Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | November 24th, 2021
This wonderful patient had face and neck lift surgery combined with fat transfer, including deep neck surgery (Reduction in deep fat and shaving of submandibular glands).
She shares her experience and recovery and the difference this procedure has made to her.
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Well, to start with, I was terrified about having anything done because I didn’t want to walk around with that stretched look that everyone seems to associate with baselitz. So, coming here, it was very scary to begin with, until I met Dr. de Silva in which was lovely. I was still terrified, because I thought, my insecurities being I would always sit like this, all right, sit like this, and I’d hide my weak chin, I thought, you know, the wrinkles in the saggy skin as you get older. And I thought he might not agree that I’ve got this to begin with. So it was trying to convince him of what I actually felt which, you know, he was very, very good. He listened, which was lovely. And then when I say Jess, I want to go ahead because he talked about it being natural about not having that stretch. Look, the first thing he talked about was how he works. So it doesn’t look as if you’ve had anything done, which was my biggest fear. I didn’t want everyone to go what she had done, because sometimes it’s not a good thing for people to say think why, what’s wrong with it? Not that bad. But that’s why I went ahead. I got here this morning, which is quite early in the morning. absolutely terrified of the whole thing, but more so I thought I was gonna be awake. Because I was having the Twilight sedative. I’ve not had that before. literally walk straight in lovely atmosphere. Everyone was friendly. It was it was really nice. And I thought okay, right now comes the scary bit walked into I thought going to be a theatre, you know, like an operating theatre, but it wasn’t. There was music playing which was lovely. Everyone was chatting, literally got on the bed, talk to the neath the test had already talked to me in the room anyway. And literally, he put the jab in the back of my arm. I literally thought I’ve had a couple of gin and tonics. And that’s the last thing I remember. until six hours later, apparently, wow, six hours later, then six hours ago, it was over. And I literally woke up. But okay, is it done, walk back to the bedroom, and the nursing staff lovely. sat there, had a cup of coffee to the public group. And it was like I’ve not had anything done until I actually looked in the mirror at the or have had it done. They weren’t joking, I actually had it done. So if you’re scared about the sensitivity, you’re scared about a procedure, please don’t be you don’t feel a thing. Which is a shame, because it probably would have been nice to have chatted about it. But I don’t remember a thing about it. Absolutely no pain. And I went home the next morning with absolutely no pain. I mean, they literally had to force me to take some painkillers because I didn’t feel anything. I kept waiting the whole week after risk to this pain to get there, but nothing happened. No pain. The most uncomfortable thing, which the doctor had told me about was my drains. And they’re a drain, drain, but they’re not painful. They just get used to these things swinging around. And that was the most uncomfortable thing out of the whole procedure. But the rest, as they say is history. Right, so now where the eight, nine weeks post up and the differences, I can go out now and not have to sit down and worry about how I look. You know, I know I look okay, I know look nice. So I’m not worried about does my chin look, you know, does my neck look terrible? In actual fact, it’s nice because I don’t have to worry about it. You know, I feel more confident. I can wear my hair up now and not have to worry about it. I’m not sitting there constantly thinking in the mirror. Is it okay, going to the bathroom. And I think all women know this, that you look in the mirror and you see the reflection back and it’s not who you think it is. And your stomach sort of thinks you think, Oh God, I look terrible today. I haven’t had that. And that’s through all the bruising and everything. I haven’t had that feeling of not God. And that’s the fact is is lovely. Because every morning I get up and I see a different change. I see. Look at my neck, you know, and even my daughter My 40 year old daughter’s envious of this neck. I mean, come on, you know who wouldn’t be envious if neck? And even putting a necklace on now is you know I haven’t got that. That maglie bit. As ladies know what I’m talking about? Yeah, I haven’t got that handy bit of skin, you know, and it’s lovely. It’s like, wow. So the rest is just going to get better. And that’s lovely. Every morning I wake up and I can see the difference. I can see a change. And in me, I can see that change in me I just feel more confident. Exactly like knowing what no What are you doing now?
Is there any advice you give to like family or friends who’s thinking about doing this?
Hurry up, get it done. Don’t Don’t waste your time. Don’t waste your time worrying about it, do it because you’ll regret the time you’ve waited to do it. I regret the last sort of three or four years thinking or know what What if so, what is this? What is that? Do you research of course do your research, always do your research, feel comfortable with your surgeon and that’s the first thing I felt so comfortable with you You made me feel confident in you, which is so important. Because this is your face you got to go through the rest of your life in your face. So do your research. You know what you want done you’re you don’t be honest with the surgeon about what you want done. And if you aren’t honest with the surgeon, he can’t do his best work because you’re not telling him what it is you’re worried about or upset about. But ultimately, you only get one life. live it to the fullest and if that means you want to do this, you do it. You don’t need to make excuses for yourself. Why should you life’s for living
Want to know more about deep plane facelift? Check out our post, “Deep Plane Facelift: Better Than Standard Facelift Surgery?” to learn more about the process.