Facing Up to a Facelift

johan e. brahme mdWell, I have finally made the decision. It’s taken some time and I, like most patients, have tried to stave off Father Time with some facelift alternatives such as injectables, CoolSculpt, and other non-invasives. But there comes a time when minor measures just won’t work anymore. So I’ve scheduled my facelift.

I’ve wanted to do this for some time.  We recently did a photoshoot with the office staff, and I just don’t like the way I look in pictures. I feel young at heart and in spirit, but I don’t like the old guy looking at me in the mirror and in the photos.

Since I do this for a living, the surgery doesn’t scare me.  But no-one likes to be recovering, and I’m sure I’ll be a terrible patient (doctors always make the worst patients).  And now that I’ve chosen a surgery date, I’m both relieved and excited.  September 1st is the big day and, since I can’t do the surgery myself, I have asked my senior partner, Dr. Michael Roark, to be my surgeon. I’m sure I will have driven him crazy by the time the day of surgery rolls around.

I thought I’d blog about my experience since I see so many patients go through the process of investigating, deciding, doing and recovering from surgery. Maybe I can help someone on their facelift journey. If you are reading this and have questions or are just curious, feel free to e-mail me at [email protected]. I’ll get back to you as quickly and as honestly as I can.

Stay tuned!

Johan Brahme, MD