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Revisional Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are the focal point of the face, and the shape of the eyelid has the greatest impact on the aesthetics of a person’s face. Many patients undergo eyelid surgery to improve the cosmetic appearance of the eye so that it looks more attractive, youthful, or less tired.

Unfortunately, there are many doctors who perform eyelid procedures that are unqualified and do not have the proper skill set required for the procedure. Additionally, some doctors try to achieve an unrealistic surgical result that is not possible due to the patient’s orbital anatomy.

If a patient receives unfavorable results due to either an unqualified surgeon or complications during the surgery or healing process, it can result in patients either looking worse than they did prior to the surgery, cause irritation and discomfort, or it can even be severe enough to affect the functionality of the eyelid such as causing it to not be able to close.


The most common primary surgeries that result in unwanted results are canthoplasty and blepharoplasty procedures. Unqualified surgeons commonly remove too much eyelid skin or fat, damage important orbital muscles, or cause unnecessary scarring.

Common Revisional Eyelid Procedures

Fortunately, revisional eyelid surgery can help repair or alleviate any of the damage caused by the primary surgery. Common revisional eyelid procedures are:

  • Revisional lower eyelid retraction surgery
  • Revisional upper eyelid skin graft
  • Revisional eyelid scar revision
  • Revisional Droopy Eyelid (Ptosis) Surgery
  • Revision Lower Blepharoplasty
  • Fat Transfer to Correct Hollow Eyes after Blepharoplasty
  • Eyelid Filler Injection to Correct Hollow Eyes after Blepharoplasty
  • Removal of Fat Lumps from Prior Eyelid Fat Injection
  • Eyelid Fat Lumps Granuloma removal from prior Fat Injection

Choosing A Revisional Eyelid Surgeon

Often multiple surgeries are combined to achieve the best cosmetic outcome. Board-Certified Oculoplastic Surgeon Dr. Taban is experienced with a wide variety of revisional eyelid procedures and often can achieve the results that the primary surgery was intended for.

This patient suffered from severe eyelid scarring in the medial canthus from previous blepharoplasty with canthal web. She underwent revision eyelid scar surgery with epicanthoplasty. Preoperative and 3 months postoperative photos are shown.

Revisional eyelid surgery is complicated since the primary surgery causes scar tissue to form in the eyelid. Due to the complexity of the operation, it is essential that revisional eyelid surgeries are performed by a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon who is trained to perform plastic surgery or the facial and periorbital area.