After reading so many stories of heartbreak and disappointment I was more than a little nervous to undergo an upper Bleph procedure. After all, you can't put skin back once it's removed. But my upper eyelids were interfering with my peripheral vision so I had to do something.
Dr. Johl is the Ocular Plastics Surgeon provided by my HMO so I was also nervous about that. When it comes to this... more
Tired of my sagging lids making me look tired and older than I feel (I'm 52 but feel as good as I did at 25, really!). I wanted my outside to look as good as I feel on the inside, I guess. There's only so much you can try to conceal with makeup! Dr. Almonte did a face lift for me 2 years ago when he was at Lifestyle lift, (which turned out amazing) so when I received a notice that he now had... more
I had eyelid surgery done. Eyes are uneven and I was left with a stretch mark on my right eye where it was closed to tightly. I felt like I was on an assembly line at Kauffman and Clark and I paid a high price. They were all very nice there, but nice does not mean good. Dr Kauffman was not good at this procedure . I had read another complaint about his eye surgery and had disregarded it. Big... more
After many years of being asked if I were my girlfriends' mother, I decided to get the upper and lower eyelid surgery and shortly thereafter, a lower face and neck lift. Dr. Mabourakh was so kind and gentle. He is an excellent surgeon and his office team are fun and very personable who made me feel at home. My 30 year old son saw me after my recovery and told me I looked at least 15 years... more
At 56 years old and having recently lost 35 pounds, my upper eyelids were sagging and sat on my eyelashes making it difficult to keep my eyes open wide enough to see properly. The opthamologist in the my insurance medical group referred me to a their oculoplastic surgeon and treatment for ptosis. The two who practice in my area were out on leave so I opted to travel two hours to the next... more
This is something i needed to have done since my teen years- my eyes were so puffy and baggy, they weighed down on my eyeballs. I was always being asked if i was tired or angry. As i got older the problem got worse.
A friend told me about Dr Clutter & suggested i set up a consult. He explained everything and i was comfortable booking surgery. The surgery itself was a couple of hours-... more
The excess skin on my eyelids made me look and feel tired and older than I am. I started thinking about blepharoplasty when I was in my late 40's. Finally, at age 53 I decided to go for it, and all I can say is that I wish I had done it much sooner. I was extremely anxious up to and on the day of the procedure but Dr. Kaniff and his staff were extremely patient and did everything possible... more
Was tired of looking tired - and although my Mom is beautiful at 70, not quite ready to look like her just yet at 48. I did Botox for a whil to keep my brows from making me look angry, but I needed more. My primary complaint was the sad puppy dog upper eyes, but went for the lowers at the same time because I figure it was just a matter of time before I wanted to do that too.
The procedure... more
It's all about being able to look at myself in the mirror and like what I see. Coworkers would say I looked tired, sleepy and sad. My eyelids were droopy. Now I look alive and alert. The best thing is that I notice it on myself. The fact that others notice is just a bonus. My motivation and personal goal was I wanted to feel good about myself. I am very happy with the outcome. I now feel more... more
I had Dr. Berris do lower eyelid surgery due to deep tear troughs that always made me look tired and old at 45. He did an outstanding job, I healed very quickly, with beautiful lasting results. I always felt that I was in very experienced hands. It has now been 8 years since the procedure, and I have no complaints whatsoever with the results. I need an upper eyelid lift this time, and I won't... more
VERY dissatisfied with eyelid surgery. How friendly the office staff is has nothing to do with the doctor's skill level and ability. I am disfigured and have gone through two subsequent surgeries to try and fix the damage but my eyes are different shapes and sizes now which most likely cannot be changed. I would not recommend this doctor for any sort of facial surgery. more
My upper lid was actually starting to obstruct my vision and I looked "tired" in photographs but I was concerned that I might end up looking startled or scared as can sometimes happen. Dr. T's results were amazing but unnoticed but all but the few I told. more
Mainly, I urge you NOT to go through w/ this surgery. Only now do I see that MOST of the online articles say that the MOST COMMON problem is asymmetry! Gee, too bad this was not emphasized to me in advance.
Now I feel disfigured, embarassed, ashamed. I am sick every time I look in the mirror. Yes, I had a board certified p.s. Big deal. I'm still disfigured, depressed, sick.Did it... more
I normally am very afraid of surgeries and clinics. The clean smell of a hospital or a clinic freaks me out totally and i chicken out even for a flu shot. The only other thing that freaked me out more than needles is my eyes. I had very swollen eyelids and i knew that to get rid of this problem, i had to battle by surgery fear.So, with all my courage i went and met a very nice doc here in Ca.... more