I underwent upper blepharoplasty yesterday & wanted to share my experience I am 27 years old & I found it really hard to find before/after pics and personal experiences for people under 45, as most blephs seem to be done on middle aged people. So as a fairly young patient for this type of procedure here is my experience
I have always had uneven and hooded eyelids ever since I was born, thanks to family genes. This has lead to people thinking I look "tired" even after a great night's sleep. I felt my eyelids were very droopy and I've always been envious of girls with normal eyelids who can wear beautiful eyeshadows.. I love playing with makeup and my eyeshadow would constantly smudge, not that you could see the eyeshadow on my tiny lids. After 27 years putting up with droopy eyes, and after conquering my BA last August I decided to get upper blepharoplasty to look more refreshed and finally not look tired all the time.
I had the procedure done by my booby surgeon, Dr Richard Rahdon in Geelong. My admission time was 10.30am but I didn't get into surgery until 1.30pm (I think that was about the time they knocked me out with GA lol). I had the same warm-mannered anaesthetist as my BA so I felt very relaxed. Richard was great, chatting with my about my work/life/wedding planning for a good 10 mins, presumably to relax me and that worked - I was very relaxed. He must keep a notebook of girls' names/professions because he deals with soo many ladies each week, I can't believe that despite seeing him about 6-7 times over the past year he would remember my profession!
I woke up about 4pm in recovery with no pain or nausea, but with blurry eyesight because of the gel they used to lubricate my eyes during surgery. Apart from the weird feeling of blurry vision I felt great! My lovely anaesthetist came to check on me, and over the next hour and a half I became more awake, my vision improved and the nurse gave me some peppermint tea and biscuits and cheese. I asked the nurse for some ice/eye pads because I wanted minimal swelling & bruising, and I wanted to get onto it right away. My surgeon Richard came to check on me at 5pm and he was happy with how I looked, and then my partner picked me up at 5.30pm.
At home, I continued feeling well. I ate dinner and had my prescribed ibuprofen tablet and 2 panadols. I put a sterile eye pad with frozen saline solution on my eyes before bed & today I have kept up with my medications and an occasional cold eye cloth. Apart from my twice daily ibuprofen tablet which I have with breakfast & dinner, I haven't needed any painkillers and have not been in pain whatsoever! I know it's very early days, as I'm only day 1 post op but I am happy with how I'm looking. I expected to get a shock when I looked in the mirror & look a bit more "scary" but I'm not terribly bruised or swollen. I am keeping up with the cold cloth on my eyes so hopefully I don't get too much worse. I am already loving my more refreshed, wide awake, feminine eyes! Here is my day 1 post op pic (excuse the purple texta marks, this was the surgeon's drawing).
If I can help any ladies with questions etc please get in touch. I would love to help And I will post a progress pic once the purple texta washes off. Hopefully I will be super happy with the result once it all settles down!