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Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.

Latest by Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.

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Excess of PMMA. Need to remove/reduce

Hello dr Pierone! Would you please let me know who are the best doctors/surgeons around the world for PMMA removal? Do you do removal? I have been overfilled with pmma. My cheeks look whey too big, puffed and asymmetrical. It's so frustrating and it'...

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Desperate, Please help! (PMMA Facial filler)

Hi, Nelson! I had pmma filler injected on my face 2 years ago, the doctor didn't do it well and my face has a puffed, rounded, swollen look and very uneven. One side looks so different then the other. It's having a really horrible effect on my life a...

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Radiesse Cost

Hi Dr. Pierone, I have been receiving Radiesse injections for a couple of years, after problems with lumps from Sculptra. My insurance carrier actually has paid for about 80% of the cost. I have been very pleased with my provider, but the last time I...

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Lipohypertrophy - fat deposit under rib cage

Hello Dr. Pierone: Briefly my story is that I contracted HIV in 1978, so have been poz now for 38 years. When meds that actually worked started coming on line in the late '90s, I thought the worst had passed. Then, around 2001 my weight dropped from ...

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Would pmma go down a little, after a few years?

Hi doctor Pierone! I had pmma injected on my cheeks about 1 year and a half ago (that time was the final touch up) and I have been overfilled. My cheeks look a bit uneven and I feel like they're too big, giving me an unnatural look. I'm aware that pm...

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Can Non-HIV Issues Contribute to Facial Wasting? (Editor's Pick)

I was diagnosed HIV+ end of 2015, all my blood values were pretty good, until I learned just a few months ago that despite having good CD4 count and still way beyond 100.000 viral load (it was the first time I had a all time high of 25.000 since Dece...

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Artefill/Bellafill cost variation around country

Dear Dr. P- I am looking into having artefill done or as it is called now bellafill.. I was quoted a price of 3500.00 for 5 syringes..but they seemed to think they would do all 5 at one time...I think it is 1200.00 if I do them one at a time.... I do...

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Problems with PMMA

I have been experiencing a reaction to PMMA injected in my face. Over the past year I have developed large swollen lumps which my doctor has guessed is Bio-Film. The filler we injected in Brazil and Tijuana. After injections of Steroids with little r...

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PMMA - not permanent as reported?

Hi Dr. Pierone, A few years ago, I had PMMA injected into my temples and cheek, which were a bit sunken-in due to Level 1/2 lipo. I returned a few months later for a small touch-up. Unfortunately, my face is again looking sunken-in, which leads me to...

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facial fat grafting

In looking through the site I don't see that this has been asked recently. Has facial fat grafting surgery improved over the years? Is it a good option or do the concerns outweigh the benefits? Also, Does plain old Medicare pay for this procedure? I ...