How long before complete facelift/necklift recovery?
By springup on 14 Jul 2011
I'm almost six months into recovery from facelift, necklift and lower bleph. There are so many issues I never expected to experience. I still have tightness around the neck and behind the ears and two swollen glands in my neck. I wake up every day hoping to feel different but I'm aware of the discomfort all day. My jowl line is higher than it was and I have a sort of ridge above my jaw that sometimes seems to relax and drop but then raises up again as the tightness returns. In low light I look worse than in sunlight . I can see shadows and lines and hardness that actually make me look older than I did before. I have dark stains on my cheekbones under my eyes which is taking a very long time to fade. My scars are still visible at my hairline and I have a raised one on the corner of my eye. My husband is not at all happy with my results, but no one else has seemed to notice a change, or maybe just haven't said anything because I camouflage with makeup. I was a very young looking 59. All I initially wanted was some filler in my marionette lines, but I wound up getting all of this done. Now I have scars, lumps, uneven skin tone and discomfort. My confidence is not what it used to be and I also feel really foolish and guilty for having chosen to do this to myself. I get so discouraged when I read about short recovery time and wonderful results after a few months. Actually, I seem to look a tiny bit better and more like me this month, but I still look 'strange" to myself and not what I had hoped for. Realistically, when should everything loosen up, scars fade and see full results. Has anyone else had a rough recovery?