Looking in the mirror at the age of 20, I remember...
Looking in the mirror at the age of 20, I remember spotting the bag under my eyes. I inherited these from my father's side of the family. My mother appears to have no wrinkles and a flawless skin and when from my early 20s we were always mistaken for sisters. My mother loved this attention. I loathed it.
I always promised myself that I would have my eye bags removed before the age of 50 and here I am now, 45 and booked in to have the work done.
Over the last 3 years I have enquired of surgery in this country and was always put off by the price so thought it pointless attending a consultation. In February, my friend was having her third and final lot of dental treatment done in Budapest and asked me to accompany her. I thought this would be an opportunity to have a look at eye surgery. With encouragement from my friend, we researched PS surgeons in Hungary and found excellent reviews for Dr Rodrigo. I made an appointment and went for a consultation with the Dr. He said I was a good candidate for the surgery. I was elated and deflated in less than one second. I have booked to have the procedure done on 7th July.
I'm now on countdown and nerves are starting. What will I look like? What will other people say?
I discovered this site and have found the reviews and support given very comforting and it has made me realise that I am not on my own.
Thank you for letting me share. I do plan to upload pics and tell everyone about my journey in the hope that I can help.
10 days and counting.....
Taking pics today and made me realise that I am well overdue for this op and I have now definitely made up mind to have this procedure done. No amount of makeup can hide these bad boys now and there is only so many times I can avoid mirror.
I have received emails from the Clinic today of what to do, asking if I have any concerns and offering support and reassurance. I bought a new little bag today to keep all my medicines in to include Vitamin C, Calcium, Echinacea and painkillers. I need to purchase an icepack for my eyes to help reduce swelling.
And breathe.... nervous and excited in one. :)
I've done it!!
7 Jul 2014
Day of treatment
I flew to Budapest last yesterday. I arrived at lunchtime, checked into my apartment, did some food shopping and had an early night as I was at the Hospital 0800 today.
I woke at 0630 really excited but a tad nervous, which I suppose is normal. I walked to the hospital which was 5mins away. I had ample opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns. I was ready when they came to collect me. I had a local anaesthetic and a sedative. I needed to be awake so I could move my eyes when I he asked me. I was sedated enough that I was half asleep through the Op. It was a lot better than I thought it would be. So far, I am so please I went ahead and had this procedure done. :)
9 days post op
I am now going to post pics from day 1 of my op to date.
I am extremely pleased with the result and so glad I decided to have this procedure done. I have woken every morning feeling excited about looking into a mirror (for a change!) The healing of my eyes has been extremely quick, unbelievable! The second day was my worst. I looked terrible as though I had been in a car crash but I was still very pleased - bizarre, I know. It was following people on this site that helped me through it as their pics showed them in similar states at day 2 and 3 so I thought this has to be worst I will look and how right I was.
I had my surgery in Budapest. I stayed in a beautiful apartment that I could relax in which had a freezer department so I can put frozen compresses on my eyes. I just relaxed, no housework to do, it was great. The hospital was just around the corner and I had the reassurance that they were just a phone call away if I needed anything. The Surgeon and the Team were fantastic! :)