Behind the Scenes: The LA Lift®

October 13, 2017 / / Newsletter

“I can’t believe I waited so long to have my lift done.  I kept saying:  when my kids grow up, when they go to college, when they move out.  I wish I did it sooner because I look like myself again!”–Anonymous

What did you feel immediately after surgery?

I had a big bandage around my face which was tight and actually felt good.  That only stayed on for a day and Dr. To removed it the next morning.  The removal wasn’t painful and Dr. To gave me an ace-bandage-looking thing to wear.  That felt tight and was a little itchy but it wasn’t too bad.

Did you have to take much pain medication after surgery?

Honestly, that was the most surprising part.  I took my pain meds regularly, just like Danielle told me, the first day.  When I woke up the next morning, I was a little uncomfortable so I took them again.  But after that, I was able to switch over to Tylenol®.  I don’t really like taking prescription pain medicine so I’m happy it wasn’t needed.

What did your family say to/about you after surgery?

My husband was both supportive and awful!  When he saw me, he told me I looked like a beautiful q-tip (because of my bandage).  But he was truly fantastic—he waited on me hand and foot because I knew before surgery that I had to completely rest when I got home.

Did your LA Lift® adversely affect your work schedule?

No, it didn’t.  I had asked all the right questions during my consultation:  How much time should I take off work?  When can I go back?  I was prepared.  I took about 8 days off work and then went back.  Dr. To said that was okay for me because I am an office worker and don’t lift heavy things.

What was the hardest part of your recuperation after your surgery?

I love working in my garden and doing yoga.  Dr. To told me ahead of time that I would have to wait 3-4 weeks before I could resume my favorite activities, and he was right!  That was so difficult because I’m an active person, but now that I’m healed and I look fantastic I can say it was all worth it.

How do you feel about the results of your LA Lift®?

Oh my.  When I look in the mirror I see me again.  For so many years I didn’t recognize the old lady staring back at me.  It’s the best thing I ever did and I should have done it 10 years ago.

*Medicine is not an exact science and individual results may vary.

To learn more about the LA Lift®, click here. Consultations may be scheduled through the week with Dr. Wyatt To, our Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon.  Call today:  (301)698-2424.

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