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Patient Comment: Facial Rejuvenation

May 20th, 2013

Dr. Bashioum’s patient shares her experience with having an office consultation, her uncertainty about having surgery and  her ultimate decision to have facial rejuvenation surgery to fix her sagging chin. I want to thank Liz for sharing her story.

Liz writes:  I recently had liposuction facial rejuvenation done to my neck to reduce/lift the sagging below my chin.   While it is easy to write this comment, it took me an entire year before I was felt 100% comfortable with the decision to have surgery. My reservations were not about Dr. Bashioum’s ability to improve my neck or the surgery itself. I had done my research, met with Dr. Bashioum several times and felt informed. My reservations were all about me. I am 40 years old and I had a hard time with the idea of “cosmetic surgery”…aren’t I too young. I felt I may have been overly focused on my neck, meaning that it was more my mind than reality. I also wasn’t sure I deserved the cost of the surgery.  

I shared all these concerns with Dr. Bashioum. His advice was to wait and take time to decide if my neck really bothered me and then don’t worry about what others thought. So, after a year of hiding my neck, ducking my chin under high-collared fleeces, and frowning into the mirror, I realized 3 things. First, I wasn’t too young, secondly, my neck really, really bothered me and lastly, I was worth it. I am so glad I took the time to really reflect on having surgery and thankful that Dr. Bashioum encouraged me to take it instead of pushing me to make a decision I wasn’t ready for. I am very happy with the results and rarely find myself thinking about my neck anymore.

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Turning the Clock Back on Aging

March 6th, 2012

According to Medical News Today, plastic surgery makes people look  younger than their actual age.  Since that is a major goal of many of my patients, I’m glad to know that we are doing our job!   Researchers from the University of Toronto and North Shore University Health System have reported their findings in Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Results confirm that patients having rejuvenation surgery can expect to turn the clock back and shave about 9 years off their appearance. The likelihood of this premise needing to be studied seems like a waste of research funding to me.

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