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Disappointed, to Say the Least! - Pleasanton, CA

I recently had a facelift and was expecting to...

I recently had a facelift and was expecting to look refreshed and more youthful. There was little or no difference between the 'before' photos and how I now look. At 6 mos., the Doctor stated he could see a 'slight' improvement in the jawline. The first facelift I had 10 years ago took 20 years off my appearance. The Doctor offered to do a 2nd procedure to tighten things up. Am I disappointed right now, absoultely. The need to go through a 2nd procedure is not something I look forward to except that I will, hopefully, get the results I anticipated the first time. I will repost in May or June after the surgery.

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I have known this surgeon for many years and have been fairly happy with the results for most procedures he has performed.

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Do you have before and after photos to share???
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Well.... what is the update??? Please post for us.
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The revision surgery was done by tightening the skin a bit more. There was a noticeable difference for me but, not nearly what I expected. I plan to see another surgeon for his opinion, however I know how reluctant doctors are to criticize another doctor's work.
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Oh no! I'm so sorry you weren't happy with your results. Was it a regular facelift you had or a mini lift of some sort?

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I had a regular facelift by a prominent surgeon. As long as he makes things right, I will be able to move on. Right now, everytime I look in the mirror it makes me sad. I feel so sorry for anyone who has to go through this. I will definitely post anything new as well as the results of my 2nd surgery. Thanks.
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Galgirll47 -- It is sad that you went through a surgery that didn't do much of anything, and now you have to face another FL. Believe me, it could be even sadder -- at least you don't look appreciably worse, as I did after each of 3 face surgeries, 1 "necklift," and 2 FLs. I look much worse now -- in every way -- than I did before any face surgery! And the surgeon who did the 2 FLs (Gutek) was in a hostile rage before the 1st FL and pulled my face DOWNWARD, then proposed a 2nd FL, in which he only lifted 1/2 way up, and it is still downward. (This has been readily seen by several surgeons since then.) I am now searching for a 4th FL, & most surgeons in the midwest are saying no. The only glimmer of a silver lining is that it is not PULLING DOWN AS HARD as it has been for the last 2 years. Can you believe that? That is the only silver lining I have. Anyway, I completely understand how you feel -- because I have suffered with a nightmare for 4 years, & I don't know if anyone will ever be able to improve it. I hope your 2nd FL fixes the problem. Have you asked him what went wrong and what he plans to do to fix the problem? If he mumbles around, I might be afraid the 2nd FL might not be what you hope for. That's what happened to me, but of course, I had a surgeon (Mr. Hate-filled Rage), who was a true psychopath, and surgeons like that are very rare (although they do exist).
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Worryingly,this is becoming more common lately,and i had the same,i looked absolutely not a little bit better than i did before,if anything worse.!
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