Surgery day arrived and while I was scared, I was also excited. Finally I was taking a positive step to improve my appearance! The medications Dr. Sadati gave me knocked me out for the most part. I did not feel any pain at all. Next thing you know the surgery was over. My husband took me home and I began the healing process.
As Dr. Sadati explained, there are stages to healing. The first day, the first week, the first month… I can’t say the first day or week was fun, but he did paint a good picture of what to expect. My husband was a fabulous caretaker. He was very supportive and extremely helpful with the daily care of my incisions.
I went back to work 11 days after surgery (the Monday of Thanksgiving week). I wished I had just taken the all of Thanksgiving week off because my neck was immobile and I felt self-conscious, but nobody at work even seemed to notice anything funny. I was able to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend and even had 20 family members over on Saturday for dinner. They did most of the work, since I was not supposed to lift much of anything!
Now three months have passed. My lower facelift looks great! Gone are the jowls I was starting to develop. My neck lift was a total success! Age wise my neck now matches my new younger looking face! I no longer cringe when I see myself in the mirror. When I show people my incisions, they look but can’t even find them. I still have some numbness in my lower cheeks and jaw, but it gets better each day and I just know that it’s just a matter of time before the numbness goes away.
So, if you are thinking about plastic surgery, consider Dr. Sadati! He’s a great plastic surgeon and he operates without general anesthesia, so it's safer and you heal faster!