I had both double eyelid surgery and ptosis repair procedure 11 days ago. Ptosis in the right eye was diagnosed to be 7mm, but still retained a good levator function (difference just 1mm, he said). My oculoplasty surgeon decided to leave the levator muscle alone, and shorten the eyelid tissue. However, it has been 11 days post-op, I am afraid that shortening the eyelid isn't enough to solve it. I am also confused why my right eyelid is looking more open when in upward glance.
Is Shortening the Eyelid Tissue Enough to Repair Mild Ptosis? (photo)
Doctor Answers (1)
11 days is a very short time.
As asymmetric as your eyelids appear, patience is strongly advised because your eyelids are profoundly swollen and this affects the appearance to a profound degree. I recommend waiting a minimum of 4 months before passing judgement on the surgery you just had.
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