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Am I a good candidate? Do you need a driver with you?

  • zoodocent
  • 1 year ago

I have a consultation scheduled, but am thinking about canceling due to the bad reviews I am reading.  I will have to travel out of state, so need to know if I can drive myself to and from the procedure, or will be required to have a driver.  Also, in a regular facelift, you cannot have alcohol for 6 months prior to the procedure.  Is it the same for a Lifestyle Lift?  I am 54 years old, have never had surgery, a non-smoker, no health issues except osteoporosis, and  I bruise very easily.  I am not anemic, but my blood does not clot very quickly.  Thank you!!

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Thanks for your post! If you are given any sedation I think you would want someone to drive with you to the procedure and back. You can call the office where you're having your consultation and ask.

Be sure your prospective surgeon is an ASPS/ASAPS board certified plastic surgeon.

Good luck and please keep us posted!

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I have read so many negative reviews that I have pretty much decided not to do this procedure. I do not like my jowels, but the alternative problems many others have described are worse. The closest location for my procedure is Dallas, close to a 6 hour drive each direction. For my husband to go with me, he would have to take three days vacation, neither of us want that. If I did not need a driver, I would not mind the trip. I will continue reading on this site for more advice and alternative procedures I can have done close to home. Thank you all very much, this site is a face/life saver.
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I did cancel my consultation.
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Thanks for the update! Are you considering a traditional full facelift or lower facelift?

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No, not at this time. I was hoping LifeStyle Lift did not involve "actual" surgery with cutting and stitches, I thought/hoped it was some type of laser process. Too good to be true, but one of these days, they might come up with something. I will look for alternative options here and the comments during the upcoming months, the Venus Freeze caught my attention ... I want to wait until after summer, that way I can enjoy the outside with no restrictions. Thank you for following up.
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I can tell you that I just had the -full face laser-and Darn! The forehead part BURNED like sin!!! I felt like my head was right there in the middle of flames. All the rest was very bearable, and the doctor and his practioner nurse were both wonderful-excellent bedside manner (Dr. Rodriguez) really, really considerte and made me feel very cared for. I just do not know what happened with the forehead laser stuff. I did not realize I was having anything at all done with the forehead. Maybe if you say, "Yes" to laser, it means the entire face.I find it difficult to be specific when I am not certain what is being offered, etc. I said "No" to upper eye-lids, but, "Yes" to everything lower eyes. That was misunderstood, because nothing was done at all to my eyes--lower nothing-and, as requested for the upper, nothing. Ah well--we will see--maybe this was meant to be for me. Maybe that means I can heal faster. Had the LSL lower yesterday. Went in today to get bandages changed and the nurse assistant said I looked good. I looked a lot better yesterday right after surgery because today my entire face is full of blood spotsl Is that common for the laser? My lips are HUGE today, and, no, I did not get "plump 'em up" lips. That is a big thing with the youth in China where I used to teach. I am waiting till Mon. It will be only 3 days and I must attend a class of 20 . But, this was my decision and I just could not find 2 full weeks of "nothing special" I need to attend. Guess I am blessed in lots of ways. And thanks to my husband. Will get some photos up---if I can figure out how to do it.
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This 9136 message was NOT to be submitted. I am not yet finished with it, plus it will be sent later along with photos. I cannot seem to delete it myself.
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Thank you for sharing. I have decided not to do any type of surgery at this time, my husband has completely talked me out of it. I am back to looking at facial creams, I know they won't provide nearly the results of a lift, but no risks. I ordered a trial of Skintastic today. I hope your results are everything you hope, and that you don't have too much down time.
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