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Old 09-27-2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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Hooded Eye Lids

I have hooded eye lids. That is where the skin folds over on top of the eye lid. I am thinking of having surgery to get rid of the fold of skin. Has anyone has this procedure done? I'm not sure of what it is called but would be interested in how it turned out for you and approximate cost.

 
Old 10-01-2006, 08:19 AM   #2
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Re: Hooded Eye Lids

Hello, Carol. Yes, I had hooded eyelids as well as large puffy bags under my eyes. I have wanted to have the surgery since 1998.

Last year, Nov. 11, I had the surgery, called a blepharoplasty. I had researched and found a plastic surgeon I trusted completely, after a consultation with him prior to the surgery in July.

The cost of my surgery, which included under-eye laser resurfacing, was $3770. I also had general anesthesia. The price of the surgery included the anesthesia and the anesthesiologist, as well. I realized after I had posted on this board, that the cost of my surgery was less than anyone else who had the surgery or inquired about the surgery. Others said their costs did not include anesthesia or the under-eye laser resurfacing.

I had absolutely no problems whatsoever, just getting thru the ordinary recovery and healing. The surgery was performed on Friday, and I spent the night in a suite at the same location. I was checked Saturday morning and released to go home. I live about 2 hours from Dr. Tobin's office. I returned to work on Wednesday.

I was very pleased with my surgeon and his work. I would not change a thing. The results are better than I ever expected, but everything I had hoped for. My husband tells me how youthful the eye surgery has made me. I feel youthful, but the eyes would make me feel much older.

My PS in Texas was Howard Tobin in Abilene. He is marvelous.

Dr. Tobin required that I have an EKG and a current exam from my endocrinologist. I had to provide the EKG results and the report about my thyroid exam. On my own, I consulted my ophthamologist, to make sure he would give his consent. I provided Dr. Tobin with my eye exam report, also.

My endocrinologist told me he noticed that my eyes had become much puffier than he had recalled. Much of my under-eye puffiness was consistent with thyroid disease. The surgeons mentioned they could see some thyroid issues during the surgery. I will have my annual checkup for my thyroid in about a month, so I am excited to hear what my endocrinologist says about the results.

I am particularly pleased with the results of the surgery on the hooded eyelids. I had a makeover consultation to learn how to enhance my revitalized eyes. It's a pleasure to put eye makeup on every day!

I'll visit with you anytime you have questions. I hope you're able to make the decision to proceed with the blepharoplasty.

Kind regards.

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Old 10-04-2006, 02:14 PM   #3
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Re: Hooded Eye Lids

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Originally Posted by AllysHeart
Hello, Carol. Yes, I had hooded eyelids as well as large puffy bags under my eyes. I have wanted to have the surgery since 1998.

Last year, Nov. 11, I had the surgery, called a blepharoplasty. I had researched and found a plastic surgeon I trusted completely, after a consultation with him prior to the surgery in July.

The cost of my surgery, which included under-eye laser resurfacing, was $3770. I also had general anesthesia. The price of the surgery included the anesthesia and the anesthesiologist, as well. I realized after I had posted on this board, that the cost of my surgery was less than anyone else who had the surgery or inquired about the surgery. Others said their costs did not include anesthesia or the under-eye laser resurfacing.

I had absolutely no problems whatsoever, just getting thru the ordinary recovery and healing. The surgery was performed on Friday, and I spent the night in a suite at the same location. I was checked Saturday morning and released to go home. I live about 2 hours from Dr. Tobin's office. I returned to work on Wednesday.

I was very pleased with my surgeon and his work. I would not change a thing. The results are better than I ever expected, but everything I had hoped for. My husband tells me how youthful the eye surgery has made me. I feel youthful, but the eyes would make me feel much older.

My PS in Texas was Howard Tobin in Abilene. He is marvelous.

Dr. Tobin required that I have an EKG and a current exam from my endocrinologist. I had to provide the EKG results and the report about my thyroid exam. On my own, I consulted my ophthamologist, to make sure he would give his consent. I provided Dr. Tobin with my eye exam report, also.

My endocrinologist told me he noticed that my eyes had become much puffier than he had recalled. Much of my under-eye puffiness was consistent with thyroid disease. The surgeons mentioned they could see some thyroid issues during the surgery. I will have my annual checkup for my thyroid in about a month, so I am excited to hear what my endocrinologist says about the results.

I am particularly pleased with the results of the surgery on the hooded eyelids. I had a makeover consultation to learn how to enhance my revitalized eyes. It's a pleasure to put eye makeup on every day!

I'll visit with you anytime you have questions. I hope you're able to make the decision to proceed with the blepharoplasty.

Kind regards.
Hi! I just read your post with interest! I too have thyroid disease, for the past 30+ years, 11 years ago I had a U/L bleph due to puffy U/L lids with some starting bagginess underneath. Then, I did not connect it with TD. Now, (I'm 55) I'm finding it coming back AGAIN! just in the past year. I know it's from the thyroid. My eyes seem to be bulging somewhat as well. I can't imagine having to do it again, but would if I have to, I guess.

Can I ask how old you are, and how long you've had TD?

I did tons of research and found that eye problems like ours are very commom place with Thyroid disease. I had thought it only happened with Hyperthyroid, but it happens with Hypo as well, which is what I have.

Sounds like you had a great Dr. and a good price, too!

 
Old 10-05-2006, 06:31 AM   #4
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Re: Hooded Eye Lids

Hello, Isis. I don't mind telling how old I am. I will be 51 next month. I was diagnosed with thyroid disease in 1991, but I think I had it for quite a while. A friend of mine, a nurse, noticed I had a goiter, which no one else had noticed. I consulted a general physician and then a specialist for treatment. I'm doing very well on Synthroid, after taking doses of Tapazole to shrink the goiter. I did have the hyperactive thryroid at that time, but the Tapazole actually took the thyroid to hypo, at which time I began on Synthroid.

I honestly had no clue that thyroid disease affected my eyes! My endocrinologist did an additional test last year when I consulted him prior to my bleph surgery. He did an antibodies test, to see how successful I could expect the cosmetic surgery to be. It turns out that my antibodies are high, meaning the surgery might not be as effective had I not had the thyroid disease.

Nevertheless, I am so pleased! The upper lids are great, and the under-eye laser helped to tighten the stretched skin and smooth out the wrinkles.

I knew the risks involved with me having the U/L bleph. I decided to dismiss the thoughts of potential risks and proceed with the surgery. My delight upon waking from anesthesia was undescribable. I had a positive outlook the entire time, and was fortunate that the surgery was a complete success and I had no problems. Yes, I did have complete trust in my PS. That is so important, for sure.

 
Old 10-13-2006, 08:37 AM   #5
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Re: Hooded Eye Lids

I am scheduled to do both for upper and lower eyelid surgery in NYC with Dr. Amiya Prasad. I am trying to find someone who has gone to him and could tell me about their experience with him.

 
Old 11-20-2006, 09:59 AM   #6
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Re: Hooded Eye Lids

Dr Prasad did my upper lids. He is great!!!! Good results!! No regrets.

 
Old 05-10-2007, 05:27 PM   #7
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Was the surgery and/or recovery painful? Still haven't made the move but getting closer.

 
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