First I have to say that Dr. Shumway and all of his staff have always been friendly and willing to answer any of my questions or concerns which has helped to put me more at ease. It has only been two months since my surgery at the time of this review posting so I still have a little more healing to do. One of the best decisions that I have ever made was when I decided to have Dr. Shumway perform my lower (2/3) face and circumferential (front and back) neck lift surgery. At 64 years of age I take good care of my health and fitness, as well as pride in my appearance. However, I got to the point where I felt the need to have my sagging lower face and neck (front and back) lifted surgically. Dr. Shumway is not only a gifted surgeon, he also has an exceptional eye for the type of detail required to perform the surgery in a way that yielded natural looking results with a minimal amount of scarring for me. Dr. Shumway had me come in on a weekly basis for the first 5 weeks following the surgery in order to monitor my progress, remove stitches and implement certain techniques that are available that would help to minimize swelling and/or scarring as needed in the early stages of healing. He takes pride in doing whatever is required for the best possible results. He seemed to care about my wellbeing throughout the process and is very likeable, “down to earth” and easy to talk with. For those of you who don’t have a friend or relative that is available or able to give you a ride home after the surgery, stay with you for the first 24 hours and give you a ride back to the doctor’s office for a follow-up the next day, Dr. Shumway’s office staff will help to get you in contact with one of the “care giver” services that they highly recommend. Julie Russell was the “care giver” that I used and I feel that for the peace of mind of having someone who has emergency medical and general nursing skills which are applicable to the post-operative recovery experience is well worth the additional fee rather than having a friend or relative who might feel uncomfortable trying to handle any unforeseen situations. I found Julie to be helpful with a number of “do’s” and “don’ts” as well as keeping track of my medication times, etc. She was intelligent and very easy to get along with. She brought her own food and provisions as well. She even had a blood pressure monitor if needed. I would ask for her again if I needed that service in the future. I will be shown in the “before” and “after” photos. My shaved head in the “before” photo was a personal preference at the time. However no shaving of any hair is required for any face and neck lift procedures. I would definitely use Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in the future if needed and would recommend this service to anyone.