I've wanted this procedure done for SO LONG, I...
So I booked a big surgery trip to Thailand, 3 surgeries in one (breast aug. and alarplasty). I will write more about the others later, I just want to focus on the eyes right now.
I was told I would be awake for this surgery. Talk about freaking out!!! I would apparently be drowsy but still able to function and I would have a local anesthetiser in my face so not actually feel any pain. Right. Sounds like something out of a horror movie to be honest.
The surgeon did the alarplasty and eye bags in the same surgery and the breasts later. It took an hour and a half for the first surgery. I was lying on the table and the doctor was marking my nostrils at the points he was going to cut and I looked down and saw a nurse with a syringe full of gel/liquid, next thing I know, I felt like I was in some kind of trippy video game! It was the funniest feeling, like a dream.
Then I woke up a few minutes later to the feeling of the doctor cutting in my general eye area. And it smelled like burning! I asked him "are you burning my eyelashes off?" And he replied "no, it's an electric knife" it was very small and thin, like a pencil. Then I felt a big of pressure around my eye bag area and sort of winced and pulled back a bit & he told me he was removing the fat. It didn't really hurt, there were just a few moments of pressure and a tiny bit of pain. I the. Asked if he'd already done my nose (I sort of thought I'd be awake for the whole 1.5 hours) and he said he'd done it already! And that was the end of the surgery!!!
Now I'm recovering, 2 days later. I look like I've been beaten up pretty bad, there are stitches all along the bottom line of my lashes. I am not in any pain! Even my nose! I just can't smile right now, I feel a lot of pressure on my face and my eyes are a bit weepy but I am cleaning them every few hours and my room is air conditioned, whenever I go outside they weep more. Stay tuned for another update, after the stitches are out!
4 days later
I ALSO FORGOT to mention, just after the surgery, for about 5 - 8 minutes, my eyes went through crazy spasms! It was kinda funny actually. When i opened my eyes for the first time, they just sort of went a little weird. My eyes, eyebrows, the whole area was trying to come to terms with what happened i think. Not painful, just awkward.
2 weeks after surgery
I'm alternating scar gel and the gel i got from the hospital, cleaning every few hours (i reeeally want the scars to go away) but i think it's healing really well only 2 weeks post op. I can wear make up over the top if i go out but i don't like doing it for more than a couple hours at a time. First shift back at work in 2 days! I wonder what workmates will think/say...
Dr Suthat is a man of few words but he's very good at his job. I've been to Thailand twice to see him and would never see another doctor. I only gave him 3 stars for bedside manner because he literally came in, had a look & rushed out, but he is the best surgeon at the hospital.