What’s it like to have facelift surgery with Dr. Usha Rajagopal?



A kind patient wrote about her experience having a facelift with Dr. Usha Rajagpal I have been seeing Dr. Rajagopal for at least 8 years. I chose her for her compassion and honesty. She has told me when I don’t need something done even though I thought I did.

I am a 48 year old female who has had botox and restalyn to try to keep looking fresh. I did not want to look like I’d had anything done. This year my sagging jowls and neck were really bothering me and I discussed it with Dr. Rajagopal—she suggested a half-face lift and lower eye surgery.

I made the appointment when I knew I could take3-4 days off. I have 3 children and my mother was there to help. I went in feeling a little nervous, but had such faith in Dr. Rajagopal that I knew I was in good hands.

I did not have general anesthesia, but didn’t’ feel a thing. I was groggy when I woke up, but didn’t feel any pain or anxiety. I left the office with a friend and rested for 3 days as per doctor’s orders. I could have done much more, but didn’t want to ruin the procedure. I had no pain at all, infact I never used the pain medication. I was swollen and bruised, but within 6 days I was out and about- with glasses and a hat. It has been 2 ½ weeks now, most of the swelling and bruising has gone. I just use make-up. Nobody has asked me whether I’ve had anything done, but everyone has told me I look great and I must have had a great summer!

I don’t regret a thing and am so glad that I did this. My self-esteem has improved –not that I was depressed, I just wanted to look younger without looking plastic.

The whole experience was good and I’m very happy with the results. I feel so lucky to have such a great doctor and would recommend her to anybody considering any procedure.