Sometimes plastic surgery results do not turn out as we expected. If this has happened to you, consider a revision eyelid surgery to achieve the look you have been hoping for.
*Individual Results May Vary
What is Revision Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift Surgery?
As its name suggests, this type of plastic surgery involves the surgical repair or reconstruction of an eyelid that has already been surgically altered. It can be indicated in cases where a patient still requires more correction after routine cosmetic surgery for the upper or lower lids.
Some of the most common reasons for seeking another eyelid surgery include:
- Correction of tethering, ectropion, or entropion (lowering/turning out/inward of the lid) difficulties due to scarring from the initial surgery
- Correction if there are asymmetries or other problems that were not resolved by the initial surgery
- Correction if there are still wrinkles, hooding, or other significant cosmetic concerns
Each person will have their own reasons for seeking revision blepharoplasty. Consultation with Dr. Ahn can determine whether this procedure will work for you.
How Does Revision Blepharoplasty Work?
Your surgeon will make incisions along existing scars as much as possible to minimize further scarring. Skin that has been pulled too tight or had too much tissue removed may require a small skin graft, while other corrections might only require loosening bands of scar tissue. Scarring can pull the eyes into an abnormal shape, but revision eyelift surgery can correct this.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Revision Eyelid Lift Surgery?
If you feel unhappy with the results of a previous blepharoplasty and hope to see better results, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. You will need to wait at least six months after your first procedure before becoming eligible for a revision. Your tissues need to heal completely before your surgeon can perform the procedure.
What is Recovery Like From A Revision Blepharoplasty?
The majority of patients experience very few complications after revision eyelift surgery. There will be small scars that are usually hidden in the natural creases of your eyelids, though these should fade over time. You will receive specific instructions on how to care for yourself once you have returned home. Bruising can occur in some cases, but this resolves within a few days or weeks. Swelling is also common after surgery, though this usually decreases progressively over the course of several months.
What Results Will I See From a Revision Eyelid Lift Surgery?
You will see an improvement in your blepharoplasty results. The aspects of your previous surgery that bothered you will be gone. The revision surgery corrects these issues and gives you results you can feel good about.