Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery - Gold Coast, Australia
- updated 10 months ago
I've always received comments that I look...
- 31 Jul 2011
I've always received comments that I look tired despite not necessarily feeling that way. My eye shape has a downward slant (family trait) and with the fast onset of undereye wrinkles once I turned 40, was very keen to freshen up with a blepharoplasty.
After reading everyone's experiences here on RealSelf, I felt informed enough on what to expect and found the right plastic surgeon for me. I ended up having upper and lower bleph and include photos of stages of my recovery. I had day surgery under general anaesthetic.
I agree with others that recovery wasn't painful but it certainly was more uncomfortable than I anticipated. Wearing an ice pack over eyes for the first 48 hours was very soothing but quite a disorienting experience (like being blindfolded).
I found my eyes dry and blurry and I could only focus on TV or reading for short periods with a lot of blinking.
I slept quite comfortably for the first three nights in a recliner lounge chair and then in bed with my head elevated on several pillows.
By about day 4 or 5 my incisions became intensely itchy and was mildly alleviated by the gentle rubbing in of antibiotic eye ointment. Sutures came out on day 8 and I have to wear steri-strips on the outer corner of each eye for 6 weeks.
Bruising faded incredibly quickly thanks to the ice packs. I have very minor ectropian on each lower eyelid which I'm told is due to swelling (and I have researched this on the web - completely normal) and should be resolved by three months.
Overall, I'm very happy. Am only 4 weeks post surgery and already see much fresher eyes!
I am now 20 months post surgery and am not a...
- 10 Feb 2013
18 months post surgery I am not entirely happy...
- 12 Feb 2013