Steve, 56, was unhappy with the way his eyelids had started to droop. But he found the idea of surgery daunting
“From a male point of view, having surgery is pretty daunting, but my eyelids had started to droop. I had seen this happen to my mother as she got older and I didn’t want to go the same way.
“I worried a lot about whether it was the right thing to do. I sought a lot of guidance, and my surgeon showed me what he thought I would look like post-op. He explained the procedure and advised me to clear time to lie low after the operation.
“I had my upper and lower lids done. Everything went like clockwork. The operation and the post-op period happened just as my surgeon had explained it.
“Even so, almost immediately after the operation, I thought: ‘Why did I do this?’ When you see the stitches, it’s a real shock.
“But as I healed I could see it had been worth it. My recovery only took a couple of weeks.
“Now people say to me: ‘Gosh, you look well!’ When I look in a mirror or see my reflection, I feel good. It has given me confidence.
“I’m a realist, and my body tells me how old I am. But I am very, very pleased I went ahead with the eyelift.”
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