My cat thinks I'm beautiful and my Dr. says I don't need a facelife; but I used to like to look in the mirror and when I get a glimpse at myself, I see a person that I don't recognize. I'd like to be happy about looking in the mirror again.
I don't mind lines that much, but I do mind the subtle changes that gravity brings about. I would hope that an experienced plastic surgeon would listen to me carefully and know exactly what I would need to achieve the results I'm looking for. I'm not looking for aggressive surgery. But I notice that I'm beginning to get jowls and although I do not yet have a "turkey neck" I feel that having work on the bottom part of face would make a big difference in my aging process.
I had one thing done so far. I hated my frown lines and decided to have some filler Restylane (about 2cc) put in the area and the remaining filler in the lines between my nose and edge of mouth. There was a subtle but definite improvement, however this only lasted about 6 months. I want something to be a little more permanent.
From what I know about plastic surgery, I think I would need a mini face lift that concentrated on my jowl, neck and smoothing out the lines around my mouth and those around my cheek. I want to look like me, only 10 years younger. I've been told I look 1- years younger than I am (60) but it would be nice to like my face again. It's for me and nobody else.
I want a referral from someone who is very happy with the results of their surgery and if possible to meet the person if they live in the Bay Area. I don't want to take any chances with my face. It doesn't have to be in the Bay Area, if someone knows of someone who has better expertise. For now, I'll leave it at that. I don't want to put this off any longer.