A WOMAN has been dubbed 'vain' after forking out over £1.3k to fix her baggy eyelids with a surgery.
TikTok user only known as @crazymum111 faced the cruel remarks after sharing a clip of herself before and after the pricey procedure on social media.
According to the parent, the eyelid reduction surgery – also known as blepharoplasty – set her back by £1350, although this was a special deal (the clinic usually charges an eye-watering £1795).
As we begin to age, the skin on our eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken, making for a saggy overall appearance.
The surgery, the NHS explained on their website, tackles this by removing the excess skin and fat around the eye area.
In the UK, the price for getting blepharoplasty vary but typically patients will be charged anywhere from £2,000 to an astronomical £6,000.
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The surgery on the upper lids – which is what @crazymum111 got – involve making a cut along the eyelid crease in the natural skin fold of the eyelid.
Once done, the surgeon will remove any excess skin, fat or muscle and then close the incision.
The scar will usually be hidden in the natural fold of the eyelid and the overall process can be completed in as little as 45 minutes.
After the surgery was all done – the mum even shared a snap of the excess skin on the tray – the beauty fanatic was left in ''pain'' and with severe bruising.
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To easy the pain and the brutal swelling, the mum said she now applies an ice cube wrapped in cloth for an at-home lymphatic massage.
''I'm really excited to see the results but I'm not going to lie – it is painful, it is very sore,'' she said in a recent update video.
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''It is difficult cause when you look on social media, you just see all the glamorous side of it – you don't really see the horrible side of it.
''That's why I'm documenting this to let others know,'' the mum bravely opened up on TikTok.
However, her decision to fork out for the surgery caused quite the debate on the platform, where the clip's racked up over 430k views in just a few days.
Whilst many supported the mum and sent her well-wishes for a speedy recovery, there were also those who reckoned she had wasted money.
''I love my hooded eyelids. I would never have this done,'' wrote one person.
Someone else warned that the results may not be a permanent fix, writing: ''only last a few years then drops again.''
''So vain,'' a third chimed in, whilst another wrote: ''sorry but I can't understand why anyone would put themselves through unessarry surgery.''
Luckily for the beauty fanatic, there was also heaps of support – and some couldn't even believe the drastic results.
One fan exclaimed: ''jaysus, its taken years off your face, you look amazing [sic].''
''Defo going to get this done,'' a TikTok user penned.
But whilst blepharoplasty is rising in popularity – in 2020, it was the second most performed procedure in the USA – things can also go terribly wrong.
According to NHS, eyelid surgery can also sometimes result in:
- blurred or double vision,
- your eyes looking uneven (asymmetrical),
- noticeable scarring,
- reduced or increased sensation in the eyelids.
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Though rarely, it can also lead to:
- injury to eye muscles,
- the lower eyelid drooping away from the eye and turning outwards,
- bleeding into the eye socket,
- visual impairment – though vision may improve in the long term.
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