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A Lot Harder Than You Would Think -Toledo, OH
- posted 2 months ago
- updated 5 days ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $8,000
- John Zavell, MD, FACS (Toledo, OH)
I've had lots of work done in my life...nose,...
- 19 Mar 2013
- 27 days post
I've had lots of work done in my life...nose, eyes, breasts (twice)...but this face lift (SMAS) and neck lift at age 58 (Feb. 20th, 2013) has been the hardest yet. My family didn't want me to do it, but I was influenced by those pesky Lifestyle Lift commercials. I went to a trusted plastic surgeon, but the recovery time has been so long. At 4 weeks out, I am still so swollen that I don't feel like I look like a normal person. The tightness and numbness around the outer edges of my face and ears is simply weird. I feel like I'm wearing a child's party hat with that tight elastic under my chin. When I wash my face, I feel like I'm washing hard plastic. At 3 weeks out, I was telling all my friends NOT to do this. I'm not sure how I'll feel once the swelling subsides and feeling returns to my face.
Ok, I admit it. It is pretty cool to look at my...
- 27 Mar 2013
- 1 month post
At 7 weeks, I still have a slight ridge along my...
- 10 Apr 2013
- 2 months post
At 8 weeks, I'm still numb around my ears and...
- 25 Apr 2013
- 2 months post
Week 12, new sensations!!! Now, instead of simply...
- 15 May 2013
- 3 months post
My Doctor: John Zavell, MD, FACS
Dr. Zavell has done other work on me, and has always been wonderful to work with. He is considered the best plastic surgeon in our area. He doesn't try to sell you on extra procedures, and is willing to listen.