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I had upper bleph surgery 9 days ago. Is the incision line too high? (photo)

Surgeon insists that lines will move further down into crease when swelling subsides. he extended out past brow on left eye. this eye had more ptosis and fat in corner. is this just a hack job or any truth to what he says? i'm so worried that i'll end up the bride of frankenstein

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High Bleph Incision

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Thanks for the picture. The incision appears a bit high.  It is unlikely that the incision will move down but I would wait 3 months or so render final judgment on the outcome,

Dr. ES


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Incisions appear high

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but as your surgeon said, allow healing to occur then you can judge.  I can't say my incisions go down after healing but techniques do have different healing so if you had ptosis repair or wanted 'bedroom' eyes, it could influence where the incisions are placed.  Regardless, if its not good when you are healed, your surgeon should be willing to work with you to achieve the best results.  If not, that is what social media is for.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Upper eyelid asymmetry

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Upper eyelid asymmetry
An experienced surgeon carefully measures and marks out lid incision. Therefore permanent final scar placement should be quite symmetrical. The final result of upper eyelid might not be apparent for at least 3 months. You look quite good for only 9 days after surgery, have patience.

Boris M. Ackerman, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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Bleph incision too high?

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Thank you for your question. It's to soon to tell what the final result will be. As the residual swelling goes down the incision line may look different then it does now. Be patient, you should wait 6-12 months before you decide whether you are happy or not with the scar. A corrective scar revision can be done if needed. Keep your surgeon informed about your concerns.

Kristin J. Tarbet, MD
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I had upper bleph surgery 9 days ago. Is the incision line too high?

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Very hard to comment after ONLY 9 days!!! Allow 3 months of healing than decode if you are dis satisfied with the result.////

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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You are very early in the healing phase.

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It is hard to see in this picture, but your right brow is a little higher than the left, so the crease may appear higher as well.  Sometimes there is a difference early on due to swelling, etc., so just give it time.   

John J. Martin, Jr., MD
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9 days after a blepharoplasty incision

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At 9 days post blepharoplasty you will have a lot of swelling. You have to give it a few months for the swelling to subside to see the final position of your incisions.

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