I've had an upper eyelid surgery done 6 weeks ago. My scar is healing great however there is one question that I have. When the scar flattens will it just settle into the crease and not lay more on top of the eyelid? I like how my eyelid is looking right now. Also, on my right eye at the end of the scar line it looks slightly dogeared. My surgeon said she'll fix it at the 6mos mark if it hasn't flattened...how is that usually corrected?
How Will My Upper Eyelid Scar Heal After Surgery? (photo)
Doctor Answers (10)
Eyelid scarring postop
The bulge at the outer rim of the eyelid should go on to resolve as swelling continues to recede and healing progresses. If not, your surgeon is absolutely correct that this can be revised. The revision can be performed under local anesthesia in the office but I would wait at least 6 months after surgery before considering an additional procedure.
Your comments about the healing are correct. Your surgeon's comments are correct as well. Upper eye lid incision usually heal very well. Even if a small revision is needed,it is better to wait for few months as it could flatten by itself.
The eyelid incision if placed in the supratarsal crease (the wrinkle 10 mm above the lash line) should disappear by 6 months. The bulge will likely also disappear but if it does not a quick local procedure to remove the dogear can be performed.
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SOmetimes patients get a small puckering at the end of the incision and this is pretty easy to fix under local to remove a small amoutn of skin. It may flatten out within 6 months.
Thank you for your question and photos.
You are correct in that with time, the incision will lighten and heal within the crease. The "dogear" may also improve with time but if a revision is necessary, that should be a much just skin removal.
How Will My Upper Eyelid Scar Heal After Surgery?
The incisions, for upper eyelid surgery should just heal within the upper eyelid crease. This can take several months to be completed.
Post-Op Healing from Blepharoplasty
Dear eagle eyes2911
You are correct that you are as your incisions heal they will become less evident in the crease of your eyelid.
The right eye incision will likely contract and become less visible, too. A "touch up" would just be a small skin incision.
Early Eyelid Scar Results
Your photos show that you have an excellent easrly result. Your eyelid scars take several month to mature and should turn out quite well. I suspect that you will not end up needing any touch-up to the scars.
Eyelid surgery takes time to heal
I have reviewed your photos and agree with Dr. Schiller that in six months you will look fine. It takes time to heal and 3 to six months is that time period.