Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery Disaster - Boston, MA

I went to one of the most respected eye surgeons...

I went to one of the most respected eye surgeons in the country in Massachusetts, who specializes in eyelid surgery. He basically deformed the lower lids blepharoplasty surgery to the point, where I am unrecognizable to people who've known me all of life. It's been a truly horrifying experience for me, my family, to say the least.

It's been nothing short of a living nightmare for me since having the surgery done in 2009, all I want to do is hide my eyes, my face and wear sunglasses all of the time. Every night, I go to sleep since having this surgery and thinking it is a bad dream and then only I awake to find it is a reality, it isn't a dream, it is nothing short of a living nightmare.

I have been very depressed since having this eye surgery and even spoken with professionals about my feelings and thoughts of not wanting to live looking like this, do to low self-esteem, brought on by this surgeon and what he did to me!

He made and left prominent cuts which have left very visible scarring on both lower lids and made cuts that have also never healed properly to this day, making me look and feel like crap. He even tore parts, pieces of skin on my lower eye lids, leaving scarring which is very prominent.
Then he also carved out to much below my lower eyelids where he then had to backfill using a filler after the surgery which just looks horrible, I also had to pay him for the filler for his eye surgery mistakes. Then he made comments that I was taking up too much of his time and that he was losing more money by seeing me to fix his botched up blepharoplasty eye surgery that he did on me.

I don't even want to show my eyes and face in public, I'm embarrassed. I feel ugly and have been told so by some people, I had never ever heard this before in my entire life.

I've had people even say to me,... "what happened to you?", "what's happened to your face, your eyes?", "that doesn't even look like you anymore."

It's been a very embarrassing, humiliating, hurtful, depressing, angering past few years since having this surgery and what he did to me.

I have been very depressed ever since having this surgery and the horrible results made by this eye surgeon. I tried several times to go back to this surgeon within the first six months after the results and he was extremely rude, unprofessional, made many nasty comments to me, as well as many of his office staff, he didn't and they didn't want to accept any of the resposnibility for what he did to me, they just wanted me to go away.
Although two of the women at his office did admit, that the eye surgeon had made some mistakes and that I had complications because of it.

I have received several opinions from other eye surgeons within the United States and even abroad, who can't believe what this eye surgeon did to me.

In fact, one who knows this surgeons work said that he was shocked with what he saw and said that he should have never had done what he did to me, my eyes and what he's done to my eyes and my face.

The eyes are the focal point on the face, for which I used to receive compliments all of the time, now people look at me, when I don't have my sunglasses on, with a look of feeling sorry for me, that I have to walk around looking like I do.

Since this surgery my self esteem has been so low, becasue I am lacking the self confidence I once had. This eye surgeon took it all away from me, he has literally killed the person I once was and my spirit, which was a very positive, confident male, who could always hold his head high and be proud of who he was in every aspect of life.

Now, I just want to hide, not be out or seen in public and have had a very difficult time, not only personally, socially but also professionally in finding suitable employment anywhere.
This has had never ever happened to me ever before this eye surgery, anytime, everytime I would interview, I would always get the job, period! I been working as an IT professional for many, many years and my life since this surgery, has been nothing short of downward spiral!

I believe this surgeon should be held fully accountable for what he did to me and that I should receive full financial compenstaion for what this eye surgeon has taken from me, not only for the past four years, where I use dto earn a six figure plus salary and bonuses and have not since the eye surgery, but also for any/all emotional distress that he has inflicted on me.

I wished I had never gone to this eye surgeon and never had this eye surgery done by him. I wish my life was different and this was all just a bad dream, instead of a living nightmare, that I live every day of my life!"

Todd, I hope you are doing well. Do toy have any updates?
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Todd, if you decide to have a revision, Dr. Jonathan Hoenig in LA is an oculoplastic facial surgeon who is double board certified in both oculoplastic and facial cosmetic surgery & a fellow of the prestigious ASORPS. He is THE eye expert...people go to him from all over the world to have botched eye surgeries fixed. His reputation is impeccable. I have been researching eye surgery for years & have never read one single review about him that wasn't stellar. When I finally decide to get surgery, I will fly to LA to see him...there is no one else on earth I would trust my eyes to. You should check him out.
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Thank you for the referral. I will also have my wife, who is also a doctor, do diligence on Dr Hoenig. Glad to know that you've found someone that you can trust and feel comfortable enough to fix another doctors botched eye procedure and soory that you have to go through that. All the best.
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