We've Only Just Begun! - Houston, TX
- updated 5 months ago
At 47 I began noticing the typical lower face...
- 23 Jun 2012
At 47 I began noticing the typical lower face sagging, more pronounced nasolabial folds, and baby jowls. It was the beginning jowls, and the left nasolabial fold that bothered me most. Considered fillers but was not keen on having to repeat injections every 6 to 12 months. At 48 I discovered the secret lift tapes which worked wonders and took years off. I wore them about a year daily, but developed a fear of the wind when outside. One good blow and voila the tapes could be seen. I just had my 49th birthday and chose the Lifestyle Lift as the gift of choice. My husband and I made it to Houston June 20, 2012 for my lift. My husband's support has been sustaining. We were greeted by a professional and genuine staff. My excitement level was pretty high, and to my surprise, no nerves. The procedure went well. Dr. Smith and his assistant were absolutely fantastic. It was obvious they love what they do. The worse part of the procedure was the numbing needles. Other than that I felt no pain. However, they did warn me that the numbing affect will wear off and to start the pain meds prescribed. The procedure took about 2 hours maybe a little less. About 6:00pm it was time for pain meds!! However the prescribed pain killer caused nausea so I discontinued it, and have used extra strength tylenol as needed. Pain on a scale of 1 to 10 has ranged from 2-5. On day one after the procedure I took tylenol twice during, and twice on day two. I was warned by the lifestyle nurse that swelling usually increases day two and three. Day three after the procedure there was noticeable swelling on left side, and the worse pain experienced, but bearable took two tylenol for it. My experience so far has been very good. Pictures to come soon.
Update: Day 6 I have no swelling, and incisions...
- 26 Jun 2012
Day 11 Post-Op: Healing nicely, numbness on sides...
- 2 Jul 2012
One Month Post Op- I'm still very happy with...
- 19 Jul 2012
40 Days Post Op- Photos Added (Again, No Make Up):...
- 31 Jul 2012
Back to my normal workout/fitness program without issues!!
I did my research, and overwhelmingly this Doctor had good reviews, extensive experience, and a genuine passion for what he does. Prayer also was a guiding force. Intuitively I knew that this was the Doctor for my procedure.