One of the biggest problems after aggressive cosmetic surgery around the eyes is the inability to close your eyes. This can lead to dry eyes, scarring or ulcers of the cornea, and ultimately vision loss. Protecting your eyes is the most important thing to consider when undergoing cosmetic eyelid surgery, yet some surgeons can be very aggressive and take out too much skin or fat. There are different surgical techniques to fix this problem, and it is best to meet with your oculoplastics surgeon to discuss options. Your oculoplastics surgeon will evaluate your eyelids, eyebrows, and overall facial structure to figure out the best options for you. This may involve more surgery, fat grafting, skin graft, injections, or special implants.
Surgery of the eyelids can also change the appearance and shape of your eyes. The goal of blepharoplasty is usually to look more refreshed, youthful and rejuvenated without dramatically changing the shape of your eyes. Some issues include rounding at the corner of your eyelids, drooping of your lower eyelid, or a hollowed appearance. These issues are also best addressed by consultation for revision eyelid surgery.
Eyelids usually heal very well, but as with any surgery, you can be left with scars. Scars can be revised with additional surgery or softened with certain injections.
Sometimes too much skin and/or fat is left behind. The surgeon must take into account the position of the eyebrows, facial structure, and your expectations while planning eyelid surgery. Eyelid or blepharoplasty revision surgery can help you achieve the optimal outcome, so you feel and look refreshed.
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