Signs You May Need Eyelid Revision Surgery

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Eyelid surgery is precise, exacting work, and requires the eyelid surgeon to have both a skilled hand and an eye for aesthetics. Given the delicacy of eyelid procedures, it’s no surprise that some patients experience results that fall short of their expectations, requiring a second procedure, also known as an eyelid revision surgery, to achieve the desired outcome.

For patients who have had at least one eyelid surgery, and who have experienced aesthetic outcomes that they didn’t want or didn’t expect, corrective eyelid surgery can be a viable solution. As you consider corrective eyelid surgery, it’s crucial to select an oculofacial plastic surgeon who possesses the knowledge, the experience, and the credentials to fix the problems that resulted from your first surgery, and to ensure results that fill you with confidence in your own appearance.

Dr. Brian Biesman is an oculofacial plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience, and one of the primary focuses of his practice is helping patients achieve a youthful and refreshed appearance through eyelid surgery. Dr. Biesman is available to consult with you about the results of your first surgery, to evaluate the results, and to offer his professional opinion about the merits of pursuing corrective eyelid surgery.

The Basics of Eyelid Surgery

When done properly, eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, should produce a subtle yet significant effect, removing loose skin or excess fat around the eyes to prevent them from looking “droopy,” haggard, old, or chronically tired.

Though eyelid surgery is most commonly associated with aesthetic goals, there are certainly patients who seek the procedure for medical reasons, most typically when loose skin around the eyes actually interferes with their field of vision.

A skilled surgeon will first evaluate the patient to determine whether their concerns are related to drooping eyebrows, excess skin in the eyelids, or drooping of the eyelid itself. Because the brow and the eyelids are connected, lifting the brow can sometimes be necessary in order to achieve the desired rested, rejuvenated appearance. Elevation of drooping eyelids, also known as ptosis repair, may also be required in addition to eyelid and eyebrow surgery to achieve best outcomes. Only a knowledgeable and highly experienced surgeon can determine which procedure is right for you.

A skilled oculofacial plastic surgeon will explain which procedures are required to help you achieve the symmetry, balance, and subtle improvements needed to help you look your best.

Understanding the Risks of Eyelid Surgery

Any surgery comes with risks, and one of the risks of eyelid surgery is simply that the results may not be what the patient hoped for. For example, in some cases, patients may have the following issues following their eyelid surgery:

  • There may be asymmetry between the upper eyelids.
  • The lower eyelids may be pulled down, or even rolled in, creating problems that are either physically problematic or aesthetically undesirable.
  • There may also be a possibility of discoloration of the skin surrounding the eyes.

If you have had eyelid surgery and experienced any of these unwanted results, or simply feel as though your surgery didn’t go as well as you had hoped, Dr. Biesman may be able to help. Through revision blepharoplasty, laser treatment, or a combination of these options, Dr. Biesman may be able to provide the optimal results you’ve hoped for all along, or he may simply be able to mitigate some of the unwanted effects of the previous surgery.

When Do You Need Revision Blepharoplasty?

When you meet with Dr. Biesman, he will evaluate your eyelids and advise you whether corrective surgery is the best approach.

How do you know when you need to schedule a consultation? We would advise anyone who has had eyelid surgery and is unhappy with their results to contact us at their convenience. We would specifically advise contacting us if you’re experiencing any of the following issues:

  • You continue to have drooping eyelids. Your eyelids may continue to droop even after your previous surgery, often because there was too little skin removed, because the eyebrows were not addressed, or because the muscle responsible for lifting the eyelid was not sufficiently tightened. These issues can be addressed through corrective eyelid surgery.
  • Your eye shape is distorted. Another possible concern is that your lower eyelid hangs lower than usual, exposing more of the white part of your eye than you might like or that the corners of your eyes are rounded rather than coming to an angle. A revision blepharoplasty procedure can restore the eye to a more natural shape.
  • You have difficulty blinking or closing your eyes. There may be a number of causes of this condition. This isn’t just an aesthetic problem as it also increases your risk of ocular injury due to dust or debris getting into the eye. This condition can often be addressed surgically.
  • The area underneath your eye is too hollow. This problem results from the surgeon removing too much fat from the lower eyelids. When this happens, the eyes can look sunken, causing you to look old or fatigued; of course, this is the opposite of what you want from blepharoplasty. Surgery with fat grafting can address this issue.
  • Your eyes look asymmetrical or imbalanced. There are many reasons that your eyes may look asymmetric after cosmetic eyelid surgery. Dr. Biesman can evaluate your eyes and advise you if eyelid revision surgery can help you achieve balance and symmetry.

Schedule a Consultation for Eyelid Revision Surgery

When you schedule eyelid surgery, you naturally have high hopes about an improved aesthetic appearance. When your results don’t live up to your expectations, it can be demoralizing. Fortunately, eyelid revision surgery can make things better. The important thing is finding a skilled and experienced surgeon who can accurately assess your needs, select the right surgical intervention, and ensure satisfying results.

Dr. Brian Biesman has been performing corrective eyelid surgeries for more than 25 years, and has a strong reputation for professionalism and clinical precision. He has provided countless patients with improved facial aesthetics and is available to consult with you about revision blepharoplasty. To schedule your appointment, contact our practice at your next convenience.

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