Turning Back Time...- Newport Beach, CA

Having a facelift on Monday, July 22, 2013.....

Having a facelift on Monday, July 22, 2013...
Wanting to make sure I have thought of everything. Am expecting t be out of commission for 3 weeks...Am having an upper & lover Bleph..Facelift & Necklift. Staying with a Nurse for the night - then home the next day.
I am anxious about my eyes being stuck together, about not bending over or turning my head -wondering about how difficult it would be taking a shower, etc.
hoping I don't have pain and wondering about sleeping propped up.
Also hoping my husband is a good care giver...should I hire a nurse?
Although I have selected a very good surgeon, I am hoping to be pleased with the results and not looking like the Joker...
Okay, I am nervous....help....
Is there a checklist, besides what the dr. gave me, that I should do b4 surgery?

5 Days Post Op

Here it is 5 days after surgery. And THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR REPLIES. Wasn't feeling well the 1st 4 days.... General Anesthesia worked out great especially since I woke up - Thank God!!! Went home with a Nurse to care for me throughout the evening. My husband has been a wonderful care giver. Writing down everything...Icing every 30 minutes. when to take pills w or w/o food...ointment. Water, applesauce, protein drinks and yorgurt...He says I am sure to loose weight since I wont be able to sneak eat!!! Thought that was funny!
I looked like an alien yesterday. Still swollen and a little bruised..have taken Arnica and Bromelain. Today and my eyes look droopy...Is that normal? Did I make the right decision? Doctor doesn't want me to talk much for the 1st 2 weeks. Very difficult since I am very animated...Laying low and trying to relax and not look at myself...I hope and pray I am happy with the results!!! and that I will have happy eyes...Hey my turkey neck is gone...so i'm not going to have to wear the tape and elastic..."Secret face lift" It bought me some time using these items...
I get my staples and sutures out Monday.
Thank you again for your responses.

Had a scare today 11 days Post Op

Had a Face/Neck lift and Bleph 11 Days ago...everything has been going great...UNTIL...blood started to drip down my neck from the back of my right ear all of sudden. Husband applied pressure saw where there was a little opening in back of ear.
It has stopped bleeding. Called my PS - He responded promptly asked some questions then said not to worry about it apply a little ointment ... and keep an eye on it. I am seeing him on Tuesday. But am wondering the cause...did I do something wrong?
I was icing may have pressed on my ear or When they say "No heavy lifting if sitting on the floor and lifting myself carefully with table support, and using my legs...was that heavy lifting? I pushed a chair with my legs...but it wasn't an effort.. Now I feel scarred if there is internal bleeding...
Am I over thinking this episode?
Thank you...

3 Weeks Post Op...Looking Good But have swollen mid cheeks

Okay so it's been 3 weeks since my Face/Neck and Upper & Lower Bleph...Doctor said I can start working out...a little.
I am a little concerned about an area between my cheek and jowl next to my lips is still swollen. Wondering if that is normal???
Wondering if I should continue icing? Wondering if I should continue with Artica? Have a Dr. appointment on Friday...
At one of my post ops I did address this issue - they said it was too early to be concerned about it...But I am...

4 Weeks Post Op - Facelift - Necklift- Upper and Lower Bleph

My Doctor said that everything looked normal. My next appointment is in 3 weeks.
I worked out and my neck swelled up a bit. The nurse said to apply pressure and cold packs. But it does concern me so I may go and have it checked...
Also noticing a build up of scar tissue on the outside edges of my eyes...
They told me to massage with a warm q-tip for 3 minutes...

12 Week Post Op - I'm so Happy

Absolutely thrilled with my results.
I can't believe I really went through with facelift, necklift and upper and lower Bleph
Although I am still a bit swollen People's comments are that I look younger, that I look good, what have I done?...they can't see I had a facelift because it looks natural.
Am very happy! What a nice 60th birthday gift.
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