18 Oct Marilyn S., Huntington Beach, CA
Receiving Dr. Rawnsley’s art and skill was a wonderful celebration of my “amazing new life,” at age 54. My 3 daughters were “out of the nest,” a 27-year marriage had ended, I had been living alone for 7 years, and my daily life consisted mostly of good employment and good friends, but, my heart yearned to meet and have a future with “that special someone.” MY LIFE CHANGED WITH TWO ACTS OF EXTREME FAITH AND COURAGE: 1. Online Dating, and 2. Cosmetic Surgery. Both 1 and 2 were turned out to be miraculous doorways to the new me and the new life I had worked for, was ready for, and was meant to experience. Being no stranger to prior medical challenges and surgeries (just to name a few – appendectomy, hysterectomy, colon resection for a perforated colon, and translaryngeal denervation reinveration for “spasmodic dysphonia”), I was exceptionally detailed and thorough in my search for a cosmetic surgeon with excellent qualifications and references. Dah! Dah! – I was thrilled to find Dr. Jeffrey Rawnsley. I drove from Huntington Beach to Westwood Village multiple times for the necessary consultation and preparation. On every occasion, I received the utmost of expertise, professionalism, and genuine caring from Dr. Rawnsley and his staff. I went into my FACELIFT surgery realistically informed and prepared for what to expect with the anesthesia, the procedures involved, the experience of waking-up, the in-facility hours of recovery, and the at-home weeks of recovery. Dr. Rawnsley’s gift to me was the ability to enjoy a beautiful, yet natural looking, appearance. After Dr. Rawnsley’s creation, everywhere I went, I heard comments like – “Wow, you look so great.” “Wow, you look so happy?” “Wow, what are you doing different,” “You look so great – did you change your hair color,” “Is that new make-up making you look so beautiful?,” “Gosh, I’ve never seen you look more rested,” “You look so revitalized,”, “Are you in love, or what?,” ” I’ve never seen you look so good.” It was amazing to me that even though my new look was such a masterpiece of perfection, that got constant raves about my “glow,” “youthful look, and “unbelievable change,” yet nobody came to the automatic realization that I had received a facelift. My neck, my jowls, my eyes, my skin surface – everything was improved and enhanced beautifully and naturally. Today, 6 years since Dr. Rawnsley performed my facelift, I’ve known my new husband for 7 years and we’re celebrating our 5-year wedding anniversary. My face in our wedding album photos is what I dreamt of. My face reflects happiness, radiance, youth and beauty. My daughters, other family members, and friends, all say that I look like I’m 10 or 15 years younger. What I love most, is that they don’t talk about my facelift or the “work I had done.” Instead, they rave about the results and how the me they love and the personality they know is amplified in my face, and they don’t focus on a medical reason connected to my face looking the way it does. Dr. Rawnsley gave me the face that any bride (especially a 54 year old bride) would want to see in her wedding album. I SEE MY INSIDES SHOWING ON MY OUTSIDES – AND THIS, TO ME, IS IN LARGE PART, DUE TO DR. RAWNSLEY’S MASTERPIECE!