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Bumpy Scars after Upper Eyelid Surgery

 Bumpy scars after upper eyelid surgery may be milia, which can be unroofed if necessary.  Scar irregularity may respond the massage and time.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Bumpy scar after blepharoplasty

It is rare to have permanent bumps along the incision line after a blepharoplasty. These 'bumps' usually resolve with time, but if not, could be excised if there is a true cyst present. You should consult with your surgeon for an examination.

Ryan Greene, MD, PhD
Fort Lauderdale Facial Plastic Surgeon
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2731 Executive Park Drive
Weston, FL 33331



Without a picture or an exam it’s hard to give you adequate advice. There is many scar therapy options. You should do some research. You should revisit your PS and address your concerns.


Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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9025 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Bumpy scars 11 months after upper blepharoplasty

It is hard to give specific advice without a picture.  It is rare for a patient to have a true hypertrophic scar after blepharoplasty, as this is a privileged area for healing.  Probably the most likely explanation is that you have milia, small inclusion cysts related to the sutures that were placed to close the incision.  If the bumps are small and whitish this is probably the case.  Sometimes warm compresses cause these to open.  Sometimes it is helpful for your surgeon to open these with a needle.  It is worth a visit to your surgeon to have these evaluated.

John Q. Cook, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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737 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

How can a "Bumpy Scar" be improved 11 Months After Upper Blepharoplasty?

Your eyelid incisions should be totally matured by one year. If you still have bumps along the incision these can be improved. Options include:

  • Steroid injections
  • Unroofing of small skin cysts (if those are the cause)
  • In rare cases, revision of the incision

I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Stephen Weber, MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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9695 S. Yosemite Street
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124

Bumps in scar line after eyelid surgery

It is unusual to have bumpy scars with upper blepharoplasty.  You may have small skin cyst in the scar line.  Schedule an appointment with your Plastic Surgeon for an examination.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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980 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30342

Bumpy scars after eyelid surgery

  Most "bumps" along the incision heal with time and with scar cream. In the worst case, they can be excised. Please consider resubmitting your question with photos.

Lawrence Kass, MD
Saint Petersburg Oculoplastic Surgeon
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6025 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

Helping to improve the scar after blepharoplasty

Eleven months after your eyelid surgery, your scars should be fully mature. If there are irregularities that you are unsatisfied with, options include trying to inject them with a little bit of steroid or to excise the portion of the blepharoplasty scar and re-suture it.

Best wishes,

-Dr. Jamil Asaria

Jamil Asaria, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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186 St George Street
Toronto, ON M5R 2N3

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