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I am 5 days post-op and doing well. Had the surgery to remove sagging skin from aging; however, one eye was particularly worse inherited. Looks good, but the one eye that had more skin still looks to have more skin folds. Is it too early to tell if I will always have extra folds on this eye? Do these folds go away after stitches are removed and selling reduces?

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Hi Renee, i didn't know how else to contact you so i hope you see this. I'm the original question writer. My eye never improved and my surgeon did a revision that did not help much. I found a new surgeon who easily saw the problem and corrected it. This was an emotionally draining process and i'm glad it is all behind me. I feel i look fine, however have more scarring on the eye that had so many touch ups. At least the lid is no longer drooping. I'm sorry you are going thru this. These doctors don't appreciate what it's like to put yourself thru this, try to heal and then be so heartbroken. They talk about additional surgery like it's nothing. It's very difficult emotionally. - Bronte
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thanks for getting back to me.How long did you have to wait for the first revision, and was it done in the office? Was the second procedure by the new Dr. as difilcult as the first? With the same amount of recovery time? I dred the thought of all this again. You get your hopes up only to be dissapointed again!
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My surgeon had a good rep and many years experience. However, i think his type has done these surgeries so much they just fly through them. I felt like he sort of did a half-arsed job. After 8 weeks, It was clear it wasn't getting any better, (and didn't) but of course he kept making me wait. I think I made it 13 weeks before I finally convinced him that I wanted something done. He did a small revision in his office, it was easy, he gave me a local. However, he was so conservative it barely improved the problem. That was that, I found another doctor (a woman). The woman was great and knew exactly what to do. She did another, more dramatic fix that worked perfectly. Again in her office, it healed in a couple of weeks. I did have to have stitches both times so that was a pain. I just wanted It DONE so i could wear makeup and get on with my life. This was supposed to be a good thing i did for myself. Instead, i felt like i was being punished for vanity or something. My kids kept asking me what was wrong with my eye as it dragged on so long. I also had to pay the second surgeon $700 to do the final fix. I just wanted a conclusion. I am so sorry you are going thru this. I know you just want to recover and feel good about yourself. Just remain calm knowing you can have a revision and it can be fixed. Try not to fret, i wasted a lot of time worrying and feeling bad about my choice to have the surgery. I have a small scar from the second surgery (he did), I'm hoping in time it will be gone. I don't think yours sounds as bad as mine, half of my right lid dropped. Cutting off that excess skin did the trick. try not to worry
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Thanks for your reply! I see my PS again May 1st. It will be almost 12 weeks. Still no improvement, I'm crossing my fingers that my PS will agree with me. I hate that they are so dismissive! It's not like I want to have more surgery! Thanks for your help and support! It's been a pleasure talking with you!I'll keep you posted.
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Who was the lady Doctor who finally fix your eyelid? I have the same droopy skin hanging & I wan i fix it. Thanks!!!!
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Bronte... Hope you see this msg...please give me the name of the Surgeon who fixed your droopy skin. Thx!!!!
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Hi Emma, You can check out the average costs of blepharoplasty in your area with our blepharoplasty cost map.
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Is eyelid surgery expensive?
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$1500 US dollars is the common cost for eyelid surgery. Price may vary from place to place.
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I too have a problem with droopy skin on my right eye tree weeks post-op. I'm trying to be patient and wait till my appt. for 1 month. I'ts just that the left eye looks great and the right looks worse. The extra skin just folds down at the inner corner of my eye which it nwever did before. Do you think this will resolve or will a revision be necessary.
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I have the same exact issue as Renee! The depth of my two eyelid creases are uneven after my double eyelid surgery, by 0.5 centimeter, making my right eye a little droopy, sleepy and smaller than the other. It's been about two weeks now, and my swelling and bruise have gone...at least I don't feel any pain at all. I have a feeling that I'll be looking the way I'm now into the future. If nothing has changed over time, I'm considering for a corrective surgery on my right eye to make it symmetrical.
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Hi Austin it's Renee. I'm wondering if you definitly decied to go for a revision,and how long your PS told you to wait. Can you nhave it done in 3 months? That isw what I'm hoping for because there has been no improvement in my right eye and now I'm at 5 weeks.
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Hi Austin: I had an upper bleph on 3/27/09. I was wondering if you had anynmore work done? My Ps is of course very dismissive and wants me to wait a full six months. She did say because I was so upset she would do a chemical peel. Well from what I heard this is worse. And sounds more painful with more downtime because they burn off the skin on your eye lids! SO my inner eyes still have folds of skin, I know if they haven't tightened by now they aren,t going to.. If anything the skin should relax more over time! Also I think there was a surgical resident in the or that day and he told me he was assisting that day so I wonder if he did any part of the surgery? It dosent't seem ethical if you are a private pay patient who thought they went to a board certified plastic surgeon and then a resident does it. Has anyone had this happen to them?
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