Fabulous and Dramatic Change - Denver, CO

It had become too difficult to look in the mirror...

It had become too difficult to look in the mirror so at 54, began search for best surgeon and decided on surgery. It has changed my life. With little pain and 3 weeks recovery, sun damaged, droopey wrinkled face and neck is gone. A new youthful look and attitude. Unbelievable change, so very happy!

I lived under the belief that "Pale is not my...

I lived under the belief that "Pale is not my color!" and worshipped the sun for many years. At about 40, wrinkles and loose skin of lower face and neck was becoming obvious and accelerated quickly. Botox dramatically helped my forehead and upper face became baby soft and smooth; but lower face was melting and deeply lined. Researched for a year to find best surgeon and decided on Dr. Imola who was recommended by Carrie Ireland-Miller, my Botox aesthetician who I trusted whole heartedly. My surgery; lower facelift, necklift, lower eyelids and Submentoplasy (fat transfer to my face) took place on 2/6/2013. It was the best decision I have ever made....besides having my one child. Recovery was quick; no pain, but neck lift and tightness on throat was uncomfortable and worst part. Now I can't stop looking in the mirror and people barely recognize me. After several years of hating to go out of the house due to my aging face, I now look forward to each day and getting out to show off the new me. I absolutely love the change and would recommend Dr. Imola to anyone who is feeling the way I used to. It was so worth it!!! Age is truly just a number now!

Surgery day

Surgery day

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New Pictures

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Before pics

Two weeks after Surgery

Two weeks after Surgery

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Six weeks after Surgery

Six weeks after Surgery

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8 Weeks After Surgery

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Ten Days After Surgery

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New Me

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I hav a question for my "RealSelf" friends who...

I hav a question for my "RealSelf" friends who have had necklift and lower facelift....what can you tell me about the scar under your chins? Mine has been changing as the swelling has gone away and now I notice that I have an area right where the scar begins, that is sunken in somewhat and when looking at my profile, there is a "hole" at that spot. My surgeon says that if it is still there at "6 months out", we can do a filler of some kind. Do you guys have any advice on the scar under chin? Thanks.

Scar under chin taken at 90 days post surgery

Scar under chin taken at 90 days post surgery

Scar at ear 90 days after surgery

Scar at ear 90 days after surgery

It's been 100 days since my surgery and I am...

It's been 100 days since my surgery and I am getting used to the new feelings and sensations. I am very happy in most everything except for the scar under my chin. There is an indentation right on my jaw line where the scar ends and it is very obvious to me when I look at profile. Now, I know that those of us who have undergone these transformations see things a lot more than others looking at us and I have been trying to ignore it and hope it gets better. But if it's still there at my 6 month visit to my surgeon, he will be doing something to correct it. Not sure what that is; a filler or an implant, etc. If anyone has had this problem, please let me know what happened for you. Otherwise, I'm pretty damn pleased, I must say!!!
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon

Carrie Ireland-Miller, RN, who has been doing my Botox injections since moving to Denver, highly recommended Dr. Mario Imola for 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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