Written on April 30, 2015 at 5:27 am
From a young age I became adept at ‘contouring’ my upper eyelids with makeup to appear less hooded. Both of my parents handed down their ‘heavy’ eyelids to me (thank you very much) and both of them went on to have insurance pay for their surgery in their 60’s and 70’s. Even in my late 20’s and early 30’s I started getting the comments about how tired I looked. I don’t feel tired! But I definitely wouldn’t have pursued the matter of surgery until someone told me what a simple procedure it actually was.
I chose to do my upper eyelids just using local anesthesia, it took about 35 minutes and I walked out the door amazed at the ease of it. I did look a bit worse for wear for 4-5 days but felt nothing more than some tenderness and tightness. It amazing to see an actual crease in my upper eyelid for the first time in my life! I felt like I had a whole new look, but to my surprise not a soul seemed to notice – which was what I wanted. MY eyes have gone to one of my least favorite features to my best!