Case Number: 326
- Before After
This is a Los Angeles area woman who had her procedures performed in our Pasadena surgical center. She had injection of Silkon® filler about 3 or 4 days prior to the "before" photographs, which accounts for the bruising of her lips in the "before" photo. The only procedure she had were:
1. Insertion of cheek implants. 2. Laser peel of the lower eyelids with the UltraPulse CO2 laser3. Botox® in her brow and the sides of her eyes. 4. Makeup
I noticed that this patient had a jowl prior to the cheek implant placement. The cheek implant pulled up her jowl and now, she has a very smooth and tight mandible or jaw-line skin structure. The fullness of her cheek is a replacement for the fat she has lost since she was younger. She also had obviously application of makeup, which enhances her results. This patient's total procedure cost was less than $4,000.00 and it is a transformation of her face. Needless to say, prior to the procedures, she had beautiful bone structure and had the potential to have such a profound result based on her good looks (she was a great beauty as a child).
This patient's cheek implant was inserted through the mouth, so there is no external incision needed and no scar. The implants used were from a company named Implantech, which produces beautifully contoured cheek (malar) implants. This patient could have had a laser or chemical peel of the rest of her face to improve her pigment, but this results in a significant recovery that the patient did not want at this time. If we did this, likely she could have a result with a facial color almost as good as her makeup shows in this "after" photograph. Note that the after photographs were only a month after the before photographs; the recovery was this quick. She does have a little swelling still, however.
In all likelihood, the patient is going to return for a little more Silkon® in her lower lip area and possibly in a few wrinkled areas. She will also require Botox® at least a few more times to make the muscles of her face relax and weaken enough to make this a long-lasting result for her facial wrinkles.