Initially I saw a dermatologist and requested...
21 May 2014
2 months post
Initially I saw a dermatologist and requested laser treatments for under-eye hollowing and crepiness. She informed me lasers would not give me the desired results I was looking for and recommended lower eyelid surgery. I saw Dr. Basu who didn't think I was ready for a full eye bleph and recommended a fat transfer from my stomach to under my eyes. The total recovery time was a full two weeks before all swelling and bruising completely disappeared and I was really freaked out my eyes would stay that way for the first week. Fortunately my recheck was on day 10 and I woke up looking less swollen and bruised and could tell I was going to love the results. I'm completely happy to date, but waiting for the three month mark. Dr. Basu assured me that would be the completely healed point and we will be able to see what "stuck" and if there is any loss of the grafts. I hadn't worn contacts in years because I felt my glasses covered the "aging" part of my face (under eyes). Two weeks ago, I went to see my eye doctor to get back into contacts. She said: Oh my gosh, I love your new hair color! It makes you look 10 years younger! Here's the thing, I have the same hair color as I did the last time she saw me. I wasn't trying to take 10 years off, I was just trying to look "fresher" but judging by the comments and reaction from people who haven't seen me in a while, I'd say it was a success. Will add another photo at the three month mark.
?The pain was easily controlled with...
29 May 2014
2 months post
The pain was easily controlled with two extra strength ibuprofen and I
never used any other pain medication. In all honesty though, I rarely if
ever take pain meds as they make me sick to my stomach. The doctor was
worried that I maybe uncomfortable the first day or so and prescribed
three Valium. I took one the first night after the procedure before bed
along with two ibuprofen and never needed another.