Went and had an upper eyelid lift performed...
20 Mar 2014
Day of treatment
Went and had an upper eyelid lift performed yesterday, really glad I have finally had it done as I've been bothered by the uneven ness in my eyes since I was about fourteen. Only problem now is the scarring is really uneven and I'm worried that my eyes will heal terribly different. It's only one day post op though so we shall see.
Long over due update.
21 Dec 2014
9 months post
It's been about nine months now since I had my initial bletharoplasty done on my upper lids. As expected the left eye healed brilliantly from both a physical and aesthetic stand point whilst the right eye did not. I had the right eye revised about three months ago now and there is still a lot of excess skin present giving the eyes a very uneven look. Dr Lamb did the revision free of cost as he too was unhappy with the results. The last time I saw him, one month post revision op he told me that there was still a small sliver of skin to be removed to make the eyes totally even but to wait until feb 2015 before doing so to give the eye some time to heal. I am not exactly happy with the fact that I have had to have my eye done twice now with a third surgery looming as there is still a very visible redness to the scarring on right eye as opposed to the left which has healed beautifully and almost invisibly. Fingers crossed it's third time lucky with this pesky right eye. Will update with pictures soon.
Third revision booked.
17 Feb 2015
11 months post
I have a third revision for the right eye booked for the 12/3/2015. I will be doing it under local anaesthetic again. Not exactly looking forward to it but oh well, hopefully third time lucky and my eyes will finally be even. Dr Lamb is again doing this revision free of cost and has been a great help in my journey towards gaining the results I crave for my eyes aesthetically. The redness of the scarring has reduced immensely from the last revision and the left eye remains perfect with no redness present. Fingers crossed this last revision heals as well as all the previous surgeries as I am worried it will be too much trauma to the right eye and I will be left with redness/scarring forever.
Just had the third revision.
I just got home from having the third revision performed on my right eye, took a before picture for reference, will post before and after below, other than being a little bit sore and tired everything feels fine. Dr Lamb was great as always, the whole operation took less than thirty minutes and was a breeze besides having the local anaesthetic injected which was painful but to be expected, only took about thirty seconds though so it wasn't too bad. Hopefully third time is the charm and no more revisions will be needed.
Stitches come out in two days...
My eye didn't bruise/swell too badly but has been very itchy over the past three days. It's driving my crazy. I was also concerned as there was a bit of "gunk" on the incision line and what looks like bumps but it has settled over the past day or so and seems to be still healing. Stitches come out on Wednesday (today is Monday) so I will ask Dr Lamb then if it's anything to be concerned about. I will post a picture below to show the progress so far. I can already see that it looks pretty much even to my left eye so I am ecstatic about that. Fingers crossed it will heal and be just as great as my left eye worked out to be.
2 months on
It has been two months give or take since my third revision and I unfortunately have to say that my eyes are still not even. The scarring is raised and red still and the texture of skin around the scar is quite bumpy and odd. I am extremely disappointed and will now have to seek out a second opinion from a new surgeon. Although I can't fault Dr Lamb on his bedside manner in any way I have to say that he hasn't been able to achieve in three tries what should have easily been accomplished in one surgery. I am quite regretting having the surgery done by him the first time now let alone three revisions. Very dissatisfied and worried that his work won't be able to be rectified by another surgeon in the filature after the eye is done completely healing. Will add pictures in the near future.