Soulshine716 on Realself
6 months ago
08/05/2022, 06:42 AM
My skin hasn't looked this beautiful since I was in my 20s
I just had a deep plane facelift with fat transfer, CO2 laser, upper and lower blepheroplasty, chin implant, and Kysse lip injections (because at this point, why not). I'm a 52 year old woman and the last few years my face aged significantly. My biggest complaint, however, was my saggy neck. My face was starting to look drawn out and gaunt and I was genuinely bothered that my face didn't match my youthful personality. You walk into that office and from the ladies at the front desk, to the amazing nurses and staff, you are treated like you're family. I seriously think they were just as excited as I was. Dr. Steiger has an amazing presence that just makes you trust him. As skilled and busy as he is, he is patient and kind. I would have expected a little cockiness, but nope... just confident and honest. I am embarrassed to admit that I showed him a picture of myself with a filter and said "can you make me look like this?" He said "no" but I think any doctor that would make unrealistic promises is someone you should run from. He said "I can make your neck 97% better" and that sounded great to me! I had a bunch of hurdles along the way- covid hit when I was initially scheduled, and then I had some medical issues due to anemia. The office was very patient as I jumped through the necessary hoops in order to be cleared medically for surgery. Luz, the nurse, spent a tremendous amount of time preparing me for surgery. I was terrified of pain and, honestly, so many of the concerns I had, in hindsight, were silly. I have an extremely low pain threshold, for example, and can't handle a sunburn so I thought, for sure, I would be in significant pain. The morning of surgery I was ready. Sort of ready. Worried but ready. The nurse was wonderful, the anesthesiologist was lovely, and Dr. Steiger walked in and I felt a sense of calm come over me (the mild sedative helped too, lol). I knew I was in the best hands and I 100000% knew that at that moment, when he said "Team Steiger" he was just as excited for my transformation. He marked my face up, did my hair in baby pigtails haha and into the OR I went. I hopped on the table, the anesthesiologist started the IV, Dr. Steiger walked in and asked me to move my head up and then next thing I knew, I was in the car going home. Zero nausea (one of my main concerns since I had an hour long ride) and home to heal. The first 3-4 days I looked a mess, but honestly there was ZERO pain. The worst of it, if I had to say there was a bad part, is wearing a compression garment and the feeling of aquaphor on my face. NO PAIN. This is coming from a person who cried from lip injections. NO PAIN. I went in the following 2 days for Dr. Steiger to check me out and all was good. Yesterday was my 1 week post op and I practically skipped and twirled in there. I was met by staff who treated me like family and were genuinely excited about my results thus far. SO AM I! AMAAAAZING! My skin hasn't looked this beautiful since I was in my 20s. My neck exceeded my expectations! I cannot wait to wake up every morning and look in awe of this transformation. I know I have several months until I see the final results, but if I can't even imagine feeling any happier than I do right now. If you are considering this, do not look at anyone else. If you are concerned about the price and shopping around for a better price, you should wait. This is your face. You want a specialist. The Dr. who did my breast augmentation does faces, but NO WAY would I go to anyone for my face that is not skilled like Dr. Steiger. I feel like my face matches my personality.... I feel like he not only stopped the clock, but turned it back 15 years... at least. He is OUTSTANDING!!!!!