Of late, I was being asked whether I was tired or sad. I was neither. So, upper eyelid blepharoplasty was my answer. From making the decision to going in for surgery was a two-week turnaround. No mucking about here, I tell you.
I booked into Cosmetique in Midland, Australia and met with the personable and down to earth Dr. Vivek Eranki who immediately understood I wanted a ‘freshen up’ and a subtle tweak to take me into my next decade with a sassy wink.
I turned up at 10 am, spent a good 15 minutes being marked up, checked and turned from side to side until the Dr. was satisfied. He was in no rush, which I valued. We discussed the procedure in detail, the type of pain relief, time frame, etc etc. I found Dr. Vivek to be very thorough, simple and straightforward in his explanations and more than willing to take time to address my questions.
Surgery was in one of the clinic rooms. Sedation and a concoction of other pain relief was given intravenously and before I knew it, surgery was underway. The entire time Dr. Vivek told me what he was doing and why. I was not in any pain or discomfit at any point. My only odd moment was the smell of my skin burning when blood vessels were being cauterized. Other than this, I was relaxed and comfy. For anyone freaking out about not going under, don't.
I had more work done on the right eye than the other but after approx 85 minutes, the procedure was done. I was cleaned up, taken to a recovery room and discussed aftercare. Soon after, I was home and marveling at how quick it all was.
It is now day 4. I have had some painkillers for pain relief and nothing more. I am taking the prescribed antibiotics 4 times a day and using the prescribed eye ointment 4 times a day. I used cold compresses religiously for the first 48 hours and I think this helped a great deal with the minimal bruising as did sleeping as upright as you can handle. No exercise, doing house chores etc.
Sutures were removed on day 3 as apparently I heal remarkably fast. My eye - vision - have been somewhat tired at times and that is my cue to lie down with a cold compress. Reading and being on the iPad were impossible for the first 3 days. Today my vision is clear, and reading is not a problem. I returned to the clinic on 17th for another check up and was told how to massage the skin to enable better healing. It is now a month later and my eyes are amazing. I cannot fault any part of my procedure. I have been so happy, I have had treatment for wrinkles and my husband is undertaking extensive cosmetic dental surgery. I would not hesitate in recommending this clinic.
Excellent. Dr. Vivek has an excellent manner and is approachable. I also met with Dr. Nero re breast enlargement. He was very honest and said he did not believe I needed one based on my barrel chest. I appreciated his approach and the fact he did not wish to undertake a procedure for the sake of it. This speaks of integrity. I also commend Toniya and her down to earth manner and experience in applying fillers. Overall, I can only recommend the clinic and hope they maintain their standards regardless of how popular they may become.