I had the lift done in Houston Texas. My doctor is...
I had the lift done in Houston Texas. My doctor is double board certified in facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery. His stitches are fantastic!
I think the problem that most people have is with expectations. If you've ever had even minor surgery, you know what to expect. It takes time to heal. You will not look normal in 2 weeks! It's going to hurt and you will need painkillers!! That being said, I had my procedure done in January. I am still numb in certain parts of my face, but my stitches have healed wonderfully. They can hardly be seen and are still fading. I had brusing that took about 2 weeks to go away and I was swollen for several weeks.
I have heard people complain that after a few weeks, they could not tell a difference. This has to do with swelling. When all my swelling went down, I no longer had a "full" look to my face, that was filling out some wrinkles, but that was all fluid. What was left was a GREAT new profile (no loose skin), diminished nasolabial folds and tighter cheeks.
I love the way I look and I would recommend my doctor to any one who was interested in getting this procedure. In fact, I would do it again.
I've had a request for recent pictures, pretty...
I've had a request for recent pictures, pretty much daring me to show that my face isn't sliding down my neck. I've added two very recent pictures. One from September and one from December. As you can see, I appear to be holding up rather well. In fact, I think I look pretty good. I'll be 48 this month.
So once again I'm going to reiterate, knowing what to expect from any type of surgical procedure, including pain, recovery, scarring (which there WILL be!) is vital to being happy with your results.
I am happy. Please allow me to be.
I am sorry for those who have had a bad experience but that is not a reflection of my doctor. I would love for other patient's of my doctor to share their results.
I joined this site in order to share my experience and help others find good doctors. Before my procedure, I was scared and couldn't find any pictures etc. of people that had this procedure. I researched my doctor and met a women who had the procedure by my docotr. She showed me where her incisions were. She did have some minimal scaring but like me, she had long hair, and the scars could be hidden, and I decided, FOR ME PERSONALLY, I could live with some scarring.
overall, however, her face and neck looked GREAT!!!! Her recommendation, my personal research, my doctor's credentials and his perfect record with the Texas Medical Board, and MY PERSONAL SITUATION helped me make the dicision. Each person's situation is different. I was 44 at the time. If you are 54 or 64, you should probably have different expectations.
That being said, I'm pretty tired of having to defend myself. I feel there is much hostility on this site toward those who want to share anyting but a negative experience with LSL. I've been accused on being a "plant" and my credibility is questioned - by those hiding behind tiny profile pictures that show nothing.
I'm over it.
So...I'm retiring. My doctor is no longer performing this procedure for LSL. He is a highly respected and skilled double board certified otololaryngology and facial plastic and recontructive surgeon with a private practice in houston. I have no idea why he performed the LSL procedure for a time. I'm only VERY grateful he did. If you want a referral to another doctor for the LSL I cannot give you one. If you want a good surgeon, please go see him at his private office.
If you want to see his name, please register so you can see it. I will no longer be answering individual emails or questions.
Also, please remember, all facial plastic surgery does is reset your clock. It doesn't stop time. You will not return to age 25... or 35. The aging process continues. I know I will have more surgery later and at that time I will rely on the advice of a qualified dr. to tell me what I need for that age. At 44 the LSL met my needs I was happy with the results. At 53 I'm sure it will be something different.
Good luck ladies. Be informed. Make good choices. Be happy with your choices.