Very Excited/terrified

Have lower facelift/lower-upper eyes and neck lift...

Have lower facelift/lower-upper eyes and neck lift this Thursday..
I keep shifting myself from stress back to excitement :)

I know I'm going to be super happy (and relieved it's over!).
My surgeon is spectacular and I keep reminding myself that he does this all the time.

All I really need to do is have a great attitude and sleep.

I have prepared everything that everyone has suggested on here, giant thanks for this forum.
I keep reading all the facelift reviews over for reassurance, they really help! I'm very grateful to everyone here for their helpful advice.

Here are my before photos, taken today.

13 years ago

My new(ish) face is 7 days old today!

And I still can't bare to take a photo, promise I will tomorrow!
Every day is better...
but I haven't had any appetite at all--which normally I would LOVE, but I don't think I will heal if I don't eat something. I am jucing whole pineapples like crazy--LOVE!
I have an aurora borealis of bruises and I look like Frankenstein's less attractive sister. If I have to go outside I wait until it's very dark...

I have really have to pysch myself up to clear up my stitches --that is my least favorite part.
Opinions vary on what to put on them, so I have been using neosporin and anica gel. I have ordered a spray bottle so I can just spray the ones on my scalp.

I am going to be so excited to just look a bit normal so I can get back to work and not scare people
:)

10 day new face

Stitches out tomorrow!

Here is the deal with stitches/staples.

I suggest taking 2 tylenols (or drug of your choice). Everyone told me that it does not hurt.

Most of the stitches were easy, but the staples hurt like crazy. I mentally packed for vacation

to take my mind off it. :)

It didn't take too long, thank goodness--and your experience may be easier than mine.

13 day face!

Woo hoo! I was able to get a blow dry day! Today was the first day in 2 weeks that I have had any appetite.
Still working on my energy, but I sleeping so much better with my stitches out.

Very excited for more healing!!! You know what they say about facelifts...

"it's 2 weeks till your friends can see you, and 4 weeks until your enemies should".

Happy healing!!

My best friend lately...

Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation - 15ml - Pearl
Sold by: Skin Inc.
$44.70

This product is especially for post surgery and is 'breathable". It works and I am so happy I tried it!

24 day face

So HAPPY!

Still more healing to go, but all is going well. I'm using HyperOxy (ozoneated olive oil), Aquaphor,
Arnica and many vitamins (VITAMIN C!!). Stitches have healed amazingly--have only 2 scars left
at this point.

I'm doing a 7 day cleanse right now to get rid of any medicine left in my system. (Nikkisharp.com)

Still have quite a bit of swelling under my chin and neck--would love any advice on how to get rid of that .

I need a new word to describe how happy I am...

If you are on the fence about doing this--find the best doctor you possibly can, prepare for your beautiful recovery and jump in! It's so worth it!

One more from the chick who would never let anyone take her photo... ;)

Woo Hoo!

So had my 26 day check up and my fabulous doctor was (overall) happy with my healing.

I think I may be ahead of schedule with fading my scars due to that HyperOxy olive oil gel that I

have been using like crazy. Still have bullfrog-y swelling under my chin. I received a few shots of

steroids for that. Better every day!!!

The best surgeon imaginable

Everything about Dr. Nguyen's practice is 5 stars. Everyone who works there is fun and gracious--they do everything possible to take amazing care of their patients. Dr. Nguyen was born to be a plastic surgeon, I think. He is a meticulous, perfectionist ARTIST. He is caring, honest and his work is so much better than I imagined. I looked for years to find the perfect doctor. I'm so glad I waited till I found the perfect one!
Dr Davis Nguyen

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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