Scar Tissue after lower lid retraction surgery gives the appearance of bags. Is this a common thing? (photo)

In 2007, I fell victim to zygomatic facial fractures. The resulting surgery caused for the right lower eye lid to start healing to the bone. I had 2 lower lid retraction surgery, then another a year later to remove the excess fat. Unfortunately, the right lower eye lid has developed scar tissue that makes me look like I have bags under my right eye all the time. Is there anything that can help me? 

Doctor Answers 2

Right lower lid and orbital fx

It might be that you had an implant placed to correct the orbital floor defect. Eventhough this is subperiosteal, it may push on your globe and  fat a bit to cause the fat to herniate. Best to be seen in person.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Baggy lower lids

It looks like you have herniated retroseptal fat across the R lower lid.  This is corrected doing a blepharoplasty.  However, you have a complicated history including multiple surgeries for lower lid retraction.  The risk of doing another procedure is that it could worsen your lower lid retraction. 

John Michael Thomassen, MD
Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.