51 Years Young - Overland Park, KS

After 12 years of Infertility, including 6...

After 12 years of Infertility, including 6 miscarriages and 7 IVF transfers...I was lucky to finally give birth to beautiful twins. I always knew I wanted to "get some work done" eventually, as my looks have always been an important part of who I am. The stress and grief of those losses and all the years of depression had certainly taken a toll on my appearance. Just after my children turned 2, my marriage of over 20 years also fell apart, with an unpleasant asset division to follow. I didn't recognize the face in the mirror anymore, after all the stress and turmoil that brought, along with caring for two small children. I was exhausted and frazzled and it showed all over my face. Knowing at my age that I was starting over on my own, with two small children to raise, having to go back into a work force I had been out of since 1997 (we were self employed), not wanting to look like a grandmother instead of a Mom for my kids, wanting to possibly finding love again...I decided to invest in myself. A Facelift to start and a Mommy Makeover later on. I was 240 Lbs at delivery and I've lost over 100 Lbs since then...my plan is to tackle the MM next summer...and I'm REALLY excited for that! I choose Dr Levi Young for several reasons. He is one of the best rated docs in KC! When it comes to your face, I think a top doc is in order especially! The reviews I found for him here on Real Self helped me to make the decision. Dr. Levi is definitely talented. I believe his natural artistic talents carry over into his surgical abilities. He is charming and has a bedside manner that is professional, yet casual and relaxing. He is also very good to always give credit to his staff in their work and support of his practice. In visiting with him at several pre and post OP appointments the thing I take away is that Dr. Levi Young is motivated, ambitious and most importantly...he really enjoys what he is does. Something that is rare to find these days. I recommend him to anyone considering a cosmetic procedure certainly! Now getting to my results....Before and After Pics to Follow. Recovery was a breeze!!! I'm a fast healer! However, the first two days were miserable and getting over the anesthetisa was the worst. I do not tolerate medications, pain killers, etc well at all. I think I took maybe two pain killers and after that just Tylenol for a few days. I went thru some emotions initially...did I do the right thing or not, at one point I was even afraid I wasn't going to look like myself again, lol. All normal going thru the healing process and seeing the bruising and swelling can be unsettling. I tried to remain positive and patient and I took as many pics as I could to document things as I went along, it kinda of got to be a game. I feel great now it's been just over 6 weeks. I did have some tightness and numb areas, but those are all improving considerably from those first few days. I feel like I got my looks back! I do want to go in and have some laser treatments just to improve my skin appearance....and the lips just a bit larger. I think I liked them a bit better when they were still swollen lol, but Dr. Levi goes for a subtle, natural result to start. I'll go back to do that in a few months. So to recap what exactly I had done...Lower Facelift, Liposcution under chin, Fat Grafting in Cheeks, Blepharoplasty Upper & Lower Eyelids, Botox between Brows and forehead, Juvederm for smile lines and Lip Injection....the Combination of these procedures also helped to improve sagging that was starting in my neck. OVER ALL...YES! WELL WORTH IT!

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Before Pics

More Before

Bruising & Swelling!

Out in Public! Ugh!

Starting 2 have FUN with it now!

Some Random shots...

RESULTS

Throwback!

I was around 25 give or take in this photo!
Overland Park Plastic Surgeon

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5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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