One year later and volume loss
- 1 year ago
Hi, I have written a review before here to say I wasn't that happy with ultherapy results. Actually, it did work for me, for about six months, but I have had a bad lasting experience. I had this done last July and it is the biggest regret for me now. I did it to keep off plastic surgery for another year or two. Back then, there were not too many bad reviews, and the doctors were all raving about it. I should have known better to try something that was not around long enough to have lasting reviews.First, I am a thin person with a thin face. Three months after, I saw a tightening of my jawline and a few people closest to me commented about it. I did see some tightening and lifting there. It worked well and I was happy with it. However, around March or April of this year the lifting started to release and I also started to get thinned out. The right side of my face seemed to sag a bit more than the left, and my neck became a lot looser. I noticed that I started feeling self conscious in April and actually would talk to people with my hand on the right side of my cheek when I was sitting down at a table. Let me put it this way: It was not like that when I had the procedure done last July.In this past month, three people that I know well who have not seen me in a few months said I looked different [and not in a good way]. One of my friends seemed shocked even and asked if I lost weight, said my face looked thin, and then made a comment about my neck. I wanted to die. The fact is, my face has dramatically thinned out from the mid point down. The lower part of my face has gotten smaller, and therefore looks older. My boss at work told me that I looked drawn. My weight is healthy and the same as before. I am in the process of making an appointment to have a lower facelift [which I was going to do at some point soon anyway], but my dilemma now is how to replace the fat loss. I am waiting to do this after surgery, and I hope that I can find a solution that looks natural. I am pretty upset about this -- upset that I made this leap on impulse after reading of someone else's excitement here on the site after having it done, and not waiting to see what the longer term results could be for people. I know that some have a good experience with it, and while it did work for a short time, it was just not at all worth what I am experiencing now. I'd probably recommend women who have thin faces and low fat volume anyway to be very cautious. I'm not going to post pictures because I don't want to put myself out there and frankly, I have no interest in writing this other than to give an honest and accurate story of my experience with this over-hyped up procedure that has done nothing more than cause me to look more shrunken and older. [Don't get me wrong, I don't look horrible and my face is not distorted or destroyed - but if you knew me, there is a notable difference from my appearance last year to this one.] It is the volume loss that has hit me the hardest, which frankly stinks.I keep reading the doctors on the sites that say they haven't heard anything bad to this day -- it is such a load.