My motivation for a face lift was primarily due to...
10 Nov 2013
8 months post
My motivation for a face lift was primarily due to premature aging. The age I felt inside did not match the age that I saw when I looked in the mirror. I looked matronly, with a sagging jaw line and neck, bags under my eyes, and an overall tiredness to my face. I didn't feel good about the way I looked, and given the fact that I would be re-entering the workforce, I was concerned about ageism in hiring. So for those reasons I decided to give my face a "reboot".
Dr. Thompson performed a reconstructive surgery on my face in 2007 after I had skin cancer removed. He did an amazing job restoring my face; therefore he was the ONLY doctor I would trust with my face. He specializes in faces, which I feel is very important in selecting a surgeon for a face lift, which is such an intricate and noticeable surgery.
I had my face lift in March, and in addition I had my eyelids done, liposuction under the chin, and a chin implant to prevent further aging lines from occurring in the future. I also had fillers in my lips and marionette lines. I'm SO pleased with the outcome because it took years off of my face without changing my overall look, and there are no visible scars anywhere. I didn't want to look any differently, but rather refreshed and younger. My neck and jawline was restored, my eyes look "open", and I look like a young woman again!
1 year post facelift
I'm one year out now, and this was the best gift I've ever given myself. I'm so happy with my results, which have gotten better with more time. I went back 6 months post-op and got a chemical peel to address the texture and pigmentation issues that a facelift doesn't fix. I love Dr. Thompson's work and would not let anyone else touch my face!