First few days after AMF
Were you pleased with the treatment?
I have just returned from Bristol, where I underwent an AMF with Mr. Guest on April 6th 2013. Already I am thrilled with the results; swelling, numbness, scarring and all!
On the morning of the operation, I was visited and reassured by both Mr. Guest and Dr. Sasada who talked me through the procedure and what to expect.
The surgery itself was a stress free experience and I was completley unaware of anything once under the sedation.
Once back in my room, I was checked every hour and had my blood pressure taken and was advised on comfort and pain relief. I was surprised at just how little pain there was. More a slight discomfort rather than pain and the drain bottles were really just a nuisance. I was expecting a more significant level of pain as the local anaesthetic wore off but I never needed anything stronger than a paracetamol.
The care and level of professionalism at the hospital and from all Mr. Guest's colleagues was exemplary.
My first night at home was uncomfortable, being propped up on pillows without the luxury of a hospital raised bed but still no pain as such although I took paracetamol every four hours just to make sure!
Day two and I have taken off the tight strappy support bandage. My face looks a slightly different shape and I am still unable to open my mouth properly. Both sides of my face are still numb and I have a shiny, swollen look to the whole of my face...thankfully, evenly across both sides!
There is very little bruising except to the sides of my neck where the drains were. I have 'vampire' marks on either side of my neck :)
The scars are pretty fierce right now but no more than I would expect after surgery. My hair line appears to have changed and the way my hair lies around my temples and around my ears has changed too.
One thing, I really wish I'd dyed my hair before the operation as I have to wait six weeks before I can dye it now!
Day three: still numb down both sides of my face which makes it difficult to smile properly and, believe me, I really want to smile! So pleased with the results already. My saggy chin has lifted and there is even a slight improvement in my neck (I did not have a chin or neck lift) my jawline is much more defined and my wobbly 'churchill dog' jowls have all but gone. Still no pain and a much better night's sleep propped up with two pillows under my neck and shoulders.
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