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Rosemary’s Story



Rosemary Shrager Age: 70
Location: N/A
Treatment(s): Upper Eyelid Surgery

“All the information and guidance was very clear and simply explained. It made me feel very much at ease, right from the get-go."

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Who is Rosemary Shrager?

Rosemary Shrager is a talented chef, cookery teacher and TV presenter. For years she suffered with droopy and weepy eyes which caused discomfort and affected her day-to-day life. Rosemary had upper eyelid surgery to treat her eyelid overhang, and here she shares her story with the hope of encouraging others in a similar situation to consider this operation.

How did droopy eyelids affect Rosemary?

For years, Rosemary would wake up every morning to heavy, sticky eyes, unable to open them straight away, and the condition worsened in recent years. Her droopy eyelids caused a lot of discomfort and affected her day-to-day life, not least when running her weekly Facebook Live cookalongs. Her eyes wept constantly so she would have to keep wiping them, it was an effort to open her eyes fully, and she could no longer wear mascara.

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Rosemary Shrager discusses her eyelid surgery

The condition worsened in recent years, and Rosemary realised that, medically, she needed to have upper eyelid surgery. “The time had come where I knew this was a necessity, from a medical perspective, not one of vanity. I knew my eyes would only get worse,” she says.

Rosemary made the decision to have the surgery with Amir Nakhdjevani, the lead consultant plastic surgeon at Bella Vou. “They have the best reputation and Amir is one of the top surgeons in the country. I thought to myself, if anyone is going to do my eyes, it can only be Amir. I have the utmost confidence and respect for his work.”

Rosemary’s upper eyelid surgery

Rosemary was also drawn to the fact that she wouldn't have to have a general anesthetic. At Bella Vou, upper eyelid surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic, and takes between just one and two hours.

"All the information and guidance was very clear and simply explained. It made me feel very much at ease, right from the get-go. On the day of the operation, I was made to feel incredibly comfortable, with no pain, and I even had a bit of a giggle through the procedure. It was over in no time."

There’s no need for a hospital stay after upper eyelid surgery, so Rosemary went home the same day. “My follow-up and post care experience was unbelievable! They called me the following day to see how I was recovering and that continued throughout the weeks. The team’s attention to detail is second to none and, actually, faultless.”

Since the surgery, Rosemary has seen a huge difference in more ways than one. “I’m absolutely over the moon with the results. I’ve noticed the biggest improvement when waking up in the morning - my eyes now open wider and the feeling of not having heavy eyes is the biggest relief.”

“My eyes don’t weep anywhere near as much as they did, and my whole face seems alive. I’ve been complimented on how fresh I look, which is all down to this procedure, and I cannot wait to wear mascara again. Has it been worth it? A great BIG yes! I feel like I have my eyes back, which has given me a new lease of confidence.”

“This has been a total revelation. You think that as you age it’s normal for everything to go south, but I hadn’t realised quite how bad my eyes had gotten and, medically, how much of a necessity this operation was. I never thought that such a small thing could have such a huge impact on my life and I want to encourage anyone in a similar position to book a consultation with Amir at Bella Vou. If it’s going to make you feel better, do it! It will honestly change your life.”

“I had been considering this for many years, and I spent too long worrying about it - should I, shouldn’t I? But I’m so glad that I finally made the decision to go through with it. I might be 70, but that doesn’t mean I’m ready to stop; I want to keep working and push myself hard until I’m 80 at least! This has given me a new lease of life and a sense that I can keep on going and going. I want to shout from the rooftops that this is a wonderful, life-changing thing to do, and Amir and his incredible team are the best people for the job.”

How Bella Vou can help you

If you are interested in finding out more about upper eyelid surgery and how the expert team at Bella Vou can help you, why not speak to one of our experienced surgeons for more information.

Our dedicated team of professionals offer an unparalleled service with cutting-edge treatment, swift procedures and excellent results. To book a free consultation today, just visit our contact page and fill in the quick form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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