I noticed in my mid to late 30's that I started to look tired all the time. Even though I was refreshed, I would still have family members and coworkers ask if I was tired. My upper eye lids were looking more heavy and hooded, and the bottoms were developing bags. No creams, serums, lotions or potions were going to fix this. It was time to start researching bleph surgery (hence where RealSelf... more
I had a lower blepharoplasty and resurfacing done with Dr. Smith this summer. I had heard my cousin speak wonders about him after he treated her skin cancer. I did my online research as well and I saw he had great experience. Dr. Smith was very easy to talk to, which I believe was what I liked best about him. Although he’s this doctor with all these accomplishments, he spoke to me as an... more
I have a busy career and just looked tired. Dr Mike is an amazing facial surgeon - really an artist. Very down to earth and all about a fresh natural looking result. I'm a week after the surgery now and I cannot tell you the different. I look really rested and fresh and about 10 years younger. I was off work for a week and got more swelling than I expected but hardly any bruising. ... more
I had "hooded" upper eyelids that made me look old and tired. My mom had had a facelift by Dr. Sullivan and had a spectacular (natural and youthful-looking) outcome. I decided to have Dr. Michael Sullivan do my surgery as well, and my outcome was perfect--a natural and youthful look. Ten years later, my eyes still look great, and people are shocked that I have ever had surgery because I... more
First, I had my upper AND lower eyes done. The uppers were starting to get hoody and I was getting bags under my eyes. I scared myself when I looked in the mirror:) I was a little apprehensive - undergoing any kind of surgery is scary - but everything turned out perfect! No aftereffects from anesthesia, no pain (for me, anyway), and within seven days I was able to take off the sunglasses:)... more
Dr. Mike did my upper and lower eyelids 10 years ago. This was a painless procedure and well worth the cost.. It was a big improvement. They still look wonderful. I also get botox and fillers regularly. People think my 30 year old son is my husband. Thanks to the Sullivan Centre I hope to continue to look the best I can forever. more
My procedure was upper eyelid surgery. the procedure took about 30 minutes, very quick. Recovery also very quick. Very important to keep your head elevated, eat lots of pineapple or take over the counter proteolytic enzyme bromelain pineapple (this helps with bruising) and keep a good stock of frozen peas in baggies 20 min on and 20 min off. Very important to take care of yourself. Sorry I... more
I had upper blepharoplasty done on 12/22 because I have always disliked the hooding and puffiness of my upper eyelids. The made me look tired when I was not. It has only been eight days, but I am beginning to regret having it done.
The healing process has been different than I expected. I spent hours doing research and almost all of the reviews and photos of upper bleph spoke of and showed... more
I'm at 5 weeks after upper eyelid surgery. I was awake and really didn't know I would be! Had muscle, fat, and skin (of course) taken. Eyelids came to the tip of my eyelashes and now my eyes are so open! (I'm 56.) Insurance paid.
Had very little bruising and swelling except had allergic reaction at day 3 to my salve. Woke up with awful swelling and itching. Changed salve and ok... more
I had both upper and lower eyelids done as part of a face and neck lift on May 23, 2011. I was so tired of not being able to wear eye makeup and not recognizing myself in the mirror. I iced my eyes and used saline compresses the first days after surgery and had very little swelling after the first 2 days.I used Tylenol 3 for pain the first 2 nights only. more
Not sure if this procedure is worth it. When the bandage came off my wife freaked. Was not expecting this much scarring/loose skin.My wife had her eye lifted recently and there is a lot of loose skin/scarring where the stitch was located. Her Doctor says that everything is fine but it has been 15 days since surgery and the swelling and loose puffy skin is still prev more
I had eyelid surgery last December. My left eyelid has much more skin in the upper eyelid than my right one. It looks weird and I hate it. My surgery did nothing for it and my surgeon tightened the muscle in my eye and now I cannot wear contacts anymore and it hurst. Is there anything that can be done?Can anything be done after a bad eye surgery? more