Expected a Full Lift and Doctor Did Mini - Oklahoma City, OK
- updated 2 years ago
Within two weeks of my facelift the swelling...
- 8 Jan 2011
Within two weeks of my facelift the swelling started reducing and the original characteristics returned. By three months post-op the pre-post photos are the same. I had an excellent surgeon who says this seldom happens. Could it have been the absorbent sutures he used? I feel like as the sutures were absorbed the swelling which held the lift in place resolved and the original neck/jaw/jowls returned to their original position. Should the sutures have been non-absorbent?
I am 57 years old, 112 lbs, 5'3", nothing unusual. Now, at three months my surgeon agreed there is no difference from pre-surgery in my neck and jaw but says he doesn't know why I had a poor outcome. I don't know how unusual this is. I still have numbness and feel depressed,but I will redo the surgery with a less conservative approach.
Mine was a full facelift-SMAS with a reputable surgeon. I don't think he made any errors, just the outcome was disappointing.
Updated on 9 Jan 2011:
Did Dr Kamran Khoobehi say I should pay the surgeon to redo my face as well as the anesthesia and hospital fees? I understand repaying the surgical fees, but pay the doctor again to redo his work? My skin is elastic. I'm a non-smoker. Should he try a different approach or use non-absorbable sutures?
I am redoing the face lift in 2 days. My plastic...
- 22 Jan 2011
My ps said he was going to do extensive neck...
- 17 Feb 2011
By the end of month 4 I was so miserable I had a "redo". This time he properly undermined my neck and jaw and the recovery has been much easier and less painful because the tissue was properly supported. The incision is only 1 inch more along the hairline behind my ear.
I didn't know what question to ask the first time. I was told he did a face lift every week for years but now realize he has done very few full lifts. How much of the SMAS is dissected and anchored is the issue to focus on when you question the surgeon.
It's been a year since my original face lift and...
- 21 Nov 2011
SMAS did not work although the surgeon is highly rated and I don't doubt his skill. I think the suture type may be to blame.