How long to wait for lower droopy eyelid and dry eye to heal after surgery?
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Andrew Campbell, M.D.Facial Plastic SpecialistQuintessa Aesthetic Centers
Healing after eyelid surgery
Drooping lower lid after blepharoplasty
You are describing either retraction of the lower lid margin or ectropion of the lower lid margin. This should show steady improvement week by week after surgery. If it shows no improvement, it is not related to swelling, and septal issues could be the source of the problem. Many surgeons have their patients massage the lower lid upward multiple times a day to soften the tissues and separate adhesions of the septum that are pulling downward. If ectropion is the issue temporarily splinting the eyelid with a bolster, steri-strips or tape might help. Chemosis or swelling of the conjunctiva can play a role also. Your eyelid can be revised or corrected at any time with an office procedure - so there is no reason for you to have to deal with it over months, particularly if the lid is obviously not in a normal position and you don't feel like you can be seen in public because of the eyelid. Return to your surgeon and get the answers based on your examination. If you are not happy, then a second opinion would be in order. Best wishes!
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