My Goal is to Like the Person in the Mirror Again - Dallas, TX

I have always know i would get a facelift when the...

I have always know i would get a facelift when the signs of aging were apparent. 2 co-workers had this procedure done by Dr Ho. One with good results, one not so much. Her neck is practically the same as it was, but she had a hematoma and needed a lot of work in that area in the first place. I am very nervous about the lack of anesthesia used, But, they had no problems.

Today I did a search for aftercare. What I found were numerous reviews from very unhappy patients, Anything from I felt it all, to results do not last, to how bad they look now to continuing pain. I am seriously rethinking doing this and would love some feedback. Dr Ho is Board Certified in both Otolarygotomy & Plastic Surgery. None of the complaints named him, but very disparaging remarks about LifeStyle Lift facilities and their treatment of patients afterwards.

I forgot to mention he was unable to do my lower...

I forgot to mention he was unable to do my lower lids b/c I was feeling everything. I had expressed my fears about this ahead of time. He said, he could give me more if I got uncomfortable. Ok. I really did not feel anything at first but it started to wear off. I asked for more. They gave me two more valium and said I was maxed out. Really? Not what I was lead to believe. My husband was never called to come and get me. An hour after they said I would be done, he went there anyway. He found out I was all ready and done. He ran into the doctor in the hall. He was never called. No one went over the after care with him, and he was the one who would be doing it. Same thing the next day when I went back. They didn't let him in and they were explaining how to care for my wounds. I was on pain pills. 3 days later I realized I had been supposed to be putting drops in my eyes hourly. I could never recommend this to anyone irregardless of how I heal.

I have to say I am very pleased with my results. ...

I have to say I am very pleased with my results. Would I do it again? Yes, but with IV sedation and LifeStyle Lift does not provide that option. Because the oral medications were no longer working, I was unable to have my lower lids done. People need to understand that about the oral meds. Some people do fine with what they give, others (like myself), do not.
"When the intent is minimal sedation for adults, the appropriate initial dosing
of a single enteral drug is no more than the maximum recommended dose (MRD) of a drug that can be prescribed for unmonitored home use."(ADA guidelines)
The recovery time was longer than anticipated. I had a lot of fluid retention, esp on my neck. Dr Ho drained off excess fluid twice. I feel Dr Ho did an excellent job with the surgery. My scars are hardly noticeable at this point, and it's less than 2 months. I will post a new picture as soon as I get one I like. I'm not as good with "selfies", unlike most kids with cell phones!
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon

co worker. He seriously misled me about being able to have additional pain meds during the surgery. He did not want to come back to the office and see me when I was in excruciating pain. I was going to an Emergency Room if he hadn't. Saw me for two seconds on the follow up visit the next day. I wanted to update my review of Dr Ho. Went in to LSL today to have stitches removed. I asked to see Dr Ho. They said he wasn't there. Was told this person always takes out the stitches. I said I wanted a doctor to look at the healing. Once I said I wanted a copy of my records, the office coordinator came in. He had called Dr Ho. He has his own office not far away and he asked me to come there. I did and he spent plenty of time inspecting & draining some excess fluid and removing the sutures. We talked about all that had happened. He was unable, by law, to give me any more meds. It's the standards that allows Life Style Lift's to do what they do. They cannot give you any more than the manufacturer's recommended dose. He seemed genuinely concerned about my healing and asked me to see him at HIS office again Monday. I believe he is a good doctor but has to abide by the LifeStyle way of doing business. I think I would see him again but never recommend LifeStyle Lift.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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