Uneven eyes at 12 weeks after Asian upper blepharoplasty? (Photos)
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Uneven creases after Asian blepharoplasty. Post op 12 weeks
In situations where a ptosis repair and double eyelid surgery is being performed it can be a little challenging. I perform Asian eyelid surgery every day and about 1/3 my cases are for ptosis or asymmetry. I think it 12 weeks you can pretty fairly Judge the results of the surgery. If you want to address that asymmetry you may need revision but I would not be too discouraged. As I said, I performed a surgery very frequently and I certainly have to revise approximately 2% I'm on my Asian eyelid surgeries and up to 5% of my Asian eyelid surgeries where ptosis is involved. Some of the revisions I do on my own patients are for asymmetry, some of them are for too much excess skin remaining after surgery, or in some cases the crease I create is not as defined as we would like. Keep an open mind and talk to your surgeon and see what they have to say.
Chase Lay, MD
3 months after upper blepharoplasty should be enough time for most of the swelling to have dissipated, however, when dealing with ptosis, it can take some time. You have to remember that your eyes are windows to your brain. If your brain is used to seeing pictures a certain way, it takes a bit of time for it to adjust. It looks like from one photo, one eyebrow is higher and that is precisely what often happens when your brain is trying to compensate for ptosis. I would continue to wait it out another 2-3 months.
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