I had been noticing that there was, what one could only describe as, a turkey neck appearing on me. I tried many expensive creams and potions, but, to my dismay, nothing worked. I am 56 and have always looked younger than I am. But, with the neck and jowls staring their decent, I began looking older than I was.
I had been seeing the Lifestlyle Lift, advertisements for about 3 years, and was intrigued. I even cut one ad out of a magazine and kept it. About three years later I saw the ad on TV. I wrote down te number and called. I was in the next day for the free consultation. I had a wonderful and caring counselor who took me step by step through the procedure. She had had a Lift just 7 weeks prior to our meeting. She looked fabulous! She made my appointment with the same doctor that had done her! I was so excited.
Many times I had taken a photo of myself from the side...YIKES! Each time I would delete it and feel just awful about myself. Like, the times when men in traffic would see my longish blond hair and pull up beside me. Only to turn away or floor it! That was an awful feeling. I'd go home and cry.I have never had to worry about my looks before. I had been a model, an athlete, and showed horses. However, when my husband of 10 wonderful years, passed away, my weight had dropped to below 100 pounds. I am 5'8". When it was over and done I weighed 90 lbs. It destroyed my skin. When I began to put the weight back on, it was toneless. That's when my neck went as well.
So, the date came for my Lifestyle Lift. I had been put up in a nice hotel for 2 nights, courtesy of Lifestyle Lift, and was close to the doctors office. It was all very well planned out.
The procedure took a couple of hours and the pain didn't set in until that night. But, whatever they gave me for the procedure knocked me out for almost a full day. Thank God! It is a painful thing to have done...I won't lie. But, I basically healed within 7-10 days. At 5 days I looked good enough to go out!. I was so thrilled that I sent my picture at 5 days, to my counselor! There are no visible scars and I'm thankful every single day for the Lift! I look at my profile now and am so happy that it's back to 'normal'! I don't hide my neck with scarves and I don't dread traffic jams where I'll be looked at. In dressing rooms I'm no longer afraid to look in the mirror and I've been asked out several times. YAY!