Monday, 2 July 2012

Face lift

Not a weight loss related issue, well maybe. Since losing around 80 pounds I've been aware that I have loose wrinkled skin round my face (well, to be honest, in lots of places but my face bothers me most)

I've had botox and fillers and sculptra and have been mostly pretty happy with the results.  But I found this online

Not sure if you can see the video here, but do click the linkl

and was tempted to try it. I saw the surgeon today, and wasn't impressed. He didn't speak English very well, and we spent about 10 mins together maximum.

It is cheap by UK standards (£1750) but is only likely to last for a year. (That is a lot less than I could spend on non-surgical procedures like lipolysis)

I'm going ahead with the procedure, and will post before and after pics.. . . .

It is a "one stitch" face lift.  As the video says, you put your fingers in your ears, move then forward to your face and pull up, to see the probable result.

The patient coordinator I am dealing with seems very competent. I've googled the surgeon, and as usual there are good stories and bad - tho no bad stories about this procedure. (Yet!)

1 comment:

Steph said...

Just as a heads up, be sure to ask hoe long the results last. If all they are doing is pulling back skin, what is to prevent that stretching or loosening again. I ask only because I have been through this. After a 100 lbs loss, I wanted a neck lift as I had droopy skin and it involved, liposuction to give definition, removal of excess skin and tighetning of the muscles. Good luck to you, but even after having that done, i still had to go in for a revision and my surgeon was one of the best in the state. Make sure your doctor is used to working on weight loss patients, as it is a whole differnt ball of wax than just doing a facelift on an aging person.