We have had so many inquiries about eyelid surgery that we thought we would share some of our recent patient stories with you! We sat down with Shelly, a recent Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) patient with Dr. Ansari at our Crows Nest clinic to talk about her experience and what you can expect when you book your eyelid surgery.
1. What was it about your eyelids that prompted you to make that first visit with Dr. Ansari?
“I was not happy with how much my eyelids sagged. They sat over my lash line and irritated my eyes so badly that I had rubbed almost all of my lashes off.”
2. How long had you been considering having eyelid surgery?
“I was thinking about it for around 6 months. That’s not that long, but I had been really unhappy with my eyelids and how they drooped for a while.”
3.Were you nervous before your consultation?
“I was not nervous. I had previously had cosmetic surgery on my stomach which was excruciatingly painful. I did a little research and I read that eyelid surgery was the least painful of all cosmetic surgeries. I was familiar with Dr. Ansari and his work as I had visited him in the past for Anti-wrinkle injections. I found him friendly and easy to talk with.”
4. How did you feel about your consultation?
“Dr. Ansari is a really lovely man. He makes you feel at ease about the whole process. From the first moment I found our consultation to be really easy and straightforward.”
5. On the day of your surgery how did your day go? Were you nervous?
“I was a little nervous. I was concerned about being awake
throughout the surgery more than anything else though.”
6.What does it feel like having eyelid surgery?
“I really did not feel a thing. I found I was chatting away throughout the surgery. Dr Ansari even had to ask me to stop talking and keep still.”
7. What is the recovery like after eyelid surgery?
“The recovery was soooo easy. The only pain I had was later in the afternoon when the pain meds wore off. I think it would not have been as bad if it wasn’t for the fact that I caught the train to and from my appointment. After dealing with the hassle of the train station and then also catching 2 trains to get home to Wollongong from Sydney I was feeling a little sore and cranky. I took some pain meds when I got home and I woke up the next morning with no pain. I never needed pain meds again. It was pretty amazing.”
8. Are you happy with your results?
“I am absolutely in love with the results. I really love the way I look and feel!”
9. Did the results affect your confidence?
“I don’t feel bad when I have my make up done now. I’m not embarrassed about my eyes anymore and I don’t feel the need to apologize to the makeup artist for what they have to work with. I also find I am more confident in doing things I thought I could not do. I even applied for my license for a motorcycle! I’m surprised how much it really has affected me.”
10. Do you recommend this surgery?
“You should absolutely just do it! You will not regret it. It is worth every penny! Just make sure you get someone to bring you to and from your appointment. Its the only thing I would do differently.”