Just had the surgery on February 11, 2013 - less...
Just had the surgery on February 11, 2013 - less than a week ago, but am already so pleased with the results. I had put this off for so long due to fear and now wonder "why did I wait so long"?
I am still swollen and face is distorted to some degree, but I no longer have the jowls and flabby neck that I hated so much. As the swelling begins to go away, I am seeing improvement every day. I have had some pain, but it is very manageable. I am so pleased and can now look in the mirror without seeing that "old" face staring back at me.
Stitches now out - swelling is still apparent...
Stitches now out - swelling is still apparent (especially to me) on jaws. Is worse in the a.m. Bruising, which was minimal, is almost gone - just a little left on the neck area. My worst pain was in my right ear and has greatly diminished. Just so happy to look in the mirror and not see the jowls and the saggy jawline.
It's been three weeks today and I am so happy with...
It's been three weeks today and I am so happy with the results. Still some swelling, especially in the a.m., but not really noticeable to anyone but me. I had worried about whether or not to have this procedure for so long and, now, I am so very happy that I finally got up the nerve to go through with it. Another thing - the incision lines in front of my ears are almost invisible. The incision under my chin is the most pronounced, but I am using Mederma on it and I can completely cover it with make-up.
I am still doing good and recovery has gone nicely...
I am still doing good and recovery has gone nicely. I had the lower lift a little over 2 months ago. Been feeling a little down as no one (friends, family) seems to notice any difference. I saw some family members over the weekend, that hadn't seen me in a few months, and I was hoping for some comments/compliments, but nothing. I really think that I look better, but would love to hear some positive remarks from my family and/or friends.
Been Six Months Since Lift
Well, it has been just past six months since I had a lower lift/neck tightening with Dr. David Harley. I am very pleased with my results. I still have some numbness in my cheeks, close to the ears, which I have read can take up to a year to fully go away. I have also had a little problem with one of the scars at my ear lobe - had it injected twice with steroids to help soften it. It is looking much better and I am massaging it with bio-oil, so, hopefully it'll soon go away. My other scars have healed beautifully and are invisible now. All in all, I'm very pleased with my results and would do it all again in an instant. Best of luck to others that are about to embark upon this self-improvement journey
Addendum to Earlier Post
One thing I forgot to mention, even after six months, if I eat a lot of salty foods, my face reflects it. It doesn't look nearly as good as it puffs up and feels "tight" again. It's funny - salt has never caused me problems in the past, but since having my lift, my face seems to be able to detect every grain that I consume!
9 Months Post-Op Update
It has been almost 9 months since my lower facelift with Dr. Harley in Asheville, NC. I am very happy with the results - my main problems was my jawline/jowling. I am still using Mederma on the scar underneath my chin and underneath one of my earlobes - other scars are now invisible. I still have numbness in the area in front of my ears, but this is slowly resolving - I understand that this varies from person to person. I still have not had anyone ask me if I had "work" done but have had comments such as "you've lost weight", "what's your secret", etc. Believe me - I'll take those comments any day. I seldom post anything these days, but still read with interest all your posts and to the "newbies" who are embarking on this journey, I hope you have wonderful results.