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Facelift - San Francisco, CA
- updated 1 year ago
- Not Worth It
- Cost: $29,500
- Michael Kulick, MD (San Francisco, CA)
I expected to see a more youthful me. I do in some...
- 18 Sep 2011
I expected to see a more youthful me. I do in some aspects, but the weight on the bad side of the scale is much heavier than the good!
I spent a whole lot of money for facelift, necklift, and browlift. I was awake during part of the procedure and felt, cutting, burning, suturing. When I told the Dr. he said, of coure, you were in twilight. Not asleep. NEWS FLASH -He was so cheap that he was his own anesthesiologist. I even heard the nurse say, she's waking up, should I giver her more? He said not to and proceeded to work on me. NIGHTMARE!!!
I had massive headaces from the brow-lift and he indicated nothing he did should give me a headache. He doesn't treat headaches and I should call my primary care doctor.
Okay, so after a week, one eye is nearly closed and the other open wide. Eventually they have sort of evened out--not totally!
The sutures under my chin came undone sometime shortly after the procedure. He accused me of taking them out myself! Additonally, we wait six months. If I need scar revision, I'll have to find another doctor and it will cost. NO RESPONSIBILITY!!!
My neck was hanging on one side from one week after the proceedure. I asked if it would tighten up. I kept asking about what I called the Goyter on my neck..though I was ONLY attempting to lighten the INSANITY! his reponse was, I have no control over how you heal. It's not my fault!! Finally, after 6 weeks, he tells me to order a chin strap. Do you think he could have provided one? I used it and OF COURSE it didn't work. Why would it six weeks after the procedure?!
I began calling other doctors (ones that I interviewed prior to selecting Kulick) who said because of the amount of skin on my neck prior to the surgery, vertical neck lift was likely not a good one for me. Kulick insists it works for everyone and mine is the ONLY procedure that resulted in hanging skin.
The plan (which I underwent a few days ago) was to lipo under my neck. This was done in his office with a local. Wow! Did that hurt!! I am instructed to wear the chin strap for 6 - 8 weeks constantly. I go back on Friday to get the sutures removed. I won't remove the dressing until then as I don't want to, again, be accused of removing any sutures.
I have been very clear that this is his only chance at redemption. If it doesn't work, I will be looking for a new doctor to re-do my neck.
I am so disappointed and feel like I chose the wrong doctor. I am happy to post pictures of my results.
I've actually asked for my pictures from him, but he's playing a game and telling me they are not at his office. I expect them on FRIDAY or will be calling the medical board.
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