Patient Stories

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Story - submitted by RandiW

find out more about this procedure: facelift

Share your story about why you considered and ultimately had cosmetic surgery.

I chose to have this procedure done because I was dissatisfied with the way my neck and yowls were beginning to sag. I started noticing this problem about a year ago when I turned 60 years of age.In order to have these problems corrected, Dr. Rusca recommended a facelift and a browlift/forehead lift as well. He was absolutely correct! Also the space between my eyes and brows had decreased over the years, and my hairline was receding a little, too. Thus, I decided to have all of the above problems corrected at the same time. This surgery has already made me look at least 30 years younger which is absolutely amazing to me! My self-confidence has been regained, and I now feel great about myself again.

How did your friends and family feel about your decision to have a procedure?

My immediate family did not feel that I needed this surgery at first and naturally objected because of their serious concerns involving what they considered to be unnecessary surgery. However, after meeting Dr. Rusca and his staff and realizing how important this was to me, they finally became supportive and have very instrumental in assisting me with my home recovery which began after a 48 hour hospital stay. Most of my friends were supportive from the very beginning because they know me well and know that I had given this surgery much thought and much research and deserved to do something special just for me. After having taught 37 years before my retirement two years ago, I had always been the care giver, and thus I decided it was time to "give back" to me at last.

How did 1800MySurgeon help you through the process of finding a qualified plastic surgeon?

One day I decided that it was time to find a board certified plastic surgeon in the Atlanta area so I googled this on the internet. 1800mySurgeon popped up on the screen, so I completed out the information form just to see what I could find out. Within an hour, I received a phone call from Marlyn at 1800mySurgeon. We spoke for quite a while about what kind of surgery I was considering, and then she recommended Dr. Rusca. She sent important information about him via email and shared what she knew about him personally. She was extremely helpful and friendly. I felt very comfortable with the information she was giving me. She also said she would contact the doctor's office if I desired that and would have the doctor's staff call me for a consultation. The next morning the doctor's office called and I set up my initial consultation with Dr. Rusca for the following week.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

This is day 7 of my recovery from facelift/necklift/browlift/forehead lift plastic surgery. My results already have exceeded my highest expectations, and I am feeling great! Because I followed all of the really specific pre-op directions Dr. Rusca required two weeks prior to surgery and am closely following his post-op procedures. my bruising/swelling are minimal, and I am now able to be much more active than the first few days after surgery. I carefully researched this surgeon and had total confident/trust in this truly gifted, talented, highly experienced surgeon. I am completely satisfied with his "magic touch" and thus, highly recommend Dr. John Rusca to anyone considering this surgery in the Atlanta area. I will return to him when I need other cosmetic procedures, such as the removal of my spider veins on my left leg due to an old injury. I chose to have this procedure done because I was dissatisfied with the way my neck and yowls were beginning to sag. In order to have these problems corrected, Dr. Rusca recommended a facelift and a browlift/forehead lift as well. He was absolutely correct! This surgery will make me look at least 30 years younger which is absolutely amazing to me! My self-confidence has been regained, and I now feel great about myself again. The entire experience with Dr. Rusca and his caring, extremely helpful, and very professional staff has been incredible. They have become like family to me! I couldn't have asked for better care! I am singing his praises to everyone I know!

What advice would you give to another person considering your same procedure?

Carefully research and select a board certified plastic surgeon. Ask all questions/concerns you might have during your consultation and throughout the entire process. No question is silly! Allow yourself at least one month to get yourself in the best medical condition you can before surgery by eating properly, exercising, getting plenty of sleep, getting a physical check-up (which was required by my surgeon, by the way), and use really good skincare products to get your skin in the best condition for the ultimate surgical results possible. Always keep a positive attitude. Not once was I ever nervous and fearful of this surgery. Having complete confidence and trust in your surgeon is vital in my opinion. This eliminates the stress factor which could inhibit your quick recovery. Finally, it is essential to follow all procedures/directions that are given by the surgeon and his staff during the entire surgical process (before, during, and after).

How do you feel about your result?

Although I am far from completely recovered yet, I am 100% completely satisfied with the results at this point and totally expect everything to turn out exactly as the surgeon has indicate it would. I think I am going to look great, and since that was the reason for the surgery, I couldn't be happier right now. I am so pleased that I contacted 1800mySurgeon and got their assistance in locating this top-notch, amazing surgeon Dr. John Rusca. I will recommend this service to all of my friends.

find out more about this procedure: facelift