61 Year Old Needing a Fresh Look. - Thailand
Day 5 and starting to get an idea how neck will look. Wearing neck band as much as possible but difficult to sleep. Saw Dr. Piyapas yesterday and he was happy with progress. Sutures under eye irritating and feel like they are pulling upper outer corners of eyes. Hope when sutures removed this will release the upper eye. So far I would have to say although uncomfortable there has been minimal pain, only requiring paracetamol a couple of times a day. May problem for me has been sleeping and glad I bought a V pillow with me. Sutures out next Monday if all ok.
Sutures 8 day post op
Sleeping on side with minimal discomfort.
Overall surprised how well I have recovered and so far happy with result. Can start to wear makeup I have been told so that will be a positive as feel quite naked with out it...
Have decided to go ahead with brow lift while still here in Thailand as not due to fly back for another 3 weeks.
Would be interested in hearing from anyone who has had this procedure. Extra cost of 330.000bht ie about $A4000 at current rate and includes 1 night in hospital.
My recovery for neck, vasosuction and mid facelift with under eye correction has been good so hope this surgery and post op period goes just as well.
Will try Botox first to see if this slightly lifts brow and corner of eye, even though temporary but far less invasive.
Still numbness and tingling
I have also noticed some sutures coming through although supposedly dissolvable. Still using heat packs which I don't know if doing any good but feels good and comfortable. Had botox 1 week ago above eyebrow area and outer eyes which is a little too early to see much difference but definitely some improvement.
Would I do it again??? Definitely.
As a registered nurse and working with many doctors over the last 40 years Dr. Piyapas can not be faulted in my pre op, surgery and post op care to date. He was charming, professional, honest about potential risks but also confident. He answered all my questions in a reassuring manner. On day of surgery he was again reassuring and held my hand as the anaesthetic was admitted. He was there first thing in the morning to check up on how I was and follow up appointments have been well planned, organised and on time. I would have no concerns about recommending Dr. Piyapas and for that matter the Bangkok Phuket Institute of Cosmetic Surgery Unit. Unknown to me my BP was high and I was sent for a stress test with a follow up appointment with a cardiologist prior to my surgery. With medication given the day before it come down but it remained a small concern after surgery. I was again seen by the cardiologist, given enough medication until I return home with a full report for my own doctor. At my appointment today my BP is back to normal on the current medication...a problem I was not aware of before travelling to Thailand.