So i've been obsessing over my "slight double...
so i've been obsessing over my "slight double chin" for many years now. it runs in my family (both my mother and sister) so i've been staring at theirs for years, but when i recognized it in my own profile i was super bummed. i had hoped that maybe i would be the exception. ummm no. just to clarify, this chin situation has nothing to do with weight. we are all very slim and under 120 lbs. that's what makes it even worse. slim body, pudgy chin. doesn't match. while they had accepted their fate, i was not going to take this laying down (especially not laying down, that's when the double chin is at it's apex!). so i did a lot of research. a lot. my emotions about this thing were all over the charts. one day i was like, yes, this needs to happen. the following week i was like aaahhhhhhhhhhh i can't do this procedure...what if it hurts...what if my face gets messed up...what if what if what if....anyway, so i decided to go for doctor consultations. aside from their annoying fees, how could it hurt? long story short - i saw 5 doctors. technically, 4. i walked out of one of their offices before i actually saw the doctor because they made me wait 40 minutes and it was dirty and i got a bad vibe. so i go see four different doctors and this is what i get: one guy who wants to charge me 10 grand to do a neck lift. seriously? i'm 30! one guy who is very highly reviewed and seems pretty good but i come to find out he is a dermatological surgeon not a plastic surgeon....another guy who insists i need to go under general anesthesia and then...the right doctor. how did i know he was right? well, he wasn't creepy, first off. he was like a regular person. knowledgable, funny, kind, not pushy in the slightest. he immediately put me at ease and i just knew he was the guy i should go with. the day of the procedure went super smoothly. i got there, i took 2 ativan and some benadryl and he waited (very patiently, i might add) for me to feel more relaxed. he didn't push me, didn't make me feel rushed at any time. when i was ready, we got started. and i am being totally honest here when i say that THIS PROCEDURE DOES NOT HURT. you heard me. i'm not too much of a baby when it comes to needles and stuff, so your experience might be different but the only painful part is the numbing injections behind your ears and under your chin. that lasts 30 seconds, then you're fully numb and it's smooth sailing. there was some pressure but it wasn't that weird. i was talking to the doctor and nurses the whole time. no problems breathing, talking, swallowing. before i knew it, it was over and they were bandaging me up. i hate the dentist, and for me it was easier than a dental procedure, even though i realize it's more extensive. i went home and slept (two ativan and benadryl aren't a bad way to spend an afternoon). there is no real pain after this procedure. i took tylenol and arnica and vitamin c. yes, there is tenderness if you push on the area. yes, it feels numb and weird. yes, there is swelling and bruising. but all in all it is super easy and i wish i had done it sooner. if you are in los angeles area and considering this procedure, go see my doctor. he did a beautiful job. no lumps, no crazy swelling. and now i have a profile that goes with the rest of my body. granted, i'm only 6 days out from surgery but it already looks pretty amazing (and supposedly just gets better and better over the next 3 months) I will try to post photos soon!
26 Jul 2015
5 months post
still in love with my procedure and my dr. he does great work. i would recommend him to everyone i know except i didn't tell anyone i know that i did this! seriously, if you live in LA go see him. he is fantastic and so kind and caring. and most importantly, he does excellent work.