Eyelids and Brow PS - 5 days Post-op - Progress pics

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 12/19/17 10:03 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Today I look like I'm recovering from being punched (bruising around eyes) and suffering from jaundice (my face is all yellow from resolving swelling and bruising). I've been taking daily pictures (mostly) so I could assess progress and extrapolate to when I'll look mostly normal to others. I feel fine now with the only physical annoyance being that my lids are glued together when I wake up in the morning so I have to soak my eyes with warm water to get them open. I hate the weird things in my hair which are holding my brow in place, but I can pretty much cover them with hair (though it alters my usual style a bit). The stitches on my eyelids come out Thursday and the things in my hair at 3 weeks (so approximately 1/4). I'm hoping to be presentable by Friday when I have to be out in public.

Here are my progress pics (day of surgery, 2 days Post-op, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days):

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

Gwen M.
on 12/19/17 1:06 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Tons of improvement! Looking great.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 12/19/17 2:10 pm - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Thanks - getting there...

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

VSGAnn2014
on 12/19/17 2:55 pm
VSG on 08/14/14

Wow, Liz! To my uneducated eye you look like you're healing REALLY quickly.

I'm working up the courage to "do something."

ANN 5'5" AGE 72 HW: 235.6 (BMI 39.2) SW: 216 GW: 150 CW: 132.0

WEIGHT LOSS: Pre-op: -20 M1: -10 M2: -11 M3: 10 M4: -10 M5: -7 M6: -5 M7: -6 M8: -4 M9: -4
NEXT 10 MOS. -12 TOTAL: 100+ LBS.

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 12/20/17 4:23 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Better, but not in public better... hopefully by Friday. What is not obvious in the picture but is that in fluorescent lighting my face is a seriously yellow color (except my nose). I read something that said to wear green tinted makeup to offset it. But I'd have to go out in public to find green tinged makeup (who keeps that hanging around?). I do have dermablend which will cover the red bruises and hopefully a regular foundation will offset the yellow enough by Friday.

This morning was the first time my eyes weren't totally stuck together when I woke up but they are more swollen first thing in the morning.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

Laura in Texas
on 12/19/17 4:51 pm

Awesome results. It is amazing how quickly your swelling is going down.

Thanks for sharing!! I plan on getting my eyelids done someday.

Laura in Texas

52 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 150 (BMI=24)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

Cecily C.
on 12/19/17 7:45 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

Oh my gosh! You're looking SO much better by the last day! Looks like you're an amazing healer...

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 166.2

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 12/20/17 4:29 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I think it looks better in the picture than it does in person. I do increase my protein as high as possible after PS and definitely healed fast last time.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

Luvmygs
on 12/21/17 10:50 am
VSG on 12/04/14

I'm 4 weeks post of from upper and lower eye lid lift. I LOVE my new eyes. You're looking good. My bruising is just now going away. How did you paste the pictures?

 
  

    

Luvmygs
on 12/21/17 11:00 am
VSG on 12/04/14

This is upper and lower eye lid lift. (1) Day before surgery, (2) day of surgery, (3) two weeks after surgery, (4) three weeks after surgery and the last picture is recent, four weeks after surgery.

 
  

    

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