One month ago I had upper eyelid surgery and a lower eyelid skin pinch at the St. Barnabas Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center in Livingston, NJ. My wonderful plastic surgeon, Dr. Eric Joseph of West Orange, NJ, made the procedure so easy for me and I could not be more pleased with the result.
My eyes were looking very tired with excess skin giving me a double lid over each eye. The skin under my lower eyelids needed a lift and Dr. Joseph recommended a skin pinch as the solution. Because he knows me well after Botox and filler treatments, Dr. Joseph felt that I would do finel with local as opposed to general anesthesia. This decision saved me $1000.00 and worked out perfectly.. There were some momentary pinching and burning sensations from the local injections, but that was the only "pain" that I experienced during the entire procedure and recovery period. I have so much trust and confidence in Dr. Joseph that I was cool as a cucumber in the operating room. I was able to walk into the recovery room where I stayed for a short time with a soothing cold compress on my eyes.
My eyes felt a little tight that afternoon, but I felt completely normal. I never had to take anything for pain or discomfort. Dr. Joseph removed the sutures 4 days later and Diane from the office gifted me with a corrective makeup kit and tips to cover up the minimal redness that remained.
I was stunned at my quick recovery from the surgery. I was out seeing people on days 5 and 6 after the procedure, looking fine with only a few dabs of the corrective concealer.
One month later my eyes are healing well and I have only the slightest bit of swelling and discoloration remaining.. I look and feel so much younger! I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Joseph and his wonderful staff. Diane, Barbara, Gloria and Mila are always so kind and helpful. And Dr. Joseph is a gifted surgeon who is meticulous about delivering natural results and pleasing his patients. He is also a lot of fun to be around and we all know that laughter is the best medicine! Love Dr. Joseph!