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Facelift, Necklift, Chin Implant, Browlift, Blepharoplasty, Abdominal/Flanks Lipo - Mumbai, India
- updated 8 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $10,000
- Sameer Karkhanis, MD (Mumbai, India)
Pros - Great Surgeon, Recovery and ound the clock...
- 30 Mar 2012
Pros - Great Surgeon, Recovery and ound the clock Care for two weeks in a clinical setting with no real pain, only some discomfort, the incredible improvement in my appearance even after only 4 weeks
Cons - Slowly recovering movement in left eyebrow, other numbness (especially in right earlobe), though everything is tingling now, which seems to indicate nerves reconnecting. After repositioning brow into correct positiion, my previous attempts to shape my brows don't work any more, and so look strange. Have to wait for them to grow back out.
Why I did it - At 58, I was back on the job market. Had a great interview, only to be told later (after they saw me) that I was't right for the position. Three weeks after the procedures, I aced another interview for a similar job and got an offer. I really like how I look now. I had lots of loose skin over my eyes and neck, and now it's all gone. I will post before and after shots at about the three month point. Still have chin and eyelid swelling, but everything is healing quite well.
6 weeks out, eyebrows are both functioning now....
- 12 Apr 2012
BTW, I wanted to mention an experience while I had at the clinic. One day, I was getting uncomfortable and began to panic a little. After an hour or so, the nurse came by to check on me, and I mentioned that I was in pain and feeling afraid. Doc came right away and chided me for not complaining earlier. A little anxiolytic and pain meds, and I was feeling great. It wasn't like in the US where one has to practically beg for something to relieve the pain. I did get get addicted to anything I was given, and I really appreciate the way I was treated with respect and consideration. I would NEVER have these procedures done, and then just go home to recuperate. I don't know how things are done in other overseas locales, but for my money, India was freaking great!
I meant to say I did NOT get addicted to anything...
- 12 Apr 2012
Sorry about that!
My progress to this point: The numbness has...
- 23 Aug 2012
The numbness has begun to fade near my ears, though I suspect that some will remain on the right side permanently, but we shall see at one year. My right brow is working normally again. Swelling persists under my chin from the implant, but I don't expect it to completely recede before the one year point.
My lipo was well done, but let me warn you, it is not a license to overeat. I've been picking up some fat in my lipo'ed areas, I took the time to actually count my calories during the last week, and have discovered that I was eating more than I thought. So now, it is back on a diet for me!
My fat transfers to my cheeks and under eye sockets have been mostly absorbed, so I am going to journey back to India in January for some touch-up work, and some laser on my wrinkly neck skin that was not addressed by the face/neck lifts. Also, I have some lines on my forehead that I believe would benefit by the laser. I am very much looking forward to see my friend Sammy and his staff!
My Doctor: Sameer Karkhanis, MD
Pretty simple, really. Sam knows his stuff, answered all my questions and concerns, basically "held my hand" through recovery, was very thorough in making sure I was healthy enough for the procedures, never pulled any punches, went conservative on my surgery so I would look like a younger, refreshed version of myself. We correspond every couple of days and he faithfully answers me. Not the least nor most expensive guy in India, but perhaps the best. I met several other patients who were there for things like lipo, tummy tucks, etc, who had done vastly more research than I had, and they were unanimous in their praise.