When looking in the mirror I saw an old woman...
When looking in the mirror I saw an old woman staring back, gravity had taken over and I gave up smoking a year ago and was left with fine lines around my mouth. I was unhappy and after a year thinking about surgery I went ahead on 9th October with eyelid surgery a browplexy and fillers.
I am more than happy with the result although I have bruising and have yet to get my stitches taken out this week.
I have used Gel eye pads which are cooled in the refrigerator to reduce the swelling and bruising and sleep upright using a V shaped pillow.
I have a very supportive Husband and a wonderful Son who have totally supported me .
Day 6 after surgery !
Day 6 after surgery and I still have a lot of swelling between my eyelid and eyebrow, but generally feeling quite well and have no pain.
Still not sleeping very well but hope that improves after stitches are removed tomorrow and I can lay flat in bed again.
Hope to add photo's tomorrow.
Day 7 after surgery and today I had my stitches removed.
It didn't really hurt at all and was over in a few minutes, eyelids look really good although some swelling but will continue to use gel eye masks at night and when needed during the day to relieve itching .
Back to see my consultant next week for follow up appointment but will continue to post in the meantime.
Slept better last night .
2 weeks post op
went to see surgeon today for follow up appointment.
Everything is healing well, no bruising slight irritation scars otherwise no problems and appointment for check in December.
Back to doing normal things and sleeping in normal sleep position tonight.
Almost 1 month post op !
I have had concerns that my left eye is not healing as well as the right eye and although my surgeon is very reassuring that it will correct in time ( up to 6 months) I feel a bit down that my face will look a little lopsided, after all this is why I had surgery as I was bothered greatly by the difference.
I do have a visit with my surgeon in December for a follow up, will post pics that he has taken to show progress.