Patient Stories

Eyelid Surgery Story - submitted by K.S.

find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery

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

At 55, I don't feel my age, yet when I looked at myself, my eyes had a droopy, tired look. I wanted to look more vibrant, more energetic. I was worried about that "deer in the head lights look". But then I met Dr. Bogdan and saw some of his before and after pictures. All of his patient's "after" pictures looked so natural! He told me downtime would be about 2 weeks, that I couldn't exercise, but that I could go back to work in a week. At that point, I decided to go for it. I scheduled the date of the surgery to fall over spring break, when most of my clients would be gone anyway.

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

Everyone was supportive of me. My husband said, "do what makes you feel good about yourself." My daughter told me I was setting a precedent for her. (ha) My mom had also had an eye lift done about 10 years ago.

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

1800MySurgeon was great at finding not only a qualified plastic surgeon near me, but one of the best! They were very quick at calling me after I entered my information, and then very good about following up to see if I was happy with the doctor they suggested. 1800MySurgeon is a wonderful service for helping you locate a qualified surgeon quickly.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

I underwent conscious sedation with a local rather than general anesthesia, since I was only having a 45 minute procedure. It was very simple, and pretty much painless! I had some swelling the first 3 days, then it went down quite a bit. I had some mild bruising, but everyone said they were amazed I didn't have more, being a redhead.

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

I highly recommend Dr. Bogdan for cosmetic surgery. He is meticulous and will give you very natural results. He will also take the time to answer all your questions, even if he has to call you back. He's very caring and will put your nerves at ease. It's really not a bad surgery at all.

How do you feel about your result?

I love my new, more open look! I look younger and more vibrant! I feel more confident and positive about myself. My eyeshadow now goes on super smooth. No more sinking in the creases. I would recommend this surgery to any woman not happy with her eyes.

find out more about this procedure: eyelid surgery