Disappointed and Depressed at 6 Weeks Post Op - Minneapolis, MN

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This was worse than I could have imagined. Pain...

This was worse than I could have imagined. Pain and suffering for the first week was awful. I had very little bruising but massive neck swelling after the first 5 days. I had my lower face, platymsa and lower bleph done 6 weeks ago. I am 53 and have been wanting the neck lift for 4 years. At 6 weeks post op the left side of my neck has hanging skin that looks almost like it did before I went though all this and spent my life savings. My PS said it is just stretched from the massive swelling and that it will tighten up again. I think it looks worse as the swelling goes down. I have an appointment with my PS on Thus and I am going to ask what my options are for fixing this if it doesn't tighten up and how long do I have to suffer with this before it can be fixed. Been a rough 6 months in a lot of ways and was really hoping I would be happy with this decision but I guess that was not to be either.

Going in for a revision next Thursday. This will...

Going in for a revision next Thursday. This will be done under local an in the office not the surgery center. I am told it will just be a little pull up on the skin, but there will be cutting behind the ear and a little under the chin. I am apprehensive about having to go through any of this even a little bit, but I spent all this money and I want it to look right. I am hoping for the best. I will update after the surgery.

Had the revision surgery two weeks ago, so far...

Had the revision surgery two weeks ago, so far looks pretty good, just wasn't planning on being cut again with stiches into the back of my head, when at 3 months original post op should be almost healed. This has been a difficult experience and no where near what I expected based on all the positive reviews I had read here. Still waiting a few more months for the final result. I do have to say that I do look much better than my orignal pictures. I would post them but I am only seeing how to do a utube Video and not pictures. Any suggestions? My doctor and staff have been very supportive and wonderful through this whole experience and I understand there are exceptions to everything so I will give my ps a good review. After looking at the bruising of some of the other posted pictures I really had no bruising due to my ps using the cold plasma knife for surgery. I was able to return to wor in two weeks post op with this procedure.

3 + years post op

I would do this all over again even knowing the outcome. I am still very happy with my results. See the pics below. I had a rough time but my ps really came through with the revision at 7 weeks post op.
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon

Even though I had a difficult experience I would have to rate the above areas as top notch in every way. The medical assistant even made a house call 45 miles mile away from the office to help me with recovery, you don't get that from anybody else in today's world!

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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