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Facelift Review: Lifting off 15 Years

I had a lower face/neck lift last month. The...

I had a lower face/neck lift last month. The surgery required two incisions, one behind my ear and one in front of it. I was under general anesthesia and had no idea what was going on but my husband said it took 3+ hours. I came out of it and woke up bandaged like a mummy with gauze and tape around my entire head. This surprised me a little but was to keep me from ripping the fresh incisions open and also to help the skin heal in the right place. There was some pain but it wasn’t actually as bad as most people describe it. I got to leave late in the afternoon and go home. I slept a lot for the first few days but was surprised that I felt like eating and moving around as much as I did. My husband took care of the big tasks like cooking and helping me bathe, which really made things easier for me. After a week I went to get my stitches out and they also cleaned up everything from where it had bled and oozed. I had minimal bandages at this point.
My neck was swollen for a while (my face wasn’t too bad) and I was concerned that all this bloating would be stretching the skin back to the way it was pre-facelift. Thankfully the swelling is so minimal now that only I notice and the skin has tightened up really well. I am very happy with it so far and feel like I have lost 15 years.
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Would you give the name of your doc. Thanks!
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I have a facelift scheduled for next June, and I am really nervous about the whole thing. I only have about 4 weeks that I can take off work and don't want anyone to tell that I had a facelift. Is 4 weeks enough time for this?
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could you share the dr name please
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I also live in CT, would you mind providng your Doctors name
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Hi, Ms StClair,
Did you ever find a Dr. that you like? I am in Ct. and would like to know.
Thanks
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Hi. I'm still in process of deciding. Had checked one doc out in New Haven who gave me before and after pix, with a hefty pricetag. For some reason I wasn't too comfortable, and I figured with that price I might as well go down to lower Fairfield County. Met with the doctor who is quoted in this month's CT Mag, and it probably will be a go. Going for nothing extreme, just a refreshed appearance. I am going to see one more surgeon this week coming to make up my mind and here what he has to say, but I have a feeling will stick with the second.
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I live in Cheshire. I would also like your doctor's name. I have looked into the discount program they have at yale, but it would still cost more than what you paid. Would you mind sharing pictures?
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Hi, I live in Orange, CT and am also looking into a lower facelift. Could you furnish the Dr's name.

Thanks

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I'd also like to know which doc you used. Can you help?
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am interested in a mini-face lift and noticed your review. i live in wallingford so was looking for a surgeon in ct and it sounds from your remarks that your experience was a positive one. i wonder if you still feel pleased with your particular surgeon if you might send me his name? thanks, suzanne reiss
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Hello. Live in CT. Would you be able to furnish the doctor's name. Thank you.
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