How was your eyelid (blepharoplasty) surgery recovery?

  • Talib
  • 5 years ago

Wanted to hear for other eyelid surgery, bleph, patients who are recovering from eyelid surgery. How long has it taken to get back to work? what side effects do you have? what else do you wish you knew ahead of time before surgery?  How is your eyelid surgery recovery going? Thank You!

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It could be a small cyst, which can be fairly common. You may go to a local PS or physician/dermatologist to see if they may lance the area which may help it heal faster or if inflammation, a dilute steroid injection may help. You can use a hydrocortisone cream on raised area of lid in the mean time 2 times a day.
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Thanks CJM, but have made an appt with a new a PS to examine my eyes and see what he recommends. Its an extra $200 just for a consult that I dont really have after all the money I have already spent but has to be done to put me at ease.
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I had upper and lower blephoplasty just over 5 wks ago, am freaking out as I have a lump that has developed on upper lid, it's sore to touch and getting bigger. My useless surgeon is overseas and doesn't care. I don't know what to do?
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Don't worry connie I had the same..but now it's been 5 months and I am very happy with the finished results..the scares are still healing the upper ones, it can take 6 months..keep putting cream on them I found it helped to keep them moist..I used paw paw...also I needed eye drops...but diffent improvement ,
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Thankyou for your inspiration but its the lump that's getting bigger by the day thats really worrying me.
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Lesson learned: plain gut sutures shld not be used for internal stitches in upper bleph, they are very reactive and do not dissolve well at eye. Require phagocytosis/inflammatory rxn for dissolution vs hydrolysis as synthetic absorbable sutures. Defn inform your surgeon of ANY suture rxns or h/O absorbable sutures not dissolving in timely manner/needing removed I.e. (wisdom teeth, oral surg) in past as details of surg regarding internal sutures not likely discussed and may be used depending on what PS sees.
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I had an upper bleph done 4wks ago.. I had "fairly unusual results" per PS with solid raised ridge across both eyelids along suture line, spitting stitches and millia/cysts. My PS had used plain gut sutures both externally and internally, to "avoid suture rxn in case missed any during suture removal" and I had a bad rxn to them with abnormal swelling, swollen LN, fever, tired and has been miserable. Has anyone else had experience with plain gut sutures and similar rxns? Did it improve with more time to allow stitches to dissolve? I am still spitting out stitches! Thank you for any help/info. Hoping all ends well and lessons learned for later:)
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Wow that's sounds awful, thank you for the info, I hope your PS is able to rectify this. I have no idea what type were used for my upper bleph. It's been 2yrs for me and I just spotted a tiny dark stitch that's still embedded and will have to get it removed. Weird, as I thought sutures dissolved?
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i changed my user name from swollenandbruised to kambam btw
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sorry about the typing of last post! jeez...anyhow..i went to my ps today (they are very accomodating and comforting btw) and he thought the bumps at both outer sides of suture line were a bit bigger than most he sees, so he injected them with steroid (you could hear the needle hit the fibrous tissue, he even commented on it!) and he massaged them and then decided to put some botox/dysport around as he said my eye muscles around that area of squinting and smiling etc were aggravating the situation by squeezing the bumps... he said it will expedite the subsiding of the fibrous bump...fingers crossed it is fast!
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I have to warn you from my own experience that Botox affects eye muscles and they get tired and irratated more easily since muscles are rellaxed from the botox or dysport
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well i hade mine 11 day ago and i am riding the emotional rollercoaster1111 did uppers only and glad i did! to much worry and stress with this!! every lil minute detail yo frealed piou to[e out about!
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Had my uppers done in March 2014 and they look fantastic! I wish I had done this several years ago. Thanks to Dr Vasek of the Forme clinic in Prague. X
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Hi there,I am booked into the Forme clinic in October for a TT & Lipo.Can you tell me if you had a good experience and what your overall thoughts on the clinic where.Thank you in advance :) x
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Hi I was searching for good surgeons for upper eyelid surgery and dithering for quite a long time,as I was reluctant, there are so many cowboys out there and I didn't really want to go with the bigger companies(medical travel) I tried one company and wanted a particular surgeon,but the company changed the surgeon at the last minute. This put me off,so I searched again. I found the Forme clinic and emailed them. Jana emailed me straight back and I looked at the credentials of the surgeon(this I did before and was impressed with the Dr's credentials and wide range of experience,especially overseas). I was a little reluctant(just me really) so the surgeon phoned me up and it was then that I made my decision. Dr Vasek is a very gently spoken man and quite calming(and I needed it,especially laying down on the operating table :-/) I traveled on my own to Prague,for the first time and found that the clinic was just three stops on the tram away from my hotel. The clinic is actually in Wenscelas Square,right next to Marks and Spencers,it was very easy to find. I visited the clinic the day after my arrival,just to say hello. I had my consultation the next day,paid for the op and then went shopping! :-) Prague is lovely and I wished I could have traveled around a bit more,but I was on my own and as it was my first time,I stayed closer to Wencelas Square. I was booked in the next day and arrived at the clinic at approx 9am. I had to fill in all the consent forms and was told my bloods were ok(forgot to mention I had to have the usual blood tests). I was then taken to the operating theatre (at this stage I was slightly nervous,understatement lols)Dr Vasek put this balaclava type head dress on me,I suppose to keep my hair away from my face. I had a quick scan around the theatre and was impressed by the cleanliness,absolutely spotless! I was awake for the procedure,but was given injections to numb the whole area around my eyes. People think I am slightly mad,but I prefer to be awake where possible and as it is only a minor op I had this option. Yes,I was very nervous,and I was aware of what was happening,but I couldn't feel a thing. It was all pretty straight forward really. I had some bad swelling for about a week and I was a bit down(can happen after surgery) Jana phoned me and talked me through it(this is what I liked about the clinic,they will talk to you and if you have any concerns they will get back to you asap). The Dr said to me after the op that I had a lot of excess fat and that I would look very different now..True to his word,my eyes look fantastic. I wouldn't hesiste to have more surgery at the clinic. Let me know how your surgery goes and good luck x
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Thanks Falee. Things are getting better, albeit slowly. I've started with hydroquinone on the dark areas underneath my eyes, to fade some of the darkness. I'm a also massaging the scars per my PS. It seems to be helping some. I also have a dermatologist appt later this month for the scars on both sides of my eyes. I also have an area of what I think is missed fat. My PS said we will revisit in October for removal, but he seems to think its muscle - I don't. I'll be back at the official three month mark. Which is less than two weeks away.
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i have very noticeable bumps at the end of both my suture lines at corners of eyelid that unfortunately sits on my orbital bone so it is very noticeable!!!! I had upper blepharoplasty 11 days ago. I have been using moist heat and massages several times during the day. Has anyone else experienced this? Any other suggestions as to making them go away???? Thanks in advance!
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try Maderma cream starting in a few weeks.. seems like it is helping me some...11 days is to early to judge the final results.. I been through this and I know it is making you down every time you look at your bumps..
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thx for replying.. today my ps injected with steroids and put a lil botox around to keep eye muscles relaxed and not aggravate the situation
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Ladies, can someone recomend me an occuloplastic surgeon in Atlanta, GA.... I am planning a buisness trip there,so I may see him/her for a revision consultation... Thank you
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I highly recommend Dr. Kristina Price with Ga. Eye Partners. She and her staff were wonderful throughout the process!
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Thank you
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Tightness will eventually resolve. I make sure to gently massage inner and out corner bumps in the morning and night with some type of moisturizer and a quip. Loosens things up a bit for the day. Just stay moisturizer. Some tightness will remain, but it's more something you get used to rather than actually going away.
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I would like to hear from people who had revisions of scars and lateral bumps.. Are you satisfied with revised scars? Any complications?
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