left eye is not closing after double eyelid surgery after 3 revisions

This is a question that I answered someone who was wondering whether a fourth asian double eyelid blepharoplasty revision (Seattle) could help her left eye that wasn’t closing well after 3 revisions.  She was told that her muscle was removed from the upper left corner and that was causing the problem with closing that left eye:

It is true that the more surgery that you do the more problems are presented.  I understand that your eye is not closing well on the left side due to a scar.  Well your scar can be softened up through fat grafting. I would really have to see your pictures to really give a better recommendation.  Eyelid weights, in my opinion, would not be my choice at all.  The eyelid weight will distort the appearance of your eyelid and also cause problems opening your eyelid in relation to your other eyelid and lead to one eye looking different than the other.  The other possibility is that you might need extra skin.  Many times, when people do surgery, they take skin and sometimes too much.  You could require more skin and more fat to make your eyes look better.  Fat grafting can help release the scar but it is better to go to someone who does fat grafting a lot.  Here is video on Asian Blepharoplasty and Medial epicanthoplasty.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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