Erica Scott: Life, Love and Spanking

Ruminations, opinionated observations, darkly humorous blathering and the occasional rant from an outspoken spanko and unapologetic attention wh–, um, hog.

OT: The official “before and after” photos

I refer to them as “official” because they are the photos my surgeon took, for his records and for his website. He took several pictures before the procedure, and then at five months, he took the same photos. I just accessed them recently and was able to download them.

These are no-frills shots — no makeup, no special lighting, no effects. And he specifically asked for no smiling, not even the hint of one. I haven’t done anything on my own to these pictures. This is ME, kids. Well, this next one was me:

presurgery (1)

There is no escaping the saggy neck, the droopy mouth, the beginning of jowls. I was feeling perfectly fine when this was taken, but I look tired and pissed off.

And now, the same pose, five months later. (It’s been eight months now, so I’ve healed even more, but this will give you some idea.)

postsurgery (2)

As you can see, I had him remove the mole in the middle of my left cheek, but not the one under my eye. Sorry, Mom. That one stays.

So, was it worth the cost, the pain, the swelling, the bleeding, the numbness, the headaches, the paralyzed eyebrow, the temporary hair loss, and all that other nastiness? You betcha. Because now I look a little more like how I feel. I don’t have that shock anymore — “Who the hell is that old bag and what did she do to my face?? — when I look in the mirror.

John, bless his heart, says I look thirty. No, honey. I do not look thirty. Love is blind, as they say. But at this stage of life, I’ll happily take forty, forty-five. ๐Ÿ™‚

Busy weekend ahead, and I still have a lot of work to finish, so I’m outta here. Have a great weekend, y’all.

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27 thoughts on “OT: The official “before and after” photos

  1. Jadelyn Mathias on said:

    Hi Erica – I like you’re pics ๐Ÿ™‚ You always look BEAUTIFUL โ™กโ™กโ™กโ™กโ˜†โ˜†โ˜†โ˜† I agree with John, You do look 30 ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you both a great weekend.Much Love and hugs always from naughty girl Jade/ Emily Jean


  2. Anonymous on said:

    You look amazing .


  3. Jade — trust me, I don’t, but thanks, honey.

    Anonymous — thank you so much. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. David on said:

    Looks really good! Well done


  5. A. Lurker on said:

    Wow! What an amazing change. It looks like they took about 15 years off & even made you look more relaxed and happy.


  6. Ariel on said:

    You look fabulous, and it made you happy, which always makes one look good. Plus you take very good care of everything else – the gym, the good behavior with what seems to be healthy diet. Thought of you at Whole Foods, BTW, when I noticed chocolate-covered bacon bar and started shuddering.


  7. The surgeon did a fabulous job. The changes are subtle but effective.



  8. Th quote Billy Crystal’s Fernando character: You look marvelous. Absolutely marvelous.


  9. R. — thank you! I will happily take the 15-year estimate!

    Ariel — I do try to eat healthfully, but I do have a weakness for sweets, especially chocolate. (But not with bacon and chili powder in it, for Chrissake!)

    Hermione — this guy’s a whiz. I would heartily recommend him to any of my friends.

    Mike — thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€


  10. It was worthwhile, Erica.


  11. Anyone named John is speaking the truth. Hermione is right; subtle but significant. Now, please post an “after” in the same pose with a smile. I bet it will be a knockout.


  12. MrJ — glad you think so.

    Jon — I will try to do that soon.


  13. A.E. Mouse on said:

    Reminds me of an old country song, “She don’t know she’s beautiful though time and time I told her so.”

    If you don’t know it then go to YouTube. You should see a lot of yourself in those less than grammatical lyrics.

    Anon E. Mouse


  14. Erica,

    You look lovely. Your surgeon did a fantastic job.



  15. I can’t believe I missed this post! You look wonderful, Erica! Also, I seem to recall Tom telling me that you look like you are in your 30’s when you let us a all see the first after picture you posted. ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. I thought you were beautiful before and I think you are still beautiful. I can see the difference in the photos and the main thing is that you are happy and satisfied. Thanks for sharing your blog.


  17. You’re beautiful either way! And you have a super cute nose!!! I have not been here much. Pretty much lost track of a lot of things over the last months. I’m glad to see you’re doing well.


  18. Kyrel on said:

    Very nice results Erica ๐Ÿ™‚
    Though I’ve previously voiced the oppinion that you didn’t need the surgery, I’ll gladly conceed that you look the better for it. Maybe not 30 (as you agree), but certainly in the 40’es.
    In any case the most important thing is that you seem to be happy with the result ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. Craig Aych on said:

    Seeing you in person I can tell you two things: 1. you look great, 2. it looks like you’ve done nothing, which I mean as a compliment to your surgeon.


  20. Craig — thanks. That’s exactly what I wanted; the best cosmetic surgery is the one where you just look good, not obviously altered.


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