I noticed that my upper eyelids had become "hooded" over the last year or so. My eyes naturally go down at the sides but recently it looked as though I were tired all the time. I am one month post surgery-NO scarring, NO change in my appearance other than I look better rested AND I can see a bit better! JUST what I wanted.
Here is a pic of my eyes before (as requested)! The question was... more
In general, I was having a difficult time finding a skilled surgeon in the Bay area to do my blepharoplasty, which was necessary for medical conditions. For example, the surgeon that I found at a well known institute had not done it on someone my age before and only did the surgery once a month. I was being very specific in what I was looking for - not only did I want my medical condition... more
I consulted with Dr. Lynn Chiu-Collins and two other well respected surgeons when I was looking for a solution to my increasingly puffy lower eyelids. Dr. Lynn Chiu-Collins far surpassed her competition by taking the time to explain the causes of my condition and the possible solutions. Her level of expertise, amount of experience, and sensibility made me very comfortable and it was an easy... more
My surgery (Upper Bleph) is scheduled for this coming Friday 06/20/14 and I'm starting to have "cold feet". Is this normal? I did my research and trust the doctor. But after reading some of the reviews on this site, my main concern is the healing of the scars... Any advice will be really appreciated... or just to know there are other people in the similar situation.... more
I cannot speak highly enough of Dr Ransom and Dee Roby! Simply the best surgery experience I could have hoped for! I'm 47 and my upper eyelids had becoming increasingly heavier since I was 40. I spent a couple of years seeing different surgeons, having consultations and researching their backgrounds and checking reviews. No doubt some of them were great surgeons but I never felt the immediate... more
LOVE my results from Dr. Ransom. I had wanted an upper bleph for a long time (droopy lids run in my family), and I was immediately comfortable with Dr Ransom.
Definitely worthwhile, and I am very pleased with the outcome.
I chose Dr Ransom because of great results from his past patients, and his strong academic background. more
I've always had bags under my eyes (since I was in elementary school), but it was the over eye droopiness was bugging me. The tired state of my eyes especially bothered me when I was applying makeup. I was nervous about scarring my face and/or (based on before/after photos I've seen), not particularly improving the situation. My eyes look better 4 weeks post-op, and I think they're still... more
I have battled with Graves Disease for the past 2 years. It has completely destroyed my self confidence. I would not wish this disease on my worse enemy. I've noticed over the last 2 years that there really isn't a lot of testimony or bloggers on the internet detailing their experience with Graves. So I've decided to use this forum to due just that. To make a very long story short, my eyes... more
I had an eye lift and fat removed under my eyes by Dr Delgado several years ago. Im surprised so many people have written in with rave reviews. My experience was a bit less so. I was happy with the bag removal but the eye lift was a horrific experience. He promised to remove a double crease on one eye (didn't happen) and he left bumps at the edge of the crease line which were really noticeable... more
Sagging eyes are a family trait, so after having had a lower blepharoplasty 10 years ago at age 30 outside of the US, it was now time for the upper blepharoplasty.
I did my homework researching options in the San Francisco Bay area, and chose Dr. Rajagopal for her experience, convenient location and reasonable pricing.
The whole process was a pleasure, from the initial complementary... more
Had alot of fat in the inside corner of my eyes, as I got older it got worse, terrible to look at. Also very wrinkled eye lids. Can't say enough good about my surgery. The outcome is incredible. I look very much younger at 58 and everyone has noticed a change even in my personality. I feel so much better about myself. more
I just had my upper eyelids done today. I did it because I felt I looked tired and didn't like the crepey skin on my eyelids. I just turned 47 I take very good care of myself I exercise everyday, but cant stop the aging process to the face.
I was so excited to finally have the procedure done. It was not painful, going to the dentist is worse in my opinion. I had the surgery done under... more
I had eylid surgery 6 years ago and was recently diagnosed with Lagophthalmos which is a condition of the eylids not completely closing. This is a very serious condition and can lead to loss of vision. Unless you have loss of vision due to overhanging lids don't do it. more
I did a lot of research before deciding on the doctor to do my surgery. He turned out to be the one my regular doctor recommended. The whole experience from start to finish was a positive one. My eyes are no longer half closed and the fat underneath my eyes is gone. They no longer look tired. The cheek implants look so natural I can't believe it. After surgery I was given some pills for... more
Pros: Improved periferal vision. Awake look. Stress and weight on eyes due too excess fat in lids are gone!Cons: Hard to achieve desired look unless discussed in detail with doctor. Make sure that you discuss the precise shape your eyes will achieve.Personally I don't have any complaints about the surgery or results. I went to Dr. R who's situated in San Francisco. She is truly gifted, is al more
Hello, I had Blepharoplasty done to help relieve discomfort on eyes from eyelashes, done in the summer of 2009.Pros: Better Vision; PainlessCons: Recuperation periodI have just recently had blepharoplasty of both of my eyelids to help lift the eyelashes, which were causing discomfort and vision issues. However, the right side has remained swollen while theleft side has healed normally. It more