The eyes are the primary focal points of the face, which can make eyelid imperfections and asymmetries quite noticeable. For this reason, many men and women choose to undergo cosmetic eyelid surgery to achieve smoother, more youthful eyelids. But because eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that requires extreme precision and skill, patients often experience complications or dissatisfaction with their results. If you’d like to correct or improve the results of a previous eyelid surgery, then revision eyelid surgery may be the solution you need.
What Is Revision Eyelid Surgery?
Revision eyelid surgery is a secondary blepharoplasty procedure meant to correct complications or improve results of an eyelid surgery. Both Dr. Jacqueline and Dr. Elbert Cheng can perform this procedure to correct many different issues. These include scarring, inability to close the eyes, asymmetry, and problems with the muscles responsible for blinking.
Benefits of Revision Eyelid Surgery
- Correcting complications of previous eyelid surgery
- Improving subpar results of previous eyelid surgery
- Achieving more youthful-looking eyelids
- Fixing issues such as droopy eyelids, lower eyelid retraction, hollow upper eyelids, bags under the eyes, and many more
- Improving your vision
- Increasing your self-confidence
What Should I Expect During the Procedure?
If you’re interested in undergoing revision eyelid surgery at Cheng Plastic Surgery, the first step will be a consultation with Dr. Jacqueline or Dr. Elbert Cheng. During this meeting, your plastic surgeon will get to know you and ask you questions about the eyelid issue you want to correct. They will need to know all about your previous blepharoplasty procedure and why you’re unsatisfied with its results.
Revision eyelid surgery can typically be completed on an outpatient basis, and its specifics will depend on what issue(s) the doctor is correcting. Usually, the procedure will be similar to what you experienced during your original eyelid surgery.
You will most likely be treated with local anesthesia to prevent any pain during the procedure. Next, the doctor will take the necessary steps to improve the appearance of your eyelids. For example, this may involve making incisions along the upper or lower eyelids and carefully tightening muscles or removing excess skin. Once the desired corrections have been made, your plastic surgeon will close the incisions they’ve made using sutures.
How Long Is the Recovery Time?
Although you won’t be able to drive yourself right away, you should be able to go home within a few hours of your revision eyelid surgery. For several days following the procedure, your eyes may tear up or become blurry. It’s recommended that you sleep upright for a few nights, and you will need to temporarily avoid the following:
- Work (for a week)
- Exercise and sports (for two weeks)
- Wearing eye makeup (for two weeks)
- Wearing contact lenses (for 1 month)
You’ll be able to have your sutures removed after a week, and you’ll need to come in for follow-up examinations to ensure that you’re healing properly.
Why Choose Cheng Plastic Surgery?
To achieve the wonderful results you desire, revision eyelid surgery requires precision and skill. Dr. Jacqueline and Elbert Cheng are both double board-certified plastic surgeons, and they’ve performed thousands of successful eyelid surgeries for patients in the greater San Francisco area. At Cheng Plastic Surgery, our dedicated team will treat you with compassion and a personalized approach. We’ll provide you with a comfortable experience, and our doctors will ensure that you receive the superb results that you deserve.
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