I went in for my pre-op appointment before my upcoming surgical revision that I posted about the other day. I like to post about these things for those who might be considering surgery or want to know more about the process. As I’ve said before, overall I am very happy with the surgery that I had. When I had surgery, though, I knew that revisions were not uncommon and I knew that I might need upper abdominal liposuction.
The pre-op appointment went well. The surgeon clearly explained what he was doing and we talked about the specific areas that he was to address and what my concerns are. The choice of surgeon is an important one and I strongly advocate researching thoroughly any surgeons being considered and making sure the surgeon is board certified as a plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. I posted more about that here. I did a lot of research on my surgeon and have felt very comfortable with the work he has done on me.
We first talked about my facial revision. We discussed in detail the area of excess skin on my upper right eye. He is going to remove some additional skin and improve the scar appearance. He is also going to remove another cholesterol deposits near my left eye.
We also talked out how people are not perfectly symmetrical in appearance. He says it is common that people don’t really pay that much attention to it until after surgery. It is after surgery that many of us really scrutinize our appearance and notice small asymmetry that was never noticed before. [Read more…]