What can you do when your facelift makes you uglier? What can be done for this facelift? (Photo)
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Eye bags and neck
It is a little early for any revision as things will settle and change for months. Further tightening and contouring may be performed. Additionally, eyelid surgery helps improve the overall facial appearance.
Best to Meet with Your Surgeon to Discuss Your Disappointment
Throughout the #facelift #healing process you should be seen frequently by your doctor and one of their registered nurses to ensure you are following instructions properly and your recovery is going well. The healing process in general can take up to one month for the majority of swelling to subside, incisions to close, sutures to come out, and for bruising to completely go away.
#Recovery time from a #facelift varies from person to person, but patients can generally expect to be presentable within three weeks from surgery. Patients should expect swelling, bruising, and discoloration of the skin during this phase of recovery (swelling normally goes down after 48 hours; most bruising will go away within two weeks). The marks from a facelift can easily hidden with “camouflage” make-up which you can learn how to apply.
At this point into your healing, it may best to call your board-certified surgeon or their medical staff and discuss those #concerns. Typically, it's best to wait 6 to 12 months depending on the reason for #revision. As with all #cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. With any surgical #procedure and #revision, there are some risks of unhappy outcome or other complications which your surgeon should discuss with you during your consultation. Your procedure should always be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for another revision surgery.
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Unhappy with facelift
Be patient, and continue to seek follow up from your surgeon.
Additional tightening can be performed after all the swelling and healing has elapsed. The is usually after the first year.
Unhappy with results following facelift
Results not ideal following face lift...
Your photos do not reveal an "uglier" woman to me, but these social photos are not ideal for proper facial analysis. I would suggest comparing your STANDARDIZED before and current after photos with your surgeon to review what has been accomplished or not been accomplished with the surgery. Sometimes a face lift recovery can be like "watching grass grow" and you quickly forget how things were beforehand.
If your surgeon is dismissive of your concerns, please consider obtaining a second opinion from a facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon. Bringing your standardized before/ after photos and any operative reports to this second opinion would be most helpful.
Good luck with the rest of your recovery!
What can be done?
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Facelift Post Op
What can be done for this facelift?
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