Two weeks post double eyelid surgery - eyes extremely uneven (Photo)
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Uneven eyes after double eyelid surgery
thank you for your pre and post op photos. Clearly something happened on the right that was different from the left. I would speak to your surgeon about this. Whatever happened is likely no fault of the surgeons as we sometimes get into unexpected bleeding. This will improve with time as you are at 2 weeks, but I would not set your expectation that it will be exactly equal. I would wait at least 3-6 months and if you cannot live with the unevenness, it can be revised. My best guess is that any residual unevenness will only be perceptible to you and your surgeon, however.
Asymmetric double lids
are evident but what motivated you to even have surgery in the first place. Without knowing what your goals were, its difficult to comment as to what can be done. Regardless, at this point, you must heal first and then evaluate your results and then, with your surgeon, see if solutions are available to you.
You are still very early in the healing process. I would consult with you surgeon for your treatment options.
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Thank you for your question and photo! I would go back and consult with your doctor about the outcome of your surgery. There may be a way to correct the problem. Best of luck!
Dr Dhaval Patel
Double Board Certified
Duble eyelid surgery
The differences are clearly visible. It sounds like you had some bleeding on that side. The bleeding/swelling clearly slowed down your healing process and may have affected the suturing. As the swelling and bruising have resolved the appearance has improved but you still have a difference. YOU WILL CONTINUE TO SEE IMPROVEMENT.... but most likely will be left with asymmetry. I recommend letting all the swelling resolve(on both sides). Wait for everything to "soften up" before deciding on on a revision. Best to wait about 6 months. In the meantime talk this over with your surgeon.
At two weeks, you should not rush to judge the surgery.
Having said that, if there is a problem here, it will be on the left side not the right. It looks like the crease on the left side is too high and the tendon in the eyelid is slipping. I am also troubled by the loss of eyelash support that is demonstrated in the before and after images and the change in eyebrow position. The upper eyelids are slightly ptotic but this can be the result of residual swelling from the surgery. Of course symmetry is absolutely critical for double fold surgery. You need to be patient here. There should be no urgently performed surgery. Will you need to have your eyelids revised? I think the answer is yes. This should not be done before 4 to 6 months of healing. I suspect that you may need the a very specialized revision to lower the crease, repair the ptosis and the lash ptosis. Fortunately, this type of revision is available in Los Angeles.
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