After 8 years of research and consultation, I...
Now my nose correction (called revision). A well-known Plastic Surgeon in Ogden UT preformed Rhinoplasty (nose job) 18 yrs ago but did not do a symmetrical procedure. During healing I noticed the metal form was not symmetrical on my nose. After removal I pointed this out he dismissed this as being picky. …and my nose didn’t form symmetrical. I mentioned this to Dr. Vincent, pointing to the ball of my nose was slightly different on one side, he pointed just above at a very small indentation, and stated fixing this first would have greater affect. Looking in the mirror…damn, I never noticed it but he was right. Dr. V suggested filling it with FDA approved silicone. It turned out perfect, not sure if we’ll do more.
Swift Lift w/ extensions -- My older sister had a similar lift, around the ear, several years ago and I can see her scars. She looked at mine and said, “Wow, your incisions are hard to find”. Dr. Vincent goes the extra mile to hide scars, this is always important but more so for a man having short hair. The incision behind my ear is all the way where the ear meets the head…with an amplified mirror I can’t see it. In the front of my ear we decided on the procedure referred to as ‘inside the ear’ incision, which is not actually inside the ear but cuts over (slightly inside) the center lobe portion. Although the center lobe took longer to heal, I’m so glad I was a candidate for this method. The incision line starts outside, then curves inside, then out again making it very hard to see 4 wks post op. When choosing a surgeon to perform cosmetic procedures be careful running to a plastic surgeon vs. a cosmetic surgeon thinking you’ll get a better job. If your face is ripped off in an auto accident go to a plastic surgeon but if you want artistic improvements to your body be watchful dismissing a cosmetic surgeon.
I finally decided on Dr. Drake Vincent to perform my artistic facial surgery for his experience, extensive training in face and neck anatomy, artistic insight to the body, you can tell he loves what he does, and in my research - the price is very good. Just remember, he’ll do his part but half the work in pre and post op will be up to you. Get in shape, buy the Recovery Support Program,follow the instructions, and good luck.