Anonymous on WebMD
10 months ago
08/05/2022, 10:43 AM
My journey in restoring my face began in my late forties after my kids told me i looked angry. Looking in a mirror again and again I realized I have started looking like my late grandmother. I looked tired and unhappy. I was not aging gracefully!
I found a great doctor who started injecting me with sculptra and Botox. I was one of the first sculptra patients and my face looked amazing. However after injecting for 15 years, I found myself with an aging sagging face and eyes. My face lost its definition and just looked shapeless and round. My doctor told me there is nothing else she could do.
I was about to accept this verdict because the alternative would be a face lift. I thought I would never have a facelift. The reason being that majority of women that I have seen after their face lift, looked like a stretched out puppet.
I wasn’t happy how I looked but there was no alternatives that I could think of at the time. One day I was reading a Chicago magazine editorial on the top plastic surgeons in Chicago. I was fascinated by Dr. Byun’s method: muscle restoration first and then draping the skin over the restored muscle, instead of just stretching the skin, like a puppet face.
This method totally made sense to me. After I read more about Dr. Byun and his experience in muscle restoration, I have met with Dr. Byun. I felt so completely confident in his skills that I decided to do a complete face restoration. I have never looked back. From someone who was anti plastic surgery to someone who decided to do a complete face restoration, Dr. Byun changed my perception of the procedure.
Everything that comes with and after surgery was as expected from the descriptions by Dr. Byun’s staff. It was a long journey of recovery but Dr. Byun and his staff held my hand through this process and were always available to me, always kind to listen, talk, and assure, to inspire and encourage. It would not be the same without each one of the beautiful people who work with Dr. Byun. Recovery is an important part of the process because there is a lot of pain, discomfort, post surgery insecurities and fears. Through all that, I had a wholehearted knowledgeable support of Dr. Byun and his staff who always found time and attention for me whenever I had a panic attack or just needed some reassurance that I will look normal.
And of course the star of the show is Dr. Byun! He is first of all an amazing human being who listens to his patients’ concerns, gives them as much time as needed and always looks out for his patient’s best interests. Dr. Byun is not only highly skilled plastic surgeon but he is also a psychologist who has wonderful bedside manners.He is friendly, kind, understanding, an attentive listener who will analyze a patient’s concerns and always explain pro and con of a particular procedure.
Dr. Byun is also an artist, he understands artistic harmony, esthetics, balance and the wholistic, final effect of a surgery on a person life. This combination of skills makes him standout from the majority of surgeons.
It has been almost one year after my surgery, I’m starting to feel more like myself and more!
I was inspired to lose weight, to be more creative as an artist and as a lawyer. I feel more confident as a woman. Most of my life I was focusing on improving my inner self, my talents, my intellect. I thought that having a plastic surgery would be superficial and shallow. However, after Dr. Byun’s skillful surgery/restoration, I am more inspired to become a better person in all areas of my life and I feel there are no boundaries to what I can achieve. I am grateful to Dr. Byun for all his magical work and for elevating my life to a whole new unexpected level.