Massaging Techniches for Slanted Lower Lids After Upper/lower Bleph

I'm 11 days post-op for upper and lower bleph. my lower lids are slightly slanted at each corner.Can anyone suggest any massaging techniches to improve or speed up healing.

Doctor Answers 5

Ask surgeon

It's best to follow your surgeon's instructions regarding massage, as it can vary. Massage may help but your should ask your surgeon.

Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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Upward slant to eyes after Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery almost always drops after 6 weeks.

Of course ask your surgeon, but gentle massage can help speed the relaxation of the upward slant of the lower eyelid following Blepharoplasty or Eye lift surgery.

The slant is usually caused by sutures used by the surgeon to tighten the lower eyelid to prevent a downward pull or Ectropion which is a common complication of Blepharoplasty Surgery when an external incision is used.

In some cases, if you had a very lax lower eyelid, the surgeon would have done a Canthopexy or Canthoplasty to tighten the lower eyelid and prevent Ectropion-an unsightly and potentially dangerous complication of lower eyelid Blepharoplasty done through an external incision.

Ask your doctor if a Canthoplasty or Canthopexy was done-if so the slant will be more long lasting.

Don't ask surgeons who have never seen you to answer this question.


This needs to be addressed by your own surgeon.  They can examine you and determine how you are healing.  Any answer you get from posting this question my not be the right one for you.  WIll message work?  That very much depend on what your issues.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Massage after blepharoplasty

Massage techniques after surgery are used to break up underlying scar, so as long as you are compressing the scar it should have the intended effect.  Check with your surgeon first, though, in case there are sutures that could be disrupted by aggressive massage.

Malik Kutty, MD
Sugar Land Plastic Surgeon
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Massaging Techniches for Slanted Lower Lids After Upper/lower Bleph

Gentle upward and away massaging will help soften the scar formation. Majority of these problems will resolve with time. It may take several weeks but it will resolve. However, there are a few patients who have severe problem that need special attention and possibly surgical treatment. You will have to keep an strict follow up schedule with your surgeon and make sure no other treatments are necessary to protect your eye, such as taping, artificial tears etc. 

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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