lower blepharoplasty failure

  • kkang
  • 1 year ago

hey everyone. i am in a total mess and i could really use some public advice, i would appreciate it. ive recently had a lower blepharoplasty in december 2012, which is 5 months ago. the problem is, my dark circles got worse. when i went to my post op appointments, i told my doctor that i haven't seen any improvement, and he told me to physically point out to him, what the problem is, and i pointed out to him that, there is a bluish tint underneath my eye. he told me that, that won't go away, which i was furious, since that is the reason why i had the operation in the first place. anyways, what it comes down to is that, i spent 2000$ to make my dark circles worse. what can i do as a patient? and at this point, what can my doctor do for me?

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How are things now?  Same?  Or has the darkness faded?

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I started using Hydroquinnone 4% and it has been working really well. Honestly, it would have been much better if i never had the surgery, and used this instead in the first place. The product is called Sledgehammer Intensive Skin Lightener by a company called mybody.
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It's great that you are seeing an improvement :)
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thanks :) ive been using sunscreen spf+50 like you said also. it's working great!
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How long have you been using the lightener? I'm at two week and I'm pleased with the results.
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like a week and a half. i started noticing immediate results after 2-3 tries
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I think I may stare into the mirror too much :) that's great though
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I had lower blepharoplasty about one month ago. I am currently dealing with darkness under both eyes, or post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. It seemed to be gradually getting lighter after the swelling went down. But not like I wanted it too. I have to use concealer etc to attempt to cover, but i usually don't wear makeup at all, so it feels unnatural and lighter and I really don't like it. I started using hydroquinone cream 4% almost a week ago. I have been reading that it does work, but using this product and sunscreen is A MUST. If not, darkness will return. Whatever product you decide to use, it may be advisable to avoid the sun and or use sun protection at all times. I had some darkness under eyes, but really needed to get rid of the bags. So the bags are gone, and if i can get the darkness to lighten up significantly I will w a very happy girl
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Lower blephs do not actually correct "darkness" under the eyes. It is only meant to get rid of the bags. He should've explained this before the surgery... If it is a skin pigmentation issue sometimes Hydroquinone is suggested, but some say it has negative effects. Or the eyelid skin may be really thin so the darkness appearing is the veins showing thru. Creams wont help this. It might look worse because the shadows now hit your under eyes differently since there is less fat (i'm assuming) and more of a groove or crevice which creates a darker shadow. What can be done (if anything) depends on your results. If you have a hollow look there are fillers or grafts, but all these have negative potential (check the reviews on this website). I hope being slightly more informed can help you discuss with a plastic surgeon your options. This info I have given is just stuff I have found from a lot of online research, so def talk to a specialist. I really hope that helped a bit at least
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