(Under-correction or Swelling) Post Ptosis Surgery Swelling - What Can I Do?

Respected Doctor(s), I had congenital ptosis(2mm)on 6th October 2010 I had ptosis repair,after surgery doctor told me that he had resected the levator muscle to 20mm. Now after 3 months my eyelid is still swelling and it looks 4mm ptosis, worse than the pre-surgery condition but there is one difference i can see that now my left eyelid has crease which was not present earlier.Can any doctor confirm is it under-correction or swelling. Doctor says it's taking longer than normal but has no reason.

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(Under-correction or Swelling) Post Ptosis Surgery Swelling - What Can I Do?

Unfortunately, it sounds like you will end up with an under-correction.  You really have to wait 6 months, but in your case this sounds like a formality.  Swelling can cause this, but at 3 months post-op you should be getting slightly better already.  If after 6 months, the eyelid is still ptotic, further surgery will be necessary.


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