Patient Stories

Eyelid Surgery Story - submitted by V F

find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery

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

I checked out a lot of plastic surgeons, what made up my mind was the surgery Dr. Fernau performed on a young boy that had a tumor on his face. I thought if he can do a good job with that then he will do a good job with my surgery.

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

With mixed feeling, some thought I did not need the surgery and others said it was done well. It's still at the swollen stage though not too badly as one friend said but still looks good. Some asked the price of the procedure said that was a lot of money. All in all the response was well accepted.

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

1800MySurgeon was very helpful, I had several consultations before I decided on Dr. Fernau due to to help of 1800MySurgeon. They were also very good at answering my questions and getting information from Dr. Fernau's staff for me, they were very helpful.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The nurses were very good at putting me at ease though I worked in the surgery department in England and knew what to expect, but for other patients that have not had surgery I would say do not worry they give you an anesthetic. When the procedure is done after you have rested you can go home, you leave the clinic feeling no pain. It's nearly 3 weeks since my surgery and I still have no pain, the worst is the itching.

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

First make sure it is what you want, do a good check on the surgeons, get all the information you can follow the Dr's instructions to the letter get at least 2 weeks of work do not over do it at home, get the help of family when you get home from your surgery, and enjoy the results.

How do you feel about your result?

So far fine, I still have a little swelling but that is normal, as I said the itching is the worse it eases a little when the stitches are taken out. So far I am pleased with the results.

find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery