I decided to consult with a plastic surgeon, with a top notch reputation, and whom I had been a patient of more than 23 years ago. He was, as I expected, still as thorough in his explanations of procedures, expectations, etc, and he patiently sat with me answering all questions, for more than one consultation, while I was trying to make up my mind because this was a very big decision for me at my age.
I made the decision to to have the procedures he recommended which he based on my individual needs; age, health, skin and face structure, etc. I knew before surgery, realistically what results I could expect based on my particular needs and issues.
I could not be more pleased with the results. I now have people telling me how great I look. I now have a slender neck, no jowls hanging, a great looking profile, and my cheek bones are back. I now have feel more confident when I am out with people and while I don't look forty again, which was never what my surgeon promised me in the first place, I do look younger than my years....and most importantly I do look much, much better, healthier and happier.
A good friend of mine and also my hairdresser, each made the same comment the first time they saw me after the surgery, "gee, I never realized how much your grandaughter resembles you". At this time in life I can honestly say, this is one of the best things I could have ever done for myself.......