My neck had sagged considerably after weight loss...
Photos necklift , lower face short scar
I'm thrilled. I also forgot to mention that facial physio sessions and lymphatic drainage / massage
is also recommended by a suitable practitioner. It helps with post operative swelling and you learn to give your face a massage yourself, when cleared by your Surgeon.
Dr Paul Gerarchi is a very experienced surgeon. I chose him because not only is he a plastic surgeon for aesthetics but has done corrective and reconstructive work for people born with defects or a result of illness or accident. He is very approachable and easy to talk to, he asks what your own expectations are and advises realistically within that context. He doesn't push his ideas on you or does a hard sell. He is very patient and sensitive. (I figured anyone who does corrective surgery in third world countries is a good guy!) Initially I was only going to have the neck lift but he suggested a lower face lift also. He didn't push it but more or less left me to consider it. I wanted an honest professional opinion as I was scared of having a facelift as well. When I realised that the short scar could be easily incorporated into the neck lift I decided to do both. He assured me I wouldn't look like one of those freaky wind blown stretched faced women with weird ears! The two procedures together made good aesthetic sense. I'm glad I went ahead with this, and very satisfied so far at this point of post surgery. Dr Gerarchi's Staff at Chatswood are lovely ladies, very approachable, professional yet fun. They made me feel relaxed and looked after. It's a big deal doing this sort of thing, and my decision was made after thinking and researching long and hard. I also had peri orbital fillers and some fillers on my cheekbones. I have only shown my lower face as I wished to maintain my anonymity. I would recommend Dr Gerarchi and his team to anyone who wants a professional outcome. Some other practitioners may be less expensive, or experienced but when it comes to your face, there should be no compromise. I had a friend who had this procedure by a "cosmetic cowboy" - and endured a severed facial nerve and a lot of grief. All surgery has risks, and yes, you do sign off on this, but choose the very best professional you can, and your chances of a great outcome are greatly increased.