Patient Stories

Eyelid Surgery Story - submitted by Bonn

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

I am 60 years old and wanted to freshen up my face. Makeup was no longer hiding the years. I needed to lift the face and neck and remove the excess skin. I had deep groves along my jowl lines and wanted them reduced. My eyes were also becoming more wrinkled and old looking.

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

Husband didn't mind at all. I chose not to discuss it with too many friends because I didn't want to hear how I didn't need it and looked fine the way I was.

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

1800mysurgeon.com helped me find Dr. Fernau and assured me that he was a qualified and skilled plastic surgeon. I very much liked and trusted Dr. Fernau and would recommend him to anyone that was interested in getting body or face work done.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The surgery went fine, but it has been a long road to recovery (9 weeks so far) and half of my face still feels numb. I also have rigids under my eyes and need additional laser work to remove them. I think that eventually I will be very pleased with the outcome, but it takes much longer than I thought it would to heal.

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

Be prepared for a long recovery period. You won't want to even leave the house for the first couple of weeks. Also have the surgery when it is cool weather because it feels like you have a mask on top of your face and you really feel hot when exposed to the heat.

How do you feel about your result?

I think I will be very pleased with the results eventually. I am disappointed in how long the recovery process takes. I was lead to believe that it wouldn't be such an issue.

find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery