Slow going but making progress
Finally went to the gym. That was cool-on treadmill like an 80 year old but I'll take it. Still very swollen, may have a hematoma and some "revision work" for left ear but I'll tough it out and live with it as I am all set on doctors, surgery and meds. Ears are numb and it feels like I always have something strangling my chin. Nonetheless, it looks great! A few recent pics as I come back to life.
2 week mark
Still numb and a little sore and swollen but MUCH better. Went out today and a woman stopped me to tell me how beautiful I was. How nice!
First public appearance
Going out to dinner with a group. red lipstick and hat will throw them off the scent!
Had to hit the town again- (19 days post surgery)
I think I said I work in the entertainment biz. Had to go to a function so I finally did my hair! Went to doc yesterday. Right ear is red and irritated but he says I am healing fine. I am still very swollen so he thinks I need more massage to area. Slow going but one day at a time.
Hit the 3 week mark
Making slow but steady improvement. Warm towels help. Ears are still tender and neck is numb but doctor says I am improving just fine. No rigorous gym exercise but at least I can walk. Posting a side view as I haven't done so.
And the beat goes on..
I used to say my outside doesn't match my inside. After almost 4 weeks of pain-my inside doesn't match my outside! I am very happy with the result but man...it takes awhile ladies.
Almost 6 weeks and starting to get feeling back in my neck
I have been practicing lymphatic drainage on myself! Helps a little. Ears are still tender and backs of them scabbing. Yuck! Results are pretty great however!
Don't listen to your guy friends
I put hair up to go out (5 weeks and always a little better-slow and steady) and all my guy friends say they can't see the scars. SO I look with a mirror in the mirror and you so can.
Before and After Pictures-as requested!
I was asked to post them side by side
And so it goes
So I am almost two months out and things are healing up well. Neck feels like sandpaper but trying to keep it moist. Back to gym at close to 100%. Haven't worn earrings yet but it's all a process as ears all delicate. Have to keep moving neck as doctor thinks it's best for healing. Another public appearance tomorrow.
Survived my event
29 Nov 2015
2 months post
As I said I work in the entertainment biz. Got my event done this weekend and it was amazing. A few close friends there knew about the neck and they were blown away. It is a little tight but almost back to normal. No regrets for this old lady!!
3 month mark
30 Dec 2015
3 months post
So sometimes I forget I even had this done. Still a little weird and itchy behind ears and sore-ish when wearing earrings. Neck is slightly stiff, like when you have a stiff neck. Doc says it will be six months before it feels right. So glad it is in the rear view window but I think I am all set with tempting fate! Happy New Year!
4 months have passed
21 Jan 2016
4 months post
Finally am starting to feel "normal". My neck isn't so tight and ears aren't so tender. So glad I did it. Have a small area that is either swollen or didn't get lipoed under my chin but I doubt anyone else notices it but me.(I hope so).
Super close ups
27 Jan 2016
4 months post
I was asked to post close ups of scars...here they are
5 months and counting
21 Feb 2016
5 months post
In case you were wondering (not), I am still getting used to the neck...more truthfully the scars behind my ears only I feel. I do see a little scar and lump near my chin but it seems no one else does. It is still a little tight and tender but it looks great and makes me feel good about my appearance! I had the flu for a few eels-still recovering but am trying to do a monthly out for a year. Thanks to this incredible community for your wonderful feedback & questions. Keep em coming!
& months and finally recovered
It was a rough ride but worth the agony!!! Seems like everyone else has an easier recovery but I had a great result so there you have it.
7 month update
24 Apr 2016
7 months post
Seems to be settling in and although there are some extra skin areas I notice, overall I am pleased. Wouldn't go there again but glad I went there when I did!
Can't believe it's been ten months
13 Jul 2016
10 months post
It is now pretty settled in-it's not perfect but what is? It looks very good and only I see the little scar and slight tiny bulge under my neck. It definitely took ten years off. It was very worth it but I so done with PS.....I hope...