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PTOSIS SURGERY - HELP NEEDED
I am a singaporean, female age 32. I have recently gone through a left eye ptosis surgery in one of our local hospital. However, this surgery was in fact a repeated surgery (2nd ops), I have done 1 surgery in 2007. It was unsuccessful and the eyelid droop after a month from the ops and it left me with a little bit of swelling which did not go down eventually. The swelling is still not that bad. I still look ok compare to this time round surgery. After few year apart, I decided for another surgery which took place on 28 Apr 11. I still look good after my surgery on 28 apr 11, the swelling was not that bad. But unfortunately, after my follow up with my specialist doctor on 3 May 11, he recommended me to go for revision surgery on 4 May 11 (just a few day apart from my surgery), initial is to re-adjust the stitches, to make it look better. My doctor afraid that I cant close my eyes and I might look weird with over-correction. During the my revision surgery, doctor discovered that there are more scars and he open up my wound and re-do the surgery again. With this, my eyelid was expanded than usual, i am now having a very big big eyelid compare to my right eye. My eyelid was extremely big and noticeable when people look at me. I am feeling very depressed over this matter. Please advice me anything can be done to my eyelid without affecting my ptosis which my doctor already lifted up the eyelid.


 



drgrossman
Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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  June 2, 2011 3:32 PM

please post a photo from the forhead to the nose tip.


jospang2
  June 2, 2011 8:03 PM

Hi,

Attached is my photo after ptosis surgery. My revision surgery is coming to a month on 4 May 11.

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mytaban
Oculoplastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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ptosis revision  June 2, 2011 8:03 PM

It sounds like you have a difficult problem, with a multi-operated eyelid. The function of the eye is most important factor, then the appearance. Please send a photo of your eyes (open and closed).

Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD
www.TabanMD.com


drgrossman
Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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  June 3, 2011 2:16 PM

Your left side looks is still not quite healed. Massage the area a few times daily and once everything heals, retraction of the lid skin will likely to improve. If not, there are procedures available to make it a lot better. For now be patient and let your body heal for at least 6 months.
Good luck from NYC


mytaban
Oculoplastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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persistent ptosis  June 3, 2011 4:44 PM

Your photo shows that you have left upper lid ptosis, but you are still healing. You need to wait 6 months from last surgery before contemplating further surgery (which would likely be left upper lid ptosis surgery).

Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD
www.TabanMD.com


jospang2
  June 4, 2011 1:42 AM

Thank you all so much for the responses. For now, I will be patiently wait for 6 month to pass. Thanks again.


jospang2
  June 4, 2011 2:18 AM

hi drgrossman Sir,

Can I check with you, how to go about for the eyelid massage, should I go ahead with warm compresses, using my index finger to do the massage? For your advice, thanks.


drgrossman
Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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  June 4, 2011 2:47 AM

Moist heat follwed by something like cocco butter and index finger is the best.
Sound like you know what needs be done.


jospang2
  June 4, 2011 2:55 AM

I read up some info on eyelid massage over at the net, thanks so much for your reply, I will try it, thanks.


jospang2
  June 4, 2011 9:35 PM

Hi,

I understand I am still healing, later part if my swelling doesn't comes down, what type of procedure can I go since I have ptosis corrected on my left eyelid, will my eyelid further droop after the procedure. I would like to know more about the procedure which I can go through, under which category, example: medical or plastic surgery

Every morning, my eyelid seem to be more swollen, may I know the reason for that, does it mean that my eyelid is still healing that why whenever i get up in the morning, the swelling will slightly get better in the afternoon but my eyelid is still extremely big.

I have attached 2 photos taken today, hope it helps you to understand my condition better, thanks you so much doctor.

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jospang2
  June 6, 2011 11:54 PM


Hi drgrossman Sir,

I understand I am still healing, later part if my swelling doesn't comes down, what type of procedure can I go since I have ptosis corrected on my left eyelid, will my eyelid further droop after the procedure. I would like to know more about the procedure which I can go through, under which category, example: medical or plastic surgery

Every morning, my eyelid seem to be more swollen, may I know the reason for that, does it mean that my eyelid is still healing that why whenever i get up in the morning, the swelling will slightly get better in the afternoon but my eyelid is still extremely big.

I have attached 2 photos taken today, hope it helps you to understand my condition better, thanks you so much doctor.


drgrossman
Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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  June 7, 2011 4:07 AM

Your condition must be reassessed at the stage of complete or near healing. Only then can a PS decide what needs to be done next for the best results.
Please don't jump the gun, as it can only hurt you.




 



 

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