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More Complicated Than I Imagined
- posted 4 years ago
- updated 4 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,000
- Philaelphia, PA
I had upper and lower blepharoplasty 3 months ago....
- 16 Feb 2009
I had upper and lower blepharoplasty 3 months ago. The surgery itself was a breeze as I had general anesthesia.
The first 3 days were unpleasant to say the least. I looked like I had been in a boxing match and it was about 10 days before I stopped scaring small children, and my cat! I was not prepared for the blurred vision that felt like my eyes were looking through vaseline. The left eye cleared up after 4 days but the right persisted for 5 weeks! I was scared I had permanently damaged my vision.
I went to see my eye doctor and was told that the swelling from the surgery had put pressure on my conjunctiva. He gave me steroid drops which helped. My right eye would not close properly for about 8 weeks. The muscle where the stitch was put in would spasm when I went to close my eye.
The bags were removed from under my eyes but a filler was put in to stop a hollow appearance. Now I notice the crows feet which I did not notice before.