Long-term Problems After Eyelid Surgery

Upper blepharoplasty 14 months ago. Not able to move my eyelids till about 5 months after surgery. When I blink or close my eyes, brow and lower eyelid are also moving instead of just upper eyelid and left eyelid makes a popping sound a lot of the time as the skin pulls away from inner part of the eye and gets a bubble behind it and pops again when I push it back. My eyes are hollowed out after the surgery, could this be causing the problem with the popping? Another doctor told me that too much skin wasn't removed.

Doctor Answers 5

Eyelid problem

It sounds like a very unusual problem that would best be evalutated in person by your doctor. I recommend that you contact him/her for a follow-up evaluation.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Should be back to "normal" 14 months after blepharoplasty

The problems you describe obviously should not be happening 14 months after blepharoplasty.  You should be discussing these problems with your plastic surgeon or possibly an eye specialist or both.  Your situation is too complex to comment on without photos and an examination.  Good luck!

Parham Ganchi, PhD, MD
Wayne Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 155 reviews

Long-term problems after eyelid surgery

From your very specific description of those issues all I can recommend is to see a eye plastic surgeon in your area. Your issues sound like over resection.

Good Luck Dr. B

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

What you are describing is not normal obviously

I would strongly recommend that you allow your eyelid surgeon evaluate you to determine what is going on.  If there has been a breakdown in your relationship, please consider seeing a fellowship trained eyelid plastic surgeon.  The American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons maintains a directory of highly qualified eyelid surgeons at ASOPRS.org.  This allow you to find someone in your area.  The problem you are describing is quite unusual.  I would recommend getting a number of opinions before deciding what should be done for the eyelids.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews


Hi, I would like to see a photo of your face/eyelids.  It does sound like there is either lack of adequate skin in the upper eyelid or there is tethering (scarring) of the upper eyelid to surrounding structures.

Dr T

Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

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