Nervous -Biloxi, MS

I'm 45 and I'm having "jowling" and my lips are...

I'm 45 and I'm having "jowling" and my lips are wrinkled. I've considered doing this for about 2 years now. I want my jowls lifted and my lips smoother..I like the shape of my lips; not the wrinkles. I am feeling very nervous and will be glad to have this behind me.
I am having a facelift. The dr is suppose to also lift my neck a little..My neck doesn't look bad. He will do fat transfers to my cheek area and areas that I've lost volume and SMAS in my lips to make the smoother, not bigger.
From reading all of the reviews here I am and trying to psyche myself up and realize that I'm going to have bad days ahead of me...but it appears many people like their results after a full month.

Yesterday I had my surgery. Arrived at 8:40 am...

Yesterday I had my surgery. Arrived at 8:40 am and the dr was ahead of schedule so they prepped me and started my the surgery early. The surgery took three and a half hour.

We got home at 4;pm. We lived about a hour away from Biloxi.

Biggest complaint as of now is my ears heart. But nothing that the pain pills cannot take care of. I have two drains that will be removed this morning, my lips are swollen and I have some bruising where he put the fat in.

My had is wrapped and I look like at a Eskimo.

Glad it's over with

Just got back from seeing Dr. Diaz. They took off...

Just got back from seeing Dr. Diaz. They took off my bandages and removed the drains. I was astonished to see how much different I look. He told me that I could shower and my husband could use some cotton swabs to clean my ears. He said," now let me warn you. You are going to start Swelling for the next 3 days so don't get alarmed." I can handle things if I know ahead of time so I really appreciated his comment.
I left with a band around my head and I feel pretty good. I think the pain I experience last night was from the drains. He told me to shower, not bathe, no lifting, walk around the house or yard every 2 hours and sleep uptight for the next 3 days.
So far so good.

Day #3 spirits still up. The only immediate...

Day #3 spirits still up. The only immediate concern I have is that I have a tiny spot of blood that bled through my head wrap. I don't think it's a big deal but will probably call my PS later this am.

Okay. My ears hurt and I'm having some bad side...

Okay. My ears hurt and I'm having some bad side effects from the lortab. When should I expect to get some relief.

I'm sleeping better but still having to take a...

I'm sleeping better but still having to take a pain pill for my ears. This morning's picture looks a little more like "me" but the sides of my face are so big. And my lower lip is still too big as well. Trying to be patient. It's only been 5 days right??

Okay just took a shower and fixed my hair. My PS...

Okay just took a shower and fixed my hair. My PS told me that I could shower the next day. I find a warm shower and the warmth from my hair dryer feels good to my incision. I like my progress. No regrets

Day 7 you can see a little bruising on my neck....

Day 7 you can see a little bruising on my neck. Face still swollen a good bit

One week out. Feeling good. Ears still hurt when...

One week out. Feeling good. Ears still hurt when anything touches them. I've stopped weary chin strap. I'll see the ps on Wednesday to remove stitches. Red, patty0 and suz....go for it.

Nine days out. Feeling great posting two pic....

Nine days out. Feeling great posting two pic. Wish I had gotten my hair cut and colored before surgery.

Just got back from the PS to have a few stitches...

Just got back from the PS to have a few stitches removed. He was impressed that I had healed so well. No bruising except two places on my neck. I go back in a week for a check up. He told me that I could bend over now but he still didn't want me to exercise and get my heart rate up for another few weeks... FINE BY ME! LOL

12 days out. Probably wont post for a while. But...

12 days out. Probably wont post for a while. But wish everybody the best. Happy healing
Biloxi Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Diaz was my 2nd PS to see. He explained in detail how PS has evolved over the years from stretching/pulling/cutting to what he does now. He will remove excess skin but will harvest my own fat to replace some of the volume that I have lost in my face due to aging. He will use SMAS in my lips. He was so much more positive that the 1st PS I saw. The 1st PS told me that he could make improvements but I had a heavy face and not to expect much. Dr. Diaz was the total opposite. He came across as excited to do the surgery and he assured me that he wouldn't make my lips bigger and that I would be happy. Wish me luck!

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