May 1, 2015

Lifestyle ~ African American Ethnic Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Day 1 - Day 4

African American Ethnic Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

There's so many emotions going through my head as I lay with the ice peas across my eyes.  I'm excited and terrified at the same time. I'm so excited to log my journey and become a reference point of other AA/Ethnic people out there that might be interested in having this procedure.

Surgery day was very peaceful.  The staff was so caring and compassionate, they provided me with a warm blanket as I was being put under twilight sedation.  Twilight sedation is when you're just feeling relaxed from a couple of Valium and something stronger like Propofol. Then they numbed my my entire eye area, I didn't feel a thing but I heard everything.  The procedure lasted about an hour and I walked out as happy as can be.

Day 2 was all about resting and applying ice across my eyes.  I had already started taking all the medication prescribed (click here to watch my Part 1 Video Diary) on Youtube where I talked about all the medication and steroids prescribed towards the end of the video.

Day 3 the swelling and bruising started.  I knew that I would bruise but I had no idea how bad it would be.  I couldn't find any photos of any AA/Ethnic people of my complexion on the internet that had this surgery to get an idea of what it would be like. More rest and more icing, now applying ice for 10 to 15 minutes every 2 hours.

Day 4 was more of the same as day three... no significant changes.

African American Ethnic Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery

African American Ethnic Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery

African American Ethnic Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery

African American Ethnic Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery

Video Diary Part 1
Important Questions & Answers


Video Diary Part 2 
Surgery through Day 8