William H. Huffaker, M.D., FACS
I have very light skin and I am afraid that eyelid surgery will leave a scar. How visible are the scars from this type procedure? I only need surgery on one eyelid and am afraid that the eyes will appear different from each other after surgery. How realistic are my concerns?
You do not state what type eyelid surgery you are considering. Fortunately, eyelid skin generally heals very favorably. Scarring following blepharoplasty incisions tends to be very minimal. After consulting with a plastic surgeon, you might find that he or she might want to operate on both sides to better balance the eyelids. Discuss your concerns and expectations with the board certified plastic surgeon of your choice.