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Good experience so far, Los Angeles, CA
- updated 8 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $24,500
- Renato Calabria, MD (Beverly Hills, CA)
I read a lot of article in RealSelf and they...
- 14 Jun 2012
I read a lot of article in RealSelf and they helped me a lot in the whole process, so I thought I will share mine.
I am 45 years old, I am not sure if it is a bit young to get this kind of procedure. I lost 35 pounds in the past year by myself with no help, maybe my diet was not well balanced. Not sure. I really didn't like what I saw in the mirror every morning. I had jowls, I looked alway unhappy as the corner of my mouth was drooping, I think I looked older than I was. I live in Los Angeles, and had my procedure done in Beverly Hills.
After over a year of research and few years of saving. I found who would be the best surgeon for me. The cost I mention includes full neck and facelift. Also includes operating room, Anesthesia. I also had the tip of my nose reduced which is not counted in there (another 6K). I also spent one night in a specialised clinic.
As supplement, I started to take Arnica a few days before surgery as it helps with swelling and bruising.
It has been almost 3 months now since my surgery....
- 24 Aug 2012
I still have a tiny bit of numbness on both sides by the upper cheeks, eyes and to the hairline.
My cheeks are very flat and I looked at some pics of myself 20 years ago and I never had big cheeks but I am thinking of getting a bit of filler in them at least to make them more even. One being bigger than the other. I am also hoping it will help with the "bump" that I have just under the right cheek, I thought it was part of the jowls (not sure how to call it) but it is still there. I slep on that side so it could be due to that.
My Doctor: Renato Calabria, MD