Patient Stories

Eyelid Surgery Story - submitted by T.S.

find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery

Share your story about why you considered and ultimately had cosmetic surgery.

I decided to have upper and lower eyelid surgery because at the age of 47 I always looked tired and had bags under my eyes. I had so much excess skin on both my upper and lower eyelids that I didn't like taking pictures unless I had sunglasses on.

How did your friends and family feel about your decision to have a procedure?

The first thing I heard from everyone was "you look fine, do you really need to do this?" But once I showed them the excess skin I could pinch from my lids and pictures of people who had the surgery done they thought it would be a great thing.

How did 1800MySurgeon help you through the process of finding a qualified plastic surgeon?

Not even 5 minutes after I completed the online form on, I received a call. The person on the other end from 1800mySurgeon was friendly, courteous and most importantly listened to what I wanted to do, then recommended a doctor in my area. It was a relief to know that other people had the same procedure done and were 100% satisfied with the doctor. The patient coordinator from 1800mySurgeon listed all of the doctors credentials as well as his schooling.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

My surgery was done in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia. The procedure itself took about 4 hours. I didn't feel any pain during the procedure but had been worried about the following days. To my surprise, I wasn't in any pain at all. I iced my eyes every hour for the first two days and the swelling went down very quickly. I never took any pain medication, not even Tylenol.

What advice would you give to another person considering your same procedure?

If you are considering upper and lower eyelid surgery the benefits are amazing. Not only does it boost your self-esteem but you'll be amazed at the difference. People will comment about how many years it took off your face and how refreshed you look.

How do you feel about your result?

I love the results! My co-workers and friends have told me how fantastic I look and I'm no longer dreading taking pictures. My only regret is not having the procedure done years ago!

find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery