Patient Stories

Eyelid Surgery Story - submitted by lynn

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

my eyelids where drooping so bad I always had to go to a window to get more light. forget makeup-and when I looked at myself in the mirror I just looked so sad even when I wasn't till I looked at myself. Also I would never get hired if I want to look for a part time job.

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

The decision was all mine and my self-esteem There was a time at work previously that I was accused of looking uncaring, withdrawn and almost like I looked drunk--don't even drink-- nothing to do with my practical experience or performance. Except for the person who took me in that day, no one knows yet-Still recovering- have to wait for reactions if they recognize me-I even amaze myself

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

I felt it was meant to be when I got my first phone call the next day after I was just researching the sites the night before.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

I COULD SEE!! we used anesthesia, the only way to go. The staff were great. Within 3 hours I was awake and ready to go home. Naturally there has been bruising and swelling even after I came out of the icepacks for two. pain was very minimal. I think that with all the extra light I did have some headaches but, it has really been worth it

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

You will know when the time is right. do it for yourself and no one else. my girlfriend who has had some cosmetic surgery done wanted to have her eyelids too but, honest Dr. Joseph told her it would not benefit her and why....Almost got two consultations for one

How do you feel about your result?

Wonderful--the increased visual light is so wonderful and although after two weeks there is still slight swelling--nothing though like previous-you would have to know my eyes. I can start wearing make-up again and have even found my upper lashes again. I'm almost ready to face the world again and say hi to that person I see in the mirror in the morning

find out about the surgeon who performed the surgery
find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery