Considering an Eyelift? One Woman's Story

Before you go under the knife, you must read this personal account. Warning: Put down your sandwich first.

By Robin Wolaner

Since surgeons "tend to underestimate complications," as Codner notes, find out in advance what your doctor will charge if you need follow-up surgery. Matarasso suggests another form of self-protection: Ask other eyelid surgery veterans, "What did you not know going in that you wish you did?" To start a conversation, hit the bleph message boards on sites such as or go to Robin Wolaner’s site,

— By Sheila Anne Feeney

Originally published in MORE magazine, February 2009.

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