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Facelift - BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

All photographs are of actual patients of the Swanson Center and show actual results. Photographs have not been artificially enhanced. All testimonials are actual statements made by these patients. Patients are presented youngest to oldest, women followed by men.

D.C. (Age 40) - Teacher
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift, upper and lower blepharoplasties, jowl augmentation, fat injection of lower face (18 cc), setback otoplasties, and submental lipectomy.
Before, 8 yrs. after blepharoplasties, 3 mos. after facelift
Before, 8 yrs. after blepharoplasties, 3 mos. after facelift
     
 
Comments: This 40 year-old presented for blepharoplasties. She returned at age 48 for the facelift, chin augmentation, fat injection and setback otoplasties. The ears were repositioned simultaneously with the facelift. Compare her appearance at age 48 to her appearance at age 40. Her chin no longer appears small and round. The jowl implant and fat injection work well together to provide pleasing fullness along each jawline. She did not require laser resurfacing or a submental lipectomy.

C.C. (Age 42) - Self-Employed
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift, submental lipectomy, upper and lower blepharoplasties, facial fat injection (36 cc), endoscopic forehead lift and CO2 laser resurfacing.
2 months after
2 months after
     
 
Comments: An admitted “sun worshipper,” this 42 year-old had extensive facial photodamage from excessive past sun exposure, making her look perhaps a decade older.

N. (Age 43)
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Upper and Lower Transconjunctival Blepharoplasties (Eyelid Surgery). Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Submental Lipectomy
Before, 1 yr. after (with makeup)
Before, 1 yr. after (with makeup)
     
 
Comments: This patient had existing bruising of her lower lip at the time of surgery.

Testimonial: “I didn’t like my profile and my double chin, which always showed up on pictures. Dr. Swanson discussed this with me and recommended a chin implant and liposuction. I also decided to have my face done at the same time to look younger and get rid of the jowls and bags under my eyes. Now that I’ve had the surgery, my husband says I have a whole new attitude. I feel pretty again. Now I like to see myself in pictures. I’m so happy I decided to do this.”

J.V. (Age 45) - Secretary
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Revision of Left Eyebrow Scar. Submental Lipectomy. Facial Fat Injection (45.5 cc). Ultrapulse and Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing. Chin Augmentation
2 weeks after, 8 months after
2 weeks after, 8 months after
     
 
Comments: This patient was widowed and found herself single again. She wanted to spruce up her appearance. A scar of the left eyebrow was revised. Note her improved profile after augmentation of the chin. She now has a relaxed non-operated look. Also, the forehead lift has erased her worried expression, with elimination of her frown lines. Fat injection has helped fill in her smile creases and give her a healthier, more youthful appearance. The sequence of photographs depicts her appearance two weeks and one month after surgery without makeup. She started using makeup two weeks after surgery and was able to go out in public. By one month after surgery she was comfortable with her appearance in public. Note the “bumps” on either temple. These are caused by the facelift and reflect the upward movement of the tissues. They are normal and to be expected. By one month after surgery, they have settled down.

S.S. (Age 45) - Auditor
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: First Combined Procedure: Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Fat Injection (45 cc). Second Combined Procedure: Facelift. Ultrapulse Periorbital Laser Resurfacing. Submental Lipectomy.
2 ½ years after (6 months after facelift)
2 ½ years after (6 months after facelift)
     
 
Comments: This patient was concerned about her aging appearance and baggy eyelids. She underwent upper and lower blepharoplasties and fat injection (45 cc.) at the age of 45. After getting engaged, she returned two years later for a facelift and periorbital laser resurfacing which took place three months before her wedding and six months before these “after” pictures.

P.L. (Age 46) - Registed Nurse/Medical Sales Rep
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Upper and Lower Transconjunctival Blepharoplasties. Endoscopic Forehead Lift.. Submental Lipectomy.
1 month after
1 month after
 
5 years after
5 years after
   
 
Testimonial: “I wanted to pick up my spirits. I’d lost my best friend to breast cancer and I wasn’t getting along in my marriage. I came to the realization that I may be in the workplace for the foreseeable future. So this was an investment in myself. Being in sales, I wanted to project my best image. I am not naïve enough to believe that appearance is not important. Today it is a necessity for a woman. The double standard is a reality that you may as well accept. When I got home, my son joked “I’m a human being!”, like I was the elephant man or something. I didn’t have pain really. But it was the most discomfort I have ever had. I know that is an odd distinction but anyone who has had a facelift knows what I mean. After healing, I was almost giddy with excitement. I liked the compliments I got, and continue to receive almost five years later. A girlfriend and I looked at pictures of us years ago and she said “I can’t believe how bad you looked!” She felt bad right after saying this but I didn’t mind. I did look hideous. But I look a lot better now, and I’m the same person. Really, there was no negative side. I did not encounter jealousy. My kids, now ages 30 and 24, love it.I have to confess that my reasons were not entirely within – there was some external influence in doing this. Maybe it was 50% for work reasons and 50% for me personally.But it doesn’t seem to make any difference in how I feel about my result.”

J.S. (Age 46) - Receptionist
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Fat Injection (30.5 cc.). Erbium Laser Resurfacing. Chin Augmentation. Sclerolaser® Treatment of facial veins.
7 months after
7 months after
     
 
Comments: The Sclerolaser® was used to treat the small veins of her cheeks, particularly on the left side. Her green eyes stand out more after the eyelid surgery. Her smile creases have been smoothed out, her profile sharpened and balanced by the chin implant. Her skin has a more youthful appearance after laser resurfacing. Note the absence of the chin crease in the after pictures.

B. (Age 48) - Hairdresser
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: First Procedure: Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Upper and Lower Transconjunctival Blepharoplasties. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Submental Lipectomy. Second Procedure: Fat injection (21 cc)- 3 years postop. Third Procedure:Erbium Laser and Fat Injection of Lips (4 cc)- 6 years. Postop.
Before, 6 wks., 4 yrs., 6 yrs., 7 yrs., 10 yrs. after.
Before, 6 wks., 4 yrs., 6 yrs., 7 yrs., 10 yrs. after.
 
Before, 6 wks., 4 yrs., 6 yrs., 7 yrs., 10 yrs. after
Before, 6 wks., 4 yrs., 6 yrs., 7 yrs., 10 yrs. after
 
4 yrs. after, age 52
4 yrs. after, age 52
 
 
Testimonial: “I was starting to see my mother when I looked in the mirror. As a child, I was overweight and felt unattractive. I was never happy with my profile, and I had developed a deep frown line. After surgery, I was particularly pleased with my new chin and jawline. As a hairdresser, I see a lot of cosmetic surgery results, good and not so good. My scars are almost invisible. I was happy that I still looked like me, only better. I also decided to have fat injection to help fill out my cheeks and lips (I was having liposuction, so why not?) I’m 52 years old now and I don’t think I’ve ever looked better. And I love my lips. Can you believe it?”

S.G. (Age 48)
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Rhinoplasty. Fat Injection (25.5 cc). Endoscopic Forehead Lift, Ultrapulse laser skin resurfacing.
3 months after
3 months after
     
 
Comments: This 48 year-old looked perhaps a decade older. She had all the stigmata of facial aging. She also had a large bulbous nose which was reduced simultaneously. Although she was a smoker, she experienced no skin loss or delayed healing. Amazingly, she was back to all of her usual activities only a week after surgery. She kept her before and after pictures in her purse to show her friends. She felt rejuvenated after surgery.

M.C. (Age 49) - Customer Service Manager
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and lower blepharoplasties. Ultrapulse Laser Skin Resurfacing. Facial Fat Injection (24.5 cc.)
4 months after
4 months after
     
 
Comments: This 49 year-old Scottish female with very fair skin thought she was starting to look just like her mother. She did not require a forehead lift. The combination of laser resurfacing, facelift and fat injection provided excellent treatment of her prematurely deep facial wrinkles. Note the improved fullness of the cheeks and jawline definition. The creases in front of her ears have been eliminated and the facelift incisions are inconspicuous. She can wear her hair up without worrying about the scars.

P.C. (Age 49) - Clinical Psychologist
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Replacement of Old Chin Implant with Chin/Jowl Implant. Repair of Torn Left Earlobe. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Fat Injection (31 cc.). Ultrapulse and Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing
Before, 5 mos. after
Before, 5 mos. after
 
1 ½ years after
1 ½ years after
   
 
Comments: This 49 year old psychologist of Italian extraction was about to turn 50 and was thought she was looking older. She had a previous rhinoplasty and chin implant. The old implant was small and made her chin look pointy. The new implant, which wraps around the jaw, helped give an unbroken jawline contour. Note the more youthful appearance of her eyelids and forehead. This patient did experience some hyperpigmentation after surgery which had resolved when these pictures were taken. Pictures taken early in the recovery period, with makeup, show the expected degree of swelling. The makeup helps hide the redness, although there is still some redness of the left eye. Only two weeks after surgery, she said the experience was “empowering”. She attended a Tim McGraw concert one month after surgery. A few weeks later, one of the parents at her daughter’s high school thought she was trying out for cheerleading, thinking she was a student herself. She reported on the profound psychological benefits of her experience and said she was glad she did it all at one time rather than in stages. The next year, she returned for a body makeover.

J.K. (Age 49) - Educator
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Submental lipectomy. Blepharoplasties. Endoscopic Forehead Lift.
4 ½ months after
4 ½ months after
     
 
Testimonial: “It was my 50th birthday present to myself. The benefits are just so incredible, what you gain from it. All of the frown lines are gone. I think my smile is brighter now. I feel better. I'm happier. I know when I look in the mirror I look better, that makes me happy internally and I think that just sort of bubbles out and it comes as part of the whole process. So, I know when he fixed my face I think I even fixed some things about my attitude.”

D.T. (Age 49) - Interior Designer
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Fat Injection (36 cc). Excision of Skin Lesion of Left Upper Lip. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Ultrapulse laser resurfacing.
8 months after
8 months after
     
 
Comments: This 49 year-old redhead thought she was starting to look like her mother. She had very fair skin. After surgery, she thought she looked like she was in her thirties and people thought she was her daughter’s older sister. She said I should see her with makeup on (I have my patients come in without makeup).

J.P. (Age 49) - Registed Nurse/Medical Sales Rep
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Erbium Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Blepharoplasties. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Chin/Jowl Augmentation
2 weeks after / 2 months after
2 weeks after / 2 months after
     
 
Testimonial: “I had my facelift five months ago and I couldn’t be happier. I had been thinking about doing it for a long time and decided it would be my present for my fiftieth birthday. It was the best gift I ever gave myself. I thought I was looking older than I actually am, and now I look younger. People react positively to me and my husband loves it. Even my kids are happy. All of this has made me just thrilled. I was prepared for bruising, but I didn’t have any. I had some swelling, but it didn’t last long. In fact, the worst part of having my eyes done was having to put that ointment in them the first 24 hours. I didn’t like that. I couldn’t see very well for the first couple of days and I needed help from my husband or daughter to get to the bathroom. But I’m glad I did it. Having my eyes done has made me look much younger, I think. I was starting to get folds on my upper eyelids and that’s all gone. Everybody compliments me now, even though they don’t know what I had done.”

J.T. (Age 49)
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy.
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
 
Before, 3 days after, 11 days after
Before, 3 days after, 11 days after
   
 
Comments: This 49 year-old patient divorced and moved to Kansas City, where she married her high school sweetheart. She said it was pretty bizarre seeing him again 30 years later and looking older, “sort of a Rip Van Winkle thing.” It is unusual now for me to perform a facelift, including submental lipectomy, without any other procedure. However, this patient’s priority was her jowls and neckline; she felt she could wait on the other procedures. Of course she was a candidate for other procedures including erbium laser resurfacing, which likely would have cleared the brown spot on her left cheek. She returned a few years later for fat injection. Her early follow-up photographs depict her appearance three days and eleven days after surgery.

A.M. (Age 50) - Teacher
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Jowl Augmentation. Periorbital Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. 3 years after (6 weeks after touchup Ultrapulse Periorbital Laser Skin Resurfacing)
1 year after
1 year after
     
 
Comments: At her one-year follow-up visit, this patient presented me with a five-page essay about her experience. She said that she had to show my business card at the airport to get through security because the agent did not believe that she was the same person as the one depicted on her driver’s license. She was especially happy that her appearance was very natural. She said that this operation had been a significant event in her life.

Testimonial: “When I was younger, tight facial muscles and natural youthful contours made that simple curve at the edges of the mouth almost second nature. It was easy to appear fresh and upbeat. As I matured and the skin on my face and chin line sagged, I found that if I didn’t make a deliberate, continued, conscious effort to smile, then people thought I was frowning. If I forgot or was tired and let the mouth droop, I looked ferocious and preoccupied. Jaw muscles wearied from having to work overtime to support what smile I could coax from between the lines and extra skin. At the end of a teaching day, I was relieved to be able to relax and let the face sag as it would, and sag it did because the face seemed to have a mind of its own. My countenance did not match my emotions, and that made for misunderstandings and the occasional cold shoulder. If I wasn’t mindful of exercising those smile muscles, people assumed I was gruff. Smiling is easy now (just look at my after picture). A gentle tightening of the muscles, and Voila! The smile returns. I revel in how easy it is, and I cherish my secret, the knowledge that I, with Dr. Swanson’s help, have given myself the wonderful gift of a renewed zest for life.”

S.S. (Age 50) - Investor
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Submental Lipectomy. Fat Injection (16 cc). Tip Rhinoplasty. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Sclerolaser™ Treatment of Facial Veins. Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Revision of Old Neck Scar. Excision of Facial Skin Lesions
3 months after
3 months after
     
 
Comments: This patient underwent facial rejuvenation and also a tip rhinoplasty to provide a more refined nasal tip. She made an excellent recovery and was in high spirits even a week after surgery, e-mailing her friends to tell them how pleased she was. Later she joked that this might be addictive and inquired about liposuction.

K.P. (Age 51) - Museum Director
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Submental lipectomy. Blepharoplasties
7 weeks after
7 weeks after
 
5 years after
5 years after
   
 
Testimonial: “I was beginning to look older than I felt. I felt thirty inside but the years were showing on me. I wanted to do something about that. A couple of friends of mine had work done. A friend of mine had laser work and her skin was really beautiful. I was going to do just the laser but I also had a saggy chin and saggy eyelids. I decided to get it all done and recover all at once. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. My fear was that if anything went wrong, I could be disfigured for life. My daughter was getting married in four months and I wanted to look my very best for her wedding, but there was that fear...Things can go wrong. Actually, I did have a complication. My left eye wouldn’t close all the way and my left cheek was tight and my smile wasn’t normal. Dr. Swanson assured me both would correct themselves and they did. When I see people I haven’t seen in awhile, they say things like, “You look so rested.” Or, “Have you lost weight?” I was at the doctor with my 23 year-old daughter-in-law and the nurse asked if I was her sister. Unsolicited compliments are such a pleasure. My daughter opposed me doing this and I told her I needed her love and support. She saw me at some of the worst stages. Now she says, “I’m really glad you had it done, Mom. You look beautiful.” My husband was very supportive and that’s important. When you come out of surgery, you are swollen and do not look like yourself. It can be frightening. I know it was normal and I knew my husband loved me anyway. My eyes swelled shut and I couldn’t see anything. That lasted a day and a half. The swelling was very uncomfortable. I felt like I had a wrap on my face when I didn’t. The laser portion began to scab over and I was swollen. I took about ten showers a day and that made my skin feel a lot better. I learned to put a washcloth over my face and let the water roll over it. That was very soothing. You’re more tired than you think you’ll be. This is surgery, after all. I did what I was supposed to do and drank a lot of fluids and ate healthy meals. I had a lot of support from my husband and friends, which made the healing process a lot easier.”

S.N. (Age 51) - Homemaker
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: First Combined Procedure: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Excision of Multiple Skin Lesions. Ultrapulse Laser Skin Resurfacing. Second Combined Procedure: Secondary Facelift. Fat Injection of Face (29 cc) and Hands. Touchup Erbium Laser Resurfacing of Full Face. Botox® Cosmetic Injection of Forehead and Crow’s feet.
3 months after
3 months after
 
6 years after (6 weeks after second procedure)
6 years after (6 weeks after second procedure)
   
 
Comments: This patient had a scowling expression due to drooping of her eyebrows. Her neckline has been compromised by skin laxity due to aging and gravity. A small change in her eyebrow position has eliminated this “cranky” expression. Her neckline appears youthful. Her eyes no longer appear tired. She has an open, rested, welcoming expression, rather than a tired, scornful one. The pre-auricular portion of the facelift incision can be seen just in front of the ear. It will go on to fade and turn white in time. This should lie within the natural crease. She has permanent makeup in her most recent pictures.

Testimonial: “One day I looked in the mirror and saw my dad. Every time I bent over to stretch during exercise, my face sagged and looked like his. I looked older than I should have, as if my numerical age and my body’s age weren’t in sync. Makeup caked in the creases under my eyes, accentuating the wrinkles instead of hiding them. I had everything done – facelift, upper and lower eyelids, forehead lift, and laser resurfacing. The first 24 hours were tough, but by the sixth day, I was already starting to see the results. The bags and wrinkles were gone. So were the frown lines. Since the surgery, every day when I wake up and look at myself, I am happy about the choice I made. My eyes opened up and made the world a brighter place. My attitude about life in general is better, and now I don’t look older than my husband. In fact, people mistake me for my niece, who is a generation younger! I would do it again if necessary to keep looking like my real self. Looking back, a week out of my life isn’t much to pay in order to look so much better. The rewards are just so incredible.”

D.C. (Age 51) - Mortgage Processor/Grandmother
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: First Procedure: Fat Injection (25 cc.) Facelift. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing. Excision of Skin Lesion of Right Forehead. Second Procedure (Eight months later)": Touchup Fat Injection (21 cc.). Ultrapulse and Erbium Laser Resurfacing under Local Anesthesia.
3 ½ years after
3 ½ years after
 
5 ½ months after
5 ½ months after
   
 
Comments: This patient was 5’0” and weighed 99 pounds. She always thought she had a “scrawny” facial appearance. This was eliminated with fat injection. She commented that she was 55 and “wrinkle free.”

Testimonial: “I did not realize how bad I looked. It crept up on me, like a thief who sneaked in and stole the real me. Inside my head I was a perpetual 30, but outside my head was another matter. Maybe I was in denial because I saw myself like I used to be, like I wanted to be. One day I looked in my makeup mirror and saw lots of wrinkles. Where had they come from all of a sudden? Discouraged, I consulted friends and learned what could be done about the problem. I was really surprised that the facelift was so easy. I didn’t have any pain. The biggest change is in my eyes. Their color shows through better. After a while, I forgot what I used to look like. Now I have to look at pictures to remind myself. I feel younger, brighter and more positive about my life. Everybody I know says it’s the best investment I ever made.”

D.B. (Age 51)
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Submental Lipectomy. Fat Injection (18 cc). Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Tip Rhinoplasty.
20 months after
20 months after
     
 
Comments: Although this patient looked young for her 51 years, she was starting to look tired around the eyes. She decided to have the tip of her nose refined at the same time. She lives in a small town and was glad that she did not have an “operated on” look. She told me she had received numerous compliments at work although her male coworkers were nervous about saying too much for fear of sexual harassment charges. She said people simply did not believe her when she gave her age. In the after picture, she is almost 53 years old. She thought she looked at least ten years younger.

D.N. (Age 51)
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing. Sclerolaser™ Treatment of Face and Neck.
10 months after
10 months after
     
 
Comments: This patient thought the surgery took 20 years off her appearance. Although she is older than her husband, she does not look it.

S.M. (Age 52) - Business Owner
Procedure: Complete Facial Rejuvenation
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Chin Augmentation. Fat Injection (50.5 cc). Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Ultrapulse and Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing
4 months after
4 months after
     
 
Comments: This patient had been aware of her baggy eyelids for years. She said she was looking older and tired. Using a combination of blepharoplasties, laser resurfacing, and fat injection, the “tear trough” deformities of the lower lids have been effectively smoothed, providing a natural and youthful transition between the lower lid and cheek. Her complexion has been improved with the laser resurfacing.

D.S. (Age 52) - Telephone Operator
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift and Scar Revision-African American
Before, 10 wks. after
Before, 10 wks. after
     
 
Comments: This 52 year-old woman's priority was getting rid of her saggy jowls. The improvement in her jowls and smile creases is evident. The facelift incision is already quite inconspicuous. It was also possible to simultaneously improve the appearance of her earlobes. She could also benefit from eyelid surgery, chin augmentation and liposuction under the chin.

S.W. (Age 52) - Paint Contractor
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Ultrapulse and Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing. Facelift. Upper Blepharoplasties. Submental Lipectomy. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Facial Fat Injection. Vein Injection of Thighs. Right Carpal Tunnel Release
Before, 7 mos. after
Before, 7 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient had premature facial skin aging from excessive sun exposure. She was self-conscious about her aging appearance. She said this had been a life-changing event for her and she “felt like a new woman.” She said her mother was “bowled over” and she received numerous compliments from friends.

C.R. (Age 52) - Insurance
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Chin Augmentation. Fat Injection (54 cc.). Excision of Facial Skin Lesions. Erbium Laser Resurfacing. Endoscopic Forehead Lift
Before, 1 mo. after
Before, 1 mo. after
 
Before, 10 days after, 1 mo. after
Before, 10 days after, 1 mo. after
   
 
Comments: This patient’s husband left her for a younger woman. She lost 55 pounds and now wanted to improve her facial appearance. She needed a large volume of fat to restore fullness and a chin implant for balance. After surgery, she thought she looked like she did when she was in her late thirties.

E.J. (Age 54) - Respiratory Therapist
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Ultrapulse Laser. Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Blepharoplasties. Excision of Skin Lesion on Right Forehead.
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
     
 
Testimonial: “My husband died and I never thought I’d remarry. I did this to stay viable in the workforce. You know they have a way of weeding out older employees and looking old makes you more susceptible. I had a lot of vitality but didn’t look like it. I had that tired look. I was out throwing hay on my farm even before my face was healed. I had an infection on my cheek which cleared up quickly. I remarried a man fourteen years my junior the next year. Life is quite a journey!My expectations were met. I was not expecting to come out looking beautiful, but fresher. This shows you can improve on nature. I would do it again without a doubt.”

S.H. (Age 54) - Disabled
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Fat Injection (30 cc). Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Erbium Laser Resurfacing. Excision of Facial Skin Lesions.
Before, 6 mos. after
Before, 6 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This 54 year-old had a history of bipolar disorder, but this was controlled with medication. She thought she had always looked young for her age, but this had changed in the last few years and she thought she had aged considerably. She thought her weight loss may have contributed to the saggy skin of her face and neck. Two weeks after surgery, she told me she “felt like a new person.” She went on a cruise and told me her husband told her she was beautiful. When I saw her six months after surgery, she was clearly a more self-confident person. I noticed a stutter in her voice had disappeared. This case, and others, have illustrated to me that mental illness, particularly depression, is not a contraindication to facial rejuvenation surgery in itself and can even be therapeutic. One patient told me it was “worth more than a thousand hours of psychotherapy.”

K.H. (Age 54) - Store Manager
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper Blepharoplasties. Endoscopic Forehead Lift
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This 54 year-old woman presented with sagging eyebrows, making her look stern, or angry. Note the numerous fine wrinkles of the cheeks and brown spots. After surgery, she has a more open and friendly expression.

L.B. (Age 55) - Business Owner
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental, Upper and Lower Lids. Facial Fat Injection (31 cc).Endoscopic Brow Lift. Ultrapulse and Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing
Before, 5 wks. after
Before, 5 wks. after
 
2 yrs. after
2 yrs. after
   
 
Comments: “The corners of my mouth seemed to turn down. People would ask me “Why are you so unhappy?” Or even, “You look sick.” Let me tell you, after hearing this repeatedly, you start feeling unhappy. I would try to force a grin all the time so that people wouldn’t think I was unhappy. But it’s hard to maintain a smile and concentrate at the same time. I felt I was starting to blend into the walls. I felt like I was losing myself. The surgery was all my idea. I probably would have a problem if my husband was pushing me to do it, but it was quite the opposite. We have always had a strong marriage. After surgery, I noticed people treating me differently. When I went to the Home Headquarters store, the salesman offered to take me all over the store to look for the item I needed. In the past, the same salesman would just point and say “It’s down there.” I was out with my girlfriend who is my age, but tall and attractive. In the past, people would ignore me when we were together. For the first time, I noticed people looking at me rather than just looking at her. My two best friends and even my mother did not suspect I had surgery. My girlfriend thought it was my hair. Only my oldest son, who is very observant, asked I had something done, and he was very supportive and complementary. I happened to run into my ex-brother-in-law, whom I hadn’t seen in 25 years. He immediately came over and exclaimed, “Linda, you’ve aged so beautifully! You haven’t changed a bit. Does your sister still look so good?”

M.H. (Age 55) - Interior Decorator
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper Blepharoplasties. Endoscopic Forehead Lift
Before, 7 wks. after
Before, 7 wks. after
     
 
Comments: This 55 year-old was particularly concerned by her facial wrinkles and skin sagging. She did not require lower blepharoplasties.

K.S. (Age 55) - Retired Educator
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Fat Injection (21.5 cc.). Endoscopic Forehead Lift
Before, 5 wks. after
Before, 5 wks. after
     
 
Comments: This patient had quite severe photodamage. Five weeks after surgery, she said she should be my “poster girl.” She was pleased that coworkers were not aware she had cosmetic surgery.

B.M. (Age 56) - Nurse
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Blepharoplasties. Endoscopic Forehead Lift
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
 
3 wks after (with make-up)
3 wks after (with make-up)
   
 
Comments: This nurse helped her girlfriend after surgery, so she was well-acquainted with the recovery process. She started wearing make-up 12 days after surgery. She was delighted with her result. Her appearance is excellent, even without makeup. She has a congruous look, appearing the same age in all parts of the face.

B.M. (Age 56) - Corporate Sales Manager
Procedure: Facelift
Description: First Procedure: Ultrapulse and Erbium Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Blepharoplasties. Fat Injection (15 cc). Rhinoplasty. Second Procedure:Touchup fat injection, 10 weeks later (20 cc)
Before, 8 mos. after
Before, 8 mos. after
 
2 yrs. after
2 yrs. after
   
 
Testimonial: “At 56 years old, I knew I was starting to look old. I had never been happy with my nose, which I inherited from my father. I saw myself in some pictures and couldn’t believe it was me. I looked like an old woman! At first, I didn’t want to do any laser resurfacing because I needed to get back to work, and thought the recovery would take too long. I was surprised at how will I felt after surgery. I just couldn’t believe I had a new nose after all these years. Although my eyelids swelled and I could hardly see, I was never in pain. I made sure I had a lot of assistance after surgery. I took pictures of myself every day. On the sixth day after surgery, I went and visited my gynecologist and had a mammogram. I was back at work two weeks after surgery. With makeup, I looked pretty good already. My sister greeted me and her jaw just dropped. This has been an incredible lift for me. I keep in good shape, try to dress well, and I feel like I’m looking good, and my romantic life has not suffered either! I work in the fast-paced telecommunications industry where youthfulness is an asset, and I feel my younger look helps me to compete and let my other skills shine. I’ve already made a professional move for the better. I must admit, this can be addictive. I returned for some liposuction only a month later.”

G.R. (Age 56) - Registered Nurse
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Blepharoplasties. Endoscopic Brow Lift
Before, 5.5 yrs. after
Before, 5.5 yrs. after
 
5.5 yrs. after
5.5 yrs. after
   
 
Testimonial: “I was approaching sixty but felt like I was thirty. I just knew I wanted to do it. After I had it done, I just got more compliments. I didn’t tell the whole world but I told a few people. It made me look younger and better. Later, I returned for fat injection and loved the result, especially my lips. I’m very happy. I’m going to be back soon to do a tummy tuck. I wouldn’t hesitate to have it done again.”

G.H. (Age 56) - Business Owner
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift (no submental). Facial Fat Injection (31 cc). Full Face Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient wished to improve her jowls. She’d had a previous facelift elsewhere and she was surprised that they returned so quickly.

J.O. (Age 57) - Restaurant Owner
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Excision of Facial Skin Lesions- Hispanic
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient owned a Mexican restaurant and operated the cash register. At her one-month follow-up appointment, she told me that she had been getting a lot of compliments. She said one of her customers asked her “what happened to the old lady who used to work here?” Small bumps on the right neck are from underlying sutures that dissolve within three months of surgery.

B.P. (Age 57) - Retired
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Rhinoplasty. Right Setback Otoplasty. Facial Fat Injection (34 cc)
Before, 5 mos. after
Before, 5 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient had always been self-conscious about her nose. She had lost about 40 pounds and wanted to have something done about her jowls. She had lost her jawline definition. This was corrected with a facelift and submental lipectomy. Her protruding right ear was set back simultaneously. Her large nose was reduced.

D.N. (Age 58)
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Blepharoplasties
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This 58 year-old demonstrates a dramatic improvement in facial wrinkles and reported that she felt more attractive.

J.R. (Age 58) - Educator
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Fat Injection (23.5 cc). Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing
Before, 1 yr. after
Before, 1 yr. after
 
1 yr. after
1 yr. after
   
 
Comments: This artist and educator spent a great deal of time instructing young people. She found her aging appearance an impediment. The students related to her as a mother figure and she was very conscious of a generation gap. After surgery, age (or rather apparent age) did not seem to be an issue.

B.K. (Age 59) - Teacher
Procedure: Facelift
Description: CO2 laser resurfacing, facelift, submental lipectomy, upper and lower transconjunctival blepharoplasties, and endoscopic forehead lift
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
     
 
Testimonial: “I work with children and they were starting to treat me like an old lady. I looked angry. At school a student in a fit of anger called me a Awrinkled old bag!@ I knew I was beginning to show my age. But I was youthful in my body and I still felt energetic. I still got up at 5:30 in the morning to exercise for thirty minutes.

I decided to have it all done. Although I looked awful right after surgery, I didn’t feel bad. The results were wonderful. My only regret was not doing it earlier. Now my face fits the rest of me. My image of me is complete. I=m who and what I wanted to be.

I just turned 60 and nobody believes my age. The best part is I don’t look different, just younger. The kids notice everything and they just think I look good. I really did it for myself, but my husband is as happy as I am.”

E.W. (Age 60)
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Endoscopic Forehead Lift
Before, 3.5 mos. after
Before, 3.5 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient said her husband took excellent care of her after surgery. Her only problem after surgery was insomnia, which lasted about a week. She noticed some small bumps along her neck. These were dissolving sutures and were gone by the time of her appointment 3 ½ months after surgery.

B.S. (Age 61)
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Secondary Facelift. Septorhinoplasty. Facial Fat Injection (40 cc). Excision of Facial Scars and Skin Lesions. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Full Face Ultrapulse and Erbium laser Resurfacing
Before, 3.5 mos. after
Before, 3.5 mos. after
 
3.5 mos. after (with make-up)
3.5 mos. after (with make-up)
   
 
Comments: This patient had a previous facelift. She never liked her large nose and decided to have a rhinoplasty simultaneously. It took about two months for her to regain full eyelid closure.

L.B. (Age 62) - Retired Teacher
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Secondary Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Fat Injection (42.5 cc). Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Ultrapulse and Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing
Before, 10 mos. after
Before, 10 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient had a previous facelift and coronal (scar across the top of the head) forehead lift at another office. She was disappointed with the minimal improvement in her jowls. She elected to have a deep plane facelift. She said she “turned the corner” seven days after surgery. She had some eye dryness and needed to use drops and lubricating ointment for several weeks until this cleared up. She went on a cruise a few months after her surgery and needed to have her passport picture updated to reflect her younger appearance, a nuisance she did not mind.

J.M. (Age 62) - Teacher
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Fat Injection (39 cc.)
Before, 6 mos. after
Before, 6 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient had seen an aesthetician who correctly told her that she needed more than just an injection of Radiesse®. She elected to have a facelift and fat injection. A total of 39 cc of fat was injected, far more volume than could be achieved with a syringe or two (i.e. 1 - 2 cc) of Radiesse®. She elected not to have laser resurfacing, although thought she might return for this at a later date. She said she did not look old enough to be her 38 year-old daugther’s mother and that her significant other was complimentary.

J.N. (Age 66) - Retired
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift.Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Ultrapulse Laser Full Face. Excision of Skin Lesions on Temples, Left Upper Eyelid, and Forehead.
Before, 2.5 mos. after
Before, 2.5 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This 66 year-old widow had a history of facial skin cancers and previous surgery, including a full-thickness skin graft reconstruction of the left lower eyelid. She had extensive sun-related skin damage of the face with numerous “keratoses” – crusty skin lesions. A lesion removed from the right forehead at this procedure was a basal cell carcinoma, completely excised. Also, a lesion of the left upper eyelid was removed. She was delighted with the result and thought she looked ten years younger. Her only concern was red sots on the cheeks. She wondered if these may be due to rubbing against the whiskers of her fiancé. These areas, called “telangiectasia” may be unmasked by the laser resurfacing. They can be treated with a pulsed dye laser as an office procedure without anesthetic. She returned almost a year after this surgery, at age 67, for a breast augmentation and lift, accompanied by her new husband.

A.S. (Age 69) - Self-Employed
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Fat Injection (33 cc). Rhinoplasty. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing
Before, 6 mos. after
Before, 6 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient wanted to look younger as she approached her 70th birthday. She was quite youthful at heart. At the time of her 6 months follow-up appointment she had just gotten a new tattoo and belly button ring. She said that almost everyone had given her positive feedback except for her daughter who did not feel that she should spend money on herself. She reported a huge psychological boost and said her only regret was not doing it sooner. Her husband, ten years her senior but still telling some ribald jokes, was very appreciative and complimentary. She admitted she liked looking younger than her younger sister.

D.C. (Age 71) - Cook
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Fat Injection (58.5 cc). Endoscopic Forehead Lift, Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing
Before, 4 mos. after
Before, 4 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This 71 year-old widow and mother of six had a boyfriend 30 years her junior. She was still working two jobs. She said she felt like she was in her thirties “on the inside” and wanted her outside to match. She thought the surgery had taken off a decade. She still had creases at the corners of her mouth (“marionette lines”) and I offered to touch these up with a fat injection, but she was satisfied with her appearance and has not returned for this.

E.L. (Age 74) - Retired
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Ultrapulse Full Face Laser Resurfacing
Before, 5 mos. after
Before, 5 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient would also have benefitted from eyelid surgery and a forehead lift.

Testimonial: “I was widowed years ago, but the last few years I’ve had a special gentleman friend. After he died last year, I was feeling very low. I decided if I could look younger, maybe I would feel younger and get interested in things again. I had my laser treatment and facelift shortly after my 74th birthday and when I recovered I didn’t even look 60. In fact, I went to the senior citizen center to sign up for a swimming class and was told I wasn’t old enough. That really made my day. Given my age, I was prepared for a rough recovery. I looked terrible, but I didn’t feel bad. A cousin came to stay with me for a week and I didn’t need her that long. I was up and around the second day. Three weeks later I went to a wedding and looked fine. This has really given my spirits a boost. Looking younger makes me feel younger and act younger. I wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to do it again. My friends think I look pretty good and some of them are thinking about doing the same thing.”

L.E. (Age 74) - Retired
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Secondary Facelift. Lower Transconjunctival Blepharoplasties. Submental Lipectomy. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing
Before, 1.5 yrs. after, 6.5 yrs. after
Before, 1.5 yrs. after, 6.5 yrs. after
     
 
Comments: This patient had a previous facelift when she was 59. This patient had deep wrinkles, treated with the Ultrapulse laser. Postoperatively, she had considerable swelling. She developed a scar on her right chin. This was treated with a scar revision. She still looks younger at age 80 than she did at age 74. The frown line has not returned.

W.A. (Age 77) - Retired
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Earlobe Reduction. Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing.
Before, 6 wks. after (with make-up)
Before, 6 wks. after (with make-up)
     
 
Comments: *Note: Fat injection and laser resurfacing are now being used to rejuvenate hands.

Testimonial: “I was 77 when my husband read me an article in the Wall Street Journal about advances in laser surgery. He suggested it might be something for me to try. I’ve always been an outdoors woman, riding horseback, playing golf, and spending time in the sun. I had lots of wrinkles and age spots. I was certainly interested in looking better, but I worried I was too old. Could anything be done with my skin? I sought out an expert surgeon and learned that in addition to laser surgery for my skin, I could have improvements in my eyes and face. I decided to have it all.The first two days after surgery, I thought I’d made a dreadful mistake. I needed care. Those first two weeks, I didn’t let anyone see me except for my husband and son. Two weeks later, even though I still had some swelling, I put on makeup and went to play bridge at the club. That was trial by fire. My bridge foursome knew I was having cosmetic surgery, and they were waiting for me. Well, every one of them was pleased for me. Then the ladies at all the other tables paraded by to get a close-up. I was flooded with compliments. It was fun. I was worried about seeing my daughter for the first time. You know how critical daughters can be of their mothers. I was afraid she would think I was vain and foolish. Instead, she was proud of me. She just loved the results. My five year-old granddaughter said, “Grandma, when you were here a year ago, you were old. Now you’re young, but your hands are old”. Unfortunately nothing can be done about that.* I’m 78 now, and I think I’m testimony that you’re never too old to do this.”

V.F. (Age 78) - Retired
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Fat Injection (47 cc). Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This 78 year-old widow spent about a decade looking after her husband who slowly deteriorated from Parkinson’s disease. She said her older appearance made her “invisible” in public. She said it’s not fair but that’s just the way people treat you. She was able to run errands 11 days after surgery and was driving two weeks after surgery. She reported very positive reactions from her friends and grown children. There was some negativity from her church at first – she was told “you don’t have to have cosmetic surgery to be a Christian,” but she said even the attitude of the other churchgoers was changing. She felt pretty again.

H.M. (Age 81) - Retired
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Facial Fat Injection (22 cc)
Before, 1 yr. after
Before, 1 yr. after
     
 
Comments: This patient had severe bagginess of the eyelids, deep tear troughs, nasolabial creases, and the expected skin laxity of the neck. The fat helped fill in these creases. She appears rested and youthful one year after surgery, at the age of 82. I asked her not to smile for the pictures but she simply could not do this! However, the before and after pictures are both taken with about the same amount of smile present. Note how well her facelift and eyelid incisions have healed.

B.D. (Age 82) - Retired
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Biopsy of Multiple Facial Skin Lesions. Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient wanted to look her best on her 60th anniversary. Her eyelids had been treated in the past. She had extensive skin damage due to sun exposure, having spent the winters in Hawaii over a number of years. She would also have benefited from a forehead lift, but her face and neck were her priorities. Sun-related skin lesions of the face were removed simultaneously.

K.B. (Age 38) - Property Manager
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Male Facelift:Submental Lipectomy. Chin/Jowl Augmentation. Resection of Buccal Fat Pads. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Tip Rhinoplasty. Sclerolaser™ Treatment of Facial Veins. Fat Injection of Lips, Jawline, and Cheeks (12 cc)
3 months after
3 months after
     
 
Comments: This is by far the youngest male facelift patient of mine. He had premature facial skin laxity and jowls. He wished to look much younger if possible. To highlight the jawline, I recommended a square-chin implant, in combination with liposuction, a facelift, and trimming the buccal (cheek) fat pads, which is done using incisions on the inside of the mouth. This is used to treat the “chipmunk” look. Afterward, he thought he looked a decade younger and received compliments from friends and family. His significant other thought he looked “fabulous.”

C.B. (Age 45) - Vintner
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Secondary Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Jowl Augmentation. Revision of Scar of Right Jawline, Sclerolaser™ Treatment of Telangiectasia of Neck
Before, 4 mos. after
Before, 4 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This 45 year-old male was disappointed after having a facelift elsewhere two years previously. The original surgeon had re-operated without appreciable benefit. His earlobes were distracted downward and he had scar tissue of the right jawline. His facelift was redone, taking care to elevate the deep tissues and avoid any skin tension. The patient elected to have his eyelids treated simultaneously. A jowl implant was used to further accentuate his jawline. The Sclerolaser was used to treat redness of the neck. This case illustrates the importance of elevating the deep tissues and avoiding skin tension to avoid an “operated on” look after surgery.

J.L. (Age 52) - Medical Sales VP
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Chin/Jowl Augmentation. Buccal Fat Pad Resection. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Tip Rhinoplasty. Fat Injection (20 cc). Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Chin Scar Revisions.
Before, 4 yrs. after
Before, 4 yrs. after
 
   
 
Comments: This patient was interested in looking younger and better for personal and professional reasons. He had old acne scars of the chin and depigmentation from a previous laser treatment done years ago in another office. These procedures were done in stages. A square-chin implant was used and the buccal fat pads were trimmed to correct the “pudgy look”. A tip rhinoplasty was performed to correct his bulbous tip. Afterward, he felt more confident in the youth-conscious medical sales business. He said some fortysomethings thought he was their contemporary, even though he’s a decade older. He was concerned before surgery that he might look “operated on” afterward and relieved that he did not.

E.S. (Age 57) - Computer Specialist
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Chin/Jowl Augmentation. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Fat Injection (15 cc). Periorbital Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
     
 
Comments: Having retired early, this patient was returning to the work force. He wanted to look younger to be able to compete in a youth-conscious computer industry. The idea of a stronger, masculine jawline appealed to him. He was a smoker but healed well. He did have a hematoma after surgery which was treated promptly. He thought he looked ten to twelve years younger. He had some persistent hyperpigmentation of the lower lids which was treated with a bleaching cream.

R.H. (Age 58) - Banker
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties.Chin/Jowl Augmentation. Fat Injection. Sclerolaser™ Treatment of Facial Veins. Septorhinoplasty. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Ultrapulse and Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This 58 year-old banker and hotrod enthusiast wanted to look younger. His wife was about forty. He thought his eyelids made him look older. He understood that his low eyebrow position contributed to his droopy eyelids. Also, he wanted something done about his “turkey neck”. His longstanding nasal obstruction was relieved simultaneously. He returned to work after only two weeks off. His wife presented for surgery the next year.

M.S. (Age 59) - Physician
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper Blepharoplasties. Full Face Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Ultrasonic Liposuction of the Abdomen and Flanks
Before, 4 months after
Before, 4 months after
     
 
Comments: This 59 year-old physician had previous blepharoplasties and a “mini-facelift.” He requested liposuction of his mid-section simultaneously. His old facelift scar was located a little too far in front of his ear, making it more noticeable. Men, of course, cannot hide this scar as easily as women. After his facelift, the scar is better concealed in the crease in front of his ear. He said the recovery was pain-free, except for the first night after surgery, when the dressing was uncomfortable. Later, he had laser hair removal of the areas behind the ears (the hair-bearing area gets lifted in men). He was particularly pleased with his neckline and the improvement in facial wrinkles.

K.B. (Age 61) - Vending Machine Business
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Facelift. Submental Lipectomy. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Excision of Multiple Skin Lesions. Fat Injection (13 cc.). Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Sclerolaser™ Treatment of Facial Veins. Ultrapulse and Erbium Laser Resurfacing
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This 61 year-old was looking forward to retirement. He was an avid windsurfer and wore an ear ring. He is married to a woman who is about twenty years his junior. He articulated his concerns well – the bagginess of his eyelids, loosening of facial skin with jowls, facial wrinkles, and the skin laxity of his neck. Indeed, he had virtually no jawline on his sideview. The Sclerolaser™ treatment had reduced his facial redness and he said he no longer became as flushed in the face if he had a glass of wine. We discussed a possible touch-up laser treatment and fat injection for the persistent wrinkles around the chin, but he has not scheduled this yet.

J.O. (Age 62) - Physician
Procedure: Facelift
Description: Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties. Facelift, Submental Lipectomy. Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Ultrapulse Laser Resurfacing. Chin and Jowl Augmentation
Before, 4 months after
Before, 4 months after
     
 
Comments: This patient has a long history of sun exposure, an admitted past sun worshipper. He has a fair complexion. Note the extensive sun-induced brown spots that have been improved by the laser treatment.

Testimonial: “I’m 62 and wasn’t sure a facelift could do much for me. I never minded getting lines around my eyes, but they had turned into deep wrinkles, and when I looked in the mirror, that’s all I saw. I wanted to look as good as I could for as long as I could. So I guess it was a combination of vanity and the inability to gracefully accept the aging process that led me to cosmetic plastic surgery. What’s amazing to me is that I now look at least 10 years younger. I look refreshed and healthy. I’m very happy I had this.”


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