I waited a long time considering having this surgery. I had inquired about this procedure a few years earlier but because of fear I decided I was not ready. Over the course of these past few years I was considering the surgery more and more. I am 48 years old but when you look at me you saw what appeared to be a much older woman. The deep wrinkles and sagging sink around my eyes made me look and feel so much older. I had seen a few advertisements for LIfestyle Lifts over this past year and became curious again about having eye lid surgery. Last December I decided to request a brochure. I also went to their website and read about their services. My poor husband had to listen to me complain about the wrinkles and about how I looked too many times. He kept telling me to go ahead and get my eyes done. Finally in June I saw another advertisement for Lifestyle Lifts this time I decided to call and schedule a consultation in their Little Falls, NJ office. The closest office to my home.
I left LIfestyle Lifts with a ton of information and instuctions about my up and coming procedure. I was told to purchase vitamins and brusing cream. I was also given the prescriptions I would need to fill prior to the procdeure. My procedure was scheduled in two weeks.
Prior to the day of my procedure I was contacted by the office asking a few more questions and just a follow up with instructions and information and what I should expect on the day of the procedure. On the day of the procedure I arrived and was greeted and treated with kindness and care. I was given medication to relax me prior to the start of the procedure. Once ready Dr. Wise and his assistant, Sue welcomed me and took wonderful care of me. I was awake during the whole procedure and I did not feel any pain. Dr. Wise and Sue were always asking if I was comfortable and alright. The procedure took about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. When I was ready to leave, I was escorted to my car and sent home with instuctions and information on how to care for myself until the stitches would come out in 5 to 7 days. I had some minor swelling and brusing all around my eyes but I was not in any pain. From the day of surgery to the day my stitches were removed I did not experience any pain. I went back 6 days later to have the stitches removed. I actually was more nervous over having the stitches removed then I was about the surgery. Sue escorted me and got me and everything set up. Dr. Wise came in to check on me and to say "hello". He stated how pleased he was with how I was healing and complimented me on how "great" I looked! The stitches were removed with no effort. I thanked Dr. Wise, Sue and the staff for taking such good care of me. I continued using the ice packs, bruising cream and vitamins over the course of the next few weeks as I was advised.. All but one small area on my cheek bone remained bruised after two week from the day I had surgery. All of the other areas seemed healed.