56 Year Old with 66 Year Old Eyes

I'm just starting to look into this - have thought...

I'm just starting to look into this - have thought my neck was bad but recently realized it's my whole face! Seeing an ocular guy rather than plastic surgeon - am scared of doing things to my eyes that will make them uneven or look weird....
Is it better to do this or to just bite the bullet and go full face -- I think I'm too afraid for that yet. And it seems like the down time for this is less.

November 15th update

So, I talked to a RS-recommended PS, who was marvelous (I'm going to do it! with him at the knife - gulp!). I also talked to an ophthalmologist (also RS-recommended and obviously very talented). The PS seemed to say he could do some skin tightening on the lower lids (really - not the lids but the troughs I have below my eyes). The ophthalmologist is much more conservative and would only do uppers. The O showed me the botched surgeries from other doctors that he's corrected (so, in my head I thought "well, if mine turns out bad, I'll be back"!)...

The reason I'm not going with the O is that he is in an eye center that handles lots of patients and the coordinator never called me back, and when I called she didn't really have things organized at all - I'm afraid I'd fall through the cracks after the surgery is done and they have their money. The PS staff, on the other hand, are in their own suite and are much more involved (or so it seemed) with the patients and the recovery process. The price quoted for both doctors was just under $5k. The surgery times - the O doctor - 30 minutes, the PS - 60 minutes. Both quoted for NOT full anesthesia. I'm not a fan of getting put under (ha - I'll hold off until I do my neck/face!)... so this is a huge plus for me. I'll update after I talk to the coordinator tomorrow.... I'm going to get it done, I think, on Dec 7th. They said recoveries vary, but 1-2 weeks, back at work.. so I figure by Christmas I won't be completely hideous any more...

Date is on the calendar - December 7th

Ok, so I'm going to jump in. I'm really nervous/scared because I know what "could" happen - you see all the perfect pictures and then the disaster pictures... but, looking in the mirror, and feeling like you look older than the people 10 years older than you.... it's time to take action.
I'll keep you posted...

Clock is ticking, nerves are rattling

So the doc recommended starting 1000mg of Vitamin C 2 weeks out (which is Wednesday). I'm going to get some fresh arnica tablets and cream. Trying to think of any other "anti-bruise" things to get. Have lots of little ice packs - am wondering if I need something to hold them in place... also trying to figure out audio books... sitting still is NOT my forte - I know the first 3 days will be hard for me to just chill. And yipes, how not to obsess when you're chillin'!
Thanks for all the encouragements!!! @ania1972, yes, my lower "troughs" have been going on for a solid decade, but just seemed to get much worse recently. I think they're almost (!) worse than the lids - really show up when I smile...
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