Patient Stories

Eyelid Surgery Story - submitted by Judy T

find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery

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

I am 64 years old and wanted to look a little younger. I have never been what you would consider a good looking person, but Dr. Fernau has changed all of that. My face looks so much younger and my chin is rounder. I was starting to get the drooping on both sides of my mouth and now all of that is changed. I am not done healing so I am looking at a little more improvement than I already have.

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

Most were 100% with me, others were concerned, but did not try to talk me out of it. They thought I looked good without surgery. My daughter said "go for it". My husband died at the age of 64, so life is too short to not do what you want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else.

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

It was so easy. They gave me 2 or 3 surgeons to start with. I could check where they were located, what their education or specialties were and I was impressed with Dr. Fernau's credentials. Then, when I talked to him and his staff, I could see why 1800MySurgeon suggested him.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The face lift with all that goes with it, eyes, lips etc. went well except I had a reaction to the one anesthetic. I had very little pain. The most discomfort was having to wear the hear gear and making sure my face was protected when I went outside (hat, sunscreen, sun glasses). My recovery seems a little longer than I thought it would be, but I had a lot done.

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

You have to like your doctor and his staff, plus you have to fully trust them. Any time you have a question, don't hesitate to call them. They should be happy to answer any of your questions.

How do you feel about your result?

I am still in recovery mode. I still have some swelling and bruising around the eyes, but I feel that the end result will be well worth it. I could see the difference in my appearance the day after the surgery.

find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery