2 weeks after surgery, my sutures didnt look anywhere near to dissolving and were starting to irritate my eyes and in my opinion, hindering healing. I managed to get hold of the surgeon on Jan 3rd and he removed the sutures... a little sore i must say.
I was going back to work on the 7th jan and it was still rather obvious that I had had surgery however I used a little make up and tried to cover up being careful as I didnt want to cause an infection. Too bad because I woke up one morning and my right eye was inflamed, 2 days later it had a nasty lump on it. My surgeon is away so I have been putting a hydrogen peroxide cream on it and today it finally burst! So hopefully it is on its way to healing now and I will not be putting makeup on it for a few weeks. Everyone at work has notice my eye and seeing as I had taken a few days off before Christmas, I feel certain some of them know what I have had done.
My left eye is looking great and healing as I would expect.
My advice would be to NOT have absorbable sutures for an upper eyelid lift as I thought these would disappear in a week or so and if you have a procedure done, make sure you have your surgeons cell phone number so you can call him if need be. As I live in a small city of 50000, there are not too many of these surgeons around and so maybe having a procedure done around Christmas is not such a good idea.
I dont want to name my surgeon as I dont think it is relevant to most people on this site and also the cost is in NZ dollars as this page wont let me amend if from US dollars