Sadly, I cannot recommend. I am one week shy of my 1yr post op. I would have to agree with one of the prior reviewers, you won’t be seeing my before and after photos as a success storyI had upper eyelid surgery performed. During my initial consultation, I had expressed concerns that my skin is prone to keloids and hypertrophic scarring. I was put to ease that the skin on the eyelids would be the exception.
My other issue was that although I already had double eyelids, one of my eyelids was more hooded than the other. So I was also trying to achieve symmetry. I was told that I was an ideal candidate for upper blepharoplasty, Dr Fan was not pushy at all, and I loved his calm and patient demeanor.
Dr Fan, Joey and Jennifer (front desk girl not there anymore) were all wonderful to deal with and very friendly. Post surgery, I received flowers and a personal phone call from Dr Fan to check in on how I was feeling, which was a lovely gesture.
So why the 1 star?
I am deeply deeply disappointed with my results. It took me many years of contemplating upper blepharoplasty, and I finally took the plunge with Dr Fan. $6000 later and 6 weeks of avoiding physical activity, time that I’ll never get back. My eyelids are still asymmetrical, and I still have hooding over both eyes. My expectations were not high or unreasonable. If you look at my before and after pictures, you might wonder what was done at all?
I had been taking photos of my eyelids throughout the process and I did notice that the markings drawn on my eyes right before surgery indicated to me that the results would have been uneven. But I was too sedated to speak up at the time 🙁
Immediately after surgery, again I noticed the unevenness between both eyes. As I healed, it was apparent to me that my eyelids were clearly asymmetrical. I kept being told that the one eye is swollen, more anesthesia was used on one eye, everyone has asymmetrical eyes, asymmetry is expected initially and I just need to give myself time to heal and it will balance out, etc. Well guess what? It did not, and I doubt the Dr will ever acknowledge he miscalculated.
I almost forgot to mention my terrible healing process. From my own research, it appears that people only have stitches left in for 5 days, especially when you have skin prone to scarring. Well mine were left in for 8 days, when I questioned this, I was reassured that it depends on the type of stitches and tension. I’m not a plastic surgeon so what do I know. Anyhow after the stitches came out, I suffered from blood blisters, and ongoing proliferation of the skin at different parts of my eyelid even months later. To the point where I needed to wear sunglasses everywhere I went because I was not presentable and couldn’t explain the mess above my eyes. Twice I was prescribed ointment that cost over $200 and not covered by insurance. Now that I am a year post op, the scars are still visible, the swelling has come down…so now it appears that I have my old eyelids back with the added scarring.
I am so deeply disappointed in my experience and will likely have to spend more money and time if I opt to do a revision later on.