Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid surgery, corrects issues related to excess fat and wrinkles around the eyes. In a lower lid blepharoplasty, the fat underneath the eyelid is redistributed for a more natural look.
Excess fat is also removed through a small incision made in the upper eyelid, along with sutures to tighten the skin around the eye. Because this area is covered by eyelashes, the scars are virtually invisible. The combination of these two procedures can combat unwanted dark circles and excess skin around the eyes, in effect turning back the clock for eyes that are more youthful and alert.
Sometimes, a blepharoplasty may be unsuccessful. When this happens, Dr. Azizzadeh must perform a revision Blepharoplasty. The need for revision Blepharoplasty can occur after a poorly performed initial procedure or after several years of additional aging.
Typical functional problems stemming from a poorly performed initial procedure include:
- Inability to close the eyes completely, because too much skin was removed
- An unnaturally rounded shape to the corners of the eyes
- An asymmetrical look to the eyes, causing irritation and dry eyes
Revision blepharoplasty is a more delicate and difficult procedure than the first. Patients should have realistic expectations about the outcome and realize that a secondary procedure creates many challenges. Scar tissue formed after the initial surgery is more difficult for the surgeon to work with, and patients may find that it takes longer to heal after a secondary procedure.
Please contact Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh today to learn more about the revision facelift.