58 Yrs Old - London, Ontario

Saw my wrinkled face in the van mirror in the...

saw my wrinkled face in the van mirror in the bright sunlight with my winter toque on by did I look old . the out come is still undecided as im not happy with the neck lift saggying on one side/ the surgery was 8 hrs . I didn't feel any thing . when I was sent home one hour after recovery , I want feeling any pain , I thought the tightness was from the bandage it wasn't it was from the neck lift, I read most of after care on the internet before I got this done , glad I did ,. slept on couple high pillows. I wished I would have pulled myself up without using neck muscles maybe that should hve been explained . also a stool softner is a MUST so you don't strain your face >I don't know why doctors don't tell you this> I didn't take pain pills more than 3 days as they constipate you. I used ice more than the 2 days I was told too > I had to I took the burning feeling away .I slept on the recliner for 2 weeks that way my head was elevated and its power so I didn't strain getting up and down. my face never dried out at all . I used shampoo and conditioner with macadaim oil and lightly massaged . cleaned insisions with peroxide then applied polysporin and worn my compression bandage day and night , had protein drink every morning with pineapple juice mixed in > 3000 mg vitC and arnica Montana under the tonge. haven't done anything strenuous to pull my face or neck out /
I asked my doctor about a brow lift before he did my blepharoplasty. He said absolutely not because of my eye brows already being high. I'm glad they tell us stuff like that. I definitely don't want to walk around looking surprised!
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I asked my dr and he told me the same thing that I'd look to wide awake , but I've heard of tail end brow lift and that sounds good to me I didn't ask him about that
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Hi Roxy, I see lots of improvement and the funny thing is with the lifts, Some days look great, others not so good. But I had days like that before the lift too;)-not like in our 20's and 30's, you could party till 3am -look great at noon;) Ok, one thing though. I had to wait nearly a year to have that revision of sorts. You have to let things heal for a good while before they go in again, nerves, veins, lymph systems need to heal before you traumatized them again. Often at least 6months. I would wear my neck band (support) whenever you can, get some arnica gel and tablets to help with the swelling. The laxity you are seeing grey well maybe fluid just pooling there until it disapates. The neck band compression will help support getting the fluid out and the arnica will help with the swelling too. You are not going to see final result for at least 4-6 months! Be patient, you are looking pretty good for how soon that surgury was done.
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make up day

had to try out new makeup / shows my wrinkles more though . but made me feel better . cant wait to dye my hair !!!!!
I use a non permanent dye myself, no peroxide ,but call your doctor, ask, it said on my post surgical instructions, I do not think it was too long, a couple of weeks maybe
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Thx ,I'm going to check at shoppers drug mart , if they don't have it , a beauty store should have
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Face lift/ neck

My face lift is a mid / lower lift I asked my dr , he tightened the muscle and did that neck lift where it looks like a corset then stitched under chin and at back in my hair line , also behind ears / in front and up in my temples, he did this cut up and back further because my hair is so thin he didn't want the scars to show , the big ones behind my head are barely noticeable and front of ears no sign at all and behind my ears I can only see one side barely , the only ones that are red and a bit with scab are up near temple , the under chin I keep forgetting to look at it , that is completely nice and white , it has been right from the start

Facelift information

Just some more info on the face and neck lift
Hard to say, it really doesnt tighten so much as the fluid disapates and everything kinds of smooths out. its a lot of trauma to the whole system of your face, so you have to give it time, you can swell one side or the other, lumps and bumps, lines, creases all kinds of funny stuff depending on how you sleep and what you do. As I said before, BEFORE surgery I had some great looking days and some not so much, same after surgery but I look at least 10 years younger, so that is good:)
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Yes I know only time will tell , I still sleep on my back as my face hurts when I try the side and I'm waiting until the muscles completely attach too
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Looking good Roxy! Your eyes look great and some of the jowls are swelling going DOWN-that's what the fluid does, it goes lower then disapates! Much more sparkle than before I'd say:)
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Face/ necklift

My neck is a little loose on one side , the dr said he will do a revision , I will be bruised as he needs to cut around the ears and behind again , and I'll need to wait so maybe in the fall that will be 10 mths from my first surgery

Revision

Well ,I'm getting a revision aug10- 2014 ,can't stand that bump under my neck , dr said he was worried about my scars because my skins tight already , but I would like it all pulled a bit more snug , don't like the jowel area either , also getting a tummy tuck ,same day !! Ouch
Hi Maria, just found your facelift. I am glad you are still posting, and please share your revision with us too! I just posted a 1 Year PO updated on my facelift. Like you, I did my face before my TT, because I couldn't hide my face lol! Not long after the FL, I couldn't wait for my TT too. I didn't get my eyes done though, as so far, botox keeps me happy with eyes, but my costs for 10 years of botox would have paid to get them fixed already, on the other hand, it really works. Keep Smiling!! I'll be watching for your revision and continued healing of your TT.
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face revision & full TT 7 weeks P/O

well i still dont like how my neck looks . he cut in front and behind my ear and did lipo . my neck skin looks worse . i hate it and he said there nothing more can be done . so what am i to do ? as i get older this is going to get looser . cant keep taking time off work . As for the TT i like it , my back is so sore off and on that i cant walk and my belly is still swelled . i measured myself today 39 " and i havent lost a pound and im not walking totally straight up yet . im still sore to walk fast and straight up . i havent done anything except vacum and dishes and going for walks .im going to ask DR for a few more weeks off im just to sore to do heavy physical work . im still wearing garment off and on and wearing them girdle under wear for support . cant wait to feel normal again
What type of anesthesia did you have for your 8 hr face/neck lift? Sounds like an unusually loooooooong time for just those 2 procedures. What was the cause of the lump under the jawline from the initial surgery? Was it like that before surgery on that side only or is this a gland made more prominent by the necklift? Has the revision made the situation worse~ your post ops from #1 don't show the neck as well as the ones after the revision. So sorry that this has happened. Did you consult with any other PS between surgery #1 and allowing him to do your revision? tks, grace
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my old face

this was taken the night before my face /neck /eyes upper & lower ..>dec 16 /2013

my old face

just to let you know about 6 mths before this pic was taken i spent $3000 on i believe > juviderm fillers and whatever else was used > waist of money i could have used towards a real face lift
I want to support your early message about the need for sool softener or laxatives! The pain killer definitely constipates and it is terrible to add yet another misery during healing. I told my doctor that they really ought to tell people to have more fiber if they are using the pain meds!
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9 weeks after neck revision

this is me with lots of make up and hair extentions > my neck hasn't changed with the revision . i think i may need to see another plastic surgin for next yr and get my neck fixed i cant stand it every time i look in the mirror its what sticks out > he cut around my ears and did lipo but i really wished he would have cut in the hair line behind my ears again and pulled up my neck i think that would have fixed and maybe open up under my chin too . > cant keep taking time off work this long i need this problem fixed because when im older its going to droop even more on both sides and i will look like a hound dog > its my neck to my left side
You look lovely.
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thank you very much
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Dr Brian Evans

He s a great dr , I trust him , he said he would do a revision ( no cost ) only for anesthesia , but I need to wait ,that's ok !

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