3 1/2 weeks post op, upper & lower
- 6 months ago
So, I'm 35 and have had issue's since my teens with bags.... gotta thank genetics for that I guess. It wasn't till just recently I really noticed how much my uppers had dropped, so I decided, bugger it, might as well go all in and get both done. I did all my research on docs and found one with impeccable reviews ect, (I even got some botox in my forehead to get rid of my worry lines).
Day two I was afraid my biggest fear of having my lowers was coming true, my left eye although I know still very new and swollen was looking a little "droopy". I texted a picture to the nurse, she fwd it on to the Doc, and I was in the next day for a "look". I felt like it was more difficult to close my eye completely ect and after explaining that this usually does correct it's self understood what I was saying... he listened, heard and talked WITH ME, NOT AT ME!!! He then explained how he keeps a little extra skin just incase and he would give me a little skin graft to put a "little back in". I had fat AND a good amount of skin removed from my lowers.
The next 5 days were MISERABLE, he had to stitch a little bolster onto my bottem under eye to keep the pressure on and help the graft take. It was just sore and uncomfortable! Once it was removed and all the original stitches removed I started to silently freak out! My uppers were looking pretty amazing and apart frim the bruising under my right eye (which was very "deep" and more like broken capillaries) everything was looking good. But the graft was swollen, raised, red, very blood shot and I wad wondering how in the hell it's ever going to look normal??!!
I went back just a couple days ago for a follow up, come to find out there was a tiny stitch that just didn't want to dissolve that was causing some of the inflammation. Also he gave me a second round of steroids to help with the redness also. I'll be seeing him again in 10 weeks as he now just wants me to "heal". All the bruising has gone!! Swelling has gone, blood shot eye has gone and the raised graft area is less swollen and irritated. There is a chance I may need a co2 laser on one small section apparently, but we'll see.
It feels like FOREVER when you're living the day to day trying to heal. I had meet the teacher and student orientation for my middle schooler last week..... qas not my finest moments............. but in the grand scheme of things, I honestly think I'm healing really well!!!
It feels a little strange looking in the mirror, like someone real life photo shopped my bag's away! lol
For anyone considering this kind of procedure, PLEASE do your research!
Even though I had a "set back" I'm still happy with the choice I made of PS!!!
AND, I feel like the final version of myself will be better than expected.