my son had a upper lid ptosis surgery a month ago, is it healing normally? (photos)

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Post-op ptosis repair

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It looks like your son had a congenital ptosis repair surgery.  This involves small incisions above the brow to bury the substance that is elevating the lid.  On one picture you can see that he has a small hypertrophic scar.  Some silicone cream or steroid cream should help with that.  On the other side there is some inflammation at the wounds - with loss of pigment.  Pigment loss is not uncommon in darker skinned individuals.  There may be some mild infection here too, so see your surgeon.

Coral Gables Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Please see your surgeon to remove stitches

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Pictures show retained stiches that causing inflammation. Please see your son's surgeon for removal. The inflammation is due to the retained stitches.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
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