Patient Stories

Eyelid Surgery Story - submitted by Marti

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

I had a turkey neck which I wanted tightened. I had this surgery once before and it was a failure so this time I wanted to make sure I got the right Doctor. Through your referral I got Dr. Lesavoy's name and number. I met with him and was given all the information I needed verbally and in writing. I started to check Dr. Lesavoy out since he told me he was the head of Plastic Surgery at Harbor UCLA for approx 26 yrs. Well anyone I spoke to spoke highly of him as being a cutting edge doctor. He actually had credentials beyond what I ever expected to find in a doctor.

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

My husband encouraged it since this is in the genes and I knew what the future was to bring. My daughter only said she hoped I got a real doctor this time and when looking at his credentials was extremely pleased and infact she asked some of her colleages at Harbor UCLA and heard nothing but extremely wonderful things about him as a surgeon and personally. Daughter is also a doctor and currently at Harbor UCLA

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

It has been awhile since I first found 1800mySurgeon.com but when I did I let you know what I was looking for and you gave me the information for the doctor. Dr. Lesavoy could see me the soonest and was one of two close to my home. Your company called me several times to see if I needed anymore help which I didn't your referal service is great

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

I had turkey neck tightened, eyelid lift and dermabrasion around mouth. Recovery is going well I am awaiting the bruising to go away. I am still swollen since it was only 3 days ago but each day I see alittle more results and I am really excited to see myself in 6 months.

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

Make sure your doctor has done many of your type procedures. That you have a good communication with the doctor and his office staff. Make sure the doctor works for the office and not just contracted and might disappear on you. Your doctors office can help you with alot of information on credit before and after care and more

How do you feel about your result?

Results, I am still in the recovery stage only being 4 days away from surgery. Each morning I get up and look to see if anything has changed. I am currently bruised and swollen but the bruising is more than half gone and the swelling is going just not fast enough for me. Listen to your doctor do not do anything strenous they really no what they are talking about. I set aside a time when I knew I didn't have a thing to do for approx 3 wks

find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery