53 Years Old, Sagging Jowls, Chin Implant, Neck Lift - Boca Raton, FL

Beginning my journey. So very exciting. Looking...

Beginning my journey. So very exciting.
Looking forward to a nice tight neck and lower face.
My chin has always been a troublesome area. As I've aged unfortunately my chin, neck and jowls have started sagging. I'm very optimistic that afterwards my face will be so much more uniform. I feel that this is the right thing to do.
Upcoming Lower Lift, Neck Lift and Chin Implant

Been getting lots of fillers for my chin and jowls for the last 10 years. Tired of the money and pain for short term solutions. I'm 53 and have always had a receding small chin. Although I really wish that I didn't need this surgery so young, I'm at the better do it now and stop wasting money.
Will be getting some fat Transfer as well.
Very much looking forward to this. I've picked a doctor who comes highly recommended, I like his no nonsense approach. My goal is to tighten and tone while enhancing my chin and jowls.


Ok, here are my before pics. I'm thinking of hiding in my house till D day after seeing these. Mind you this is is the brightest of daylight and all my filler is gone.

Another before, not too long ago with my fillers

So excited, but still nervous. I'm not the best healer ....
Trying to keep strong and healthy.

Pre opt with my ps

So exciting, had my pre opt today to discuss the big day.
Got all my scripts and instructions. Tomorrow is bloodwork and EKG.
Two weeks to go, I wish it was tomorrow!

Pre surgical facial

Nice surprise today. My surgery package includes two pre-surgical facials with their skin specialist. Was wonderful! Next Monday is another one and I'll be getting dermabrasion. Nice touch Dr. Handal!!

Yay, I'm done!

Thanks to all of you for the well wishes and support. xoxo's
I'm actually feeling pretty dam good. Was overnight with a nurse and hubby picked me up this morning.got my beautiful new chin, face/neck and fat. Doing good with extra strength Tylenol and started a steroid pack this morning amongst antibotics.
Now I'm wide awake happy as a clam....
Have a tube for drainage which runs in my neck,looks creepy but feels fine. Here are some before and afters.

First night

Helmet head

48 hours

Feeling good, I love my chin and neck. Still have a drain that runs across my neck, comes out Monday. Swelling is really not to bad. I think the steroid pack is doing a good job.

Day 3

Anothrt day of rest. Swelling is going down little by little.
Been using arnica every couple of hours. Fresh pineapple and green smoothies.
Slowing down on the Tylenol, took 2 today. Have a rx for tramadol tha I've been taking a night along with sleepy time tea. Only sleep for a couple hours at a time though. Drinking tons of water as well. My dr called yesterday and today to see how I'm doing. I totally love my ps.

Day 4

Went to my doc this morning, tube was removed and incisions cleaned. Said I need to do a little better keeping the incisions clean. Otherwise all is good!

1 week

Boy I am ready to be done with this surgery!!!
Actually went to walmart yesterday out of sheer desperation to get out of the house....
Tomorrow stitches will come out, I'd like to get to the point where my hair can be worn down so I can go out without scaring anyone.
Still pretty swollen on the left side, and under chin.
Middle of my face is coming down, notiticed some of my old wrinkles around the mouth and where the cheeks meet the face when similng. Not sure if I expected to see that, was a bit disappointed. I guess fillers will always be needed.

Stitches out

Had most of my stitches out today. Doc left the stitches behind ears till next week. Was pretty easy thak goodness!
I did have fluid built up under my chin, doc removed with a needle; I guess I'm so numb there didn't even feel when he did it. That definety relieved some of the tightness I've been feeling for the past few days.
Had a wonderful day meeting a super sweet and totally gorgeous Joanne*.
Went for a little shopping spree and had a great time!

Two weeks tomorrow and final stitches out today

Doc said I'm healing beautiful!
This is no makeup and still plenty of bruising and some swelling.
I feel great though.

Before and afters

Is cool to see side by side the changes

Dolled up

My husband who is a hobby photographer took this picture of me yesterday.
I put makeup on and holy mackerel what a difference!!!
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Handal is 100% about making sure my results were natural and youthful. I am so very lucky to have had him perform my surgery!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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OMG, you look fantastic! 30 years younger for sure!
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Thank you!!!! I'm totally loving my makeover. Hoping the fat stays put*
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You look beautiful. I hope your first day back to work goes well.
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Thank you Trudey. :-)
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Hi Anon, Hope that your doing well. Tomorrow is your first day back to work, are you excited? Have the bruises gone away? I bet you're looking more beautiful with every passing day. {{{ Hugs }}}
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I can't believe my time off is ending...... I really enjoyed being home. I'm still a bit black and blue, slightly swollen. Doubt anyone will notice, they will just be happy to have another human being there to do the work! How are things going for you? Happy to be working again?
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Just saw the pics you posted.....wow.....!!!!! Not going to say that I'm "happy" to be working again, let's say "it's okay to be working again". I doubt anyone will even give the bruises a second thought because they knew you were getting a chin implant. Wishing you all the best tomorrow and don't overdo it :)
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Thank you, we have to try to get together again soon! xoxo
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Absolutely....I'd love too!
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How do you feel like your recovery is coming along. Did you think it would take this much time for the swelling and bruising to leave. I am scheduled to have rhino and neck lift in Sept but worried that it is such a long recovery process. I have a month off from work but don't want it to take the whole month to recover. I have uploaded pictures of me if you want to take a look at what I am dealing with.
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Hi Ladybug, I too was worried about returning to work, have to say two week is ok; three would be perfect. I still have some swelling, though no one would know except. Biggest obstacle is the incision under the chin. At this stage it is still healing and I would not put makeup on it. Doesn't matter to me as I'm ok with saying I had a chin implant. The other concern is bruising, most of which is around my chin and under my eyes. Some smaller lighter bruises on My neck and sides of face that can be covered with makeup. I did buy a wedge pillow, that I'd recommend. Lots of arnica and pineapple. Maybe by some vit k cream for the bruises. Good luck!!
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what a difference a day makes. Lovin' the results. I know you are ;)
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Yep, I'm loving the results just like you. :-)
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I never asked,are you back to work yet?
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Monday, has been so wonderful to be off. Spent today with my daughter-in-law also had the day off we had so much fun, haircuts shopping lunch wish I could do this every week
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Now you have the weekend :) TGIF! I can't remember the last time i went shopping ;( Yeah,i wish i could do that in a new country every 3 weeks. I would go to Paris,Italy,Greece and get a handsome hunk to teach me Italian lol. then work my way to Brasil and Bora Bora,and so on. Life is but a dream.
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Ahhhh, maybe lunch in Paris. I'll meet you there!
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WI WI :)
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You look 20 years younger! You must be so pleased. Even without make up and having bruises you can see your beautiful results! Happy dancing for you!!
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Thank you newmeaug, I am thrilled with the difference. I asked my doc about the small wrinkles around my smile lines. He smiled at me and said "you don't want to look plastic"! Is funny, but after he said that I know he is right. He did not pull the skin and muscles around my smile lines and mouth because he wanted me to look soft and naturally refreshed. He said if after all is healed and I still want he'd put a small amount of filler there.
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My PS said the exact words!! Lol
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I think we have good doctors. :-)
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isn't it wonderful to have all the stitches out.....your bruising has faded a lot and you're looking awesome!!!
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Thank you beautiful Joanne! Is a relief to have them out for sure. I ask doc about returning to gym, he said he'd prefer min 2/3 more weeks. Said the gyms are so filled with germs and bacteria it's safer to work out home.
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Hi anon. You're coming along nicely. You're lucky you can wear no make-up,you have beautiful skin,clean and clear. ;) Unlike my dark sun damage on both cheeks. It's melasma and hyperpigmentation from birth control and sun. ;( You're looking good.
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