Even though it feels like facelifts have been around forever, there is still a bit of a stigma when it comes to the procedure. Beyond celebrities, many everyday people are stepping forward to share their stories. Recently, the Daily Mail gave one woman the opportunity to share her story for all its readers.
Karen Hogan tells her brave story in an article titled “Would a face-lift bring back the real me? After losing half her body weight, Karen Hogan was left with sagging skin, deep lines and droopy eyes. Here, she reveals why she decided to go under the knife.” Hogan went from a size 21 to a size 10, which had a dramatic effect on the skin on her face. She writes, “I admit I was terrified of having surgery and the quandary of the cost – a full face-lift starts from around £15,000 – went back and forth in my mind. But I knew that I was in good hands and, towards the end of last year, I submitted to the knife. After six hours of surgery, I awoke with my head swathed in bandages, my legs in inflatable stockings attached to a pumping machine that prevents blood clots forming in the calves. I was also hooked up to a Hilotherapy machine, which pumps cold water around a fitted cuff to keep skin at a cool, soothing temperature… I looked after myself carefully for that first week, resting, watching my face change every day, and trying not to panic over every new little bruise or hard spot that appeared, or at the deep bruising around my eyes. Five weeks on, I still had some light bruising but was thrilled with the newly defined shape of my neck and chin. At last I could smile naturally and feel the real me shining through. If I look younger, then that’s a bonus. Another bonus is that unlike Botox treatments, which need to be repeated every few months, my face-lift should last for many years to come. It feels amazing to be freed from my permanent scowl. After 30 years of not leaving the house without being caked in make-up, I dash out now with just a touch of lippie and mascara. I’m delighted at how quick the recovery time has been.”
If you’re exploring the option of a facelift, you can feel the same resurgence of youth and confidence as Hogan when you go with Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. Dr. Moulton-Barrett is internationally known and holds the rare distinction of being board certified in two distinct surgical specialties, The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
He offers a number of different facelift options, including the standard facelift, deep plane facelift, lower facelift, mid facelift, and much more. If you’re considering a facelift, contact us for a consultation.
Whatever plastic surgery needs you might have, you can trust Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D.!