I had my original upper blepharoplasty performed in March 2015 with devastating results. Not only were my eyelids completely asymmetric after the surgery, but I had severe pain in the inner corners of my eyes immediately following the surgery with very poor healing. The scars were very think and inflamed and created a band like pull towards the inner part of the eye, directionally towards the nose. I was told that I just have bad healing, and hypertrophic scarring by the original surgeon. As you can imagine I was devastated. I am very conservative, and have thought about this surgery for years. For me it worsened the aesthetic look of my eyelids, and totally distorted how I looked in general with these bands in my eyes. I felt very insecure, and didn’t want to be out in public anymore. It’s hard to hide your eyes on a constant basis.
I was researching eye surgeries gone bad, and finally came up with very little information since this kind of complication is very rare. What happened to me is called canthal webbing, which requires a epicanthoplasty.
I’m eternally grateful that I found Dr. Taban who is a very skilled surgeon, especially with revision surgeries. From the moment I visited him I felt in good hands. His staff and office are immaculate. He is extremely knowledgeable about difficult cases, and makes one feel at ease. He explained the situation to me, and ensured me that he could help while giving me realistic expectations. In April 2016 I had my revision surgery with Dr. Taban. The surgery and recovery were much better than the first time. I am more than pleased with the outcome. I truly thought that I could never look the same like I did before I had the first surgery. And now I do! I recognize myself in the mirror again and I don’t have to hide my eyes. Dr. Taban gave me back my self-confidence. I will be forever grateful. Don’t hesitate to have Dr. Taban be your surgeon. He is a true artist!