In my early 50’s, I began to notice that my skin seemed to be sagging – particularly along my jowls and neck. I actually felt like my face did not match my body – as I workout regularly and my body is petite and toned – but no amount of working out or Retin A or Vitamin C and E will fix sagging and wrinkled skin. Plain and simple – you can’t fight gravity! The catalyst for... more
I am encouraged. Still have a little bruising on right side of neck. There is a pucker there with lines. Hopefully this will resolve with time. Lasered area still red. Makeup tends to irritate it so I try not to wear it much. I know all these issues take time and patience which is tough. I want to see myself as 10-15 years younger right now!! I don't see it yet, but I'm still a little... more
I had this procedure thinking like all the ads that it would be great. I am in my 70's & did complain at my 8 weeks follow up that several had ask why my lips pull down on one side when I smile. I was told I looked great & not to worry that it was just my age. I later went to 2 other plastic surgeons where I was told that Dr. Smyth had cut too deep into the tissue & I now have nerve damage... more
My motivation was my saggy neck skin. I was fearful of looking different if I had a facelift.
His staff accomodated my schedule prior to the surgery and after the surgery. The first few days were especially difficult post surgery. I felt well cared for by Dr. Mendelsohn and his staff. I have had many complements since the surgery, on looking younger. I recommend Dr. Mendelsohn and would... more
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
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