I was really nervous to get the lip lift since I...
I was really nervous to get the lip lift since I had already had a bad experience with my lips by another doctor in Indy when I was younger. I did a lot of research and I wanted lasting results so I went with Dr. Haworth. The healing process is long but I am looking good. My upper lip movement is limited, but I am told that is part of the healing process and takes time. I will post pics soon.
Dr. Haworth took his time in my consults listening to me and was very understanding of me wanting to look natural and even finances.
He gave me options and talked about every step of the process including what to expect while I recovery. His staff has checked on me regularly even at almost 4 weeks post op now and answer every call and email I have made including the ones where I am freaking out a little about the swelling or numbness I am experiencing.
So far all I can say at 3 1/2 weeks post op is that I am looking good, my husband and even my family says so and that is reassuring considering I have one of those brutally honest families that doesn't sugar coat a thing.
I truly am receiving some of the most attentive and caring medical care I have ever recieved.
From a previous attempt at a lip lift and lower vy, I was left with a scar beneath my nose that was too low I was always covering up with makeup, and my lower lip was long and in the middle the tissue was very thin and tissue had been seperated...it felt like thin skin in the middle and a ball of flesh on each end of my lower lip.
Anyway, currently I am 3 1/2 weeks post op from a revisoin lip lift and revision lower VY.
I hate the numbness I am having right now, not being able to fully smile, my top lip not moving right, very stiff. Also the lower lip feels so thick in the middle almost like a soft little gumball of flesh..yet I know him bringing my tissues back together in the middle means its gonna be swollen for a while.
I knew this was part of the process and I still have several weeks of recovery to go, yet it's still hard dealing with and I feel a little freakish right now. I am not too worried since the office and doc are checking on me to make sure I am doing okay and have let me know they want to make sure I am happy with the end result. It was recommended I get Fraxel on my scar/incision line at 4-6 weeks so I plan to make an appt for that next week. more pics to come.
long overdue update....Lip lift/vy revision needed
I wanted to post a long overdue update on my VYplasty and lip lift with Dr.Haworth. I am still very happy with Dr.Haworth, but it's become very aware that those slight risks and complications with any surgery. I developed a hard knot-like scar on the inside of my lip that required a few careful small excisions. Since I was a revision case, this contributed I am sure. I also healed and ended up having some small little icepick scars around the edges of my nose and one little webbed spot on the edge of my nose ...I guess it's just how i heal. I will post pictures soon of this revision, both before and after. The reason why this all has taken so long and been ongoing is I live all the way across the country, am a full-time student, mother, and work, so getting away for travel is hard and it was beyond my current budget in the first place. So, to see him means more money and lots of it. I commend Dr.Haworth for not being annoyed, nor his staff. They have been extremely understanding and accommodating. I think when we are going through post op surgery problems, especially ongoing ones, it can be so frustrating and drive us so crazy we can come across like the crazy client lol...but a truly good surgeon understands this and doesn't just dump you after surgery, especially if they want to have your business in the future. Once this situation is resolved, (FINALLY) I will be going to him for future procedures like the lip lift, fat injections to lips and face, chin and jaw refinement, etc etc. He is truly the best, with great bedside manner, and he also picks very understanding professional staff. I go in April for the revision. photos to come.