44 Year-Old Gets Carded for Ordering a Margarita - 10 Photos After Eyelid Surgery

VVartanian on 24 Nov 2013 at 9:00am

margarita limeHappy Makeover Monday, folks! Today we're celebrating 10 brave souls fed up with the sags (and bags) that accompany aging eyes.  

Here's our 10 most talked-about eyelid surgery before and afters -- including a RealSelfer (44 years young) asked for ID when ordering a salt-rimmed beverage. 

With that in mind, leave your fake ID at the door, and witness a few (truly) eye-opening transformations ...

1. 44 year-old tired of people asking if she is tired.

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"When I look in the mirror, I see myself the way I saw myself 20 years ago. Being so pale, my suture lines are still quite red and I know that will take some time to resolve. That's O.K. by me! The results are WORTH it!" -Desi77

2. Over looking older than she actually is - she's only 38.

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"I look 10 years younger -- my eyes are bright and beautiful and I love it!" -LindsayD74

3.  44 year-old nurse practitioner in NYC

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"Turned 45 in July and no one believes me. No one asks me if I'm tired or in a bad mood since the day I had the surgery. I was proofed at Applebee's when trying to buy a margarita. That made my week!" -KRFNP

4.  Wanted her eyes to look more "alive" in Arizona

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"I will continue to seek graceful aging procedures from [my surgeon] in the future. Love not having to wear eye makeup, which I never was confident enough to do before my blepharoplasties." -Scottsdale1247

5. Gave up mascara as her eyelids were so heavy -- they were "sitting" on her eyelashes.

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"The only pain I experienced was a couple hours after the surgery, and I believe it's only because the local anesthesia around the eye area had worn off. Otherwise, I feel great! It's so much fun to put on my makeup in the mornings!" -Ms. Marianne

6.  Wishes she did this 10 years ago

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"I am still not crazy about how the upper lids look at the incision and suture sites; however, it's still healing so I'll be patient. It's almost unnoticeable with makeup. I am still happy I did the surgery." -arnoldbe

7.  51 year-old Canadian yogi and mom to 7

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"I barely think about [the surgery] anymore. I am going in for a wee adjustment on one side, though. Other than that, this was so totally worth it! Be brave!" -7kids

8.  Felt like the hundreds spent on cosmetic treatments and creams weren't cutting it.

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"I'm still swollen a few days past a month now. I'm putting ScarAway on my scars every night and that seems to help." -BodyRock by Lisa

9.  Feeling refreshed right before her big 45th birthday

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"I'm using Latisse and even with the longer lashes, I don't feel them on my eyelids. Which by the way, is a wonderful thing for those of you who know that feeling of your lashes poking your hanging [upper] lid!" -Shell in Jersey

10.  Had surgery at 62 because she couldn't see 

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"My eyes don't look 100% symmetrical, but I think this is such an awesome outcome I am not going to quibble. I got a little used to one eye going half-masted [see my before photo] so, a few millimeters are of no consequence to me.  If you are 'older' like me and want to do this, don't hesitate. Now I see better and look improved!" -Mrs_Fitzhenry

Want to learn more about eyelid surgery? See the below!

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