I had canthoplasty surgery over two years ago and it is still healing, is this normal?
Still Healing 2 Years After Canthoplasty Surgery
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Doctor Answers 5
Complications of Canthoplasty
No operation takes 2 years to heal. There is something else going on here. I would get a second opinion from another Plastic or Eye surgeon.
Healing after canthoplasty
Usually the canthoplasty heals within a few days and sutures are removed around the eye at that time. In terms of swelling, and possibly eye irritation, that usually dissipates within a few weeks to months.
You need full evaluation
The healing process may be long in certain patients ,but 2 years is too long. You need to check with a board certified plastic surgeon to make sure there are no other issues
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Healing from canthoplasty
A properly done canthoplasty of the lower lids should be totally healed in a few days with all swelling gone in 3-4 months at most. If you have not healed, you need to see your doctor or another.
See your doctor about prolonged healing
Most patients have settled 2 to 4 months after surgery- some can take 6 months to a year. 2 years seems like a long time. There can be several reasons for continued symptoms such as dryness, ectropion, foreign body reaction from the eye lubricant used during surgery, sinus inflammation etc. You should see your MD or get a second opinion.
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