Overcorrection and Slanted Eye from Unecessary Canthopexy on Right Eye - Houston, TX

My girlfriend had upper and lower bleph and...

My girlfriend had upper and lower bleph and canthopexy performed on both eyes 4 weeks ago. She mistakingly, requested to have both eyes performed with canthopexy, when she only needed her left eye fixed. The PS created an incision from her brow to the bottom of her eye (about 2.5 inches long) to take skin up to make room for the unnecessary canthopexy. Now her right eye is slanted.

The cons were that a canthopexy surgery was performed when the PS said only the left eye needed, but since she insisted before surgery, both eyes had canthopexy, and her right eye had excess skin removed to slant the eye up.

Would skin grafting and a canthopexy release restore her right eye to what it would looked like had this not happened?

Are you certain this was only a bleph with canthopexy? Her midface appears advanced (lifted). Did she perhaps have some sort of filler injected also? I ask because, to me, something doesn't seem right here to me. (Then again, might be the camera's lens distortion). The cantho on the right eye appears "tight" (and I'd bet that eye is uncomfortable because of it). And, the lid on the left still is seated below her iris at the lateral aspect (which it was before the surgery) but that corner isn't hugging her eyeball. Still, it's early and all of this can change. Best advice I can give is for both you and she to fully accept the months of necessary waiting for the swelling to receed and tissues to settle into position (your friend is very swollen). Only then will anyone be able to safely judge how to proceed. Revision surgery before the time is right/optimal is an all bad idea.
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Hi Sara, Thank you very much for your kind response and support. You are correct, in that my gf Lori also had fat injections done to her cheeks, jaw line, and nasolobial folds and lips. The cantho in her right eye was not necessary as you can tell from her before photo and shrunk her eye to an unatural smaller shape. The PS mentioned that this eye did not need cantho but that the other eye did where the lower lid was sagging. Unfortunately, Lori asked the PS to have cantho on both eyes the day of the surgery. The great news, however, is that the PS just released the cantho in her small eye which did not need canthopexy and her eye is back to the original shape had the cantho not been performed at all. I was a little worried that the skin that was tucked under her eye for the canthopexy would recede or diminish over time, but it would take more than several months, or years for this to happen. The PS also suggested waiting till about 3 months to release the canthopexy to see if it needed to be released at all, but after seeing Lori at 6 weeks post op and knowing that the cantho did not need to be performed at all, decided to release (remove) the cantho from her small right eye. Now both eyes are symetrical and look as they origianally would, had the cantho for her small right eye not been performed at all. Releasing the canthopexy is a little different than revision surgery and I would definatly agree with you to wait many months before having revision surgery and hope others do the same thing. The effects will improve over time and patience is something that most people don't know about or see until they are going through the recovery process. The fat grafting in her face has also deminished to a more natural look and it too will recede over time (I would guess about 2 - 4 years) but already looks very nice. After 2 - 4 years she might decide to have a facelift. This time around, however, we will spend a much more significant time researching surgery and weighing the options. Even though I spent about 2 months researching, I think facail operations, especailly when the skin is removed is very critical to know about, since it will last a much, longer time.
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I think she looks better after the surgery she looks younger and its almost impossible to notice the difference...
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Altough the healing time took longer than average...

Altough the healing time took longer than average (about 4-6 months to heal vs. 1-2 months) the surgery and results are so much better than we could have hoped for. The end result looks nothing like the post operation and she looks and feels like a supermodel. Most importantly is that she healed, had no side affects, and Dr. Mentz and his staff were comforting and supportive throughout the healing process. The longer healing time was more than likely individual to her case and is not something that would not normally happen. Dr. Mentz removed the canthopexy from the eye he discoraged her from having about 2 months post operation for free. After the canthopexy was removed both eyes healed fine and the result is natural and looks perfect.

52??? Congratulations! I hope I look like that at 52.
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Can you post an update picture of your new eyes? In your current picture at 4 weeks post op, your eyelids look odd and not natural.

How does it look now?
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Overcorrect,
Please respond to this post. I am looking for my adopted sister and her name is Lori and the picture I have of her is 30 years old but I can't help seeing similarities. Does Lori have a problem with her tear ducts?
Kathy
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