Five years ago I went to a doctor that claimed he did a face lift on me only to find out he only pulled the skin and didn't touch any of the facial muscles. This lower face lift was to include my neck and underneath my chin a huge incision was made which got infected and scarred horribly. I was very self conscience about it as people would continually ask me what had happened. To make matters worse within a year, it was as if he did nothing at all. I understand you continue to age normally but I never understood that when a face lift is done, that you need to make sure the muscles are pulled or else it will fall quickly, which is what happened.
The worst part of it was when I asked if he could do anything about my earlobes which had gotten bigger over the years from wearing heavy earrings and he told me that he could take care of it. I saw this doctors credentials and they appeared fine as he was a plastic surgeon. I had no idea that this doctors idea of fixing my earlobes meant cutting them off which left them looking disfigured and I was unable to wear earrings. This thrust me into a depression and I stopped going out anywhere.
After some urging from my husband and seeing Lifestyle Lifts commercials, I decided I would go on a consultation just to see if they could do anything. Because I was still skeptical I went on two consultations with Dr. D and felt confident in him although it was an "apprehensive confidence" (if there is such a thing. The consultant you see before Dr. D had suggested an eye lift but Dr. D said I did not need one and he was very honest about what type of results I would receive and he didn't want me to have unrealistic expectations. As a Christian what meant more than anything to me was right before the surgery when he prayed for me. I felt such a peace and couldn't believe a doctor would take the time to do this. You can tell what an honest and forthright man he is.
The healing time seamed much longer than I would have thought, and even thought your not put under by an anesthesiologist, this is major surgery and people need to realize this. I never got an infection and I cannot even begin to tell you how thrilled I am with the results. I feel I have a new lease on life and I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. D to anyone considering plastic surgery.