7 months post-op Blepharoplasty. So unhappy and lost. What now?

  • 3dogmom
  • MN/AZ
  • 11 months ago

How do I trust that I've found the right dr? I check the orig PS out thoroughly, everything was positive, board certified, great reviews, etc. He told me my "virgin" eyelids made me a "textbook case" that he could do in his sleep. My results are awful. 2 months after my surgery, he was arrested and is out of practice. I feel violated and disfigured, not to mention out $7500. I have to start all over again. Any recommendations for Oculoplastic Surgeons that do revisions in AZ or MN?

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Oh my gosh!  I'm so sorry you were dealing with a surgeon like that.  What don't you like about your results? 

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Well, it's hard to tell by pics, but my right eye incision is way above the natural crease and extends quite a ways out. It's very obvious - not even Dermablend hides it. The Left eye incision is completely different - also quite high, not in natural crease and also extends out. On the left there's a pocket of fat in the inner corner. I didn't expect perfect, but I spent the first 4-5 months embarrassed all the time because people kept asking me what happened to my "eye" - looking at my right. It looks like a scar from an accident, not a skilled surgeon. As mentioned, I did see another PS last month and he showed me an illustration of how the scars should be placed in the natural crease and then he showed me how both of mine are too high, one even higher than the other. Again, hard to tell in photos. If it had just been a little pocket of fat, I could've just had the original PS take a bit more out - I've heard that's pretty common. I think they call it a "Pinch." But, my surgeon is MIA due to a drug burglary arrest. So..... it's a big mess. I'll find a good dr. to fix this and I know it could be way worse. :)
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Oh geez.  That is terrible, but in a way it is probably good to never see that surgeon again.  I hope you find a surgeon you like and trust to do your revision.  While you are waiting for a response here you can always use our Find A Doctor feature to research doctors.  You can read reviews linked to them and reach out to the writers of those reviews to ask specific questions. 

Also you can start an eyelid surgery review and tell your story about the first surgery and explain that you are seeking a revision, I've noticed our Community Members usually read reviews more than they read forum posts.

I hope that helps!  Good luck to you.

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I thought this was a "review" of the doctor - is that not the same as an eyelid review. I actually found the original PS here on RealSelf via Find A Doctor and he had no negative reviews at all - from there I did more research on my own. Thanks for your reply!
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This is a forum post.  But now I see you also have a review on the site.  Sorry for the confusion.  I'm linking it here in this comment so anyone who comes to this forum post can easily go read it.  Keep us posted over on your review about finding a new doctor :)

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Thank you so much!
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No prob!

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