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After Blepharoplasty the Skin Around my Eyes Feel Tight

(the lower blepharoplasty surgery was over a year ago)Is there anything that can be done non surgically or are there any products that will help. Also is this problem common?

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Tight Eyes

On of the goals of blepharoplasty to regain a "certain" amount of tone to the eyelids.  It is difficult to say if the tightness you are feeling is abnormal.  Certainly after a year this sensation should have resolved.  A thorough exam is recommended to determine the root cause.  Sometimes non surgical offerings could include steroid injections and tissue massage techniques.

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Skin tightness after blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty usually involves the removal of excess skin and possibly muscle from around the eyelid. This may cause a tight feeling after the procedure, often associated with swelling. The tight feeling may resolve with time as the skin relaxes.

Olivia Hutchinson, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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