How Well Do Blepharoplasty Scars Heal?

I am 4 weeks post-op from lower Blepharoplasty. The incisions underneath the eyelash line have faded almost completely.

The area I am concerned about is the smile-line incision(s) that extended out to the corner of my eyes. Do these scars tend to fade away as nicely over time? Currently they are still quite red and somewhat raised.

Right now these scars make me look as if I have crows feet, which I did not have any trace of prior to surgery.

Doctor Answers 6

Don't worry about Blepharoplasty scars

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4 weeks after Blepharoplasty is way too soon to be worried. These types of incisions almost always heal well. Be careful with the sun and allow at least 10-12 more weeks before you worry!

In the meantime, you could also use a topical silicone based scar gel to help accelerate the healing. 

Hope that helps.

2-3 months

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It usually takes approximately two to three months for the incisions on the upper eyelids to heal. At four weeks they tend to go through a red and lumpy-bumpy phase, which finally settles down to more of a pink line for an additional month, and that settles to a very fine white line after approximately two to three months.

Scars usually heal very well

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Blepharoplasty scar usually heal very well.  The lateral scar may be more visible and it is best that you stay in close contact with your surgeon for reassurance and possible future treatment.

How welldoblrpharoplasty scars heal?

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Hello! Thank you for the question! Blepharoplasty to ncisions, when well-placed, should brim perceptible once fully healed.  It is common for scars to fully mature for up to a year. In the meantime, there are a few things that may help to ameliorate your incision/scar. The most proven (as well as cheapest) modality is simple scar massage. Applying pressure and massaging the well-healed scar has been shown to improve the appearance as it breaks up the scar tissue, hopefully producing the finest scar as possible. Other things that have been shown to add some benefit, albeit controversial, are silicone sheets, hydration, and topical steroids. In addition, avoidance of direct sunlight to the incision will significantly help the appearance as they tend to discolor with UV light during the healing process.

If unsightly scars are still present after approximately a year's time, other things that your surgeon may consider are intralesional steroid injections, laser, or just surgical revision of the scar itself.

Hope that this helps! Best wishes!

Blepharoplasty scars usually fade over time.

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In most cases blepharoplasty scars may be red or raised right after surgery. Over time they typically flatten and fade out. At 4 weeks you are early in the healing process, be patient, you should see improvement.
Good luck and I hope this helps.

Ivan Wayne, MD
Oklahoma City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Eyelid scars

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Eyelud surgery scars typically look red at your stage of healing.  This can be especially noticeable in the extensions of the scars beyond the corner.  This will gradually improve with time.  If not, a scar revision may be indicated.

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