4 weeks after upper and lower blepharoplasty and really worried. My Dr. is published and his specialty is eyes. (Photos)
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I totally agree that you have legitimate concerns.
4 weeks after upper and lower blepharoplasty and really worried. My Dr. is published and his specialty is eyes.
Yes appears as very early ectropion of bilateral lower lids. Best to seek in person second opinions.
Healing after blepharoplasty of the upper and lower lids
Your photos show that you have substantial improvement in the upper lids and lower lid preseptal contour (bags are better). Many factors may lead to swelling that takes time to resolve - medications, skin quality, sleep position, activities, salt intake, etc. As the swelling resolves, the orbicularis muscle regains its strength. Consequently the lower lids may elevate. In the postoperative photos, your eyes are in slight upgaze which shows more of the sclera below. You have some brow ptosis which is contributing to the lateral eyelid fold. Bottom line - you will continue to have improvement in the cheek puffiness, erythema/ brown of incision lines, edema of the lateral upper lid folds. Healing is not easy or quick - but gradual improvement is a sure thing over the next 2-4 months. Stay in touch with your surgeon for followup of your progress. Best wishes.
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I certainly understand your concerns and worries. This is the point of maximal contraction of scars and the lower eyelids will soften and improve some. I have had very good luck altering the biology of scar tissue using injectable substances such as 5-FU and fillers. These agents can help modify the scarring process and often reduce the need or amount of reconstruction. This procedure can often be done at this stage but you would need to see an surgeon familiar with these options
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first thing first, you are not at all hideous, infact you look much better than your preop.Your doctor has done a good job, yes iam aware and understand your concerns. If you look carefully in preop the eyes were different in size originally, but it has become accentuated after surgery because of the improvement in both lids,if your doctor had made you notice this in counselling you would not be so anxious.relax ,dont rush in to next surgeon,get back to your surgeon and voice your concerns, i believe it is best to wait for atleast 6 months, by then you will start noticing improvements, f you wait for a year you will start loving your results. please continue massaging with contratubex after consulting your doctor.
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