A mum has spoken candidly about her “confidence boosting” surgery to rid of dark circles under her eyes which came after having her baby.
Chloe Elizabeth, 23, from Newcastle, underwent a lower eyelid reduction after becoming unhappy with how she looked in photos, and blaming it on the stress of having a baby.
The social media influencer who usually posts pictures of herself on Instagram and earns money advertising products, says she felt as though she could not leave the house without makeup after her confidence levels plummeted.
Speaking about her worries, she said on her page: “I’m a new mum and I’m tired and I look tired so I just wanted a little bit of a freshen up. The reason I chose to get this surgery is because my job involves a lot of taking photos of myself and it was something that I noticed in photos.”
As reported by WalesOnline, Ms Elizabeth spends time editing her photos but felt like this had changed since giving birth. She said: “I would spend a lot of time editing or I would put on extra makeup under my eyes to try to cover it. Most of the time I was relying on filters which I didn’t really want to do.”
She added: “It was affecting my day-to-day life. It was really knocking my confidence, I wouldn’t leave the house without makeup.”
Because of her concerns, the influencer underwent a procedure at the Signature Clinic. After her surgery, she said she felt like “her old self” and could “go back to taking photos with confidence”.
Chloe’s surgery, also known as a Lower Blepharoplasty procedure, which usually takes about two hours, often sees skin or fat removed from the lower eyelids to reduce bags and wrinkles.
The mum of 18-month-old Romeo said: “After my operation, I was surprised by how quickly I recovered and how little it affected my day-to-day life. My son Romeo is the most important thing in my life and thankfully the healing process didn’t stop me from doing all the things that come with being a mum to an energetic 18-month-old boy.”
Dr Ahmed Alsayed, who was the lead surgeon for Chloe Elizabeth’s procedure, spoke about eyelid reduction. He said: “Eyelid reductions are one of the most common surgeries we perform, we’ve done anywhere between 500 and 800 just in the past 12 months.
“Some of our patients have told us how living with excess skin under their eyes can have a huge impact on their lives and their self-esteem.
“However, surgery should never be considered as an easy fix for any issue, and should only be done with full awareness of the potential pros and cons.”