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How to Fix a Previous Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is often highly effective in terms of a positive outcome if performed by a skilled oculoplastic surgeon. However, there are some cases where your eyelid surgery turns out less than satisfactory. This is often due to an inexperienced surgeon. This is why it is vital to have a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon who is highly experienced in eyelid revision surgery conduct your procedure. Let’s look at how to fix a previous eyelid surgery.

How to Fix a Previous Eyelid Surgery

If you have had a previous eyelid surgery that you are unhappy with, there are options for you. Below you will find more information on how to fix a previous eyelid surgery to achieve your desired physical aesthetic.

Do I Need Eyelid Revision Surgery?

One of the important factors to consider when contemplating an eyelid revision surgery is your recovery period. Recovery from your first eyelid surgery (also referred to as “blepharoplasty) can take roughly 6 weeks. You should only see minor swelling by the six-week mark. Waiting until you can see the full results is helpful just in case the issues are related to the normal recovery process for your first procedure. However, if you are concerned about the progress of your recovery earlier than 6 weeks you can contact another oculoplastic surgeon for a consultation. They can help provide you with the necessary information to determine whether you need eyelid revision surgery.

Below are some of the common indications that you may need eyelid revision surgery.

  • Droopy eyelids
  • Unable to blink or shut your eyes
  • Noticeable asymmetry
  • Hollowness under your eyes
  • Unsatisfactory shape or contour from the previous eyelid surgery

Eyelid Revision Surgery

The major benefit of eyelid surgery is the effect it has on improving your aesthetic and its ability to take years off of your face. However, when the results don’t match your reasonable expectations you may wonder what your options are. Revisional eyelid surgery can improve the results from your prior eyelid surgery and help you achieve your desired aesthetic. Revisional eyelid surgery addresses both cosmetic and functional concerns of patients who have had a prior eyelid surgery with results that are less than satisfactory.

One of the most important factors when it comes to revisional eyelid surgery is the surgeon. Dr. Taban, oculoplastic surgeon, is highly skilled in eyelid revision surgery. In fact, much of Dr. Taban’s expertise involves cosmetic, reconstructive, and revisional eyelid surgery as he has extensive experience in the field. He has provided countless patients results that they are happy with. This is highly important as nobody goes into an eyelid surgery with the intent of having to have a revision surgery as well. Dr. Taban focuses on providing you with the best results so you can achieve your desired aesthetic.

Consultation, Procedure, and Recovery

If you are interested in eyelid revision surgery the first step is to schedule a consultation with a skilled oculoplastic surgeon. After the consultation, the procedure itself is intended to correct the issues caused from the prior surgery. The process is similar to the first surgery in terms of the procedure itself and your recovery time. We perform the procedure on an outpatient basis and you can go home the same day. We can discuss whether or not you will undergo anesthesia at your consultation so you stay prepared on the day of the procedure.

Because this is a second eyelid surgery, you should focus solely on your recovery for the first-week post-surgery. Talk with your surgeon about their post-procedure recommendations and strictly adhere to them. You will notice swelling and bruising initially, but these symptoms should subside within two weeks. Your final results can take 6 to 8 weeks so it’s important to be patient and focus on your recovery in order to get optimal results. Patients who have eyelid revision surgery with Taban MD Oculoplastic Surgery have reported an increase in their self-confidence due to the major benefits of the surgery. Contact their office today for a consultation!