Medial Epicanthoplasty Scar is Hypertropic 3 Months Post-Op, Will this Fade? (photo)

I did medial epicanthoplasty on 1 oct 2011, it's been over 2 months and nearly 3 months, the scars have turned white, on my right eye the bottm of the scar is flat but the top is hypertropic, raised. On my left eye, the scar is very obvious, raised, hypertropic. Are the scars permanent? Is there anyway to improve or remove the scars? As right now, if i do not put on makeup, it is very obvious that i had done surgery on my eyes. I have included a picture. Thank you.

Doctor Answers (4)

Medial epicanthoplasty scar from asian blepharoplasty

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Scarring from this procedure is not uncommon. Your scar should improve. You could have your doctor consider some kenalog injections. Medial epicanthoplasty can be done more in the corner of your eye to decrease the risk of scarring.


Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Medial epicanthoplasty scar

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Yes, it will improve. Avoid cigarette smoke exposure, avoid sun or always use sunblock, and massage with fingers. 

Charles S. Lee, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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  I agree with the last doctor's reply.  I think you should wait at least a year, and maybe longer, before considering any scar revision.  Conservative methods until then are best.  hopefully, your surgeon warned you about this and will work with you until the scar heals to your satisfaction.  Good luck!

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