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Options for Under Eyes After Upper Eye Bleph ?
- posted 3 years ago
- updated 9 months ago
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- Cost: $200
- New Jersey
I recently had an upper eye bleph which...
- 6 Nov 2009
I recently had an upper eye bleph which dramatically improved my appearance . My lids were so droopy that I didn't remember what it looked like to see the sky ...no kidding ! They were so bad that my insurance paid for upper lid surgery.
Now that they are done and I am able to see better , I am noticing that under my eyes look tired and sunken . Can you recommend some fillers or fat transfer that would be appropriate for me ? Do I need a lower lid bleph or can I get away with fillers for now ? Thanks !
Pros : This took years off of my face at 52 I...
- 8 Nov 2009
Pros : This took years off of my face at 52 I can see an amazing difference in the before and after. I can see so much better not just up but left and right . I did not realize how little I was seeing ...it was like I had a baseball cap on for years but didn't realize it. I feel so good when I look in the mirror and see a younger image. I actually went to the eye doctor for latisse and he told me I needed this surgery! I had no idea how much I needed it until it was over and all of the swelling went away about 3 weeks later.
Cons : I really don't have any ...would do it again in a heartbeat. It was very difficult ...I am a nurse and had to go back to work on Monday after surgery on the previous Thursday evening which only gave me 3 days to recover. I felt lousy and looked worse ! lol ..I bruised very badly and was really embarrassed !
Pros ~I can see again , I look way better than I...
- 3 Jan 2010
Pros ~I can see again , I look way better than I had pre-op and am having fun applying shadows where I could not at all before , due to having no upper lid showing.
Cons~I wish there had been more skin removed from my lids, under eyes seem to look more hollow.
What can I do for under eyes now that upper lids...
- 6 Jan 2010
What can I do for under eyes now that upper lids have been done ?
-- Updated on Jan 3, 2010:
It has been 4 months since my upper lid bleph and all is healed. However I notice that there is still a significant amount of skin that now folds over the incision line , more on the left eye than the right. Even when my eyes are closed there is skin that is covering the suture line. It shows the most at the outside corners where the suture line extends past my eye.
Would it be out of the question to ask my surgeon to do a scar revision and remove that excess skin ? Would I be required to pay for a whole new procedure? Of course I understand I would have to pay for local anesthesia , use of office etc but don't want to pay for a bleph .
My eyes are back to looking tired and droopy , although I can see better , I want them to look as best as they can .
I feel embarrassed to ask my doctor but I really want the incision line to be fixed. Would love to hear input on this ...thanks !
My Doctor: name not provided
My doctor was awesome. I think because he is an eye surgeon and performed many visual tests my insurance company paid for my surgery. Probably they would not have done so if I had gone for only cosmetic reasons but I'm not sure ...just make sure if you need this surgery to ask your plastic surgeon to send you for visual field exams.