What an adventure! I waited a long time for this...
The truth is that my eyes are open and I can admire the pretty green color of my eyes again. The extra skin on each side of my chicks is gone but it has not been easy.
I had my stitches removed in a week, so I thought: back to work, some make up an "presto". Not really. After a few days of looking at my under left eye so swollen and the other much less ( not pretty by any means, fluid is still accumulating each morning) I started to panic. I visit with the gentleman that removed my stitches since he lives in the same town and he said it looked pretty normal. In a few days he said it will start to go down. I got a terrible cold and got very discourage, down, depressed. I thought I had ruined my face. What a terrible feeling.
I continue going to work and used my prescription glasses to hide the inflammation. Oh how old I was feeling. I called the Dr and finally after getting better visited with him (almost an hour away). He was so confident, looked at some pictures and told me how great I was doing. To say the least I was happy again, I'm still swollen but can see the difference every day. Slowly but surely.
I had full facelift and that in itself slows the process of fluid drainage. My face still have some weird shapes under de chin but the big scar is getting smaller and lighter. I have numbness on my ears somewhat and on the side of my face. My eye lid incisions still visible and little red but I see progress as the days go by. I applied vitamin E.
My biggest fear was to need a revision, I definitely could not go through it again. The local anesthesia hurts (i also had fat grafting, fat was taken from under my chin. I guess it was a lot done all at once.
My PS was no recommending the lower eye lid to be done due to the trauma but I was animate and took no for an answer.
Has it all been worth it? I hope it was.
I will be visiting back here and will pos some before and after picture. I don't have the first few weeks since I upgrade my phone but you should be able to see the difference.
He is great, sensible and calm. I got dizzy twice and he had to stop once. Everyone treated my like a queen. This was my PS: JOHN DAVID ROSDEUTSCHER, MD OF NASHVILLE.