Eyelid surgery

Week One Post Facelift Surgery

On day 4, I finally sneak a glance into mirror. I am not at all surprised to see how bruised and swollen I am. I knew this was normal- It would gradually get better over the course of the next couple of weeks.  My husband, however, is unable to look at me and is having a difficult time dealing with this.  Oh we.. He will just have to deal .. 🙂

I am feeling tired and sleep a lot.

When it was time to take a shower, I was able to remove the headdress. I decided to take a picture with my iPhone and send it to my daughter, who had not seen me yet.  My eyes are dark purple and  I am  bruised on my cheeks. My neck actually has very little bruising. I’m excited to see the outcome and know that I will have to be patient.

Having a facelift is a big deal- don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.  The older you are the slower the recovery time.



Five hours later, I woke up. No nausea.  I was under MAC monitored anesthesia care. Felt nothing and had no nausea. Definitely a better option then general anesthesia. I would recommend not going under general, however it is best to confer with your surgeon.

My head felt tight. I had a helmet  on covering my head, which wrapped around my chin, and my eyes were gooey from the ointment  in them. I felt a little pain around the area where the sutures were and took a Vicodin . I heard my nurse’s voice, but I  could not really see her.  I don’t remember how I got dressed, but I do remember getting into the car to drive  to the Hyatt, down the road. Once there  I got undressed and went straight to bed.


One Woman’s Journey Through Blepharoplasty -Upper Eyelid Surgery…

Have you ever thought about having an eyelift or removing the bags from your eyes?  Maybe you have, but feel conflicted for many personal reasons…. Here is one woman’s journey, through upper eyelid surgery.

Read her whole story @ http://real-cosmetic-surgery.blogspot.com

“Now that I’m actually planning for this procedure it makes me reflect on what cosmetic surgery means to me. It has a connotation to it that can be negative in some circles such as the yoga world where it is believed that you should be proud of who you are naturally, respecting the aging process and that yoga has the power to keep you as youthful as you are meant to be: your true Self. ”

“He has no disease, nor old age, nor death, who has attained a body born of the fire of yoga” (the Upanishads).

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pre-surgery Planning for Upper Eyelids (Blepharoplasty)

Here I am… embarking on a journey of getting upper eyelid cosmetic surgery! It is technically known as Blepharoplasty.

I find that there is more planning involved than I had imagined. Before even making an appointment I thought most about the timing and when I’d have some downtime to be alone. With three kids 80% of the time I had a little leeway, but planning was important so that I could have the surgery and healing time available in order to keep it a secret. For it is my intention to have an end result that does not look like an obvious surgery, but simply enhances who I am…….

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