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15 Years after upper and lower blep one eye larger than other

  • Lucrezia
  • Portland, OR
  • 2 years ago

Hi, I am going to see an occuloplastic surgeon in a few weeks, however, I need some reassurance from anyone who has gone through the same thing.  15 years after an upper and lower blep my eyes have changed, one is smaller and a different shape to the other.  Well, after all this time it has been a shock and I am deeply distressed over this.  I am not leaving my house except to go and see the surgeon.  Has this happened to anyone else?  If so, what did you do? Thanks.

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Did you ever find a solution to your lower blepharoplasty problems? I had it about 3 1/2 months ago and am having so many problems.
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It does have the highest survival rate and it's basically 1:1 according to my current doctor meaning that what you put in is what will most likely stay. You should never overfill it. If you do, then you'll probably be joining the club on my thread.
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That happened to me too. One eye isn't bigger than the other but one eye has less fat than the other, the crease is higher and bumpy and the end corner of that eye pulls up a bit. I think it was a mixture of him being aggressive with fat excision and lipo which I didn't ask for! It's so very frustrating.

Does anyone know if F/T to the eyelid has higher survival rate than the rest of the face?
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Hi Sharon,

A doctor told me what is going on. I have lost fat around the orbital rim from my left eye due to extra aggressiveness on that side. Also, someone who had this happen told me that she had to have fat grafting and this put it right. Thankfully, a solution out there, thought I was going crazy with the one smaller eye! Thanks for replying to my post.
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I'm glad you found out what's wrong. That's half the battle right there. :) Good luck.

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Hi Lucrezia,

I have the very same problem now after an upper and lower bleph 16 years ago. If you do a fat graft, can you email me ( and tell me which surgeon you used and how it went? I'm desperately looking for an eyelid specialist to do this and am really disappointed that Dr. Frank Meronk has retired. This was his specialty and I was going to go to him. Thanks.
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I also was hoping to see Dr Meronk,if you do hear of a doctor who performs the same procedure as Meronk (fat grafting) Could you let me know. UK resident Sue.
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Hi Lucrezia --

I'm sorry to hear about what you're going through. I've personally never heard of this happening. Has anything else changed that might have contributed to it, such as change in smoking or eating habits? It seems strange for the surgery to come apart after 15 years. I hope you're able to find a solution.

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