In my family everyone has hooded eyelids. The type of eyelids that just sit right on top of your eyelashes. The type of eyelids you cannot put any eyeshadow or eyeliner on, because it just looks terrible and smudge all over. The eyelid started to droop from the inner corner of the eye all the way making its way past the eye and ending its droop on the level of the end of the brow. On a good... more
I was tired of having people tell me I looked tired when I wasn't tired at all. My upper lids were sagging and my eyes looked sad and tired. The skin below my lower lids had some wrinkles and crepiness. After thinking about getting an upper bleph for over 5 years, I finally decided to do something about it. My fear of a possible bad outcome and going under anesthesia is what kept holding me... more
About five plus years ago the Dr. Decided to put a material called evolence under my eyes. Without my knowledge that it wasn't supposed to be put there, he did. He told me the only way to fix it was to do a blepheroplasty. It messed up my looks and my eyes, finally I let him try to fix it and it is like I'm living a nightmare. One eye is big, and pulling down. My eyes constantly tear to the... more
I'm a 66 yr old female who has been looking at droopy eyelids for many years. I avoided photos being taken and hated looking at an ever aging face...not normal aging but looking OLD and angry all the time. Saggy breasts didn't bother me, too much stomach fat didn't bother me, and even jowls didn't bother me the way my hanging eyelids did. I had been reading RealSelf for many months and... more
I decided to do upper eyelid surgery because puffy upper eyelids run in my family, and even though it just started to be an issue for me, I knew it would only get worse. I researched for a year and a half before selecting a doctor and doing the procedure. Amazing results! Not only do I feel like he "restored" my eyelids, I feel like the surgery left my eyes better than ever.
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I met Dr Hochstein when he just was taking over a practice in Hollywood and he always did a great job on my fillers. Then I booked the surgery for the chin implant and lipo. Now this week I have booked an upper lower eyelid at 46 and am very hopeful he will do the same high quality standard and professionalism he gave me back then. I travelled from Hawaii just to see him.
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Since my late 20s I have heard comment after comment about how tired I look or how I need a good vacation or a good night's sleep. I was unhappy with constantly agreeing, even though I had just had a good 11 hours of sleep! It's hard to tell an acquaintance, co-worker, friend (or my grandmother) "no, I slept great, I just have a genetic predisposition to under eye bags". How do they... more
I have wanted this done for a long time now, because I have always had puffy lower lids. I had a gastric sleeve earlier this year and have lost right at 60 lbs now. With the drastic weight loss my skin on my face has become more loose and droopy so my eyes have become more pronounced with the excess skin and puffiness. I thought it was time to do something about it, because all the cosmetic... more
1. Done under local anesthesia, which brings the cost down but also means that you hear everything: the skin cutting, the cauterizing. It takes about one hour per eye.
2. My surgeon also relocated fat pads; it makes sense to do this at the same time, and is a straight-forward cut and tuck. But, this means that instead of just a skin pinch, you have your lower lid skin stretched and trauma... more
On Friday sept 6th I had upper and lower blepharoplasty with DR.John Michael Thomassen...This was something I never thought I'd do but after seeing pictures of myself at a wedding ..I couldn't believe how puffy my eyes looked !! AND it did not go away!! I found Dr.T on groupon..I fell in love with HIM his STAFF and the whole idea of getting BLEPHAROPLASTY !!! it was truly a wonderful... more
Dr. Felder had performed eyelid surgery on a friend of mine, and the outcome was so natural that I definitely wanted to get my eyelids done with him. The down time was 3 days, and I got no bruising and very little swelling. The results are amazing - I look Iike myself, but 10 years younger. Thank you, Dr. Felder. more
I met with Dr. Thomassen a few months ago to discuss my eyes and what his views are on surgery for me. He recommended a I wait a bit so that the surgery would be most productive. I really appreciated the consultations with Dr. Thomassen he was very thorough and took his time with me to explain the surgery and the benefits. I am looking forward to the procedure in March and will post pics -... more
I had both upper/lower bleph done last week, 10 days today. I read alot before , specially on realself and it was very informative and prepared me very well for pre and post surgery.
In my opinion, the outcome depends on many factor...First of all , you have to expect to look really bad for the next few days following your surgery or so, or week....When i read the comments, people seem... more
I had upper eyelid surgery and a fullface laser with Total FX laser about a year ago with Dr. Felder, in Fort Lauderdale. I am soooo very happy with the results. The laser was not very painful afterward and healed pretty quickly. The upper lids took a couple weeks for the swelling to go down, but now look like I was born with them! more
I felt my eye lids looked tired and made me look older. Couldn't wear mascara. It was like I had a hood on my eyes. It was the final peace to the "aging" puzzle.
After my recovery from lipo, fat grafting and the tightening of my arm pits, I decided to add eye lid surgery to the mix. Call me crazy! I was assured that this procedure would be painless and easy. So, I must say it... more
I had a blepharoplasty done about 2 years ago to reduce the saggy skin from under my eyes which I felt made me look much older than I felt. The procedure was done under local anaesthesia, which turned out to be very painful.Although I had the standard post-op visits and applied the cold compresses etc., my face became quite swollen about a couple of weeks after surgery, and the swelling... more
I wanted to do this surgery because I was tired of looking "tired". The pros were that the "bags" under my eyes are gone. The con is that I feel like my eye shape has changed and I'm not sure if this is for good.Will this change the shape of my eye? It has been 5 weeks and my eyes look round. more