Getting a Wee Bit Scared Now! Eyelid Surgery in 3 Days- Phuket, Thailand

I am a mum of 3 older kids and I am 42 years old....

I am a mum of 3 older kids and I am 42 years old. I live in Australia.
I keep myself fit with heaps of exercise, mainly running and triathlons. My body looks ok, but my face is starting to sag :-(
I have decided to have an upper eyelid lift in Thailand. It is a quarter of the price that it is at home and I have researched a reputable Dr in Phuket.
So while my kids are by the pool I will be having me eyelids done!
It is done under local anaesthetic so hopefully it can't be that bad. I will be wearing my sunglasses for a while After to hide the bruises too.
Anyway I am hoping it all goes smoothly and that I look ten yrs younger at the end!,,,

I am now day 6 post op and all went extremely well...

I am now day 6 post op and all went extremely well. I had a little pain afterwards, but a lot of swelling and a fair amount of bruising. The first day the incisions really stung a lot and I don't think the heat helped. DR gave me ice gel packs to put on them, which I am still doing to ease the swelling. He also advised me to sleep propped up, which I did.
The Dr was well researched and he was meticulous during the op with sitting me up and looking to check they were evenly done. He even re-opened one and took an extra bit off to ensure they were even. It was really strange having it done whilst being awake ( I had a sedation tablet half an hour before but it did not do much) I could hear and smell everything( burned the skin -yuk), which was freaky, but I got through it.
They each have about 14 very fine stitches in them and I am off today to get the sutures removed at my Drs surgery as I am now home in Australia.
My eyes are still more swollen than I thought and I am having to put large amounts of concealer on under my eyes to cover the bruising. I am also wearing glasses all day to hide them! So far I am very happy with the results.
I had a large overhang on one lid and I want this completely removed. The Dr explained he would have to wing out the incision so I may have a little scar at the edge. He has taken the overhang completley off so that will be worth a little scar.
I will post photos soon.

2 months post op

2 months post op and I am very happy with the results. It took about 6 weeks for me to wake up in the mornings without swelling. My eyes are sensitive and the scar has also felt tight at times so I have had to use an eye cream day and at night too.
Scar is not visible now, even with my eyes shut you would not notice it. The surgeon has a good hand and does an extremely tidy job! I am very happy with the result.
No one has noticed I have had the op done, but I know myself that my eyes are a lot more open now.
I would go back again to Dr Pongsatorn if I ever decide to get more surgeries done.
Next time I would stay in Phuket longer post op though, removing my own stitches was not fun (my GP refused to do it)...

Before photos

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Drs name- sorry I have a few typos in his name- his correct name is Dr. Pongsakorn Eamtanaporn

http://www.phuketaestheticsurgery.com website
Dr Pongaskorn

Researched on the Internet and word of mouth. I cannot fault the Dr and his nurse at all. Fantastic care, they booked me in with 3 days notice and were respectful and helpful throughout. It is early days yet, but the results are looking fantastic. I will not hesitate to recommend Dr. Pongsakorn Eamtanaporn at Bangkok Phuket hospital and nearby clinic, Phuket Thailand.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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