Two Days Post Surgery and I Am Already Thrilled with Results - Las Vegas, NV

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I am 45 years old. I am slender and reasonable...

I am 45 years old. I am slender and reasonable attractive, but I had noticeable sagging under my chin and jowls beginning to form. My lower face looked at least a decade older than my upper face. Today, two days after my surgery, I have visible bruising and swelling, I am stiff and relying on my pain meds to stay comfortable; but this is exactly what I expected.

The overall results of my surgery are already stunning! The youthful shape of my face is completely restored, my facial expression now reflects the actual emotions I feel, rather than grouchiness and tiredness all the time. I am already sharing "after" photos with family and friends; they are amazed... and I was in no way bad looking before.

I attribute the success of my procedure to the skill of my surgeon and to the fact that the Lifestyle Lift procedure very precisely addressed my particular facial aging issues; I was an excellent candidate for the procedure and my expectations were realistic. Also, I am in very good overall health and I had my work done early in my aging process, so the work required was not extensive.

I recommend my doctor highly and I recommend the Lifestyle Lift procedure for those who are willing to do their research so that they can be certain the Lifestyle Lift is the right procedure for them. There is no on-size-fits-all in cosmetic surgery; but if you are essentially happy with your face, just not so happy about what is happening ~to~ your face as you age, the Lifestyle Lift could be the perfect fit for you.

My healing is exactly on schedule as far as I can...

My healing is exactly on schedule as far as I can tell. I have discontinued my Vicodin in favor of straight acetaminophen. My neck, ears and sides of my face are still swollen and numb, but bruising is not so bad that it cannot be covered with my normal makeup. I am definitely presentable to the public. Bruising on the front of my neck, which was relatively superficial, is greatly diminished. The only discomfort I have is itching around my incisions, as if little bugs are crawling all over my sutures. It's a slightly maddening, but still bearable. As a side note, my somewhat large ears no longer stick out in elf-like fashion, as they used to. I'm not sure if this is due to the surgery or the bandages. A few days will tell. I did not need them fixed, but I look good, so I'm not going to complain either.

10-25 The ears popped back out, it was just the...

10-25 The ears popped back out, it was just the bandaging.
Las Vegas Facial Plastic Surgeon

All discussions I had with my doctor and nurses were about what results I desired from my surgery and what results the procedure could realistically deliver. I was also fully informed of what the procedure could not deliver. My doctor explained in detail how my particular procedure would be done, incision by incision, suture by suture. This allowed me to know that the surgery was precisely what I wanted, no more, no less. At no time was any emphasis placed on the quickness of the procedure, and I was never promised a "one-hour surgery." Botox and fillers could not offer the results I desired. But even if injectables had been an option for me, the cost of the surgery is easily just a fraction of what years of injectables would cost. I was also very impressed by my doctor's personal book of "before" and "after" photos. They all looked completely natural, something that was absolutely essential to me. I want to note here that there is absolutely no stretching, pulling or tightness around my mouth; that was one of my main concerns, the risk of looking stretched. I could not be happier with how natural my mouth and lips look, which is exactly as they did before the surgery.

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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