I am a 44 year old Nurse Practitioner with heavy...
I am a 44 year old Nurse Practitioner with heavy bags under my lower eyelids for at least 15 years. I've been told that I look young for my age, but at the same time, how tired I look. The procedure itself was quite easy, taking approximately one hour under general anesthesia. I was immediately able to see the difference postoperatively. I had very little bruising and absolutely no pain. I am currently two weeks postoperative and have already been told that I look 15 look younger by multiple people. I can't be happier. I found that arnica Montana and bromaline were very helpfull as well as eating pineapple for decreasing bruising and swelling. I also slept sitting upright for a week. I agree with other people on this site, make sure you pick the right surgeon for this procedure because it could easily go wrong. Dr. Deluca answered any questions and responded very quickly to any concerns I had postoperatively. I couldn't be happier with the outcome so far, and I know I will only continue to improve.
4 weeks out now and still healing. I can now feel...
4 weeks out now and still healing. I can now feel the incision lines are firming up and swelling when waking up in morning is minimal. I still have small area of bruise and swelling under right eye due to my sister accidentally hitting me post op.. Dr. Told me this eye would heal one week later than left, which was correct. Btw, I labeled my one picture one week after surgery which was incorrect, it was 3 days after surgery. Will have follow up with surgeon in 2 more weeks. Still happy with my decision. See updated photo.
It's amazing how on a daily basis, at 5.5 weeks...
It's amazing how on a daily basis, at 5.5 weeks I'm still seeing changes and improvements. The best thing I can say to anyone considering this surgery or that is early in recovery is, be patient and allow healing to take place, bc you WILL improve. It is unfortunate to read some of the stories on this site. I'm so grateful that I had such great results. On a bright note, I was proofed at Applebee's when trying to buy a margarita. That made my week! I tried to put a different light picture for my update, no more bruising, mild swelling.
2 months post op
2 months post op. had my follow up with Dr. Deluca and he was very pleased. I feel that I'm totally recovered at this point and whatever healing continues to occur is icing on the cake. My final statement is that I do recommend this surgery, but only after you research your surgeon and make sure you are prepared mentally to go through it. I went in knowing I would look beat up for a couple of weeks and that there would be months of recovery. If you keep that in mind, the results will come.
5 months post op
So still seeing changes and improvements. Very happy I did the surgery with absolutely no regrets. Turned 45 in July, and no one believes me, but the best part is, no one asks me if I'm tired or in a bad mood since the day I had the surgery. I was asked on a regular basis. I still eat pineapple everyday and still take one bromaline daily. I figured it doesn't hurt through a long hot summer, I don't want any swelling, I'd rather keep the swelling down to avoid wrinkles.