I located Dr. Phelps from extensive research and consulting with friends in the medical field on the absolute best for blepharoplasty. I then visited multiple surgeons before deciding on the practice. Dr. Phelps was the only surgeon who took a very close look at my eyes (!) and talked about eye health, not just the aesthetic results. I felt 100% comfortable knowing that not only was this his specialty, but that he and his amazing team were the absolute best. They did not disappoint!
I have always been self-conscious of my droopy eyelids. As I’ve gotten older, the droop got more pronounced and uneven. You could not even see my eyes when I smiled and could never tell if I was wearing eye make-up (which just ended up smeared if I wore it). Everyone commented on how tired I looked, even when I was well-rested. I had been thinking about getting the surgery for years and finally decided after finding Dr. Phelps that it was time and that he was the person I wanted to perform the surgery.
I had a bilateral upper blepharoplasty and internal browpexy to help the results last longer. I was conscious for the entire procedure which took about an hour, and I went home immediately after. I have never used contacts or had any corrective glasses (other than readers as I’ve gotten older), so was pretty uncomfortable with the idea of “things in my eyes” but Dr. Phelps and Maria talked me through the entire procedure and they could not have been more wonderful. I felt 100% comfortable in their care.
The method that he uses, a CO2 laser, was really incredible. It minimized the scarring and shortened my recovery time drastically from what I had anticipated before I talked with Dr. Phelps. The recovery was surprisingly fast. I iced as instructed, and limited salt and alcohol (at Thanksgiving no less), used the ointment for my very small stitches and really saw the difference right away. I was able to work almost immediately after surgery and even had zoom calls a few days later. I was only swollen for a week or so and the bruising went away with time and with arnica gel (talk to the team about their new products for post-surgery recovery….amazing!). One week after surgery, I had very little swelling and some limited bruising. Two and a half weeks after surgery, I was in New York and no one could tell I had just had surgery on my eyes! I will share my recovery photos with Dr. Phelps and you can see them on his instagram site.
I finally look on the outside like I felt on the inside. It’s made all the difference and I cannot recommend Dr. Phelps highly enough.
Now I am left with a much younger appearance and truly better peripheral vision.
I would recommend Dr. Phelps to anyone considering this surgery. He is a kind and talented doctor with a great staff.
Julia & David Bart
I experienced mild discomfort afterwards for a day or two that was controlled with acetaminophen. I was surprised by the lack of pain as I had expected to be rather uncomfortable.
As the bruising and swelling resolves I am delighted to see the results! I no longer have to hold up my eyebrows to lift my lids out of the way. The incisions are barely visible after only one week, and I am just thrilled with how much better I look and feel about my appearance.
Thank you Dr. Phelps for improving my daily life!!
My mom Irene had eye surgery because her eye was larger due to Graves disease on one side and he did a job. He is great.
We highly recommend him
He and his team examined me carefully and evaluated the extent of the problem. A bilateral blepharoplasty was recommended to remedy the condition. Dr. Phelps explained the surgical procedure and the postoperative care that would be necessary. As important as the surgery itself, the team explained that the amount of loss of peripheral vision was great enough that the procedure should be covered by my insurance plan. His support team made sure that the insurance company approved the procedure well before the scheduled date of the surgery.
The care that I received on the day of the surgery was amazing. Every member of the surgical and patient care team was focused on my well-being and made sure that I understood everything that was happening and why they were doing it. The Northshore University system is one of the best in the country and every staff member is so caring and attentive to their patients’ needs and concerns.
Post-surgery: The morning after the surgery, Dr. Phelps called me directly to see how I was feeling and if I had any questions or concerns. This truly demonstrated his focus on his patients and concern for them. I have not had many surgeons call me directly after a procedure to check on me. Later in the week, I wrote a note to his team because I was concerned about a setback in my recovery. They responded to me very quickly and addressed my concerns well. During my post-op appointment, the team showed the same care and understanding, explaining how the recovery will continue and answering all my questions fully and clearly.
I cannot recommend Dr. Phelps highly enough. I am completely satisfied with the results of the surgery and the care team. If you are considering any plastic surgery procedure of the eye, Dr. Phelps should be your first and only choice.
David J Morton
My eye finally looks normal again and it all happened so fast with just 1 surgery.
Cannot thank you enough Dr. Phelps!