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Looking the Way I Feel! - Burlington, MA
- Barb D D
- posted 2 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $6,450
- Dr. James Alex (Burlington, MA)
At three-and-a-half months post-procedure, I can...
- 15 Apr 2011
At three-and-a-half months post-procedure, I can honestly say I’m thrilled with the results!
Having this procedure done in an office-like atmosphere under local anesthesia (Novocaine) really appealed to me. Because I’m an R.N., I knew the risks of general anesthesia would be eliminated, the risk of infection would be greatly reduced compared with a hospital environment, and the cost would be far more manageable ($6450 vs. $35000 or more). The only discomfort during the procedure was the initial administering of the local anesthesia, and that was short lived. After that, I was able to relax and even carry on conversation with the doctor for the entire time without the slightest pain.
Antibiotics were prescribed for preventative reasons, along with a short course of Prednisone to help reduce swelling. Adequate pain medication was also prescribed.
Although I’ll soon be 67 years old, I’ve been “accused” of looking in my mid-40s, both by strangers and those who know me well. I’ll take it! Looking at my before and after pictures still amazes me. So, yes, I would absolutely do it again!
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Dr. A has outstanding credentials, which was important to me. He is double board certified and was the director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Yale. You can see by my 5-star ratings in all areas that he exceeded expectation.