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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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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I would like to know who out there has had upper and lower eyelid surgery and was not all that thrilled with the results. I had this done in January 2014. I am for the most part please but I still have a bump in the corner of my right eye. My scars in the creases are fine and starting to fade. But both eyes have about a 1/4 inch scar the jets out from the outer corners. The left corner scar lays flat and is fading and easily hidden with make up but the right corner scar is raised (like scar tissue developed). The PS put filler in and around this area to make it look more flatten (at a cost of $600) but it did nothing even made it worse in my opinion. Do you think I have a case to ask for a revision and shouldn't the PS do this for FREE? Interested to learn whether any of you have gotten your PS to do a revision at no cost. My upper and lower has so far cost me $7,000.
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I ended up with a bump at the end and misplaced scar 2 years ago after lower bleph
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My PS wanted to fix her sluppy job at no charge after trying a few steroid shots into the bump, but i was scared to let her operate on me again... During these years i consulted 3 other PS and 2 of them said it could be worse after revision... the third PS is willing to revise my scar and bump but I am so affraid to do it... With the third one we tried to remove my bump with thermoplasty... My bump had flattened some, but it is still there and the spot is pink now... It is very frustrating and depressing... I am looking forward to see 4th doctor to get his opinion in August..
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Hi , I had revision in march after having upper and lower eye surgery 5 months earlier , because I still had some wrinkles / bags under eyes , some days are good and some bad , still have smaller bags now , which seem to come and go , tried sleeping on two pillows , not sure if it works , but will keep trying, my revision was done free of cost . Keep being told it takes time and patience . I have noticed that I now have crease lines that run from eye area to cheek , have a consulaltation on saturday about having them filled , but worried if I do this will make bags bigger, so not sure.
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I had a lump of fat taken out that was missed during my lower bleph. Is your noticeable too?
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Too bad I can't post photos in this forum. I had mine upper near the brows and lower (eye bags) removed 18 days ago. The incisions (cuts) are kind of deep. Not very happy.. yet. I hope in a few months the cuts/scars will be gone. I have a bit bump also around the corner of my right eye. Almost everyday since, I've been using ice-packs, lemon juice and aloe vera (straight, not over the counter products). Upper (brows) still numb at both corners. The scars also jet out about an inch each from the brows. But I never experienced any bruising since my plastic surgeon kept wiping away the blood as she did the job. Really no bruising at all.
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if you would like to see my photo, i posted it under: "Upper and Lower Eyes Surgery, Days 18: The deep scars are my concern." -- just now, though.. i think it will be answered in a day or two in Q&A.
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I have a bump in the corner of my right eye too....it feels like scar tissue. It has only been 20 days since my surgery so hoping it goes away. We'll see.
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Get your PS to acknowledge the lump and ask him what HE IS GOING TO DO ABOUT IT. It won't go away. I have had mine from the beginning and it is now been 6 months. I hate thinking of opening this up again and having to go through a healing process all over again. I see it every time I look in the mirror but others don't seem to notice it. The question now is do I live with it or have my PS fix it. One of my friends had the same thing and she was told by her PS to just wait and it would go away on its own. She refused and she did fix it for her immediately she has no bump and the sides of her eyes are very smooth. She only had uppers. I had both uppers and lowers.
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It's 13 weeks since I had upper eyelids done I had a small cyst removed 2 days ago from the corner of my right eye While he was doing that he corrected some scar tissue that looked like a second cyst Both looked lumpy and he said these would not go away on their own. I now have a swollen bruised right eye and get the stitches removed in four days I don't think having this surgery has been as easy as I first thought. It really is a waiting game to get it right not a couple of weeks like some people have said.
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I have a white hard lump on the incision line also a small one,both on the right eye. I am very pleased with my results,but am a bit concerned about this. I had my op in March 2014
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Did your friend get done revision in a office? Was she awake during the procedure?
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did your friend have her revision in an office ? Was she awke during the procedure??
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My friend had her revision done in the PS office. She was awake but area was fully numb. Again, she complained right away and got it taken care of right away. She would not take no for an answer. I wish I had done that--now I am six months down the road and can't really afford to take time off again. I was awake for my upper and lower and really felt nothing. I do not like going under completely too much risk in that. I may decide to just live with it. I'm not all that disappointed with my results--I'm just not totally thrilled. There is so much hype from the PS that the results don't live up to.
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Juliestheword. I think you have a cyst as that's what mine was like and it was on the incision line.
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I had my upper lid revisions earlier this year. HOnestly, for me, it was easier than going to the dentist. Naturally the shots in the lid area to numb it are uncomfortable, but it wasn't bad. The surgery itself was a piece of cake, but that said, there's only a slight difference and added new issues. Sigh.
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Thank you fix my face for the feed back about your revision.. I am still debating
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I'm five weeks post lower bleph and this site is keeping me from losing my mind. Almost. Most days. Some days. I initially had chemosis on my left eye. It's gone, but there is still bruising and discoloration underneath both eyes. I still have bags, just flatter and lower. I'm praying both of these issues resolve themselves soon. I'm normally a contact lens wearer, but the scars beneath and on the sides of my eyes are way too obvious to only wear contacts. I was initially scheduled for the transjunctival surgery, but issues with a new primary care doctor and what she thought was high blood pressure... It wasn't, I just had a bad day on the last visit before my surgery caused my ps to change to the transcutaneous version. I told him my worries - I develop keloids and he said not to worry. But I am, I have what I think are keloid formations, especially at the corners. I also think he did a canthopexy too. Otherwise, why would I have scars on the corners? Forgive my lack of grammar, I just had to get all of this out... While typing on a tablet. I'm in the regret stage right now... Single, 40 and looking a hot mess right now.
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kahuna, i hope i won't regret as you do right now. but let's hope for the best. my sister is plastic surgery addict, she did everything to her face already, (this is my first eyes surgery at 44 y.o.), so she told me everything will be normal in at least 3 months or 6 months the longest. be positive. i have no patience, too. want to be quickly healed. I have this unsatisfied feeling, too. but again, let's hope for the best.
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I was back to work in 9 days. It will be two months for me since surgery on the 22nd of this month and I love my eyes.
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Just realized that I put the wrong date for my surgery...should have been 2/20/14, not 1/20. Anyway, at almost 4 months, I am extremely pleased. The bumps are almost gone and the red scarring gets better each day. I don't think you can even tell I had the upper eyes done when I am wearing makeup. Hope all of you are seeing improvement!
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I had upper eyelid surgery 8 weeks ago and the scaring is still red and sore. The thing i dont like the most is that my eyelids are fat My eyes used to be oval shaped but now they look round and my eyelids were slim. Does anyone know if they go slim again. Thanks in advance.
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It takes time for all swelling to go down...mine took a few months. Everyone is different. For a few months, they were not my eyes...now they are. Be patient...stay out of the sun...wear sunglasses. Unfortunately, when the Doctors tell you in 5 days or what ever you will be back to normal, they are talking absolute best scenario. Drink lots of water and keep your body moving...it is all part of the healing process.
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