Facelift Browlift, Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty - Newport News, VA

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At about age 47 I was noticing signs of aging that...

at about age 47 I was noticing signs of aging that I didn't like I had bags under

my eyes forehead wrinkles and jowls. I looked much older than what I felt

inside..I also had eyelid hooding that made me look tired and angry. It took me

about a year to get my nerve up to have a facelift, browlift and upper and lower

blepharoplasty .I interviewed and talked to about 6 different plastic surgeons

before I made my final decision at age 48 I decided to do something about

it my surgery was April 25, 2013.

April 24th: I'm a nervous wreck worried about surgery in the morning the not knowing is the worst part. will it be painful? how bad will the swelling and bruising be?

April 25th : I reported to the surgery center at 815 for a 930 am surgery. I

arrived and the staff was friendly and put me at ease, I had to answer a lot of

questions the surgeon came in and answered my last minute questions and marked my

face with permanent marker and then the Anesthesiologist came in and talked to me a surgery lasted from 930 am

to 230pm and I spent an hour in recovery. when I woke up my eyes and face felt

tight and I was nauseous, I received medication to relieve the nausea and then I was

sent home.
after I got home I took pain meds every 4 hours just to stay on top of the pain

I used ice every couple of hours also. I have some bruising and swelling but its

not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

april26th :I went back to surgery center and they removed the drains , changed

the the bulky dressing and washed my hair. bruising has improved. Im still taking

pain meds every 6 hours.

April 27th: bruising has improved even more but I still have swelling under my

eyes . I haven't needed pain meds today, Ive just been taking tylenol.

April 28th: numbness is going away, however there is some soreness and achiness in the neck and jaw area, my neck is now turning yellow

April 29th: lots of yellowing around eyes now and my neck feels tight and sore with yellow bruising.

I still have some bruising ranging from purple to...

I still have some bruising ranging from purple to yellow but the bruises are smaller now. im still having some soreness on my scalp and neck. I only feel the soreness when the areas are touched for example using a washcloth with the lightest touch is very uncomfortable or when I brush my hair. otherwise I feel great
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