My procedure is scheduled for tomorrow and I...
The day after
Thank goodness I am fully aware that things change.. because right after surgery my eyes looked quite asymmetrical. My h was also looking at it going...'er'....But, within hours my eyes looked much better. (It did worry me at first...that maybe my worst eye was going to stay looking as it had and the other one was going to look way open...but then I remembered the things I learned here...things like 'don't freak out'). Additionally, I have it on good authority that my surgeon is some sort of a genius...so I have an inner calm that goes with that!
Mine are under the lid sutures, so I guess I won't have the amount of bruising I have seen on other eyelid surgery photos here. (Though, it is only day one, so perhaps there is more bruising to come).
I would describe what I've felt mostly as mild discomfort..no big pain. One eye does feel like more happened to it than the other. I am enjoying rest with bad movies and two big cats. h is waiting on me.
My eyes didn't shut all the way,at first... but I was prepared for that and frozen pea bag with washrag shut out the light. Today they shut. Hooray.
No pain pills necessary. They did give me a rx for steroids, to control swelling.
I had this done lbecause my eyesight has been compromised (and I think I can already see much better--though right now, of course, everything is blurry and I don't like looking at things for very long). Any cosmetic benefits are going to be a by-product...but I think I can tell that this is going to look just fine.
All my life I've been told I have nice eyes, so when one went 'wonky' I was not happy about it...but I was also quite concerned about surgery that would make me come out looking altered.
Here are new photos. I did a side by side for comparison also. It is just day one...what do you think? better?? :)
Brief concern but now... happy!
My eye doctor sent me to the Casey Eye Institute for evaluation for ptosis. She told me to try to see Dr. Dailey because he is the BEST. Dailey's office will not volunteer before and after photos. I assume they would if you ask them. I elected NOT to ask, because I had great confidence in him from the start and I am aware that no doctor is ever going to show you anything bad anyway! Dailey seems more concerned with function than beauty....but it is clear, when you go to him, you will 'get both'! I chose Dailey for his reputation (which is stellar, my family doctor recommended him too). I'm super pleased with the outcome. I can't say what the cost is, as it was/is covered under insurance and I don't have all the details as yet.