57 and Feel Ancient. Penrith, AU
Extremely unhappy with 'at rest' face and looking...
One week to go
Facelift is tomorrow.
Day 1 post op
Day 2 Post Op
Day 3 Post op
Day 4 Post Op
Day 6 Post op
Pics show still some bruising and swelling. The tightness in my neck and ears is painful at times. I have to say I am concerned that I am unable to turn to my head to the right. Will this all loosen up. I get my stitches and staples out on Thursday so will ask my doctor then.
1 week post op.
8th day post op
Day 10 post op
Back to work on Monday but need to find some method of covering my ears. They are still swollen and red. PS said the ears are the last thing to go down.
In the whole she said I was doing very well and healing well; she said everything I described was normal and all will be healed and back to normal in six weeks. Yay
11 Days post op.
I'm still super swollen and numb but beginning to get a sense of the final outcome. Love that the neck and jowls are gone, and my at rest face is not "bitch" face.
16 Days post op
Still much numbness and can't feel sides if my face and neck.
Picture shows the swelling.
6 Weeks post op
Still a fair bit of scabbing on the back of my head and behind my ears; and of course numbness. I get swelling under my eyes on the cheek bones and I have some pitting on the left jaw line. Maybe it will all flatten out.
The final result 9 months post op
I am not going to add any comment but let the photos speak for themselves.
I can no longer wear my hair up and if the wind blows my hair to expose the scars, people stare and cringe. I'm wondering if I was supposed to expect this.
I don't have to claim that I am disfigured as the photos speak for themselves and of course, doctor has refused to see me. Her website claims "virtually invisible scars". Beware.
On the initial consult, Dr Kirby was encouraging and told me I would get a great result. I didn't see her again until day of surgery when her communication was like she only had a vague recollection of me. After surgery I didn't see her until 9 days later when she took the front stitches out. Hurt like hell. One week later I saw her again for staple removal. I pointed out an infected spot in front of left ear to which the dr said she would not give me anything for it and that my body will heal itself. This was dr's last day before having a baby eight days later and she left no one as a back up in case I experienced any complications. My result. I have lumps in my jowls area on the left side. Seems the makings of jowls both sides has returned and my neck still hangs under my chin. I have lost a little of the loose skin that I had but overall I did not get the result I was after or promised. I was told to come back in three to six months with the assurance that my result was going to just keep getting better. Not so; my result has gotten worse over time. As Dr Kirby is on leave, there is no one to take my concerns to. I have not been able to see the dr again and had to visit my GP for a left over staple removal and antibiotic cream for now two infected areas, the ear and a place behind the ear which six weeks later is still weeping. The PS's receptionist since my surgery has shown very little interest in me. Update. I made an appt at six months post op as instructed by Dr Kirby when I last saw her on 19/11/2015. On the day of my appt, Dr Kirby had her receptionist Jan call me and tell me not to come as Dr Kirby has refused to see me. She has shown no interest in addressing any of my concerns. What she has done is threatened to prosecute me on another review site called ratemds.com, claiming my comments are defamatory. The truth is NOT defamatory, it is the truth.