My name is Susan, and if you are reading this, you’re considering having cosmetic surgery. I’ve written an account of my experience and hopefully you will find this helpful.
One of my outstanding features has always been my blue eyes. As time went by, I became acutely aware that my eyes were being overshadowed by my upper lids that seemed to be getting heavier. Sometimes I would just feel fatigued, other times people I worked with would make comments like ‘ You look tired’. It became easier just to smile than to tell them , ‘No, it’s my fat eyelids!’. I also felt that the weight of my lids were accentuating the creases at the corners of my eyes. The ultimate motivation was when I looked at myself in the mirror, after a GOOD night’s sleep and still looked the same.
I decided to do some investigating. I met with Dr. Lat and Dr. Garcia-Lat. They were both very kind, compassionate and competent. Their credentials were top notch, the office was impeccable and the supportive staff was understanding and knowledgeable. I was impressed. If I was to go through with this I would have it done here. Also, it was reassuring seeing little kids come and go as clients. Well, because of my schedule 18 months went by, before I finally got the nerve up to go for it.
Yes, I was nervous. Very nervous, I actually almost cancelled. The day of the surgery, everything boiled down to the bottom line. Do I like how I look right now?
I can honestly say there was no pain, there was tightness and swelling at the site, but Tylenol did do the trick. I slept well the first night in an elevated position, and had minimal bruising, that is, until I sneezed – Irish luck! O.K. so I’m black and blue, actually yellow and green now, but I do not regret my decision . And Yes I would do it all again.
Take a look at my pictures – see what you think.
Thanks Dr. Lat and Dr. Garcia-Lat and staff.
Susan S., R.N., B.S.N.