I started thinking about doing something about my eyes roughly 10 years ago, as I became more and more aware of the excess skin under my eyes and the folds on my upper lids. This became more apparent every time I saw myself in a photograph. I tried countless creams but I knew a more permanent solution had to be considered to fix my issue. I started researching ways to eliminate the bagginess and came across a procedure called a blepharoplasty.
Fast forward to December 2019 when I first met Dr. Silverman to discuss my situation. He took the time to explain a few options with a blepharoplasty being one of them. He detailed how the surgery would be performed and explained the recovery process. Dr. Silverman and his staff gave me all the information I needed while making me feel at ease. I left his office feeling excited about moving forward, but I was still a little bit leery about actually going through with it. I discussed the procedure with my husband and he was very supportive, as he heard me complain about my “eyes” countless times. I still was not ready to move forward, as I was concerned about taking time off from my job. How would it work? Would I really do it?
We all have experienced the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and I cannot stress how hard it was to deal with the lockdowns and working from home. But as time went on I thought that this might be the best opportunity to have the surgery. I called New Beginnings and made another appointment with Dr. Silverman in November 2020 and moved forward with scheduling my blepharoplasty surgery for both my upper and lower lids. The staff at New Beginnings were all very professional and made me at ease with my decision. The date was set and I was ready to go!
On the day of my surgery, I was anxious but excited at the same time. Once the surgery was over the recovery was about to begin. I admit the first week was the hardest. I was scared to look at myself for the first 3 days, as I was imagining the worst. When I finally did look in the mirror it was not as bad as I thought. Do not get me wrong, I was not ready to be seen in public anytime soon. But as the days went on, the healing process was in motion. I took photos each day and the progress from day to day really was encouraging. With each passing day, it got better and better. I am truly amazed how this surgery transformed my upper and lower lids, while still looking natural. At 58 years old, I feel more confident and I am so happy I had the surgery.
My experience at New Beginnings has been wonderful. The staff are very friendly and have always made me feel comfortable. Dr. Silverman is a very knowledgeable plastic surgeon and I would highly recommend him.