I Am Very Worried About a Deep Incision Line Following a Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure, Options? (photo)

Lower bleph procedure was five days ago. I do realize that results cannot be determined for quite some time to come. However, I am very worried about my right eye. There was apparently some bleeding during the procedure and the surgeon says he was forced to cauterize. As you can see from the photos, the left eye incision looks very promising, with both the upper and lower skin perfectly aligned. The right eye, on the other hand, is very much misaligned. Surgeon says he has no concerns.

Doctor Answers 8

Incision scar after lower eyelift

Thank you for the photos.  You are very early in the post operative course.  Things may look a bit funny now, but they usually resolve with time.  Please keep in contact with your surgeon.

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Incisions After Lower Blepharoplasty

Usually the incision is just below the lash line. It is almost imperceptible after 7-10 days. Even if the sutures are perceptible for some reason after 7-10 days, the skin is very thin and usually heals very well over a time period of 4-6 weeks.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

Incision Healing after Blepharoplasty

This will most likely get better in a few days. It is not unusual to have some redness after this surgery. Be sure to follow up with your surgeon.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Scar after Lower Eyelid Surgery

I agree with the others...give it some more time. The lower eyelid usually heals very well, so a scar that looks bad 5 days after surgery may look just fine in a few weeks. Follow your surgeon's advice and let things heal. In a worst case scenerio, a small revision of the scar a few months later may be needed. Don't panic right now.

Matthew Schulman, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 324 reviews

Assymetrical swelling after blepharoplasty

It is  the usual case for one eyelid or the other to  be more swollen after surgey. Your surgeon's explanation for more reaction on your right eye is compatibe with the pictures. You shoud do fine in time.

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

I Am Very Worried About a Deep Incision Line Following a Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure, Options?

 Honestly, at 5 days post Eyelid Surgery all you should do is follow the instruction of the plastic and cosmetic surgeon that did your Eyelid Surgery.  Give yourself several weeks to heal.  

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Incision from blepharoplasty

It is too early to tell what the final result of the scar will be like. Give it time. In many occasions it is swelling.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Worried About Blepharoplasty Incision After Surgery

Dear Bleph_Panic,  It is not uncommon for one eyelid to look different than the other in the immediate post operative period. Please follow the advice of your surgeon and be patient. It may take several weeks or more for swelling to diminish and proper healing. Good Luck.



Douglas L. Gervais, MD
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 175 reviews

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