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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compare before and after

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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Hi I am having eyelid surgery in a few weeks should I take my own ice packs,creams etc or will the hospital provide them to take back to the hotel? Thanks
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It sounds like you are traveling for your surgery?  If I were you I'd bring my own supplies to the hotel.  Your doctor will give you an ice pack and maybe some other stuff but most likely you can find better quality items on your own. 
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Yes I think I will take a few items with me. I can buy some pre packed swabs etc at the pharmacy here in Australia. I will take some ice packs also. Thanks for the info
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Sorry Jill yes I am travelling to Phuket and having my eyelids done at Bangkok Phuket Hospital and some dental also.
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does anyone know how much it would cost in Brisbane for an upper eyelid Bleph with a local. I have minimal hooding. thank you
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what a transformation. Your eyes look amazing.
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wow....your after photos look like a model!
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Does anyone know of or heard of dr Chirayut I was supposed to have surgery with dr Witoon but unfortunately he can't make my time frame
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well I ended up going ahead ihere in bali where I live for the upper blethoplasty. i amonly 14 days now , but so far very happy, despite heavy bruising still clearing. and under $1000.
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Bad luck for me, I just got an email from the hospital... your doctor has retired :-(
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well i thought I was brave. well done you. looks fantastic! and $1000!
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Wow, you look fantastic- congratulations! I hope mine turn out as well as yours!
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thanks- it seems like I imagined having it done now! I am so used to the new eyes ;-)
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could you have gone back to work in 14 days? or would you have been too self concious?
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*conscious
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I think you would be okay to go back. Just buy some heavy concealer in case you still have a bit of bruising.
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are you going to the same doctor?
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Hi Havefun1 I think your eyes are looking great .......I too am going over to Thailand in October for eyelid surgery I will be very happy if I have a result like yours. I was a bit concerned that the Australian doctor didn't remove your stitches where is the duty of care? thank you for the very detailed review :)
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looking into eyelids surgery in thialand. like to keep up with your research too. so far I was looking at dr Komwit or Dr surawath at bumrangrad. but very impressed with this result.
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Did you mean Dr Pongsatorn?
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yes that is the one!!
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sorry it is not him is is definitely Pongsakorn- very similar names but different Dr's my guy is the older one with glasses on.
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Thanks for that! Your results look great, would feel much better using someone that was recommended and who has shown to achieve great results. :-)
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Did you mean Dr Pongsatorn?
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Looks great! Can you post a before? X
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