Will eyelid surgery leave a scar?
In short, yes, eyelid surgery does leave scars, but these scars are virtually impossible to see.
How long does it take for ptosis surgery to heal?
Near complete tissue healing usually occurs by 4 months. For upper eyelid blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery, 3 to 5 days off work is average while up to 10-12 days may be best for those patients having both upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery.
How long does it take for eyelid surgery scars to fade?
While these scars heal to an almost unnoticeable form, the incisions can take up to a year to heal, although most cases are at their worst around six weeks. Eyelid position can be affected by the bruising and swelling that occurs, but this usually corrects itself within six weeks or so.
How do you prevent scarring after eyelid surgery?
Helpful techniques for reducing scarring after blepharoplasty may include:
- Practice appropriate incision and scar care.
- Avoid direct sun exposure.
- Use sunscreen.
- Do not smoke.
- Use scar creams, ointments, and other products as recommended by your surgeon.
Where is the scar on lower eyelid surgery?
Lower Eyelid Scars
The standard incision for a lower eyelid procedure lies within 2-3 millimeters of the lower lid eyelashes and then extends out to the side for a centimeter or so depending on how much work is done and skin is planned to be removed.
Does ptosis come back after surgery?
Ptosis Surgery Results
In a few cases, ptosis can recur following surgery but this is uncommon. As the muscles of the eyelids work together as a pair, when one eyelid appears to be droopy or low, the other eyelid may appear to be in a “normal” position.
Is ptosis surgery difficult?
Ptosis surgery is complex and generally only performed by “oculoplastic surgeons”, not general “plastic surgeons”. From the patient’s perspective though, the procedure only takes about an hour. There is very minimal discomfort afterward – only Tylenol is ever needed.
Is ptosis reversible?
Treatment, including surgery, is available in such cases. It is not possible to cure ptosis unless the cause is a Botox injection, but treatment can easily manage the condition.
Do eyelashes grow back after blepharoplasty?
Currently, there is no way to predict whether an individual will experience eyelash growth issues as a result of eyelid surgery. That said, in cases where growth is hampered, the issue often resolves itself over time. However, in a very few instances it may be permanent.
Why do my eyes look smaller after blepharoplasty?
The eyes appear asymmetrical
Having mismatched or asymmetrical eyelids after blepharoplasty is a common mistake that can occur with Eye Lid surgery. It can occur due to the tissues having been over-excited – or simply due to natural changes in the way each eye responded to surgery or to healing processes.
What do you look like right after eyelid surgery?
Your eyelids will probably look puffy after surgery. The incisions will probably look red, too. The swelling and bruising involved with blepharoplasty recovery tend to resemble a black eye. That is all normal.