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The Necessity of Working With A Fellowship-Trained Oculofacial Surgeon

Revision blepharoplasty is a delicate procedure that demands the expertise of a fellowship-trained oculofacial surgeon like Dr. Braunstein. The complexities of this surgery lie in correcting prior surgical errors, managing scar tissue, preserving eyelid function, and achieving aesthetically pleasing outcomes. Dr. Braunstein possesses the advanced knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to address these challenges, minimize risks, and restore ocular function and aesthetics.

Possible Reasons for Revision Blepharoplasty:

  • Asymmetry in eyelid appearance
  • Excessive skin removal in the initial surgery
  • Scarring that affects eyelid aesthetics
  • Undesirable aesthetic changes following primary blepharoplasty
  • Dissatisfaction with initial surgical outcomes
  • Ectropion (outward turning of the eyelid)
  • Entropion (inward turning of the eyelid)
  • Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid)
  • Overcorrection or undercorrection of eyelid issues in the initial surgery
  • Persistent puffiness or fat pockets
  • Functional or aesthetic issues not addressed in the primary surgery
  • Unresolved complications from the initial eyelid procedure
  • Aging-related changes in the eyelids after a previous surgery

What Is Revision Blepharoplasty?

Revision blepharoplasty is a specialized surgical procedure to correct and improve the outcomes of prior eyelid surgeries. It is sought by individuals dissatisfied with the results of their initial eyelid surgery due to asymmetry, excessive skin removal, scarring, or undesirable aesthetic changes. This surgical intervention addresses these concerns and restores a natural, rejuvenated appearance to the eyes.

During revision blepharoplasty, Dr. Braunstein evaluates your unique anatomical characteristics and the outcomes of the previous surgery. This may involve removing or redistributing excess skin, fat, or muscle and adjusting eyelid positioning and symmetry. Additionally, managing scar tissue from the previous surgery is crucial to achieve a harmonious result. The ultimate goal of the procedure is to make the eyelids look refined, youthful, and harmonious.

The Procedure Details

During revision blepharoplasty, Dr. Braunstein evaluates your unique eyelid anatomy and the outcomes of your previous eyelid surgery. Depending on your specific needs, the procedure may involve removing or redistributing excess skin, fat, or muscle. Scar tissue from the prior surgery is managed to achieve a smoother, more natural appearance. Dr. Braunstein focuses on restoring symmetry, addressing functional concerns, and optimizing aesthetics to ensure a harmonious result.

Revision blepharoplasty typically takes place under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your comfort and the extent of the surgery. Dr. Braunstein makes precise incisions along the natural creases of your eyelids to minimize visible scarring. After the necessary adjustments are made, sutures are placed to ensure proper healing. Swelling and bruising are common after the procedure, but with appropriate post-operative care, you can expect a gradual improvement in eyelid appearance and function over time.

Recovery & Aftercare

After your revision blepharoplasty, it’s crucial to follow post-operative instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery and achieve optimal results. In the immediate aftermath, you can expect swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around your eyelids. These side effects are normal and should gradually subside over the following weeks. Applying cold compresses and keeping your head elevated can help alleviate swelling. It’s essential to avoid strenuous activities and protect your eyes from direct sunlight during this initial recovery period.

You’ll be advised to keep your incisions clean and avoid rubbing or touching your eyes. Dr. Braunstein may recommend using lubricating eye drops to keep your eyes moist. It’s essential to attend follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure proper healing. Most patients can return to work and regular activities within 1 to 2 weeks, but complete recovery may take a few months. The final results of your revision blepharoplasty will gradually become more apparent as any residual swelling and bruising dissipate.

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Braunstein

Dr. Alexandra Braunstein is a highly-skilled, fellowship-trained oculofacial surgeon renowned for her expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery. At her boutique surgical practice, she offers personalized care to meet your unique needs. Dr. Braunstein’s artistry as a surgeon ensures you receive the highest quality of care and aesthetic results. If you’re considering revision blepharoplasty or any eyelid-related procedure, schedule your consultation to explore your options and embark on a journey to rejuvenated, naturally beautiful eyes.

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