Wonderful Experience. Hairline Lowering, Orbital Bony Contouring, Rhinoplasty, Lip Lift & Augmentation, Chin Augmentation

Day 1 Consultation (Monday) At the office I had...

Day 1 Consultation (Monday)
At the office I had pre op pictures taken, met with Francis to go over everything, and then met Dr. Mayer. Meeting the doctor was pretty surreal, and I just sat in this awesome Victorian era chair as he analyzed my face. I read another review where someone described him as an artist using an artistic approach, and I would completely agree. He then told me each procedure that would be done, how it'd be done, and what I would expect to see afterwards. Then he asked me what my questions were. Lastly, I went to see Sharon for billing. After all of that I walked down the street to Rite Aide to pick up all my prescriptions.

Day of Surgery (Tuesday)
I arrived and had a sedative waiting for me. I took that and waited in the lobby until going into another room to change into a gown. By this point I was very sedated and relaxed. Last thing I remember was going into the operating room and receiving the anesthesia. When I woke up I didn't feel any pain, which was a blessing. The rest of the day consisted of two things - sleeping and lots of icing. It was either that night or the next night when Debra (anesthesiologist) called to check up on me.

Check Up (Friday)
Before the long Memorial Day weekend I was told to come in for a checkup. I was completely coherent at this point, and in very little pain, if any. They said everything went well and I was told the results looked great before the swelling started after the surgery. At this point I could already tell the most important procedure was the hairline lowering and orbital bony contouring. That made a huuuge difference. Lips and chin still swollen, still had some bruising under the eyes.

Last Day Of Check Up (Tuesday)
I met with Francis as she removed the sutures and cast on my nose. Dr. Mayer came in to help as well. This was by far the most painful part. I was so excited to see my nose and when I did it looked amaaazing. I loved it. Chin was still very swollen and was hard to imagine what the end result would be. All in all I was very happy to have that part done and over with. Last thing I had to do was camouflage before my flight. The lady doing the make up was very gentle and nice. She sent me home with a complementary clinical make up (very nice!).

(Back Home)
It has now been a little over a week and every day I can see something change. The forehead, hairline, and nose are beyond amazing. The chin is still droopy and swollen, nose still a little tender, and still minor bruising under the eyes. Pain is completely gone. I am also very pleased with how the forehead procedures raised my brows. That as a huge plus.

(Overall)
Francis is sooo nice and wonderful. I loved meeting with her. Sharon was a sweetheart. Dr. Mayer was very professional and pleasant to be around. He was funny too! The medications they provide for you after surgery are very helpful and I'd recommend sticking to them (antibiotic, anti swelling, pain med, steroid, nausea). I didn't have to use the nausea once, which was nice since it's rectal. I did have an allergic reaction from the gel (as the Doctor described it) in the nostril area. That combined with the sutures being in for so long caused some bumps, but have gone down a lot since. Icing the first day was suuuper important and it paid off. The ice pack they gave me was a lifesaver, and was almost better than the pain meds.
So yeah, that's about it. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mayer to anyone, and the whole experience was fun and pleasant. I plan on going back someday for cheeks, but for now I'm broke as a joke and will wait to see how it all turns out.
To Dr. Mayer and all of his staff - thank you thank you thank you :)

- Emma

1.5 Month Post Op

Requested Pictures

I know some of you requested pre and post op pictures. May not be the best references, but it's all I've got so far. I'll take some more profile shots next week. At 1 month post op I noticed that big bump on the bridge of my nose (had me worried), but that has gone down completely as of now. I think that was the result of the grafting...if I remember correctly. As of now it's been a little over 2 months. My forehead is not as swollen and it's more "smooth" now, sunken eyes gone, hairline is definitely still healing over, lip is more natural looking now, and swelling/bruising has almost gone away. I notice changes still every week. Again, I'll post some better profile shots next week after this VI peel is over with :P
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon

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5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 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
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5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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