Q. I have already had an upper eyelid blepharoplasty and although taking away excess skin, changed the shape of my eyes completely. I look like i am startled or caught the headlights and sleeping is a bit of a problem as it seems that i can’t shut my eyelids completely?
A. Excess removal of upper eyelid skin and fatty tissue is a significant problem and can be very difficult to correct. If this is relatively early after your operation, there may be a degree of improvement to be expected in the course of the next few months.The most important thing at this point is to protect the eye from dryness, and you should consider using Lacrylube eye ointment at nighttime abundantly. If you also experience problems of dryness of the eyes during the day, artificial tears and lubricants may also be of help.You should discuss your concerns with your surgeon or with an ophthalmologist (eye specialist). In more extreme situations, a skin graft to the upper eyelids may be necessary to allow improved closure. However, for more minor problems, surgery is best avoided as it leads to more scars, and the cosmetic results of skin grafts are not very good.Excess removal or fatty tissue from the eyelids tends to generate a hollow appearance which may indeed look somewhat startled, and may require correction. This can take the similar route that is provided by a form of fat transfer to the eyebrow or to the eyelid, and is best explained in the consultation
|Mr. Lucian Ion
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