Not a Complete Disappointment But... - Tampa, FL

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First I would like to say I was not prepared for...

First I would like to say I was not prepared for the pain the first night. I know now that the padding that should have been applied under my chin before being wrapped like a mummy was not applied. It felt like having my throat slit with a fishing line sawing back and forth. The postop visit the next day, I was told I was doing fine. However, as the surgical tech, not even a nurse, removed the dressing and discarded it, it was never noted that there was no drainage on the right side and I learned later that THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN!

The drain area they leave open behind your ear had closed off not allowing the blood to drain out, and as a result I developed an enormous hematoma that coverd the right side of my face and neck. Old blood had to be drained off several times using a syringe. It took about 3 months for the bruising to go away. There was no way of concealing it and I had to go back to work! Final results are certainly an improvement but jowls are returning and I'm only 6 months out. I'm not real confident in how long all of this will last.

Not even 2 years later

The jowels are back, the soft tissue under the chin sags on both sides but the center is tacked up tight. The turkey waddle is gone but now the skin sags on both sides under the chin.

2 years out

Palm Harbor Facial Plastic Surgeon

Appropriate attention to first postop dressing change and amount of drainage was totally lacking. I believe that had it been noted the drainage opening had close off that I would not have developed the hematoma.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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