I did this because I had extreme premature wrinkling and the jowls. I had LL, lipo and full face laser. Surgery went well. No discomfort at all.Slept through it for the most part and required very little pain meds.
You need a caretaker for a few days afterwards...my husband was wonderful. After the surgery I looked much worse that any of these ladies did with their negative comments.
Healing of the sides in front of my ears has been problematic. The coloring is off...more pink and pale purple. Almost 6 months and the coloring there still isn't as it should be. At 10 weeks face settled and again at five months. At 5 months the wrinkles around the mouth and the folds had returned but not as prominent as before. Now you may say that I have regrets in doing the LL and there are days...many days... when I have felt regrets.
I have very thin skin that was very wrinkled for my 63 years. Initially I looked 15 years younger and now look good for my age. I still get comments in regard to looking good, refreshed, etc.
The only people who know I did this are my husband and my children. My children are glad I am looking a bit more like myself than I did initially with looking so incredibly young.
For those considering this make sure you meet with the dr personally and have him take a good look at your skin. Remember this is surgery. You are going to swell and have scars and you may have complications. The area in front of your ears is going to feel hard initially and then it will soften and the numbness lessens.
The reason I have said I am undecided is because emotionally this has been a difficult road to travel. I am not sure the sides in front of my ears will ever look normal although overall my face does look much much better. I look good. Have grown my hair and it actually looks quite nice. These days emotionally I am in a better place. If you wish to do this do your research. My dr was top notch. Know that things will settle. I did have the muscle lifted and sutured. Not sure what else to say.I envy those ladies who looked great a few weeks out. I feel for those ladies who had complications that required more surgery to repair. We are all individual.
Check out your dr. I spoke to a number of patients who were very satisfied. I know there were many who were. I was able to talk and see my dr whenever I needed to. He was very available. I wanted to write this to just encourage you all to go into this with eyes open. My dr never said I would be out and about in a few days. They actually said that it takes a year to heal completely. Best wishes!