46, Sad About Face Starting to Droop! - London, UK

Dominic really is just wonderful, as are his...

Dominic really is just wonderful, as are his assistant and the whole team at PHI. I went through this entirely by myself as i didn't want *anyone* to know what i was having done. Ever. It felt so personal that that's how i wanted it to be. The PHI team and dominic personally looked after me - little text messages, emails, phone calls to keep checking in that i was OK, not lonely, coping well in the post operative period. As for the results - just what i wanted. No-one has said anything to me, but i can see them looking slightly quizically.... my results weren't super dramatic, as i'm 'only' 46 (even though to me they were, and certainly when i look at the before and after pictures well, wow.....). I just can't say enough good things about Dominic, literally.

Update after week 3 review meeting

As I said below in answer to a comment, I should be clear that when I say no-one has noticed, that's a good thing! I haven't yet seen close girlfriends... And they will notice for sure, just as I do every day in the mirror :-) that colleagues haven't asked me means that my healing has been so quick that after just a week away from the office, no-one mentioned anything. No visible bruises, minimal swelling, no wind tunnel effect! And that was all very important to me!
London Facial Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Thanks for sharing! What has your recovery been like? Any particular low points you've had to cope with?
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Sounds like you are getting where I hope to be! I am not expecting dramatic results and will be delighted if no one notices (though I am hoping perhaps for "you look well rested after your vacation")! I know we all look so much more closely at ourselves, so if I can be spared the view of the droopy neck and incipient jowls -- and know that with the neck muscles laced up tight they should stay that way many more years -- I will be delighted.
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PS you're back to work after 3 weeks I see... how long did it take you to feel like you had your usual energy and how long before you felt OK going out in public?
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Hi AtoZ - well actually, i was working the day after the operation. Albeit from home. But i physically went to my office two weeks after the procedure. As long as i kept my hair down and over my ears, and covered a couple of small remaining yellow bruises, i was fine. Recovery was/is textbook i'm told. it's taken 3 .5 weeks for 95% of swelling to go, and now i am just waiting for my scars to start fading so i can wear my hair up again - a couple of months i reckon? As for usual energy, i think genuinely i had my usual energy the next day, and as long as i wrapped my scarf around my head, a la marilyn monroe in the 50s, i felt fine going out the next day wearing my 'facebra' underneath. That all said, the think i had challenges with was pain behind my ears. There seems to be no reason i should feel that pain more than others do, but i just did and still do a little. Nothing that some panadol can't fix though, although it's only really this week i've been able to sleep on my side again reasonably comfortably. Hope this all helps!
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Fabulous! I am going to have to work on that 1950's scarf look... :)
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Thanks for your review, it is good to hear one from the uk. I have my procedure in April and need these reviews to give me the courage to go through with it. I am between wanting no on to notice and wanting it to be so good that everyone notices. I have only told 2 close relatives.
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Hi linda1952 - definitely do it! I should be clear, I flew in from overseas especially to see Dominic, in secret. None of my friends have seen me yet, only colleagues in the country where I work. I am sure when close friends see me, they will ask.... The results speak for themselves and I am very happy indeed. I'm me, just 10 years back!!!
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