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Day 5 of revision and lowers

I have been researching upper eyelid surgery for...

I have been researching upper eyelid surgery for over a year now and am very excited that I am only a week away from having the procedure.

I am a 45 yr old single mother of three, work full time, gym it about 3 to 5 times a week in an attempt to get into shape. I am a social drinker non smoker healthy eating type of girl but I constantly get told how tired I look and it is really frustrating me! I have hooded eyelids for a long time but they have seemed to have gotten a lot worse this last year. If surgery goes well will have my lower lids done when I have saved up for them
Feeling a little nervous but I can't wait.

I will be driving myself up to Canberra and will stay over night in the hospital next door to the Drs day surgery.

I am sharing my story as I couldn't find much about this Dr online.

In my dealings with Dr Tonks to date has been a...

In my dealings with Dr Tonks to date has been a good experience for me. I have found him to be extremely professional, friendly and address questions and concerns in a matter of fact manner (which i love).

Day 3, eyes feeling a little tight from the...

Day 3, eyes feeling a little tight from the swelling, but no pain apart from that. I notice that my eyelashes are sticking straight out and don't curl up? I am guessing its because of the swelling and will fix its self soon??!? Taking arnica, silica, and something that sounds like bromelian and behaving like a sloth! Itching to go to the gym and to clean my house! Omg what is happening to me??

Day 6, stitches out today! What a relief. One...

Day 6, stitches out today! What a relief. One eye is very red and has a very small lump near the inner corner of the eye, slightly painful to touch and it hurt to have the stitch pulled out, ouchie! Nurse said it should heal up and gave me an antibiotic eye ointment to use if not better by Friday. I was expecting to see Dr Tonks but he wasn't there. I drove over 5 hours today so that I could see him and be assured that everything is ok.

Very very happy with results so far, most of the...

Very very happy with results so far, most of the swelling has gone, still a little under my eyes, scars are barely noticeable for me. Life is back to normal less than 10 days from surgery.

Now for my lower lids

Going back on 19th September o have my lower eyelids done, can't wait!

Lowers now done

Went back to my surgeon to have my lower eyelids done. I was experiencing a heaviness with my left upper eyelid. My Dr assessed my eye and graciously offered to do a revision to my left upper while I was there for my lowers. Surgery was quick and painless, 16 hours later, no pain still.

Day 3 absolutely stoked with my results!

Hardly any pain or swelling. Dr place me under a light after my procedure for 15 min. It is suppose to assist the healing process. I think it has definitely made a difference. It's a new machine they are trialling.

Day 4 - stitches out back at work

I took my own stitches out this morning, saved me a 6 hour round trip to Canberra. Back at work and feeling great, slight black eye on right eye only

Love it!

Day 5, feel great, back to work yesterday and only a few. Comments about my bruise in which I was very creative with the answers. Lol
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Ooh la la....very pretty! Congratulations, and thanks for sharing.
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Thanks heaps Ville, feeling great but still only early days
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I want to see how your lowers are healing. I had upper and lowers done last year and I am very happy with the uppers but my lower eyes are worse. I have skin folding now. If you tighten too much, you can make the lower lids go down and see the white of your eye. My doc offered to redo - but I am not going back to him. This operation did not hurt, no pain afterwards as a breast augmentation was, but I had bruising for two weeks that was terrible! I am currently in the porcess of interview doctors for a face lift and something else to be done to the eyes. I am 54 and my face is falling. I do not smoke, have abo0ut 15 pounds to lose (but still look good as I am tall but the stomach has got to go! DIET and exercise, no surgery for that area for me). My advice is to interview at least 5 doctors. Look at the office pictures. If you get a "bad" feeling from any of the staff, DO NOT GO THERE FOR SURGERY!!! I had a terrible job last year, had an EEOC case (I won!) and made an emotional decision for this doctor. I wanted to hurry-up and get it done. WRONG!!!! While several of my medical doctors said, yes, do your eyes, you will look refreshed and not tired looking, I went into the surgery without really checking out the doctor. He was more of a boob guy. Please post your after pictures when you feel good.
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Hi ave, lowers are healing exceptionally well. Will go out today with just make up on. Very please. My Dr place me under a light for 15 mins and it seemed to make a huge difference. I will post pics soon xxx
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You look great! I am currently in the research phase - who knows if I will ever be brave enough??? Glad to see your recover time is so speedy
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Thanks Acumama, I am so so pleased with my results. I am glad I had them done. Good luck with your search for a good surgeon!
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Thinking about you- hope your lower surgery goes well this week!  Hydrate hydrate hydrate!  :)

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Thanks Jill, having a water right now
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Congrats on being out of surgery and onto recovery.  Looking forward to hearing how your lower and revision healing goes.

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Thanks Jill, my healing is absolutely amazing. Day 3 and I will be venturing out with makeup on. No pain, little bruising but not too much xx have posted pics
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Good luck with your lower lids. Look forward to seeing your results. Thanks for sharing.
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thanks Ville, i will certainly post photos
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Your eyes look beautiful..i just had mine done (uppers) and they feel tight..my eyes are very sore and dry .I am on day 5..Were yours dry and sore for the first few days? Thanks, and best wishes (( ))
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Excellent results, you look great.
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Thanks mark, planning on having my lowers done later in the year
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You don`t look as if you need it, will you get fat took out or just skin tucked?
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oh i dont know, i have an appointment with the ps in June probably just skin tucked i think.
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What a difference a couple of weeks make, you look great!
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Aww thanks k
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Whenever I make an appointment, I make sure to tell them that I want to see the doctor. It also happened to me once and decided never again. Every appointment since has been with the doctor. He did the surgery and I'm sure you paid quite a bit of money for it.
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Good advice Shar, I am luck that my procedure is problem free and I am happy with it. X
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Boo on your PS for not being there. Day 6 my one eye still had a bleed. Just wait and see a HUge difference in one week! :D
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The are a lot better today, thanks for your support 7. I am now officially sunglass free! Woo hoo!
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you have hardly any bruising so I am very jealous!!! Mine was bad and the last of it is just about to go day 13 post op. I do bruise easily though.
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Yes you are right, not much bruising, my Dr used a diathermy scalpel I think, it sealed the vessels so to minimise bruising, I do have lots of swelling, still lurking around the house in my sunnies.
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