When my husband passed away 19 months ago I knew there would be many emotional changes in my life. I never expected the physical changes, however. My eyes started drooping to the point where I had trouble seeing out of my right eye. My whole face became old and tired looking. We had been together almost 50 years (married for 48) and he was and is the love of my life. Seeing myself in the... more
Hi all. I finally decided to do my upper eyelids after getting sick and tired of looking "sick and tired" The uppers would hang over any make up applied and I looked half asleep everyday. I have had previous surgeries with Dr. Rankin and of course he was my "go to guy". I did go with a relative to her surgeon and got his opinion and was shocked to find he wanted to do upper and lower eye,... 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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Under general anesthetic everything is painless. The recovery was just as painless .. took an occasional Advil. The day after the surgery the dressing came off and my eye was quite puffy with very little bruising. The first 2 nights I placed an eye shield on my eye for protection. In fact there was hardly any bruising at all during the whole recovery. Some stitches were removed after 1 week... 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
Did it to look better. Had eye lid surgery done. The result was that one eye had lower eyelids than the other eye and the surgical line was completely missed on the eye with lower lids. He promised to fix since it was very noticeable and said can be done after the healing process. After waiting for two years for it to heal, he refused to fix this eye. Told me to seek another surgeon. more
Pros: Helps eliminate "tired" look; relatively easy procedure to recover from. Many experience a recovery time longer than the two weeks your PS will likely tell you to expect; looking acceptable in public and being completely healed are two different things, and many doctors don't distinguish for the patient. Cons: Might not eliminate *all* the excess skin around the eyes you might... more
I decided to get this done because my eyelid skin was pushing my eye lashes downward. This drove me crazy because each time I blinked my eyes, the lashes would poke me in the eye ball. I decided to not go under for the surgery. They told me it would take about an hour for both eyes so I did it with a "local". I was amazed at how easy that was.
Although I looked like I'd been... more