Selecting a specialist in facial plastic surgery and trusting someone to perform work on your face can be an unsettling task. Do your research; read reviews; investigate credentials; listen to any and all referrals and select the physician you feel is the most talented and who listens and treats you with respect. This is most definitely not the time to look for a bargain. This is the type of surgery when you deserve the best possible talent and care. Once I met with Dr. Benjamin Bassichis, I knew I found my doctor.
After my initial consultation and discussing what I wanted, I felt comfortable and in very capable hands. I was provided with several detailed pages of information about my procedures and followed all the instructions to the letter. I took very good care of myself before, during and after and had people close to me to help me during my recovery. I did experience a somewhat rare complication of a hematoma underneath my chin on one side but my doctor took excellent care of me and saw me every single day until that issue was resolved. Personalized care for each patient is the hallmark of an excellent surgeon. And Dr. B’s team of specialized support professionals also took very good care of me and I always felt extremely well-tended.
What surprised me most about my procedure was just how exponentially fast recovery is every single day. My face looked like a train wreck on Day 2 and 3; then I started to see my brand new skin and new “freshened” face by Day 6. I did go to work briefly on Day 6 and Day 8 and went back full time on Day 12. This is not like a tummy tuck when you’re counting down months of recovery. This recovery took only DAYS to see results. But don’t forget - this is surgery. Right after my procedure, I stayed overnight at the surgical center and had excellent care. Then the first few days or so of recovering from anesthesia and pain pills are always a hurdle.
I am currently three weeks post op and am already completely satisfied and amazed at my results. And over time my results will only get better. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a direct message.