Upper/lower Blepharoplasty - Poland

Hi, I thought I would share this with you all as...

Hi,
I thought I would share this with you all as I have had a lot of help from reading all your fantastic journeys.


I always had saggy upper eyelids with fat above and below the eyes too.
I always felt and looked tired as my lids were weighing down on my eyeleashes. I decided enough was enough when people kept asking me if I was tired or if I had a swollen eye etc.


I looked into this on the internet and decided to travel to Poland to get the surgery. I wasn`t disappointed with my surgery at all, I was well looked after and everything went well, no pain at all even though it was only a local aneastetic, strange experience lol.


I am now 7 days after surgery and happy so far, apart from my left eye seems to show more white underneath the iris than the right, I`m hoping this is partly due to a blister in this area of the eye. I looked at older pics and have always had this anyway so I think I may be being too paranoid lol.

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Thanks for sharing your story and all the photos. I think it really helps people who have just had or are thinking about having this surgery to see photos of the different phases of healing to get a realistic idea of the process. Good luck and happy healing!
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Wow you are healing so fast, you look great!
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You look great! First week is tough and wow you have no pain!
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Update for today, 8th day. I had a very unhealthy...

Update for today, 8th day. I had a very unhealthy meal last night and woke up quite swollen this morning, but after icing the area it has calmed down again. So it seems, like people already said on here, that bad food makes a difference but its only temporary. I have took a photo to see if anyone can give me advice. I feel, or imagining lol, that the eye that is healing better has been stitched and pulled up slightly tighter at the outer edge than the other eye. Could I possibly massage the outer scar of the tighter eye to see if I can loosen it a it? Or am I being stupid lol. I know there is some swelling still which will change things but if anyone could help this would be great.

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I don't notice it too different, I think it would be better to wait till the swelling goes down before you panic. I think you look great! Thanks heaps for sharing
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Thank you for sharing! Looks great to me...
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Thanks for the kind words. This website has helped me a lot with finding things out and worrying about problems etc. Without looking at everyone`s stories I would be worrying myself sick lol.

Well its now day 10 and things are moving on...

Well its now day 10 and things are moving on slowly but slight differences day to day lol. I need to stop looking in the mirror at it all the time hoping its all healed!!
I have started using bio oil yesterday to soften scars at outside of my eyes which will hopefully make them heal quicker. I also started massaging the left eye to hopefully lift the lower lid a little. I know its still swollen but I`m being impatient lol. I massage it upwards and also have started to squeeze my eye to tighten the muscle.
The only discomfort I have had is a little itching on my scars from time to time. Hope everybody is healing well :)

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Getting the stitches out was the hardest part! Glad it wasn't only me. I was about to clobber my doctor (I didn't of course!) But man that sucked!
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Looks great! Mine retained the natural slightly uneven look as well. You'll be happy to know it's more pronounced with swelling. I had a midface lift at the same time, so lots more swelling. But it's going away. I'm a month post-op. Let us know how it works out.
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Hi Mark,thanks for your review. What's it like with the local anesthesia? I'm getting my lowers done may 31,nervous about local...
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A quick update. i went back to work yesterday...

A quick update.
i went back to work yesterday exactly two weeks after surgery. I still had a bit of swelling, bruising on one eye and bit of scar showing at each side of outer eyes. I put on some dermablend to conceal it which i think helped a lot. I had a lot of different reactions lol. I had to tell people i had had an eye infection as i was still recovering cause I knew people would notice. Comments i got were, you look tired, you look younger, your eyes are swollen, you've lost weight twice lol and someone asked if id had my eyes done. I was very nervous going back to work but the reality is that people don't really pay that much attention and they don't care, so if anyone else is concerned at peoples reactions don't be. You might get the odd comment but then people forget all about it.

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A quick update. i went back to work yesterday...

A quick update.
i went back to work yesterday exactly two weeks after surgery. I still had a bit of swelling, bruising on one eye and bit of scar showing at each side of outer eyes. I put on some dermablend to conceal it which i think helped a lot. I had a lot of different reactions lol. I had to tell people i had had an eye infection as i was still recovering cause I knew people would notice. Comments i got were, you look tired, you look younger, your eyes are swollen, you've lost weight twice lol and someone asked if id had my eyes done. I was very nervous going back to work but the reality is that people don't really pay that much attention and they don't care, so if anyone else is concerned at peoples reactions don't be. You might get the odd comment but then people forget all about it.

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A quick update. i went back to work yesterday...

A quick update.
i went back to work yesterday exactly two weeks after surgery. I still had a bit of swelling, bruising on one eye and bit of scar showing at each side of outer eyes. I put on some dermablend to conceal it which i think helped a lot. I had a lot of different reactions lol. I had to tell people i had had an eye infection as i was still recovering cause I knew people would notice. Comments i got were, you look tired, you look younger, your eyes are swollen, you've lost weight twice lol and someone asked if id had my eyes done. I was very nervous going back to work but the reality is that people don't really pay that much attention and they don't care, so if anyone else is concerned at peoples reactions don't be. You might get the odd comment but then people forget all about it.

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A quick update. i went back to work yesterday...

A quick update.
i went back to work yesterday exactly two weeks after surgery. I still had a bit of swelling, bruising on one eye and bit of scar showing at each side of outer eyes. I put on some dermablend to conceal it which i think helped a lot. I had a lot of different reactions lol. I had to tell people i had had an eye infection as i was still recovering cause I knew people would notice. Comments i got were, you look tired, you look younger, your eyes are swollen, you've lost weight twice lol and someone asked if id had my eyes done. I was very nervous going back to work but the reality is that people don't really pay that much attention and they don't care, so if anyone else is concerned at peoples reactions don't be. You might get the odd comment but then people forget all about it.

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A quick update. i went back to work yesterday...

A quick update.
i went back to work yesterday exactly two weeks after surgery. I still had a bit of swelling, bruising on one eye and bit of scar showing at each side of outer eyes. I put on some dermablend to conceal it which i think helped a lot. I had a lot of different reactions lol. I had to tell people i had had an eye infection as i was still recovering cause I knew people would notice. Comments i got were, you look tired, you look younger, your eyes are swollen, you've lost weight twice lol and someone asked if id had my eyes done. I was very nervous going back to work but the reality is that people don't really pay that much attention and they don't care, so if anyone else is concerned at peoples reactions don't be. You might get the odd comment but then people forget all about it.

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You all are amazing? I was hugely black and blue for 3 weeks. I had a midface lift also, maybe that's why?
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Yeah probably. I was talking to a woman over in Poland who had a facelift last year and she was bruised for ages too. So your not the only one :) I am certainly not totally healed, still feel swollen and bit bruised. My outer scars will take while to calm down. Are you happy with your results?
So far, so good. Except now I think I have either a toothache, sinus infection or something is wrong with my midface lift? Upper jaw hurts. I'm still bruised and swollen, but it's deep bruising. Looks like I haven't slept for a few days. My scarring is doing pretty well, but I don't scar easily. I have also been using Mederma scar creme.

Here are my latest pics, still a bit of swelling...

Here are my latest pics, still a bit of swelling but I notice my scars are less bumpy and softer.

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Hey mark. How did that one eye turn out. Did the redness and swelling go away. I'm at the point now like I didn't even have surgery. Everything has settled. Hoping the same for you. Our recoveries were so similar.
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Hiya, nice to hear from you. Well I`m slowly getting better. My scars have become softer, still red but that will pass. One eye has healed well but the other is a bit slower. The droopiness of the eye has improved but I have what looks like swelling under the eye still, almost feels like a bit of rubber. I`m hoping time and patience will clear this up. All said and done I`m still not healed properly yet, still have to put dermablend on the red scars to hide them and have some very slight `folds` where scars meet if I bend over or tilt my head, and also the lump under my eye lol. but I feel really glad I done it, it does feel and look a lot better even at this stage so I`m not worried at all, just happy :)
I'm glad your getting better. I remember my surgeon telling me before surgery about patience and how the end product would still be better than the big bags I started with. Try using bio oil too on your incision lines. It helps with healing and is good for your skin. It won't hurt to try. Take care. :)

Update for 12th July

Hi all, I`ve not been on for a while so I thought I`d put up my pics from 3 months after the surgery. All my swelling has gone and the scars are not red anymore and healing very well.
I am very happy with the surgery and would recommend it to anyone.

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Hi there did bio-oil help??
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Its hard to tell, I think it helped, it certainly didn`t do any harm. I would use it again if I had more surgery.
Hi Mark, Your results are incredible. Do you think you can share us the name of your surgeon? It would be really helpful if you could. Thanks!
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Europe surgery

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