Still Healing 2 Years After Canthoplasty Surgery

I had canthoplasty surgery over two years ago and it is still healing, is this normal?

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.

Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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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

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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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.

With Kind Regards.

Trevor M. Born, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 115 reviews

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