Brow Lift, Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty, and Mini Face Lift (Dr. Sohn) - Henderson, NV

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I am a 41-year-old female. I had a brow lift and...

I am a 41-year-old female. I had a brow lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty in January 2013 and a mini-facelift in July 2014. Dr. Sohn did both of them. The results have made me so happy that I almost want to cry just thinking about it. I highly recommend Dr. Sohn to anyone who is seeking facial plastic surgery.

As background, I have had droopy upper eyelids and heavy bags beneath my eyes my whole life, even as a child. Although I am a very healthy, active person, and I don't drink, smoke, or do anything else exciting, I felt like I had an 80 year old face on a 40 year old body. Even though I am average weight, I also have had jowls and a turkey neck since my late teens. I have looked this way pretty much my whole life and have been very sensitive about it since my late teens.

The year I turned 40, I finally -- finally -- got up the nerve to consult several plastic surgeons in Las Vegas. Because I am a careful, cautious person, and because I have read so many horror stories on the Internet about facial plastic surgeries gone wrong, I did a lot of research and selected the five plastic surgeons I felt had the best academic credentials, training, and experience. In November and December 2012, I met with them one by one as their schedules allowed. The first one was so horrible I cannot even describe it on this forum. Let's say I went in complaining about my eyes and I left being told that I also needed a breast augmentation, a nose job, and a chin job "in order to look normal." I was shaking the whole way home. Honesty in response to a question is one thing, unsolicited rudeness is another. The second physician seemed exhausted, agitated, and his right hand was shaking when he examined my face. Oh, Lord. I ran out of there as fast as I could. The third physician (an older, former-miliary physician) said I needed nothing done. (Now, that was clearly not the case when I could have fit Santa's entire bag of presents in each bag under each eye, and when my upper eyelids drooped so much over my eyes that I had to pick up my upper eyelids to see out of my eyes.) The fourth seemed okay -- no great and not horrible -- but I was left waiting in his reception area for an hour and his office staff seemed incompetent and then they lost the check I gave them for the consultation and they called me back and asked me to write a new one. (I cannot make this stuff up.)

I had one last consultation scheduled in late December 2012 with Dr. Sohn. All I can say is that I liked him immediately. His academic credentials were the best of the bunch. He was knowledgeable and confident but also mild-mannered and thoughtful. He listened to my sensitivities without judging. He didn't bring up things that didn't bother me (e.g., I'm fine with my nose, I'm fine with my B chest, I'm fine with my chin.) When I told him that I didn't like the droopiness of my forehead and upper and lower eyes, all he said (without insulting my appearance) is, "I think a brow lift and an upper and lower blepharoplasty would be a reasonable surgery for you." That is all. No mean comments, nothing.

I had my brow lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty in January 2013. I could tell the second I looked in the mirror that I was going to love the result. Picture having horrible, giant puffy bags under your eyes your entire life, and waking up (still nauseated from the anesthesia and still completely swollen from the surgery) and your eye bags are somehow completely gone. Gone. I felt like I was in a dream world. Every day after the surgery for like two months, I would wake up and look in the mirror expecting the bags to reappear. They never have. In addition, I now have pretty upper eyelids. Real eyelids that don't droop. For the first time in my life, I can put eyeshadow on my eyelids like a normal person. It has been 1.5 years since my brow lift and the upper and lower blepharoplasty and I am still so, so, so, so pleased.

I waited 1.5 years and then got up the nerve to get the bottom half of my face (including the triple chins and turkey waddle) done. This time, I didn't even bother consulting with any other physicians and I went straight to Dr. Sohn for a mini-facelift. Again, I am so beyond pleased with the results. Dr. Sohn is a gifted surgeon. My turkey waddles are gone, I have a very smooth jawline, and I only have one chin. It has only been two weeks since my mini-facelift and I already feel like a million dollars. I am already back at work and I am doing so well. I am just so happy -- I cannot explain it.

In sum, I highly recommend Dr. Sohn for any type of facial plastic surgery. You will not be disappointed. I would have paid twice as much for each of my procedures had I known how good the results would be. I am so glad that I did my research and that I did not give up in my search for a plastic surgeon with whom I felt comfortable. I am so glad I didn't go with those other plastic surgeons -- something just felt wrong with each one of them.

I also would like to recommend Dr. Sohn's nurse, Amy (who talked me out of full-blown panic attacks before going under general anesthesia both times), and his coordinator, Susan, who is a genius with scheduling. (I have never had any type of surgery before and I'd never even had an IV before so when I got to the surgery center and realized I was about to be put under general anesthesia with a tube down my throat, I literally had a complete and total panic attack. I was a total mess. Both Amy and Dr. Sohn were so patient with me and were so re-assuring without minimizing my concerns.
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