Upper and Lower Eyelift-looks Really Good After 5 Weeks - Barrington, IL

My upper and lower eyelids were very 'baggy' and I...

My upper and lower eyelids were very 'baggy' and I felt self-conscious about this. I originally was going to have a face lift and my eyes done at the same time, but only had my eyes done and I'm glad I decided to do it this way.

The surgery was really easy-it took about 2.5-3 hours under twilight. I was a little groggy afterwards. I never had any pain from the surgery and only took some Tylenol. But I had a lot of itching and eye watering which is fairly common. The only thing that would relieve the itching was ice cold compresses.

My bruising was fairly mild-I iced for two days and used warm compresses on the third day. My swelling has taken a while to go down, but I read that you really don't see final results for 4-6 months. I'm happy with the results so far. I see my doctor for my third post op check this week and I want to hear what he has to say. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat!

I still have a hard time putting on makeup because my eye lids are slightly numb. I did have an allergic reaction to some makeup and was put on steroids. That made the swelling go down faster and I recommend that all patients go on a steroid pack after surgery. It would have made my life easier.

My husband did comment that he didn't realize I would look so 'beat up' after surgery! I lost 25# before the surgery since I thought I was also having my face done. Now the problem is that I look gaunt so I want to talk to my dr. about options. That's one of the problems for me - I want to look perfect and my eyes will. But then I look at the rest of my face and think about what else I should do. My husband is putting a limit on me in terms of future surgery, but I hope to get around this obstacle! I can definitely see how someone can get addicted to plastic surgery!

I saw my dr. today, 1/26/10, and he said that my...

I saw my dr. today, 1/26/10, and he said that my progress is good for 5 weeks post op. Nothing is wrong and what I am experiencing is normal. There is still some swelling and inflammation. But I feel fine and it looks pretty good-better than before surgery. I see him again  in two months. Update at that time.

Almost three years later and my eyes look really...

almost three years later and my eyes look really good. yes, I've aged in three years but the puffiness and eyelid drooping is still gone! now I want more facial surgery since my eyes look great! I would definitely recommend Dr. Churchill to anyone wanting eye surgery. I actually had the surgery done twice b/c not enough skin was taken the first time, but that was fine b/c I told him that I didn't want to look like a deer in headlights! And I don't. I had a lot of itching after both surgeries and a suture popped a few days after surgery but it was definitely worth it!
Barrington Facial Plastic Surgeon

I asked people who they would recommend for upper and lower eyelid surgery and Dr. Churchill got outstanding recommendations. My doctor was great-very patient, answered all of my many questions. He only works on faces versus some surgeons who do faces, breasts, body, etc. I liked that part about him. If I were to get future surgery, I would only go to him. He's the 'go to' dr. in this part of the Chicago area .

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