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Can scarring from lower bleharoplasty be corrected?
I had a lower blepharoplasty done on both eyes almost 15 years ago. The left eye was pretty banged up at the time. Over the past 5 years the area of scarring under the lashes of that eye has gotten more apparent (wider and red) and the skin is looser than under the right eye. Can one side be repaired successfully at this point?
The scar can be revised. However you need in person consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon For full examination of the lower lid and recommendations.
You may need an added procedure to support the lower lid to prevent complications.
Yes, it should be correctable but, photographs &/ or an examination would really help to make that determination. Correction could be a bit more complicated than you think to restore your lower eyelids to a more appealing appearance with good function. Consider one of the members of the ASAPS that works in the area of Occuloplastic Surgery.
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
Scarring & Blepharoplasty – It is unusual to have scarring around the eyes from a normal blepharoplasty, but if you have scarring it can be corrected. However, you need to wait at least a year to allow for natural healing unless the patient has eye symptoms. You should be careful about doing any scar revisions. You should seek out a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has expertise and experience with correction of secondary cosmetic eyelid deformities.