My hoods were very bad, and I contemplated this surgery for the past 10 years. I am day 4 after upper lift, and doing pretty well with the bruising and swelling. Doc recommended taking Arnica Montana for ten days prior to surgery, plus eating pineapple every day. I was thinking I was bad to bruise, but after reading all your comments, I think I did exceptionally well after following this advice.
Was worried today with the swelling above the incisions, especially seeing them in daylight and bright lighting. So comforted to read your comments and to reset my expetations for healing. Stiches taken out today, and had a little bleeding tonight after a slight jar (from the dog). Also good to read taht the dryness, itchiness, and blurred vision are common. My bigtgest concern is that to fix my drastic hooding problem, the Doc had to go wide with the incisions. Anyone else experience this? Hoping they fade out over time since they extend outside of the normal fold line.
Right now, I would definitely do this again! But don't let them tell you that you will sleep through the surgery! HA!