Featured Rejuvenation # 10
For a number of years I have been featuring outstanding patients on my web page as “Featured Rejuvenations”. I am proud to feature Janice on whom I recently treated. Her facelift improved her sagging neck skin and jowls while the cheek implants added youthful volume back to her face. Her pictures and words are shown below. Thanks Janice we love having you as a patient!
Name: Janice S
- Mini Faceilft with Platysmaplasty
- Cheek Implants
- Lower Lid CO2 Laser
- Filler to Upper Lip
Currently I am working for a small computer software company based in Richmond. I had previously worked in Healthcare as a Manager for 15 years. I then went back to school for computer programming and relocated to Richmond from Pittsburgh, Pa.
I have been riding horses for over 20+ years. I sold my last horse 5 years ago and now I am leasing a thoroughbred gelding out in Goochland. I do mostly trail riding, some arena and jumping. I also love to watch spectator sports on TV mostly Tennis and Football. I workout at a local gym to stay in shape.
WHY I WANTED COSMETIC SURGERY:
For a long time I talked about getting a facelift when the time came. Well about 2 years ago my face just really aged and I knew the time was coming to get the surgery. I have always been very hard on myself and I could not stand looking in the mirror anymore. When I looked in the mirror all I could see was my sagging jowls and neckline.
WHY I CHOSE DR NIAMTU:
I had decided I would research facelifts for awhile and get a few initial consultations from several Drs. Dr. Niamtu had the most comprehensive website I have ever seen regarding cosmetic surgery. It explained everything and I liked the fact that Dr. Niamtu only deals with the face and nothing else. I realized he was use to doing a lot of these types of surgeries. So when I met him, I just liked him right away and felt very comfortable and trusted his ability to give me the results I was hoping for. It was a no brainer after that. I scheduled the surgery after I thought about it for 2 days.
WHAT I WAS HOPING TO ACHIEVE WITH SURGERY:
I was hoping to get rid of the sagging jowls and the loose neck and plump up my cheekbones. I have a very thin face which is fine when you are young, but as you age it can be a curse because you look so gaunt all the time.
HOW DID I LIKE THE RESULTS:
I absolutely am thrilled with my results….3 weeks in I went to my friends for Thanksgiving and she could not believe how good I looked – and I still had a long road ahead of me. No more saggy neck or jowls and the cheek implants gave me more of a plumper looking face instead of that long thin face I had.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD I GIVE OTHER WOMEN:
My advice is do your homework about whatever surgery you want an read and totally comprehend what to expect from the surgery. It will take time to heal and you need to be patient and realize this is major surgery and things take time to feel normal again. I never felt pain, but I felt discomfort from the surgery. It is a different feeling, but when you look in the mirror it is all worth it!
ANY SPECIAL THOUGHTS ON YOUR EXPERIENCE:
My thought is I am glad I finally did it and didn’t put it off any longer. It will definitely boost your self-esteem and just give you more of a good feeling about yourself. I feel like I got my mojo back !
COMMENTS FROM DR. NIAMTU
It is patients like Janice that make me excited about enhancing patients looks and lives. Janice is a true success story but I have to admit, I had a lot to work with! She is a wonderful person with a great personality and passion for life. I am honored to have been her surgeon!