I awoke one morning recently with Bags and...
21 Oct 2014
9 months post
I awoke one morning recently with Bags and Wrinkles. No, not the cats at my feet but those tell-tale signs of aging on my face. With my 70th birthday hot on my trail, what could I do? Fortunately, the answer was literally in my own backyard. Thus, with my resolve -- and prodding from my friend and neighbor -- I took the first step to remedy the situation. My initial consultation with Dr. Velargo confirmed I was on the right path. The journey was painless, the result as imagined & desired, and the problems few. In addition to a facelift, I had a brow lift, lower eyelid surgery, lip augmentation with grafts taken from my own collagen (smas grafts?) during the facelift, and full face resurfacing with a CO2 laser and deep chemical peel. The skin resurfacing was difficult to look at during the first week, but I was seen almost daily post-operatively by Dr. Velargo who washed my face every day and reassured me throughout the process. I was concerned about some lumps that had developed under my right eye about 1 week after the procedure, but with some steroid injections in the office and massage, they went away. Overall, the results are fantastic.