I'd been contemplating a lower face/neck lift for quite awhile and had a couple different consults but once I met Dr. Ridgeway I decided he was the right doc. This is a MAJOR surgery and one should be aware of the multiple incisions required and recovery time. Was a bit nervous following surgery due to swelling which makes it difficult to determine results for at least 8 weeks. I also had my... more
Beware of Dr. Young! He scarred me for life, won't fix it, and then tries to make me the bad guy. I refuse to sit around any longer and allow him to get away with this. Dr. Young gave me a face lift approximately one and a half years ago. After healing, I noticed two 4-inch scars on both sides of my temple areas. For 2 months, I called Dr. Young to have him fix it. Only after I left a message... more
I'm very unhappy with the results. Not at all what I expected. It has been only six months and the lines on my face are already showing again. Actually, the lines appear worse on the right side of my face than before. Around the eyes are very uneven. I told Dr. Young about this and he suggested getting fillers done. I didn't know that even after a full facelift I would still need fillers. I... more
Tomorrow I am having a facelift, fat grafting & upper lower blep. I am going to try to post a day by day experience, it was so helpful for me to read them on RealSelf! I know it will be tough at first and I am feeling brave today, hopefully that will last until tomorrow!
I look forward to looking in the mirror and not seeing bags and chins!
My husband asked me if it has any benefits to my... more
If some one asks me what it was like, I will tell them the following: Imagine your whole face being peeled away from chin to forehead, having some one dig around inside for awhile and lift the whole thing up from the inside out and then sew it up up, again from the inside out. Then you will go home with some nasty fluid drains that will require some one (hopefully not some one squeamish) to... more
I told the doctor that I don't want to look different, just less tired and grumpy. I've had IPL and laser treatments in the past, plus Radiesse to plump my cheeks, but things are sagging (I'll be 60 in August) and I think it's time to do something more drastic. My eyelids are so low that it's getting hard to read! Dr. Naficy suggested a brow lift so the shape of my eyes wouldn't change too... more
At 61, I was through looking as tired as my job makes me feel so I opted for a deep plane face lift and fat transfer. I am happy to be rid of the "turkey" neck and this procedure has tightened up my face considerably. I chose not to have any work done on my eyes, which shortened the recuperation time. Within 12 days, the only bruising to be seen was on my neck, which was helped along by... more
I had turned 60 a year before and undertook loosing the 25 lbs. that I always wanted to loose. The weight loss worked, but between aging and loosing the "good" fat from my face I needed something to help me get back to a "pleasing look" when I looked in the mirror. I went to Dr. Naficy for a consult and he was honest, took time with me, took pictures and gave me encouragement for a possible... more
For years now I have used fillers and injections of botox on my face. I finally realized my face had reached a point in age where the results I wanted to see could only be achieved with a facelift. I had consulted with a number of doctors and had also consulted with Dr. Portuese a number of years earlier. At that time I decided to hold off on getting a facelift. After consulting with a... more
ToI am 47 and having a facelift in Seattle on 5/20/13. When I look in the mirror I feel like I lookold and tired. My cheeks look like they have moved south and I have some jowling. I'm very nervous, but also looking forward to looking better and more refreshed. Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated.
I am now on postop day 5 and have some yellow bruising on my neck and under my left... more
I absolutely love my results - my cheeckbones are back, my eyelids have more contour and my lips even look fuller as a result. Especially wonderful is that it looks so natural; my co-workers and even my mother-in-law tell me they aren't sure what I've been doing but I look elegant. (!)
Dr.Naficy was wonderful; he listened to my concerns, told me what I could realistically expect, and... more
Dr. Naficy and his team helped me make an informed decision, set realistic expectations and delivered a very natural result. I didn't want to look like someone else, I just wanted to recognize the person I was seeing when I looked in the mirror.
To be clear, the recovery is challenging. The first couple of days are a bit painful but it's mainly staying positive while your body recovers... more
I could not be more pleased with my surgery! Dr. told me he could fix many old white scars from a previous lift surgery 14 yrs ago that I was so unhappy with be able. I wanted to wear my hear up and his procedure worked perfectly. I'm also so happy with my new 90 degree neck! And as requested my face turned out perfect and age appropriate!! more
My whole experince with Doctor Park was outstanding!! I previously had breast reconstruction (breast cancer) done, you would never know by looking at me. I also had a facelift and couldn't be happier with my results! Dr. Park is an amazing surgeon! I was really nervous about the facelift but he put me right at ease. more
I'm a 57 year-old woman. I will never again look 35. I didn't necessarily want to look younger, just better. I approached the option of surgery with some specific problem areas in mind (saggy neck, double chin, under-eye bags) that I hoped could be improved with surgery. I would say that my expectations were fairly modest and my results were subtle yet definite. The change in my appearance has... more
I was starting to become unhappy with the signs of aging.
I was 44 and had always looked young for my age. I wanted to maintain a younger refreshed appearance NOW, not try to reverse the clock back too much by waiting until I was 55 or 60.
I am SO happy I decided to get a facelift in my 40s. I will have that many MORE years to enjoy my cuter appearance! My jowls were... more
My aunt had this procedure 20 years ago and had a great result. I started seeing photos of myself that horrified me. Knowing I have two daughters in serious relationships, I started thinking about those wedding photos that last for generations. I had confidence that I could endure the recovery and have a good result.
As for my results, I could not be more thrilled. My facelift and eyelid... more
I was not pleased with the look of aging. At 68 I have many years ahead of me and want to look as youthful and lovely as I can. Dr. Naficy did this for me. I am very happy with the results. It is worth every dollar spent. more
I looked in the mirror everymoring and simply loathed what I saw. Making the decision to have plastic surgery is not something you do every day. I spent 5 years agonizing over should I shouldn’t I. In the end the deciding factor for me was Dr. Naficy and his team. I met with him 3 or 4 times during what I call my “dithering phase” and at no time did I ever feel pressured... more
Very pleased with results. Recovery was somewhat lengthy--probably six weeks before meeting with friends. No one ever asked whether I had had surgery--just comments from time to time about how great I was looking... more
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