Corner of Upper Lid Inadvertantely Pulled Down into Stitch Crease After a Lower Blepharoplasty, It is Twitching and Pulling?
- Asked by CARLY52
- 6 months ago
H , I am 3 months post op from lower bleph with many many complications, including corner of upper lid pulled down into stitch bundle in crease of outer eye area. It is twitching and trying to pull upward. eye is clearly pulled and rounded at outer corner. Can this scar tissuebump), be excised and resewn into proper position? if so, how long do i have to wait? scar bump is not on eye bone part of eye area. It is more into soft tissue pressing against eye ball itself. Can this be reopened ?
Lower eyelid surgery
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What you describe can usually be fixed with a procedure under local anesthesia where a stitch is used to re-create the corner of the eye (if needed), and a procedure called a z plasty might be used to correct the pulling skin. This is ideally done months post surgery.
If too much skin was removed, and this is contributing to the problem, then a more complicated solution might be needed. It's hard to say without seeing a photo. I recommend talking with your surgeon about how soon you might consider a revision.
Lower Lid Pull
The symptoms you discuss can be related to the scar and its location. In my past, I have waited 3-6 months for any revision unless their was a major complication.Give this some more time to heal, and keep in touch with your surgeon.All the best
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Problem after lower blepharoplasty
The problem you are having after lower blepharoplasty does not sound typical, and in order to give you advice, at least a picture of your eyelid would be needed. If the issue is only with the scar, then most likely, this could be revised with another procedure. You mentioned your surgery was 3 months ago, so it may be worth waiting another 3 months to see if the problem improves with a little more time.
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