Corners of my eyes are hidden below upper lids after lower bleph creating an undesirable look? (Photos)
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Lower blepharoplasty - Bleph 21
Generally immediately after a lower lid blepharoplasty there is a deep oedema which marks a temporary slight scleral show.Waiting is difficult for any patient, in your case, the receding of the swelling will give you good hope every day.
Abnormal corner of eyelid after blepharoplasty
You are very early in the healing process. Your surgeon hopefully used a dissolving suture during the canthopecy so this should lesson over about a month depending on the suture removal. Also you have some inflammation of the eyelid margin that could be helped with a steroid drop from your surgeon. Hang in there.
Lateral canthal webbing
Its very difficult to say based on the photo as the quality is not great. What is certain is that things will improve as the swelling settles. I do of course understand you anxiety and what I am not clear about is whether you have some webbing due to a poorly formed lateral canthus. This is quote a common problem that I see after lower lid blepharoplasty where the principles of canthal reformation have not been followed. Even in this scenario, it is a fairly straightforward thing to fix, so don't worry too much and I hope things settle down well for you.
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This is all too common as a lower blepharoplasty result.
Hidden corner of the eye after lower bleph
When I do this surgery I use a deep suture to anchor a muscle flap to the bone at the level of the lateral canthus. This suture makes and indentation and causes the upper eyelid skin to look like it hangs over. This is a temporary phenomenon and will go away when the suture dissolves and the edema from doing this gets better. From what I see in your photos it looks like you will have quite a nice result.
Post lower lid surgery
Post Lower Lid Surgery
You still have swelling of the eyelid tissues with stiffness of the scars, which creates this pulled look. Both improve with time, reducing the appearance you are concerned about. Proper assessment is best left until the scars have matured.