Blepharoplasty and Eyelid Scar Correction

Lower Blepharoplasty Revision

Dr. Robert Schwarcz in New York City frequently sees patients who suffer from problems such as prolonged chemosis, scarring, missing skin, wrinkled skin, lumps, bumps and an overabundance or lack of eye bags. Revisional lower blepharoplasty can correct these issues. Due to the eyelids’ delicate nature, a careful approach must be used to not exacerbate these problematic conditions. Therefore, Dr. Schwarcz restores the eyelids and overall shape of the eyes with minimally invasive surgical techniques.

When Revision Surgery is Warranted

In the case of one patient, it was determined that she had residual filler and an under-eye fat prolapse. To correct these problems, Dr. Schwarcz performed a transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty, which requires no stitches and leaves no scars, and fat repositioning while the patient was under local anesthesia. After surgery, the lower eyelid was smoother and improved in appearance.

Hollow Eye Revision

Another cosmetic complication from a lower or upper blepharoplasty occurs when an excessive amount of fat is taken from the eyelid. This complication creates an undesirable sunken, hollow look to the eyes. In order to restore the eyes’ fullness and youthfulness, Dr. Schwarcz injects filler or fat around the eyes.

As an alternative to a fat transfer, acid gel filler can be used. After the surgeon injects filler into the upper eyelids or under eyes, the results are instant. The patient can expect these results to last approximately two years. To produce a natural appearance, the surgeon must be knowledgeable in the eyelids’ normal and previous surgical anatomy.

When a hollow eye is corrected by performing a fat transfer with stem cells, fat is taken from the patient’s thighs or stomach and injected into the hollow area. Fat is an excellent, long-term option for hollow eye correction. However, synthetic fillers are more predictable.

Eyelid Scar Correction

As an elite oculoplastic surgeon in NYC, Dr. Schwarcz regularly performs eyelid scar correction. Scarring is commonly seen in the lateral canthus and medial canthus. When scarring occurs in these areas, the patient’s appearance is negatively altered, potentially causing the patient a great deal of emotional pain. To hide and revise the scars, the surgeon utilizes minimally invasive techniques like epicanthoplasty with Z-plasty.

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