My goals were to fix mild asymmetry and hooding of my eyes while maintaining a subtle, natural look. I am absolutely thrilled and so glad I did it. I am a "nature girl" on a budget, so I am selective about what I choose to do to myself, relying mostly on a healthy lifestyle and good genes to look youthful and natural, but the results of this surgery are beautiful---very natural, subtle,... more
After looking at my "tired eyes" for so many years I decided to look into having my droopy eyelids fixed. I did some research online and came across Dr. Kapadia's website. He also came recommended by my optometrist. 1 week after surgery I am already thrilled with the results. For the first time in over 10 years I actually can see my eyelids. The surgery was so easy, never felt a thing! ... more
I am extremely happy with the surgery Dr. Mitesh Kapadia performed on my right eyelid. Before surgery, a droopy lid made my right eye appear half the size of my left eye when I smiled. A different doctor had attempted twice to correct the problem with no improvement whatsoever. Dr. Kapadia explained that the surgical procedure does not always result in a perfect outcome, but his result was... more
I've always had a bit of a hooded eye, and as I got older it go more and more noticeable. My husband kept asking me, "are you okay?", "are you tired?" -- when in reality I felt great. I take pride in my appearance, and my eyelids were making me look old and grouchy. It got to the point where I was losing some peripheral vision on the left side, and applying mascara was impossible because my... more
Ok, it is today. I've been researching & researching on the boards and today is the day. I stated getting consults in 2006 when I was in esthetics school, with an otolaryngologist/plastic surgeon in2010, a formal consult with an oculopast surgeon in 2011, a the head of plastic surgery in 2013 and then last week I woke up and listened to the recording I made of the oculopast.
So after I... more
Been thinking about getting surgery for a few years now. The puffiness used to come and go so I kept thinking, I'm OK. These days the puffiness under my eyes is there 90percent of the time and it's progressively getting worse, no matter how much I sleep. The saggy upper eyelids have been there awhile but I somehow got used to looking at myself that way and said, oh well, I'm old. But having... more
I wanted to have the surgery performed because I still am working and am out in the business world. Younger and younger people are being hired to do the job that I do and I felt that my eyelids gave me an overall appearance of being tired and older. I needed to look refreshed for work and for life! The outcome has been dramatically positive. I was recently given a promotion and receive many... more
Okay, I'm 57 and never thought I would have something like this done. Honestly, I used to think only vain, shallow women or celebrities would opt for cosmetic surgery...but so much for foolish notions and my formerly judgmental self! Catching my very tired visage in department store mirrors, or worse, seeing me in candid photos my kids took, prompted me to scour RealSelf for what sort of... more
I went to one of the most respected eye surgeons in the country in Massachusetts, who specializes in eyelid surgery. He basically deformed the lower lids blepharoplasty surgery to the point, where I am unrecognizable to people who've known me all of life. It's been a truly horrifying experience for me, my family, to say the least.It's been nothing short of a living nightmare for me since... more
Everyone thinks I look fantastic, but no one ever ask me if I have had something done. I don't think anything speaks higher of a Dr's work. It is like he made 10 years disappear without the slightest hint that I had "work done." I am a very private person, and don't like to tell my secrets, but it would be selfish if I didn't give credit where credit is do. By the way, my surgery was over... more
This procedure could not have been more simple with fantastic results. You should know that you do have bruising for almost 2 weeks post procedure but the second week you can easily cover with make up. The only discomfort was when the local anesthetic was used and really it was only seconds. During the entire procedure Dr. Kapadia talked to me and had music playing, before I knew it it was... more
It's the morning of day two. Swelling but very little bruising. My vision is a bit blurry due to the swelling but I have zero pain. I have not taken pain meds since last night and woke up pain free. We'll see how it goes as the day wears on. I did take Arnica before surgery, do not smoke and abstained from alcohol for a week before(argh:)) I think all that helped with the minimal bruising. The... more
My experience with upper and lower lid surgery with Dr. Kapadia was fantastic. I'm thrilled with the results. For more on Dr Kapadia, read my physician review. I highly recommend him and the procedure. It was a piece of cake, painless, recovery was easy, and I never needed any pain meds or even Tylenol afterward. I had severe under eye bags and some upper lid puffiness. I felt like... more
Heaviness and drooping with upper eyelids which increases with chronic migraine episodes. Procedure being covered by medical insurance. i am currently taking products from Vitamedica - Arnica Montana 30X HPUS, Clinical Support Multi, bromelain with quercetin, and recovery cream in preparation of surgery.
An hour out or so... Slightly blurred vision, some tightness in closing eyes. Twilight... more
I'm in my mid-20's and had this in-office procedure last week for naturally droopy eyelids. Dr. O'Sullivan wrapped me up "like a Q-tip" and I slept blind over night (and most of the next day) which completely speed-rocketed my recovery! Within 3 days I had zero bruising on my left eye and within 7 days I had zero bruising on my right eye - and the main bruising was blood that had just settled... more
I could not be happier with the results of the lid surgery. I get complements from people that have known me for many years. They say things like, 'you look like you are so well rested', 'you look so much younger'.
Post-op was nearly painless. I would recommend the procedure to anyone who has the same eyelid issue that I had. more
So glad I had this done. Had an upper blepharoplasty and ecstatic about the results. Dr. Darrow is a true artist. It has been 2 months since I had it done and you can't see the scars without scrutinizing and knowing what you are looking for even without makeup.
I did not follow post-procedure instructions very well with traveling right away etc. but still turned out beyond my expectations... more
I am a 48 year old male and it really hit me hard two years ago how large the bags under my eyes had gotten. I started doing research on the internet to see if there was a surgical solution to the problem and it appeared that there was. Initially though the thought of someone performing surgery on my eye area was daunting enough to where I felt I probably wouldn't go through with it. At the... more
10 years ago I had surgery on the right side of my face which resulted in facial nerve issues. My right eye was very tired & droopy. Dr. Kapadia was able to fix this problem with minor surgery. It is such a relief to no longer push my eyebrow up at the end of the day to keep my lid from shutting. I wish I had seen Dr. Kapadia earlier. As I am in sales & this small surgery has certainly... more
I went to see Dr. Townsend because my best friend said the was "the man". (She went to him a few years ago and she looks great.)
I loved him, his nurse, the people at the desk, everyone. My upper lids were sagging and I had bags under my eyes. He submitted my surgery to my insurance company and they paid for my upper lids. I had to pay for my lower lids but he gave me a great deal.
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