Ok, it wasn't fun by any definition, but I didn't expect an operation to be fun. It hurt, I looked awful for 2 full weeks, during which I also had bandages wrapped around my head, then I slept in a sitting position for another 2 weeks.
Was it worth it? Oh yeah, and then some! My double chin is gone, my neck looks great, and the scars are barely visible-just faint pink lines on my ears. In a few months they will be impossible to see.
Plastic surgery isn't right for everyone. If you scar easily or heal slowly be honest with the doctor, and use a Board Certified plastic surgeon. This isn't a trip to the mall, your face is going to be violated and the tissues are going to be traumatized-know how you heal, make appropriate decisions and be selective which surgeon you use. And expect to hurt for awhile.