Mar 11, 2016

I didn’t need to take a full week off of work to recover

Yet another one of our satisfied patients has volunteered to share her stories with everyone on our ASA blog. Bridget S. first came to Kevitch, Chung & Jan because she was unhappy with how her droopy eyelids were making her look both tired all the time and much older than she really is. After the wonderful experience she had here with her cosmetic eyelid surgery, she eventually consulted with us again to have a tummy tuck performed to remove the excess skin she had at her belly which was causing her both medical issues and aesthetic concerns. Here is Bridget’s story …

“It happened just like he said it would,” says a delighted, now bright-eyed Bridget S. who had her sagging eyelids corrected with cosmetic eye surgery performed by Dr. Chung at Kevitch, Chung & Jan. “It’s done as an outpatient procedure. So I arrived … he marked my eyelids showing where they would take off the excess skin … and before I knew it, we were done.”

“Dr. Chung warned me about a lot swelling, but once I got home I couldn’t believe how well I looked and felt. He called me that night to see how I was doing. I told him I was doing great and had hardly any swelling and he kinda laughed and said ‘Okay, but just wait until tomorrow.’ The next day — I got the frozen peas out because boy was I swollen!”

“He called me again that day and asked how I was. I told him I was much more swollen and he was like, ‘I told you so!’ He asked how I was feeling overall and reminded me to keep the frozen peas on my eyes and to take care of myself and to not lay flat. It took about three days for the swelling to go down. I followed his advice as much as I could, but my mother was ill at the time.”

“I didn’t need to take a full week off of work to recover. I was back to work in three to four days. I listened to everything Dr. Chung said and recommended — though I think I was more active than he would have liked — and recovery went smoothly.”

Bridget’s story will continue in upcoming blog posts.