Patient Stories

Eyelid Surgery Story - submitted by eric s.

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

Just looking at my face, I felt time was getting the better of me. Skin on my upper eyelid was accummilating and the bags under my eyelid were not going away. I always seemed to have that tired look and friends would tell me so. I contemplated having this done for such a long time, all the while feeling very nervous about the procedure and the cost. I finally saved enough money and having called numerous facilities and interviewed several doctors, I felt very comfortable with Dr. Tantillo.

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

My partner was the only person who knew of my decision to have the procedure done, and he's been very supportive with every aspect of it. I told no one else, and as of yet no one else has made any comments one way or another.

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

I spoke to some really friendly people at 1800mySurgeon and they referred me to the right doctor. He was very good and trusting and he made me feel very comfortable

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

It was a very exciting experience to go through. Every one at Dr. Tantillo's office were extremely nice as well as all the hospital staff that I came into contact with. My recovery, though, took a little longer than I wanted it to. During the first week the whites of my eyes were constantly red and had above normal swelling. I was getting a little discouraged and depressed as of this writing, my eyes still do not look normal, whereas the scarring is still a bit noticable. I just saw Dr. Tantillo a few days ago and he did say it would take a little while longer. I can't do anything but be patient.

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

I would tell someone to go ahead and get the procedure done if he/she feels very strongly about it. I do like the way my eyes look and I am glad I did it.

How do you feel about your result?

I am very happy with the results, but it is going to take another month or two for me to be completely satisfied.

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find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery