I have bad dry eyes after mid face surgery thru eye lids.
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Dry Eyes after midfacelift
Midface lifts can create extensive swelling, so having quite a bit 3 weeks after surgery is not terribly surprising. The same can be said for the dry eyes but you want to make sure that you are not developing what is called an ectropion, or drooping of the lower lids. If you do have the latter, there are interventions that your surgeon can do in the office to help you with this. I encourage you to discuss the issues with your surgeon sooner rather than later.
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Mid Face lift healing
- The mid-face lift will cause severe swelling that takes weeks, even months to subside.
- Dry eyes can occur after any eye surgery. It subsides as swelling and eye irritation subside. This can be a few weeks to 2 months or more.
- Use preservative-free natural tears every hour when awake plus preservative-free eye gel before bedtime.
- If you are improving, even slowly, you are on track. Best wishes.
Dry eyes after lower eyelid surgery, particularly extended to a mid facelift, is a serious problem.
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