Did you have a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) hoping for different results? A revision blepharoplasty can improve the results of a previous eyelid lift. Even if you are happy with your results and just want to rejuvenate them, a revision blepharoplasty can give your eyes the look you want to achieve.
What is a Revision Blepharoplasty?
A revision blepharoplasty improves or revises the results of a previous blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that corrects sagging or tired-looking eyelids and restores a brighter, more youthful appearance. Your surgeon may perform blepharoplasty on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both.
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
An upper blepharoplasty removes skin from the upper eyelid using an incision hidden in one of the eyelid creases. It also lifts the skin to correct sagging or drooping, making the eyes look more alert and energetic.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
A lower blepharoplasty lifts the undereye skin and removes excess fat pads to remove the appearance of drooping, undereye bags, and dark shadows. The eye area looks noticeably younger and less tired.
Should I Have Revision Blepharoplasty?
If you have had blepharoplasty in the past and want to see different results, revision blepharoplasty can help. A revision procedure may be right for you if you have any of the following problems:
- Scarring or problems with the eyelids from the last surgery
- Problems the original surgery did not entirely fix
- Inconsistent or asymmetrical results
- Results that do not meet your expectations
A revision may also work for you if you had a blepharoplasty a long time ago and loved it but would like to have it refreshed.
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How Does a Revision Blepharoplasty Work?
Revision procedures are challenging, requiring skilled and experienced surgeons. Correcting problems from past surgeries can require more complex procedures than the original blepharoplasty. Your surgeon will plan a procedure to address your concerns, whether this involves removing eyelid scar tissue or performing parts of a typical blepharoplasty. Whenever possible, your surgeon will use your original incision lines.
What is the Recovery Like from a Revision Blepharoplasty?
Depending on how much work your surgeon did, you may have some bruising and swelling for a few days after your revision blepharoplasty. If your job does not involve strenuous activity, you can usually return to work within two or three days. We recommend that you avoid bending over or lifting things for a week after surgery to protect your incision.
What Results Will I See From a Revision Blepharoplasty?
You should see results that look more like the ones you wanted from your original blepharoplasty. You will be able to see your complete results after the swelling goes away a few weeks after the surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Revision Blepharoplasty?
If you have had an eyelid lift and want to see a different result, you may be a good candidate for revision blepharoplasty. Surgeons recommend waiting six to twelve months after your original procedure so you can heal completely.
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