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I'm 64, but Want to Look As Young As I Feel! -Paramus, N.J.

I have been through alot of procedures, 14 years...

I have been through alot of procedures, 14 years ago I had a brow lift. 12 years ago, lower eye. 8 years ago Contour threadlift ( what a waste)./ sculptra injections left lumps, and had cortisone injections to decrease the lumps only with leaving me atrophied tissue, and big deep wrinkles.

I had been told I was not a candidate for facelift because my face is so thin, and thin skinned. but I found a doctor who said that is not a problem . it is 5 weeks today since my facelift, dermabrasion around my mouth, and fat injections in lines above lips. I am so happy with my results. I am positing before and after pictures. also a post of 3 days after the dermabrasion at it's worst. after this picture, I was able to start cleansing and it looked better immediately.

the operation was 5 hours, I recuperated overnight at the surgical center, nurses were wonderful. I drains in back of head was my worst pain. they don't tell you everything. but, I have to say, now that it is over, I would do it again if I had to. still have numbness in cheeks, under chin, and ears. have deep pink coloring around my mouth which I use dermablend and a few other foundations to cover. went back to work 18 days later. people didn't know what I did, but knew I looked different. and said I looked fantastic!.

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before, during and after

smiling before picture

my before picture that I posted is really bad, I always looked better smiling. so I am adding this "better" before picture
Paramus Plastic Surgeon

all my questions were answered. I completely trust my doctor and his staff. and they did great work!!!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Hi, You do look great! I think I need dermabrasion because of a botched up laser procedure that left me with lines and scars around my mouth. From what I understand, you had a facelift, dermabrasion and a fat transfer for $12,000? Do you have a current picture of you not smiling? Did the dermabrasion erase most of the lines? Thank you.
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Beautiful results! Thank you SO much for sharing on RealSelf.
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Wow -- did a great job --- look fantastic
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Looking good
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Congratulations on your great results!!
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Sorry meant to ask how long did it take for the mouth are to heal after the dermabrasion as I too am going to have this done with my face lift
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today is my 5th week. I was really concerned about going back to work. didn't know if 18 days would be enough. but it was. I am still dark pink around my mouth. he went pretty deep as my lines were deep. makeup, (dermablend) works wonders..it should be another 2 weeks at least, if not more for the total healing of the skin. the dermabrasion was the one of the best things I did. no more vertical lip lines!!
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me and it has helped so much
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You do look great and I remember your post back when you were still searching for a PS who would do your surgery. Your persistence paid off! Did you have any fat grafting or filler to your cheek area or under eye. Looks much fuller...grace60
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Thank you. your posts were an inspiration to me. no fat under eye. but did have my lower lids done about 16 years ago. I did have fat injected above my lip. I had questioned the dr. on the fact that I have a thin face. and he said it would look fuller once the cheeks were lifted. and he was right.
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You look fantastic well done for making a brave decision like that .
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thank you, It was brave. the night before I thought, why am I taking a perfectly healthy face and putting it to the knife. I went to sleep knowing the next day I would not feel good at all. But. I was driven, I couldn't stand looking in the mirror. and now..I say, wow. I look the way I'm suppose to. :)
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You look great and recovery seems very quick.
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thank you. the first week was painful, couldn't sleep, pain killers made me nauseous. the third week was a breaking point where I really started to feel better. started to work out, went back to work. and now in the 5th week , except for the numbness in cheeks and redness around the mouth, I feel great!!
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