Enhancing Your Natural Beauty
As a 60-year-old marketing executive, getting my face and eyes "done" by Dr. J. Regan Thomas, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery expert, was about showing everyone who I am on the inside.
Before the surgery I'd look in the mirror and wonder, "how does THIS person get through the day"? If I hadn't looked in a mirror all day, it might have been different. But there are mirrors all over, and people mirror back to you how you look and seem.
I see myself as a buoyant, gregarious woman, but I noticed people in my daily life didn't always see me that way. I remember before the surgery two years ago, my baggy eyes and aging neck gave off a different message. All I had to do was look at someone without expression and people thought I was angry. That wasn't the case at all, but the way I looked to some people changed their impression of me and their relationship to me.
I had thought for a year or more about getting facial plastic surgery before going ahead with it. It took some time and courage to admit that I needed help. Some people weren't supportive, but others said, 'go for it. Do it if you can.'
Dr. Thomas was able to give me such a natural look, that even a couple of weeks after surgery, people didn't really notice. They thought I looked rested, bought new clothes, or was trying a new hairstyle. No one thought I've had my face done. Even now when I tell some people what I've had done, they say "no!" and try to search for scars - there are none!
I selected Dr. Thomas after a lot of research, because of his excellent reputation and because he specializes in working only on the face and neck. I heard his name over and over again when asking about a good surgeon. Some plastic surgeons work on the whole body. Some surgeons do stomachs and thighs and then do faces too, I don't think that's the best way to go. You want to go to a board certified facial plastic specialist, and I haven't heard of or met a person who isn't just plain happy with Dr. Thomas. He does phenomenal work.