I had been unhappy with my facial appearance for over 10 years. Secretly I had been pondering professional work to be done, but was sared and skeptical. As I aged, my facial concerns only deepened, as did my lines. I looked tired, old and unhappy. I'm not any of those. I'm only 65, but had been a sun lover in my younger days and the damage was apparent. As time went by, I decided to... more
I had the advanced lift performed by Dr. Mendelsohn on March 12, 2014. I saw his T.V. commercial and thought that this procedure was what I was looking for. I had the "turkey neck" and since this targeted the neck and jowl area, I decided to go for the consultation. Two weeks later I had the surgery. The procedure was so easy with just local anesthetic. I walked out of the office in just... more
I'm 43yrs old. I have had droopy eyes and a double chin most of my life regardless of my weight, even got made fun of for it as a kid. The biggest I have ever been was at the beginning of this year at a size 12. I've lost 45lbs this year and now on top of the double chin/jowls, I have a turkey wattle and my neck has wrinkles from all the loose skin. I finally gathered the courage and... more
Hideous experience and one I regret very much and am trying to come to terms with every day.
I had turned 50 and thought surgery would make me look fresh and youthful. I researched extensively and believed the magazines/internet and the before and after pics. Unfortunately, I didn't actually meet a patient of the doctor I had chosen who had undergone the procedures I was looking to have. I... more
I wanted a better profile ie...get rid of turkey gobble. did not have unrealistic expectations and when i asked dr mendelsohn if he thought my expectations were realistic he agreed they were. do not chose your surgeons based on before and after. ask if you can meet with an actual patient. also do not be taken in by bedside manner and charm. my second surgeon who did an excellent job and i cant... more
Dr. Mendelsohn's pre-surgery bedside manner was terrific. He personally called the night before the surgery to check in and quite frankly I was impressed. I've had a facelift every 10 years since 35 so pretty much know not to expect perfection and quite frankly that wasn't my goal--for me this was maintenance.
My surgery was scheduled, but then the date and time changed several... more
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