Severe Lower Lid Retraction After a Midface and Lower Blepharoplasty

I had a midface and a lower blepharoplasty 5 months ago. My left midcheek fell and my other eyes is not closing .I feel a tearing pain on my right eye the tears are sprinkling like rain outside of my eye. My left eye had malpositioned If you are 5 monhts post op from lower bleph can someone do an eye exam on you like pulling it down? Now I have a severe lower lid retraction and a descent of left lower midcheek What can be done to correct this? And how successful? One eye is higher than other

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Lower Eyelid Retraction after Midface Lift and Lower Blepharoplasty

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First you need to see your surgeon-some steps must be taken to protect your eye from exposure.

Causes of Eyelid Retraction after Lower Blepharoplasty and Midface Lift::

  • Lax Lower Eyelid Pre op
  • Too Much Lower Eyelid Skin Removed
  • Nerve Injury During Midface lift


  • Temporary Tarsorraphy-Partial Lid Closure suture to protect eye
  • Reconstruction of the lower eyelid-Kuhnt-Syzmanowski Procedure
  • Possible Cheek Suspension

You need to see your surgeon and make sure your eye is protected. If you cannot see your doctor seek consultation with a Plastic Surgeon experienced in Eyelid Surgery

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