At age 66 and a new widow I needed the lift to keep me on par with all the other single gals.
The surgery was not too painful but it wasn't as fun as making snow angels either. Honestly, when did you ever have surgery with no recovery pain. The worst part for me was the bruising that hung around way too long, like all my bruises.
No one knows I had the surgery because my doctor did as I ask: improve but don't remake the face.
I can't say the surgery has gotten me a new hubby or even a lot of dates but I enjoy what I see in the mirror. My self-esteem has greatly improved.
This procedure is like having my appendix removed: worth it but never want a repeat.
Recommendation: do it if it doesn't bankrupt you. Then go have some fun!