Drooping Eyes and Lower Lid Retraction After Upper Blepharoplasty, How is This Possible?

Hello, 30 yr F. Had bilateral upper bleph 6 months ago. 3mm skin removed, no fat or muscle. Before surgery my eyes were big and almond. 2 weeks post op I immediately noticed that my eyes were round and drooping, and my LOWER lids had changed position, to retracted and drooping (slight hound dog appearance). No surgery was done to my lower lids!! Botox to lift outer brows did not help. 6 months later no change. Please, what are all the possible reasons this could happen and what can I do?

Doctor Answers (4)

Lower eyelid problem

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    Retraction of lower eyelid after upper lid surgery is difficult to explain.  If there was significant amount of bruising that descended to lower lids, then some scarring could cause temporary lower lid retraction.  You should be evaluated by a competent surgeon with lots of experience with eyelids surgery.


Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Revisional eyelid surgery

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Your problem is not typical after upper blepharoplasty.  It is impossible to figure out without examination (or at least photo).  You see consultation from an oculoplastic specialist.

Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Unusual situation

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Lower lid position should not be affected by upper eyelid surgery. Could this be swelling due to other reasons? A proper evaluation in person is needed.

A.J. Amadi, MD
Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Droopy eyes and lower lids round after upper eyelid surgery only should not occur. I would have to see your eyes to make a proper evaluation of the problem and the solution.

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