I underwent revisional double eyelid surgery and slight ptosis correction in Korea 7 weeks and 2 days ago. I am unable to close my eyes fully--very little improvement. My surgeon tells me that it is because of tissue hardening that will continue until 3 months and then relax. My symptoms should be gone in 6-12 months. Is he correct? One important thing: I can close my eyes almost fully when I wake up in the mornings but then it gapes open later on. Does this mean that my condition will improve?
How Long Does Tissue Hardening Occur After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery?
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Incomplete eyelid closure after Asian eyelid surgery
You likely will do fine and your surgeons are likely correct although I can't be sure without and exam. What many Asian patients are in the habit of is having active muscle tone in the forehead which keeps you from closing the lids completely. I see this often and it should resolve. Your forehead is relaxed in the morning. . .as you go about your day up goes the forehead.
Hope that helps
Chase Lay, MD
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