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How was your eyelid (blepharoplasty) surgery recovery?

  • Talib
  • 4 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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I had 3 procedures during my 1/28/14 surgery: upper eye lift, lower face lift and ear pinning. Now I wish I had only had the lower face lift. One of my eyes now looks slightly smaller than the other & slightly higher up, and it also waters frequently. My PS says change in eye size would have been impossible & its an optical illusion due to a slightly different brow. And my ears look awful. Instead of having ears that protrude, I now have ears with two very different looking earlobes and the tops of my ears still protrude. So I look like an elf or something. So I'm very disappointed - wasted a lot of money, not to mention very painful recovery from the ear pinning. (not sure when I'll ever be able to sleep on my side again.). But at least I can hide my ears with hair. That still leaves the eye issue & no way to hide that.
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I had upper eyelid surgery nearly three weeks ago and I am not happy with the right eye as from day one there has been some difference. My left eye is perfect,scarring fading faster than thought,but I think the surgeon has left some medial fat in the corner of the right eye,by the nose. It feels tighter and I can feel it,it bugs me constantly. The eye actually looks poorly. I am massaging and putting warm packs/cold packs on the eyes,but it doesn't seem to make any difference to the eye. I have a feeling that it is not going to subside,although I know I have some way to go regarding healing. I have sent pics via email,but the surgeon just says that I am healing nicely. He has offered to phone me up,but I have said that I will leave it a few weeks,to see if there is any difference. I have a feeling I may need a small revision at a later date. Has anyone else got/had this problem?
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I had upper and lower eyelid surgery on Feb 13, 2014, as well as mini-face lift, chin lip, and neck lift. So it is 6 weeks out, and my eyes/eyelids look great except for the red scarring. Makeup does not help much. My glasses camouflage it somewhat, but the upper scars are very noticeable and lower ones also I think. After reading more online, I think this is normal, but not what I anticipated when I had it done.
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I am surprised that your lower eyelid scars are visible. Did the surgeon not cut along the lash line. I had lowers done some years back and the scars have never been visible. Are you putting scar gel on the uppers? I find it has helped(I guess) but I have just ran out and need some more! :-0
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The incisions for my lowers are about 1/8" - 3/16" below the lash line. But it has now been almost 7 weeks, and the lower incision is only visible in a couple of small areas. The upper incision extends past the corner of my eye by a good bit and the area that extends out is the area that the scar still shows. The scar that is actually in the crease of my eyelid is healing very well and only slightly noticeable. I just started using scar get last week.
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horrible disfiguring experience.doctor experimented on my beautiful eyes,performed some kind of epicanthoplasty type of procedure.treated me like a cadaver as though he only cared about himself.ruined my exotic looks and would not take any responsibility at all,would not even admit what he had done.i am so depressed..i have been going to therapy every week trying to work through this but everyone telling me on a daily basis how bad it looks and what a shame it is that i was so beautiful and now look bizarre.how is it legal for this man to just do what he did to me without permission and then just laugh about it.
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Ok - it is 8 months later and I am SUPER HAPPY! They look fantastic. I only wish I had done it sooner.
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Biggest mistake of my life!! I'm 4 months out and have a several complications from lower blepharoplasty. Please beware of surgeons performing canthoplasty procedure without your knowledge or approval. Do you have scars on the outside of your eyes from lower bleph and don't know why? You may have had canthoplasty and if you are under 60 and had tight lower lids before your surgery you should be very concerned. I attached a link to a youtube video by Dr. Frank Meronk a very well respected, and honest occular plastic surgeon regarding the hazards and complications of lateral strip canthoplasy. Don't become a victim as I did. www.youtube.com/watch?v=89j5_y3ABd0 I wish you all well is your recovery!!
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i have webbing in one eye. started a week post op. have been massaging hardened skin tissue as recommended by my ps. am now 2 months post op. a bit better and softer, but still there. has anyone had this post op upper bleph? if so, how long does it take to go away?? i would really appreciate some feedback!
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I had my uppers done 1/23/14. I am noticing that my upper eyelid near my nose is really high and no "crease" towards the nose...I hope this skin doesn't get any tighter or I will look like a freak!!!!! Anyone else having this issue?? :(
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Could you explain what webbing is. Thanks.
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I had uppers done 1/23/14 and instead of getting better, the outer corners of both eyes are droopier than they were before surgery. Has anyone else had this issue? :(
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had my uppers done 2/2714 and I have the bumps above incision line, which I understand happens, I just don't think I like the way my eyes look.
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Upon further examination of my "bumps" on my incision line, I noticed "black specks" which to me look like stitches are still in there. Mind you, I had my surgery on 1/23/14!!! Left eye outer corner is extremely droopy and gets worse throughout the day. I have an appointment on 3/14/14 with the surgeon and hopefully he can give me some answers to what is going on and what is the next step for fixing the left eye. Good luck with your recovery!!!
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Oh no! Please keep us posted
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I had a blue bump for months after my surgery last year. I told an intern and he said he couldn't see it. I only noticed it when washing my face and pulled the outer corner, I felt it scratch as I had for weeks. I said I thought it was a suture since they were blue...he scoffed me off. It eventually did go away. Took a long time to dissolve or stop bothering me. It was troubling though. I had to have revisions on my eyes. I'm not particularly happy either. More bumps, still folding. I hope it's swelling but it's been 3 weeks, so I doubt it.
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After my surgery I took pictures on a daily basis of both eyes and then each eye separately to see if there was an improvement each day..and there was. I believe after 7 weeks I still have some swelling on some days so yours probably are still swollen at only 3 weeks. Is a revision surgery just the same as an initial surgery or is it a bit less invasive????
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Just to add my 2 cents to this conversation. I am at 11 weeks tomorrow (upper & lower bleph) and I now have very little swelling but still have a tight feeling in both eyes, eyes tire if too much computer, and still have a strange numb feeling (hard to explain) in right eye. Right eye has slight drop nothing anyone else but me would notice but we know ourselves, right? Things continue to get better ITS A LONG PROCESS isn't it?
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It's an extremely long process and you seem to look at yourself more often expecting a mircle to happen overnight..NOT!!! LOL
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Brownderby, revision is waaaay less invasive, at least mine was. He jjust had to take off skin and I went in his office and he numbed it (seemed like a dental appointment really lol)...he drew what he would be taking off and I saw it and was pleased because he saw what I saw...then he cut the excess off and stitched it off and I was out of there. I don't think it took a half hour even. I thought the stitches were left in too long...10 days. I had them out sooner the first time and the first was invasive with skin, muscle and fat. But I still have folds, which I don't understand, but maybe it's swelling still. It seems like it shouldn't 'be still since it was just skin...but this afternoon both my eyes seem puffy or something and folds hanging, so I guess it is...I'm totally stressed out this week and lately really so I don't know if that contributes, I don't sleep well, so that probably does.
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I had my initial surgeries back in January 2013...at times my eyes, usually one at a time, will feel like they are swelling up. It's so annoying and bothersome. I don't know what causes it or why it's doing it. Just feels like the eyeball itself is swelling and going to explode. YEs, it is a looooong process. Yeah, every day I look, check, analyze. Like that proverbial watched pot that never boils... or weighing myself every day to see if I lost a pound... sigh...
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Thanks Fixmy face for your response!!!! I went for my follow up today and believe it or not I still had some left over stitches in my one eye (from 1/23/14) that he had to remove ..that's a long time for stitches to stay in....we both agreed that a revision was needed on my left eye outer corner as he undercorrected it during the initial surgery (which I am glad, better undercorrection than over correction). He scheduled an appointment for March 21 in the office and said he will just give me a local and cut the excess off. I asked him if it was too soon after my initial surgery (1/23/14) to do a revision and he said no. I am a bit concerned that he maybe is trying to get it done and overwith and that is why he said no or is it not too soon? I have read that you should wait 3 months and up to 6 months before you consider a revision. I am more stressed out about this little revision than I was about the initial surgery. Does anyone have any opinions on the time frame that I am getting the revision done? I just hate to have to go through this all over again. My initial surgery I was going to be off of work for a bit due to another surgery so it was the perfect time to do the eyes but now I have to come to work after the revision and everyone will know :(
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Fixmyface...my doctor told me "put down the magnifying mirror"...lol...it's really hard not to look and analyze every single day!!! It's our eyes and out there for all the world to see!!! I just hope I didn't make a mistake by doing this..and my upcoming revision surgery :(
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Did you have revision on both eyes or just one and where did he do the revision? Inner corners, outer corners? Thanks :)
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LovelyinsideandOut...my eyelids are reallyyyyyyyyyy tight feeling also. I don't know if it is because it is has been so darn cold where I live that everything feels dry and tight or if it's just my eyes!!! I guess tight it good. I know all about the drop and my surgeon is going to do a "little" revision surgery on the corner of my left eye. I hope all goes well with that. Take care and I hope you keep progressing!
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