Here at Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, facelifts have evolved dramatically throughout the years. Once a painful process requiring a lengthy recovery stage, facelifts can now be fully healed in a matter of days.
In this week’s video, we are lucky to have one of Dr. Davis’s lovely patients, Susan, come in to discuss her facelift process. As you can see, her recovery was as flawless as can be! Join us as Susan talks about her experience with facial surgery ten years ago as opposed to now, plus more about how she feels post-op. We couldn’t be happier to hear from her!
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Big thank you to Susan for taking the time to discuss your flawless facelift recovery.
- Hi. I thought this was a really, really important time to talk about something. This lovely young lady right here, Susan, is my patient. Seven days ago today, she had a facelift. And she’s nice enough to come out and talk with us about this, because we just finished seeing her post-operatively. But she said so many important things that I really wanted to probe this a little bit more, so that everybody that has been thinking about any kind of surgery, especially something like a facelift, would have an experience, hopefully, like Susan had. But she had one once before. And that’s where I wanna talk about the differences, especially from the patient’s perspective, of how she felt afterwards, how it went, and even the results following that. So, Susan, thank you so much for being here.
- You’re very welcome. You’re very welcome.
- So talk to me. Tell me a little bit about the difference between this experience, that was seven days ago,
- And the one you had,
- About, approximately, 10 years ago.
- 10 years ago.
- 10 years ago I had a facelift. And I expected to look different after the facelift. After the surgery, I was in extreme pain. I was in pain for approximately, I would say, over two weeks.
- Yeah. Because I remember going back to work and still being careful where I put or placed my head.
- Right, right.
- And the results were, for me,
- And for everybody that saw me, they asked me, “Why did you do what you did? “Because you look the same.” This time around it’s a whole different game.
- That’s so nice.
- I woke up, I looked around. I realized I had a beautiful headpiece. But I wasn’t in pain, I wasn’t groggy. I spent my time. My brother came and picked me up. I went home, I took no pain pills, I ate soup.
- I’m old school and I listened to, they say “soft-soft.”
- I told you. Right, right, right. Right.
- Exactly, exactly. And thank God. I mean, a week later I’m ready to go.
- I can see. The day after. That’s what was amazing.
- Yes, that too. That too, thank God.
- The day after surgery
- Thank you.
- She came dressed in a leather jacket, like she was going to hop on a motorcycle. I got very scared. I looked out the window to make sure she wasn’t on a motorcycle, with leather boots.
- Yes, yes, yes.
- But I do think it’s an important thing for everybody to hear that, especially when it comes to comparing things, people think that all facelifts are equal, or even getting an injectable where somebody goes, “Oh my God, I saw my girlfriend “and she had these gigantic lips and they look awful.”
- Right, but they forgot that’s what she asked for.
- True, that’s exactly right. Or it’s just a different person’s-
- Slant or what they wanted, and also the person that they went to have the procedure done by, may also be different.
- So I think that’s the important take home message is that, we really could, hopefully everybody gets a wonderful patient like this. You would love to have patients like this, everybody would get somebody as wonderful as this. But the bottom line is, we really do take our time to make sure that there really wasn’t a lot of bruising anywhere.
- No, there was no bruising. There was no bruising.
- Right. Stitches came out now, not a lot of that, and your neck looks amazing.
- Your face and your jawline.
- And beyond that, there was no pain. Recovery was quick
- I know.
- And easy.
- It’s interesting.
- And people shouldn’t be afraid. And don’t listen to your friend who had it
- 10 years ago. Because hello, 10 years later,
- Because you told me.
- It’s a big difference.
- We first met virtually on our first camera visit.
- And that’s one of the things that you were really concerned about was the pain, because you remembered what it was like 10 years ago.
- Oh yeah, it was horrific.
- Right, right.
- It was horrific. I mean, I was eating the oxycodone and then checking, I’m like, “Shouldn’t take anymore,” to make your eyes roll in your head, so you just go to sleep so you’re not in pain.
- And this time around, thank you. Thank you, Doctor.
- I’m so happy.
- Thank you.
- Well, we wanted to say thank you, Susan.
- You’re welcome.
- But I thought it was really important to talk about facelifts and recovery.
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