Not What I Asked For... - Portland, OR
I wanted to subtly and naturally refresh my aging,...
- 11 Sep 2011
I wanted to subtly and naturally refresh my aging, puffy/droopy upper eyes and eliminate the beginning of bags under the eyes. Dr. Waldorf has a great reputation in our area and everyone in her office raves about what a talented and artistic surgeon she is. Instead of finding this to be true for my case, I have ended up with hollowing above and below the eyes, noticeably asymmetrical creasing below the eyes, a gauntness around the eyes made worse by the procedure, a thick scar on one eyelid with unflattering draping of the skin, eyelashes at a different projection than before on one eye, improvement in one tear trough but not the other, and paper thin skin under the eyes from fat being removed (I had been told that on a thin patient such as myself the fat would only be repositioned and not removed but, surprise, she removed some anyway...).
As for pros, I did not have any major negative side effects such as severe dry eye, a drastic change in overall eye shape, severe hollowing, or inability to close the eyes all the way. In short, I am not disfigured, but not at all happy about the outcome, either.
I thought I had chosen the best plastic surgeon in our area for natural and subtle upper and lower eyelid lifts. I had excess, drooping skin above my eyes, especially on one side. I also had the very beginnings of bags under my eyes. I asked for natural and conservative results. What I ended up with are neither subtle nor terribly aggressive but there is too much change for my taste. Also, the results are not very natural; I have a sort of surgical-looking outcome. Unfortunately I find the doctor's manner to be rather cold and intimidating so I have a hard time explaining how unsatisfied I am. When I have voiced concerns, she makes it clear she has no intention of trying to address any of my issues. I wouldn't trust her to attempt to surgically change anything anyway.