Eyelid weakness after Double Eyelid Surgery and a hard lump after this surgery?

This eyelid weakness after Asian Double Eyelid Surgery is a very common occurance and will get better or at least should get better. Your doctor would know best what was the status during your procedure. This weakness is due to the fact that your eye muscle that opens up your eye is the same muscle that you use to create the eyelid crease.  So you need sutures that are attached to this muscle.  These sutures can place the muscle under tension and make them temporarily weak. This is really common.  The other scenario is less than desirable and can occur if there is any damage to the muscle that opens up your eye.  If this is the case you could need a more formal repair to repair that muscle.  This would require a more complicated surgery.  This is much less likely.  The other situation is when the levator or eye muscle that opens up the eye is placed under too much tension when creating the eyelid crease.  This can occur when the crease is set too high on the levator.  You can go on my blog to read about more of this and this is found on my website.  When this is the case it will take longer for the muscle to recover.  Sometimes it won’t recover and the levator needs to be released from the fixation and refixed. This situation is more rare fortunately. The hard lump will get better with time. Sometimes steroid injections can help this get resolved more quickly. Your physician can determine this as well. Here is a video of an asian eyelid surgery.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

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

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