Location: NY
Member since 2/23/2012


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Questions from SallieSu2

How Long Does It Take to Feel "Normal" After a Mini-facelift?

I had a mini-lift six days ago (NOT a "Lifestyle Lift" -- my doctor is a double board certified in Plastic & General Surgery and has been practicing for 22 years.) The... READ MORE

Extreme Tightness Around the Ears & Scalp 2.5 Weeks After a Mini-facelift?

I had a mini-facelift 2.5 weeks ago and I still have a very uncomfortable feeling of tightness around my ears and, sometimes, radiating up into my scalp. I'm beginning to get... READ MORE

Mini-lift 8 Weeks Post-op Tightness/pulling?

I am almost 8 weeks post-op from mini-lift (NOT a Lifestyle Lift) performed by an experienced board certified PS. Everything looks great but I’m experiencing intermittent... READ MORE

Are Ear Numbness and Pulling Around Ears Normal at 7 Weeks Post-op Mini-facelift?

I had a mini facelift 7 weeks ago. Both my ears (earlobes and area around them) are still numb. There is also very uncomfortable constant pulling around both of them and a... READ MORE

Botox for Post-mini-facelift Tightness?

Can Botox be used to relieve severe post-mini-facelift tightness in the scalp and face around ears? If so, what is the smallest amount that would be effective? Thank you. READ MORE

Ear Discomfort After Mini-lift -- Normal or Neuralgia?

Had a mini lower facelift & platysmaplasty 11 weeks ago (board certified, experienced PS.) From day 1 I’ve had almost constant tightness, pulling and discomfort around... READ MORE

What Are the Options for Relief of Tightness Around Ears 2.5 Months After Mini-facelift?

I had a mini-lower facelft 2.5 months ago and am still experiencing significant discomfort from constant pressure/tightness/pulling around both ears. (Lobes and skin about 1/4... READ MORE

How to Tell if Full Sensation Has Been Restored to Numb Areas After Mini Lower Facelift?

Ear lobes and skin front/back of ears feel kind of numb but when I gently poke the area with a toothpick, I definitely feel sharpness. I can also sense heat/cold and touch.Yet... READ MORE

Can Sensation Return After Facelift Without Any Pins & Needles Sensations Beforehand?

I've never had any pins and needles or other odd sensations after my facelift three months ago. However I believe the area of numbness around my cheeks and ears has gotten a... READ MORE

Almost 4 Months After Facelift, Strange New Sensations. Please Help Me to Understand What's Going On?

I had a mini lower lift 4 months ago. My primary complaint up to last week has been uncomfortable tightness around ears. That discomfort has just started to decrease but now I... READ MORE

Feel Good 4 Months After Facelift. But Only 2 Hours Per Day. Any Explanation?

I had a mini-lower lift 4 months ago. I had a lot of issues with recovery most of which are slowly resolving. My primary remaining issues are tightness, pulling and numbness... READ MORE

Discussions started by SallieSu2

Anyone have experience with ultrasound to loosen up tight feelings post-facelift?

My plastic surgeon doesn't recommend it but I see some doctors on this site do. I'd be interested in hearing any actual experiences with ultrasound for tightness, either good... READ MORE

Recent comments from SallieSu2

Hi Marjayrey, glad to hear that at least the worst of the tightness appears to be over. As for your new symptoms, yes, its's frustrating when you feel that you've taken one step forward & two back. I can honestly say that this whole... READ COMMENT

Yes, I feel the same way that you do about this forum -- it's great, the whole website is. As for feeling good every now & then -- it does give you hope. You may have read in one of my other posts that I consistently feel good (i.e.,... READ COMMENT

You're certainly not a fool. I understand 100% how you feel. When I was young I used to literally turn heads (looked just like a young Liz Taylor) Aging has been tough for me, too. Realizing that you're not young & beautiful anymore is... READ COMMENT

Hi Marjarey, 7 weeks is not very long at all -- my first 3 months were hell. Be patient with yourself & the process and don't hesitate to ask your ps whatever you need to know. Best of luck to you. READ COMMENT

Hi Z, I've been wondering if you were feeling better and if the reduction in tightness that you mentioned in an earlier post has maintained. Do you still have periods of normalcy early in the day? It's so frustrating for me to be... READ COMMENT