I am sorry to hear about your ordeal. Ectropion is a bothersome problem that produces constant tearing due to the abnormal position of your lower eyelid.
Ectropion can be addressed at many levels.
(1) The first thing to due is to tape your eyelids at night. This does not correct the ectropion but it does allow for complete closure of the lids at night to cover the sclera and cornea of the eyes. This prevents drying and subsequent problems due to the drying.
(2) Pertaining to the lower eyelid, massage is first tried to help loosen the scar tissue in hopes that the lid will assume a more normal position. This is attempted for usually a period of 3 months.
(3) If it is clearly known that the problem is due to excessive skin removal then replacing the missing skin is warranted. This done by skin grafts.
(4) Sometimes the skin is not only the problem but the internal aspects are scarred and a cartilage "spacer" graft is needed to support the lid in a more normal position.
(5) Lastly, the tendon of the lower lid at the out corner of the eye may be lax and require tightening.
This the usual way to think through this issue. Have your surgeon refer you to plastic surgeon or an oculoplalstic surgeon to address this issue.