Patient Stories

Facelift Story - submitted by sk

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

In addition to normal aging, I had lost weight due to illness. As a result I had jowls that were bothering me and I looked sick and tired even when I felt fine. I tried all the creams to no avail. I also tried BOTOX. It helped but not in the areas around my mouth were I most thought I needed it. I started to look online for the least invasive interventions. I found 1800mySurgeon online and was recommended to Dr. Lee. I was impressed with his credentials and went to have a consultation. My husband went with me to hear what he thought about the information. Dr. Lee's manner and knowledge impressed us both. We decided to go ahead with the face lift after that.

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

Much to my surprise, my family all were supportive and encouraged me to go for it. My friends did also. The only concern anyone had was my medical conditions. Once that was all OK by doctors, they wished me good luck.

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

I called 1800mySurgeon and they highly recommended Dr. Lee as a board-certified plastic surgeon and a specialist in the area of ear, nose and throat. His educational history also impressed me. I checked the sources 1800mySurgeon provided me to verify everything and then went for the consultation.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

His office is right across the street from a well recommended hospital. He has his own surgery unit within his office with the hospital as back up in case of an unexpected emergency. His staff all have good credentials and were very helpful, friendly and supportive. After my outpatient surgery of 4 hours I was released to go home with very good follow up care. Was there pain? Yes, with the recovery, but I had been given the information on what to expect ahead of time so I knew what to expect. The staff and Doctor were all available and helpful.

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

I would tell them to call 1800mySurgeon and I would recommend Dr. Lee without hesitation. I would tell them to research the procedure and the doctors carefully - and to realize that it is about a 2-3 week recovery period.

How do you feel about your result?

I am very pleased with the result. I am older ,65, and Dr. Lee did an excellent job of showing me examples of women my age that had been his patients. I wasn't trying to look 20 or overly pulled back. He did exactly what he said he would do. People who knew what I was doing have been very complimentary - saying I look the way I did 15-20 years ago! Those that don't know that I did it have told me how great and rested I look and that retirement is making me look so much better.

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find out more about this procedure: facelift