I am concern was the neck and the upper eyelid. between my browns never had any wrinkles or loose skin. is giving me this big two bumpy lines. I have huge wrinkles on the sides of my eyes. I feel I went to this major surgery and recovery time for nothing. The eyes looks awful, neck awful, full of lines and sagging. I had a cut on my neck behind my ears (low) another one behind my ears itself, another one vertical on my head. . i am disappointed the eyelid looks fat and droopy any hope to fix this
Full facelift. Why are the full face lift results so disappointing? I did a full facelift with upper eyelid. (photos)
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Disappointed with Facelift and Upper Eye Lift
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). Some degree of firmness or #lumpiness under the skin is normal after surgery and will resolve with time. Local #massage will speed resolution of this problem, which normally takes 2-4 months to disappear completely.
The marks from a facelift can easily hidden with “camouflage” make-up which you can learn how to apply.
The scars from a facelift mature within six to twelve months from the surgery date. It is during this time that the rejuvenating effects of the facelift will become apparent and the real result will be seen.
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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Full facelift. Why are the full face lift results so disappointing? I did a full facelift with upper eyelid.
Disappointed after facelift and upper blepharoplasty
I'm sorry that you are disappointed with your facelift and upper eyes. At 7 weeks you still have more healing to go through, as that takes place over several months, even up to a year. It looks as though there might have been a lack of communication between you and your plastic surgeon with regards to setting proper expectations. Botox is what is needed to treat the frownlines and Crowsfeet. And the creases in your neck skin don't disappear with a facelift, but they are generally improved. From your photos, the neck skin looks like it could potentially benefit from further tightening. Discuss these with your PS. I wish you the best!
Best of luck! Dr. Subbio
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA
Unhappy with facelift
I do not know whether your facelift included a browlift. If a browlift was performed your glabella, between eye, muscles may not have been addressed. They can be addressed with Botox. Regarding the wrinkles on the side of your eyes you may experience benefit, again, from botox. Your neck lines are more difficult to improve but I would suggest that you return to your surgeon with these concerns.
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