I am only about 9 days post-op (lower...
I am only about 9 days post-op (lower transconjunctival bleph and facelift). Face is still quite swollen, but eyes are already at the point where I can say I'm very happy. I had really bad bags -- festoons, they're called -- from the time I was a child! my father had them too. I've always worn glasses so they were kind of hidden, but they were really bad -- especially when I smiled.
I knew I wanted to address them but was also very concerned because I have dry eyes and did not want to take any risks that my eyes would not close perfectly. I wanted to have the procedure done transconjunctivally as it is less injurious to the muscles that support the eye. I also asked the PS to be conservative. Did not want hollows. I did not have any external incisions. If an external skin pinch is needed it can be done later.
What I got is improvement, not correction. I still have some bags when I smile but the situation is greatly improved. It looks like the PS reduced primarily the inner and outer fat pads and didn't do much if anything to the middle one, as I had expressed a concern about being hollowed.
It is extremely important that you be clear in your own mind about the degree of correction you are seeking, and that you understand the pros and cons of doing more or doing less. The more exacting you are and the more you can be explicit in your pre-op consultation, the more likely it is you will get what you want, and your expectations will be properly set.