Complete Text Case Study
How did you Choose Dr. O'Daniel
I chose Dr. O’Daniel because my sister-in-law is actually his surgical nurse. That’s how I heard about him in the beginning, but after talking to many friends, it’s funny what a small world we live in, because many of my friends of been to Dr. O’Daniel, and everyone that I’ve talked to had great experiences. I felt very comfortable in choosing him.
Inital consultation with Dr. O'Daniel
I went for a consultation with Dr. O’Daniel, and we talked about different options of how we could do this. I was not in favor of doing something radical, like a full face lift, and felt like at my age that I wasn’t quite there yet, but really wanted to do something just to, I don’t know, just to feel young again and get rid of some of those extra lines and sags and bags. Anyway, I talked to Dr. O’Daniel. He was great about describing what he thought I could need and use for my face, and he was great about letting me know how things were going to feel, what was going to happen, and the process. It really made me comfortable. Everyone on his staff, too, are so friendly that I felt like it was just a great team and somewhere that I think I could be comfortable with.
About my procedure
Hi, my name is Lisa. I was a patient of Dr. O’Daniel’s. Dr. O’Daniel did a series of botox and filler injections. I don’t know the fancy words or terminology for it, but basically what he did was help to fill in some lines and spaces in my face, and also to lift up my cheekbones. He also helped decrease the lines in my lips. He did quite a bit just to give myself a fresh look and maybe take a few years off.
Describe the procedure
The first day of the process, we went in and the nurse prepared my face with some numbing cream. Just a gentle solution that they rubbed all over. They let me sit there for few minutes so it becomes numb. I think the thing that really made me the most comfortable during the process, because it’s a series of injections in different locations of the face, especially the Sculptura which is you filler. Dr. O’Daniel would say, “Okay, here we go. A little stick here.” Then he would say it’s going to make like a little pop, pop, pop sound. That was kind of a warning.
I think going through all of that knowing what was coming was very comforting. There’s that little stick in the initial … There’s that little sensation when they’re injecting the face with the filler. Nothing that was not tolerable. I think the funny thing, one of the things I enjoyed was the little squeezy ball that you squeezed when they do the little poke or the injection. It’s so funny. It’s mind over matter how that helped.
The after process, there was some swelling for the first 24 hours. They recommended that I put ice on my face which brought me a lot of comfort. There were some bruising. I did not have a whole lot of bruising. I had just a tiny bit, actually. Probably more than anything it was the swelling and that lasted for probably a good 24 hours and then it went down substantially. Really, I don’t think anyone in my office would’ve even known that I had something done except for the fact that I told them because I’m just not a big secret keeper and it doesn’t bother me. I think women should do things that make them feel better and it’s tough getting old and why not use what you have readily available to.
Final thoughts about the procedure
Overall, my experience with Dr. O’Daniel
was really a great one. He’s a physician that makes you feel comfortable. He’s easy to talk to, very kind, great bedside manner. I felt like his whole office was the same way. It was actually amazing to me when I went back after the sessions that I had and looked at pictures from before and after. I was actually shocked. It’s such a gradual process that happens that you’re not even realizing how much your face has changed until you see the results. It was amazing and I loved it, I will do it again and absolutely plan on going back to Dr. Daniel.