fat loss in my face and I will need a revision to my facelift. This Dr apologized to me-he felt so bad-he said he cannot believe what this other doctor did to my face. Now I need to come up with 12,000 to fix this mess. DO NOT USE THE ENZYME-especially if you have aging skin. It will not bounce back. Start saving your money. A facelift is the only thing that will help. You can look for my posts and see the pics. I have gone to 3 top docs and they all told me the same thing. I will make it my business to tell everyone I know NOT to do fillers. Again-let me fill up the face of some doc and see how they do.


SterlingRose
Los Angeles, CA
United States
  saggy jowls
May 9, 2012 1:46 PM

I had the same problem you did. I had filler and now I have jowls where I didn't have them before. My previous facelift was 2008 and I looked great. Just wanted a little volume. ITS AWFUL and I went to a board cert PS who tried to fix with enzyme-now its worse. These doctors don't know what they're doing and only care about the money. I INSISTED mine return my money and he ultimately did. Ask for your money back and pray it gets better. I look old and saggy and cry a lot. Some of these doctors should be filled up with this stuff and see how it looks and feels. Don't do the enzyme-it makes it worse.



 



 

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