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Neck and facelift with fat transfer at 62.

Lower Face Lift

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Lower Face Lift

$12400.00 USD

Jacob D. Steiger, MD

Boca Raton, FL

Story Update

9 Mar 2017

2 weeks post op

Neck and facelift with fat transfer at 62.

My first face lift was done at age 45. I had time money, so I did it. Who knows how I would look now, at 62, if I have not done it back then.. Most people say I look young and great, but here I am again, back at it (lol), got time and money. With that said, this past Thursday I had neck and face lift with fat injection. The recovery is not a walk in the park, for sure, and gratification is not immediate, like for example after breast reduction/ lift, but hopefully when it all settles down it will be worth it. I would like to tell my story from day one below, because there is alway something new to learn...

Story Update

9 Mar 2017

2 weeks post op

Day of surgery. I was awaken in a recovery…

Day of surgery. I was awaken in a recovery room. The surgery was performed under sedation administered by an anesthesiologist MD. (This was very important feature that given me a lot of comfort, as I am terrified of general anesthesia especially if it was administered by a trained nurse. ). When awakened, I had trouble to open my eyes. I could not open my right eye at all. The pain was severe in both eyes, but particularly in my right one. Severe pain continued for approximately 40 hours. Thankfully it has slowly subsided, and following approximately 50 hours completely disappeared. Dr. Steiger advised to use plenty of tear drops.. The point of this information is that after I did some research, it points out on the fact that during surgery my eyes were not sealed properly, which caused drying out the eye, and perhaps damaging (not permanently) cornea.
If this is the case, it should have never happened. I will clarify with Dr. Steiger tomorrow. These are lessons learned, as we say in the industry I come from. Hope this will bring some attention and will prevent from ever happening again ..

Pain scale: 9-10 Hurts as much as possible

Story Update

10 Mar 2017

2 weeks post op

Today I got my stitches removed. It was not…

Today I got my stitches removed. It was not too painful, not the way I remembered from 17 years ago! I did take Tylenol one hour prior and it worked out well. Dr. Steiger was happy with results. Explained that bumps in the face are expected, and assured that everything will smoth out well.
I would say, outside the problem with my eyes, days 3 and 4 were most difficult. Today feeling whole lot better! This is day 8 after surgery. I will try post pictures..

Pain scale: 1-2 Hurts just a little bit

Story Update

12 Mar 2017

2 weeks post op

Hi everyone. Today is day 10 since the…

Hi everyone. Today is day 10 since the surgery. I am feeling a lot better, however still take Tylenol (2) three times a day. The discomfort is completely manageable . My face is still very bruised and swollen. Neck looks really good! My face, particularly cheeks are wide, hopefully it will come down soon. While I originally described my story, I did not mention that dr. Steiger had to correct the previous facelift, the one I had 17 years ago. Particularly under my chin there was like a ripple , very unsightly. I think it was the major reason why I went for this facelift. Also, the previously done FL, was don per some hammock method, which left long sutures on each side of my check. This left me with a feeling like I am hanging from the ceiling by my ears. It was so unpleasant ! I had that feeling for 17 years, especially when I was overtired, or when it was cold outside. Very weird and unpleasant feeling. Well, dr. Steiger removed those sutures, and it immediately provided me a relief! So grateful for that!!! Even though, I have pain around my ears and tightness, since I just had the procedure, it is better than before the old sutures were removed!
I don't think that that old method is used anymore...

Pain scale: 1-2 Hurts just a little bit

Story Update

12 Mar 2017

2 weeks post op

I am doing better ever day! Dr. Steiger was…

I am doing better ever day! Dr. Steiger was happy with my progress. Stitches were removed on day 8 after the procedure. I must state that this was not just a facelift, but a correction of a previous facelift performed 17 years ago. My under chin area was screwed up from get go. It looks like dr. Steiger was able to corrected! So grateful! Of course, it is still very swollen, but already looks a lot better!

Pain scale: 1-2 Hurts just a little bit

Story Update

15 Mar 2017

2 weeks post op

Hi everyone! Today is my almost two week…

Hi everyone! Today is my almost two week post surgery update. Getting better a little be a little. Still very swollen and pretty bruised. I have many indents and bumps on my checks, probably to uneven spreading of fat. I am not sure how it suppose to work, does fat find it's own way under the skin? I have no idea. Will se my doctor on Friday , will ask those questions, and will make sure to let everyone know. Thank God for this site, so we can share all the experience . I am posting latest pictures, as of today , and also will add some befores.. Happy healing everyone!

Pain scale: 1-2 Hurts just a little bit

Story Update

20 Mar 2017

3 weeks post op

Hi girls, here I am on day18 post surgery.…

Hi girls, here I am on day18 post surgery. I must say that last few days have not been very good. Experiencing a lot of discomfort. Taking Advil 2 or 3 every four hours. Rubber zings under the chin, pounding pain in the upper jaws, and pretty painful around lower part if my left ear. So, there you go.. I don't think that any of these sensations are that unusual, except the around my lower part of the left earlobe. Will call the doc tomorrow, just to make sure there is no infection. please note I am not using any medicated cream on my scars. The doc said it is not required, and there is no real benefit from it.. This is my second FL, there was some cleaning up done , particularly on my left side. Maybe this is why I have such discomfort. Patience is the most important thing right now... I just re read my updates on breast reduction that I had done in August of 2015, that was a lengthy recovery too. So, there you go girls, easy to stay yuthful, not so much, but it us really worth it! I hope :-). I will be adding the most current pictures. Happy healing to all ))))

Pain scale: 5-6 Hurts even more