Upper eyelid surgery is usually very successfull, but on rare occasion the levator muscle which elevates the upper lid as it attaches to the tarsal plate of the upper lid may be weakened or partially separated. The end result of this is to see a ptosis of the upper lid, which means that the lid will droop when compared to the oppisite eyelid. This deformety can be repaired by itself, or be repaired with more esthetic eyelid surgery. This type of surgery is usually very successfull. Both procedures can be performed as an outpatient .
The location for the upper eyelid scar can be varied somewhat. The patient would have to be examined to see what the possibilities might be for the patient. Please call your Plastic Surgeon for a professional opinion.