Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that reduces the appearance of sagging upper eyelids, which can make you look older. This procedure can also remove excess skin from the upper or lower eyelid or both. However, some people experience dropping eyes, infections, skin fold tightening, and eye bags even after undergoing blepharoplasty. In such cases, Scarsdale post-blepharoplasty repair can help.
Here is everything you need to know about post-blepharoplasty repair:
What is the post-blepharoplasty repair?
A post-blepharoplasty repair is a procedure that can be done to correct any complications that arise after eyelid surgery. The first step in post-blepharoplasty repair is to diagnose the problem and decide the best course of action.
There are many reasons why a patient might need to undergo a post-blepharoplasty repair, including:
Signs that you need a post-blepharoplasty repair
- Drooping eyes
The most common indication of a post-blepharoplasty repair is drooping eyes. This happens when the muscles that control your eyelids are not strong enough to hold up the skin and fat around your eyes. The drooping may be mild or severe, but it can still cause problems with vision, especially if the droopiness affects your peripheral vision.
- Double vision
Double vision occurs when both eyes are not working together properly to provide clear vision. It could be caused by poor muscle tone or poor alignment of the eyelids and eyebrows after blepharoplasty surgery. Double vision can be corrected by tightening the muscles in your eye socket and massaging the area around your eyes to restore proper muscle tone so that both eyes work together again.
- Black or blue shadows under the eyes
Following a blepharoplasty surgery, you are more likely to develop black or blue shadows under the eyes because it requires removing fat from under the eyelids and excess skin from above them. These areas are very delicate and easy to injure during surgery, which can cause blood vessels near the surface of your skin to burst open and leave behind black or blue shadows. In this case, a post-blepharoplasty repair can make all the difference.
- Unsightly scars
If you have an ugly scar on your eyelid, this may indicate that you need secondary surgery. The surgeon will examine your scar and determine whether it can be improved by performing a scar revision procedure. The goal of this type of procedure is to improve the appearance of the scar, but it may also increase the patient’s comfort level.
If you have wrinkles under your eyes after your blepharoplasty surgery, then this could mean you need a post-blepharoplasty repair before they get worse. You should always see your doctor if you notice new wrinkles appearing under your eyes.
Red or bruised eyelids
Blepharoplasty can cause bruising, swelling, and redness of the eyelids for several days or weeks after surgery. Contact your surgeon immediately if you have severe bruising or swelling that lasts longer than expected. You may have an infection or other complication that requires Post-Blepharoplasty Repair.
For help with post-blepharoplasty complications, consult Robert M. Schwarcz, MD.