1 Year PostOp: Healed and Happy

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On 1/15/13 I had facial surgery for my upper/lower...

On 1/15/13 I had facial surgery for my upper/lower eyelids in addition to rhinoplasty. I am very happy with the results and will say that facial surgery is not that painful and heals quickly. The first few days I looked like I lost a fight, but my face really looked way worse than it actually felt. My PS also did a chemical peel under my eyes and this is slowly healing. The chemical peel aftermath was more uncomfortable than the eye or nose surgeries. My eyes are so much brighter and younger looking; no more looking tires or concerned all the time.

My eyes have healed really well and the numbness...

My eyes have healed really well and the numbness along my upper eyelids has subsided. This week was the first week I felt comfortable wearing eye makeup. and looked awesome with it on. I am using BioCorneum silicone scar treatment along my upper eyelid incision and that seems to have helped the scar heal flatter and smoother. My chemical peel has also healed nicely and is still a little red under my eyelids but I am able to cover it with makeup and no one can tell. I am very happy with my results and amazed at how easy this surgery was and how well the results are. No more looking tired, sad, or concerned.

Posted new pics of my eyelids at 10 weeks PostOp. ...

Posted new pics of my eyelids at 10 weeks PostOp. The redness of the chemical peel has subdued, but I am still cover up a little bit of redness under my eyes. It feels great to wear makeup. I am still treating the upper eyelid incision with the silicone scar treatment but all in all my eyes look amazing. It was an easy surgery; I would do it all over again if I needed to.

Still healing on my upper eyelids and have a faint...

Still healing on my upper eyelids and have a faint redness under my eyes from the peel. My PS said it would take 3 months for the peel to die down. Can't wait to not have to hide these unsightly red areas. Other than that, my skin looks beautiful and my eyes are mesmerizing.

THREE MONTHS: Things have healed up beautifully. ...

THREE MONTHS: Things have healed up beautifully. There is only a slight redness, mostly visible to me, from the peel. My scars have flattened out and lightened up a bit. I did notice, however, after riding on the Harley this past weekend and taking a little boat ride, I forgot to wear sunscreen on my eyelids, and that the scar appeared a little redder on one of my eyes. I did have sunglasses on but will be more vigilant about wearing sunscreen daily on my eyelids. Still very happy I went through with this surgery and would recommend it to anyone who is considering doing it.

8 months: The Eyes Have It

It has been awhile since I posted about my eye surgery. People no longer perceive me as tired or sad. I am pleased with the results and how the surgery has added a softness to my look. Painless procedure and so worth the results!

Updated pic posted.

1 Year PostOp: Happy & Healed

I had my year PostOp check up yesterday and things are great. I look great with or without makeup. I love the way I look and so happy I did this. If you have been considering upper and or lower eyelid surgery I can say it is a painless and worthwhile procedure to endure. And what a difference it makes!

After interviewing several Plastic Surgeons, some recommended to me and others that I researched online, I chose Dr. Leonard Hochstein because of his calm, confident demeanor during my consultation. He and his staff were supportive and answered all my questions. His office was comfortable and his staff were welcoming. He also had many pictures to share of his excellent work and had many pictures of procedures he had done on patients who have similar characteristics to mine. No two procedures were alike and the final results were complimentary and unique to each patient.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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